Sunday, 30 December 2012

Extracts from TROVE... re Co Clare

Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954)
Thursday 16 April 1931 

Mrs. Bridget Donnellan, whose death occurred on April 6 at Norman Street, Underdale, was 88 years of age. She was born at Cahermore, Kilmaley, Co. Clare, Ireland, and lived at Kapunda till 1905, when she removed to Adelaide. She resided at Parker-street, Mile-End till about six months ago,when, owing to failing health, she went to live with her daughter,Mrs. M. J. Commane,  at Underdale. 
The late Mrs. Donnellan attended at Queen of Angels Church, Thebarton, and was a member of the Guild of St. John the Baptist Total Abstinence Society. She had nine children, four of whom are living, viz. Messrs. William and Frank Donnellan, Mrs. M. Burke, and Mrs. M. J. Commane. Her husband predeceased her by about 30 years. Her remains were taken to Kapunda on Tuesday, and interred in St. John's cemetery. A large concourse of friends attended.

The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929)
 Thursday 25 January 1917

McMAHON - On the 19th January, at the Private Hospital, North Adelaide, Malachy McMahon, of Bertie Street, West Hindmarsh, relict of Mary McMahon, aged 65 years, a native of Kilmaley, County of Clare, Ireland, Requiescat in peace.


  1. What a good idea Chris. I'm sure there's lots of info tucked away in Trove re these early Irish emigrants to Australia, especially in the rural newspapers.

  2. I've been posting these excerpts whenever I come across them... most are on here, some on That Moment in Time... there is a wealth of information re Ireland within TROVE...even mentions of a site re Irish Graves :-)
    I'll post more as I can.. many here are listed under Clare Chatter...

  3. Fabulous find, Chris :-) ... wish I knew their maiden names. They may well be amongst the Irish girls who came to SOz on the same ship, the Nashwauk, with my Great Great Grandmother, Susan Kelleher. Many thanks, Catherine

  4. Maybe look for actual funeral notices, Catherine... they may have more details. Maybe even gravestones... always more to the stories, isn't there.

  5. I have one of my husband's 2xgt grandfather Michael McNamara aka Black Michael as there was another Michael McNamara, born in Co. Clare who was known as Red Michael.
    Thursday 5 May 1881
    At the Queanbeyan Police Court on Tuesday last, before the Police-magistrate and Messrs. J. J. Wright and J. Campbell, Michael McNamara and Stewart Lee were charged with riotous behaviour on Easter Sunday, at the Roman Catholic Church at Queanbeyan. Lengthy evidence was tendered in the case, and the bench fined defendant Lee £1 and 3s. 6d. costs, and McNamara, against whom a case was made out, was fined £2 with 3s. 6d. costs.
    This could have made for interesting discussion in the family later as Michael's daughter Maria Jane (Polly) married a John Morris Lee in 1895.

  6. Wonder if there was a Lee connection...?


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