(Mary Agnes) Sisters and Brothers
(Eddie the eldest) Born May 1859. Christian Brothers School.
Brother Bourke. Departed (Ireland) with uncle Michael
Magor's 2nd trip in 1875. Taught Gleeson family at Goulbourn.
Gold mining. Young brother drowned in the Talbrogan River.
Lovegrove family at Cassillis, then
to North Queensland with uncle Michael. Three letters from Townsville
and Hodkinson. Michael (returned) to Cork in 18. Eddie
back to Cassillis. See the letter from his mother 26.10.1880. Married Sarah Margaret
Lovegrove March 1895 at Cassillis.
daughter died young, then Ambrose born March 1897.
went teaching (NSW Education Department certificate issued 1887),
was not well. Doctor suspected absess
on brain but only injury Ed could recall was a horse bite on
his back. Sarah and Ambrose came over from Cassillis
and joined Eddie. Ambrose looked pale. They broke their journey
at Stroud and Ed collapsed and died on the steps June 1897.
(same name as his father) born October 1860. Letter 26 October
1880 to Eddie.
born 1861 or later. To New York (before) 1887 and was
married by 1887. Had 3 boys and 3 girls when husband
died in 1893 and in December of that year returned to Lower
Aghada Ireland with her 6 children. Three went to Sisters of
Mercy Convent in Cork. See Abby's letter to Sarah Lovegrove of 1905 and the web page for
other three - John Joseph (abt 1899), Albinea (abt 1900) and
Angelina (abt 1902) were looked after at Lower Aghada
(by their grandmother Abby Burgess - Dad gives their years of
birth as 15 years ealrier so it could
be an arithmetical error. I have calculated the date according
to the 1911 Irish Census) until their
return to their mother after Abby remarried in New York. In
August 1894, Abby returning to New York, went down with diptheria,
in December, went over to nurse her.
4. MARY HANNAH FRANCIS born 1862 married
John Maguire at Cork and of the 13 children they had only two
married. ie Mary Francis born March 1916 and John Joseph (same
name as his grandfather) born May 1918.
born 12 July 1863 (same as my birthday). With her brother,Richard,
arrived Brisbane on IMS Chyebassa on 12 April 1884 then to Maryborough
where she married Daniel Daly at St Mary's Church on 18 October
1885. They lived at Coventry Street Maryborough then Gainsford,
Gympie and 11 Morris Street Paddington. Daniel worked for QGR
and died 1 Septembere 1925 and Mary Agnes died on 13 March 1945.
Both are buried at Toowong Cemetery.
born about 1866. Arrived Australia on Chyebassa with Mary Agnes
. Then Talbrogan River? (see Edmond above). All
the above is mentioned in Eddies
letter of 12 October 1876 from North Queensland to Lower
Aghada. All(siblings) below mentioned in letter to Eddie from Lower Aghada, 27 May 1897 - 21
years later except Pauline, Ellen and William.
born about 1867, of Rectory Lodge Aghada. Married Kate Furlong
(see Kates letter to Mary Agnes Daly (nee Burgess) of 31 August
1928). Children: Paddy and Ellen. Letter from Thomas July 5
1926 recalls Michael Magnor.
born about perhaps about 1870, confirmed 1894. Went to Americia to nurse Abby in December 1894. Returned to
New York on 7 December 1904 arriving on the "Oceanic".
The arrival records show she is aged 19 but this may be an error.
born about 1872, married and some children. Australia. Read
Thomas' letter of 1926.
also known as Paddy. Born about 1873, married with children
- John Patrick, William Joseph and Nora Mary. In 1897 was in
Malta. He is mentioned in the Irish
1911 Census His wife, Margaret Curton, died in 1928.
born about 1874, did not marry. See
Elizabeth's letters. Cared forAbby's
(her sister's) 3 children, then 3 from convent, Lower Agahada.
born about 1875, died young.
(known as Chris) born about 1876. Joined British Navy (photo
at Merriwa) and invalided out but died of heart failure in hospital
before he arrived home.
born about 1877, died young.
born 20 March 1880. Joined British Navy. Died 5 May 1897 aged
17 at the Gosport Naval Hospital after contracting tuberculosis
in Malta (see the letter of 27 May 1897 from Abby to Sarah).
File Notes for:
a. I have researched NSW State Death Records, Coroner and newspaper
reports from those days and can find no reference to this drowning
b." Edmond" is the Irish spelling however his death
is recorded by BDM as "Edmund" - the English spelling
for the name.
c. Christian Brothers may refer to his schooling (as does Brother
c. a cousin advises" ... yes, he did teach the Gleeson
family children but it was nowhere near Goulburn NSW. It was
at their family property Comiala on the Goulburn River near
Merriwa NSW. He also taught the Lovegrove Family children at
Happy Valley, Cassilis. He went to North Queensland upon arrival
in Australia with Michael Magner and did not teach until well
after this adventure and he also didn't teach the Lovegrove
family until after he had taught the Gleeson family. He wasn't
in Cassilis before North Queensland. As I understand from my
family Edmund died from Septicaemia from a horse bite. I've
never heard about an abscess on the brain, but I don't have
his death certificate as yet to confirm this. Before teaching,
I believe he had a time working as a Horse dealer at Rylestone."
Abby - Pauline is
Mary Hannah Francis - perhaps
this is Hannah Theresa. I have seen records giving a birth date
of October 1864
Agnes - Gainsford
is west of Rockhampton