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Oakes Elizabeth Ann Hopkins (Macarthur)

b. 1864 Wagga Wagga d. 5/9/1941 Cremorne

m. Rev William Francis Oakes (9/3/1863 Parramatta -30/5/1913 Newcastle Son of Francis Rowland Oakes & Eliza Sarah Rabone ) 1893 Newtown

f. William Macarthur m. Sarah Hopkins

  1. (f) Marjorie Oakes b. 1894 Manly d. 1952 North Sydney
  2. (f) Mary Macarthur Oakes b. 1897 Kiama d. 1902 Balmain South
  3. (f) Bessie Rabone Oakes b. 1899 Sydney d. 1981
  4. (m) Frank Macarthur Oakes b. 1901 d 1948 Newcastle
  5. (m) William Rabone Oakes b. 1904 Balmain South

Methodist family who were at Jamberoo.

OAKES.— September 5, at Cremorne, Elizabeth A. H. (Bessie) Oakes, relict of the late Rev. W. P. Oakes, beloved mother of Marjorie, Bessie, Frank and William (Bill) 129 Spencer-road, Cremorne, in her 77th year. The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954) Friday 5 September 1941 p 4

Oakley Elizabeth (Crawford)

m. William John Oakley 1888 Wollongong (divorced 1917)

  1. (m) James N Oakley b. 1889 Wollongong d. Jul 1890 Wollongong
  2. (f) Jane Oakley b. 1890 Wollongong
  3. (f) Aliceson Oakley b. 1892 Helensburgh
  4. (f) Agnes M Oakley b. 1896 Helensburgh
  5. (m) William George Oakley b. 1898 Minmi d. 1978
  6. (m) Charles Oakley b. 1901 Stockton

Husband a miner. Bankrupt in 1892 while living at Helensburgh


Mr. Eric N. Rowley appeared for Elizabeth Oakley (formerly Crawford), who sued for a dissolution of her marriage with William John Oakley, on the grounds of desertion, cruelty, and drunkenness. The parties were married in July, 1888, at St. Michael's Church, Wollongong, according to Anglican rites. His Honor granted a decree nisi, and made it returnable in six months. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 23 March 1917 p 4

Oates Jane (Finn)

m. Phillip Oats

  1. (m) Simon Oats b. 21/3/1855 Shoalhaven reg Kiama RC
  2. (f) Mary Louisa Oates b. 10/4/1857 Shoalhaven bp Kiama RC

Husband a shoemaker

Oates Mary Maria (Carney/Kearney)

b. abt 1833 Ballyna Mayo

m. John Oates 22/11/1852 St Xavier's Catholic Church Wollongong

f. Thomas Carney m. Catherine

Religion: Roman Catholic

Ship: Panama 1850

  1. (f) Ellen Oats b. 27/5/1854 Wollongong
  2. (m) Patrick Oates b. 4/10/1855 Shoalhaven bp. Kiama RC
  3. (m) Michael Thomas Oates b. 14/9/1857 Shoalhaven bp. Kiama RC
  4. (f) Hannah Maria Oates b. 3/4/1860 Shoalhaven bp. Kiama RC
  5. (m) John Oates b. 1862 Sydney
  6. (m) Phillip Oats b. 1864 Sydney
  7. (f) Catherine Oates b. 1866 Sydney
  8. (f) Lillian Oates b. 1871 Sydney
  9. (m) Edmond b. 1873 Sydney

Husband a shoemaker. Both resident of Wollongong. Should have another 2 children.

Irish Orphan both of her parents were dead was in the employ John Kelly, Wollongong, £8, 1 yr.

O’Boyle Bridget

b. abt 1832 Crossmullvin Mayo

f. Thomas O’Boyle m. Bridget

Religion : Roman Catholic

Ship: Panama 1850

Irish Orphan In employ of M Hindmarsh, Gerringong, £8, 1 yr. Both her parents were dead.

Sister Mary O’Boyle *

O’Brien Ann

m. Michael O’Brien

  1. (m) William O’Brien b. 1861 Kiama

O’Brien Blanche Harriet (Walker)

b. 1877 Wollongong 22993/1877 d. 1946 Newtown

m. James M B O’Brien 1894 Wollongong

f. Joseph Walker m. Constance Marion Polly *

  1. (f) Marjorie O’Brien b. 1895 Wollongong

O’Brien Bridget

1903 Electoral roll –living at Bong Bong Rd Dapto Domestic Duties

O’Brien Bridget

m. Patrick O’Brien

  1. (f) Eleanor O’Brien b. 1884 Wollongong

O’Brien Bridget

m. William O’Brien

  1. (f) Elizabeth O’Brien b. 1896 Wollongong

O’Brien Bridget (Daly)

m. John O’Brien 1866 Sydney

  1. (f) Maryanne Agnes O’Brien b. 11/2/1867 Dapto
  2. (f) Catherine O’Brien b. 2/7/1868 Calderwood Wollongong

O’Brien Bridget (Gleeson)

b. abt 1837 d. 14/5/1910 Wollongong br. Wollongong

m. Michael O’Brien (abt 1844 Co Clare Ireland -17/5/1902)

  1. (m) Albert Edward O’Brien b. 9/7/1879 Wollongong
  2. (m) Francis Charles O’Brien b. 30/9/1881 Wollongong (Margaret Rowan * 1901)
  3. (m) Eugene O’Brien b. 8/7/1883 Wollongong d. 1885 aged 2
  4. (m) Thomas O’Brien b. abt 1862 d. 18/12/1929
  5. (m) William Joseph O’Brien b. abt 1871 d. 27/4/1911
  6. (m) John O’Brien b. (served Boar War)

Living Crown St Wollongong in 1903 Electoral Roll –Publican

Husband was a the proprietor of the Royal Alfred Hotel Wollongong

A message on Tuesday announces the death of Mrs. Bridget O'Brien, licensee of the Royal Alfred Hotel, Wollongong, at the age of 73 years. The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Saturday 21 May 1910 p 2

O’Brien Bridget (Summers)

b. 4/9/1857 West Dapto/ Avondale d. 30 7/1939 Brownsville br. West Dapto

m. William O’Brien (abt 1859 Ireland-) 21/7/1885 Dapto RC

f. Richard Summers m. Mary Kelly *

  1. (f) Charlotte Summers b. 1880 Wollongong 27462/1880 (James Stapley 1930)
  2. (f) Mary Ellen O’Brien b. 19/3/1886 Dapto (John Harte 1934)
  3. (m) Thomas William O’Brien b. 28/10/1888 Avondale d. before 1939
  4. (m) Richard O’Brien b. 10/11/1891 Avondale
  5. (f) Elizabeth O’Brien (Jack Black 1931)

O'BRIEN— July 30, 1939, at Brownsville, Bridget O'Brien, widow of the late William O'Brien, of Avondale, and dear mother of Thomas (deceased), Charlotte (Mrs. J Statley), Mary Ellen (Mrs. J. Harte), Richard, and Elizabeth (Mrs. J Black). Aged 81 years. R.I.P. The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW: 1931 - 1954) Monday 31 July 1939 p 12

O’Brien Bridget Ellen

b. abt 1884 d. 10/6/1945 br. Wollongong

m. Austin O’Brien (abt 1882- 22/9/1939 Wollongong Son of Thomas O’Brien & Margaret Farraher *)

  1. (m) Thomas O’Brien b. 1904 Wollongong
  2. (f) Kathleen P O’Brien b. 1906 Wollongong (Chapman)
  3. (f) Mary M D O’Brien b. 1909 Wollongong (Samuel)

O’Brien Bridget Teresa (Rowles)

b. 1858 Wollongong d. abt 16/1/1927 Wollongong

m. William Patrick O’Brien ( 1858 Co Tipperary Ireland- Qld? ) 11/1/1879 St Francis Xavier’s

f. Michael Rowles m. Bridget Ryan *

  1. (m) John O’Brien b. 16/2/1880 Farie Meadow
  2. (m) Michael Edward O’Brien b. 7/1/1882 Wollongong
  3. (m) George Ernest O’Brien b. 1/5/1884 Fairy Meadow

O'BRIEN—ROWLES.—January 11th, at St. Francis Xavier's Church, by Very Rev. Dean Flanagan, William Patrick, oldest son of Mr. John O'Brien, of County Tipperary, Ireland, to Bridget, youngest daughter of Mr. Michael Rowles, of Wollongong. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 14 January 1879 p 2


The Deputy Coroner (Mr. J. Kirby) conducted a Magisterial Inquiry at the   Police Court, Wollongong, this morning, touching the death of Bridget O'Brien, better known as Bridget   Rowles.   Matron Richmond, of the Wollongong Hospital, gave evidence as to finding the body of deceased on the morning of the 17th inst., in the hospital   grounds, lying partly in blackberry   bushes. Constable Oswald Smith gave evidence to being called to the Hospital,   where he saw the body of deceased lying on her back. It was in a terrible state, being flyblown, and covered with ants. Dr. Kerr examined the body and ordered its removal to the morgue. A sugar bag containing meat was beside the body and three or four cakes of soap. From enquiries made he had ascertained that deceased was 67 years of age, and a native of Ireland. Her husband's name was Patrick O'Brien, and he had not been heard of for the last 5 or 6 years, when he was in Queensland. She had two sons.   Dr. J. Kerr deposed that he had examined the body, and in his opinion   death had taken place 36 hours previously. He saw no external marks of violence, and nothing to indicate that death had occurred from other than natural causes. The most probable cause of death would be cerebral haemorrhage or heart disease. Frederick John Cooke, motor car proprietor, deposed that he knew deceased as Biddy Rowles. On Saturday last about 6 a.m. he saw her sitting on a seat near the hospital gates. That would be about 60 yards from where the body was found. A verdict of death from natural causes was recorded.  Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 21 January 1927 p 2

O’Brien Catherine/Katherine

b. 26/8/1878 or 1879 Dapto d. 1944 Wollongong

f. Daniel O’Brien m. Sarah Burns *

1903 Electoral roll –living at Avondale Domestic Duties

O’Brien Catherine (O’Brien)

b. abt 1844 Wollongong

m. Daniel O’Brien (abt 1839 Co Clare Ireland-) 30/7/1866 Wollongong

f. Laurence O’Brien m. Catherine Bourke *

  1. (m) William Edwin O’Brien b. 18/9/1867 Woonona 18036/1867

O’Brien Charlotte

1903 Electoral roll –living at Cleveland Rd Dapto Domestic Duties

O’Brien Elizabeth (Allen)

b. 13/6/1875 Gerringong 13198/1875 d. 25/3/1948 Wollongong

m. Henry O’Brien (-13/5/1941 Coffs Harbour Son of Thomas O’Brien & Rose Anne) 1892 Kiama

f. Benjamin Allen m. Ann Harding *

  1. Rosanah O’Brien b. 1893 Berry
  2. John B O’Brien b. 1894 Berry
  3. James R O’Brien b. 1895 Berry
  4. (m) George T O’Brien b. 1897 Kiama
  5. (f) Mary F O’Brien b. 1899 Kiama
  6. (f) Annie M O’Brien b. 1902 Kiama
  7. (f) Myrtle O’Brien b. 1904 Kiama

She was living in Wollongong in 1923 when her mother died.

1903 Electoral roll –living at Gerringong Domestic Duties. Husband a labourer.

O’ Brien Elizabeth (Hicks)

b. 1862 Kiama d. 1956 Gerringong

m. Thomas O’Brien (27/4/1858 Gerringong - 22/9/1936 Sydney Son of Laurence O’Brien & Mary Carney *) 1888 Broughton Creek

f. John Hicks m. Mary Neild *

  1. (f) Grace O’Brien b. 1889 Kiama d. 1889 Kiama
  2. (f) Ethel O’Brien b. 1890 Kiama (Arthur E Cook)
  3. (f) Edith May O’Brien b. ( Oscar Frederick Herman)
  4. (m) Thomas J O’Brien b. 1893 Kiama ( Phyllis H Lang)
  5. (f) Alice M O’Brien b. 1895 Kiama ( William H Beverstock)
  6. (f) Laura O’Brien b. 1897 Kiama ( John Edward Thicknesse)
  7. (f) Clarice O’Brien b. 1899 Kiama ( Henry Edward Percy Chittick)
  8. (m) Ernest Edward O’Brien b. 1901 Kiama (Phyllis Black)

1903 Electoral roll –living at Gerringong Domestic Duties Husband a labourer.

O’Brien Elizabeth Sophia (Carne)

b. 14/7/1818 Bringelly d. 30/7/1890 Strathfield br. Newtown

m. Dr. Bartholomew O’Brien (abt 1812 -18/1/1870 Concord) 1839 CofE Appin

f. Captain Thomas Carne m. Mary Ann Broughton

  1. (f) Mary Elizabeth O’Brien b. 4/3/1840 ( Walter John Carroll 1867)
  2. (m) Walter B O’Brien b. 6/4/1842 Wollongong CofE Dapto/Wollongong
  3. (m) Francis F O’Brien b. 1843 bp. CofE Dapto; Wollongong
  4. (f) Ellen C O’Brien b. 31/12/1845 Wollongong bp. CofE Dapto; Wollongong
  5. (m) Henry S O’Brien b. 1848
  6. (f) Edith O’Brien b. 1850
  7. (f) Florence O’Brien b. 1856 Sydney
  8. (f) Alice Harriet O’Brien b. 1859 Sydney

MARRIED, At Appin, on Saturday last, by the Rev. Mr. Spalding, Bartholomew O'Brien, Esq., M. D., of Wollongong, Illawarra, to Elizabeth Sophia, eldest daughter of the late Capt. Carne, of H.M. 46th Regt. The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Tuesday 4 June 1839 p 3

“On the 4th inst., at Wollongong, Illawarra, the lady of Dr. O'Brien, of a daughter.” SMH 9 March 1840

“BIRTH.At Wollongong, on the 6th instant, the lady of Dr. O'Brien, of a son.” The Sydney Herald 12 April 1842

“At Wollongong, on the 31st December, 1845, Mrs. B. O'Brien, of a daughter.” The Sydney Morning Herald 3 January 1846

Dr. O'Brien has left a widow and seven children; the three eldest are married to gentlemen of well-known respectability in this city, and the four youngest are left in comfortable circumstance. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 28 January 1870 p 7

O'BRIEN.-July 30, at Keira, Strathfield, Elizabeth Sophia O'Brien, aged 72.  The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 11 August 1890 p 7

O’Brien Ellen

O’Brien Ellen

1903 Electoral roll –living at Cordeaux River Domestic Duties

O’Brien Ellen

m. Henry O’Brien

  1. (m) John O’Brien b. 25/8/1838 Wollongong
  2. (f) Jane O’Brien b. 22/7/1840 Wollongong
  3. (f) Ellen O’Brien b. 12/7/1842 Charcoal

O’Brien Ellen (McKinlay)

b. abt 1867 d. 29/7/1935 Wollongong

m. Lawrence O’Brien 1911 Wollongong

f. John McKinlay m. Jane Irwin *

Living Flinders St Wollongong in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties. With Jane McKinlay.

The death occurred on Monday at her residence 59 Flinders street, Wollongong; of Mrs. Ellen O'Brien, aged 68 years. Deceased was a sister of Margaret McKinley, Mary (Mrs. Joseph Massey) , David, and Edward. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery, on Tuesday. South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Friday 2 August 1935 p 8

O’Brien Ellen (Moran)

b. abt 1869 Cordeaux River

m. Daniel O’Brien (abt 1861 Co Kerry Ireland- 23/8/1900) 9/1/1889 St Francis Xavier’s

f. Thomas Moran m. Catherine O’Gorman

  1. (m) Brendan Charles O’Brien b. ? bp 20/9/1889 St Francis Xavier’s
  2. (f) Catherine O’Brien b. 14/12/1891
  3. (m) William Francis O’Brien b. 2/1/1894 Mount Kembla
  4. (m) Patrick O’Brien b. 14/8/1897 Mt Kembla

O’Brien Ellen (O’Brien)

b. abt1816 Tipperary d. 27/5/1887 Chiltern Vic br. Chiltern Vic

m. Henry O’Brien (1802 Limerick-25/3/1857 Beechworth Vic Son of James O’Brien & Elizabeth Hodges) 10/10/1836 Wollongong

f. John O'Brien m. Jane

Ship: David Scott 1834

  1. (m) Thomas O’Brien b. 1837 Illawarra d. as infant
  2. (m) John O’Brien b. 1838 Illawarra
  3. (f) Jane O’Brien b. 1840 Illawarra ( William Edwin Crisfield)
  4. (f) Ellen O’Brien b. 1843 Illawarra ( Mark Corcoran)
  5. (f) Sarah O’Brien b. 1844 Limestone Plains d. as infant
  6. (m) James O’Brien b. 1845 Limestone Plains
  7. (m) Henry O’Brien b. 1847 Limestone Plains ( Isobel Hynes)
  8. (m) Michael O’Brien b. 1848 Limestone Plains d. as infant
  9. (m) Patrick O’Brien b. 1850 Limestone Plains

O’Brien Ellen (Reen)

b. 9/9/1866 Avendale Dapto V18662423 121A/1866 d. 1943 Auburn

m. Thomas O’Brien (23/4/1862 West Dapto – 23/9/1935 Wollongong) 11/2/1902 St John’s Dapto

f. Matthew Reen m. Ellen McAuliffe *

  1. (m) Matthew O’Brien b. 1903 Wollongong
  2. (f) Mary E O’Brien b. 1904 Wollongong
  3. (f) Irene V O’Brien b. 1905 Wollongong

1903 Electoral roll –living at Kembla Grange Domestic Duties. Husband a labourer.

O’Brien Ellen (Waters)

b. 10/7/1857 Balgownie d. 7/7/1936 Wollongong br. Wollongong

m. Patrick Joseph O’Brien (abt 1856- 9/8/1921) 9/6/1879 St Francis Xavier’s

f. Martin Waters m. Mary Wade *

  1. (f) Susan O’Brien * b. 25/2/1880 Berkley
  2. (f) Mary O’Brien * b. 20/10/1881 Five Islands
  3. (f) Ellen O’Brien b. 30/6/1884 Wollongong d. 1946 Wollongong (Edward Warrington 1905)
  4. (m) Francis Michael O’Brien b. 7/9/1886 Wollongong
  5. (m) Harold Martin O’Brien b. 23/11/1888 Wollongong
  6. (m) John Patrick O’Brien b. 24/8/1891
  7. (m) Joseph Thomas O’Brien b. 15/9/1894 Barella St
  8. (f) Catherine Ruth O’Brien b. 26/10/1900 Barella St

1903 Electoral roll –living at Burelli St Wollongong Domestic Duties


After spending almost the whole of the 79 years of her life in Wollongong, Mrs. P. O'Brien of Burella Street, passed away suddenly at her residence last Tuesday evening. The deceased lady had been in reasonably good health during the day and her   sudden demise, caused through heart   failure, came as a shock to her relatives. Arriving in Australia at a   very early age with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. Waters, shortly after the historic wreck of the 'Dunbar, ' the family settled down in Wollongong and made their home on the exact spot where the deceased lady breathed her last. Though of a quiet and retiring disposition, the deceased lady by her   many kindly acts and upright life, had made a host of close friends. Her late husband, Mr. P. O'Brien, passed away some 20 years ago, after a useful residence in this district. Mrs. O'Brien leaves behind a family of   three sons and four daughters to mourn the loss of a devoted mother. The attendance at the funeral which moved from St. Francis Xavier's this afternoon for the R.C. Cemetery marked the esteem in which the family is held in this district. There passes   another of the pioneers who so effectively blazed the trail in the Illawarra district. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 10 July 1936 p 9

O’Brien Ellen Maria (Flanagan)

b. abt 1849 Fairy Meadow d. 9/8/1921 br. Wollongong

m. Francis O’Brien (abt 1846 Co Clare Ireland- 23/9/1912 Son of Terence O’Brien & Susan Malone * ) 19/7/1876 St Francis Xavier’s

f. Michael Flanagan m. Elizabeth Mullin *

  1. (f) Susanna Mary O’Brien *b. 11/6/1877 Wollongong d. 14/3/1945 (John McGoldrick)
  2. (m) Thomas O’Brien b. 19/5/1881 Mt Keira Wollongong (Violet Neilson * 1900)
  3. (m) Herbert Michael O’Brien b. 24/4/1888 Fairy Meadow

O’Brien Georgiana Elizabeth (Hall)

b. 1821 NSW d. 7/7/1860 Bondi

m. Francis O’Brien (1816 Ghazeepore Bengal India-. 25/8/1896 Bondi Son of Thomas O’Brien & Jane Warnock *) 15/3/1843 New Dapto at Brisbane 20Water

f. Edward Smith Hall m. Charlotte Hall

  1. (m) Lucius Ormond O’Brien b. 18/12/1843 Portland (Matilda Emma Curlewis 1868)
  2. (f) Georgianna Sophia O’Brien b. 20/8/1845 Lady Darling’s Point (Charles Curlewis 1868)
  3. (m) O’Brien b. 10/1/1851 Bondi
  4. ((m) O’Brien b. 18/8/1853 Bondi
  5. (m) Ormond O’Brien b. 16/8/1854 Bondi (Emily Amy Allman 1889)

Husband had his father’s land and a brother’s in Dapto circa 1839.

On Friday, the 10th January, at her residence, Bondi, Mrs. Francis O'Brien, of a son. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 14 January 1851 p 2

NB. This was a confusing family. Her husband did get land at Dapto from his father and brother however her father’s property was called North Dapto it was near Brisbane Waters.

At Bondi, on Thursday, the 18th instant, Mrs. Francis O'Brien, of a son. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 19 August 1853 p 3

At Bondi, on Wednesday, 16th August, Mrs Francis O'Brien, of a son. Bell's Life in Sydney and Sporting Reviewer (NSW : 1845 - 1860) Saturday 19 August 1854 p 3

HALL—July 7th, at her residence, Bondi, Georgiana Elizabeth, the wife of Francis O'Brien, and youngest daughter of Edward Smith Hall, Esq., in the 39th year of her age. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 21 July 1860 p 10

O’Brien Helena

Living Bulli in 1903 Electoral Roll –bar maid

O’Brien Jane (Warnock)

b. India

m. Thomas O’Brien (abt 1786 Cong Mayo- ) 21/8/1805 Fort William India

Ship: Orpheus 1826

  1. (f) Maria O’Brien b. 1806 Meerut India
  2. (m) Thomas O’Brien b. 1810 India
  3. (m) Edward Ormond O’Brien b. 1812 Meerut India d. 8/2/1884 Waverley m 1848 Auckland NZ
  4. (m) James O’Brien b. 1814 India
  5. (m) Francis Warnock O’Brien b. 1816 Ghazeepore Bengal India d. 25/8/1896 Bondi (Sophia Statham Hall * 1839, Georgiana Elizabeth Hall * 1843 , Amy Kirk 1880)
  6. (f) Eliza O’Brien b. 1818 India d. 1818 India
  7. (m) George O’Brien b. 1819 Calcutta Bengal India d. 1877
  8. (m) Lucius O’Brien b. 1820 Berhampore India d. 1891 (murdered a man in 1845 and was deemed insane)

Copy of a letter from Thomas to his son at the Monitor Printing Office, Sydney. The letter is headed `Woollungong 6th Sept. 1829' and reads `My Dear Son, At length I take up my pen to address you from this place haveing arrived here on Sunday night at about 12 o'clock the 4th inst. Yesterday we took possession of our farms being about nine miles distant from this place - I am happy to inform you that I have about 40-000 feet of Cedar on my farm and in peoples opinion who knows and understands the land that it is the best and most valuable farm of the whole - we are still detained here in Woollungong as there is no government carts to convey our baggage to the ground.

Your affectionate Father & Mother
Thomas & Jane O'Brien
Dapto Farm.

Husband was a veteran soldier and he received a veterans allotment at Dapto in 1829.

O'Brien Johanna (O’Brien)

b. 22/11/1858 Dapto 14035/1859 d. 10/9/ 1931 Kembla Grange br. West Dapto Catholic Cemetery

m. William O’Brien (5/8/1859 Cordeaux- after 1931) 9/6/1891 St John’s West Dapto

f. Patrick O’Brien m. Margaret Blanchfield *

  1. (m) William Charles Joseph O’Brien b. 9/4/1892 Brownsville
  2. (f) Mary M O’Brien b. 1893 Wollongong
  3. (f) Agnes May O’Brien b. 10/7/1894 Brownsville
  4. (m) James Joseph O’Brien b. 8/5/1896 Dapto
  5. (m) Francis Joseph O’Brien b. 1/9/1897 Dapto
  6. (m) Joseph Albert O’Brien b. 11/3/1899 Dapto
  7. (f) Imelda Mary O’Brien b. 16/6/1900 Lakelands
  8. (f) Kathleen Mary O’Brien b. 5/11/1901 Dapto
  9. (u) Child O’Brien

1903 Electoral roll –living at Lakelands Domestic Duties. Husband a farmer


The death occurred yesterday at Canterbury Road, Kembla Grange, of Mrs. O'Brien, wife of Mr. W. J. O'Brien, who leaves a husband and grown-up family of nine children, to mourn their loss. The funeral will leave her late residence to-day, at 2 p.m. for the Catholic cemetery, West Dapto. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 11 September 1931 p 8

O’Brien/O’Bryan/O’Brion Katherine/Catherine (Bourke)

b. abt 1810 d. 27/8/1890 Canterbury br. Wollongong

m. Laurence O’Brien (abt 1801- 3/11/ 1884)

  1. (m) Patrick O’Brien b. abt 1831 Kilkenny d. May 1908 Unanderra (Margaret Blanchfield * 1856)
  2. (m) David Thomas O’Brien b. abt 1840 d. 23/4/1908 Paddington (Mary Ann Dunne *)
  3. (m) John O’Brien b. 28/5/1947 Berkley d. 1883
  4. (f) Ellen O’Bryne b. 8/12/1849 Wollongong

DEATH O'BRIEN.—On August 27th, at her late residence, Canterbury, MRS. LAWRENCE O'BRIEN aged 80 years. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW: 1856 - 1950) Saturday 30 August 1890 p 2

O’Brien Keziah Catherine (Ward)

b. 1866 Redfern d. 9/5/1942 Rosebery br. Gerringong

m. Frederick W O’Brien (- 1890 Sydney Son of Denis O’Brien & Eliza)

f. James Ward m. Ellen

  1. (m) Cecil J O’Brien b. 1885 Woollahra
  2. (m) Claude H O’Brien b. 1886 Waverley d. 4/1910 Hay
  3. (m) Frederick T O’Brien b. 1888 Nowra

1903 Electoral roll –living at Gerringong Post Mistress

She was the postmistress at Gerringong when her son died in Hay.

OBITUARY MRS. K. O'BRIEN The death occurred on Saturday morning last at her residence, Dalmeny Street, Rosebery, of Mrs. Keziah O'Brien, at the age of 76 years. As previously reported, Mrs. O'Brien had been an inmate of the Lewisham Hospital for a week, and she had been able to return home, but, unfortunately, her recovery was only temporary. Losing her husband early in life and left with two young sons, Mrs. O'Brien displayed her strength of character by carrying on admirably with the, big task with which she had been left. She took over the duties as postmistress at Gerringong, and held that office with conspicuous success for nearly 40 years. Her courtesy and efficiency at all times were outstanding, and she rendered a remarkable service to the community. In any cases of distress or misfortune, her ready sympathy and help was always available, and she made a wide circle of friends who will always remember her with affection and esteem,. The late Mrs. O'Brien suffered many misfortunes, which she bore with fortitude. One of her sons (Fred) died at an early age, and the second (Aussie) enlisted in the first A.I.F., and paid the supreme sacrifice of dying for his country in France. He had been familiarly known as “Boss” and was one of the most outstanding footballers on the South Coast, having played for Gerringong and Nowra clubs. Some ten years ago Mrs. O'Brien retired from active work, and went to live in Sydney. Many young men, now in the Postal Department and working in responsible jobs, owe their early training in departmental work to her skill and painstaking, and they have the kindliest recollection of her. The funeral took place at the Catholic cemetery, Gerringong, on Saturday last, the Rev. Father Irish officiating. The Kiama Reporter and Illawarra Journal (NSW : 1899 - 1947) Wednesday 13 May 1942 p 5

O’Brien Margaret

Unmarried or no father listed

  1. (m) John F O’Brien b. 1895 Wollongong

O’Brien Margaret

b. abt 1848 d. 9/5/1876 br. Corrimal Catholic

m. Thomas O’Brien

O’Brien Margaret

m. William O’Brien

  1. (m) Thomas O’Brien b. 9/8/1839 Charcoal
  2. (f) Catherine O’Brien b. 7/1/1841 Charcoal

O’Brien Margaret (Blanchfield)

b. 1835 Kilkenny Ireland d. 25/8/1911 br. West Dapto Catholic

m. Patrick O’Brien ( abt 1831 Kilkenny Ireland – 1908 Canterbury near Unanderra Son of Laurence O’Brien & Katherine Bourke *)1856 Sydney 546/1856

f. William Blanchfield m. Johanna

  1. (m) Laurence O’Brien b. 6/7/1857 Dapto 12265/1857
  2. (f) Johanna O’Brien *b. 22/11/1858 Wollongong /Dapto 14035/1859 (William O’Brien 1891)
  3. (m) William O’Brien b. 1860 Wollongong 13980/1860
  4. (m) Patrick O’Brien b. 14/8/1867 Dapto 18028/1867 d. 23/3/1930 (Catherine)

1903 Electoral roll –living at Canterbury Dapto Domestic Duties

O'BRIEN At her Residence, ' Canterbury,' Unanderra, on Friday, August 25th, Margaret, relict of the late Patrick   O'Brien, aged 75. R.I.P. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 1 September 1911 p 2

O’Brien Margaret (Cleary)

b. 1871 Sydney d. 15/5/1943 Wollongong br. Wollongong

m. John Michael O’Brien 1905

f. William Cleary m. Sarah Karanagh *

Living at Bellambi in 1903 Electoral Roll- Domestic Duties. Her mother and brothers ran hotels and her mother died at her residence the Royal Alfred Hotel Wollongong


A resident of this district for over 30 years, Mrs. Margaret O'Brien, died at her residence, 6 Atcheson street, Wollongong, on Saturday.

She was born in Sydney 71 years ago, being the only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Cleary. Following her father's death, her mother was licensee of the Bellambi hotel for about six years.

She married the late Mr. John Michael O'Brien, and assisted him in conducting the Royal Alfred Hotel.

The late Mrs. O'Brien, although not taking an active part in the public life of the town, had proved an exemplary citizen and no one in need of help ever went to her in vain.

A keen musician, she was a capable pianiste and banjoist, and for many years she was a valued supporter of the district orchestral society, and for quite a period the regular practices of this orchestra were held at the hotel.

To the family of four, Mick Queenie (Mrs Ferris), Molly (Mrs Walker), and Sheila (Mrs. Dwyer) and to her two brothers Joe Cleary (Bondi Junction) and Jim Cleary (Wollongong) sincere sympathy is extended.

The funeral took place on Monday, Rev. Fr. Callaghan conducting the service at St. Francis

Xavier's Church and also at the graveside. South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Friday 21 May 1943 p 14

O’Brien Margaret (Farraher)

b. abt 1848 Stoney Creek Jamberoo

m. Thomas Francis O’Brien (1847 Co Clare Ireland- ) 1874 Wollongong

f. Patrick Farraher m. Anne Crawley *

O’Brien Margaret (Lally)

b. abt 1835 Loughrea Galway d. 1/9/1890

m. Timothy O’Brien 1857 Sydney

f. Martin Lally m. Eliza

Ship: Inchinnan 1849

Occupation: House servant

  1. (f) Elizabeth O’Brien b. 1859 Shoalhaven
  2. (f) Ellen C O’Brien b. 1861 Kiama
  3. (f) Mary O’Brien b. 1862 Kiama
  4. (m) Timothy O’Brien b. 1864 Kiama
  5. (m) John P O’Brien b. 1865 Kiama
  6. (f) Margaret O’Brien b. 1867 Kiama
  7. (m) Cornelius O’Brien b. 3/8/1868 Gerringong bp Kiama RC
  8. (m) Edward O’Brien b. 1872 Redfern
  9. (m) Francis O’Brien b. 1877 Redfern
  10. (u) Child O’Brien
  11. (u) Child O’Brien

Husband a farmer /dairyman

Irish Orphan both parents dead on her arrival family lived at Berry, Gerringong and Redfern

Her sister Mary Ann also on Inchinnan

O’Brien Margaret (O’Neil)

b. abt 1854 Berkeley d. 2/9/1939 Wollongong br. Wollongong

m. Thomas O’Brien (1842-4/3/1910) 25/11/1880 St Francis Xavier’s

f. John O’Neil m. Mary Flanagan *

  1. (m) Austin O’Brien b. 8/10/1881 Mt Keira
  2. (m) Thomas O’Brien b. 5/2/1883 Fairy Meadow
  3. (m) Vincent Patrick O’Brien b. 25/12/1884 Keira Village
  4. (m) John Bede O’Brien b. 1/9/1886 Keira Villa d. 1921
  5. (f) Catherine Veronica O’Brien b. 18/8/1888 Keira (Bunyan)
  6. (f) Margaret Alma O’Brien b. 29/6/1890 Keira Village (Richard Oliver 1923)
  7. (m) Terrence Ernest O’Brien b. 13/8/1892 Keiraville
  8. (f) Mary O’Brien b. 13/7/1894 Gwynneville (William P Boland 1938)
  9. (f) Margaret O’Neil b. (Richard Moustaka 1939)

1903 Electoral roll –living at Keiraville Domestic Duties. Husband a miner.


With the passing of Mrs. Margaret O'Brien, aged 85, at her residence, 2 Sperry-street, Wollongong, last Saturday, the district lost one of its early pioneers. Born at Berkeley, the late Mrs. O'Brien spent all her life at Wollongong. Her husband, the late Thomas O'Brien, passed away in 1910, and one son, Bede, died in 1921. The funeral took place on Monday at the Catholic portion of the Wollongong cemetery. The Rev. Father Callaghan officiated at the graveside. Four sons, Austin, Vincent, Thomas, Terrence, and four daughters, Kate (Mrs. Bunyan), Alma (Mrs. Oliver), Mary (Mrs. Boland) and Peggy (Mrs. Moustaka) are left to mourn their loss. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 8 September 1939 p 10

O'Brien Margaret (O’Sullivan)

b. 1873 d. 5/11/1937 Mullet Creek br. West Dapto Catholic Cemetery

m. Timothy O’Brien 1904 Sydney

  1. (f) Mary O’Brien b. 1906 Wollongong
  2. (f) Dorothy O’Brien b. 1908 Wollongong
  3. (f) Eileen O’Brien b. 1910 Wollongong (Fox)

Mrs. T. O'BRIEN.  

Mrs. Tim O'Brien, aged 64, a highly respected resident of Mullet Creek, passed away on Friday night last. She is survived by a husband and three daughters— Mary, Dorothy and Eileen (Mrs. Fox, of New Dapto Road). The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery, West Dapto.  South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Friday 12 November 1937 p 21

O’Brien Margaret (Rowan)

b. abt 1880 Patrick Scotland d. 6/3/1945 Woonona

m. Francis Charles O’Brien (30/9/1881 Wollongong- Son of Michael O’Brien & Bridget Gleeson) 6/11/1901 St Joseph’s Dapto divorced 1911

f. Robert Rowan m. Elizabeth Collins *

Ship: Merkara 1887 into Qld

  1. (m) John O’Brien b. 21/1/1902 Dapto

LIVING APART. Upon the ground of desertion, Margaret O'Brien (formerly Rowan), sought a dissolution of her marriage with Francis Charles O'Brien. Mr. Hammond (Instructed by Messrs. Rueseil and Son of Wollongong) appeared for the petitioner. The parties were married on November 6th at Dapto according to the Rites of the Roman Catholic Church. She went to live with her parents at Dapto and he went to live with his people at Wollongong. A number of letters passed between them during 1902 and 1903 and his excuse, when making a home was referred to, was he was not able to find work. He kept on living with his mother. His wife got an order of maintenance against him for the support of her child. The defendant did not contribute to her support. He continued to live at his mother's place, about eight miles from Dapto. His Honor granted a rule nisi, returnable in six months. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 3 July 1911 p 6

Mrs. Margaret O'Brien, who passed away at the residence of her sister Mrs. J. Davidson, Campbell street, Woonona, on Tuesday, after a lengthy illness, was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Rowan, who at one time conducted a bakery business at Woonona. One son survives her. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 9 March 1945 p 7

O’Brien Maria

1903 Electoral roll –living at Mount Ousley Domestic Duties With Francis O’Brien a miner.

O’Brien Marjory

b. abt d. 7/9/1911 Redfern

m. Elijah O’Brien (-1902 Wollongong Son of Maurice O’Brien & Margaret)

f. James m. Isabel

  1. (m) James M O’Brien b. 1869 Sydney
  2. (f) Anne O’Brien b. 1872 Sydney
  3. (f) Jane O’Brien * b. abt 1874 d. 1948 Bankstown (Alfred Liddell 1892)
  4. (f) Mary O’Brien b. 1878 Sydney

1903 Electoral roll –living at Young St Wollongong Domestic Duties

O'BRIEN September 7th. 1911, at her late residence, 87 Elizabeth-street. Redfern, suddenly, Marjorie O'Brien, aged 74 years, beloved mother, of Mr. J. M O’Brien and Mrs. A. Liddell, late of Mount Keira and Wollongong. At Rest

O’Brien Mary

b. 20/10/1881 Five Islands

f. Patrick Joseph O’Brien m. Ellen Waters *

1903 Electoral roll –living at Burelli St Wollongong Domestic Duties

O’Brien Mary

b. abt 1832 Ballinare Mayo

f. Richard O’Brien m. Bridget

Religion: Roman Catholic

Ship: Panama 1850

Irish Orphan both her parents were dead.

Other her employer was R Hutchinson, Wollongong, £8, 1 yr.

O’Brien Mary

b. 21/5/1864 Dapto d. 9/4/1939 Wollongong br. West Dapto

f. Timothy O’Brien m. Mary Gleeson *

1903 Electoral roll –living at Kembla Grange Domestic Duties

At her residence, West Dapto, on Sunday last the death occurred of a well-known citizen, Mary O'Brien, at the age of 69 years. On Monday the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery, West Dapto. South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Friday 14 April 1939 p 13

O’Brien Mary

b. 8/3/1859 Gerringong bp Kiama RC d. 4/8/1941 Kiama

f. Laurence O’Brien m. Mary Carney *

1903 Electoral roll –living at Gerringong Domestic Duties.

O'Brien Mary

b. 1820 Limerick Ireland d. 28/6/1885 br. West Dapto Catholic

m. Thomas O’Brien

O’Brien/O’Bryan Mary (Carney/Karney/Kerney/Kearney)

b. abt 1836 Co Fermanagh Ireland d. 28/6/1895 Gerringong

m. Laurence O’Brien (abt 1832 Mitchells Town Cork Ireland- 21/6/1914 Gerringong) 3/2/1858 Jamberoo

Cause of Death: Burns

  1. (m) Thomas O’Brien/O’Bryan b. 27/4/1858 Gerringong bp Kiama RC d. 22/9/1936 ( Elizabeth Hicks 1888)
  2. (f) Mary O’Brien * b. 8/3/1859 Gerringong bp Kiama RC d. 4/8/1941 Kiama
  3. (f) Johanna O’Brien * b. 26/2/1860 Gerringong bp Kiama RC d. 24/8/1948 Gerringong (Johnston Morrow 1885)
  4. (f) Jane O’Brien * b. 1861 Gerringong (William Smith 1885)
  5. (m) Lawrence O’Brien b. 1862 Kiama
  6. (m) William O’Brien b. 16/8/1865 Gerringong bp Kiama RC
  7. (f) Cecilia Bridget O’Brien * b. 1866 Gerringong (Charles Bridge 1885)
  8. (f) Margaret E O’Brien b. 19/6/1869 Gerringong bp Kiama RC
  9. (f) Sarah Catherine O’Brien * b. 1871 Ulladulla ( William Richard Barker 1893)

Husband a settler and labourer

Burnt to Death.

Kiama, Thursday night.

An old woman, aged 71, and named O'Brien, was burnt to death at Gerringong. She had failing sight, and was alone last Tuesday doing her household work, Her husband returned in the evening, and found her lying in bed with the clothes burnt off her back. She never recovered, and died to-day Evening News (Sydney, NSW: 1869 - 1931) Friday 28 June 1895 p 7

O'Brien Mary (Gleeson)

b. 1835 Tipperary Ireland d. 7/9/1901 Kembla Grange br. West Dapto Catholic

m. Timothy O’Brien (-7/12/1898 Mullet Creek/ Brownsville Son of William O’Brien & Catherine) 1858 Wollongong

f. Timothy Gleeson m. Mary

  1. (m) Thomas O’Brien b. 23/4/1862 West Dapto 15062/1862 (Ellen Reen * 1902)
  2. (f) Mary O’Brien b. 21/5/1864 Dapto
  3. (m) William O’Brien b. 5/8/1859 Mount Kembla 14179/1859 (Johanna O’Brien * 1891)
  4. (m) Thomas O’Brien b. 1862 Wollongong
  5. (m) Timothy O’Brien b. 12/12/1868 Dapto

Two very old residents of Dapto-Mrs, Timothy O'Brien and Mrs. Matt. Reen— died within the past week. Mrs. O'Brien, who was called to her reward on Saturday of last week, had reached the ripe old age of 68. Her death was truly edifying and resigned to God's will. When she received the last Sacraments on the day before her death she expressed herself perfectly content, and ready for the last summons. She was interred in West Dapto Cemetery, and the very large funeral was convincing proof of the high esteem in which she was held. Deceased was a native of Tipperary, and came to Illawarra 40 years ago. The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942) Saturday 14 September 1901 p 22

O’Brien Mary (Hanarahan)

m. Dennis O’Brien 16/2/1857 Gerringong

  1. (f) Mary Anne O’Brien b. 1/12/1860 Gerringong bp Kiama RC

Husband a farmer

At Gerringong, by the Rev. P. Young, on the 16th ultimo, at the residence of T. Guinea, Esq., Mr. Dennis O'Brien to Miss Mary Hanrahan, both from the county of Tipperary, Ireland. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Monday 2 March 1857 p 3

O’Brien Mary (Melia)

b. abt 1856 Kings County

m. Thomas O’Brien (1848-) 27/1/1878 St Francis Xavier’s

f. Peter Melia m. Catherine Corklin

O’Brien Mary A

m. Thomas O’Brien

  1. (f) Teresa M O’Brien b. 1858 Wollongong 13533/1858

O’Brien Mary Ann

Living Cataract in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties

O’Brien Mary Ann

1903 Electoral roll –living at South Coast Rd Dapto Domestic Duties. With Thomas O’Brien a labourer.

O’Brien Mary Ann (Dunne)

b. abt 1839 Ireland d. 2/7/1928 Kensington br. Waverly

m. David Thomas O’Brien (abt 1840- 23/4/1908 Paddington Son of Laurence O’Brien & Katherine Bourke *) 1862 Wollongong 3245/1862 

Ship: abt 1853

  1. (f) Catherine O’Brien b. 20/2/1864 Bellambi 16421/1864 (William Lowrie 1896)
  2. (f) Rose O’Brien b. 10/10/1865 West Dapto 17047/1865 d. 19/10/1949 (Sister Winifred of the Josephites)
  3. (f) Ellen O’Brien 23/1/1868 Mount Keira 18100/1868 d. 1908 (Sister Camillus of the Josephites)
  4. (f) Mary Cecilia O’Brien b. 27/7/1871 Mount Keira 19619/1871 d. 1943 Nowra  
  5. (f) Margaret Jane O’Brien b. 29/7/1873 My Keera 20841/1873
  6. (f) Sarah O’Brien b. 20/3/1876 Mt Keira 22507/1876 d. 1951 North Sydney (Sister Camilla of the Josephites)
  7. (f) Elizabeth O’Brien b. 20/3/1876 Mt Kembla 22508/1876
  8. (m) David O’Brien b. 10/9/1877 Fairy Meadow 23153/1877 d. 1941 Tamworth (Ellen Collins)

1903 Electoral roll –living at Mount Keira Domestic Duties. Husband a weighman

At Bellambi on Saturday the 20th instant. Mrs D. T. O'Brien of a daughter. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 23 February 1864 p 2


The death occurred at Kensington, Sydney, on Tuesday, July 2nd, of Mrs. D. T. O'Brien, a lady who resided for many years at Mt. Keira, and who might rightly be regarded as one of the pioneers of Illawarra. The late Mrs. O'Brien had reached the patriarchal age of 89 years, and for the last twenty years or more had resided with one of her daughters, Mrs. Lowrie. Death was due to senile decay. The deceased was the wife of Mr. David T. O'Brien, who over 50 years ago was the miners stockweighman at the Keira Colliery, a position he held with satisfaction to the miners, and with credit to himself for something like a quarter of a century, when death called him to his eternal, reward. The late Mrs. O'Brien came to Illawarra from Ireland with her sister 75 years ago, she being then only 14 years of age. When still in her teens she married, her husband being a member of another pioneer family—the O'Brien's. Of her family of five daughters, four entered the religious, life. Three of these still survive— one being the Mother Superior of the Boollaroo Convent, Newcastle district; another Sister Eunice, Nyngan; and the third, Sister Camilla, of the Glen Innes Convent. The oldest daughter is the wife of Mr. W. Lowrie, of the Epsworth Printing Works, Sydney, and another daughter, Miss Minnie O 'Brien, has put up something of a record by being resident with Mrs H Rauch, of Nowra, for 40 years. The only son, Mr. Dave O'Brien, is headmaster of the Hillgrove Public School. The mortal remains of the deceased were interred in the Waverly cemetery, Rev. Father O'Connor, of Clovelly, performing the last sad rites. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 13 July 1928 p 5

O’Brien Mary M

m. Thomas O’Brien

  1. (m) John Joseph O’Brien b. 1881 Kiama
  2. (m) Rodger B O’Brien b. 1881 Kiama

O’Brien Rebecca (Broughton)

b. 1804 88/1804 V180488 4A d. 10/12/1888 Sydney

m. Cornelius O’Brien (abt 1796 Holymount Mayo- 4/7/1869 “Benindine” Yass Son of Henry O'Brien & Catherine Browne) 10/10/1822 Airds Campbelltown

f. William Broughton m. Elizabeth Heathorn

Cornelius originally came to Illawarra to manage the property “Athanlin” (now “Yallah”) owned by his uncle William Browne. In 1821 he discovered a new road down the escarpment and, in the same year was granted 300 acres at the foot of the present Bulli Pass. He sold this land in 1836 to Robert Marsh Westmacott. He was a Magistrate and J.P. and also owned land at East Bargo, Bathurst, and Kangaroo Valley. After the sale of the Bulli property Cornelius and Rebecca moved to Yass. After his death she moved to Sydney. Her brother was part of the Hamilton Hume party which discovered the Yass plains in 1821.

Living in Illawarra in 1828 census

The blacks in the neighbourhood were very troublesome and wild; and a rumour went abroad and reached Sydney that the Messres. O'Brien had been cruelly murdered by the aborigines. They were at the time located in the extreme borders of civilisation, and the rumour received ready credence. By accident the report that was abroad as to his own and his brother's death reached Mr. Cornelius O’Brien, and that gentleman immediately mounted his horse, and rode across the country nearly as far as Bathurst, where Mrs. O'Brien then resided, pushing his animal to the utmost in order to reach in time to allay the alarm and distress the false report would have created, supposing it to have travelled so far; and he had the satisfaction of arriving before, but on the very same day that the unfounded rumour of his murder reached the place. Mr. O'Brien leaves a widow, but no family. The Goulburn Herald and Chronicle (NSW : 1864 - 1881) Saturday 10 July 1869 p 3

O’Brien Sarah (Burns/Brynes)

b. 1854 Dapto d. 21/8/1952 Dapto br. West Dapto Catholic Cemetery

m. Daniel O’Brien (abt 1842 Co Limerick Ireland-10/2/1916 Avondale) 8/10/1877 Dapto RC

f. Michael Burns m. Mary Hastings *

  1. (f) Catherine O’Brien * b. 26/8/1878 or 1879 Dapto d. 1944 Wollongong
  2. (m) Thomas Michael O’Brien b. 10/1/1881 Avondale d. 3/4/1940 Wollongong
  3. (m) James O’Brien b. 27/6/1883 Avondale d. 1932
  4. (f) Sarah Jane O’Brien (Harry Hassall 1926)
  5. (f) Mary A O’Brien (William T Fitzgerald 1908)
  6. (f) Eliza Bridget O’Brien b. 28/9/1884 Avondale (Robert Raison 1910)
  7. (m) Daniel John O’Brien b. 23/1/1886 Calderwood d. 3/8/1919 Wollongong
  8. (m) William O’Brien b. 20/7/1887 Albion Park
  9. (f) Ada O’Brien b. 6/1/1889 Avondale (Duncan Wotherspoon 1930)
  10. (m) Augustine Patrick O’Brien b. 20/3/1890 Avondale
  11. (f) Agnes O’Brien b. 16/8/1891 Avondale
  12. (m) Charles Daniel O’Brien b. 14/3/1893 Avondale
  13. (m) Lesley Joseph O’Brien b. 6/7/1895 Dapto
  14. (f) Caroline Lucy O’Brien b. 23/2/1897 Avondale

1903 Electoral roll –living at Avondale Domestic Duties Husband a farmer.

Dapto's Mrs. Dan O'Brien, 95, Still Active

The deaths of such venerable residents of the district as Mr. John King, 94 and Miss Dennis, 92, have brought forth the information there is at least one older identity still survived and in; complete possession of all her faculties — Mrs. Dan O'Brien of Dapto aged 95 years. Mrs. O'Brien is a sister of the late Mr. John Burns, of Calderwood. The story is related in Dapto of how a citizen was called in to sign some paper for Mrs. 0’Brien in the later afternoon; without his spectacles- he was bearing the paper towards a window for better light when Mrs O’Brien queried, 'Can't you see?' With her finger she guided him where he had to attach his signature— a tribute to her really remarkable eye sight. Illawarra Daily Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1950 - 1954) Wednesday 7 June 1950 p 4

MRS. S. O'BRIEN The oldest resident of Dapto and a lifelong resident of that district, Mrs. Sarah O'Brien, passed away on August 21 at the age of 97 years and 10 months. The late Mrs. O'Brien, who resided at 91 Marshall Street, Dapto, was the widow of Mr. O'Brien who predeceased her thirty-six years ago, then leaving a family of fourteen. The surviving members of her family are Mary (Mrs. Fitzgerald, of Lidcombe), Jane (Mrs. Hassall, of Dapto), Ada (Mrs. Wotherspoon, of Lismore), Agnes, Dan and Leslie. She also leaves fifteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren. Her late husband, five sons, and two daughters predeceased Mrs. Sarah O'Brien was born at Captain Hopkins' 'Benares' property, and, as a small girl, moved with her family to West Dapto. Her parents’ then moved to 'Calderwood' where they bought a free selection. The eldest daughter of Michael and Mary Burns, she was the sister of the late John Burns, of Albion Park. In 1877 she married Daniel O'Brien, of Dapto. Following the marriage, she and her husband settled at Avondale and there brought up the large family. The last 25 years of Mrs. O'Brien's life was spent at Dapto. , The late Mrs. O'Brien, always a hard worker, was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She was never happier than when she had her family with her and enjoyed thoroughly the large birthday parties given her in later years. Her passing severs a link with the early rural days of the Dapto district, and is regretted by the many who knew and respected her. The funeral left Dapto for the West Dapto cemetery. South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Thursday 11 September 1952 p 3

O’Brien Sophia Statham (Hall)

b. 1820 Sydney d. 7/2/1941 North Dapto

m. Francis O’Brien (1816 Ghazeepore Bengal India-. 25/8/1896 Bondi Son of Thomas O’Brien & Jane Warnock *) 1839 Sydney St Phillips

f. Edward Smith Hall m. Charlotte Hall

On Sunday night, the 7th February 1841, at her residence, North Dapto, Brisbane Water, Sophia Statham, the beloved wife of F. O'Brien, Proprietor of the Monitor Office, and third daughter of E.S. Hall Esq., Goulburn-street, Sydney, aged 21 years. Sydney Gazette Thu 11 Feb 1841 p. 3

NB. This was a confusing family. Her husband did get land at Dapto from his father and brother however her father’s property was called North Dapto- it was near Brisbane Waters.

O’Brien Susan

b. 25/2/1880 Berkley

f. Patrick Joseph O’Brien m. Ellen Waters *

1903 Electoral roll –living at Burelli St Wollongong Domestic Duties

O’Brien Susan (Malone)

b. abt 1819 Co Clare Ireland d. 25/8/1887 Wollongong br. Wollongong

m. Terence O’Brien (abt 1809 Co Clare Ireland -11/5/1887 Wollongong Son of Michael O’Brien & ?)

f. Martin Malone m. ?

Ship: John Bunyan 1857

  1. (m) John O’Brien b. end of the year 1838 Ennistymon Co Clare Ireland d. 18/1/1909 Redfern (?)
  2. (m) Francis O’Brien b. abt 1839 Co Clare Ireland d. 23/9/1912 Wollongong (Ellen Maria Flanagan * 1876)
  3. (m) Thomas O’Brien b. abt 1845 Co Clare Ireland d. 1910 Wollongong (Margaret O’Neil *1880)
  4. (m) Austin O’Brien b. abt 1848 Co Clare Ireland d. 1865 Wollongong
  5. (f) Lucy O’Brien *b. abt 1850 Co Clare Ireland d. 1925 Adelong ( James Hogan 1870 )
  6. (f) Catherine O’Brien *b. abt 1853 Co Clare Ireland d. 1886 Wollongong (Michael Condon 1876 )
  7. (m) Patrick O’Brien b. abt 1856 Co Clare Ireland (Ellen Waters * 1879)
  8. (m) Terence O’Brien b. abt 1857 d. 1917 Drummoyne

O’Brien Violet Tominea (Neilson)

b. abt 1882 Sydney

m. Thomas Terrance O’Brien ( 19/5/1881 Mt Keira Wollongong- Son of Francis O’Brien & Ellen Maria Flanagan * ) 17/12/1900 St John’s Dapto

f. Peter Neilson m. Margaret McQuade

Both fathers gave consent to marriage.

1903 Electoral roll –living at Marshall St Dapto Domestic Duties. Husband a barman.

O’Connell Ada Mary (Hextall)

b. 1868 Dungog d. 8/4/1961 Homebush

m. Gerald O’Connell 1893 Helensburgh

f. Frederick Augustus Hextall m. Elizabeth

  1. (m) Leslie G K O’Connell b. 1894 Helensburgh

O’Connell Agnes (Ford)

b. 1873 d. 11/4/1905 br. Corrimal Catholic

m. John O’Connell

  1. (f) Agnes A O’Connell b. 1896 Petersham
  2. (f) Ellen M G O’Connell b. 1897 Redfern

1903 Electoral roll –living at Marshall St Dapto Domestic Duties. Husband a labourer.

Mrs. Agnes O'Connell, Dapto.

At the comparatively early age of 31 Mrs. Agnes O'Connell, wife of Mr. John, O'Connell, Dapto, succumbed to an attack of pneumonia on Tuesday morning, April 11. The funeral took place at the Corrimal Cemetery on Wednesday last, and was very largely attended. The deceased belonged to ono of the most respected families in Illawarra, and her death, which was rather unexpected, caused widespread grief. Rev. Father Dunne (Bulli), assisted by Rev. Father Haydon (Albion Park)…. Deceased leaves two little girls, who are scarcely old enough to realise their great loss in the death of their mother. The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942) Thursday 20 April 1905 p 22

O’Connell Bridget (Ryan)

m. Thomas O’Connell

  1. (f) Mary O’Connell 20/9/1853 Bulli

O’Connell Flora A (McLean)

m. Daniel O’Connell 1898 Braidwood.

  1. (f) Elizabeth M O’Connell 1902 Braidwood

1903 Electoral roll –living at South Clifton Domestic Duties Husband a miner.

O’Connell Lucina (Lucas)

b. 1865 Windsor d. 1948 Bulli 2293/1948

m. John Laurence O’Connell (abt 1862 Vic- 1945 Illawarra Cottage Hospital) 1883 Mudgee 5783/1883

f. George Lucas m. Rachel Norris

  1. (f) Alice O’Connell b. 1883 Mudgee 23868/1883 (O Richards)
  2. (m) John Lawrence O’Connell b. 1885 Central Cumberland 17453/1885
  3. (f) Annie O’Connell b. 1887 Woonona 25198/1887 (D Gilmore)
  4. (m) Daniel O’Connell b. 1895 Woonona 18563/1895
  5. (m) James Francis O’Connell b. 1905 Woonona 9497/1905
  6. (f) Mary E O’Connell b. 1907 Woonona 9496/1907 ( M Oliver)

Living South Clifton in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties.

O’Connell Margaret (Fitzpatrick)

b. abt 1846 co Clare Ireland

m. Daniel O’Connell (1845 Kings Co Ireland-) 13/6/1870 St Francis Xavier’s

f. Stephen Fitzpatrick m. Mary McMahon

  1. (m) John O’Connell b. 1871 Sydney

O’Connell Mary

m. John O’Connell

  1. (m) Michael O’Connell b. 13/9/1841 Wollongong

O’Connell Mary Ellen (Brogan)

b. 1871 Queanbeyan d. 1933 Abermain br. Kurri Kurri

m. Morgan John O’Connell (- 19/6/1929 Abermain) 1893 Bungendore

f. Brian Brogan m. Bridget

  1. (m) James Francis O’Connell b. 1895 Captains Flat
  2. (m) Joseph C O’Connell b. 1897 Captains Flat d. 1898 Captains Flat
  3. (f) Vera T O’Connell b. 1898 Captains Flat
  4. (m) John Darcy O’Connell b. 1899 Captains Flat d. 1959 Goulburn
  5. (m) Patrick Roy O’Connell b. 1902 Woonona d. 1978
  6. (m) Morgan Florence O’Connell b. 1907 West Maitland d. 1937 Kurri Kurri
  7. (m) Aubrey King O’Connell b. 1909 West Maitland d. 1961 Camden
  8. (m) Daniel T O’Connell b. 1912 Kurri Kurri
  9. (f) Mary O’Connell b. 1915 Kurri Kurri d. 1915 Kurri Kurri

Living South Clifton in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties Husband a miner.

O’Connor Ann (Burns)

b. 17/8/1855 Dapto

m. Edward O’Connor ( 1856 Parramatta-) 6/9/1883 Albion Park RC

f. Michael Burns m. Mary Hastings *

O’Connor Annie Lily

m. Charles O’Connor

  1. (m) Charles Leslie O’Connor b. 1891 Wollongong d. 19/12/1906

Living Corrimal in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties. Husband a miner.

O’Connor Bridget

m. Thomas O’Connor

  1. (f) Catherine O’Connor b. 1891 Kiama
  2. (f) Julia O’Connor b. 1892 Kiama

O’Connor Catherine (McGaurerin)

m. Michael O’Connor

  1. (m) James O’Connor b. 2/5/1869 Broughton Creek bp Kiama RC

Husband a farmer

O’Connor Ellen

O’Connor Esther

m. Edward O’Connor

  1. (f) Margaret O’Connor b. 21/7/1839 Wollongong

O’Connor Isabella Ada (Williams)

d. 8/3/1917 Darlinghurst

m. Dr Arthur Charles O’Connor (-30/10/1909 Darlinghurst) 1900 Sydney

f. Henry Williams

1903 Electoral roll –living at Woonona Domestic Duties Husband a surgeon

O'CONNOR.–March 8, at her residence, Kenilworth, Roslyn-street, Sydney, Isabella Ada, widow of the late Dr. Arthur Charles O'Connor.

O'CONNOR. -March 8, at her residence, Kenilworth, Roslyn street, Sydney Isabella Ada, beloved sister of Henry Sidney and Ethel Williams, and eldest daughter of the late Henry Williams, deceased The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 9 March 1917 p 6

O’Connor Lucy (Hanlon)

m. Maurice O’Connor

  1. (m) Maurice J O’Connor b. 1857 V18572064 142A/1857
  2. (f) Lucy Mary O’Connor b. 19/4/1862 Wollongong 15068/1862O’Brien Catherine

O’Connor Margaret

Living at Oak Flats in 1903 Electoral Roll – Railway gate keeper

With Bernard O’Connor a fettler.

O’Connor Mary

m. Arthur O’Connor

  1. (m) Daniel O’Connor b. 1884 Kiama
  2. (m) John O’Connor b. 1887 Kiama

O’Connor Matilda S (Rawcliffe)

b. abt 1877 Lancashire d. 1914 Sydney

m. Patrick A O’Connor 1900 Kiama

f. James Hindle Rawcliffe m. Millicent Ann Robinson

Ship: Clyde 1881

  1. (f) Ellen I O’Connor b. 1902 Sydney
  2. (m) Cecil L O’Connor b. 1905 Sydney
  3. (f) Edith M O’Connor b. 1907 Redfern

O’Donnell Ada Isobel (Smith)

b. 1860 Wollongong 14053/1860 d. 20/11/1937 Wollongong br. Wollongong

m. Michael O’Donnell (17/6/1857 Five Islands – 1944 Ryde Son of Michael O’Donnell & Sarah Mead *) 11/4/1894 Sydney

f. Edmund T Smith m. Rhoda Waites Hill *

Occupation: Nurse

  1. (m) Richard Edmund Meade O’Donnell b. 2/6/1895 Five Islands d. 30/10/1962 (Daphne Phillips)
  2. (m) Reginald John Bede O’Donnell b. 21/11/1896 Berkley (Elizabeth Fields)
  3. (f) Veronica Marcella O’Donnell b. 22/4/1898 Berkley (Sydney Arkell)
  4. (m) Edgar James O’Donnell b. 1/8/1899 Berkley (Dorothy Martin)
  5. (m) Vincent H O’Donnell b. 1901 Wollongong (Janet Kitt, Kathleen Fogarty)
  6. (f) Marjorie R O’Donnell b. 1903 Wollongong d. 30/3/1930 Concord
  7. (m) John Ernest O’Donnell b. 1906 Wollongong

O'DONNELL— SMITH . — April 11, 1894, at St, Mary's Cathedral, Sydney, by Rev. P. J. Walsh, Michael, youngest son of the late M. O'Donnell, Esq., of Five Islands Estate, to ADA Isabel, eldest daughter of the late Edmund T. Smith, B.A., Unanderra, Illawarra. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Saturday 12 May 1894 p 2

Mrs. A. I. O'Donnell

Mrs. Ada Isobel O'Donnell, wife of Mr. M. O’Donnell, of Figtree, died at her home last Saturday night, after a long illness. She was born at 'Sunnybank,' Dapto, being the eldest daughter of Mr. E. F. Smith, BA, and Mrs. Smith. Later she took up nursing as a career, and was for eight years on the, staff of Sydney Hospital. After her marriage with Mr. O'Donnell, she resided on the farm at Five Islands road, until a few years ago, when a new home was built at Figtree. The members of the family are Richard (Kembla Grange), Reginald (Figtree), Mrs. Arkell (Port Kembla), Edgar (Commercial Bank, Taree), Vincent and John (Port Kembla). The remains were interred in the Catholic portion of the Wollongong cemetery on 'Monday. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 26 November 1937 p 1

O’Donnell Alice Blanche Chester (Smith then Muir)

b. 1865 Wollongong 17079/1865 d. 7/7/1939 Unanderra br.

m. James Richard Muir (abt 1858-16/11/1894 Unanderra Son of James Richard Muir & ) 4/3/1889 Unanderra

m. Richard O’Donnell (29/11/1854 Five Islands- 11/9/1916 Unanderra Son of Michael O’Donnell & Sarah Mead *) 1905 Sydney

f. Edmund Frederick Smith m. Rhoda Waites Hill *

Occupation: Post Mistress

  1. (m) James Edmund Muir b. 1890 Wollongong d. 18/10/1908 Gayndah Qld
  2. (m) Frederick Warren Muir b. 1893 Wollongong d. 9/12/1915 died of wounds at sea off ANZAC cove.
  3. (f) Alice Kathleen O’Donnell b. 1905 Wollongong
  4. (f) Mary U O’Donnell b. 1908 Wollongong
  5. (m) Richard O’Donnell b. 1910 Wollongong d. 1910 Wollongong
  6. (m) Francis Joseph O’Donnell b. 1912 Wollongong

Electoral Roll 1903 resident Unanderra–Postmistress

MUIR — SMITH — On Monday, the 4th March, 1889, at Unanderra, by the Rev. R. H. Waugh, James Richard Muir, Solicitor, of Wollongong, to Alice Blanche Chester Smith, of Unanderra. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 19 March 1889 p 2

(By S. C. Rose)

When the news spread on Friday I morning that Mrs. O'Donnell, of the post office, Unanderra, had passed away, a big wave of regret passed over many minds, accompanied -by a feeling of honour and appreciation. At such times it is not easy to find adequate words to express all one would wish because, now words seem so futile and are evasive. After a friendship exceeding forty years, an attempt may be made to express some appreciation of a good , mother, an excellent citizen, a splendid friend and a noble woman. I believe she spent all her life at Unanderra, and it was a life filled with kindly actions and helpful deeds. As postmistress at Unanderra, she succeeded her parents and carried out her duties in a very capable and efficient manner. The post office is by the side of the road and many a weak and weary traveller here met with help, sympathy and encouragement. Mrs. O'Donnell was of that type who ‘did good by stealth and blushed find it fame.' To all she was always courteous, kind and considerate. In every home wherever there was sickness and sorrow, there you would find Mrs. O'Donnell- a practical and liberal ministering angel. Though she had her own sorrows; yet I never heard her grumble or complain, but always found, her ready with the cheering word and helpful action. Her own trials were never allowed to interfere with her services to others, but were kept in the background.. She was never too busy to uplift, cheer and serve. The darkest, wettest night would never swerve her from the errand of mercy. Her personality was real and practical. She never fearsome of doing the right thing and standing up for a good cause Her sympathy for the weak and heavy laden was unbounded. She was president of the local Red Cross Branch and an officer of the P. &C. Association. Every patriotic movement had her loyal support and every worthy movement her heartfelt help. She was a wide and intelligent reader and had a decided literary gift. Those who were lucky to be among her correspondents enjoyed her clever and witty powers of expression. Mrs. O'Donnell was twice married. Her first husband was Mr. Muir, a clever Sydney solicitor. The offspring of this marriage were two boys who were brave and patriotic. The elder boy was named James. He entered the service of the Commercial Banking Company, and gave his life in defence of the bank's property at Gunnedah, when a robber tried to rob the bank and shot Jim The second boy, Frederick, had some training in military matters in Wollongong, and when the Great War broke out he volunteered for service and was given a commission. He saw service on Gallipoli, where he was fatally wounded by a sniper. Sometime after her first husband's death, Mrs. Muir married Mr. Richard O'Donnell, a member of a well-known family, esteemed and respected throughout beautiful Illawarra. One of the brothers was Mr. Frank O'Donnell, for several years Mayor of the Council of Central Illawarra. Mr. Mick O'Donnell was another brother, well and favourably known among the dairymen of Illawarra. By her second marriage there were two daughters, Kathleen and Betty. Both girls attended to their mother with loving care and thoughtfulness. They both showed proficiency in tennis, and Betty particularly had a State wide reputation for her skill at the game; Betty was recently appointed postmistress at Unanderra. Much sympathy is felt for the two young ladies in their irreparable loss, which they met so bravely, and carried on tenderly for their sick mother until her brave heart ceased to beat. The public attendance at the funeral on Friday afternoon was an eloquent testimony to the respect and esteem in which Mrs. O'Donnell was held by all classes of the community. Some journeyed a long way in order to be present at the funeral. It was interesting to note the flag at the council Chambers at half mast and also at the Public School, while the children from the school lined the road as the funeral passed on the way to the Berkeley Cemetery, where the interment took place. The Rev. Mr. Miliard, rector of the Parish, conducted the service and spoke with sympathy of the work, and influence of Mrs. O'Donnell. The Rev. T. Gee rector of the Dapto parish, also assisted with the service. Mrs. O'Donnell's memory will live in I many hearts and it is true as the poet has said, that 'to live in hearts we have left behind is not to die, and in this sense Mrs. O'Donnell is still will as. However, I can truthfully say that the world is the better for the life of Mrs. Alice Blanche Chester O'Donnell, and I am proud of the fact that my wife and self were privileged to call her friends and to revere her memory. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 14 July 1939 p 1

O’Donnell Ellen (Sweeny)

d. 1902 Maitland br. East Maitland

m. Neil O’Donnell 1860 Wollongong

f. William Sweeny

  1. (m) Hugh O’Donnell b. 1861 Maitland
  2. (f) Cecilia O’Donnell b. 1863 Maitland d. 1937 East Maitland (O’Brien)
  3. (m) William O’Donnell b. 1864 Maitland d. 1867 Maitland
  4. (m) John J O’Donnell b. 1866 Maitland d. 1910 Maitland
  5. (f) Mary Ann O’Donnell b. 1871 Maitland

O’Donnell Johanna (Britt)

d. 6/11/1892 Brogher’s Creek

m. James O’Donnell (-after 1906) 1868 Kiama

f. William Britt m. Mary

Cause of Death: Cancer

  1. (m) Michael O’Donnell b. 1868 Shoalhaven
  2. (f) Mary O’Donnell b. 1872 Shoalhaven

Obituary.-Johanna O'Donnell, wife of James O'Donnell, of Dale Hill, Brogher's Creek, died from cancer on the 6th instant. Deceased has long been resident in the district, and her death is much regretted by all who knew her. Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907) Saturday 19 November 1892 p 15

O’Donnell Mary Anne (Richards)

b. abt 1847 Windsor d. 19/4/1912 br. Wollongong

m. Francis O’Donnell (31/10/1841 Wollongong -9/11/1906 Wollongong Son of Michael O’Donnell & Sarah Mead *) 21/10/1879 St Francis Xavier’s Wollongong

f. John Richards m. Winifred Nolan *

  1. (m) Michael Alfred O’Donnell b. 1/8/1882 Five Islands d. 8/3/1925 Wollongong (Alice E Downie 1910)
  2. (m) Francis Richards O’Donnell b. 18/6/1885 Five Islands d. 9/1/1897 aged 12 1/2 yrs

Living Five Islands in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties

O'DONNELL-RICHARDS.-October 21, by special license, at St. Francis Xavier's Church, Wollongong, by the Very Rev. Dean Flanagan, Francis, eldest son of the late Michael O'Donnell, Five Islands Estate, to Mary Anne, eldest daughter of John Richards, of Charcoal, Illawarra. The Sydney Morning Herald 29 October 1879


The death occurred this morning of Mrs. Frank O'Donnell. Deceased was 63 years of age, and was a member of one of the oldest families in Illawarra. She was a widow of the late Francis O'Donnell, Mayor of Central Illawarra for a number of years, and who was killed some years ago whilst on his way home from Wollongong. The Sydney Morning Herald 20 April 1912

O’Donnell Sarah (Mead)

b. abt 1821 Cork Ireland d. 29/6/1887 Five Islands Estate br. Wollongong

m. Michael Donnell (abt 1816 -6/3/ 1861)

f. Richard Mead m. Margaret Murphy

Ship: Moffatt 1841

  1. (m) Francis O’Donnell b. 31/10/1841 Wollongong d. 9/11/1906 Wollongong (Mary Ann Richards * 1879)
  2. (f) Margaret O’Donnell *b. 31/10/1843 Wollongong d. 17/12/1939 Wollongong (Thomas McCaffrey 1872)
  3. (f) Maria O’Donelly b. 18/1/1846 Wollongong
  4. (m) James O’Donald b. 17/6/1848 Five Islands
  5. (m) John O’Donnell b. 31/7/1850 Five Islands
  6. (f) Mary O’Donnell * b. 27/9/1852 Wollongong d. 1909 Sydney (George Copas 1897)
  7. (m) Richard O’Donnell b. 29/11/1854 Five Islands d. 11/9/1916 Unanderra (Alice B C Smith * 1905)
  8. (m) Michael O’Donnell b. 17/6/1857 Five Islands 12246/1857 d. 1944 Ryde (Ada Isobel Smith * 1894)
  9. (f) Clara O’Donnell * b. 27/9/1859 Five islands 14210/1859 (Edwin W Richards 1892 )

O'DONNELL.- June 29, at her residence, Five Island Estate, Illawarra, Sarah, relict of the late Michael O'Donnell, aged 68 years. R.I.P.  The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 13 July 1887

O’Donnell Susan (Beach)

b. 1856 Wollongong 8446/1856 d. 29/6/1883 Albion Park 8922/1883

m. James Richard O’Donnell 10/4/1879 Sydney 439/1879

f. Alexander Beach m. Mary Gibbons *

O'DONNELL-BEACH.-April 10, at St. David's Church, by the Rev. J. D. Langley, James Richard, second son of T. T. O'Donnell, of Sydney, to Susan, youngest daughter of the late Alexander Beach, of Wollongong. The Sydney Morning Herald 18 April 1879

O'DONNELL.-On June 29th, at Albion Park, of consumption, after a long and painful illness, Susan, the beloved wife of James O'Donnell, of Albion Park, Illawarra, aged 62 years., New Zealand papers please copy. The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Friday 27 July 1883 p 2

O’Donovan Elizabeth see Donovan Elizabeth

O’Donohoe Johanna see Donohoe Johanna

O’Donohue Mary Ann

b. 1864 d. 10/12/1949 br. Bulli General

m. John Joseph O’Donohue (1862- 19/12/1939)

O’Dowd Ellen (Manion/Manning/ Malion)

b. 1852 d. 26/2/1941 Erskineville

m. Michael O’Dowd (abt 1853 -25/6/1908 Balgownie Son of Thomas O’Dowd & Mary)

f. Patrick John Manion m. Mary

  1. (f) Mary Ellen O’Dowd b. 24/1/1881 Mount Pleasant
  2. (m) Joseph Patrick O’Dowd b. 24/2/1883 Mt Pleasant
  3. (m) William Thomas O’Dowd b. 24/2/1883 Mt Pleasant
  4. (f) Agnes Bidilia O’Dowd b. 17/1/1885 Mt Pleasant
  5. (f) Maria Maia Lily O’Dowd b. 20/2/1887 Cramsville
  6. (m) Henry Martin O’Dowd b. 18/6/1888 Cramsville
  7. (f) Elizabeth Annie O’Dowd b. 11/8/1891
  8. (m) Martin Henry O’Dowd b. 30/4/1896 Balgownie

1903 Electoral roll –living at Balgownie Domestic Duties

Husband a miner who became insolvent in 1887

O'DOWD. — February 26, 1941, at her residence 36 Binning street Erskineville, ELLEN O'DOWD, late of Balgownie; aged 83 years The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942) Thursday 13 March 1941 p 32

O’Dowd/ O’Doud Mary

b. abt 1806 County Fermanagh Ireland d. 10/8/1893 Marshall Mount

m. Daniel O’Dowd

  1. (f) Mary Jane O’Dowd* b. 1836 d. 26/7/1901 (John Cleary 1870)

DEATH. O'DOUD.— On August 10th, 1893, at the residence of her daughter (Mrs. J. Cleary), Marshall Mount, Mary O'Doud, native of County Fermanagh, Ireland, and a resident of Marshall Mount for the past 22 years ; age 87 years. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Saturday 19 August 1893 p 2

O’Driscol Maud

1903 Electoral roll –living at Bulli School teacher

O’Dwyer Christina (Schreiber)

b. 22/2/1852 Eltville Nassau Germany d. 30/8/1938 Mortdale br. Jamberoo

m. Denis O’Dwyer (abt 1857-12/8/1928 Jamberoo Son of Patrick O’Dwyer & Alice)1902 Kiama

f. Anton Schrieber m. Clara Klum *

Ship: 1852 Peter Godeffroy

1903 Electoral roll –living at Jamberoo Domestic Duties


The death occurred at Mortdale on Tuesday, August 30th, of Mrs. Christine O'Dwyer, who for most of her long life had resided at Jamberoo. The daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Anton Schrieber, she was born in Germany and came out to Australia with her parents while still an infant. A terrible outbreak of fever occurred on the ship during the voyage, and of 60 children on board, she was the only survivor. Her parents took up land at Wallaby Hill, where they lived for many years, being highly respected.

Miss Schrieber married Mr Denis O'Dwyer and for a time lived at Kangaroo Valley, later returning with her husband to Jamberoo where she resided until about fifteen months age. Mr O'Dwyer predeceased her five years ago. They were a popular couple in Jamberoo well liked by all who knew them. The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Saturday 10 September 1938 p 2

O’Dwyer Dinah

1903 Electoral roll –living at Wallaby Hill Domestic Duties

O’Dwyer Kathleen

1903 Electoral roll –living at Albion Park Housekeeper with Otto Sylvester O’Dwyer a groom

O’Dwyer Mary Elizabeth (Martin)

b. 17/3/1874 Shellhabour bp. 26/11/1882 Albion Park RC

m. Patrick O’Dwyer 1912

f. Irvine Martin m. Sarah McGettigan *

1903 Electoral roll –living at Dunmore Domestic Duties

O’Dwyer Mary Jane (Moffat/Woods/Hoods)

b. abt 1844 Kent England d. 25/2/1925 Brownsville br. Albion Park

m. Thomas O’Dwyer (abt 1823 Cashel Tipperary Ireland-24/3/1907 Albion Park Son of Thomas O’Dwyer & Mary) 1864 Kiama

f. Robert

  1. (m) Patrick O’Dwyer b. 6/6/1865 Shellharbour bp Kiama RC d. after 1951 Coniston
  2. (m) Philip Augustine O’Dwyer b. 6/2/1867 Fox Gully d. Before 1951
  3. (m) Thomas Francis O’Dwyer b. 28/3/1868 Shellharbour d. 11/9/1951 Broughton Village ( Sarah Martin 1897)
  4. (m) Timothy O’Dwyer b. 25/5/1869 Shellharbour bp Kiama RC
  5. (m) Vincent Paul O’Dwyer b. 12/12/1870 Shellharbour
  6. (f) Mary Martha O’Dwyer b. 1872 Shellharbour (John Redden Cameron 1902)
  7. (m) Thomas Silvester O’Dwyer b. 13/5/1873 Shellharbor
  8. (f) Elizabeth Agnes Lizzie O’Dwyer b. 16/3/1875 Shellharbour bp Kiama RC (William Hore 1902)
  9. (f) Margaret Theresa O’Dwyer b. 6/8/1876 Shellharbor 13534/1876 d. 28/9/1966 Burwood (Colin Henry)
  10. (m) Leo Felix O’Dwyer b. 16/4/1878 Shellharbor d. before 1951 (Catherine Bridget Martin 1910)
  11. (m) Morris Joseph O’Dwyer b. 15/10/1879 Shellharbour
  12. (m) John C O’Dwyer b. 1879 Kiama d. after 1951 Richmond River
  13. (f) Catherine Ann O’Dwyer b. 24/11/1880 Shellharbour (Clifford)
  14. (f) Grace Bridget O’Dwyer b. 28/7/1882 Shellharbour (Richard Hodgson 1906)
  15. (m) Vincent O’Dwyer b. . d. after 1951 Brisbane
  16. (m) Otto O’Dwyer b. Shellharbour d. after 1951 Sydney (Annie Jekyll 1907)
  17. (m) Luke Miles O’Dwyer b. 18/10/1884 Shellharbour d. after 1951 Tweed Heads
  18. (f) Lucy Winifred O’Dwyer b. 24/1/1888 Albion Park d. 3/5/1890 br. Albion Park Catholic

1903 Electoral roll –living at Jamberoo Domestic Duties Husband a labourer /out of business in 1903

MRS. MARY J.O'DWYER. On Wednesday 25th February, the death of Mrs. Mary J. O'Dwyer, relict of the late Mr. T. O'Dwyer, occurred at her late residence Brownsville, South Coast.

The late Mrs. O'Dwyer who was in her 82nd year, was a very old and respected resident of the Illawarra, where she had lived continuously since her arrival from England 74 years ago. She was the mother of a family of 16 of whom 14 survive her, Dapto RC Church for the Albion Park cemetery where the remains were interred with her late husband, who predeceased her 17 years ago. The Kiama Reporter and Illawarra Journal (NSW : 1899 - 1947) Wednesday 11 March 1925 p 2

O’Dwyer Sarah Ellen (Martin)

b. abt 1876 Dunmore d. 28/8/1931 Dunmore br. Shellharbour

m. Thomas Francis O’Dwyer ( 28/3/1868 Croome –11/9/1951 Broughton Village Son of Thomas O’Dwyer & Mary Jane Wood *) 1/9/1897 St Pauls Albion Park

f. Irvine Martin m. Sarah McGettigan *

  1. (f) Mary E O’Dwyer b. 1898 Kiama (Dufficy)
  2. (m) Irvine T O’Dwyer b. 1900 Kiama
  3. (f) Sarah E O’Dwyer b. 1901 Kiama (L G Carroll)
  4. (m) Leo B O’Dwyer b. 1908 Kiama
  5. (m) John V O’Dwyer b. 1910 Kiama
  6. (f) Kathleen O’Dwyer (F Condon)

1903 Electoral roll –living at North Kiama Domestic Duties

Obituary. MRS. THOS. O'DWYER - 54 YEARS. Briefly, it was mentioned in inst. Saturday's “Independent'” that Mrs. Thos. O'Dwyer had passed away after a short illness of some three days at her home, “Allawah,” Dunmnore. The sad news was learned with district wide regret, and the very large attendance at the funeral and many beautiful flowers sent in sympathy for those bereaved and in remembrance evidenced   the great esteem in which she was held. On Saturday afternoon the interment took place in the Shellharbour cemetery, the cortege leaving the home at 1.30 p.m. The burial service was con- ducted by the Rev. Father O'Farrell, of Shellharbour and Albion Park, assisted by the Rev. Father M. P. Malone, of Kiama. Two sons in Messrs. Leo and Jack O'Dwyer, Messrs. Martin (nephews) and Messrs. Joe and Loy Marley were pall bearers. The late Mrs. O'Dwyer had a beautiful nature and was a friend and neighbour in the kindliest sense of the words. At any hour of the day or night she was ready to respond to the call of sickness, to sit up with a friend, or to watch with them beside a sick bed. She had known what illness was herself and her heart was tender, her hands helpful when it came to others. A happy nature was hers also, her smile and welcome spontaneous and sincere and besides the home circle that mourns her so deeply, many friends in the district in which she   was born, sorrow at her departure from this life in the prime of womanhood, for she rejoiced in the joys of her friends, and was keenly interested in all that mattered to her family, who found in her a companion and friend as well as a dev0ted mother. To Mr. Thomas O'Dwyer, bereft of a beloved helpmate, deep sympathy goes out; to Mr. Leo O'Dwyer deservedly popular in Kiama through his interest in sport and likeable nature, it is also extended, and to Mr. Jack         O'Dwyer, well-known in the football field; also to Miss Mary O'Dwyer, her mother's companion and helper, who yet finds time to do so much in organisation for church and charitable functions. Other children are Mr. Irvine O'Dwyer, of Albion Park, Mrs. Carroll (Nellie), of Albion Park, and Misses Kathleen and Grace (twins), to each and all district sympathy is extended. Also to her sister (Katherine) and brother-in-law, Mrs. and Mr. Leo O'Dwyer, who too are residents of Dunmore. The late Mrs. O'Dwyer was Miss   Ellen Martin, and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Irvine Martin, well- known and respected residents of Shellharbour for many years. Another sister (Mary) is Mrs. Patrick O'Dwyer, of Coniston, Wollongong. Three of Mr. and Mrs. Martin's daughters married sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. O'Dwyer, of Shellharbour. Four   brothers survive her, in Messrs. James, John and Joseph Martin, of Dunmore, and Mr. Irvine Martin, of Dorrigo, to whom condolence is also extended. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. O'Dwyer went to reside in Foxground and found a niche in the heart of the good folk there, by their kindly deeds and neighbourly ways and warm   hearted friendships. They resided there for some nine years farming first at “Golden Gully” and later at “Melrose,” removing from there in November, 1917. On January 1st, 1918, they took over the farm occupied for many   years by the late Mr. George Couch. On leaving they were given   a great send-off and many good wishes were expressed for happiness and prosperity at Dunmore with- in their old home district. Therefore,   at Gerringong and at Foxground, deep regret will also be expressed that such a Christian soul, good neighbour and generous friend has passed away, but the memory of the qualities that made her such, will live long after her. The Kiama Reporter and Illawarra Journal (NSW : 1899 - 1947) Wednesday 2 September 1931 p 2

Ogden Alice (Yates)

b. abt 1853 d. 1888 Clifton 10405/1888

m. Charles Ogden (1848-1894 Son of Henry Ogden & Mary Barber) 1872 Prestwich Lancashire

f. William Yates m. ?

Ship: Samuel Plimsoll 1874

  1. (m) William Henry Ogden b. 1872 d. 1940 Canterbury (Margaret Adam 1904)
  2. (f) Mary Ogden b. 1874 d. 1875 Newcastle
  3. (m) Charles A Ogden b. 1878 d. 1880 Newcastle
  4. (m) Joshua Ogden b. 1875 Newcastle 16350/1875 d. 25/8/1943 Cessnock (Catherine Hall * 1902)
  5. (m) George E Ogden b. 1877 Newcastle 17164/1877 d. 1878 Newcastle
  6. (m) Frederick Charles Ogden b. 1880 Newcastle 20355/1880 d. 1960 Woonona (Lilian E Watson 1907)
  7. (m) Amos Ogden b. 1883 Greta 20473/1883 d. 1885 Woonona
  8. (m) George E Ogden b. 1885 Woonona 23673/1885 d. 1944 Helensburgh (Maud M Riach 1906)
  9. (m) Thomas Ogden b. 1886 Woonona 24587/1886 d. 1886 Woonona

Husband a miner.

Ogden Catherine (Hall)

d. after 1943

m. Joshua Ogden (1875 Newcastle – 25/8/1943 Cessnock Son of Charles Ogden & Alice Yates *)1902 Helensburgh

  1. (f) Dorothy A Ogden b. 1903 Helensburgh d. 1905 Helensburgh
  2. (m) Frederick G Ogden b. 1906 Helensburgh
  3. (f) Nellie Ogden b. 1907 Helensburgh

Ogden Dorothy (Ravensdale/Ravinsdale)

b. abt 1852 Staffordshire

Unmarried or no father listed

m. Charles Ogden (1848-1894 Son of Henry Ogden & Mary Barber) 1889 Sydney

Ship: Australasian 1884

Occupation: Cook

  1. (f) Maud T Ravensdale b. 1888 Sydney
  2. (m) Arthur Ogden b. 1892 Helensburgh d. 1923

It is likely she remarried Hugh Austin in 1895.

Ogden Mary Ann (Phelan)

b. abt 1835 d. 1873 Brickfield Hill br. Rookwood

m. Frederick Ogden (-1877 Sydney Son of Frederick Ogden &) 1856 Maitland 1572/1856

  1. (f) Harriet E Ogden b. 1858 Patricks Plains 10905/1858 (David Roberts 1880)
  2. (m) Sidney F Ogden b. 1860 Sydney 829/1860
  3. (m) Alexander Ogden b. 1864 Wollongong 16482/1864

THE FRIENDS of Mr. FREDERICK OGDEN are invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved WIFE Mary Ann ; to move from his residence, Swan-st, Brickfield-hill, TOMORROW MORNING, at quarter to 9 to Necropolis. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 3 February 1873 p 8

Ogilvy Isabella (Howitt)

b. 21/7/1830 d. 24/12/1918 Manly br. Manly

m. David S S Ogilvy (1830 Cape of Good Hope- 3/10/63 Shoalhaven Son of David Skene Ogilvy & Isbaella Jackson) 1854 Wesleyan Methodist Sydney V1854457 85/1854

f. Adam Howitt m. Jane Matson

  1. (f) Isabella J Ogilvy b. 14/5/1856 Sydney V18566978 121C/1856 d. 6/5/1935 Campbelltown (Archibald Fenton )
  2. (m) Adam Ogilvy b. 552/1857 Sydney d. 3/4/1934 Mosman  (Ellen Brady)
  3. (m) David Skene Ogilvy b. 7/6/1859 Wollongong 14142/1859d. 6/8/1917 Liverpool (Mary Ann Crawford)
  4. (m) James Binnie Ogilvy b. 28/4/1864 Sydney d. 22/9/1867

Ogle Mary (McAuliffe)

m. John Ogle (abt 1841 Sydney -11/5/1903 Albion Park Son of John Ogle & Mary) 1889 West Maitland

  1. (m) George W Ogle b. 1890 West Maitland d. 1891 West Maitland
  2. (f) Margaret Agnes Ogle b. 1891 West Maitland (Gordon McDonald 1911)
  3. (m) William John Maurice Ogle b. 1892 West Maitland
  4. (m) Michael Thomas Ogle b. 1893 West Maitland d. 13/1/1921 Hornsby
  5. (m) George Ogle b. 1896 West Maitland
  6. (f) Florence May Ogle b. 12/2/1901 Marshall Mount (William Saunders 1924)

Living at Albion Park in 1903 Electoral Roll- Domestic Duties

Oglethorpe Jessie (Yates)

b. 1879 Bathurst d. 11/7/1961 Lithgow

m. James Oglethorpe 1903 Wollongong

f. George Yates m. Martha

1903 Electoral roll –living at South Coast Rd Dapto Dressmaker.

O’Gorman Agnes (Grey)

b. 1876 d. 26/3/1955 Albion Park br. Albion Park Anglican

m. James O’Gorman (3/5/1876 Albion Park - 16/12/1936 Albion Park Son of Michael O’Gorman & Catherine Collins *) 29/10/1902 Sydney /Albion Park

f. James Grey m. Ann

  1. (f) Gwendoline O’Gorman b. 1903 Newtown
  2. (m) Roydon O’Gorman b. 1905 St Peters
  3. (f) Mollie O’Gorman b. 1909 St Peters
  4. (f) Nellie N O’Gorman b. 1913 Newtown

Living at Albion Park in 1903 Electoral Roll- Domestic Duties. Husband a farm labourer.

O’Gorman Ann

b. abt 1812 Co Clare Ireland d. 18/5/1892 Yellow Rock br. Albion Park Catholic

m. James O’Gorman

f. Patrick m. ?

Ship: 1862 Abyssinian

  1. (m) Michael O’Gorman b. abt 1845 Co Clare Ireland d. 17/9/1914 Albion Park (Catherine Collins * 1875)
  2. (f) Bridget O’Gorman * d. 1924 Wollongong (Joseph Greenland )
  3. (f) Mary O’Gorman * (Michael Carberry 1856 )
  4. (f) Ellen O’Gorman * b. abt 1840 Co Clare Ireland d. 3/8/1918 (Gabriel Timbs 1862)


On yesterday last Mrs. O'Gorman an old and much-respected resident of Yellow Rock, passed away at the advanced age of 80 years. Her illness (says the Berry Register) was o2 only a short duration, and she died in peace at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. James Greenland, having lived a quiet peaceable life for a period of 30 years in that locality, after arriving here from the County Clare, Ireland, in May, 1862. Mrs. O'Gorman has left three daughters and one son, namely, Mrs. Greenland, Mrs. Carberry, Mrs. G. Timbs, and Mr. M. O'Gorman, and 30 grandchildren. Her funeral was attended by a large number of sympathizing friends. She was buried in the R. C. burying ground, Albion Park,

O’Gorman Catherine (Collins)

b. 2/2/1856 Jamberoo d. 31/5/1926 Albion Park br. Albion Park Catholic

m. Michael O’Gorman (abt 1834 Co Clare Ireland - 17/9/1914 Albion Park Son of James O’Gorman & Ann *) 17/5/1875 Jamberoo

f. John Collins m. Johanna O’Keefe *

  1. (m) James O’Gorman b. 3/5/1876 Albion Park d. 16/12/1936 Albion Park (Agnes Gray * 1902)
  2. (f) Margaret O’Gorman b. 1878 Albion Park
  3. (m) Michael John O’Gorman b. 8/12/1879 Albion Park d. 9/9/1951 Drummoyne (Anne DeSuisse 1907)
  4. (f) Elizabeth Hannah O’Gorman b. 2/12/1880 Albion Park d. 30/12/1889 Albion Park
  5. (f) Anna O’Gorman b. 22/1/1883 Albion Park d. 1955 Lismore(Rodger O’Keeffe 1904)
  6. (m) Patrick Francis O’Gorman b. 9/10/1884 Albion Park d. 9/8/1972 (Winifred Walsh 1914)
  7. (f) Ellen Margaret O’Gorman b. 8/12/1886 Albion Park d. 3/8/1918 Albion Park (Keiran Moran 1914)
  8. (m) Philip Joseph O’Gorman b. 11/3/1889 Albion Park d. 6/6/1964 Albion Park (Ethel Daley)
  9. (f) Catherine Maria O’Gorman b. 29/9/1892 Albion Park d. 17/5/1933 Albion Park (Patrick Cronan 1926)

1903 Electoral roll –living at Yellow Rock Domestic Duties Husband a farmer.

O’Gorman Elizabeth Betsy? (Berges/Bergerss)

m. Patrick O’Gorman 1863 Kiama 2067/1863

  1. (f) Maria O’Gorman b. 24/4/1864 McQuarie River bp Kiama RC
  2. (m)? Michael J Gorman 1865 Kiama 9796/1865
  3. (f) Sarah Ann O’Gorman b. 20/9/1867 Stoney Creek bp Kiama RC
  4. (f) Mary O’Gorman b. 1869 Kiama

Husband a farmer

O’Gorman Martha (Northfield)

b. 1868 Wollongong 18192/1868 d. 1940 Wollongong

Unmarried or no father listed

m. William Michael H O’Gorman 1900

f. William Northfield m. Emma Manning *

  1. (m) Arthur Northfield b. 1897 Woonona
  2. (f) Gladys N O’Gorman b. 1901 Woonona
  3. (m) William Northfield O’Gorman b. 1904 Woonona d. 23/10/1975 Fairy Meadow
  4. (f) Florence M O’Gorman b. 1909 Wollongong
  5. (f) Elsie M O’Gorman b. 1911 Wollongong

1903 Electoral roll –living at Balgownie Domestic Duties. Husband a labourer.

O’Grady Anna Maria

m. Michael O’Grady

  1. (f) Alice Eliza O’Gready b. 28/10/1884 Clifton 23079/1884

O’Grady Emma Monckton (Dibley then Stoyles)

d. 23/7/1904 Wollongong br. Rookwood

m John Blackler Stoyles 1868 Concord

m. William Bede Smith O’Grady (-10/6/1918 Parramatta) 1873 Braidwood

  1. Walter Mockton Stoyles b. 1869 Concord d. 1938 Sydney (Eleanor Elizabeth Smith * 1901)
  2. John Blackler Stoyles b. 1871 Braidwood d. 1954 Wollongong (Emily Goldsborough * 1893)
  3. Emily Maud O’Grady * b. 1935 Eskinville (James Hutchinson 1890)
  4. Essie King O’Grady b. 1875 Carcoar (Charles Bradley 1891)
  5. William James S O’Grady b. 1878 Carcoar
  6. Edith Lilian O’Grady b. 1880 Dubbo
  7. Percy C O’Grady b. 1882 Molong
  8. Francis D O’Grady b. 1884 Newtown
  9. Matilda M O’Grady b. 1886 Petersham (Henry Savage 1905)
  10. Irene M O’Grady b. 1889 Marrickville

Husband a schoolmaster

O'GRADY. — July 23, at the residence of her son, Emma Munckton O'Grady, aged 55 years.

O'GRADY -In memory of our dear mother, Emma O'Grady who departed this life 23rd July, 1004 Dead but not forgotten Inserted by her loving son and daughter, Walter and Lizzie Stoyles.

O'GRADY -In memory of our dear mother, Emma O'Grady, who departed this life July 23rd, 1904 Dead but not forgotten Inserted by her loving son and daughter, Jack and Emily Stoyles

O'GRADY -In loving memory of my dear mother, Emma O'Grady, who departed this life July 23rd, 1904 Dead, hut not forgotten Inserted by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Maud and James Hutchinson.

O'GRADY -In loving memory of our dear mother, Emma O'Grady who departed this life July 23rd 1904. Dead, but not fogotten. Inserted by her ever loving daughter, Essie, and Charles Bradley

O'GRADY -In loving memory of our dear mother, Emma O'Grady, who departed this life July 23rd 1904. Dead, but not forgotten. Inserted by her loving daughter and son, Tilly and Harry Savage.

O'GRADY-In loving memory of my dear mother, Emma O'Grady, who departed this life July 23rd 1904. Dead, but not forgotten Inserted by her loving son. William O'Grady.

O'GRADY -In loving memory of my dear mother, Emma O'Grady, who departed this life July 23rd, 1904. Dead, but not forgotten. Inserted by her loving son, Frank O'Grady.

O'GRADY. -In loving memory of my dear mother, Emma O'Grady, who departed this life July 23rd 1904. Dead, but not forgotten. Inserted by her loving daughter, Irene O'Grady.The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912) Wednesday 27 July 1904 p 253

O’Halloran/Halloran Margaret (Cunningham)

m. John or Patrick Halloran 1842 RC Sydney, St Mary's V1842602 130/1842

  1. (m) Patrick Halloran b. 1843 RC Sydney, St Mary's V184344 134/1843
  2. (f) Mary Halloran b. 16/3/1844 Dapto V18441187 62/1844

O’Halloran/ Halloran Mary Ann (Murphy)

b. abt 1855 Jamberoo d. 2/11/1928 Mt Kembla br. Wollongong

m. John O’Halloran (1852- 16/8/1917) 11/7/1876 St Francis Xavier’s 4582/1876

f. Patrick Murphy m. Ellen Cormick *

  1. (m) Patrick Halloran b. 14/5/1877 Mt Keira Wollongong 23082/1877
  2. (f) Catherine Alice O’Halloran * b. 15/9/1878 Mt Keira 24833/1878 ( Albert E Drinkwater 1901)
  3. (f) Mary Ann Halloran * b. 27/6/1880 27454/1880 d. 12/11/1911 Sydney (Edward McNamara 1900)
  4. (f) Ellen Josephine Halloran * b. 25/6/1881 Mt Kembla 18910/1881 d. 1943 (Wilfred P Bill 1912)
  5. (f) Margaret Halloran b. 10/8/1882 Mt Kembla 19622/1882 (William Head 1904)
  6. (m) John Halloran b. 17/9/1883 Mount Kembla 21118/1883 d. 6/4/1884
  7. (f) Sarah Elizabeth O’Halloran b. 29/12/1884 Mt Kembla 23429/1885 d. 1959 (William J Bill 1912)
  8. (f) Bridget Teresa Halloran b. 5/3/1888 Mt Kembla 25560/1888
  9. (f) Anastasia Halloran b. 23/10/1890 Mt Keira 38115/1890 (Enos Eagles 1910)
  10. (f) Cecila Augustine Halloran /O’Halloran b. 11/1/1893 Mount Kembla d. 1951 Ashfield (Victor Henry Wilson 1923)

1903 Electoral roll –living at Mount Kembla Domestic Duties

She resident of Mt Kembla. Father was a farmer but is unlisted. Could be Patrick Murphy.

O’Hara Ann (Mullen)

d. before 1873

m. Michael O’Hara (abt 1836 Newtown Limavady Derry- 30/6/1897 Mt Keira Son of James O’Hara & Rosanna McEwan * ) abt 1858

O’Hara Barbara

b. 1832 Ballinare Mayo

f. Thomas O’Hara m. Mary

Ship : Panama 1850

Irish Orphan

Her employer was Knox Ellis, Keiraville, Wollongong, £8, 1 yr.

Both of her parents were dead

O’Hara Bridget (Touhill then Mannix)

b. abt 1834 Ballinglannah Cork Ireland d. 3/7/1891 br. Wollongong

m. Morris Mannix (1871 Wollongong Son of Patrick Mannix & Mary) 7/8/1856 Wollongong 2175/1856

m. Michael O’Hara (c1836 Newtown Limavady Derry - 30/6/1897 Mt Keira Son of James O’Hara & Rosanna McEwan * ) 17/1/1873 St Francis Xavier’s

f. Edmund Twohill m. Julia Neill

Ship: Golden Era 1855

  1. (f) Catherine Mannox b. 13/7/1857 Jamberoo bp Kiama RC
  2. (m) Patrick Mannix 1860 Dapto (Miriam Jane Larkin 1890)
  3. (f) Mary B Mannix b. 1863 V18632510 121A/1863
  4. (m) William Maurice Manix b. 12/5/1863 Wollongong 15010/1863 d. 1888 Wollongong
  5. (m) James Mannix b. abt 1866 Mt Keira d. 25/6/1938 Wollongong (Margaret Daley *)
  6. (f) Bridget O’Hara b. 26/1/1874 Mount Kiera
  7. (f) Rosanna Jane O’Hara b. 17/8/1878 Mt Keira d. 8/12/1878 Mt Keira 3 months 21 days
  8. (m) James O’Hara b. 6/12/1879 Wollongong/Mt Keira (Catherine Smith 1900)

John Looney and Henry Gallagher were charged with that they did, on the 25th instant, assault Bridget O Hara, with intent. Mr. Russell for defendants.

Constable Streatfield deposed : At about half past 10 o'clock last night, from information received, I went in company with Constable Arthur in the direction of the gas works, when near Smith-street I heard a smothered scream; the voice appeared as if the person was choking; I heard a man's voice say, 'Hold your tongue'- I know defendant Looney well, and believe it was his voice ; the screams continued, and we ran at full speed, and found a woman named O'Hara lying in an open paddock off Smith street, the two defendants being there also, Gallagher holding her down, whilst Looney was committing the offence. (The evidence at this stage was unfit for publication.) The woman was much exhausted, and could scarcely speak; she was the worse of liquor, and much excited ; defendants had no time to run, for we were right on to them before they were aware of it ; we arrested them at once ; I asked Looney what he was doing with the woman, and if he knew who she was ; he replied that she was a stranger, and that they were trying to got her home; Gallagher also said they had never seen her before in their lives, that they were only trying to get her home, Constable Arthur said it was strange they should see the woman home when they did not know who she was, or where she was living ; Gallagher said that was nothing we took defendants to the lock-up, and on searching Gallagher found a bottle containing rum ; we then went back for the woman, and took her to the lock-up in a blanket ; she was much exhausted.

Constable Arthur gave corroborative evidence.

William Gow gave evidence to the effect that he saw two men and a woman lying in a paddock off Smith-street; the woman was groaning, and he had no doubt the men were abusing her.

Bridget O'Hara deposed : I am the wife of Michael O'Hara, and reside at Mount Keira; am 50 years of age ; I was in Wollongong yesterday, and got a little too much to drink ; I remember starting to go home with Mrs. Rowles from O'Brien's hotel ; I went to go home by the tramline, and don't remember anything else; I saw the two defendants in O'Brien's about 4 or 5 o'clock I started home about dark ; I have known both defendants from their childhood; Gallagher was reared within a stone's throw of my place ; they know me well; I don't remember anything from the time I got into the paddock ; I came to my senses this morning in the police station.

Michael O'Brien, licensee of the Royal Alfred hotel, deposed that the woman O'Hara was at his hotel at 6 o'clock in the evening, when he told her to go home, and she did so, leaving with Mrs. Rowles; both defendants were at the hotel when she left, and for some time after. Dr. Thompson deposed to having examined the woman O'Hara, and finding that she had been interfered with. In reply to the usual questions, Looney said he, was not guilty, and Gallagher said he knew the woman, and was going to take her home. Defendants were committed to take their trial at the next Court of Quarter Sessions, to be hold on the 17th August, bail allowed, each in £10,0, and two sureties in £50 each. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Thursday 28 June 1888 p 2

O’Hara Catherine (Fervin then Lutely)

m. Michael O’Hara (c1836 Newtown Limavady Derry- 30/6/1897 Mt Keira Son of James O’Hara & Rosanna McEwan * ) 24/7/1896 Wollongong

O’Hara Catherine (Smith)

m. James O’Hara

  1. (m) James O’Hara b. 16/3/1863 Mount Keira 15040/1863
  2. (f) Margaret O’Hara b. 22/11/1868 Mount Keira
  3. (m) Frederick O’Hara b. 1870 Wollongong

O’Hara Catherine (Smith)

b. abt 1881 Mt Keira

m. James O’Hara (6/12/1876 Mt Keira – Son of Michael O'Hara & Bridget Twohill * ) 28/11/1900 St Francis Xavier’s

f. John Smith m. Jane Bell *

  1. (m) William John O’Hara b. 11/3/1901 Keiraville (Marjorie Rose Dixon 1922)
  2. (m) Michael James O’Hara b. 13/8/1903 Keiraville d. 1977 Bulli (Alma Johns Poole 1929)
  3. (m) Andrew O’Hara b. 12/10/1905 Gwynneville d. Wollongong
  4. (m) Robert Walter O’Hara b. 28/9/1909 Gwynneville d. Preston Vic
  5. (f) Dorothy Gladys O’Hara b. 19/5/1912 Sydney ( Frederick John Shepherd 1933)

1903 Electoral roll –living at Keiraville Domestic Duties

O’Hara Martha Agnes (McCauley)

b. 1828 Cavan Ireland d. 14/12/1892 Glen Innes br. Glen Innes

m. Samuel O’Hara (1827 Killinkere Parish County Cavan Ireland- 29/11/1907 Strawberry Hill near Glen Innes Son of Samuel O’Hara & Elizabeth Jordan)

f. Andrew McCauley m. Elizabeth

Ship: 1855 Truro

  1. (f) Eliza Agnes O’Hara b. abt 1855 at sea d. 29/9/1895 Glen Elgin (Thomas Samuel Johnson)
  2. (f) Mary Jane O’Hara b. 17/12/1857 Towradgi Wollongong 12151/1857 d. 3/2/1920 Glen Innes (Daniel Mahoney )
  3. (m) Samuel O’Hara b. 1858 Towradgi Wollongong 13544/1858 d. 1944 Glen Innes (Ann Tickle)
  4. (m) Andrew O’Hara b. 1861 Wollongong 14350/1861 d. 10/5/1942 Glen Innes (Emma Jane Tickle)
  5. (m) Robert O’Hara b. 1863 Wellingrove 14523/1863 d. 10/5/1942 Glen Innes (Martyha Agnes Davidson)
  6. (f) Sarah O’Hara b. 1866 Wellingrove 16001/1866 d. 25/5/1957 Glen Innes ( John Alexander Davidson)

O’Hara Rosanna (McEwan)

b. abt 1805 Newtown Limavady Derry d. 24/5/1857 Mt Keira br. Wollongong

m. James O’Hara (abt 1803 Newtown Limavady Derry – after 1870 Son of Michael O’Hara & Molly)

f. Francis McEwan m. Bridget

Ship: 1838 Parland

Occupation: Dairywoman

  1. (f) Mary O’Hara * b. abt1826 Newtown Limavady Derry d. 4/6/1877 Wollongong (Charles McCann 1843, Alexander Stewart 1860
  2. (m) John Alexander O’Hara b. abt 1828 Newtown Limavady Derry d. 15/10/1898 Boorowa ( Jane Ann Preston 1854)
  3. (f) Elizabeth O’Hara b. abt 1830 Newtown Limavady Derry ( Thomas McManus 1847)
  4. (f) Rosanna Jane O’Hara b. abt 1832 Newtown Limavady Derry ( John Cosgrove 1852, John Costello)
  5. (m) Michael O’Hara b. abt 1836 Newtown Limavady Derry d. 30/6/1897 Mt Keira ( Ann Mullins * 1858, Bridget Twohill * 1873, Catherine Fervin *1896)

On the 24th instant, at her residence, near Mount Keira, Rosanna, the beloved wife of Mr. James O'Hara, aged 52 years. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Monday 25 May 1857 p 3

O’Keefe Annie (Falloon)

b.. 31/12/1876 Albion Park 13806/1877 d/ 1953 Kiamam

m. David O’Keefe 1914 Kiama

f. Samuel Falloon m. Anne McGuire

Living Black Springs in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties

O’Keefe Catherine

m. Martin O’Keefe

  1. (m) Michael O’Keefe b. 1868 Kiama

O’Keeffe Catherine Anne (McDonald)

b. abt 1861 Shoalhaven d. 12/8/1951 Murwillumbah br. Murwillumbah

m. Patrick John O’Keefe (abt 1862 South Coast -16/6/1916 Mullumbimby Son of David O’Keefe & Margaret *) 1886 Shoalhaven

f. Simon McDonald m. Annie McGuire

  1. (f) Margaret A O’Keefe b. 1887 Broughton Creek
  2. (f) Christina O’Keefe b. 1890 Nowra
  3. (f) Ethel O’Keefe b. 1892 Kiama d. 1894 Murwillumbah
  4. (f) Maud O’Keefe b. 1894 Lismore
  5. (m) Patrick John O’Keefe b. 1897 Murwillumbah d. 12/8/1951
  6. (f) Catherine A O’Keefe b. 1900 Murwillumbah
  7. (f) Mary E O’Keefe b. 1902 Murwillumbah
  8. (f) Clarence A O’Keefe b. 1905 Murwillumbah

O’Keefe Emmeline (Field)

b. abt 1852 d. 21/7/1934 Auburn

m. David O’Keefe (- before 1934 ) 1877 Kiama

  1. (f) Emmeline O’Keefe b. 1879 Redfern
  2. (f) Ellen O’Keeffe b. 1881 Sydney
  3. (f) Daisy O’Keeffe b. 1883 Sydney
  4. (f) Ruth O’Keeffe b. 1885 Sydney
  5. (m) George O’Keefe b.
  6. (m) Edward O’Keefe b.
  7. (f) Annie O’Keefe
  8. (f) Eva F O’Keeffe b. 1891 Glebe
  9. (f) Ivy K O’Keefe b. 1893 Glebe
  10. (f) Olive M O’Keefe b. 1893 Glebe

O'KEEFE.-July 21, 1934, at her residence, Avondale, 22 Alice-street, Auburn, Emmeline, dearly beloved wife of the late David O'Keefe and loving mother of Nellie, Daisy, Ruth (Mrs. Thompson), of Coomba, George, of Coogee, Ted, of Lakemba, Annie (Mrs. Desjardins), of Roseville, Ivy (Mrs. Gunter), of South Kensington, and loving grandmother of Jack   Thompson and Jack and Grace O'Keefe.  The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 23 July 1934 p 10

O’Keefe Ellen/Nelly (Hart)

b. Ireland d. 9/8/1951 Casino br. Casino

m. James O’Keefe (13/2/1870 Jamberoo -28/8/1954 Casino Son of Cornelius O’Keefe & Margaret King * 1892 Kiama

f. Moses Hart m. Ellen *

  1. (f) Helena Beatrice V O’Keefe b. 1892 Kiama d. 1965 Casino (James Bernard Boyle)
  2. (f) Margaret Marjory O’Keefe b. 1895 Nowra *Conrick)
  3. (m) James O’Keefe b. 1897 Nowra
  4. (f) Myra M A O’Keefe b. 1903 Nowra Sister M. Livinus
  5. (f) Alma E O’Keefe b. 1905 Casino Sister M. Bernard
  6. (f) Nelly O’Keefe b. 1907 Casino


The death occurred on Sunday afternoon at her residence, 23 Barker St., Casino, of Mrs. Ellen O'Keefe, wife of James O'Keefe.

The late Mrs. O'Keefe was a well-known and highly respected resident of Casino for many years. Born in Ireland, she came to Australia as a child and later married James O'Keefe at Kiama. Shortly afterwards they moved to the North Coast and settled on the land at “Rose Hill,” Wooroowoolgen, where they remained for a number of years. After disposing of their farming property they moved to Lismore, where for a number of years were proprietors of the Commercial Hotel. After leaving Lismore they went into business at 206 Parramatta Road, Sydney, and later settled at 23 Barker Street, Casino.

The late Mrs. O'Keefe was a devout member of the Catholic Church and for many years was an ardent worker at church functions. She also was a devout member of the Sacred Heart Society.

She is survived by her husband, James O'Keefe, and a family of six children. The children are: (Myra) Sister M. Livinus, Convent of Mercy, Casino; (Alma) Sister M. Bernard, Convent of Mercy (Grafton); Jim, Beverley Hills, Sydney; (Beatrice), Mrs. H. B. Boyle, Casino; (Marjory) Mrs. E. Conrick, Wollongong; and Nell, Casino.

The funeral will move from St. Mary's Catholic Church for Casino Cemetery today after Requiem Mass to be celebrated at 9 a.m. Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954) Tuesday 11 August 1953 p 5

O’Keefe Florence (Fleet)

b. 5/7/1882 Jamberoo 20149/1882 d. 14/5/1949 Kiama

m. Martin S O’Keefe 1904

f. John Fleet m. Anna Maria Hannah Slusher *

Mother listed as single on birth record

Living Jamberoo in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties

O’Keefe Honora Norah (Hanrahan)

b. 27/6/1872 Gerringong d. 20/9/1938 Gosford br. Botany

m. Daniel Bede O’Keefe (18/2/1869 Jamberoo - 1937 Woollahra Son of Francis O’Keefe & Margaret Deneen *) 1898 Kiama

f. John Hanrahan m. Eliza O’Shea *

  1. (m) Francis Bede O’Keefe b. 1899 Kiama d. 1946 Redfern
  2. (m) John O’Keefe
  3. (f) Elizabeth Patricia O’Keeffe b. 17/3/1901 Albion Park (Hickey)

Obituary.   MRS. N. O'KEEFE – 69 YEARS. The death occurred on Tuesday last of Mrs. Norah O'Keefe, aged 69 years, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Hickey, at Gosford. The late Mrs. O'Keefe was a native of Gerringong, being a Miss Hanrahan, and for many years also resided at Albion Park, where her husband, Mr. Daniel O'Keefe, was employed at the Illawarra Central Co-op. Dairy Society, later going to Sydney, where he was with the Dairy Farmers' Milk Co. Mr. O'Keefe died at Easter of last year. District sympathy is expressed with the surviving relatives in Mrs. W. Kiley (Gerringong), sister; Mrs. Hickey (Gosford), daughter; Messrs. Bede and John O'Keefe (Kensington), sons; Mrs. Clancy (Albion Park), Mrs. J. P. Condon (Jamberoo), sisters-in-law; Messrs. David O'Keefe (Jamberoo) and C. F. O'Keefe (Albion Park), brothers-in-law. The funeral took place at the Catholic cemetery, Botany, on Wednesday. The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Saturday 24 September 1938 p 3

O’Keefe Julia (Kelly)

b. 1869 Kiama d. 20/3/1902 Jamberoo. Jamberoo Catholic

m. Cornelius O’Keefe 1899 Kiama

f. John Kelly m. Louisa M Cole*

  1. (m) James T O’Keefe b. 1901 Kiama

Mrs. Con. O'Keeffe, Jamberoo.

Mrs. Con O'Keeffe, of Curramore, Jamberoo, died on Thursday of last week, at the early age of 33. She had the consolation of receiving the last Sacraments before her death. The funeral took place in the old Jamboroo cemetery on Saturday. The Rev. Father Jas. Sheridan officiated at the grave. Deceased leaves one child, who is a mere infant. The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942) Saturday 29 March 1902 p 20


J J Mc'CARTHY been instructed to sell by auction on 15th October,


Farm containing 120 Acres, 2 Roods 2 Perches, together with comfortable Dwelling House, Separator. Room, Milking Bails and Yards, Piggeries, Out-Building &c., &c

28 Cows, in full silk and springing
1 Bull (pedigree and 2 poddies
Well known Factory Horse ‘Captain’
1 Bay Fill (3 year old), broken to saddle
1 Blood mare stinted to “Wyalong”
Factory Cart a Harness
Slide, Set of Traces and Heavy Harness, and several Collars
New Sulky Mood, maker; took three first places at last shows); also Harnesses
Plough and Harrow (Richardson's patent
Dairy Utensils, Factory Cans- etc,
Alvas Laval B Separator (new) 66 ,gls,
Farming- Implements, etc.
Household Furniture
Bed and Bedding, etc., etc.

The Auctioneer states that this Farm is one of the best brushed farms in Curranmore, and is fenced into ten paddocks, with never failing water supply. Etc The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Friday 3 October 1902 p 3

O’Keefe Margaret

Unmarried or no father listed

  1. (f) Mabel S O’Keefe b. 1892 Kiama

O’Keefe/Keefe/Keeffe Margaret

b. abt 1839 Co Waterford d. 30/5/1913 br. Jamberoo Catholic

m. David O’Keefe (abt 1837 Duagh Co Kerry Ireland – abt 1908 Son of Phillip O’Keeffe & Catherine Morrissey)

Ship: abt 1850

  1. (f) Catherine Keeffe b. 1859 Kiama 8312/1859 
  2. (f) Johanna Keeffe b. 1860 Kiama 7694/1860 
  3. (m) Patrick John OKeeffe abt 1862 South Coast -16/6/1916 Mullumbimby (Catherine McDonald * 1886)
  4. (f) Mary O’Keefe b. abt 1865 d. 2/10/1893 Sydney
  5. (m) Cornelius O’Keefe b. 1867 Kiama 10586/1867
  6. (f) Margaret Keefe b. 1869 Kiama 12323/1869 
  7. (f) Ellen Charlotte Keefe b. 1871 Kiama 11732/1871
  8. (f) Catherine Ann O’Keeffe * b. 1873 Kiama 12406/1873 (John Hudson 1890)
  9. (f) Elizabeth Jane O’Keeffe b. 1875 Kiama 13186/1875
  10. (f) Bridget Ann O’Keefe b. 1878 Kiama 14843/1878 d. 12/4/1899 Snake bite
  11. (m) John Thomas O’Keefe d. 1884 Kiama 23430/1884 d. 28/9/1891 br Jamberoo

1903 Electoral roll –living at Wallaby Hill Domestic Duties


MRS. MARGARET O'KEEFE.   On Friday evening last, at the residence of her grand-daughter (Mrs. T. Whalan, Jamberoo), there passed away one of the oldest residents of Jamberoo, in the person of Mrs. Margaret O'Keefe, relict of the late Mr. Cornelius O'Keefe, who predeceased her about five years ago. The late Mrs. O'Keefe was a native of County Water ford, Ireland, and arrived in New South   Wales about the year 1850, settling   shortly afterwards at Jamberoo, being amongst the earliest settlers and tenants of the late Mr. Alick Osborne, on whose land at Wallaby Hill she resided until long after it was sold, which practically meant about sixty years' residence on one farm. Her kindly disposition, besides her thought for others, was well known. The funeral took place on Sunday, a large number of residents paying the last tribute of respect by following the mortal remains to the Catholic cemetery adjoining the church, where deceased expressed a desire to be buried beside her late husband. Prior to the interment a service was held in the church by Rev. Father Malone, who made feeling reference to the deceased lady and the good life she had lived, and for the example she showed to others by her regular attendance and attachment to her church. During the deceased's illness, which was only of a few weeks duration, she was attended by Dr. Fox, who did all he could to relieve her suffering, and she received careful nursing from her   daughter (Mrs. Hudson), and grand- daughter (Mrs. Whalan), assisted by kind friends to whom deceased was much attached during her life. She leaves to mourn her, a large family and many descendants. The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Wednesday 4 June 1913 p 2

O’Keefe Margaret (Boyle)

m. John O’Keefe 1878 Kiama

  1. (m) Francis Xavier b. 9/3/1880 16708/1880 d. 17/3/1880 Jamberoo
  2. (m) Hugh J O’Keefe b. 1882 Kiama 20116/1882
  3. (m) Philip O O’Keefe b. 1884 Lismore 31234/1884
  4. (f) Margaret E O’Keefe b. 1892 Ballina 5163/1892

O’Keefe/Keefe/Keeffe Margaret (Deneen/ Dineen /Denily/Deneher)

b. abt 1837 Cork Ireland d. 29/5/1904 Mt Allowrie Jamberoo br. Jamberoo Catholic

m. Francis O’Keefe ( abt 1832 Duagh Co Kerry Ireland – 5/2/1903 Wallaby Hill Jamberoo Son of Phillip O’Keeffe & Catherine Morrissey) 14/5/1855 Jamberoo

  1. (m) Phillip O’Keefe b. 7/4/1856 Jamberoo reg Kiama RC d. 8/7/ 1936 Dapto (Rebecca Catherine Jordan * 1887)
  2. (m) John O’Keefe b. 2/8/1857 Jamberoo 7514/1857 d. 22/10/1938 Burringbar (Margaret Boyle * 1879)
  3. (f) Catherine Keeffe b. 28/4/1859 Jamberoo 8388/1859 d. 26/12/1936
  4. (f) Mary Jane O’Keefe * b. 15/3/1861 Jamberoo bp Kiama RC d. 2/3/1954 (George Clancy 1888) Albion Park
  5. (m) Cornelius Francis O’Keefe b. 30/4/1863 Jamberoo d. 9/4/1946 Kiama ( Julia Kelly * 1899 , Rosina Barton * 1909)
  6. (f) Bridget O’Keefe * b. 18/2/1865 Jamberoo 9647/1965 d. 26/11/1928 Canterbury ( John A Lyons 1888)
  7. (m) David O’Keefe b. 1/3/1867 Jamberoo d. 3/6/1952 Kiama ( Annie ? )
  8. (m) Daniel Bede O’Keefe b. 18/2/1869 Jamberoo 12165/1869 d. 1937 Woollahra (Honora Hanrahan *)
  9. (f) Elizabeth Jane O’Keefe * b. 9/2/1871 Jamberoo d. 11/6/1935 Wollongong (George Brownlee 1893)
  10. (f) Margaret Ann O’Keefe * b. 9/2/1871 Jamberoo James (Michael Lyons 1890)
  11. (f) Agnes Theresa O’Keefe * b. 1873 Jamberoo d. 11/8/1956 (James Condon 1895)
  12. (f) Ellen Maria O’Keefe * b. 17/5/1875 Jamberoo ( John Smith 1900) lived Coaldale
  13. (f) Matilda Rose O’Keefe b. 9/2/1878 Jamberood. 9/7/1971 ( William J Martin 1903)

1903 Electoral roll –living at Jamberoo Domestic Duties

Husband a settler

THE LATE MRS. FRANK O'KEEFE   As briefly mentioned in a recent issue, on Sunday evening 29th May,   at about six o'clock, Mrs. Frank O'Keefe passed away at her late residence, “Mount Allowrie,” Jamberoo,   at the age of 67 years, after an illness of twelve months' duration. The deceased lady was a native of Cork, Ireland. She came to the colony as a young woman, married, and, for 49 years lived in the South Coast district. She leaves a family of thirteen children (5 sons and 8 daughters), 12 of whom were at the funeral. She had 41 grandchildren, all of whom are living. The Rev. Father Sheridan conducted the funeral obsequies, and a very large number of people followed the remains of the deceased mournfully to the cemetery. It is about fifteen months   since deceased's husband died. Heart- felt sorrow is felt for the bereaved family, several members of whom are   well known, occupying, as they do,   prominent positions in connection with South Coast Milk and Butter Companies. The Kiama Reporter and Illawarra Journal (NSW : 1899 - 1947) Wednesday 8 June 1904 p 2

O’Keefe/O’Keeffe/Keefe Margaret (King)

b. 1835 Co. Kilkenny Ireland d. 30/5/1913 Jamberoo br. Jamberoo Catholic

m. Cornelius O’Keefe (abt 1825 Duagh Co Kerry Ireland- 26/9 1908 Jamberoo Son of Phillip O’Keefe & Catherine Morrissey) 11/8/1856 RC Chapel Jamberoo

f. Thomas King m. Mary Doman

  1. (f) Catherine O’Keefe * b. 26/6/ 1857 Jamberoo d. 5/1/1940 Petersham (John Hutson 1880)
  2. (f) Mary O’Keefe b. 14/7/1858 Jamberoo d. 14/1/1859 Jamberoo
  3. (m) Phillip O’Keefe b. 1/1/1861 Jamberoo d. 19/10/1863 Jamberoo
  4. (f) Johanna Anastasia O’Keefe b. 4/10/1862 Jamberoo d. 1867
  5. (m) Thomas O’Keefe b. 24/7/1864 Jamberoo d. 1932
  6. (m) Francis O’Keefe b. 25/5/1866 Jamberoo d 1937
  7. (m) David O’Keefe b. 6/5/ 1868 Jamberoo d. 1953
  8. (m) James O’Keefe b. 13/2/1870 Jamberoo d. 28/8/1954 Casino (Ellen Hart * 1892)
  9. (m) Martin Stephen O’Keefe b. 24/12/1871 Jamberoo d. 16/4/1942 Kiama
  10. (m) John Edward O’Keefe b. 4 /5/1876 Jamberoo d. 5/5/1916 Kiama

O’Keeffe/Keefe Margaret (Schannel/Schannell)

b. abt 1838 Abbeyfeale, Co.Limerick,Ireland d. 1914 Jamberoo

m. David Keeffe ( abt 1837 Duagh Co Kerry Ireland – 1919 Kiama Son of Phillip O’Keeffe & Catherine Morrissey) 24/4/1858

Ship: Mary Pleasants 1858

  1. (f) Catherine Keeffe b. 23/1/1859 Jamberoo bp Kiama RC
  2. (f) Johannah Keeffe b. 10/12/1859 Jamberoo bp Kiama RC
  3. (m) Patrick Keeffe b. 22/2/1861 Jamberoo bp Kiama RC (Catherine Ann McDonnell 1886)
  4. (f) Margaret O’Keefe/Keefe * b. 1869 Kiama d. 27/8/1939 ( Thomas Harty 1895)
  5. (f) Ellen Charlotte Keefe b. 1871 Kiama

1903 Electoral roll –living at Jamberoo/Wallaby Hill Domestic Duties

Husband a settler


Mrs. David O'Keefe, an old resident of Jamberoo died last week , aged 78 years. She had resided in the district with her husband over half a century. The Shoalhaven Telegraph (NSW : 1881 - 1937) Wednesday 9 December 1914 p 4

O’Keefe/Keefe Mary (Dobin)

b. abt 1836 Kilkenny Ireland d. 22/1/1884 Breadalbane

m. John O’Keeffe 11/8/1859 Wollongong

f. John Dobbin

  1. (f) Julia Mary O’Keeffe b. 4/6/1860 Bulli 13979/1860 (John Dignam 1889)
  2. Francis N O’Keefe b. 1864 Goulburn
  3. Anne O’Keefe b. 1866 Goulburn
  4. Ellen O’Keefe b. 1868 Goulburn
  5. Michael Joseph O’Keefe b. 1872 Goulburn
  6. Thomas O’Keefe b. 1874 Goulburn

On the 11th instant, at St. Xavier's Church, Wollongong, by special license, by the Rev W. X. Johnson, Mr John O'Keefe, of Fairy Meadow, native of this colony, to Mary, daughter of John Dobbin, late of Kilkenny, Ireland. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Thursday 18 August 1859 p 3

On the 4th instant, at her residence, Bulli, Mrs John O'Keefe, of a daughter. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 12 June 1860 p 2


At Breadalbane, on Tuesday, 22nd January, MARY, the beloved wife of JOHN O'KEEFE, aged 48 years, after a long and painful illness, leaving a husband and six children to mourn their loss. May she rest in peace. Goulburn Evening Penny Post (NSW : 1881 - 1940) Saturday 26 January 1884 p 2

O’Keefe/Keefe Mary (Rountry)

b. abt 1833 Moynathy (?) County Meath d. 1874 Gerringong

m. Matthew O’Keefe (-18/2/1874 Gerringong Son of Daniel O’Keefe &) 1860 Kiama

f. Charles Rountry m. Elizabeth

Ship: Golden Era 1855

Occupation: Dairy Maid

Cause of Death: Dropsy

  1. (m) Matthew O’Keefe b. abt 1861 Kiama d. 3/7/1934 Murwillumbah
  2. (m) John O’Keefe b. abt 1864 Gerringong d. 23/5/1937 Lismore (Emily Boyle)
  3. (f) Elizabeth O’Keefe b. d. Infancy
  4. (m) Alexander O’Keefe b. 1865 Kiama d. 1930 Burwood
  5. (f) Mary A O’Keefe b. 1867 d. 15/8/1960 Sydney (John Ripps 1888)
  6. (m) Dennis O’Keefe b. 1865 Kiama d. 2/7/1939 Murwillumbah (Mary Minahan)
  7. (m) Charles O’Keefe b. 6/1/1869 Gerringong bp Kiama RC d. 1945 Lawson
  8. (f) Catherine O’Keefe b. 13/5/1871 Gerringong bp Kiama RC d. 1965 Sydney (John Mathers 1892)

Left 10 children Claimed to be 9 boys and 1 girl but her son’s Dennis obituary says he had 3 sisters

O’Keeffe Rebecca Catherine (Jordan)

b. 1863 Gerringong d. 24/12/1932 Wollongong 20112/1932 br. Jamberoo Catholic

m. Phillip O’Keeffe (7/4/1856 Jamberoo -8/7/ 1936 Dapto Son of Francis O’Keefe & Margaret Deneen *) 23/11/1887 Kiama 5520/1887

f. Charles Jordan m. Catherine McCabe *

  1. (f) Catherine O’Keefe b. 1889 Kiama 25065/1889
  2. (m) Francis O’Keefe b. 1889 Kiama 18124/1891
  3. (f) Margaret O’Keefe b. 1894 Kiama 17639/1894 (Frank D Stokes 1923)
  4. (m) Charles O’Keefe
  5. (m) Joseph O’Keefe b. 1899 Kiama 31382/1899
  6. (f) Mary Angela O’Keeffe b. 9/11/1901 Dapto 8543/1902
  7. (m) Philip Vincent O’Keefe b. 1905 Dapto 2955/1905

1903 Electoral roll –living at Hamilton St Dapto Domestic Duties

O'KEEFE–JORDON.—On the 23nd Nov., at St. Peter's Church, Kiama, by the Rev. Father Sayers, Phillip, eldest son of Francis O'Keefe, Jamberoo, to Rebecca Catherine, eldest daughter of Charles Jordon, Toolijooa, Gerringong. The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Friday 16 December 1887 p 2

O'KEEFE - December 24, 1932, at Wollongong District Hospital, Rebecca Catherine, beloved wife of Phillip O'Keefe, of Hamilton-street, Dapto, and mother of Francis, Margaret (Mrs Stokes, Concord), Charles, Joseph, Mary, and Vincent, in her  70th year.

O’Keefe Rosina (Barton then Long)

b. 1868 Mudgee d. 1940 Kiama

m. William T Long 1892 Mudgee 5184/1892

m. Cornelius Francis O’Keefe (30/4/1863 Jamberoo - 9/4/1946 Kiama Son of Francis O’Keefe & Margaret Deneen *) 1909 Sydney

f. John Barton m. Mary Ann

  1. (m) William Barton Long b. 1894 Wollongong 37736/1894 d. 2/12/1895 Albion Park aged 23 months

Electoral Roll 1903 resident Albion Park –Post Mistress

Mrs. Rosina Long has been appointed pointed district register of births, deaths, and marriages for Albion Park and Shellharbor. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Thursday 3 June 1897 p 2

Mr. C. O'Keefe, of Albion Park, was in Sydney on Wednesday last married to Mrs. Long The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Wednesday 30 June 1909 p 2

Mrs. Rosina O'Keefe, who died last week end at Albion Park at the age of 72 years, was the beloved wife of Mr. Con. F. O'Keefe, who for years was secretary to the Illawarra Cooperative Dairy Co., Albion Park. He was also Mayor of Shellharbour. The late Mrs. O'Keefe will be remembered by the older residents as post mistress at Albion Park for many years. South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Friday 11 October 1940 p 15

Okey Emily (? then McDonald)

b. abt 1860 d. 4/11/1942 Hurstville cr. Woronora

m. Alexander McDonald

m. John H Okey 1915 Bulli

  1. (f) Emily M McDonald b. 1886 Wollongong 24285/1886 (Robert W Pilgrim 1906)
  2. (f) Madeline McDonald b. 1889 Woonona (Francis J Robertson 1917)
  3. (m) Joseph McDonald
  4. (f) Heather I McDonald b. 1894 Woonona (Daniel Connors 1916)

OKEY.— Nov, 4, 1942, at a private hospital, Hurstville, Emily Okey (late of Bulli), beloved mother of Emily (Mrs. R. W. Pilgrim), Madeline (Mrs. M. Robertson), Joseph McDonald and Heather (Mrs. D. Connors). Aged 82 years. Privately cremated, Woronora Crematorium. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 13 November 1942 p 6

Oldroyd Mary Ann (Croft)

b. abt 1862 Yorkshire d. 8/2/1946 Woonona

m. Joseph Oldroyd (abt 1863 Thornedge England- 7/12/1934 Woonona Son of Andrew Oldroyd & Mary) 1885 Dewsbury

f. Joseph Croft m. Jane

Ship: 1888 Orizaba

  1. (m) Joseph Andrew Oldroyd b. abt 1886 England d. 1915 ? England
  2. (f) Mary Jane Oldroyd b. 1894 Mount Kembla d. 9/1/1933 (John Salisbury 1920)
  3. (f) Martha Oldroyd b. 1896 Wollongong (Thomas Marshall 1921)
  4. (m) William Oldroyd b. 1889 Wollongong
  5. (m) Dyson Oldroyd b. 1891 Wollongong
  6. (m) Henry Oldroyd b. 1893 Wollongong
  7. (f) Ada Oldroyd b. 1898 Woonona (William Taylor 1923)
  8. (m) Robert Oldroyd b. 1900 Woonona
  9. (f) Florence Oldroyd (Sydney Ward 1928)

1903 Electoral roll –living at Hamilton St Dapto Domestic Duties Husband a miner.


Mrs. Mary Ann Oldroyd passed away at her residence, Mitchell road, Woonona, on Friday of last week, at the age of 84 years. She was born in Yorkshire, England, and came to Australia with her eldest son to join her husband, over 50 years ago. They first settled at Mt. Kembla. At that time the railway line did, not extend to Wollongong and she came from Sydney to Wollongong by boat. The family settled in Woonona about 50 years ago. She was an ardent worker for St. Augustine's C. of. E., Bulli, and also worked hard for the establishment of St. Paul's C. of E. at Woonona. For over; forty years her husband, the late Joseph Oldroyd, was choirmaster and church warden. During the last war the late Mrs. Oldroyd was a keen worker for the Red Cross and was also active in the Voluntary' workers': Club, an organisation which built homes, for all war widows in the district. Despite her advanced years she enjoyed good health and was only ill a short time before her death. One son, Andrew, and one daughter, Mary, predeceased her. Surviving members of the family are Willie, Dyson, Henry, Martha (Mrs. T. Marshall, Homebush), Ada (Mrs. Taylor, Woonona), Robert and Florrie (Mrs. Ward, Woonona). Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 15 February 1946 p 9

O’Leary Annie (Hadden)

b. 1873 Kiama d. 11/7/1925 Kiama br. Kiama

m. John O’Leary (1864 Co Galway Ireland - 28/1/1931 Granville)

f. Robert Hadden m. Ann Jones *

  1. (f) Ivy Maria O’Leary b. 20/3/1896 Dapto d. 1896 Wollongong
  2. (m) Leslie O’Leary b. 10/8/1897 Dapto
  3. (f) Norah O’Leary b. 9/3/1901 Dapto d. 1901 Wollongong
  4. (m) Robert J O’Leary b. 1909 Kiama d. 1910 Kiama
  5. (f) Mary Eileen O’Leary b. 1908 Kiama (O’Connor)

1903 Electoral roll –living at Minnamurra St Kiama Domestic Duties

Husband worked at the smelting works at Dapto until about 1907 when he went to work at the Bombo Quarry.

OBITUARY. MRS, ANNIE O'LEARY. The death of Mrs. Annie O'Leary, wife of Mr. John O'Leary, of Manning street, Kiama, came with awful suddenness from heart failure on Saturday evening, last. At the time she was paying a call at the residence of her brother, Mr Robert Haddin, in Collins-street, when she suddenly collapsed and life was gone in a few minutes. For a long time Mrs. O'Leary had been in indifferent health and under medical care for a wear heart. Nevertheless was of a happy disposition and looked on the bright side of things and was thoroughly wrapped up in the care of her home, where she well be sadly missed by her devoted husband, daughter Eileen, also by her son Leslie of Sydney.

Mrs O'Leary was a daughter of Mrs and the late Mr. Robert Haddin, born in Kiama 52 years ago, and has resided here practically all her life, respected by all who know her. Mr. Wm, Haddin (Kiama), and Mr. Edward Haddin (Nowra) are brothers. The funeral on Saturday afternoon was largely attended The Kiama Reporter and Illawarra Journal (NSW : 1899 - 1947) Wednesday 15 July 1925 p 2

O’Leary Ellen

1903 Electoral roll –living at Helensburgh School teacher.

O’Leary Mary

m. Morris/Maurice O’Leary

  1. (f) Mary O’Leary b. 1857 Wollongong 12159/1857 d. 1857 Wollongong
  2. (m) Thomas O’Leary b. 1858 Wollongong 13472/1858

Oliphant St Clarence Howard (Brown then Jamison)

d. 23/2/1883

m. Dr Thomas Jamison

m. Robert Cassells Oliphant (-1894 Parramatta ) 22/6/1864

On the 22nd instant, at Sydney, by the Rev. James Fullerton, L.L.D., Lieutenant Robert Cassells Oliphant, late of H. M.'s 80th Regiment of Foot, and formerly of Bennington Park, N. B., to Clarence Howard, of Jamberoo, New South Wales, relict of the late Dr. Thomas Jamison. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW: 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 28 June 1864 p 2

Olive Charlotte Mary Ellen (Prior then Sullivan)

b. 1868 Concord d. 7/8/1922 Newtown br. Rookwood

m. Edward William Sullivan 1886 Canterbury 2463/1886 divorced 1906

m. Frank Olive 1907

f. William E Prior m. Mary or Lucy Morgan

  1. (f) Mabel M Sullivan b. 1888 Burwood 5590/1888 
  2. (m) Edward William Walter Sullivan b. 29/8/1890 Wollongong 38080/1890
  3. (f) Catherine L Sullivan b. 1893 Maclean 21001/1893 
  4. (f) Leone A Sullivan b. 1895 Newtown 35072/1895 
  5. (m) Alfred J Sullivan b. 1898 Newtown 14446/1898 
  6. (f) Rose Sullivan b. 1900 Sydney 28455/1900  (no father listed)
  7. (f) Miriam V Sullivan b. 1903 Newtown 32563/1903  (no father listed)


Charlotte Mary Ellen Sullivan, formerly Prior, applied for a divorce from Edward William Sullivan on the ground of desertion. Petitioner, for whom Mr. Cecil Teece appeared, deposed to having married the respondent in June, 1886, at the Burwood Registry Office.

His Honour: I suppose I had better ask the usual question. Did. you object to being married by a clergyman? — No, your Honour.
His Honour: The usual question, with the Usual answer.

Petitioner proceeded to say that the respondent was a brickmaker, and they lived at Croydon. In 1893 her husband went away, and she did not see him again till eighteen months later. She saw him in King-street, Newtown, and asked him to return to her. and he did.

They lived together for two years, and as he would not work she proceeded against him for the maintenance of the youngest child. He paid part of the order, and went to gaol for the balance. When he came out she asked him to live with her again, but he refused to.

A decree nisi was granted, to be moved absolute in three months. Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Friday 1 June 1906 p 5

Olive Mary Jane (Lushington)

b. 1797 d. 1864 (?)

m. Charles Olive (1798 Kent England – 6/6/1868 Kiama Son of John Olive & Mary) 1822 England

Ship: 1827 Myargberry?

  1. (f) Judith May Olive b. 1821 England d. 1887 Parramatta
  2. (f) Lucy Olive b. 1821 d. 21/4/1886 Canterbury
  3. (m) William John Olive b. 1822 d. 1894
  4. (m) George Olive b. 1824 d. 1905
  5. (f) Susanna Olive b. 1827 Port Stephens d. 1889 St Marys (William Cambrell 142)
  6. (m) Henry Olive b. 1830 Port Stephens d. 1833
  7. (f) Mary Olive b. 1832 Maitland
  8. (m) Charles Olive b. 1840 d. 1905

Husband employed by the AA company

OLIVE—On the 6th June last, at his last residence Gerringong, Kiama, Mr. Charles Olive, father of William and George Olive, of Grafton, aged 70 years. Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser (Grafton, NSW : 1859 - 1889) Tuesday 21 July 1868 p 2

Oliver Anne (Head then Jekyll)

b. abt 1819 Galway Ireland d. 27/2/1881 Wollongong

m1. Edward Jekyll (1817-1876) 1844 RC Illawarra; Wollongong V1844255 94/1844

m2. John Oliver 1881 Wollongong 4410/1881

f. John Head m.

Ship: Lady Kennaway 1841

  1. (f) Mary Jacles b. 1845 RC Illawarra; Wollongong V18452586 62/1845
  2. (f) Annie Jekyll * b. 1847 V18472995 64/1847 (Edward Healey 1864)
  3. (f) Matilda Mary Jakyll *b. 24/6/ \1849 Charcoal Creek V18491712 66/1849 d. 5/6/1924 Mullumbimby ( Peter Larkin 1866)
  4. (f) Elizabeth Jekyll b. 1851 RC Illawarra; Wollongong V18512340 68/1851
  5. (f) Mary Jekyll b. 1857 Wollongong

Husband Edward Jekyll was native of Ross, county Wexford, Ireland

OLIVER.—February 27, at her residence, Berrella-street, Wollongong, Anne, beloved wife of John Oliver, and widow of the late Edward Jekyll.  The Sydney Morning Herald 3 March 1881

Oliver Eliza (Eggleston)

d. 1922 Kiama

m. Melvin Oliver ( abt 1839 -1918 Kiama) 1901 Kiama

f. John Eggleston m. Mary Grantham or Paterson *

  1. (m) William Eggleston b. 1879 Sydney
  2. (m) Harold Eggleston b. October 1896 Benevolent Asylum Sydney
  3. (m) Bernard Eggleston b. 1899 Sydney d. 1899cSydney
  4. (m) Albert Eggleston b. 1899 Sydney d. 1899 Sydney
  5. (m) Elijah Oliver b. 1902 Kiama

1903 Electoral roll –living at Bombo Domestic Duties

AN AFFILATION CASE. Eliza Eggleston, a single woman, residing at Shellharbor, proceeded against William Cochrane, of Bega, for the maintenance of an illegitimate child, Mr, T. J. Butler appeared on behalf of complainant, and Mr. O.O Russell for the defendant, who repudiated the claim brought against him, Eliza Eggleston deposed that the child was born in the month of October, 1896, while she was an innate of the Benevolent Asylum, Sydney. William Cochrane, the defendant, was the father of the child. They had both been in the employ of Mr, Thomas James, farmer, Shellharbour, and had been alone in Mrs. James' bedroom at the beginning of the year 1896. Defendant left about 2 months after the new year and witness left in April of that year. She was in the Sydney Benevolent Asylum for a period of 14 months and only returned to the district some four weeks ago. She claimed 10s week for the support of the child, In answer to Mr. Russell, witness said that defendant Ieft Mr. James soon after he learned that witness was ecinate. Witness had give birth to another child, which was now 18 years of age. Defendant was not the father of this child. She had told defendant of her condition, before he left Mr. James. He asked her not to say anything about it to his sister, and said he would give her some money that night- that he would settle the matter, he had never given her a penny. There was no sum of money named between them, neither £20 nor £10. She did not tell him that if he gave her, a sum of money she would blame it on some other man, he had never had any dealings with other men between the birth of her first and second children; neither at, Mr. James' place nor anywhere else. She knew a man named Bill Barrett, who was employed by Mr. James, but she had at no time gone further than to speak to him.

By Mr. Butler’s, Defendant promised to marry me, but never fulfilled his promise.

Charles Wilson, residing at Shellharbor, who was called on complainant’s behalf, denied having once said that defendant had told him the child was his, and that he could afford to keep it. He had not had any conversation with defendant about the case. Defendant denied being the father of the child. He gave evidence to the effect that he had been engaged with complainant at Mr. James' place, Shellharbour, as stated; he bud never asked complainant to refrain from telling his sister about her condition but when complainant had come to him and spoke to him about it he himself went aril told his sister all about it. When complainant came to him about the subject he told her that he would not settle with her that he would not Consent to be defrauded, She proposed to him to pay her £20, and she would then endeavour to fasten the child to some other man. He had never been in Mr. James' bedroom and could not remember, over, having been alone with the complainant in his life, he never told anyone the child was his, or that he could support it. He disowned the child altogether. He had spoken to Charles Wilson that day, but all he said to him was; “speak the truth,” The Bench decided to dismiss the case, without costs. The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Thursday 21 April 1898 p 2

Oliver Ellen (Coombs)

b. 1862 Kiama d. 17/6/1942 br. Wollongong

m. John Oliver (abt 1831 Cornwall England -6/7/1914 Wollongong ) 1881 Wollongong 4428/1881

f. Joseph Coombs m. Sarah Ann Selway

  1. (m) Joseph W Oliver b. 1882 Wollongong
  2. (f) Sarah H E Oliver b. 1884 Wollongong (Thomas S Coombs 1903, August Zimmerman 1922)
  3. (m) John Truro Oliver b. 1893 d. 26/8/1894 aged 1 year 7 months
  4. (f) Kate E L Oliver b. 1895 Wollongong (Percy L Peaty 1929)
  5. (f) Edna I M Oliver b. 1898 Wollongong (Albert Waples 1919)
  6. (m) Herbert R Oliver b. 1900 Wollongong
  7. (f) Dulcie M Oliver b. 1902 Wollongong d. 1902 Wollongong

1903 Electoral roll –living at Corrimal St Wollongong Domestic Duties

The first was Mrs. Ellen Oliver, of 115 Corrimal street, Wollongong, and loved mother of Joseph (Nowra), Ellen (Mrs. Zimmerman) Emma (Mrs. L. Peaty) and Edna (Mrs. A. Waples). The late Mrs. Oliver was 80 years of age. To-day -Friday) at 3 p.m. the remains will be interred in the Presbyterian cemetery. South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW: 1900 - 1954) Friday 19 June 1942 p 10

Oliver Laura Florence

m. William Henry Oliver

  1. (f) Laura Oliver b. 1889 Wollongong
  2. (f) Mary Louisa Oliver b. 1891 Stroud d. 1895 Newcastle
  3. (m) William C Oliver b. 1893 Stroud

Oliver Maria (Knox)

m. John Oliver 1855 CofE Dapto; Wollongong

O’Loughlin Catherine (Humphrey)

b. 1868 Appin

m. John O’Laughlin (1858 Victoria-) 1885 St Francis Xavier’s 5491/1885

f. George Humphrey m. Catherine Margaret Mulholland *

  1. (m) George William O’Laughlin b. 7/5/1886 Bulli 24554/1886
  2. (m) Joseph O’Loughlin b. 1889 Woonona 24660/1889
  3. (m) Thomas J O’Loughlin b. 1900 Broken Hill 29972/1900

O’Loughlin Malinda/Melinda (Burkinshaw)

b. 12/4/1861 Ulladulla d. 22/11/1941 Drummoyne

m. William O’Loughlin 1879 Sydney

f. James Burkinshaw m. Eliza Jane Gates *

  1. (f) Susan Emma O’Loughlin b. 1881 Woonona d. 1962 Sydney (George Robinson 1901)

O’Loughlin Mary (Walsh)

m. Michael O’Loughlin

  1. (m) Patrick O’Loughlin b. 3/9/1885 Albion Park

Olsen Mary T (James?)

d. 4/8/1918 Cessnock br. Cessnock

m. Walter Thomas Olsen (abt 1853 -15/9/1924 Cessnock)

f. Martin m. Ellen

  1. (m) Martin Hartley Olsen b. 1886 Newcastle d. 1963 Cessnock
  2. (m) Alfred Olsen b. 1888 Newcastle d. 1959 Burwood
  3. (m) Eric Olsen b. 1891 Newcastle d. 1927 Merewether
  4. (f) Annie Olsen b. 1894 Wollongong
  5. (m) Walter Thomas Olsen b. abt 1897 d. 3/3/1944 Bellbird Colliery
  6. (m) James Galbert Olsen b. 1899 Mount Kembla d. 1962 Cessnock
  7. (f) Martha Olsen b. 1901 Mount Kembla

1903 Electoral roll –living at Kembla Heights Domestic Duties

O’Malley Anne (Jordan)

b. 1877 Albion Park d. 21/12/1957 Raymond Terrace br. Sandgate

m. Patrick James O’Malley (1877 Kiama- 21/05/1951 Waratah Son of Michael O’Mealy & Johanna Ford * ) 19/11/1902 St Francis Xavier’s

f. James Jordan m. Mary Crowley *

  1. (m) James J O’Malley b. 1908 Kurri Kurri
  2. (m) Leonard O’Malley b. 1911 Cessnock
  3. (f) Mary Daphne O’Malley b. 1915 Cessnock(Donald Kirkcaldy 1940)

O'Malley/O’Maly Rosanna (Collins)

b. abt 1837 Co Tyrone Ireland d. 17/11/1886 br. West Dapto Catholic Cemetery

m. Martin O’Mally/O’Meally (1836 Co Mayo Ireland-1900 Albion Park) 17/5/1862 Wollongong

f. Owen Collins m. Ann Gorman

O’Mara Annie

1903 Electoral roll –living at Kiama Domestic Duties

O’Mara Bridget (Bourke)

b. abt 1847 Co Kilkenny Ireland

m. Patrick O’Mara (1835-) 11/2/1865 St Francis Xavier’s

f. Martin Bourke m. Mary Dunfee

O’Mara Catherine

m. Thomas O’Mara

  1. (m) Thomas O’Mara b. 1896 Kiama

O’Mara/O’Meara Elizabeth Mary (McDermott)

b. 17/3/1829 d. 18/3/1911 Darlinghurst br. Jamberoo Catholic

m. Patrick O’Mara ( 17/3/1816 Middlemount Leix/Queens-31/8/1899 Jamberoo Son of Michael O'Mara & Mary Fitzgerald *) 4/8/1847 St Mary’s Sydney

f. Phillip McDermott m.

Husband a settler

Occupation: Dairy Woman - Ireland

  1. (f) Mary O’Mara b. 1849
  2. (f) Eleanor O’Mara b. 4/5/1850 Sydney d. 15/5/1890 (Charles McGoldrick )
  3. (m) Michael O’Mara b. 16/1/1852 Jamberoo d. 3/7/1910 Federal (Eliza Casey 1883)
  4. (m) Michael O’Mara b. 21/1/1852 Jamboroo V18521721 121A/1852
  5. (m) John O’Mara b. 16/3/1857 Sydney ( Ellen O'Mara 1886)
  6. (m) Henry O’Mara b. 5/5/1858 Jamberoo bp Kiama RC 8020/1858 d. 24/2/1927 Tenterfield (Maria Agnes Bryant 1887)
  7. (m) Charles O’Mara b. 10/6/1860 Jamberoo d. 7/6/1929 Bangalow (Margaret Buckley * 1890)
  8. (f) Maria M O’Mara * b. 16/1/1862 Jamberoo d. 20/12/1944 Neutral Bay (Louis J Coghlan 1884)
  9. (f) Eliza D O’Mara * b. 15/5/1865 Jamberoo d. 16/12/1895 (Edmund Dunne 1885)
  10. (m) Thomas O’Mara b. 16/5/1867 Jamberoo (Jane Costello)
  11. (m) Sylvester O’Mara b. 16/5/1870 Jamberoo d. 5/11/1952 (Lillian Kaylord Gray)
  12. (f) Sarah O’Mara b.

OBITUARY. Mrs. ELIZA O'MARA. ON Saturday last, 18th inst., Mrs. Eliza O'Mara (relict of the late Mr. P. O'Mara, one of the early pioneers), passed away in Sydney after a long and painful illness, during which she was carefully nursed by her daughter, Mrs. Coghlan. The deceased, who reached the ripe ago of 83 years on the 17th inst., arrived in New South Wales in 1842 in the ship “Brothers,” with her parents (the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip McDermott), sometime afterwards settling at Jamberoo, where she resided with her late husband and family for over 50 years. The remains were brought from Sydney to Jamberoo on Monday to fulfil a last wish of deceased to be buried amongst her friends, and a good number of residents attended the funeral that day as a last tribute of respect. The Rev M. M. P. Malone per formed the last sand rites. The following members of the family survive her, viz., Mrs, L. J. Coghlan (of Stanmore, Sydney), and Messrs. H., O., T. and V. O'Mara (of Richmond River). The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Wednesday 22 March 1911 p 2

O’Mara Mary (Fitzgerald)

b. abt 1796 Queens Ireland d. 3/1/1879 Gerringong br. Jamberoo

m. Michael O’Mara (abt 1795 Queens Ireland- 25/5/1844 Jamberoo ) Ireland

f. John Fitzgerald m. Mary Lawler

Ship: 1829 Edward

Husband a convict

  1. (m) Patrick O’Mara b. 1818 Ireland d 31/8/1899 Jamberoo (Elizabeth McDermott * 1847)
  2. (f) Sarah O’Mara * b. 1819 Ireland d. 18/7/1859 Bolero Manerro (Patrick Layton/Leydon/Leidan/Leaton 1835, Thomas Campbell 1839, James Shanley 1850)
  3. (f) Catherine O’Mara * b. 1822 Queens County Ireland d. 28/6/1899 Gerringong (John Walsh 1838)
  4. (u) Unknown O’Mara b. abt 1825
  5. (m) John O’Mara b. 1831 Jamberoo d. 21/5/1876 Jamberoo ( Mary Mooney * 1850)

A 4th child was born in Ireland abt 1825 but presumably died before his wife and other children arrived in NSW in 1829.

O’Meally/O’Mealey/O’Mally Annie (Wollaghan/Woolihan)

b. abt 1865

m. Martin O’Mealey (1836 Co Mayo Ireland -1900 Albion Park ) 1887 Kiama

  1. (m) Charles Peter O’Mealey b. 7/6/1888 Tullinbar

A rule nisi for a writ of habeas corpus was ordered by the Full Court to issue against Annie O'Meally, ordering her to deliver up to her husband their child, 16 months old. The applicant, Martin O'Meally, who is 60 years of age, made the application on the ground that his wife (24 years old) had left him on October 14, and refused to return. The rule is returnable in a fortnight. Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Saturday 9 November 1889 p 6

Domestic Infelicity

On the 8th instant Martin O'Meally applied to the judges Bitting in Banco for a. rule nisi for a writ of habeas corpus directed to his wife, Annie O'Meally, ordering her to deliver up an infant, Charles O'Meally, aged 16 months, to the custody of the father. According to the affidavit of the applicant the parties lived happily together until October 14 last, when she suddenly left home and went to Robbinsville.(Thirroul)

Applicant followed her there, and found her staying at a hotel. He requested her to return, and she positively refused. He then requested her to give him his child. She also refused to comply with this request. On the 19th instant, he requested a neighbor named J. Findlay to go to his wife and persuade her to come home. She left the hotel with him, but would not return to her home. She afterward sent him word if he would make over to her half of his farm at Albion Park she would return to her home and live with him as his wife. He declined to do this, however, and subsequently it was alleged that she was seen at the Redfern Railway Station and at a hotel in George-street, with one of applicant's farm servants named John Waring. Applicant also alleged that he believed his wife had procured about 60 pounds worth of drapery goods in his name, and that Waring was seen carrying the box containing these goods. Applicant stated that he had always been kind and considerate to his wife, and had always supplied her with all necessaries for her station in life. He was 60 years of age and his wife 24. The rule nisi was granted, returnable in a fortnight. Australian Town and Country Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1870 - 1907) Saturday 16 November 1889 p 10

Husband had a farm of 128 Acres at Macquarie River which was sold in 1900.

O’Meally/O’Malley Johanna (Ford)

m. Michael O’Meally

  1. (f) Catherine O’Meally b. 1872 Kiama
  2. (f) Honora Mary O’Meally b. 1873 Kiama
  3. (m) Patrick James O’Malley b. 1876 Kiama d. 21/05/1951 Waratah (Anne Jordan * 1902)
  4. (f) Margaret Ann O’Meally b. 1878 Kiama
  5. (f) Winifred O’Meally b. 1880 Kiama
  6. (f) Ellen O’Meally b. 1883 Kiama

O’Meara/O’Mara Margaret (Buckley)

b. 5/4/1870 Shellhabrour d. 1945 Bangalow br. Bangalow

m. Charles O’Meara (10/6/1860 Jamberoo- 7/6/1929 Bangalow Son of Patrick O’Mara & Elizabeth Mary McDermott *) 1890 Lismore

f. Daniel Buckley m. Elizabeth Murphy *

  1. (m) Daniel O’Meara b. 1892 Lismore
  2. (f) Elizabeth G O’Meara (James Daly 1916)
  3. (f) Mary E O’Meara (Gabriel P Daly 1913)
  4. (m) James F O’Meara b. 1898 Kiama
  5. (m) Charles A O’Meara b. 1899 Ballina
  6. (m) Teminty K O’Meara b. 1905 Ballina


Mrs. Margaret O'Meara, who died at her home, “Laurel Hill,” Bangalow, was born at Shellharbour in 1870. She was the only daughter of the late Daniel and Elizabeth Buckley, and came to the Richmond in 1884. Her father selected the well-known “Brook Park” property, where she lived until her marriage with Mr. Charles O'Meara, thereafter living near and on part of the property practically all her life.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. G. P. Daley (Mullumbimby) and Mrs. J. E. Daly (Bangalow), and three sons, Messrs. J.P. and T. K. (Bangalow) and C.A. O'Meara (Tweed Heads): also two brothers, Messrs. Daniel and Martin Buckley (Bangalow). Her husband and one son predeceased her. Northern Star (Lismore, NSW : 1876 - 1954) Wednesday 7 November 1945 p 4

O’Meara/ O’Marr/O’Mara Mary (Mooney)

b. abt 1837 Ireland d. 13/5/1916 Sydney br. Jamberoo Catholic

m. John O’Meara ( 1831 Jamberoo - 21/5/1876 Jamberoo Son of Michael O’Mara & Mary Fitzgerald *) 24/10/1850 Wollongong

f. John Mooney m. Honora *

  1. (f) Margaret O’Meara b. 29/8/1859 Jamberoo bp Kiama RC
  2. (m) Michael O’Meara b. 7/9/1863 Jamberoo

Both resident of Jamberoo

On the morning of Monday, 7th instant, Mrs. John O'Meara, Jamberoo, of a son. The Kiama Independent and Illawarra and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863) Tuesday 8 September 1863 p 2


On Tuesday last the remains of the late Mrs. Mary O'Meara, wife of the late Michael O'Meara: who pre-deceased her many years ago were interred at Matthew's Catholic Church cemetery at Jamberoo. The Rev. Father McNamara performed the last sad rites, prior to which a service was held in the church. Deceased who was in her 80th year passed away at Sydney last Saturday, and the remains were brought down by train to rest where her late husband's body was buried.

Both deceased and her late husband were formerly residents of Druewalla Jamberoo following dairying pursuits in the early days, having both arrived from Ireland and settled on the land.

One daughter and one son survive to mourn the loss of one they loved. In, addition to relatives many district residents followed the mortal remains to their last resting place. At Rest. The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Saturday 20 May 1916 p 2

O’Neill Ann (Curry)

b. abt 1833 County Clare Ireland d. 18/11/1911 Marshall Mount br. Albion Park

m. Thomas O’Neill 1860 Wollongong 2872/1860

f. James Curry m. Margaret

Ship: abt 1851

  1. (f) Mary Ann O’Neil b. 13/4/1861 Bulli 14360/1861 (James Fitzgerald 1889)
  2. (f) Margaret O’Neill b. 1863 Wollongong 14989/1863 (Thomas Lynch 1897)
  3. (f) Bridget O’Neill b. 15/11/1864 Mount Keira 16642/1864 d.
  4. (m) James O’Neil b. 8/8/1866 Calderwood 16696/1866 22/7/1932 Ross Hill Armidale (Isabella Doherty 1892)
  5. (m) John O’Neill b. 25/3/1868 Calderwood 18114/1868 d. before 1911
  6. (f) Catherine O’Neill b. 11/11/1869 Calderwood 19972/1869 (William J Meaney 1907)
  7. (m) Patrick O’Neill b. 1871 Wollongong 19496/1871
  8. (m) Michael O’Neil b. 27/8/1872 Calderwood 19688/1872
  9. (m) Thomas O’Neill b. 11/9/1875 Marshall Mount/ Calderwood 21905/1875 (Maude Clifford * 1900)
  10. (m) Hugh O’Neill b. 7/12/1877 Albion Park 23208/1877 d. 9/9/1927 (Jemima Louise Duncan * 1898)

Electoral Roll 1903 resident Calderwood–Domestic Duties Husband a farmer

Mrs. Thomas O'Neill.

Mrs. O'Neill, wife of Mr. Thomas O'Neill, of Marshall Mount, Albion Park, and one of the oldest and most respected residents, peacefully passed away on Saturday, November 18 at the age of 78 years, after an illness extending over a week. The last rites of the Church were administered by the Rev. Father Power. Mrs. O'Neill was a native of County Clare, Ireland, and came to New South Wales in the year 1851, and resided in the Illawarra district for close on 60 years. She was the mother of ten children, nine of whom are still living, and were present at her bedside when she drew her last breath. She leaves a sorrowing husband and five sons and four daughters, and several grandchildren to mourn their sad loss, viz.: Mrs. James Fitzgerald, Mittagong; Mrs. Thomas Lynch, Woollahra; Mrs. W. S. Meaney, Wardell; and Miss O'Neill, Marshall Mount, Albion Park, being daughters; and James, Dorrigo; Patrick and Michael, Marshall Mount; Thomas, Tramway Depot, Sydney; and Hugh, Balgownie, being sons. Mrs. O'Neill was known in the district as a most charitable and kindly-disposed lady, and her husband and family have the sympathy of their many friends at Albion Park. The remains were interred in the old graveyard, Albion Park, on the following day, the funeral being very largely attended by people from all parts of the district. The Rev. Father Clarke, of St. Joseph's, Woollahra, officiated at the graveside.— R.I.P. The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942) Thursday 14 December 1911 p 40

O’Neill Annie

f. John O’Neil m. Annie McMahon *

Living Bulli in 1903 Electoral Roll –Store keeper

O’Neill/O’Neil Annie Amy/Anne/Anna (Staunton /Stalton)

b. 6/2/1861 Moruya d. 14/5/1935 Wollongong br. Wollongong

m. Edward O’Neill (1860 Wollongong -10/10/1932 Son of Peter O’Neill & Bridget Toomey *) 1886 Sydney

f. Patrick Staunton m. Catherine Larkin

  1. (m) Joseph Herbert O’Neill b. 13/3/1887 Mount Keira
  2. (f) Irene Alice O’Neill b. 4/10/1888 Mt Keira
  3. (f) Eveleen Myra O’Neill b. 29/7/1890 Mt Keira (Matthew Tubman 1911)
  4. (m) Hubert Joseph H O’Neill b. 1887 Wollongong
  5. (m) Edward Harry O’Neill b. 10/5/1892 Mount Keira
  6. (m) Peter Norman O’Neill b. 20/6/1894 Mount Keira
  7. (f) Phyllis Annie O’Neill b. 15/12/1898 Mount Keira (Arthur McMahon 1929 )
  8. (f) Mary Laura O’Neill b. 1900 Woonona (Augustine D Curtis 1926)
  9. (m) Archibald G O’Neill b. 1902 Woonona

1903 Electoral roll –living at Mount Keira Domestic Duties. Husband a grocer.

Late Mrs. O'Neill

Mrs. Annie O'Neill, relict of the late Edward O'Neill (for many years manager of the P.D.S. branch at Wollongong) died at her home, 48 Auburn street, on Tuesday afternoon, aged 74 years.

Her passing removes one of Nature's gentlewomen. For very many years the family resided at Mount Keira, where the deceased lady by her self-sacrifice and goodwill towards others, left a name which the generations of time will never efface a name which will forever stand out as a shining example to others.

The cricketers, the footballers and every organisation at Mount Keira will not readily forget her activities and good deeds on their behalf. About 19 years ago the family came to Wollongong to reside, and as Mrs. O'Neill was a woman imbued with the true ideals of motherhood, she devoted the greater part of her time to the well-being of her late husband (who died a little over two years ago) and her children, the fruits of which are so outstanding in her family. The daughters are Alice, Evelyn (Mrs. M. Tubman), Phyllis (Mrs. A. McMahon) and Meryl (Mrs. G. Curtis); the sons are Hubert (Bert), Harry, Norman, and Archie. Mrs. O'Neill took an active interest in the Catholic Church being consistent in her support and assiduous in her attention to the means of spiritual grace. As a neighbour, knowing full well the ways of human nature, hers was a disposition that sought the good and overlooked the evil. The remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery on Wednesday, alongside those of her husband. The cortege moved first to the Catholic Church where a short but impressive service was conducted. Silent goodwill towards the sterling worth of deceased was also expressed by the large number of beautiful wreaths.   South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Friday 17 May 1935 p 10

O’Neil Annie (McMahon)

b. abt 1850 Bulli d. 1901 Bulli

m. John O’Neil (abt 1849-23/3/1887 Bulli Mine Disaster Son of John O’Neil & ?) 23/4/1878 St Francis Xavier’s

f. Bryan McMahon m. Bridget O’Loughan *

  1. (f) Annie O’Neill * b. 6/1/1880 Bulli
  2. (f) Ellen O’Neil b. 30/9/1881 Bulli 19038/1881
  3. (f) Margaret O’Neil b. 1884 23065/1884 d. 3/11/1884

John O'Neil, 39, leaves a widow, and two children. He has been many years in the district, and was respected by a large circle of friends The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912) Saturday 2 April 1887 p 700

Woonona Bulli The death of Mrs. Annie O'Neil, an elderly resident has to be recorded South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Saturday 6 April 1901 p 11

O’Neill Bridget

Electoral Roll 1903 resident Calderwood–Domestic Duties

O’Neil Bridget (Farney /Farlan/Larmy/Toomey)

b. abt 1830 d. 28/5/1900 Woonona br. Wollongong

m. Peter O’Neil (abt 1825-17/1/1898 Fairy Creek drowned Son of John O’Neil & Ellen ) 29/10/1855 Wollongong

f. John Farney m. Bridget

Both resident Dapto

  1. (f) Mary Ann O’Neil b. 13/10/1856 West Dapto 12223/1857
  2. (m) John O’Neil b. 14/12/1857 Dapto 13303/1858 d. 1931 Petersham (Catherine Clarke *)
  3. (m) Edward O’Neill b. 1860 Wollongong 14020/1860 d. 10/10/1932 (Annie A Staunton *1886)
  4. (f) Ellen O’Neil * b. abt 1859 d. 13/8/1877 Dapto 18 years
  5. (f) Catherine O’Neil b. 16/16/1863 Wollongong 15045/1863 
  6. (m) Peter Francis O’Neil b. 23/6/1867 Wollongong 17983/1867 d. 10/10/1932

O’Neill Bridget (Mannix)

b. 20/2/1855 Dapto d. 27/7/1938 Coffs Harbour br. Coffs Harbour

m. Patrick O’Neill (7/2/1862 West Dapto 14978/1862 - 12/11/1929 Coffs Harbour Son of Michael O’Neill & Margaret Leydon *) 1884

f. John Mannix m. Catherine Sheehan *

  1. (f) Mary E O’Neill b. 1886 Wollongong
  2. (f) Annie Louisa O’Neill b. 21/7/1887 Calderwood
  3. (m) Michael John O’Neil b. 21/8/1888 Calderwood
  4. (m) Alfred O’Neill b. 1891 Grafton
  5. (f) Clara O’Neill b. 1892 Grafton d. 1915 Newtown
  6. (f) Elsie O’Neill b. 1894 Grafton (John A Bridges 1917)
  7. (m) Charles P O’Neil b. 1895 Bellingen
  8. (f) Lilly O’Neill b. 1898 Grafton (Alfred Gregory 1922)
  9. (f) Margaret K O’Neill (Francis Gilbert)

KARANGI. Mondav.

Mrs. Bridget O'Neill, widow of the late P. J. O'Neill, passed away at the Coffs Harbor Hospital on Sunday last about 9 o'clock.

Deceased was one of the fine old pioneers of this district, coming here with her late husband over 50 years ago. She was of a happy disposition, and she reared a large family at their home on the banks of the Orara River.

Although 84 years of age, she was active and possessed all her faculties until quite recently, when she contracted a cold, which finally resulted in her death.

Like most of the pioneers, Mrs. O'Neill was always willing to help any of the early settlers, and many in this district are better for having known her.

Two daughters. Mrs. Gilbert (Dorrigo) : and Mrs. J. Bridges Sydney). and three sons, M. J.. Alfred and Charles, of this district, survive her. Four daughters died previously.

The funeral will leave the Roman Catholic Church, Coff's Jetty, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday for the Coff's Harbor cemetery.

O’Neill Bridget (Price)

b. abt 1860 d. 10/12/1912 Orara/ Karangi br. Coffs Harbour

m. John O’Neill ( 11/11/1859 Marshall Mount – 24/6/1927 Coffs Harbour Son of Michael O’Neill & Margaret Leydon *) 17/3/1886 Sydney

f. Thomas Price m. Mary

  1. (m) John B O’Neill b. 1887 Lismore
  2. (m) William P O’Neill b. 1888 Lismore
  3. (m) Augustus P O’Neill b. 1896 Bellingen
  4. (m) Edward L O’Neill b. 1897 Bellingen
  5. (f) Mary Maud O’Neill b. 7/7/1901 Calderwood reg. Bellingen
  6. (m) Patrick O’Neill b. 1900 Grafton d. 1900 Grafton

The wife of Mr. John O'Neil, of Orara, passed away on Saturday afternoon, 10th inst.,- at the age of 52 years, after an illness lasting about three months. Mrs. O'Neil was one of the early pioneers of the Orara, and was much respected throughout the district. The Raleigh Sun (Bellingen, NSW : 1898 - 1918) Friday 23 February 1912 p 6

O’Neill Bridget Florence

Electoral Roll 1903 resident Calderwood–Domestic Duties

O’Neill Catherine

Electoral Roll 1903 resident Calderwood–Domestic Duties

O’Neill Catherine

m. Unmarried or no father listed

  1. (m) James O’Neill b. 1856 Wollongong 8345/1856

O’Neill Catherine (Clarke)

b. abt 1860 d. 20/6/1894 Mt Keira br. Wollongong

m. John O’Neill (14/12/1857 Dapto- 1931 Petersham Son of Peter O’Neill & Bridget Farney *)

f. John Clarke m. Elizabeth

Cause of Death: Complications from childbirth ?

  1. (f) Ellen Mary O’Neill b. 30/5/1889 Mt Keira
  2. (m) Francis L O’Neill b. 1891 Woonona
  3. (f) Catherine O’Neill b. 30/5/1894 Mount Keira

Last Wednesday Mrs. John O'Neil died, leaving a family of four children, the youngest only three weeks old. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW: 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 26 June 1894 p 2

O’Neil Catherine (Murphy)

b. abt 1872 Wollongong d. before 1915

m. Cornelius O’Neil (1862-10/3/1905 Wollongong Son of James M O’Neil) 6/7/1887 St Francis Xavier’s

f. James Murphy m. Mary Lyons *

  1. (f) Loretta Frances O’Neill b. 12/10/1887 Wollongong d. 1957 Wollongong (Henry Adlington 1906)
  2. (m) James Martin O’Neill b. 18/5/1889 Wollongong
  3. (m) Hugh Norris O’Neill b. 31/12/1890
  4. (m) John James O’Neill b. 31/5/1894 Crown Street d. 30/11/1918 Schneidemuhl German (Spanish flu while POW)
  5. (f) Mary O’Neill b. 18/10/1896 Crown Street
  6. (f) Anna O’Neill b. 26/9/1898 Crown St
  7. (m) Francis Eduard O’Neill b. 17/5/1900 Crown St d. 1/1/1929 Goulburn
  8. (f) Catherine O’Neill b. 1904 Wollongong

1903 Electoral roll –living at Crown St Wollongong Domestic Duties

Mrs William George Stewart of Barella St wrote in 1919 to request a memento of John James as he was her ‘adopted son’ and they were notified of his death and it was announced in the papers as connecting to them

O’Neill Catherine (Travers)

m. Owen/Eugene O’Neill 1882 Albury

  1. (m) Terence O’Neill b. 16/8/1884 Mt Kembla
  2. (m) Samuel O’Neill b. 22/5/1886 Wollongong d. 1922 Hurstville

O’Neill Eliza

m. Denis O’Neill

Witnesses for Mary Flanagan and John O’Neill’s wedding

O’Neill Elizabeth (Haley)

b. abt 1904 d. 21/6/1899 Berkeley

m. Timothy O’Neil (1807 Co Cork Ireland -31/3/1871 Dapto Son of John O’Neil & Mary)

Ship: abt 1838

  1. (m) Denis O’Neill b. abt 1834 Co Cork Ireland d. 1914 Bemboka (Rosanna O’Brien * 1854)
  2. (m) John O’Neil b. d. 1898 Wollongong
  3. (f) Elizabeth Neil b. 1/8/1839 Jervis Bay d. 1884 Marrickville (John Kerwick 18
  4. (f) Mary O’Neil * b. 6/9/1840 Shoalhaven d. 1922 Boatharbour (Thomas Geraghty 1866)
  5. (f) Ellen /Eliza Neill * b. 5/8/1842 Wollongong d. 1925 Arncliffe(Bernard Gillin 1863)
  6. (f) Margaret M O’Neill b. 15/8/1844 Wollongong d. 1914 Glebe (Sister Mary Clotilda)
  7. (f) Johanna Neil b. 16/10/1845 Fairy meadow d. 1899 Wollongong
  8. (f) Julia O’Neil * b. 10/5/1847 Fairy Meadow d. 5/9/1911 Wollongong
  9. (m) Timothy O’Neill b. 10/4/1849 Wollongong d. 30/10/1920 Unanderra


As briefly noticed in this journal last week, the late Mrs. T. O'Neil passed away at her residence on the Berkeley Estate on June 21st, in her 96th year, she having been for 61 years a resident of Illawarra. The deceased lady, with her husband and family arrived in the colony in 1838, and Mr, O'Neil almost immediately entered upon farming pursuits at Fairy Meadow. Soon after wards the fine Berkeley property, then in its primitive state, having been thrown open for lease upon advantageous terms, Mr. O'Neil (who entered upon his long rest some 28 years ago) became the tenant of the farm immediately on the south aide of Allen's Creek and to which the present bridge gives access. Industry and frugality not only enabled the thrifty couple to provide for a large family, but also to lay aside something for a rainy day, At the sale of the Berkeley Estate the late Mrs. O'Neil became the cash purchaser of the farm known as Madden's, beautifully situated on Berkeley Heights. Surviving the deceased lady are two sons and five daughters, who are very comfortably circumstanced. Even to the good old lady's last days, although a failing in her intellect to some extent was perceptible, an unbounded kindness and desire to be hospitable remained — qualities which had been prominent characteristics of her whole life. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 4 July 1899 p 2

O’Neill Ellen

b. abt 1859 d. 13/8/1877 br. Old Dapto Catholic

f. Peter O’Neill m. Bridget Farney *

Buried With Anne O’Neill & Edward O’Neill

O’Neill Ellen (Brynes/Burns/Brown)

m. John O’Neill

  1. (f) Johannah O’Neal b. 20/6/1848 Dapto
  2. (m) James O’Neil b. 22/9/1850 Dapto
  3. (m) John O’Neill b. 1851 Bulli (Anne McMahon 1878)
  4. (m) Peter O’Neill b. 13/10/1852 Dapto
  5. (f) Margaret O’Neil b. 10/7/1855 Dapto
  6. (f) Teresa O’Neil b. 14/3/1858 Dapto 13364/1858
  7. (u) James T O’Neill b. 1860 West Dapto 13886/1860b
  8. (m) William O’Neill b. 25/9/1863 Dapto 16385/1863
  9. (f) Elizabeth O’Neill b. 2/2/1866 Dapto

O’Neill Isabella (Doherty)

b. 1869 Macquarie Pass 19945/1869 d. 1948 Inverell br. Inverell

m. James O’Neill (8/8/1866 Calderwood -22/7/1932 Ross Hill Armidale Son of Thomas O’Neil &Ann Curry *) 23/8/1892 St Paul’s Albion Park

f. John Doherty m. Isabella Daley  *

  1. (m) John O’Neil b. 19/9/1892 Tongarra d. 1952 Burwood
  2. (m) Raymond Joseph Bede O’Neill b. 27/3/1896 Albion Park d. 1955 Inverell
  3. (f) Blanche Mary O’Neill b. 11/2/1900 Calderwood (William G Moran 1926)
  4. (f) Eileen A O’Neill b. 1905 Albion Park d. before 1932
  5. (f) Kathleen O’Neill b. 1906 Albion Park

Electoral Roll 1903 resident Macquarie Pass–Domestic Duties

O’Neil Jane (Brownlee)

m. John O’Neil

  1. (m) Patrick O’Neil b. 8/4/1856 Kangaroo Ground reg Kiama RC

Husband a settler

O’Neill Jemima Louise (Duncan)

b. 1871 Dapto d. 19/4/1934 Bulli br. Wollongong

m. Hugh O’Neill (7/12/1877 Albion Park -9/9/1927 Son of Thomas O’Neill & Ann Curry *) 1898 Wollongong

f. John Locke Duncan m. Mary Barrett *

  1. (m) Oscar R O’Neill b. 1898 Woonona
  2. (m) Thomas John O’Neill b. 1900 Woonona d. 31/5/1908
  3. (f) Mary A O’Neill b. 1902 Woonona d. abt 1980
  4. (f) Theresa O’Neill b. 1907 Wollongong
  5. (f) Margaret E O’Neill b. 1912 Wollongong

1903 Electoral roll –living at Mount Keira Domestic Duties


Mrs. Jemima O'Neil, a very old and highly respected resident of Balgownie, died in the Bulli Hospital on Wednesday night. The deceased lady was a great worker in the cause of charity for a number of years in the village of Balgownie, and her home life was devoted to giving her family happiness.. She was 63 years of age, and a grown up family, of whom Mr. O. R. O'Neil (Danny), of Balgownie, is a son. Her husband predeceased her 7 years ago. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 20 April 1934 p 9

O’Neill Joanna (O’Neil)

m. Timothy O’Neill

  1. (f) Mary O’Neill * b. 1843 Wollongong ( Thomas William Geagherty 1866)

O’Neill Johanna

Unmarried or no father listed

  1. (f) Gertrude B O’Neill b. 1887 Wollongong

O’Neil Julia

b. 10/5/1847 Fairy Meadow d. 5/9/1911 Berkeley Wollongong br. Spring Hill

f. Timothy O’Neill m. Elizabeth Haley *

Living Berkeley in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties.

Miss Julia O'Neill.

Miss Julia O'Neill, Berkeley, Wollongong, died on the 5th inst., after an illness of some weeks duration. She was the youngest daughter of the late Mr. T. O'Neill, the head of one of the oldest and most respected families of the Illawarra district. Of an amiable and gentle disposition, she had won a large circle or friends, and a very great number followed her remains to their last resting place in the Spring Hill Cemetery.

Her surviving brothers and sisters are: Mr. T O'Neill of Berkeley, with whom she resided until her demise; Mr. Dennis O'Neill of Bega; Mrs. B Gillin, of Mount Nebo Wollongong, Mrs. T. Geraghty, of Lismore and Sister Mary Clotilda of St Scholastica’s Convent, Glebe. The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942) Thursday 28 September 1911 p 32

O’Neill Margaret (Collins)

b. abt 1819 Waterford

m. 1839 Owen O’Neill 31/8/1839 Wollongong

  1. (m) Mathew O’Neil b. 20/6/1840 Dapto

Ship: Diamond 1838

Both of Dapto

Convict Permission to Marry Index 1839 Wollongong

Convict indent:

7 Years
House maid
Prior Convictions
3 months and 3 months
Stealing ribbon
1836 Waterford City
Could not read or write
5’ 6 ¼” ruddy and a little pockmarked
Hair dark brown eyes dark grey Eyebrows meeting
wart on back of fore finger of right hand, scar on back of middle finger of left hand, large scar over same, extending to the palm

Brother Daniel Collins a prisoner out about eight years.

O’Neill Margaret (Leydon/Laden/Leader)

b. 1827 Co Clare Ireland d. 29/3/1904 Calderwood br. Albion Park RC

m. Michael O'Neill (abt 1831 Quinn Co Clare Ireland- 1/7/1881Calderwood Son of Michael O'Neill & Ann McNamara ) 1857 St Francis Xavier’s Wollongong

  1. (f) Maria O’Neal * b. 26/8/1858 Marshall Mount 13484/1858 d. 1939 Bega (Michael Patrick Hart 1876)
  2. (m) John O’Neil b. 11/11/1859 Dapto d. 24/6/1927 Coffs Harbour (Bridget Price * 1886, Alice Mellberg 1914)
  3. (f) Annie O’Neil * b. 17775/1890  d. 3/8/1939 Moss Vale (Michael Crowley 1883 , John Stephenson 1905)
  4. (f) Catherine O’Neill * b. 22/12/1860 West Dapto 14297/1861 d. 20/3/1942 Dapto (John Moran 1886)
  5. (m) Patrick O’Neil b. 7/2/1862 West Dapto 14978/1862 d. 12/11/1929 Coffs harbour (Bridget Mannix * 1884)
  6. (m) Michael O’Neill b. 28/1/1864 Dapto 16420/1864 d. 17/5/1948 Sydney (Louisa Clifford 1900)
  7. (f) Margaret O’Neill * b. 27/1/1866 Dapto d. 24/11/1898 Albion Park (Thomas Chase 1898)

Electoral Roll 1903 resident Calderwood–Domestic Duties

Mrs. Margaret O'Neill, Calderwood

At the advanced age of 78 Mrs. Margaret O'Neill died on Tuesday of last week. The interment took place on Wednesday, in the Albion Park cemetery. Deceased was a very old resident of the district, and was highly respected by all who knew her. R.I.P. The Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942) Thursday 7 April 1904 p 15


The death is reported of Mrs. Margaret O'Neil, aged 77, an old resident of Calderwood, Albion Park. She was a native 'of County Clare; Ireland, and survived her husband by 22 years. She leaves three sons and three daughters to mourn their loss. South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Saturday 16 April 1904 p 5

O’Neil Margaret (Quirk)

b. abt 1876 Albion Park d. 10/7/ 1934 br. Wollongong

m. Timothy O’Neill (1/2/1866 Berkley - 10/2/1942 Son of John O’Neill & Mary Flanagan *) 1/2/1899 St Francis Xavier’s

f. James Quirk m. Ellen Connell *

O’Neill Margaret E

m. John A O’Neill

  1. (f) Jessie O’Neill b. 1890 Wollongong

O’Neil Mary (Flanagan)

m. John O’Neil 13/4/1853 St Francis Xavier’s

He resident Berkeley she of Wollongong

Witness Denis and Eliza O’Neil

  1. (f) Margaret Mary O’Neil b. 23/1/1854 Berkley Estate
  2. (m) James O’Neil b. 17/1/1856 Berkley
  3. (f) Mary Elizabeth O’Neil b. 17/5/1857 Berkley 12234/1857
  4. (m) John Timothy O’Neil b. 3/3/1859 Berkley 14123/1859
  5. (f) Julia Elizabeth O’Neil b. 16/10/1860 14044/1860
  6. (f) Catherine O’Neil b. 7/4/1862 Wollongong 15047/1862
  7. (m) Daniel Denis O’Neil b. 3/4/1864 Charcoal 16488/1864
  8. (f) Johana O’Neill b. 1/2/1866 Berkley Wollongong
  9. (m) Timothy Patrick O’Neill b. 21/3/1868 Berkley (Margaret Quirk * 1899)
  10. (f) Ellen O’Neill b. 22/11/1869 Berkley Wollongong
  11. (f) Teresa Maud O’Neill b. 22/5/1873 Five Islands Wollongong
  12. (m) William Joseph O’Neill b. 22/5/1873 Five Island Wollongong
  13. (f) Elizabeth O’Neill b. 2/5/1876 Five Islands

O’Neil Mary (Hare)

m. Hugh O’Neil

  1. (m) Hugh O’Neil b. 4/5/1859 Shoalhaven bp Kiama RC

Husband a settler

O’Neill Mary (McGloughlan)

m. Hugh O’Neill

  1. (f) Jane O’Neill b. 30/7/1856 Shoalhaven reg Kiama RC

Husband a settler

O’Neil Matilda (Hyland)

b. 1861 Braidwood d. 28/2/1944 Sydney br. Kiama

m. Timothy Joseph O’Neil ( 1859 Wollongong - 2/5/1940 Kiama Son of John O’Neill & Rosanna O’Brien *) 1889 Bega

f. George Hyland m. Jane

  1. (f) Mary O’Neill d. before 1944

OBITUARY MRS. MATILDA O'NEILL-83 Years The death occurred at the Western Suburbs Hospital, Sydney, on Monday last, of Mrs. Matilda O'Neill, at the age of 83. Until a few years ago, the late Mrs. O'Neill lived in Bairney Street, Kiama, a lady of kindly personality with many friends who will, be sorry to hear of her passing. Her husband, Mr. Edward O'Neill, and daughter, Miss Mary O'Neill, both predeceased her during her residence here. The funeral took place on Wednesday at the Catholic Cemetery, Kiama, the Rev. M. Irish officiating at the graveside and at the service in St. Peter's Church. The late Mrs. O'Neill was buried beside her late husband. The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Saturday 4 March 1944 p 4

O’Neill Maude Alice (Clifford)

b. b. 20/10/1883 Dapto d. 1939 Waverley

m. Thomas O’Neill (11/9/1875 Calderwood – 1950 Dapto Son of Thomas O’Neill & Ann Curry * ) 21/2/1900 St Paul’s Albion Park

f. Thomas Clifford m. Mary Jane McKinley * see Massey

  1. Mary M O’Neill b. 1900 Woollahra ( WA Hargreave)
  2. Thomas C O’Neill b. 1901 Paddington
  3. Muriel M O’Neill b. 1904 Waverley (R L Davidson)

O’Neil Rosanna/Rose (O’Brien)

b. Kilkenny Ireland d. 11/5/1915 Bemboka br. Bemboka

m. Denis/ Daniel O’Neil (-18/3/1914 Bemboka Son of Timothy O’Neil & Elizabeth Haley *) 8/7/1854 Wollongong

f. Laurence O’Brien m. Catherine

Ship: before 1854

Both resident Berkeley

  1. (f) Elizabeth O’Neil b. 18/4/1855 Five Islands d. 1858 Dapto
  2. (m) John O’Neil b. 8/2/1857 Five Islands
  3. (m) Timothy O’Neil b. 21/9/1858 Five Islands 13509/1858 d. 2/5/1940 Kiama (Matilda Hyland * 1889)
  4. (m) David O’Neil b. 15/9/1860 Five Island 14013/1860
  5. (f) Catherine O’Neil b. 30/9/1862 Five Islands 15166/1862
  6. (f) Mary O’Neil b. 31/5/1864 Charcoal
  7. (m) Denis Laurence O’Neill b. 20/6/1866 Berkley Wollongong
  8. (f) Rosana Margaret O’Neill b. 18/3/1868 Berkley
  9. (m) John O’Neill b. 15/9/1869 Berkley Wollongong
  10. (f) Ellen Terisa O’Neill b. 1/5/1871 Berkley
  11. (m) Patrick William O’Neill b. 26/12/1872 Berkeley
  12. (m) James O’Neill b. 1874 Bega d.
  13. (f) Elizabeth O’Neill b. 1876 Bega

In about 1874 the family moved to Bemboka.


'NEILL.— May 11th, 1915, at her residence, “Farm Hill,” Bemboka, Rose, widow of the late Dennis O'Neill, aged 79. R.I. P. The Daily Telegraph (Sydney, NSW : 1883 - 1930) Thursday 13 May 1915 p 6

Openshaw Sarah Jane

d. 1891 Woonona

m. James Openshaw

f. Thomas m. Sarah

  1. (m) Arthur Openshaw b. d. 1898 Granville
  2. (m) Frank Openshaw b. 1880 Tamworth 24911/1880 d. 1881 Tamworth
  3. (f) Minnie Openshaw b. 1883 Woonona 21254/1883
  4. (f) Amy Ethel Openshaw b. 1886 Woonona 24597/1886 d. 1977
  5. (m) Herbert Openshaw b. 1889 Clifton 24609/1889 d. 1970 Newcastle  
  6. (f) Sarah J Openshaw b. 1891 Woonona 39094/1891

Husband a miner of Clifton, in 1890 he was deputised to seek help for supporting the miners and families of Clifton Colliery and was a union delegate.

When Herbart Openshaw returned from WW1 J T Openshaw of Thirroul asked about his return.

Oprey Susannah Eva (Clarke)

b. 7/2/1880 Windsor d. 1944 Blacktown

m. James Oprey (2/10/1879 Macquarie Fields Liverpool- Son of James Oprey & Frances E Rolfe) 1901 Windsor

  1. (f) Susannah F Oprey b. 1901 Woonona
  2. (m) James J Oprey b. 1903 Wollongong
  3. (m) Bertie W Oprey b. 1905 Woonona
  4. (f) Nellie M Oprey b. 1908 Wallsend
  5. (f) Edith M Oprey b. 1909 Wallsend

Living at Marshall St Dapto in 1903 Electoral Roll- Domestic Duties. Husband a labourer.

THE death, occurred on Saturday of a popular Blacktown resident in Mrs. S. Oprey, a sister of Mesdames W. Gillespie and W. J. Huxley of Pitt Town, to whom the sympathy of their friends is extended in their loss. Windsor and Richmond Gazette (NSW : 1888 - 1954) Wednesday 29 November 1944 p 2

Oram-Sheppard Hilda/Hylda Hoyle (Goodfellow)

b. 1879 Wellingrove d. Hong Kong ?

m. John Oram-Shepperd (27/9/1878 Christchurch NZ- 10/2/1942 Stanley Internment Camp Hong Kong) 1900 Sydney

f. Thomas Goodfellow m. Annie Maria

  1. (m) Arthur Robert Barton Oram-Shepperd b. 5/4/1901 d. 27/6/1924 MIT Massachusetts USA

Living at South Coast St Dapto in 1903 Electoral Roll- Domestic Duties. Husband a clerk

John Oram Sheppard was a Warrant Officer in the Hong Kong Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He died of dysentery in February 1942 - the second death in Stanley. He founding member of The American Club in 1925.

Organ Anne (Grover)

b. 3/9/1829 Brighton Sussex d. ?

m. William Henry Organ (abt 1834 - 27/1/1899 Sydney Son of George Organ & Maria Morgan *) 3/1/1855 Presbyterian Wollongong V18554520 74B

f. Edward Grover m. Martha

Ship: Meteor 1853

  1. (f) Emily Organ * b. 1856 Wollongong d. 1880 (Arthur Bray 1878)
  2. (f) Anne Maria Organ * b. 1858 Wollongong 13329/1858 d. 16/11/1934 Wollongong ( Henry Watson 1882)
  3. (f) Martha Susannah Organ * b. 1860 Wollongong 13799/1860 d. 4/4/1929 Brookvale (Henry Dumbrell 1878)
  4. (m) George Edward Organ b. 1862 Wollongong 14966/1862 d. 1940 Bankstown (Catherine Turner 1887)
  5. (f) Henrietta M Organ b. 1864 Wollongong 16501/1864 d. 1886 Wollongong
  6. (f) Jedoida W H Organ b. 1867 Wollongong d. 1860
  7. (m) Albert H Organ b. 1869 Wollongong d. 1932 Canterbury (Louisa Holman 1890)
  8. (f) Alice M M Organ b. 1869 Wollongong d. 1869 Wollongong

On the 16th August 1861 William Henry Organ's wife Ann left her husband, and on the same day he published a notice in the Illawarra Mercury disowning any of her debts. On Monday 26th August, she took him to Wollongong Court of Petty Sessions and the case was reported in the Illawarra Mercury:

“Mrs Ann Organ appeared against her husband for the purpose of obtaining an order from the Court for a separate maintenance. Mrs Organ, being sworn, deposed that she was married to defendant [William Henry Organ] on the 3rd January, 1855, but that she left her husband's roof about 10 days since owing to his threatening to do her some grievous bodily harm. She had made an application to him for a maintenance but had received no reply from him. Her husband was a small storekeeper [at Bulli] and doing a small business. He professed to own the property on which he lived, but it belonged to his father; he, however, lived rent free. She had taken a house in Corrimal Street and intended to carry on the millinery and dressmaking business. When she separated from her husband he had agreed to let her have her wearing apparel, and half the furniture, together with the millinery goods. He had also promised to let her have half the rents of the small cottages which were on the farm, the rents of which amounted to 12/- per week; and he had further promised her £5 to give her a start. He had given her £ 2 in part payment, but had afterwards taken the money back again as he wanted to pay for some goods that he had bought in Sydney. Mrs Organ had 3 children to support, the eldest being 5 years old and the youngest nearly 18 months [Ann was also 6 months pregnant at the time]

Elizabeth Lynch stated that she had lived with the couple at Bulli and now lived with Ann Organ in Corrimal Street. She had known unpleasantness to occur between her master and mistress on several occasions. She was present when an agreement was come to that they should separate.

Walter Duglan was called and examined by William Henry Organ. He admitted that he had seen Mr Organ shake his wife on one occasion when labouring under provocation. The provocation consisted in Mrs Organ's refusal to give Mr Organ money to purchase some things in town. The Witness on several occasions had heard cries of murder! coming from Mrs Organ, but did not know what they were caused by. When the boxes [with Ann's belongings] were brought from Bulli, William Henry had protested against it.

In arriving at a decision the Bench said that the case was a painful one; as, however, the balance of testimony was in favour of the wife, they would make an order for the payment of 5/- a week for six months.

Pioneers of the Illawarra - a history of the family of Elias Organ in Wollongong, 1839-1869 Michael K. Organ

There is no record of her after 1869.

Organ Eliza (Best)

b. abt 1811 d. 23/2/1840 Illawarra Stockade

m. William Organ (1810- 27/7/1898 Tilba Tilba Son of Elias Organ & Elizabeth Fisher * ) 1/5/1830 St. Andrews Church Plymouth Devon

Cause of Death: pneumonia

  1. (m) William Henry Organ b. 5/7/1832 Gloucestershire England d. 2/9/1912 Bulli (Jane Parsons * 1865)
  2. (f) Sarah Emily Organ b. 1/7/1834 Essex, England (John Davis 1852)
  3. (f) Eliza Organ * b. 15/5/1837 Dursley Gloustershire d. 26/1/1914 Moruya (Alfred Mayo 1857)
  4. (f) Maria Organ b. 17/8/1839 Wollongong Stockade CofE Dapto/Wollongong d. 2/10/1915 Melbourne Vic (Michael Fishlock)

He was connected with the navy in his early days, in the course of that experience an elopement with an admiral's daughter [Eliza Best] was accomplished by himself and that young lady. Illawarra Mercury, Tuesday, August 9, 1898, p.II

Organ Elizabeth (Fisher)

b. 1783 d. 1/8/1869 br. Pioneer Park Cemetery Wollongong

m. Elias Organ (1786 - 2/11/1866) 10/2/1806 Dursley St James the Great

f. Thomas Fisher m. Hannah Stokes

Ship: Bussorah Merchant 1839

  1. (m) Thomas Organ b. 1807 d. 1808
  2. (m) William Organ b. 1810 d. 27/7/1898 Tilba Tilba (Eliza Best * 1830, Mary Ann Spittal Craddick * 1841)
  3. (m) George Organ b. 1811 d. 1811
  4. (m) George Organ b. 28/6/1812 Dursley Gloucestershire d. 12/12/1889 Wollongong (Maria Morgan)
  5. (m) Thomas Fisher Organ b. 1814 d. 1867 (Honora McNamara * 1840)
  6. (m) Henry Organ b. 1822 d. 1867 (Sarah Hurt * 1843)
  7. (f) Maryann Organ b. 1823 d. 1891 (John Buckland 1840)
  8. (f) Elizabeth Organ b. 1824 d. 1897 (Thomas Cleverdon 1841, Emmanuel Francis )

Documented eight children, six of whom survived and came to New South Wales, leaving fourteen unaccounted for if we believe the information on both Elias and Elizabeth's death certificates which state that they had 22-23 children.

Organ Eleanor Louisa Ellen (Graham/Green/Rogan)

b. abt 1860 d. 6/7/1940 br. Wollongong

m. Elias Organ (abt 1854 -8/6/1931 Son of Henry Organ & Sarah Hurt * ) 1875 Sydney 460/1875

  1. (f) Mary Ann Organ b. 1876 Sydney 2178/1876
  2. (f) Eveline May Organ b. 1876 Ulladulla 21216/1876
  3. (m) Arthur Ernest E Organ b. 1880 Broulee 11479/1880
  4. (f) Hannah Maria Organ d. abt 1881 d. 21/10/ 1899 Aged 18 yrs
  5. (m) William Organ b. 1881 Waterloo 8185/1881
  6. (f) Amelia E Organ b. 1884 Sydney 1993/1884
  7. (f) Eleanor Louisa Organ b. 6/12/1886 Mount Keira 24490/1886
  8. (m) George Thomas Organ b. 3/11/1889 Mt Keira 24553/1889
  9. (m) Elias Henry Organ b. 23/11/1891 38581/1891
  10. (m) John Francis Organ b. 17/11/1893 Mt Keira
  11. (f) Sarah Matilda Organ b. 23/11/1895 Mount Keira 8976/1896

1903 Electoral roll –living at Mount Keira Domestic Duties. Husband a carpenter


The death occurred on Saturday, at a private hospital at Marrickville, of Mrs. Ellen Louisa Organ, relict of the late Mr. Elias Organ, of Wollongong, aged 80 years. A requiem mass was said at St. Brigid's Church, Marrickville, on Monday at 8 a.m., and the funeral left that Church at p.m. for the Wollongong cemetery, where the interment took place. She is survived by a grown up family, viz., Mary, William, Amelia, Ellen, George, Elias, Jack and Sarah, for whom much sympathy is felt Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 12 July 1940 p 11

Organ Ethel May (Halsey)

b. 1881 Woonona d. 1955 Bulli

m. Albert E Organ 1903

f. no father listed m. Susan Bissell * see Greasby

Living at Bulli in 1903 Electoral Roll- Domestic Duties

Organ Harriet T (Carter)

b. abt 1847 d. 31/7/ 1935 Coruna br. Wollongong

m. Albert Elias Organ (1840 Crown St Wollongong -12/2/1933 Wollongong Son of William Organ & Mary A Craddick *) 1869 Ulladulla

  1. (f) Eveline Mat Organ b. 1876 Ulladulla d. 1935 Moruya ( William Bate 1901)
  2. (f) Edith Florence Organ b. 1879 Broulee d. 1947 Qld ( Alfred W Fitch 1905)
  3. (m) Arthur Ernest Organ b. 1880 Broulee d. 1943 Qld


The death occurred at Coruna, near Moruya, yesterday, of Mrs. Harriett Organ, widow of the late Mr. Albert Organ, who for many years was a resident of Campbell St., Wollongong. After her husband's death the late Mrs. Organ went to reside with her daughter, Mrs. Bate, at Coruna. The remains will be brought to Wollongong to-night, and will be placed in the Methodist Church, and the funeral will leave that edifice at 11.30 a.m. tomorrow, for the Wollongong Methodist cemetery. She leaves a grown-up family, the daughters being Mrs. Bate, Coruna; Mrs. W. Fitch Maloney, Qld. and one son, Mr. Arthur Organ, Queensland. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved relatives. llawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 2 August 1935 p 13

Organ Jane (Parsons)

b. 6/5/1845 Duck Creek Clarence River d. 26/3/1895 Bulli br. Bulli Anglican Cemetery

m. William Henry Organ Snr (5/7/1832 Gloucestershire England – 2/9/1912 Bulli Son of William Organ & Eliza Best * ) 6/10/1865

f. Joseph Parsons m. Louisa Ann Walkley *

  1. (f) Louisa Jane Organ b. 1866 Wollongong 16712/1866 (Charles William Bishop 1885)  
  2. (f) Emily J Organ b. 1869 Wollongong 19753/1869 (Cornelius Diment 1888)
  3. (m) William Frederick Organ b. 1870 Wollongong 19073/1870
  4. (m) Albert Edward Organ b. 1873 Wollongong 20740/1873
  5. (m) George Ernest Organ b. 1875 Wollongong 21802/1875
  6. (m) Arthur H Organ b. 1877 Wollongong 23079/1877
  7. (f) Alice Maude Organ * b. 1880 Wollongong 27274/1880 d. 1968 Singleton (Sylvanus Thorne 1906)
  8. (m) Herbert James Organ b. 1883 Woonona 21180/1883
  9. (f) Mabel M Organ b. 1886 Woonona 24588/1886

Her grandmother on her paternal side was Sarah Organ and so the couple were cousins.

Organ Maria (Morgan)

b. abt 1813 Dursley, Gloucestershire d. 9/3/1898 Wollongong br. Wollongong

m. George Organ (28/6/1812 Dursley Gloucestershire-. 12/12/1889 Wollongong Son of Elias Organ & Elizabeth Fisher *) 10/9/1832

f. Jehoiada/Jirdon Morgan m. Mary

Ship: Bussorah Merchant 1839

  1. (m) William Henry Organ abt 1834 d. 27/1/1899 (Ann Grover * 1855)
  2. (f) Emily Organ * b. 1835 bp. CofE Dapto; Wollongong d. 10/9/1918 Bulli (James Rixon 1853, John Williams 1914)

The Late Mrs. George Organ.

This lady, who had reached well into the eighty fifth year of her age, and had resided about three-fourths of her life time in Wollongong, passed away to the life hereafter on Saturday morning last. Advanced though she was in years, she continued with few intermissions, fairly strong and active until within the last few months, when prostration overcame her, and she gradually succumbed to decay of nature. Although rarely heard of in public, she was one of the truly noble of the earth, all the elements of a true woman and humble and devoted Christian being happily blended in her nature and manifested in her everyday life. Of numberless good actions on her part from time to time, perhaps the only one which she was unable to carry out on the principle of the left hand not knowing what the right hand did, as was her practice and desire, was the granting by her of a beautiful piece of land for a site for the Bulli Hospital. Her husband (the late Mr. George Organ), who was a well-known resident of Wollongong for many years, preceded her to the grave in 1889, but she leaves a son\ and daughter, also several grand-children and great grandchildren.

Her daughter (Mrs. James Rixon) and some of her granddaughters attended to her faithfully and devotedly during the last years of her life, as so loving and worthy a spirit richly deserved at their hands. The remains of the deceased lady were interred in the Congregational Cemetery on Sun- day afternoon, the Rev. A. T. Miles officiating at the grave. A goodly number attended the funeral. In consequence of there having been no means of advertising the event, many town residents even were not aware of the death until after the burial had actually taken place. The Muswellbrook Chronicle (NSW : 1898 - 1955) Wednesday 20 April 1898 p 3

Organ Mary Anne Spittal (Craddick)

b. abt 1824 d. 31/7/1860 Crown Street Wollongong

m. William Organ (1810- 27/7/1898 Tilba Tilba Son of Elias Organ & Elizabeth Fisher * ) 14/4/1841 Wollongong Schoolhouse CofE Dapto Wollongong

f. Edward C Craddick m. Mary A

Ship: Bussorah Merchant 1839

  1. (m) Albert Elias Organ b. 1840 Crown St Wollongong d. 12/2/1933 Wollongong (Harriet J Carter * 1869)
  2. (m) John Humphrey Organ b. 29/8/1841 d. 29/8/1841
  3. (m) Frederick Organ b. 2/7/1842 d. 2/7/1842
  4. (m) Edward Caro Graddock Organ b. 27/3/1844 V1844407 28/1844 br. 18/7/1869 (Charlotte Burrows * 1865)
  5. (f) Isabella Ann Organ b. 6/5/1846 V18462990 31A/1846 d. 25/7/1859 Wollongong
  6. (m) Albert Elias Organ b. 26/3/1848 V18482360 33A/1848 bp. CofE Dapto: Wollongong d. 30/3/1930
  7. (f) Clara Jane Organ b. 9/1/1850 bp. CofE Dapto; Wollongong V1850949 35/1850 d. 4/1/1852
  8. (f) Emily Craddock Organ b. 11/10/1851 bp. CofE Dapto: Wollongong V18511859 37A/1851 d. 8/9/1938 Maleny Qld (John Pattemore 1871)
  9. (f) Clara Jane Organ b. 4/9/1853 bp. CofE Dapto: Wollongong V18531776 39A/1853 d. 1943
  10. (m) Humphrey George Organ b. 1/5/1856 Wollongong 8375/1856 d. 30/9/1929
  11. (f) Mary Emmaline Organ b. 23/3/1858 Wollongong 13377/1858 d. 18/2/1936

At her residence, Crown-street, Wollongong, on Tuesday, the 23rd instant, Mrs William Organ of a daughter. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Thursday 25 March 1858 p 3

On the 25th instant, after a short and painful illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude, Isabella Ama, the fourth and beloved daughter of Mr. William Organ, Crown-street, Wollongong , aged thirteen years and two months. The Sydney Morning Herald 28 July 1859

On the 31st July, at her residence, Crown-street, Wollongong, Mary Ann, the beloved wife of Mr. William Organ, and sister to Mr. Edward and Samuel Craddick, South Head Road, Sydney, after a long and painful illness, which she bore with Christian fortitude, leaving a large family and friends to deplore their loss. The Sydney Morning Herald 3 August 1860

Organ Norah/Hanoria (McNamara)

m. Thomas Organ 1840 Wollongong

  1. (f) Mary A Organ b. 1841 RC Wollongong Illawarra
  2. (f) Elizabeth Organ b. 1845 RC Cooma Twofold Bay etc
  3. (f) Elizabeth Organ b. 1847 RC Cooma Twofold Bay etc
  4. (f) Hannah Organ b. Yass
  5. (f) Werburgha Organ b. 1857 Wollongong
  6. (m) John Organ b. 24/6/1859 Wollongong
  7. (m) Stephen Organ b. 1861 Sydney

On the 24th instant, at the Commercial Hotel, Wollongong, Mrs Thomas Organ of a son. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Thursday 30 June 1859 p 3

Organ Sarah Crathorne (Hurt)

b. abt 1822 d. 1874 Sydney

m. Henry Organ (1822-18/9/1867 Son of Elias Organ & Elizabeth Fisher *) 26/12/1843 Schoolhouse Wollongong

f. William Hurt m. Sarah *

  1. (m) William Organ b. 12/11/1845 d. 22/12/1845
  2. (f) Sarah Elizabeth Organ b. 15/4/1847 V1847501 32A/1847
  3. (f) Mary Ann Eliza Organ b. 7/10/1849 V18491953 55/1849 (Daniel Logan 1871)
  4. (m) Elias Organ b. 14/1/1854 d. 8/6/1831 V18541050 40/1854 d. 8/6/1931 (Eleanor Graham * )
  5. (f) Marianne Amelia Organ b. 10/8/1851 V1851381 37A/1851
  6. (m) Henry Organ b. 23/7/1866 Sydney d. 22/5/1916 1983/1866
  7. (f) Letitia Organ b.
  8. (f) Amelia Organ b.

ORGAN. — At her son-in-law's residence, Sydney, of consumption, after a long and painful illness, Sarah Organ, wife of the late Henry Organ, and daughter of the late Mr William Hurt, Fairy Meadow. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 29 January 1875 p 2

O’Rielly Emily

1903 Electoral roll –living at St Joseph’s convent Dapto- School teacher

O’Rourke Elizabeth (Sims)

m. Francis O’Rourke 1901 Campbelltown

  1. (f) Eileen P O’Rourke b. 1901 Campbelltown
  2. (f) Phyllis M O’Rourke b. 1904 Campbelltown
  3. (m) Matthew F O’Rourke b. 1906 Campbelltown
  4. (f) Noreen K O’Rourke b. 1909 Marrickville
  5. (m) Hector D O’Rourke b. 1911 Marrickville
  6. (f) Ona A O’Rourke b. 1915 Marrickville

Living Thirroul in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties. Husband a labourer

O’Rourke Ellen

1903 Electoral roll –living at Mount Pleasant Domestic Duties With John O’Rourke a farmer and Honorah

O’Rourke Honorah

1903 Electoral roll –living at Mount Pleasant Domestic Duties With John O’Rourke a farmer and Ellen

Orphin Ada May (Shipp)

b. 1887 Wollongong d. 2/1/1961 Wollongong

m. William James Orphin (1875 Wollongong - 24/11/1925 Wollongong Son of James Orphin & Eliza Payne *) 1902 Wollongong

f. John Orphin m. Emily Parsons *

  1. (f) Florence A Orphin b. 1904 Wollongong
  2. (m) James Stanley Orphin b. 1906 Wollongong d. 1983
  3. (f) Florence A Orphin b. 1904 Wollongong
  4. (f) Doris W Orphin b. 1910 Wollongong
  5. (m) Cecil J Orphin b. 1912 Wollongong
  6. (m) Dyson Orphin

1903 Electoral roll –living at Hercules St Wollongong Domestic Duties

Orphin Eliza (Payne)

b. abt 1842 d. 16/10/1927 br. Wollongong

m. James Orphin (28/4/1836 England - 29/10/1903 Wollongong Son of James Orphin & Harriet Pegler *) 1863


Ship: abt 1857

  1. (f) Elizabeth Ann Orphin * b. 1873 Wollongong (John Richardson 1900)
  2. (m) William James Orphin b. 1875 Wollongong d. 24/11/1925 Wollongong (Ada May Shipp * 1902)
  3. (m) Walter Frederick Orphin b. 1877 Wollongong d. 1958 Wollongong (Mary Esther Monement * 1905)
  4. (m) Robert J Orphin b. 1879 Wollongong d. 1881 Wollongong
  5. (m) Arthur George Orphin b. 1881 Wollongong d. 23/8/1883 Wollongong aged 2 years and 6 mths
  6. (m) James John Orphin b. 1883 Wollongong
  7. (m) Archibald Orphin b. 1884 Wollongong d. 1835 Wollongong
  8. (f) Isabel S Orphin b. 1886 Wollongong d. 12/11/1951
  9. (f) Florence A Orphin b. 1904 Wollongong

1903 Electoral roll –living at Coombes St Wollongong Domestic Duties

Mrs. Elizabeth Orphin. — Mrs. Orphin, who has been previously mentioned as a pioneer, was not born in Illawarra, but arrived here when she was 13 years of age. Her arrival in Illawarra was fixed firmly in her mind, it being just three weeks before the wreck of the 'Dunbar.' Her father came to Illawarra under engagement to Mr. Thackeray, who was employed building the Wollongong Court House and gaol. The Court House was situated near the wharf. Mrs Orphin is a first cousin of the late John Payne, of the past pioneers of the district. Mrs. Orphin has a clear memory of the old Church of England, which was situated in Corrimal Street, opposite to the present Bowling Green. She also remembers the building of the Temperance Hall, which was next to the present Oxford Hotel. The present Church of England was built by Patrick Lahiff as stonemason, and her husband — James Orphin — was the carpenter on the job. She is able to remember quite clearly the bullock teams in Wollongong and the coal going through the main street to the wharf. Her first place of residence in Wollongong was in Lower Crown Street, near the Catholic Church. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 16 May 1924 p 1

Orphin Ellen (Turner)

m. William Orphan (1843 Dapto/Wollongong- 1876 Sydney Son of James Orphin & Harriet Pegler *) 1864 Hay

  1. (m) William Orphin b. 1865 Hay
  2. (m) William Orphan b. 9/5/1867 Wollongong
  3. (f) Florence A Orphin b. 1904 Wollongong
  4. (f)) Florence A Orphin b. 1904 Wollongong
  5. (f) Mary A Orphin b. 1869 Redfern
  6. (f) Ellen Orphin b. 1871 Redfern
  7. (f) Lottie Louisa Orphin b. 1874 Redfern
  8. (f) Charlotte Orphin b. 1876 Redfern

Orphin Harriet (Pegler)

b. 6/2/1809 England d. 16/8/1849 Wollongong br. Wollongong

m. James Orphin ( 2/11/1808 Stroud Gloucestershire – 15/4/1867 Wollongong ) 27/6/1830 Rodborough England

f. Thomas Pegler m. Ann

Ship: Layton 1838

  1. (m) Charles Orphin b. 17/3/1831 England
  2. (f) Ann Morgan Orphin b. 5/8/1832 England (Thomas Crook 1861)
  3. (f) Eliza Orphin * 11/6/1834 Stroud Gloucestershire (Andrew Herd 1854 )
  4. (m) James Orphin b. 28/4/1836 England d. 29/10/1903 Wollongong ( Eliza Payne * 1863)
  5. (f) Sarah Orphin * b. 1839 bp. CofE Dapto/Wollongong (Richard Connor 28/1/1858)
  6. (f) Harriet Orphin * b. 1841 bp. CofE Dapto/Wollongong d. 28/12/1875 Ashfield (George Alexander Walker 1870)
  7. (m) William Orphin b. 1843 bp. CofE Dapto/Wollongong d. 1876 Sydney (Ellen Turner *1864)
  8. (m) Henry Joseph Orphin b. 1848 bp. CofE Dapto: Wollongong d. 23/3/1874 Wollongong
  9. (f) Isabella Orphin b. 12/4/1846 Wollongong (William Knight 1869)

ORPHIN,-In loving remembrance of my dear mother, Harriett Orphin, who died at Wollongong, August 16, 1849 –Inserted by her loving daughter, Sarah Connor. The Sydney Morning Herald 16 August 1887

Orphin Margaret

m. William Orphin

  1. (m) Thomas Orphin b. 19/3/1869 Mount Pleasant

Orphin Mary Esther/ Marietta (Monement)

b. 1881 New Zealand d. 1961 Wollongong

m. Walter Frederick Orphin (1877 Wollongong -1958 Wollongong Son of James Orphin & Eliza Payne *) 1905

f. John Francis Bolding Monement m. Mary Cleary *

  1. (m) Frederick G Orphin b. 1908 Wollongong
  2. (f) Thelma Olive Rosaline Orphin b. 1910 Wollongong d. 18/1/1912 Wollongong
  3. (f) Irene A Orphin b. 1912 Wollongong
  4. (f) Evelyn S Orphin b. 1915 Wollongong
  5. (f) Mary E Orphin b. 1918 Wollongong
  6. (m) Walter Orphin b. 1921 Wollongong

Living Harbour St Wollongong in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties. Husband a painter.

Orphin/Orphan Mary

m. James Orphin

  1. (f) Harriett Orphan b. 1840 RC Wollongong
  2. (m) William Orphan b. 1843 RC Wollongong
  3. (f) Arabella Orphan b. 1845 RC Wollongong V18451687 121A/1845
  4. (m) Henry Joseph Orphin b. 1847 RC Wollongong V18471688 121A/1847 d. 23/3/1874 Wollongong
  5. (f) Margaret Ellen Orphin b. 19/5/1857 Wollongong 12227/1857

On the 19th instant, at her residence, Crown-street, Wollongong, Mrs. James Orphin, of a daughter. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Monday 25 May 1857 p 3

Husband a builder. This could be Harriet Orphin. However the children were christened in the RC and CofE church and the mother has a different name.

Orphin Mary (Edwards)

m. James Orphin ( 2/11/1808 Stroud Gloustershire– 15/4/1867 Wollongong ) 6/2/1851 Wollongong

Both resident Wollongong

  1. (f) Margaret E. Orphin b 1851 V18512039 121A/1851 ( Francis Hall 1876)

Orr Ada E

m. Edward Orr

  1. (m) William Orr b. 1860 Kiama

Orr Agnes (Henry then Mornington)

b. 17/11/1864 Jamberoo

m. John Mornington 8/10/1884 Coolangatta (divorced 1893)

m. Sydney /Sidney Byron Orr 1900 Newtown (divorced 1908)

f. John Henry m. Mary Ann Graham *

  1. (m) James Mornington b. 1887 Wollongong
  2. (m) Prosper B Mornington b. 1888 St Peters
  3. (m) Sydney N Mornington b. 1890 Morpeth d. 1890 Morpeth
  4. (f) Gladys Mornington b. 1891 Waverley
  5. (f) Ida C Mornington b. 1892 Newtown


Mr. Ralston appeared for the petitioner, Agnes Mornington, who sought to obtain a dissolution of her marriage with John Mornington on the ground of desertion for three years and upwards. The respondent was not represented. The parties had been married on the 8th October, 1884, at Coolangatta. The petitioner deposed that her husband had been an engine-driver, and she had lived with him for three or four months. He had left her in January, 1885, and since then she had lived with her parents. His Honor granted the decree nisi, to be made absolute in one month.


Agnes Orr, formerly Mornington, petitioned for a dissolution of her marriage, with Sidney Byron Orr, on the ground of desertion. The petitioner, for whom Mr.Taylor appeared, deposed to having married the respondent who said he was an engineer, in May, 1300, at a private house in Newtown. They were married by the Rev. George Hay. Mr. Taylor: What was your position in life before you married me the respondent? — How do you mean? Well, were you a spinster? The petitioner smiled, and said, 'Oh, no; I had divorced my husband.' 'This is your second experience?' observed the attorney. 'And now,' said his Honor, 'you want to get another divorce?' The petitioner replied in, the affirmative. When did you get the other divorce?' pursued his Honor. 'In .1893,' was the answer? What was it for? — Desertion. . And this is for desertion? Yes

The petitioner proceeded to say that her husband had a bicycle business in King street, Newtown, for nine months and then he became the licensee of a hotel of in Regent-street, Redfern. Three months later he bought another hotel business at Dowling-street, Moore Park. That was in June, 1902. In November of that year he said he would like to go to South Africa, as 'he was not doing anything at the time. His Honor: How were you living?— Well, we had a room from mother.

Petitioner further stated her husband told her that if he got work in South Africa he would send for her. He was away for three months, and he then started another bicycle business at Enmore . A couple of years later he again told her he was going to South Africa. .He went away and she hadn’t seen him since. A decree nisi was granted, to be moved absolute in six months. Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Wednesday 1 April 1908 p 7

Orr Janet

m. William Orr

  1. (m) William Orr b. 1834 bp. Presbyterian Sydney Scots Church
  2. (m) Thomas Orr b. 1835 bp. Presbyterian Sydney Scots Church
  3. (f) Agnes Orr b. 1837 bp. Presbyterian Sydney Scots Church
  4. (f) Janet Orr b. 1839 bp. Presbyterian Wollongong / Sydney Scots Church
  5. (f) Isabella Orr b. 1841 bp. Presbyterian Sydney St Andrew’s Church
  6. (f) Margaret A Orr b. 1844 bp. Presbyterian Sydney St Andrew’s Church
  7. (m) William Orr b. 1846 bp. Presbyterian Sydney St Andrew’s Church
  8. (f) Mary J Orr b. 1848 bp. Presbyterian Sydney St Andrew’s Church

Orr Maud Marion (Holden)

b. 12/7/1881 Kiama 19438/1881 d. 19/2/1960 Lismore

m. William A Orr 1904

f. Thomas Holden m. Naomi Cornford *

Living Bong Bong St Kiama in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties

Orr Sara Dorothea (Nelson)

b. abt 1846 d. 16/10/1872 Darlington

m. Stannis Andrew Orr (28/8/1846 -6/2/1924 Petersham Son of Thomas Orr & Matilda) 1872 Waterloo

f. Joseph Samuel Nelson m. Elizabeth

On January 17th, at the residence of the bride's parents, Alexandria, by the Rev. Alfred Lloyd, STANNIS ANDREW, eldest son of THOMAS ORR, Botany Road, Redfern, to SARA DOROTHEA, second daughter of the late JOSEPH SAMUEL NELSON, of Leamington, England. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 26 February 1872 p 1

ON the 16th instant, at her residence, Handsworth Terrace, Cleveland-street, Darlington, SARA DOROTHEA the beloved wife of Stannis Andrew Orr, late of Kiama, and daughter of the late Joseph Samuel Nelson, of Birmingham, England, in the 26th year of her age. The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Thursday 24 October 1872 p 2

Orvad Alice Elizabeth (Larkin)

b. 1/3/1883 Mt Kembla d. 3/7/1963 Parramatta br. Corrimal Catholic

m. William Patrick Orvad (1879 Wollongong- 1944 Bulli Son of John Peter Orvad & Honora Mary Madden *) 1902 Woonona

f. John Larkin m. Bridget Head * see Sweeney

  1. (m) William Patrick Orvad b. 1902 Woonona d. 1967 Bulli
  2. (m) John Valentine Orvad b. 1904 Woonona d. 1980
  3. (m) James Edward Orvad b. 1907 Woonona d. 1982
  4. (f) Mary Orvad b. 1909 Woonona
  5. (f) Alice H Orvad b. 1913 Woonona
  6. (m) Charles H Orvad b. 1915 Bulli
  7. (f) Rita Orvad b. 1917 Bulli
  8. (m) Terence Orvad b. abt 1923 d. 1964 (Jean Watson 1954)

Living at Bulli in 1903 Electoral Roll- Domestic Duties

Orvad Honora Mary (Madden)

b. abt 1838 Limerick d. 7/5/ 1905 Appin 4604/1905 br. Corrimal Catholic

m. John Peter Oluf Orvad (3/9/1843 Ringkobing Denmark -27/11/1891 Bulli Son of Jens Jenson Orvad & Anne Julia Jacobson) 6/2/1869 St Francis Xavier’s Wollongong 3752/1869

f. John Madden m. Anne

Ship: about 1845

  1. (f) Annie Julia Orvad * b. 28/11/1871 Georges River d. 10/1/1933 Kiama (William George Holden 1894)
  2. (m) James J Orvad b. 1870 Sydney d. 1871 Wollongong 6262/1871
  3. (m) John Peter Orvad b. 29/8/1873 Bulli 20844/1873 d. 22/3/1905 (Sybil M Wonson 1897, Elsie Mary Moffitt 1902)
  4. (f) Mary Jane Orvad b. 25/7/1875 Appin 9379/1875 (Frederick H Pattrick 1894)
  5. (m) Jens Jacob Orvad b. 1/5/1877 Bulli 23070/1877 d. 1924
  6. (m) William Patrick Orvad b. 15/3/1879 Bulli 26053/1879 (Alice Elizabeth Larkin * 1902)
  7. (m) Nicholas Maurice Orvad b. 8/7/1881 Woonona 19015/1881 d. 17/2/1952 (Matilda M Robinson 1904)

Living at Bulli in 1903 Electoral Roll- Domestic Duties

Her husband established the The Denmark Hotel at Bulli. Her husband was keen worker for the advancement of Bulli, Jens took part in many deputations to Sydney concerning the establishment of a Court House, Post Office, School of Arts, recreation ground, cemetery and upkeep of the roads in Bulli. In 1871 he ran the punt on George's River on the north side of Bulli and provided rooms for traveller's to rest there. He purchased land in Bulli in 1873 and, after inn-keeping in Appin for two years, opened the Denmark Hotel on this block in 1877. The hotel saw many meetings called to consider proposals for the advancement of Bulli. Jens was a candidate in local elections and a leading contractor, repairing roads and bridges on the Slacky Flat Rd., Park Rd., Bulli Pass and Appin to mention a few.

Orvad Matilda May (Robinson)

b. 25/5/1882 Wollongong 19591/1882 d. 1964

m. Nicholas M Orvad 1904

f. Francis Robinson m. Isabella McCauley *

Living at Thirroul in 1903 Electoral Roll – Domestic Duties

Osborne Alice Ellen (Keane)

b. 1873 Campbelltown d. 20/7/1950 Chatswood

m. Albert George Osborne (1868 Wollongong - 1938 Coogee Son of George Osborne & Annie Lindsay * ) 1895 Campbelltown 4801/1895

f. Matthew James Keane m. Annie Hayden

  1. (m) Cyril Keith Osborne b. 12/4/1896 Crown Street Wollongong 18050/1896 d. 1970 Sydney
  2. (m) Roy V Osborne b. 1898 Campbelltown 2161/1898 O
  3. (f) Augusta M Osborne b. 1901 Campbelltown 11606/1901
  4. (f) Alice C Osborne b. 1905 Sydney 10103/1905

Osborne Angelina Mary (Richards)

b. abt 1851 d. 19/5/1932 Burelli Street Wollongong br. Wollongong Catholic

m. Alexander Osborne (10/8/1854 Dapto -6/11/1927 Burelli Street Wollongong Son of Alexander Osborne & Elizabeth Kelly *) 20/2/1884 St Francis’ Sydney 256/1884

f. John Richards m. Winifred Nolan *

  1. (f) Winifred Mary Osborne b. 14/1/1885 Clifton 23661/1885 d. 1944 (Walter A Day 1917)
  2. (m) Alfred Anthony Osborne b. 8/8/1886 Wollongong 24425/1886 d. 1946
  3. (m) Alexander Francis Osborne b. 11/6/1888 Wollongong 25624/1888 d. 1968
  4. (m) Bede Gladstone Osborne b. 16/1/1891 Wollongong 38341/1891 d. 1944 (Ellen M Walker 1924)
  5. (f) Marion M Osborne b. 1893 Wollongong

1903 Electoral roll –living at Crown St Wollongong Domestic Duties. Husband a baker.

OSBORNE-RICHARDS.-February 20, by special license, at St.Francis' Church, by the Rev. Father O'Donohoe, Alick Osborne to Angelina Richards, both of Wollongong, The Sydney Morning Herald 4 March 1884


The death occurred yesterday of one of Wollongong's oldest residents in the person of Mrs. Angelina Osborne, aged 81, relict of the late , Mr Alick Osborne, and beloved mother of Winifred (Mrs. Day) , Dick, Alick, and Bede. She was an estimable old lady, and a highly respected citizen and neighbour. The funeral takes place at 2.30 this (Friday) afternoon for the R.C. cemetery. South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Friday 20 May 1932 p 9

Osborn Ann

m. William Osborn

  1. (f) Margaret L Osborn b. 1850 bp. CofE Jamberoo; Kiama; Shoalhaven

Osborne Anne/Anna

m. Joseph Osborne

  1. (m) Albert Osborne b. 1859 Wollongong 14178/1859
  2. (f) John Osborne b. 1862 Wollongong 14943/1862
  3. (m) Job Osborne b. 1864 Wollongong 16422/1864
  4. (m) Edwin Osborne b. 1866 Wollongong
  5. (f) Annie E Osborne b. 1868 Wollongong

Osborne Anne (Clarke)

b. 1792 d. 15/10/1853 Daisy Bank Illawarra br. Pioneer Park Cemetery Wollongong

m. Alick Osborne (1793 Dirnaseer County Tyrone Ireland-12/3/1856 Omagh lreland Son of Archie Osborne & Jane King )

Ship: Marquis of Huntley 1835

  1. (f) Annie Jane Osborne * b. abt 1816 Ireland d. 9/11/1888 Daisy Bank Dapto (Robert James Marshall 1847)
  2. (f) Jane Mary Osborne * b. abt 1818 Ireland d. 21/12/1895 Upper Paterson (Alfred Holden 1838)
  3. (m) Alick Osborne b. 4/10/ 1821 Ireland d. 4/10/1842 Daisy Bank
  4. (f) Mary Osborne* b. 31/11/1825 Lifford County Donegal d. 11/11/1914 “Warrane” Henty Street Portland Vic (Lindsay Clarke 1852)
  5. (f) Isabella Osborne b. Ireland(John Findlay 1854)
  6. (f) Charlotte Osborne b. Jan 1836 Wollongong

Husband a M.L.C. and Surgeon R.N.

DIED. On the 15th instant, at Daisy Bank, Illawarra, Mrs. Anne Osborne, wife of Alick Osborne, Esq., M.L.C., aged sixty-one years. The Sydney Morning Herald 18 October 1853

Osborne Anne (Lindsay)

b. abt 1779 Ireland d. 14/10/1854 Commercial Hotel Wollongong br. Wollongong

m. George Osborne (abt 1764 Tyrone Ireland- 7/1/1848 Crown Street Wollongong ) abt 1807 Dromore Ireland

Ship: 1837 Columbia

  1. (m) Robert Osborne b. 1808 Ireland d. 1859 Wollongong (Rebecca Musgrave * abt 1833)
  2. (f) Matilda Osborne * b. abt 1818 Ireland d. 1846 Sydney (Charles Musgrave 1839)
  3. (m) James Osborne b. abt 1818 d. 21/5/1840 Wollongong (Catherine McNabb * 1839)

On the 14th instant, at the residence of her son, Robert Osborne, of the Commercial Hotel, Wollongong, Anne, relict of the late Mr. George Osborne, aged 75 years. The Sydney Morning Herald 19 October 1854


The hotels are the Queen's, the Commercial (Mrs. Osborne), …

Osborne Annie (Musgrave)

b. abt 1836 Fermanagh Ireland d. 2/12/1896 Wollongong br. Wollongong

m. George Osborne (1834 Tyrone- 1903 Wollongong Son of Robert Osborne & Eliza Cocherane * ) March 1856 Bloomfield Wollongong 2153/1856

f. John Musgrave m. Eliza Wallace *

  1. (f) Rebecca Elizabeth Osborne b. 31/12/1856 Wollongong d. 1948 Sydney (Thomas Saywell 1906)
  2. (f) Elizabeth Matilda Osborne* b. 16/1/1859 Wollongong d. 1930 Chatswood (William Henry Hewlett 1879, John H Wilkinson 1896)
  3. (m) Robert Osborne b. 8/8/1860 Wollongong d. 1930 McMahons Point (Harriet Barber * 1885)
  4. (f) Florence Annie Victoria Osborne* b. 1862 Wollongong d. 1941 Manly (George Fife 1885)
  5. (m) John T Osborne b. 1864 Wollongong d. 1892 Wollongong
  6. (f) Ada Catherine Osborne b. 1866 Wollongong d. 1949 Mosman (John B Summerbell 1890)
  7. (m) Albert G Osborne b. 1868 Wollongong
  8. (f) Alice Maud Osborne b. 1870 Wollongong
  9. (f) Edith May Osborne b. 13/6/1872 Dapto

Daughter Nurse Osborne

By license, by the Rev. C. Atchison, at the house of the bride's father, George, eldest son of Mr. Robert Osborne, of Wollongong, to Anne, eldest daughter of Mr. John Musgrave, of Bloomfield, Illawarra.  The Sydney Morning Herald 13 March 1856

The couple were first cousins as George Osborne’s mother was Rebecca Musgrave, John Musgrave’s sister

On the 31st instant, at her residence, Freemason's Hall, Market Square, Wollongong, the wife of Mr George Osborne, of a daughter. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Monday 5 January 1857 p 3

On the 16th instant, at her residence, Crown-street Mrs G. Osborne, of a daughter. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Monday 17 January 1859 p 3 Family

On the 8th instance, at her residence, Crown-street, Mrs George 0sborne of a son. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 10 August 1860 p 2

OSBORNE On the 13th instant at her residence Illawarra Hotel Dapto, the wife of Mr George Osborne, of a daughter. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 14 June 1872 p 2

Mrs. George Osborne, wife of the well-known undertaker, died very suddenly yesterday afternoon. She complained in the morning of pains, and medical assistance was summoned, but without avail, and she passed away shortly afterwards. On Tuesday night she was apparently in her usual state of health. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Thursday 3 December 1896 p 2

Osborne Augusta Anne Devenish (Meares)

b. b. 1834 CofE Pitt Town d. 17/7/1892 Mangerton br. Wollongong

m. Alick Osborne (abt 1829 -25/6/ 1900 Mangerton Son of John Osborne & Mary Clark *) 17/4/1856 St Michael’s Wollongong

f. Rev. Matthew Devenish Meares m. Georgina Augusta Devenish *

  1. (f) Eleanor Estelle Osborne b. 1857 Wollongong 12195/1857 d.
  2. (f) Alice Augusta Osborne *b. 1859 Wollongong 14141/1859 (Harry F Marr 1877)
  3. (f) Isabella Osborne * b. 1861 bp. CofE Dapto: Wollongong 344 VOL 159/1861 d. 11/9/1938 Wollongong
  4. (f) Edith Helen Osborne * b. 28/10/1862 Marshall Mount 15145/1862 d. 1/6/1938
  5. (f) Female Osborne
  6. (m) William A Osborne b. 23/1/1866 Mangerton 16496/1866
  7. (f) Emily Mildred Osborne * b. 1871 Wollongong 19449/1871 d. 22/12/1961 Roseville (George Bernard Chalon 6/9/1887 )
  8. (m) Charles Edward Osborne b. 10/5/1872 Mangerton 19633/1872
  9. (f) Jane Osborne * b. 1875 Mangerton 21895/1875 d. 5/4/1959
  10. (f) Eleanore E Osborne b. 1877 Wollongong 23043/1877

At St. Michael's Church, Wollongong, on the 17th instant, by the bride's father, Alick, youngest son of the late John Osborne, Esq., R.N., of Garden Hill, to Augusta Anne Devenish, third daughter of the Rev. M. D. Meares, M.A. The Sydney Morning Herald 22 April 1856

OSBORNE-October 28th, at Marshall Mount, Illawarra, the wife of Alick Osborne, Esq., of a son. The Sydney Morning Herald 21 November 1862

On 23rd instant, at Mangerton, near Wollongong, Mrs. ALICK OSBORNE, of a son. The Sydney Morning Herald 26 January 1866

On the 7th instant, at Marshall Mount, the wife of Mr. ALICK OSBORNE, of a son. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 11 August 1868

On the 10th instant, at Mangerton, Wollongong, the wife of ALICK OSBORNE, Esq , of a son. The Sydney Morning Herald 14 May 1872

OSBORNE.—July 17, at her residence, Mangerton, Wollongong, Augusta Anne Devenish, the beloved wife of Alick Osborne, aged 57 years. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 20 July 1892 p 1

Osborne Bertha Maria (Smith)

d. 1911 Qld

m. Henry William Osborne 1891 Newtown

f. John Smith m. Maria Bishop

  1. (m) Ernest William Osborne b. 1892 Newtown d. 1956 Wollongong
  2. (m) Arthur Henry Osborne b. 1893 Windsor d. 1958 Newcastle
  3. (f) Melinda B Osborne b. 1896 Wollongong (Christopher Warner 1917)
  4. (m) Aubrey G Osborne b. 1898 Wollongong
  5. (f) Vera I Osborne b. 1902 Wollongong

Living Unanderra in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties

Osborne Catherine (Thompson)

b. abt 1780 (?) b. 27/2/1878 Wollongong

m. John Osborne (abt 1794 Dromore Tyrone- 10/5/1857 Wollongong Son of George Osborne & Elizabeth Nelson) abt 1817 Dromore Tyrone

f. William Thompson m. Mary

Ship: Clyde 1836

OSBORNE. — At her residence, Crown-street, Wollongong, on the 27th February, Catherine, relic of the late Mr. John Osborne, of Wollongong, aged 98 years. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW: 1856 - 1950) Friday 1 March 1878 p 2


Osborne Catherine see Longmore

Osborne Catherine (Skerritt)

b. b. 22/9/1863 Wollongong d. 9/7/1905 Wollongong br. Wollongong

m. John Osborne 20/10/1884 Dapto

f. Peter Skerritt m. Annie Kellett *

OSBORNE— SKERRITT. — On the 20th October, 1884, at the Parsonage, Dapto, by the Rev. J. Stack, John Osborne to Kate Skerritt, both of Lower Crown-street, Wollongong. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Saturday 7 February 1885 p 2

The death of Mrs. Catherine Osborn took place on Sunday afternoon at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. Skerritt, old and respected residents of the district. The deceased, who was 37 years of age, was ill with pneumonia for only five days. The late Mrs. Osborne was a sister of Mrs. M. J. Shannon. The funeral will take place this afternoon,; the interment being in the R.C. cemetery. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 11 July 1905 p 4

Osborne Charlotte (Scott)

b. abt 1842 d. 4/6/1907 Sydney br.

m. Henry Hill Osborne (27/1/1831 Avondale- 26/6/1891 Cheltenham England Son of Henry Osborne & Sarah Elizabeth Marshall *) 26/5/1858 Dromore Ireland

f. John Scott m.

  1. (f) Rebecca Hamilton Osborne b. 30/6/1877 Avondale Dapto 23111/1877 (Edwin Ryrie 1903)
  2. (f) Vida Mabel Osborne b. 1879 Wollongong 25994/1879
  3. (m) Henry Hill Osborne b. 1880 Sydney 1405/1880

By the Rev. Mr. Dill, on the 26th of May, 1858, in Dromore, Henry Osborne, Esq., to Rebecca Scott, eldest daughter of John Scott, Esq. ; and, on the same day, Henry Hill Osborne to Charlotte Scott. Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875) Saturday 28 August 1858

“OSBORNE.—June 30, at Avondale, Dapto, the wife of Henry Hill Osborne, of a daughter.”SMH 4 July 1877


The death took place on Tuesday at her residence, Craignish, Macquarie street, Sydney, of Mrs. Osborne, widow of the late Henry Hill Osborne, who was the eldest son of a family well known in New South Wales. Mrs Osborne was formerly Miss Charlotte Scott, and was married to the late Mr. Osborne in 1858. With her husband she passed the principal portion of her life at Avondale Dapto, which properly was left to Mr. Osborne by his father. Her husband predeceased her 16 years ago, during a visit to England. Mrs. Osborne had not enjoyed good health for some months past, and at the time of her death was 65 years of age. She has left two daughters and a son. The eldest daughter is Mrs. Ryrie, of Coolringdon, Cooma. The second daughter is unmarried, and lived with her mother, while the son, Mr. Henry Hill Osborne, is a station-holder near Aberdeen. Robertson Advocate (NSW : 1894 - 1923) Friday 7 June 1907 p 2

Osborne Edith Helen

b. 28/10/1862 Marshall Mount 15145/1862 d. 1/6/1938 Wollongong br. Wollongong

f. Alick Osborne m. Augusta Anne Devenish Meares *

Living Mangerton in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties


Miss Edith Helen Osborne of Euroka, Cliff Road, Wollongong died at her residence on Saturday morning aged 75. She was a daughter of the late Mr Alick Osborne, of Mangerton, Wollongong, and a granddaughter of the late Surgeon John Osborne, RN., who was one of the original pioneers of the Illawarra district and the first member of the Osborne family to settle in Australia. He arrived in Sydney in 1825.

Miss Osborne is survived by five sisters and one brother, Mrs H. F. Marr, Bellevue Hill ; Mrs E. M. Chalon, Bellevue Hill ;the Misses Isabella Jane and Eleanor Osborne, Cliff Road, Wollongong ; and Mr C. E. Osborne of Mangerton, Wollongong.

She will be buried at Wollongong to-day, after a service at St Michael's Church Wollongong. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 6 June 1938 p 7

Osborne Eliza (Cocherane/Cochrane/Corcoran)

b. abt 1815 d. 19/3/1891 Wollongong br. Wollongong

m. Robert Osborne ( abt 1808 Tyrone- 31/5/1859 Wollongong Son George Osborne & Ann Lindsay *) 14/11/1844 Presbyterian Wollongong V18444409 74B

  1. (m) George Osborne b. 1834 Tyrone d. 1903 Wollongong ( Anne Musgrave * 1856)
  2. (m) William Osborne b. 1837 Wollongong d. 28/5/1909 Wollongong ( Eliza Musgrave * 1865)
  3. (m) James Osborne b. 7/10/1839 Wollongong d. 17/6/1908 Glen Innes ( Mary Jane Cochrane *1864)
  4. (f) Catherine Ann Osborne * b. 1841 Wollongong d. 11/4/1882 Wollongong (John Bright 1860)
  5. (m) John Osborne b. 1842 Wollongong d. 1/9/1908 Double Bay ( Elizabeth Wastell 1867)

Robert's brother, James, and sister, Matilda, accompanied the young family to Australia


As briefly noticed in Saturday's issue, Mrs. Eliza Osborne, the good hostess of the Commercial Hotel in this town for so many years, passed away on Thursday morning last. For half a century or there-abouts, the deceased lady was a well-known figure in Wollongong, and was as thoroughly respected as she was widely known.   Nor was the esteem in which she was held by all who know her undeserved, she being as good-hearted, generous and kind as man or woman well could be. Her cheerful face, hearty laugh, and generous hand ever cast a friendly influence round her, and   never did want appeal in vain to her for assistance. Her only fault in that respect, if fault it could properly be termed, was that she was too generous whenever distress or want of necessities of life came under her notice. She was never so happy   as when she thought she was making others happy, however much it might be costing her to do so. And her experience in this district was as varied as her good name was established beyond question. Illawarra, as a settlement, was practically in its infancy when as a young woman she cast in her lot here with her husband, the late Mr. Robert Osborne, whom she survived about thirty years. A native of the North of Ireland, she brought with her to this colony in a marked degree all the splendid qualities of the people of that part of the old country. Like most of the pioneers of colonization here, she was just the person required under the circumstances, and right worthily did she act her part in the arena of the new world. She saw the town of Wollongong arise shortly from the primeval bush, and assume the forms of civilization in streets and stately buildings. In her first experience here the country south and north of the site of   the town was being cleared and brought under cultivation. She saw the wheat, corn, and potato-growing days in Illawarra in all their palmy productiveness, and witnessed their passing away and merging into the dairying era, until quite a new order of things prevailed in those respects.   Her first experience in this district was long before the very mention of coal or coal trade. In her early years in Illawarra it would have been as foreign for people to   discuss the subjects of coal, coal-miners, and miners' unions as now it would be to talk about the characteristics of the South Pole. Yet she saw the coal industry started in the district, and lived to observe its expansion to the grand and rapidly increasing proportions it now assumes.   Very much more, and of an exceedingly interesting character might be written concerning the half-century experience of the late Mrs. Osborne in Wollongong. But suffice it to say that in the midst of all the changes that occurred during her residence here, no change ever took place in the genial nature and conduct of the woman herself. At all times and under all circumstances she was the same kind and hospitable individual. And that she was as good in the way of example as by precept has been more than amply manifested by the bearing and conduct of those brought up under her care and roof. By all of those she was beloved and venerated in the deepest sense. Of late years she had passed the business of the Commercial over to her popular relative, Mr. George Cochrane, who with his amiable wife tenderly cared for the deceased in her last   short illness. But as she lived so she died, without much trouble to anyone. Though failing in health with advanced years, she was able to go about until within a few days of her death, which she yielded to with the strong Christian characteristic that pervaded her whole life. Her age was 76 years. Although there was no means of giving general publicity to the circumstance, the funeral on Friday was largely attended. The remains were interred in the Wesleyan cemetery beside those of her late husband ; the Rev. R. H. Waugh officiating in the absence of the Rev. B. J. Meek from the district. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 24 March 1891 p 2

Osborne Eliza (Musgrave/Musgrove)

b. 1841 bp. Presbyterian Wollongong d. 15/2/1908 Wollongong

m. William Osborne (1837 Wollongong -28/5/1909 Wollongong Son of Robert Osborne & Eliza Cochrane *) 16/11/1865 Figtree

f. John Musgrave m. Eliza Wallace *

  1. (m) Henry W Osborne b. 23/8/1866 Wollongong 16669/1866
  2. (f) Eliza Osborne b. 1869 Wollongong 19758/1869
  3. (m) John James Osborne b. 7/3/1870 Wollongong 18916/1870
  4. (m) Robert Wallace Osborne b. 4/8/1871 Wollongong 19599/1871
  5. (f) Annie Wiseman Osborne * b. abt 1874 d. 1933 Mental Hospital Parramatta (Thomas H Edwards 1902)
  6. (m) George H Osborne b. 7/3/1877 Wollongong 23021/1877
  7. (m) William Sydney Osborne b. 9/2/1878 Wollongong 24671/1878
  8. (m) Thomas E Osborne b. 22/4/1879 Wollongong 26072/1879
  9. (f) Sarah J Osborne b. 22/4/1879 Wollongong 26073/1879
  10. (m) Charles Thompson Osborne b. 2/9/1880 Wollongong 27499/1880
  11. (m) Eric M Osborne b. 18/3/1882 Wollongong 19567/1882
  12. (m) Ernest L Osborne b. 1885 Wollongong 23616/1885

Living Belmore St Wollongong in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties

OSBORNE.—On Thursday, 23rd instant, at the Commercial Hotel, Wollongong, Mrs William Osborne, of a son. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 24 August 1866 p 2

OSBORNE. — On the 7th instant, at her residence, Ousley Vale, the wife of Mr. W. Osborne, auctioneer, of a son. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 8 March 1870 p 2

OSBORNE. — On the 4th inst, at her residence, Market House, Crown-street, Mrs. W. Osborne, of a son. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 11 August 1871 p 2

OSBORNE.—At her residence, Crown-street, on the 7th instant, Mrs. William Osborne, of a son. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 9 March 1877 p 2

OSBORNE.—At her residence, Crown-street, Wollongong, on Saturday, 9th instant, Mrs. William Osborne, of a son. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 15 February 1878 p 2

OSBORNE.—On the 22nd instant, at her residence, Crown-street, Wollongong, Mrs. William Osborne, of twins (son and daughter). All doing well. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 25 April 1879 p 2

OSBORNE.—On September 2nd, the wife of Mr. W. Osborne, Crown-street, of a son. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 17 September 1880 p 2

OSBORNE.— March 18th, at her residence, Upper Crown-street, the wife of W. Osborne, auctioneer, of a son. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 31 March 1882 p 2

OSBORNE-February 15th 1908, at her residence, Church street, Wollongong, Eliza, beloved wife of Wm, Osborne, Auctioneer; aged 67 years. South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW: 1900 - 1954) Saturday 22 February 1908 p 12

Osborne Elizabeth (Kelly)

m. Alexander Osborne

  1. (m) Alexander Osborne b. 10/8/1854 Dapto 1854 V18541902 121A/1854 d. 6/11/1927 Wollongong (Angelina Mary Richards * 1884)
  2. (m) John Osborne b. 4/10/1855 Dapto 1855 V18551975 121A/1855

Husband a doctor in the RN

Osborne Elizabeth Jane Jeannie (Atkinson)

b. abt 1845 d. 1938 Westport House Malmesbury

m. Pat Hill Osborne (20/5/1832 Marshall Mount-17/10/1902 Currandooley near Bungendore Son of Henry Osborne & Sarah Elizabeth Marshall *) 27/1/1864 Garlie Near Reading in England

f. Major General E H Atkinson m.

  1. (f) Louisa M A Osborne b. 21/11/1864 Avondale Dapto 16844/1865
  2. (m) Henry P Osborne b. 1866 Paddington 3825/1866 d. 6/3/1936 Sydney
  3. (m) Pat Hill Osborne b. 4/6/1869 Avondale Dapto 19914/1869
  4. (m) Edwin Francis Osborne b. 1873 Queanbeyan 17607/1873 d. 2/9/1895 Lucknow India
  5. (f) Charlotte Alice Hamilton Osborne b. 1875 Queanbeyan 18516/1875 (Frank Aylmer Maxwell 1907)
  6. (m) James Bunbury Nott Osborne 2214/1878 Sydney d. 24/6/1934 Sydney (Maud Jeffries 1904)
  7. (f) Susan P F Osborne b. 1881 Sydney 3248/1881
  8. (m) Stephen Messman Osborne d. 10/5/1939 Adaminaby

“On the 21st instant, at Avondale, Dapto, the wife of P. H. Osborne, Esq., of a daughter.”SMH 28 November 1864

On the 4th instant, at Greycliffe, the wife of P. H. OSBORNE, Esq., of a son. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 10 April 1866

On the 4th Instaut, at Avondale, Illawarra, the wife of P. H. Osborne, Esq., of a son. Empire 15 June 1869

The death has occurred at Westport House, Malmesbury, of the 93-year-old Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Osborne, widow of Mr. P. H. Osborne, of Currendooley station, N.S.W. Until she was 90 years of age, Mrs. Osborne visited weekly the Star and Garter Home for wounded soldiers with a basket of presents. She knew every Inmate and all knew and loved her. The Newcastle Sun (NSW : 1918 - 1954) Friday 21 October 1938 p 9

Osborne Ellen see Howson

Osborne Emily (Miller)

d. 14/8/1954 Broken Hill br. Broken Hill

m. Alfred Osborne (- 18/2/1922 Broken Hill Son of James Osborne & Elizabeth) 1891 Sydney

f. ? m. Penelope

  1. (f) Ethel May Osborne b. 1892 Woonona d. 14/2/1972 Broken Hill (John Green 1914)
  2. (m) Leslie Osborne b. 1895 Cobar
  3. (m) Sydney Osborne b. 1901 Broken Hill d. 10/2/1959 Broken Hill
  4. (f) Eva A Osborne b. 1904 Broken Hill
  5. (f) Gladys P Osborne b. 1909 Cobar
  6. (m) Robert J Osborne b. 1906 Broken Hill
  7. (m) Harold H Osborne b. 1912 Broken Hill d. 1913 Broken Hill

Osborne Emma Clara see Cockerill

Osborne Emma Jane (Lees)

b. 4/7/ 1831 Bathurst St Sydney d. 12/7/1910 Ashfield

m. Thomas Osborne (18/1/1815 Leek Staffordshire- 2/9/1880 Wollongong son of Walter Osborne & Sarah Bloore) 2/2/1847 CofE Dapto; Wollongong

f. James Sutton Lees m. Mary Ann Lees

Convict Permission to Marry Index 1847 Illawarra

  1. (m) Walter Joseph Osborne b. 23/9/1847 Kiama bp. CofE Jamberoo; Kiama; Shoalhaven V18472985 32A/1847 d. 1889 Bowral ( Caroline Buss 1870
  2. (f) Emma Osborne b. 18/7/1849 Wollongong bp. CofE Dapto: Wollongong V18491236 34A/1849
  3. (m) Samuel Osborne b. 17/6/1851 Jamberoo d. Wollongong
  4. (m) Thomas E Osborne b. 30/10/1852 Chippendale d. 15/6/1928 Marrickville ( Clara Williams 1877)
  5. (m) William England Osborne b. 6/3/1855 Wollongong d. 1855
  6. (m) James Osborne b. 6/3/1855
  7. (m) William England Osborne b. 25/9/1856 Wollongong d. 1864 Wollongong
  8. (m) Jabez Osborne b. 15/2/1861 Wollongong 14304/1861 (Janet Jennings)
  9. (m) Daniel Osborne b. 22/2/1863 Wollongong 3946/1863 d. 1887 Wollongong (Mary Lewis * 1882)
  10. (m) Odo Lee Osborne b. 3/1/1866 Wollongong 16506/1866
  11. (m) Job Osborne b. 16/12/1874 Wollongong 21402/1874
  12. (f) Selina Osborne b. 23/11/1867 Wollongong 18109/1867
  13. (m) George Osborne b. 20/7/1870 Wollongong 19014/1870 (Fanny Evans)
  14. (m) Albert Osborne b. 12/2/1872 Wollongong 19577/1872 d. 1884 Wollongong

John Gallagher, of Castlereagh-street, arrested by Constable Kennedy, in the Domain, on Saturday last, by virtue of a description in the Crime Report of the 23rd of April, 1862, for assaulting Emma Jane Osborne, of Wollongong , on the 13th of April last, with intent to commit rape, was remanded to Wollongong, the warrant being issued by that bench Empire 8 July 1862

In 1840 the family gave the land for the first Methodist Church in Wollongong. There is a memorial window in the present Wesley Church, Crown St, Wollongong.

Osborne Hannah Martha (Gray)

b. 1832 Innesmagh Ireland d. 23/6/1910 Wollongong br. Wollongong 10.5.1832 - 23.7.1910.

m. William Osborne (abt 1822 Ireland - 6/6/1900 ‘Gladstone’ Wollongong Son of John Osborne & Mary Clark *) 21/5/1856 Omega Retreat Gerringong

f. James Mackey Gray m. Sarah Ann Burton *

  1. (m) Frederick W Osborne b. 1857 Kiama 7528/1857 d. 29/6/1926 London

Living Crown St Wollongong in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties

MARRIAGE. On the 21st instant, at the residence of the bride's father, by the   Rev. Cunningham Atchinson, William Osborne, Esq., Garden Vale, Wollongong, second son of the late John Osborne, Esq., surgeon, Royal Navy, to Hannah Martha, youngest daughter of James Mackey Gray, Esq., J.P., of Omega Retreat, Jerringong, New South Wales. The Sydney Morning Herald 26 May 1856

Osborne Harriet (Barber)

b. 1863 Dapto d. 16/4/1948 Coogee

m. Robert Osborne (1860 Wollongong -5/9/1930 McMahons Point Son of George Osborne & Annie Musgrave *) 1885 Ashfield

f. Edwin Barber m. Frances Fanny Bodycote *

Occupation: Dressmaker

  1. (f) Ivy Estelle Osborne b. 1886 Wollongong d. 1964 Sydney (Alfred H. James 1908 )
  2. (m) Eric W. Osborne b. 1887 Wollongong d. 1964 Manly
  3. (m) Norman Carlton Osborne b. 1889 Wollongong d. 1949 Sydney (Caroline J. Wallace 1923 )
  4. (f) Sylvia Dorothy Osborne b. 1894 Wollongong (Eugene Dewar 1913 )

Living Crown Lane Wollongong in 1903 Electoral Roll –dressmaker

OSBORNE Harriette-April 16 1948 at her daughter s residence 14 Mount Street Coogee widow of the late Robert Osborne late of Wollongong and loving mother of Ivy, Eric, Norman and Dorothy and grandmother of Phyllis, Wilga and Jim The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 19 April 1948 p 10

Husband a funeral director. She left the Illawarra about 1915.

Osborne Isabel Martha (Throsby)

b. 1844 V18441734 28/1844 d. 11/6/1901 Hamilton Moss Vale

m. Alick Osborne (8/3/1834 CofE Dapto – 10/11/1895 Potts Point Son of Henry Osborne & Sarah Elizabeth Marshall *) 5/9/1861 Christ’s Church Bong Bong

f. Charles Throsby m. Elizabeth Broughton *

  1. (m) Charles T Osborne b. 1862 Wollongong 15173/1862
  2. (m) Henry Marshall Osborne b. 18/1/1865 Marshall Mount 16870/1865 d. 4/4/1938 Turramurra (Lucy Beatrice Dangar * 1897)
  3. (m) Osborne Osborne b. 22/2/1867 Marshall Mount 17928/1867
  4. (m) Sydney Herbert Osborne b. 7/8/1868 Marshall Mount 18194/1868 d. 4/9/1869 Barragarry Kangaroo Valley
  5. (m) Frederick Barker Osborne b. 12/1/1870 Throsby Park Cottage 6763/1870
  6. (m) John T Osborne b. 16/7/1871 Throsby Park Cottage 7284/1871
  7. (f) Isabel T Osborne b. 16/7/1871 Throsby Park Cottage 7285/1871
  8. (f) Laura Mary Osborne b. 1873 Berrima 7552/1873
  9. (f) Millicent Anne Osborne b. 27/8/1874 Maybrook Kiama 12745/1874
  10. (m) Septimus Francis Osborne b. 24/2/1876 Kiama 13447/1876 d. 25/4/1935
  11. (m) Duncan C Osborne b. 13/4/ 1877 Maybrook Kiama 13860/1877

On the 5th September, by special license, at Christ's Church, Bong Bong, by the Rev. T. Horton, Alick, third son of the late Henry Osborne, Esq., of Marshall Mount, to Isabel M. Throsby, fifth daughter of the late Charles Throsby, Esq., of Throsby Park. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 10 September 1861

On the 18th instant, at Marshall Mount, the wife of Alick Osborne, of a son The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 23 January 1865

On the 22nd instant, at Marshall Mount, the wife of ALICK OSBORNE, Esq , of a son. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 26 February 1867

On the 4th instant, at Barragarry, Kangaroo Valley, SYDNEY HERBERT, youngest son of ALICK OSBORNE, aged 13 months. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Thursday 9 September 1869

On the 12th instant, at Throsby Park Cottage, the wife of Alick Osborne, Esq., of a son. Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875) Tuesday 18 January 1870

On the 16th instant, at Throsby Park Cottage, the wife of ALICK   OSBORNE, of twins, son and daughter. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 26 July 1871

OSBORNE.-August 27, at Maybrook, Kiama, the wife of Alick Osborne, of a daughter. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 1 September 1874

ON the 24th of February, at Maybrook, Kiama, the wife of ALICK OSBORNE of a son. The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Thursday 9 March 1876 p 2

OSBORNE. —April 13, at Maybrook, Kiama, the wife of Alick Osborne, of a son. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 20 April 1877

OSBORNE - June 11, 1901, at her residence, Hamilton, Moss Vale lsabell Martha, widow of the late Alick Osborne, of Barrengarry, Kangaroo Valley, aged 57 years. The Sydney Morning Herald 14 June 1901

Osborne Isabella

b. 1861 bp. CofE Dapto: Wollongong 344 VOL 159/1861 d. 11/9/1938 Wollongong

f. Alick Osborne m. Augusta Anne Devenish Meares *

Living Mangerton in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties


The death occurred on Monday morning at her residence, 'Euroka,' Cliff-road; Wollongong, of Miss Isabella Osborne, a very well- known and much respected resident of th Illawarra district. She was the daughter of the late Alick Osborne of 'Mangerton,' Wollongong, and granddaughter of the late Surgeon John Osborne, R.N., one of the original pioneers of the Illawarra district. Miss Osborne lived all her life in Wollongong. She was born at Mangerton and lived there until recent years, when she with her, sisters moved into 'Eurowa,'. Cliff-road. She is survived by four sisters and one brother, Mrs. H. F. Marr, of Bellevue Hill, Mrs. E. W. Chalon, of Bellevue, Hill, the Misses Jane and Eleanor Osborne, of Cliff -road, and Mr. C. E. Osborne, Mangerton.

After a short service at St. Michael's Church, Wollongong, on Tuesday, the interment took place in the Wollongong cemetery. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 15 September 1939 p 9

Osborne Jane

b. 1875 Mangerton 21895/1875 d. 5/4/1959

f. Alick Osborne m. Augusta Anne Devenish Meares *

Living Mangerton in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties

Osborne Lucy (Throsby)

b. 1849 bp. CofE Bong Bong Sutton Forest V18491719 34A/1849 d. 1902 Bowral

m. Ben Marshall Osborne (1837 CofE Dapto Wollongong – 15/1/1912 Bowral Son of Henry Osborne & Sarah Elizabeth Marshall *) 31/5/1866 Bong Bong 1529/1866

f. Charles Throsby m. Elizabeth Broughton *

  1. (m) Hamilton H Osborne b. 1869 Sydney 2791/1869 OS
  2. (f) Lucy Throsby Osborne b. 1872 Berrima 7074/1872
  3. (m) Ben Marshall Osborne b. 1874 Berrima 7973/1874
  4. (f) Lillian Mary Osborne b. 186 Berrima 8406/1876 (Bertie Cecil Norton-Knight 28/7/1909 London)
  5. (m) John King Osborne b. 1878 Berrima 9267/1878
  6. (u) Unnamed Osborne b. 1882 Berrima 13360/1882
  7. (m) Oliver Throsby Osborne b. 1880 Berrima 10560/1880
  8. (m) Henry C Osborne b. 1885 Berrima 16203/1885
  9. (f) Mary B Osborne b. 1889 Bowral 16872/1889

On the 31st May, at Christ Church, Bong Bong, by the Rev. Thomas Horton, BEN MARSHALL, fourth son of the late HENRY OSBORNE, Esq., of Marshall Mount, Illawarra, to LUCY, seventh daughter of the late CHARLES THROSBY, Esq., of Throsby Park, Bong Bong.  The Sydney Morning Herald 4 June 1866

Osborne Lucy Beatrice (Dangar)

b. 1873 Sydney d. 1953 Chatswood

m. Henry Marshall Osborne (18/1/1865 Marshall Mount – 4/8/1938 Turramurra Son of Alick Osborne & Isabel Martha Throsby *) 26/8/1897 Darlinghurst

f. Henry Cary Dangar m. Lucy Lamb

  1. (f) Mabel I Osborne b. 1898 Berry
  2. (m) John H D Osborne b. 1899 Berry
  3. (f) Helen B Osborne b. 1901 Young
  4. (m) Frank E Osborne b. 1902 Young
  5. (f) Barbara Osborne b. 1907 Young


A very pretty wedding took place at St. John's, Darlinghurst, on August 26, between Mr. Harry M. Osborne, of Kangaroo Valley, and Miss Lucy Beatrice Dangar, daughter of the Hon. H. C. And Mrs. Dangar. The church was beautifully decorated, and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. Canon Pain, assisted by the Revs. J. H. Muzy and E. Lampard. The bride wore a handsome trained gown of white satin duchesse trimmed with chiffon and pearl passementerie, and a veil of Honiton lace over a coronet of orange blossoms. Her five bridesmaids were the Misses Ellie, Ruth, Nora, and Muriel. Dangar (her sisters), and Miss M. Osborne (sister of the bride groom), who were all dressed alike in pretty dresses of cream crepe de chine, trimmed with, apple green and pale pink silk, green fancy straw hats with pink roses, pink and green chiffon, and ivy leaves. After the service the relations and intimate friends of the family were entertained at Grantham, and later in the afternoon the newly-married pair left for their honeymoon, the bride wearing a tailor-made coat and skirt of light brown, and a cream straw hat. Australian Town and Country Journal 4 September 1897

Osborne Martha Jane (Shipp)

b. 26/5/1873 Mt Keira d. 7/8/1965 Dunoon br. Dunoon

m. George Edward M Osborne ( - 16/6/1930 Lismore Son of Walter J Osborne & Caroline Buss ) 1896 Wollongong

f. William Shipp m. Emma Watts *

  1. (m) Arthur W Osborne b. 1897 Bowral
  2. (f) Jeannie M Osborne b. 1899 Lismore
  3. (m) Albert Edward Osborne b. 1901 Murwillumbah d. 1964 Lismore
  4. (m) Walter Joseph Osborne b. 1906 Lismore d. 1966 Lismore
  5. (f) Mary G Osborne b. 1907 Lismore
  6. (m) Cecil G Osborne b. 1909 Lismore

Osborne Mary (Clark)

b. 1796 England d. 28/12/1858 Gardenvale br. br. Pioneer Park Cemetery Wollongong

m. Dr John Osborne (1791- 6/6/1850)

Ship: 1836 James Pattison

  1. (m) Archibald Osborne b. abt 1816
  2. (f) Isabella Osborne ( Rev C Atchison 1846)
  3. (f) Jane Osborne * b. abt 1821 d. 1905 St Leonards (William D Meares 1846)
  4. (m) William Osborne b. abt 1822 Ireland d. 6/6/1900 ‘Gladstone’ Wollongong (Hannah Martha Gray * 1856)
  5. (f) Anne Osborne * b. abt 1827 d. 14/3/1901 Redfern (Joseph Wood Wiltshire 1847)
  6. (f) Mary Osborne * (William Shone 1855)
  7. (m) John Alexander Osborne (Emma Elizabeth Nunn 1864)
  8. (m) Alick Osborne b. abt 1829 d. 25/6/1900 Mangerton (Augusta Anne Devenish Meares * 1856)

Husband a Surgeon in the R.N.

On Tuesday, the 28th ultimo, at Gardenvale, near Wollongong, Mary, relict of the late John Osborne, Esq., R.N., in her 63rd year. The Sydney Morning Herald 6 January 1859

Osborne Mary Jane (Cochrane)

b. 17/5/1841 Fintona County Tyrone Ireland d. 15/7/1926 Glen Innes

m. James Osborne (7/10/1839 Wollongong - 17/6/1908 Glen Innes Son of Robert Osborne & Eliza Cochrane *) 30/3/1864 Wollongong

f. Willian James Cochrane m. Mary Jane Coughran

  1. (f) Catherine Annie Bright Osborne 23/4/1865 Fig Tree d. 23/4/1935 Kyogle
  2. (m) Robert Osborne b. 1/9/1866 in Wollongong d. 12/1/1937 Toowoomba, Qld
  3. (f) Mary Eliza Osborne b. 26/6/1868 in Eden d. 23/9/1951 Gosford
  4. (f) Lily Ann Osborne March 16/3/1870 Eden 1/5/1955 Glen Innes
  5. (f) Eliza Keys Osborne b. 1872 Bega d. 11/12/1941 Lismore (John Adam Rankin 1919, Jack Rankin)
  6. (m) James Osborne b. 13/8/1875 in Bega d. 30/9/1945 Tamworth
  7. (m) John Osborne b. 15/5/ 1877 Bega d. 22/7/ 1903 Glen Innes (Margaret Woods 1903)
  8. (m) Herbert Osborne b. 12/3/1881 in Bega d. 23/8/1933 Glen Innes
  9. (m) George Melville Osborne b. 8/9/1885 Bega d. 20/12/1886 Glen Innes

ON the 30th March, by special license, by the Rev. W. Kelynack, Wesleyan minister, James, third son of the late Mr. Robert Osborne, Wollongong, to Mary Jane, fourth daughter of Mr. William Cochrane, Macquarie River, near Albion Park. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 1 April 1864 p 2

OSBORNE.—At her residence, Fig-tree Farm, on the 23rd instant, the wife of Mr. James Osborne, of a daughter. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 28 April 1865 p 2

Osborne Rebecca (Musgrave)

b. abt 1809 Tyron Ireland d. 22/5/1844 Wollongong br. Wollongong Cemetery

m. Robert Osborne (1808 Ireland – 31/5/1859 Wollongong Son of George Osborne & Anne Lindsay *) abt 1833 Dromore Tyrone Ireland

f. Charles Musgrave m. Anne Love

Ship: 1837 Adam Lodge

  1. (m) George Osborne b. 1834 Tyrone Ireland d. 1903 Wollongong (Anne Musgrave *1856 )
  2. (m) William Osborne b. 1837 Wollongong d. 28/5/1909 Wollongong (Eliza Musgrave *1865)
  3. (m) James Osborne October 6, 1839 Wollongong CofE Dapto/Wollongong d. 17/6/1908 Glen Innes (Mary Jane Cochrane *1864)
  4. (f) Catherine Ann Osborne * b. 1841 Wollongong d. 11/4/1882 Wollongong (John Bright 1860)
  5. (m) John Osborne b. 1842 Wollongong d. 1/9/1908 Double Bay (Elizabeth Wastell 1867)

“DEATHS. On Wednesday last, the 22nd of May, at Wollongong, after a short but severe illness, Rebecca, the wife of Robert Osborne, builder, aged 35 years, deeply lamented by her relations and friends, leaving a family of five little children to deplore their sad bereavement.” The Sydney Morning Herald 27 May 1844

Sister of John Musgrave (see Eliza Wallace *)*

Osborne Sarah (Vercoe)

m. John Sowden Osborne (abt 1817 -1870 Sandhurst Vic Sandhurst Vic)

  1. (m) Robert Sowden Osborne b. abt 1845 d. 5/2/1908 (Ellen Wynn * 1876)
  2. (f) Johanna Vereve Osborne * b. 1857 Shoalhaven 11289/1857 b. 1887 (Samuel Pulley 1877)
  3. (m) Alfred Osborne b. 1861 Wollongong 14334/1861
  4. (m) Lewis Osborne b. 1861 Wollongong 14335/1861

Osborne Sarah

OSBORNE Mrs. Sarah sen. — Avondale House Dapto Grevilles Post Office Directory 1872

Osborne Sarah Elizabeth (Marshall)

b. 1807 Dromore Tyrone Ireland d.

m. Henry Osborne (8/2/1803 Dirnaseer Down Ireland-26/3/1859 Dapto Son of Archie Osborne & Jane King ) before 1829

f. Rev Benjamin Marshall m. Judith Hamilton *

Ship: Pyramus 1829.

  1. (f) Jane Osborne b. 1830 CofE Campbelltown St Peter’s ( Francis Peter McCabe 1855)
  2. (m) Henry Hill Osborne b. 27/1/1831 Avondale d. 26/6/1891 Cheltenham England (Charlotte Scott 1858)
  3. (m) Patrick Hill Osborne b. 20/5/1832 Marshall Mount d. 17/10/1902 Bungendore (Elizabeth Jane Atkinson * 1864)
  4. (m) Alick Osborne b. 8/3/1834 CofE Dapto d. 10/11/1895 Sydney (Isabel Martha Throsby * 1861)
  5. (f) Charlotte Osborne/Osborn * b. 1836 CofE Dapto Wollongong d. 3/4/1875 (Thomas Alexander Reddall 1857)
  6. (m) Ben Marshall Osborne b. 1837 CofE Dapto Wollongong d. 1912 Bowral (Lucy Throsby *1866)
  7. (m) Archibald Osborne b. 1839 CofE Dapto Wollongong d. 2/10/1847
  8. (m) John King Osborne b. 1841 CofE Dapto Wollongong d. 15/4/1859 Marshall Mount
  9. (m) James Osborne b. 24/9/1845 Marshal Mount d. 11/4/1877 Sydney
  10. (m) George Osborne b. 1843 CofE Dapto Wollongong d. 1920 Burwood (Sophia Kate Towns 1865, ? 1913)
  11. (m) Captain Francis Osborne b. 1847 CofE Dapto Wollongong d. 1914 NSW
  12. (m) Hamilton Henry Osborne b. 1850 CofE Dapto Wollongong d. 1920 England
  13. (f) Anne Osborne b. 1852 CofE Dapto Wollongong d. 1911

Settled in Marshall Mount 1833

Osborne Sarah Jane

Living Crown St Wollongong in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties

O’Shea Charlotte (Richardson)

b. abt 1842 d. 1914 Ryde

m. Simon O’Shea (abt 1832 -1913 Sydney ) 1870 Braidwood

  1. (m) Michael O’Shea b. 1871 Braidwood d. 1936 Sydney
  2. (m) Edmund O’Shea b. 1873 Braidwood d. 1936 Sydney
  3. (f) Mary Ellen O’Shea b. 30/11/1875 Kiama bp Kiama RC

Husband a labourer

KIAMA POLICE COURT Simon O’Shea was summoned by Sergeant Brayne ,on behalf of the Master in Lunacy for the colony, for refusing to comply with an application made in writing, under 147th Section of the Lunacy Act of 1878, to contribute the sum of 7s 6d a week towards the maintenance clothing, and medicine , of his wife an inmate of the Licensed House at Cook’s River …. The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Friday 10 July 1891 p 2

O’Shea Matilda (Wilcockson the Francis)

b. 1858 Kiama 8167/1858 d. 1924 Burwood br. Rookwood

m. George Francis 1882 Kiama

m. Michael O’Shea 1910

f. Samuel Wilcockson m. Mary Ann Crooks * see Chin

  1. (m) Harry L Francis b. 1883 Newtown
  2. (m) George G Francis b. 1885 Newtown 8078/1885 

Ostrom Catherine (Maher/Marr/Mash/Burns)

d. 1901 Qld

m. John Ostrom (abt 1856 -1915) 1886 Morpeth 6096/1886

f. Thomas Burns m. Annie Mash

  1. (m) John Lewis Ostrom b. 1886 Sydney 2783/1886 d. 1945 Murwillumbah
  2. (m) Charles G Ostrom b. 1888 Newtown 9067/1888
  3. (m) Alfred Harold Ostrom b. 3/6/1893 Five Islands/Lake Illawarra 39319/1893 d. 13/3/1917 Sutton Veney England
  4. (f) Violet May Ostrom b. 1895 Wyalong 28709/1895 (Henry Thomas Walker 1923)
  5. (m) Burt Norman Ostrom b. 1897 Qld
  6. (m) Walter Joseph Ostrom b. 1899 Qld

Husband a fisherman.

O’Sullivan Margaret (Ford)

b. abt 1835 Newmarket Co. Cork Ireland d. 30/12/1899 Kangaroo Valley br. Kangaroo Valley

m. John O’Sullivan (18/12/1830 Castlemanger Co. Cork Ireland- 4/3/1880 Kangaroo Valley Son of Patrick O’Sullivan & Judith) 20/2/1854 Newmarket Co. Cork Ireland

Ship: 1855 The Golden Era

  1. (f) Julia O’Sullivan * b. 15/9/1855 Sydney d. 30/5/1927 (Peter Walsh )
  2. (f) Mary Agnes O’Sullivan * b. 25/5/1857 Jamberoo d. 18/7/1939 Kingsford
  3. (m) Patrick O’Sullivan b. 16/7/1858 Jamberoo d. 15/1/1915
  4. (m) Jeremiah O’Sullivan b. 16/7/1858 Jamberoo d. 5/8/1937 Wollongong (Mary *)
  5. (m) John W O’Sullivan b. 13/8/1860 Jamberoo d. 30/3/1863
  6. (f) Ellen O’Sullivan b. 13/11/1861 Jamberoo d. 2/1/1932 Kangaroo Valley
  7. (m) William John O’Sullivan b. 13/8/1865 Broughton Creek d. 24/2/1936
  8. (f) Catherine O’Sullivan b. 13/6/1867 Broughton Creek d. 10/12/1933 (John McAuliffe1900)
  9. (f) Margaret O’Sullivan b. 10/8/1869 Broughton Creek d. 12/3/1912
  10. (m) Thomas Henry O’Sullivan b. 10/4/1872 Kangaroo Valley d. 26/6/1950
  11. (m) Joseph O’Sullivan b. 17/8/1874 Kangaroo Valley d. 20/10/1940
  12. (f) Amy Jane O’Sullivan b. 6/11/1879 Kangaroo Valley d. 14/11/1902

Husband a labourer

O'Sullivan.-On March 4, 1880, at his residence, Spring Grove, Kangaroo Valley, John O'Sullivan, aged 5l years, native of County Cork, Ireland, leaving a wife and twelve children to mourn their irreparable loss. R. I. P. The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Friday 12 March 1880 p 2

O’Sullivan Margaret (Kelley)

m. William Sullivan

  1. (m) William John August Sullivan b. 2/4/1889 Shellharbour

Living Brownsville in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties

O’Sullivan Mary

m. Denis O’Sullivan

  1. (f) Mary O’Sullivan b. 1895 Helensburgh d. 1974 Wollongong (Horace Eagleton 1922)
  2. (m) Eugene Denis O’Sullivan b. 1897 Helensburgh d. 20/2/1943 Port Kembla
  3. (m) Laurence Peter O’Sullivan b. 15/4/1913 Helensburgh (Daphne Lake 1937)

Husband listed in electoral roll in the Clifton division

O’Sullivan Mary

m. John O’Sullivan

  1. (f) Mary O’Sullivan b. 1885 Woonona

O’Sullivan Mary (Mahoney)

b. abt 1867 d. 23 /2/1962 Wollongong br. Wollongong

m. Jeremiah O’Sullivan (16/7/1858 Jamberoo - 5/8/1937 Wollongong Son of John O’Sullivan & Margaret Ford *) 1889 Nowra

  1. (m) John T O’Sullivan b. 1890 Nowra
  2. (f) Maude O’Sullivan b. 1891 Nowra (Maynard)
  3. (m) Francis Bede O’Sullivan b. 1901 Berry d. 1/8/1935
  4. (f) Mary E O’Sullivan b. 1905 Berry (Cook)
  5. (f) Ellen O’Sullivan b. 1905 Berry (Bradley)
  6. (f) Agnes E O’Sullivan b. 1897 Berry
  7. (f) Eileen O’Sullivan (Lindoy)
  8. (f) Daisy O’Sullivan

Family lived at Kangaroo Valley before the couple retired to Wollongong.

O’Sullivan Mary Agnes

b. 25/5/1857 Jamberoo d. 18/7/1939 Kingsford

Unmarried or no father listed

f. John O’Sullivan m. Margaret Ford *

  1. (f) Ann McCaffrey O’Sullivan b. 1876 Kiama

Oswald Ethel Elizabeth (Draper)

b. 3/8/1884 Clifton 23053/1884 d. 1970 Newcastle

m. Ernest Collins Oswald (-1938 Newcastle Son of Robert Robson Oswald & Fanny Collins *)1902 Wollongong

f. Frederick William Draper m. Mary Jane Hincks *

  1. (f) Florence M Oswald b. 1902 Wollongong
  2. (m) William Robert Oswald b. 1904 Charlestown d. 1966 Newcastle
  3. (m) Ernest Thomas Stanley Oswald b. 1906 Charlestown d. 1973 Newcastle

Oswald Fanny (Collins)

b. abt 1852 Birmingham d. 25/6/1893 Wollongong 15683/1893

m. Robert Robson Oswald (1854 Houghton le Spring, Co. Durham - Son of Thomas Oswald & Frances Robson *) 10/4/1877 Wollongong 4779/1877

f. Thomas Collins m. Sophia Collins *

Ship: abt 1853

  1. (m) Robert Thomas Oswald b. 1878 Wollongong 24651/1878 d. 1968 Wollongong
  2. (f) Alice Collins Oswald b. 1880 Wollongong 27268/1880
  3. (f) Elsie Florence Oswald * b. 1881 Murrurundi 18716/1881 (William Richards 1904)
  4. (m) Harold Stanley Oswald b. 1882 Murrurundi 19443/1882 d. 1954 Bulli
  5. (m) Charles Clifton Oswald b. 1885 Wollongong 23446/1885 d. 1947 Wollongong
  6. (m) William G Oswald b. 1887 Wollongong 24941/1887
  7. (m) Walter L Oswald b. 1889 Wollongong 24404/1889
  8. (m) Ernest Collins Oswald b. d. 1938 Newcastle (Ethel Elizabeth Draper 1902)

OSWALD — COLLINS.— On; April 10th, at St. Michael's Church, Wollongong,- by the Rev. Dean Ewing, Robert Robson, eldest son of Mr. Thomas Oswald; late of Newcastle, to Fanny, youngest daughter of Mr. Thomas Collins, Wollongong. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 24 April 1877 p 2


It will be learned with regret that Mrs. Robert Oswald succumbed on Sunday to an attack of apoplexy at her residence, Bourke-street, Wollongong. She suffered a first attack on Friday week, and the final one about seven o'clock on Sunday morning, after which she lingered un conscious till about two o'clock in the afternoon. Dr. Wade, who attended her, stated that a blood-vessel on the brain had burst. The deceased lady was 40 years of age. She was born in Birmingham, England, and came to Australia with her parents in 1853, being then 12 months old. Of the seven children she leaves behind the youngest is four years old and the eldest 15 years of age. She has lived a very quiet- life, but has always been highly respected by all who know her. The deceased lady is a daughter of Mr. Thomas Collins, watchmaker, of Corrimal street, her two surviving sisters being Mrs. James Rathmell and Mrs. Parsons (wife of the Rev. A. Parsons, a native of Wollongong, but now of St. Peter's, Newtown, Sydney). Mrs. Oswald's remains will be interred in the Church of England Cemetery this afternoon. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 27 June 1893 p 2

Oswald Frances (Robson)

b. 1829 Barnard Castle Durham England d. 23/9/1895 Clifton

m. Thomas Oswald ( abt 1824 – 20/9/1878 Coalcliff Colliery Son of Thomas Oswald & Isabella Younghusband ) 1850 Durham Co Durham

f. Robert Robson m. Sarah

Ship: Shackamaxon 1863

  1. (f) Isabella Oswald * b. 1851 Houghton le Spring Co. Durham d. 6/8/1923 Smith’s Hill Wollongong (Adolphus Charles Waldron 1877)
  2. (m) Robert Robson Oswald b. 1854 Houghton le Spring, Co. Durham (Fanny Collins * 1877)
  3. (m) Thomas Oswald b. abt 1857 d. 1926 Charlestown (Esther Anderson 1884)
  4. (f) Sarah Jane Oswald * b. 1864 Newcastle 12030/1864 (Patrick Joseph Carrick 1886)
  5. (m) George W Oswald b. 1867 Newcastle d. 1930 Cessnock
  6. (m) Walter James Oswald b. 1872 Wollongong 19600/1872 d. 1949 Bankstown (Jean Miller Weir * 1894)

The Late Mr. Thomas Oswald. THE proprietors of the Coal Cliff Colliery generously presented £50 to the widow of Thomas Oswald, the late underground manager who was recently killed in the shaft. The colliery employees also raised a handsome sum (£20) for her. Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Monday 23 December 1878 p 2


The late Mrs. Oswald, who died at Clifton on Monday evening, genuinely regretted by a large number of friends, was an old resident of Illawarra. She was born at Barnard Castle, Durham, England, in 1829, and arrived in the colony about 33 years ago, settling In Illawarra 10 years afterwards. She had resided at Clifton for 18 years. Her husband, Mr. Thomas Oswald, mine manager, died many years ago. For three years before her death she suffered acutely from weakness of the heart's action, but at last the end came and she died peacefully. She leaves four sons and two daughters, who feel their loss keenly, the deceased lady having been a loving mother, upright, pious and chartable. The remains were conveyed by train on Wednesday and interred beside those of her husband and grandchild in the old C.E. Cemetery at Wollongong, the last sad rites being per formed by Rev. H. W. Taylor, the deceased’s late pastor, who returned from Sydney at some inconvenience to conduct the service. The funeral was attended by many old residents of Illawarra. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Saturday 28 September 1895 p 2

Oswald Jean Miller (Weir)

b. abt 1871 d. 15/2/1941 Lakemba

m. Walter James Oswald (1872 Wollongong – 3/7/1949 Bankstown Son of Thomas Oswald & Frances Robson *) 1894 Woonona 7587/1894

f. John Thom Weir m. Elizabeth

  1. (m) Arthur Weir Oswald b. 1895 Helensburgh 32955/1895 d. Qld
  2. (m) Sidney Roy Oswald b. 1897 Clifton 31858/1897 d. before 1949
  3. (m) Walter Kenneth Oswald b. 1902 West Maitland 13711/1902 d. Qld
  4. (m) Gordon S Oswald b. 1908 Moree 26767/1908

Otton Patience Ann (Smalridge)

b. 25/1/1795 Bridford Devonshire d. 6/6/1874 Bega br. Bega

m. John Thomas Otton (abt 1789 Broadclyst, Devonshire, England -9/8/1870 Bega Son of Henry A Otton & Elizabeth) 8/7/1818 Bridford Devonshire

f. John Smalridge m. Sarah Woodley

Ship: Layton 1833

  1. (f) Sarah Ann Otton b. abt 1818 d. abt 1819
  2. (f) Emma Otton b. abt 1819 England (Robert Sharpe 1860)
  3. (f) Sarah Ann Otton b. abt 1820 (James Lang )
  4. (m) Abraham Otton b. abt 1822 (Isabella Patison 1855)
  5. (m) John Otton b. abt 1823
  6. (m) Ephraim Otton b. abt 1824
  7. (f) Salome Otton b. 1836 (William Hopkins 1852)
  8. (m) Nicodemus Otton b. abt 1827
  9. (m) John Otton b. 1835 CofE Dapto (Mary Jauncey 1862 )
  10. (m) Henry Augustus Otton b. 1838 Bodalla CofE Dapto/Wollongong (Elizabeth Jauncey 1865)
  11. (f) Maria Rosina Smalridge Otton b. 1841 Dapto bp. CofE Dapto; Wollongong (William McGregor 1862)

O’Toole/Toole Elizabeth (Coombs)

b. 1856 Gerringong d. 3/7/1936 Petersham br. Kiama

m. James O’Toole (25/2/1840 Wollongong - 8/2/1919 Annandale Son of Laurence Toole & Ann Bushden * ) 1878 Waterloo

f. Joseph Coombs m. Sarah Ann Selway *

  1. (f) Emily M O’Toole b. 1879 Kiama (David Jones 1902)
  2. (m) Frederick Lawrence O’Toole b. 1881 Kiama
  3. (m) James J O’Toole b. 1885 Kiama (May Atkinson 1906)
  4. (m) Albert G O’Toole b. 1896 Kiama d. 1896 Kiama
  5. (f) Annie O’Toole b. 1883 Kiama (Henry Minter 1910)
  6. (f) Elizabeth O’Toole b. 1888 Kiama (Michael Quinn 1913)
  7. (f) Leila Edith O’Toole b. 1898 d. 10/5/1917 Kiama

Electoral Roll 1903 resident Shoalhaven St Kiama–Domestic Duties. Husband a carter.

MRS.-ELIZABETH O'TOOLE-79 Years Many of the older residents of Kiama regretted to hear of the death of Mrs. Elizabeth O’Toole which occurred on Friday last at her sister's residence at Petersham, at the age of 79. She was the second daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Coombs, and was born at Gerringong, later coming to Kiama where her parents had resided for some time. She married the late James O'Toole and lived here for many years, being well-known and highly respected by all who knew her. No more kind-hearted personality could be found than Mrs. O'Toole, and many were her acts of kindness as a neighbour and friend. Her greatest interests centred in her home, where she brought up a large family and was a wonderful wife and mother, her care and attention being repaid by the love and affection of her children. Mrs. O'Toole carried on a refreshment room in Terralong Street, where Jones' newsagency is now established. About that time she lost her youngest daughter, Leila, who had been a great help in the business, and the death of this Beautiful girl was a great shock to her mother and the members of the family. They shortly after removed from Kiama, but for Mrs. O'Toole the old district she loved so well still had a great attraction and she occasionally visited her daughter, Mrs. Quinn, while the latter still lived here. She is survived by three sons, Messrs. Fred (Denman), James (Leichhardt) and Albert (Five Dock) and three daughters, Emily (Mrs. E. Jones, Five Dock), Annie (Mrs. H. Minter, Rams gate) and Elizabeth (Mrs. M. Quinn, Wollongong). The funeral took place at the Catholic cemetery, Kiama… The Kiama Independent, and Shoalhaven Advertiser (NSW : 1863 - 1947) Saturday 11 July 1936 p 2

O’Toole Mary see Toole

O’Toole Mary (Rush)

m. Michael O’Toole (abt 1819 -20/9/1874 Sydney )1850 Parramatta St Patricks RC

  1. (m) Laurence John Toole b. 1851 Parramatta d. 1927 Botany
  2. (f) Bridget Toole b. 1853 Wellington
  3. (m) Patrick O’Toole 1858 Campbelltown
  4. (m) Michael O’Toole b. 1860 Shoalhaven
  5. (m) John O’Toole b. 10/7/1863 Wollongong
  6. (f) Ellen O’Toole b. 12/5/1866 Wollongong
  7. (m) Thomas O’Toole b. 1870 Wollongong

O'TOOLE—At her residence. Market street, on the 12th instant, the wife of Mr Michael O'Toole, of; a daughter. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 15 May 1866 p 2

Oughton Isabella (Morland)

b. abt 1847 Fryerside Durham d. 11/10/1943 Park Road Bulli

m. Richard Oughton (1836 High Downs Durham,- 12/10/1904 Woonona Son of George Oughton & Mary) 1874 Sunderland Durham

  1. (m) John Oughton d. 1947 Bulli 11319/1947 (Ethel Frew 1917 divorced 1933)
  2. (m) George Oughton b. abt 1862 High Downs Durham
  3. (m) Ralph Oughton b. 1866 High Downs Durham d. 1921 Granville

Living at Bulli in 1903 Electoral Roll- Store Keeper

OUOHTON -October 11 1943 suddenly at her residence 7 Park Road Bulli Isabel the relict of the late Richard Oughton and dear mother of John In her 100th year. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 12 October 1943

SYDNEY, Tuesday.

When he returned home for tea last night, John Oughton, retired miner of Bulli, found his mother, Mrs. Isabella Oughton, 99, dead Mrs. Oughton, who died from natural causes, went to town daily to do her shopping. The body was guarded by a dog which refused to allow anyone to approach. Mr. Oughton was bitten on the hands. The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1954) Wednesday 13 October 1943 p 3

Husband was a miner and checkweight man and had been employed as such for at least the period from 1896 to 1899 at the Bulli Mine

Owen Ada (Allonby)

b. 1882 Rylstone 22314/1882 d. 1953 Rockdale

m. Sidney William Owen (1880 -1959 Rockdale Son of Thomas Owen & Mary Jan Longford *) 1908

f. John Allonby m. Mary Ann Woollen *

  1. (m) Jack W Owen b. 1909 Helensburgh d. 1909 Helensburgh
  2. (m) Sidney Hartley Owen b. 1910 Lithgow d. 1970 Nowra
  3. (f) Alice A Owen b. 1912 Helensburgh
  4. (f) Ruby M Owen b. 1915 Goulburn
  5. (m) Allonby Hugh Owen b. 1917 Wollongong d. 1981

Electoral Roll 1903 resident Helensburgh–Domestic Duties. She was with her father John who was a miner.

Owen Agnes see Cox

Owen Alice Sarah

b. abt 1859 d. 9/1/1929 br. Wollongong

f. Hon. Robert Owen m. Mary Catherine Hogan *

Owen Beatrice Mary (Mitchison)

b. 1883 Wollongong

m. Sydney William Owen (1880 -1959 Rockdale Son of Thomas Owen & Mary Jan Longford *)) 1902 Wickham

f. David Mitchison m. Mary Ann Davison *

  1. (f) Thelina M Owen b. 1903 Helensburgh


Sydney William Owen petitioned, before Mr. Justice Simpson, of a dissolution of his marriage with Beatrice Mary Owen, formerly Mitchison, on the ground of her adultery with Alfred Weeks, who was joined a co-respondent. Mr. Fanke appeared for the petitioner; and Mr. Bignold and Mr Hodgson, for the co-respondent.. There was no appearance of the respondent. On behalf of the co-respondent the issues raised were 'Whether the petitioner, deserted or wilfully, separated himself from the respondent, before the adultery (if any), and whether he was guilty of such wilful neglect or misconduct as conduced to the alleged adultery.

The petitioner, deposed to having married-the respondent; in June, 1902, at Wickham according to the Anglican rites. He was mining-at the time. They lived at Carrington for three or four weeks, and then they went to Helensburgh. In 1904 he left for New Zealand, having previously got the consent of his wife, who was with her sister at Warialda. A couple of months after he arrived in New Zealand he obtained employment, and wrote to his wife, and sent her money. He continued to send her money until he heard something, and then he ceased. After March, 1905, he was out of work for some weeks. He left New Zealand in June last, and a week after he returned his wife sued him for -maintenance, but the case was dismissed. In answer, to his Honor, the petitioner - said he only knew the co-respondent by sight. He understood he was a miner. About a month -after his return from New Zealand, petitioner said, he saw his wife in Helensburgh - in the street, but 'she wouldn't speak to him, - A week after he came back he saw her at a dance with the correspondent. Petitioner was at the dance with his sister-in-law. When the respondent and co-respondent danced past him they laughed, but didn't speak. He had seen them, arm in arm going into Weeks' house at 11 o'clock at night, and he had also seen them walking arm in arm. Mary Jane Owen, mother of the petitioner, said that during her son's absence in New Zealand she had seen the respondent and co respondent walking arm-in-arm, after dark. Florence Jeffrey, a married woman, residing at Helensburgh, said she had seen the respondent and co-respondent in the street together and at the dance room. On one occasion the respondent said that Weeks was going to take her to Africa, and that he had bought her a pink dress to go to a ball in. She also mentioned something to witness about .she would sooner kiss Weeks than her husband.

In answer to Mr. Hodgson, witness said they frequently had dances at Helensburgh, and at one of them Weeks played the piano.

This closed the case for the petitioner.

Mr. Hodgson did not propose to call evidence.

His Honor found that adultery had been committed between the respondent and the co respondent, but reserved his decision upon issues raised by the co-respondent. Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Thursday 5 December 1907 p 8

Owen Caroline (Halsey/Helsey)

b. 1866 Wollongong 16706/1866 d. 19/9/1915 Newcastle br. Bulli General

m. David Owen (1857- 13/1/1940 Son of Edward Owen & Elizabeth ) 1883 Wollongong

f. Charles Richard Halsey m. Susan Bessel *

  1. (f) Susan Gertrude Owen b. 1884 Woonona d. 1884 Woonona
  2. (f) Annie M Owen b. 1885 Lambton
  3. (f) Emma Owen b. 1887 Lambton d. 1890 Lambton
  4. (m) Albert Carrington Owen b. 1889 Lambton d. 1960 Bulli
  5. (f) Ethel M Owen b. 1892 Lambton
  6. (m) Edward Owen b. 1896 Woonona d. 4/7/1911 Bulli
  7. (m) David Mowbray Owen b. 1906 Woonona d. 1983

Living Bulli in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties. Husband a miner.

Mrs. David Owen, who had been for some time in ill-health and who recently went to Newcastle for a change, died there. Her remains were brought to Bulli on Wednesday morning. South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Friday 22 October 1915 p 10

Owen Catherine (Egan)

m. James Owen

  1. (f) Elizabeth Owen/Owens * b. abt 1846 Wollongong ( Patrick Cronin 1868)

Owen Catherine Gillespie (Hervey)

b. abt 1849 Bradford Yorkshire d. 27/5/1941 Marrickville cr. Rookwood

m. Colonel Percy Owen (7/2/1828 Dalston London England -18/6/1915 Bellambi Son of Robert Owen & Jane Jessie Threipland) 14/7/1885 St James’ Sydney

f. James Hervey m. ?

1903 Electoral roll –living at Bellambi Domestic Duties

OWEN-HARVEY.-July 14, at St. James', by the Rev. Canon Rich, Percy Owen, of Wollongong, to Catherine Gillespie, daughter of the late James Hervey, of Bradford, Yorkshire. The Sydney Morning Herald 21 July 1885

OWEN-May 27, 1941, Catherine Gillespie, widow late Colonel Percy Owen, late of Bellambi, aged 92. Cremation Rookwood, Friday, 3 p.m. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Friday 30 May 1941

Husband a solicitor

Owen Eleanor Martha (Haylock )

b. abt 1835 Harlow, Essex, England d. 19/3/1876 Wollongong 10894/1876

m. Colonel Percy Owen (7/2/1828 Dalston London England-18/6/1915 Bellambi Son of Robert Owen & Jane Jessie Threipland ) 1859 Penrith 2733/1859

f. Dr Thomas Buswick Haylock m. Eleanor Dixon

  1. (m) Robert Haylock Owen b. 7/1/1862 Wollongong 14985/1862 d. 5/4/1927 England (Hilda Grace Rowell 1890)
  2. (m) Colonel Percy Thomas Owen b. 16/9/1864 Wollongong 16582/1864 d. 16/6/1936 Wollongong (Florence Hylda Flood 1897, Sylvia Hoad)
  3. (m) Captain Charles Alfred Owen b. 1866 Wollongong 16643/1866 d. 18/3/1911 Sydney
  4. (f) Julia Dorothea Owen * b. 1868 Wollongong 18172/1868 d. 28/12/1950 Ryde (John Bodychan-Sparrow 1892)
  5. (f) Maud Charlotte Owen b. 1870 Wollongong 18888/1870 d. 1955 England (Cornelius Henry W Dixon 1901)
  6. (m) Ernest William Owen b. 7/10/1871 Wollongong 19663/1871 d. 17/3/1946 (Constance McMillan)
  7. (m) William Hall Owen b. 1873 Wollongong 20882/1873 d. (Agnes Allen * 1898)

He brother Thomas Charles Haylock married a daughter of CT Smith.

Husband a solicitor

On the 27th instant, at St. Cecilia's Church, Penrith, by the Rev. Elijah Smith, Percy Owen, Esq., of Wollongong, to Eleanor   Martha, second daughter of Thomas B. Haylock, Esq., J.P., of Penrith. The Sydney Morning Herald 30 April 1859

On the 7th January, at Wollongong, Mrs. Percy Owen, of a son. The Sydney Morning Herald 13 January 1862

On the 16th instant, at Wollongong, Mrs. Percy Owen, of a son. The Sydney Morning Herald 20 September 1864

On the 14th instant, at Wollongong, Mrs. PERCY OWEN, of a son.  The Sydney Morning Herald 17 July 1866

On the 9th instant, at Wollongong, Mrs. PERCY OWEN, of a daughter. The Sydney Morning Herald 13 June 1868

On the 15th instant, at Wollongong, Mrs. PERCY OWEN, of a daughter. The Sydney Morning Herald 24 December 1869

OWEN.—On the 7th instant, at Wollongong, Mrs. Percy Owen, of a son Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 10 October 1871 p 2

OWEN. —March 19, at Wollongong, Eleanor Martha, the beloved wife of Mr. Percy Owen. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW: 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 22 March 1876

Owen Ellen (Egan then Purcell)

b. 9/6/1875 Fox Ground d. 1958 Helensburgh

m. John Purcell (b. abt 1869– 31/7/1902 Mt Kembla Mine Disaster Son of Thomas Purcell & Ann McNamara * ) 1895 Wollongong

m. Richard Owen (1880- 1932) 1909 Sydney

f. John Egan m. Margaret Murphy *

  1. (m) John F Purcell b. 1896 Wollongong
  2. (m) Thomas Matthew Purcell b. 1899 Wollongong d. 17/1/1941 Wollongong
  3. (m) Edward D Purcell b. 1902 Wollongong

Working in one pit were five brothers—Thomas, Daniel, Denis, Michael and Edward—sons of a widowed mother, Mrs. Margaret Egan. Of the five only Daniel escaped, and the spectacle of the four stalwart sons lying side by side can be better imagined than described. Mrs. Egan also lost her son-in-law, Thomas Purcell, and two brothers of the latter also perished. Bendigo Advertiser (Vic. : 1855 - 1918) Monday 4 August 1902 Page 2

Owen Ellenor (Cornford)

b. abt 1853 d. 1942 Wyong

m. Edward Owen (1852 Wollongong- 1921 Gosford Son of John Owen & Elizabeth Edwards * ) 1871 Wollongong

f. William H Cornford m. Lu

cy Elizabeth Namoi Fellows *

  1. (f) Naomi Owen b. 1872 Wollongong
  2. (m) John Owen b. 1874 Wollongong
  3. (m) Owen Owen b. 1875 Wollongong
  4. (f) Ellenor H Owen b.
  5. (m) Percy Owen b.

Owen Elizabeth (Edwards)

b. 1809 Ruthen Derby d. 28/8/1894 Corrimal br. Wollongong Cong

m. John Owen (1800 North Wales 1/10/1866 Wollongong son of Owen Owen & Ruth Griffiths) 1838 St David’s Liverpool Lancashire

f. John Edwards m. Jane

Ship: 1840 Arkwright

Of Five Island estate

  1. (m) Thomas Owen b. 1839 Liverpool England d. 1857 Wollongong
  2. (f) Ruth Owen * b. 1844 NSW ( James Cornford 1871)
  3. (m) Moses Owen b. 1847 Wollongong d. 1919 Bankstown ( Isabella McDonald * 1869, Anne Lynch 1917)
  4. (m) Richard Owen b. 1848 Wollongong
  5. (m) Edward Owen b. 1852 Wollongong (Ellenor Cornford *1871)
  6. (f) Annie Owen b. 1854 Wollongong

On Monday, the 26th January, Thomas Owens; eldest son of Mr John Owens, of the Five Islands, aged 17 years, from injuries received from a horse in attempting to cross Tom Thumb Lagoon, leaving his father and mother, and eight brothers and sisters, to grieve for their loss. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Monday 2 February 1857 p 3

Owen Elizabeth (Hart)

m. James Owen 30/5/1842 Wollongong

Both resident Bulli

  1. (f) Ellen Owen b. 8/3/1843 Wollongong
  2. (f) Mary Owens b. 21/2/1847 Wollongong
  3. (m) Francis James Owens b. 16/10/1849 Wollongong

Owen Euphemia (Wilson/Willson)

b. 1858 Wollongong 13360/1858 d. 19/3/1924 Rockdale

m. John Thomas Owen (abt 1854 – 2/5/1914 Kogarah ) 1/6/1877 Wollongong

f. Walter Wilson m. Helen Simpson *

  1. (m) William Gavine Owen b. 1878 Ulladulla d. 1901 Sydney
  2. (f) Helen Ann Owen b. 10/1/1881 Wollongong d. 1932 Woolahra
  3. (f) Euphemia M Owen b. 1884 Wollongong
  4. (f) Christina B Owen b. 1886 Wollongong
  5. (m) Walter A Owen b. 1889 Wollongong
  6. (m) Joseph C Owen b. 1893 Woonona d. 1932 Marrickville
  7. (f) Maude Owen b. 1899 Newtown

OWEN — WILSON.— At the residence of the bride's parents, Wollongong, on the 1st of June, 1877, by the Rev. J. A. Stuart, John Thomas Owen, saddler, Milton, Ulladulla, to Euphemia, eldest daughter of Mr. Walter Wilson. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 5 June 1877 p 2

OWEN.- January 10, at his residence, Crown- street, Wollongong, the wife of J. T. Owen, of a daughter. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 21 January 1881 p 2

OWEN. -At her residence Gavine, 3 Lydham Avenue Rockdale Euphemia, widow of late John Thomas Owen of Wollongong beloved mother of Nellye, Joseph, Maud, aged 66.

OWEN. -March 19, 1924, at her residence Gavine, 3 Lydham Avenue Rockdale Euphemia, dearly beloved mother of Mr and Mrs W A Owen Gladstone Macleay River. Deeply mourned.

OWEN. -March 19, at her residence Gavine Lydham  Avenue Rockdale Euphemia, beloved and only sister of Helen Blow and Walter Wilson Thy will be done.

OWEN. -Much 19, 1924 at her residence Gavine 3 Lydham Avenue Rockdale Euphemia Owen beloved aunt of Mr and Mrs Edwin Blow. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 22 March 1924 p 16

Owen Gertrude Mary (Bateman/Bealman)

b. 4/8/1857 Wollongong d. ?

m. David Owen (abt 1851 Flintshire North Wales- 6/8/1894 Austinmere Son of John Owen & Prudence Roberts ) 1877 Wollongong 4789/1877

f. Thomas Bateman m. Ellen Aherin *

  1. (f) Julia Miriam Owen b. 5/3/1878 Bulli 24682/1878
  2. (m) Moses Owens b. 1879 Hartley 15250/1879 d. 1941 Granville
  3. (m) Peter Leslie Owen b. 1881 Hartley 17399/1881 d. 1948 Manly
  4. (f) Martha Gertrude Owen b. 1888 Woonona 25856/1888 d. 1965 Sutherland (Herbert McCormack 1907)
  5. (f) Alice V M Owen b. 1893 Woonona 39789/1893

Owen Isabella (McDonald)

b. 1851 Montrose Scotland d. 1965 2/1/1916 Marrickville br. Rookwood

m. Moses Owen (11/9/1847 Wollongong – 20/6/1919 Bankstown Son of John Owen & Elizabeth Edwards *) 2/2/1870 Mount Keira

f. William McDonald m. Ann Burnett *

  1. (f) Isabella Kynock Owen b. 30/7/1871 Wollongong 19575/1871 d. 1958 Petersham (Thomas Hopkins)
  2. (m) William John Owen b. 1873 Wollongong 20699/1873 d. 1953 Belmont
  3. (m) Moses Edward Owen b. 1875 Lambton 16468/1875 d. 1959 Newtown 25338/1959
  4. (f) Elizabeth Ann B Owen b. 1878 Lambton 18462/1878 d. before 1916
  5. (m) Thomas Alexander Owen b. 1881 Wallsend 24884/1881 d. 1948 Waverley 12423/1948 (Violet Melville 1908)
  6. (f) Martha Maud Owen b. 1883 Wallsend 28498/1883 d. before 1916
  7. (f) Mary M Owen b. 1887 Newtown 8813/1887 ( Archibald D C Murray 1910)
  8. (f) Lillian F Owen b. 1889 Redfern 8676/1889 (Henry F Monaghan 1913)

On the 2nd February, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. J. Williams, Primitive Methodist Minister, Moses Owen, son of the late Mr. John Owen, of Five Islands, to Isabella, daughter of Mr. William M'Donald, of Mount Keira, Wollongong. Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907) Saturday 19 February 1870

OWEN. — At her residence, Mount Keira, on the 30th June, the wife of Mr. M. Owen, of a daughter. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 4 July 1871 p 2

OWEN. -The Friends of Mr. M. OWEN are invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved WIFE,  Isabella, to leave Whitehaven, England-avenue, Marrickville, TO-MORROW, TUESDAY, at 1.15 p.m., for  Methodist Cemetery, Rookwood The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Monday 3 January 1916 p 5

Owen Isabella (Richardson)

b. abt 1817 d. 25/4/1885 Wollongong

m. Robert Hall Owen ( 10/1/1830 Dalston, London - 24/8/1874 Son Robert Hall Owen & Jane Jessie Threipland) 16/3/1850 V1850510 36B Church of England Sydney; St Phillip’s

f. G A Richardson m. Henrietta

  1. (f) Florence Henrietta Owen b. 5/9/1852 Jamberoo bp. CofE Jamberoo; Kiama; Shoalhaven V18521854 38A/1852 (Thomas Kirk Ryder 1874)

MARRIED, By special license, by the Rev. Archdeacon Cowper, on the 16th instant, at St. Philip's Church, Robert Hall Owen, of Illawarra, to Isabella, daughter of the late G. A. Richardson, M.D., of Demerara, West Indies. The Sydney Morning Herald 18 March 1850

At Jamberoo, on the 20th February last, Mrs. Robert Hall Owen, of a daughter. The Sydney Morning Herald 4 March 1852

OWEN.—April 25, 1885, at Wollongong, Isabella Owen, widow of the late Robert Hall Owen, solicitor, in her 68th year. The Sydney Morning Herald 29 April 1885

Owen Mary Catherine (Hogan)

m. Robert Hall Owen (8/9/1799 Tynemouth, Northumberland- 25/11/1878 Elizabeth St Sydney Son of Captain Robert Owen & Sarah Hall) 1/2/1854 Wollongong V1854113 123/1854 RC Wollongong Illawarra

Both residents of Wollongong

  1. (m) Alfred Owen b. 11/9/1854 Wollongong V18541060 40/1854
  2. (f) Amelia Mary Owen b. 30/4/1856 Wollongong V18562003 121A/1856
  3. (f) Alice Sarah Owen * b. 5/10/1858 Wollongong 13531/1858 d. 9/1/1929 Wollongong
  4. (m) Henry Owen b. 11/4/1860 East Maitland
  5. (f) Mary Isabella Owen b. 15/9/1862 Wollongong 15156/1862

On the 30th ultimo, at Wollongong, Mrs. Owen of a daughter. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Monday 5 May 1856 p 6

On the 5th Instant, at her residence, Wollongong, the wife of Robert Owen, Esq., M.P., of a daughter The Sydney Morning Herald 9 October 1858

On the 11th instant, at her residence, East Maitland, the wife of Robert Owen, Esq., of a son Northern Times (Newcastle, NSW : 1857 - 1918) Saturday 14 April 1860 p 3

At her residence, Wollongong, on Monday, the 15th instant, Mrs. Robert Owen of a daughter. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 23 September 1862 p 2

Owen Mary Jane (Longford)

b. 1862 Windsor

m. Thomas Owen (1861 Parramatta- 21/7/1918 Auburn Son of Thomas Owens & Helena ) 1880 Lithgow

f, John Longford m. Jane

  1. (m) Sidney William Owen b. 1880 d. 1959 Rockdale (Beatrice Mitchison * , Ada Allonby * 1908)
  2. (f) Emma Jane Owen b. 1885 d. 1962 (Thomas Martin)
  3. (m) Thomas Lawrence Owen b. 1887 d. 1966 (Margaret Horne, Eleanor Jenkins)
  4. (f) Rubina May Owen b. 1890 d. 1955 (Percy Perriman)
  5. (m) Ernest J Owen b. 1892 d. 1892
  6. (m) Hugh Owen b. 1894 d. 24/9/1917 France (Maude Borserio)
  7. (m) Horace Owen b. 1896 Helensburgh (Dorothy Court)
  8. (m) Claude Leslie Owen b. 1899 Helensburgh d. 1967 (Elizabeth McInerney)
  9. (m) Albert Alexander Owen b. 1902 Helensburgh d. 1977 (Florence Gray)
  10. (m) Dudley Longford Owen b. 1905 Helensburgh d. 13/3/1917 Annandale

1903 Electoral roll –living at Helensburgh Domestic Duties. Husband a miner.

Owen Phoebe Isabella (Williams)

b. d.

m. William John Owen (-) 1898 Woonona

  1. (f) Elsie M Owen b. 1898 Woonona
  2. (m) William E Owen b. 1900 Helensburgh
  3. (m) Donald G Owen b. 1901 Woonona
  4. (f) Elias E Owen b. 1906 Wallsend
  5. (f) Dorothy I Owen b. 1909 Wallsend

1903 Electoral roll –living at Corrimal Domestic Duties.

Owen Sarah J

m. James Owen

  1. (f) Ethel R Owen b. 1893 Kiama

Owens Catherine (McKean)

m. Michael Owens

  1. (m) Joseph Duncan Owens b. 24/7/1858 Shoalhaven bp Kiama RC

Husband a labourer

Owens Julia (Casey then Sayers)

b. 1/11/1842 London d. 12/11/1925 br. Bulli Anglican Cemetery

m. Ernest George Sayers (-1883) 1879 Sydney

m. Peter Owens (1848-3/9/1919) 1886 Sydney 1086/1886

f. John Casey m. Mary

  1. (m) Harold Thomas Sayers b. 1880 Sydney 2363/1880
  2. (f) Millicent May Sayers b. 1882 St Leonards 9214/1882
  3. (f) Kathleen V Owens b. 1887 Sydney 3134/1887
  4. (m) William George Owens b. 1893 189300010/1893 d. 6/1/1968

1903 Electoral roll –living at Woonona Domestic Duties Husband a miner. In 1915 when her son enlisted she was living in Woonona.


Peter Owens, a fireman, 50, was charged at the Water Police Court to-day with maliciously breaking a pane of glass at 225 Forbes Street.

Owens looked a bit of a wreck as he rose in the dock; his nose was covered with scars, and his face looked as if it had been very roughly handled.

In answer to the charge, he said that he was sitting on the window-sill of the' house in question, where his wife resided, last night, and on trying to jump off he inadvertently pushed his elbow through the window, but he had no malicious intent whatever.

Julia Owens said she was the wife of the accused, and already had a judge's order against him. He had led her such a life that she was forced to move from' place to place to escape from him. She had not seen him for eighteen months until last Sunday , morning he found out her present address, and appeared in front of the house in a very intoxicated condition, and cursed and swore, in a terrible, manner. He then came, to the front door and thumped on it tor twenty minutes, She became so alarmed that she sent her youngest daughter off for a policeman, and while the girl was away on this errand, the accused, receiving no answer to. His attack on the door, pulled back the shutter of a window, and broke the glass with his fist.

The accused reiterated .his ' former statement, adding that the. protecutrjx's 'son knocked him down and kicked him; but the magistrate believed his wife's description of the affair, and fined Owens 10s, ordered him to pay the damage (2s fid), or go to gaol for seven days. Evening News (Sydney, NSW : 1869 - 1931) Monday 9 October 1905 p 5

OWENS— November 12. 1925 At her residence. Austin Street, Woonona, Julia Owens. The Labor Daily (Sydney, NSW : 1924 - 1938) Friday 13 November 1925 p 4

Owers Emily

b. abt 1868 d. 25/8/1949 Maroubra

m. James Owers (abt 1863 England- 28/8/1939 Bulli )

f. Charles m. Sarah

  1. (f) Lily Owers b. 1894 Woonona (James Floyd 1913, Donald Hill 1935)
  2. (m) Sydney James Owers b. 1896 Woonona d. 1971 Bulli (Mabel Baker 1920)
  3. (f) Rose Owers b. 1898 Woonona (Leslie Thomson 1921)
  4. (f) May Owers b. 1900 Woonona d. 1973 Campbelltown

Living Bulli in 1903 Electoral Roll –domestic duties. Husband a jetty hand.

OWERS, Emily.—August 25, 1949, at 37 Cooper Street, Maroubra, beloved mother of Lily (Mrs Hill), Rose (Mrs Thomson), James, and May, aged 81 years.

Oxenbridge Annie (Elliott)

b. 15/1/1842 Dromore Tyrone Ireland d. 24/11/1905 Wilton br. Wilton

m. Edward Oxenbridge (4/4/1841 Camden- 16/8/1928 Gwynneville Son of Henry Oxenbridge & Frances Forward) 1861 Campbelltown

f. Robert Elliott m. Mary Alexander

  1. (f) Emily Oxenbridge b. 1852 Wilton d. 3/3/1933 (William Wonson 1877)
  2. (f) Fanny Maria Oxenbridge b. 28/9/1862 East Bargo d. 17/4/1899 William Henderson)
  3. (f) Mary Ann Oxenbridge * b. 1864 East Bargo d. 1938 Bulli (Solomon Selman 1881)
  4. (m) William Henry Oxenbridge b. 11/5/1866 Picton d. 6/6/1944 (Sarah Amelia McCann * 1890)
  5. (f) Alice Rebecca Oxenbridge b. 5/2/1868 Picton d. 27/6/1935 (James McGoldrick)
  6. (f) Elizabeth Jane Oxenbridge b. 13/10/1869 East Bargo d. 21/10/1954 (Thomas McGoldrick)
  7. (f) Amelia Agnes Oxenbridge b. 9/1/1871 East Bargo d. 8/7/1936 (Edward Wonson)
  8. (f) Matilda Margaret Oxenbridge b. 10/4/1873 Appin d. 4/4/1892 19 yrs
  9. (f) Charlotte Oxenbridge b. 1875 Picton d. 10/11/1938 Corrimal
  10. (James R Wonson 1903)
  11. (f) Libet A Oxenbridge b. 1877 Picton (Angus J Campbell 1913)
  12. (f) Ellen Oxenbridge b. 1879 Picton d. 28/9/1926 (Charles Brazher)
  13. (m) Edward Alexander Elliott Oxenbridge b. 20/2/1882 East Bargo d. 13/10/1887

Husband was the first coach driver from Campbelltown to Wollongong

OXENBRIDGE.—In loving memory of our dear mother Annie Oxenbridge, who departed this life Nov. 24, 1905 ; aged 66 years.

You are not forgotten, mother dear,
Nor will you ever be
As long as life and memory lasts
We will remember thee.

Inserted by her loving daughter and son-in-law Charlotte and James Wonson. ) South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Saturday 1 December 1906 p 12

Oxenbridge Louisa Ann (Upton)

b. 10/6/1857 Cornwallis d. 12/2/1945 br. Wollongong

f. James Oxenbridge (10/5/1849 East Bargo- 26/11/1916 Son of Henry Oxenbridge & Frances Forward) 1875 Berrima

f. James Upton m. Eliza Cupitt

  1. (m) George Oxenbridge b. 1876 Berrima
  2. (m) John Oxenbridge b. 1878 Windsor
  3. (f) Florrie Vials Oxenbridge b. 1880 Windsor d. 31/12/1882
  4. (m) Unnamed Oxenbridge b. 1882 Picton
  5. (f) Elizabeth Alice Oxenbridge b. abt 1885 d. 23/8/1968 (Walter George Wonson, Martin Hansen)
  6. (f) Frances Jessie May Oxenbridge b. 1887 Picton d. 1950 Bulli (William Sharples 1912)
  7. (m) Arthur James Oxenbridge b. 1891 Wollongong d. 14/9/1954 (Edith Ann Parsons)
  8. (m) Oscar H Oxenbridge b. 1895 Wollongong
  9. (m) Sidney Oxenbridge b. 1899 d. 14/6/1915

1903 Electoral roll –living at Balgownie Domestic Duties. Husband a farmer.


Probably one of the best known residents of Balgownie district, Mrs Louisa Ann Oxenbridge passed away on Monday at the age of 88 years. She was born in England. During her long residence in Balgownie she won the esteem of all who came in contact with her. During more recent years she has been residing with her daughter (Mrs. Hanson) in Underwood st., Corrimal. Other surviving members of the family are Mrs. W. Sharples, Fairy Meadow, and Messrs. Arthurn and Oscar, of Balgownie. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Friday 16 February 1945 p 5

Oxenbridge Mary (Barrington)

b. 6/8/1873 Shincliffe Colliery, Durham d. 28/2/1950 Mangerton br. Bulli General

m. Albert Edward Oxenbridge (26/4/1871 East Bargo -2/9/1925 Old Bulli Colliery Son of John Oxenbridge & Mary Ann Brasher *) 1896 Helensburgh

f. Michael Barrington m. Bridget Nicholson

  1. (f) Mabel Oxenbridge b. 1896 Helensburgh
  2. (f) Beryle Oxenbridge b. 1898 Helensburgh
  3. (f) Vera Oxenbridge b. 1900 Helensburgh
  4. (m) David Oxenbridge b. 1903 Helensburgh
  5. (f) Laura Oxenbridge b. 1905 Helensburgh
  6. (f) Lillian Oxenbridge b. 1907 Helensburgh
  7. (f) Olive Oxenbridge b. 1909 Helensburgh
  8. (m) Albert Edward Oxenbridge b. 6/5/1912 Helensburgh d. 18/8/2000 (Phyllis Melba Smith)
  9. (f) Margaret Oxenbridge b. 1914 Helensburgh

1903 Electoral roll –living at Helensburgh Domestic Duties. Husband a miner.

A well known resident of Bulli district, Mrs. Mary Oxenbridge, of the Avenue, Bulli, died at 33 Mimosa Street, Mangerton, last Tuesday. South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Thursday 2 March 1950 p 12

Oxenbridge Sarah Amelia (McCann)

b. 1871 Wollongong 19615/1871 d. 13/9/1937 Fairy Meadow br. Wollongong

m. William Henry Oxenbridge (1866 Picton - 6/6/1944 Fairy MeadowSon of Edward Oxenbridge & Annie Elliott *)1890 Wollongong

f. James McCann m. Elizabeth Maxwell *

  1. (m) William E Oxenbridge b. 1892 Wollongong (Myra M Makin 1915)
  2. (f) Elsie M Oxenbridge b. 1894 Wollongong (Charles Hope 1928)

1903 Electoral roll –living at Mount Keira Domestic Duties

OXENBRIDGE.-September 13, 1937. at her residence. Lysaght Street. Fairy meadow, Sarah Amelia. Oxenbridge, beloved wife of William Henry Oxenbridge and dear mother of William and Elsie (Mrs. Hope) and mother-in-law of Charlie and Myra and grandmother of Frances, Billie, Beryl, and Enid. Aged 66 years. The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Tuesday 14 September 1937 p 10

Oxley Edith

1903 Electoral roll –living at Campbell St Wollongong Domestic Duties

Oxley Lucy Alice (Gardiner)

b. abt 1866 d. 14/1/1909 Wollongong br. Wollongong

m. Frederick Joseph Oxley (abt 1848-19/5/1937 Sydney Son of Frederick Oxley &) 1891 New Zealand

f. Hurbert H Gardiner d. Mary

  1. (f) Doris Rochelle Oxley b. 1893 Vic d. 1970 Wollongong (Sydney B Rodgers 1924)
  2. (f) Iris Oxley b. 1900 Wollongong

1903 Electoral roll –living at Campbell St Wollongong Domestic Duties

OXLEY. — On January 14th, 1009, at Wollongong, Lucy Alice, beloved Wife of F. Oxley, aged 43 years. Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW: 1856 - 1950) Friday 15 January 1909 p 4

Husband an accountant.

Oxley Margaret Todd (Howell)

b. 23/6/1878 Mt Kembla d. 5/7/1951 Mt Kembla br. Mt Kembla

m. Ernest Arthur Oxley (1883 New Zealand- 1943 Wollongong Son of Frederick Joseph Oxley & Elizabeth Kilmister) 1909 Sydney

f. Mark Driver Howell m. Isabella Love Patterson *

  1. (m) Russell Howell b. 1900 Wollongong 27893/1900 d. before 1951 or adopted
  2. (m) Ernest F Oxley b. 1911 Wollongong
  3. (f) Jessie Rochelle Oxley b. 1914 Wollongong (Gwynne Williams)

Living at Mount Kembla in 1903 Electoral Roll- Domestic Duties


A well known Mt. Kembla resident, Mrs. Margaret Todd Oxley was found dead at her home in Benjamin St., on Sunday morning by her son and a neighbour.

Aged 73 years, the late Mrs. Oxley was a splendid worker for the Mount Kembla Church of England and for a number of years she was organist.

She had also taken an active part in patriotic organisations during both world wars.

She was the widow of the late Mr. Dick Oxley who predeceased her some seven years ago and who will be remembered as a splendid cricketer.

Surviving members of her family are Ernest (Dick) and Jessie Rochelle (Mrs. Gwynne Williams).

Her funeral on Monday left Parsons', Chapel for Mt. Kembla Cemetery, South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Thursday 19 July 1951 p 12

Oxman Ann (Tredgonning/Tregoning )

b. abt 1835 Lansallos Cornwall d. 16/12/1901 Keiraville br. Wollongong

m. Peter Oxman (abt 1829 Cornwall- before 1881 Son of Benjamin Oxman & Jane Bennetts)

Ship: Abergeldie 1884

Occupation: Dressmaker

  1. (f) Henrietta Oxman * b. abt 1859 Lansallos, Cornwall d. 1/7/1930 Wollongong (William H Hambly )
  2. (m) John Henry Oxman b. 1861 Duloe Cornwall England d. 3/3/1933 Wollongong (Mary Grant * 1882)
  3. (m) Peter Oxman b. 30/8/1865 Duloe Cornwall England d. 8/8/1942 Bellambi (Frances Cawley * 1892)
  4. (m) William Oxman b. 1868 Duloe Cornwall England d. 18/12/1948 Wollongong (Mary Ellen Hegearty *1891, Elizabeth Reed 1905)

Our dear mother. Erected by her loving daughter and son-in-law P. Oxman and W. Hambly. Buried 17.12.1901.

OXMAN. — At her son 's residence, Keiraville, Dec. 16th, Ann, relict of the late Peter Oxman. Cornwall, England ; aged 74 years. South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Saturday 21 December 1901 p 12

Oxman Frances Fanny (Cawley)

b. 15/2/1869 Russell Vale d. 7/6/1952 Bellambi cr. Rookwood

m. Peter Oxman (30/8/1865 Duloe Cornwall England – 8/8/1942 Bellambi Son of Peter Oxman & Ann Tredgonning *) 7/7/1892 St Francis Xavier’s

f. Michael Cawley m. Jane Geraghty *

  1. (f) Jane Oxman b. 15/2/1893 Bellambi (William Lawler 1919)
  2. (f) Frances Oxman b. 27/2/1895 Bellambi d. 27/9/1968 Newcastle ( Edward Lynch 1919)
  3. (f) Anne Oxman b. 13/7/1899 Bellambi (Albert Lawler 1925
  4. (f) Emily Oxman b. 25/9/1901 Bellambi d. 22/4/1971 Bulli ( John Gray 1935)
  5. (m) Peter Oxman b. 9/5/1907 Bellambi d. 1/1/1958 Bulli ( Mary Gray 1935)
  6. (f) Clara Oxman b. 22/9/1908 Bellambi ( Eric Young 1932)

1903 Electoral roll –living at Bellambi Domestic Duties. Husband a miner.

Husband a miner and dairy farmer. Both Resident Bellambi

Their home and property, “Brightside”, passed to the Marist Fathers on the death of Frances, under the terms of her brother John Cawley’s will. The Holy Spirit College now stands on this site.

Oxman Mary (Grant)

b. abt 1859 d. 17/12/1942 Wollongong br. Wollongong

m. John Henry Oxman (abt 1860 Duloe Cornwall England – 3/3/1933 Son of Peter Oxman & Ann Tredgonning *) 5/8/1882 Heodsfoot UK

f. Robert Grant m. Elizabeth

Ship: Bann 1882

  1. (f) Elizabeth Ann Oxman b. 1884 Wollongong 22744/1884 (Benjamin Tubman 1906)
  2. (m) George Oxman b. 1885 Wollongong 23626/1885 (Ethel M Shipp 1906)
  3. (m) John Henry Oxman b. 1887 Wollongong 25001/1887 d. 26/4/1922
  4. (f) Mary Ellen Oxman b. 1889 Wollongong 24495/1889 d. 24/7/1904 15 yrs
  5. (m) Arthur Oxman b. 1891 Wollongong 38345/1891 d. 17 May 1895 Wollongong 4 yrs
  6. (f) Maud Oxman b. 1893 Wollongong 39374/1893
  7. (f) Henrietta G Oxman b. 1896 Woonona 36282/1896

1903 Electoral roll –living at Keiraville Domestic Duties

Husband was listed as a lead and tin miner

Oxman Mary Ellen (Hegearty)

b. abt 1873 d. 3/5/1904 Keiraville br. Wollongong

m. William Oxman (1868 Duloe Cornwall England -18/12/1948 Wollongong) 1891 Wollongong

f. Charles Hegearty m.

Cause of Death: syncope following childbirth

  1. (f) Priscilla M Oxman b. 1892 Wollongong
  2. (m) Frank Oxman b. 1894 Wollongong d. 1870 Wollongong
  3. (f) Eileen Oxman b. 1896 Wollongong
  4. (m) William A Oxman b. 1898 Wollongong
  5. (f) Arthur Oxman b. 3/51904 Keiraville

1903 Electoral roll –living at Keiraville Domestic Duties. Husband a miner.

A Sudden Death.

On Tuesday evening Mrs. Oxman, wife of Mr. W. Oxman, of Keiraville, died rather suddenly. She had given birth to a son -about half-past four in the afternoon. Everything was proceeding very satisfactorily, but some three hours later she quietly passed away.

A magisterial enquiry was hold at the courthouse on Wednesday afternoon before the P.M. The evidence showed that the deceased, Mary Ellen Oxman was 31 years of age, and had left five children, the eldest being 12 years. The deceased was confined of a child about 4.30 on the afternoon of Tuesday, she being attended to by Miss Charlotte Williams, a certificated nurse. After the birth of the child the patient progressed very satisfactorily for some three or four hours. The nurse was out preparing some gruel for the deceased, and on her return to the room noticed that a change had come over the patient. She refused the gruel, shaking her head, and immediately collapsed without speaking. A stimulant was at once given, and Dr. Kerr sent for. On arrival he pronounced that the deceased appeared to have been properly attended to, and stated that sudden death would be caused by syncope or embolism, or thrombosis of the pulmonary artery, and in this case, in his opinion, death was due to one of these causes. He had had experience with Nurse Williams, who was a competent midwifery nurse and familiar with her duties. The P.M. found that the deceased died from natural causes, to wit, syncope following childbirth. The funeral took place on Thursday after noon, and was largely attended, Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Saturday 7 May 1904 p 2

Oyston Louisa (Adamson)

b. abt 1852 Yarm Yorkshire d. 1883 Sydney

m. George Oyston ( abt 1854 Crook Durham England- 1/6/1939 Dapto Son of George Oyston & Mary Clarkson) 1877 Auckland Durham

f. Robert Adamson m. Ann

Ship: 1883 Nerbudda

  1. Mary Ann Oyston * b. 1878 Crook Durham d. Wollongong (William McGregor 1901)
  2. Abraham Oyston b. 1879 Crook Durham d. 1950 Wollongong (Mary Flynn 1904)
  3. John Robert Oyston b. 1882 Crook Durham d. at sea?
  4. (f) Female Oyston b. 25/3/1883 d. 1883 on voyage

It is unknown if she ever made it to the Illawarra- her husband was claimed to have “settled,, almost at once in the Dapto district,’

Oyston Martha (Mann)

b. abt 1857 d. 1/9/1937 Dapto br. Brownsville

m. George Oyston ( abt 1854 Durham England- 1/6/1939 Dapto Son of George Oyston & Mary Clarkson) 1885 Wollongong 5502/1885

f. Thomas Mann m. Martha

  1. (f) Elizabeth Oyston b. 1887 Woonona 25171/1887  (Charles A Farquharson 1909)
  2. (m) George Oyston b. 1889 Woonona 24709/1889 d. 1962 Wollongong (Alice Wilson 1903, Eileen Arthur 1913)
  3. (m) William Oyston b. 1892 Woonona 39477/1892 d. 1965 Sydney (Marion Spicer 1917)
  4. (f) Martha Oyston b. 1894 Wollongong 37867/1894 (Raymond Walker 1916)
  5. (m) Thomas Oyston b. 1897 Wollongong 27702/1897 d. 3/7/1973
  6. (f) Jane Oyston b. 1900 Wollongong 18238/1900 (Walter Dawes 1923)

1903 Electoral roll –living at Dapto Domestic Duties.

Sister Mary Ann Davidson *

Mr. and Mrs. George Oyslon, of Dapto, who recently celebrated their Golden Wedding. Last week, Mr. Oyslon also celebrated his 82nd birthday. The Sun (Sydney, NSW : 1910 - 1954) Sunday 23 February 1936 p 23 (Photograph)

An old and respected resident of Dapto, Mrs. Martha Oyston, died at her residence on Wednesday. She was the wife of George Oyston and mother of Mary (Mrs. McGregor, Woonona), Abraham (Appin), Elizabeth (Mrs. Farquharson, of Nubba); George (Wollongong), William (Woonona), Martha (Mrs. Roy Walker, Kiama), Thomas (Dapto) and Jane (Mrs. W. L. Dawes, of Drummoyne). Deceased was 80 years of age. The remains were interred in the C: of E. cemetery, Brownsville, yesterday afternoon. South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954) Friday 3 September 1937 p 7

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