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Born Co. Tyrone, Married & Died Western Australia 1873-1939
Personal notices relating to County Tyrone emigrants and their families in Western Australia extracted from The Perth Gazette & Western Australian Times, Inquirer & Commercial News (Perth), The West Australian, Daily News (Perth) and Western Mail

Transcribed, Compiled & Submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com



May 9 1873

ROLAND-McGINN. Married at the Roman Catholic Cathedral, Perth, West Australia, on the 3rd May, 1873, by the Very Rev. M. Gibney, Patrick, second son of John Roland, constable, of Athlone, County Roscommon, Ireland, to MARGARET, second daughter of JOHN McGINN, of Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland (Perth Gazette & Western Australian Times)

April 12 1876

SMITH. Died at Perth, April 4, 1876, MR. ROBERT SMITH, formerly of Strabane, Country Tyrone, Ireland, aged 70 (Inquirer & Commercial News, Perth)

July 29 1896

HALL. Died at his residence, Roe Street, West Perth, on the 27th inst., WILLIAM, third son of the late JOHN G. HALL, of Granville, Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland, and brother to the late DR. THOMAS HALL, U.S. Medical Department. Aged 76 years. Profoundly regretted (The West Australian)

April 6 1900

SEMMENS-DAVIES [IRVINE]. Died on the 3rd April, at her residence, 38 Newcastle Street, Perth, ISABEL, dearly beloved wife of HERBERT W. SEMMENS (of the Commercial Union Assurance Co., Ltd.), only daughter of the late JAMES DAVIES, County Inspector of Police; Royal Irish Constabulary, Castlereagh, County Roscommon, Ireland, and step-daughter of COLONEL HENRY IRVINE, of Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland, aged 29 years (The West Australian)

April 19 1900

BUSH-ALLUM. Married on April 18th, at Claremont Parish Church, by the Rev. T. McClemans, THOMAS BUSH, third son of the late REV. T. J. JONES, rector of Tullanisken, Tyrone, Ireland, to Laura Fanny, eldest daughter of Frank Allum, Esq., Claremont (The West Australian)

April 12 1904

MOORE-SIMONS. Married on April 4, at St. John's Church, Melbourne Road, by the Rev. Canon C. E. C. Lefroy, JOSEPH ALEXANDER, second son of the late JOHN MOORE, of "The Grange,", New Town Stewart, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, to Lilian Mary eldest daughter of Mr. J. Simons, of Perth, formerly of "Moseley," Worcestershire, England. No cards (The West Australian)

August 26 1904

GORDON-DRUMMOND. Married on August 4, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. McPherson, Gregory Street, Geraldton, William, eldest son of William Gordon, County Antrim, Ireland, to SARAH, second daughter of JOHN DRUMMOND, County Tyrone, Ireland (The West Australian)

April 21 1906

GORDON-CLARKE. Married on April 18, 1906, at the Presbyterian Church, Fremantle by the Rev. R. Hanlin, ROBERT GORDON of “Tyrone”, Fremantle, third son of GEORGE GORDON of Newtownstewart, Tyrone, Ireland, to Irene Henrietta, eldest daughter of the late John Clarke, of Norwich (The West Australian)

May 15 1909

MAGILL-BENSON. Married on April 14, at St. Bartholomew's Church, East Perth, by the Rev. T. F. Bowen; FREDERICK CARL, second son of the late ROBERT MAGILL, solicitor and sub sheriff of Co. Tyrone, Ireland, to Claudia May, fifth daughter of Thomas J. Benson, Ashburton, Adelaide Terrace, Perth, late of Malvern, Adelaide, South Australian papers please copy. (The West Australian)

December 30 1911

McGUINESS-HARTREE (Silver Wedding) On January 1, 1887, at St. John's Church. Fremantle, by the late Rev. Archdeacon Watkins, JAMES, eldest son of JAMES McGUINESS, County Tyrone Ireland, to Alice Mary, eldest daughter of George R. Hartree, Heytesbury Road, Subiaco. Present address: Wasel. Home papers please copy (The West Australian)

May 27 1912


O’NEILL. The funeral of another old colonist in the person of MR. OWEN O'NEILL took place on Thursday afternoon and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. The deceased, who was 68 years of age, was born at Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland. He arrived in Victoria in the year 1860 and was one of the pioneers at Stringer's Creek in that date. He afterwards went to New Zealand and Queensland and arrived in Bunbury 20 years ago. For the past 16 years he carried on business at Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. A widow, three sons, and three daughters survive him. The cortege moved from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception at 2.30 p.m., where the first portion of the burial service was conducted by the Rev. Father Maloney, and proceeded to the Roman Catholic Cemetery at Karrakatta, where the remains were laid in the family grave, the Rev. Dr. O'Hurley, officiating. The chief mourners were Mrs. A. F. O'Neill (widow), Messrs. Percy, Con., and Steve O'Neill (sons), Mrs. T. O'Toole and Miss Agnes O'Neill (daughters), Mr. Toby O'Toole (son-in-law), Mr. John Quigley and Mr. N. Champion (brothers-in-law), Miss Agnes Quigley (niece), Messrs. Con. and Joe Quigley (nephews), Mr. E. Quigley and Mr. W. P. Ahearn (The West Australian)

February 29 1916


THE LATE MRS. MOORE The sympathy felt towards the REV. CANON R. H. MOORE, M.A, rector of Fremantle, was almost universal when it was made known that his wife, MRS. INA MOORE, had passed away in the early morning of Wednesday last, the 23rd instant The deceased-lady had been a patient sufferer from an incurable complaint for the last eighteen months. Owing to her generous and kindly nature, she was not only highly respected, but loved by all who knew her. She was one of the few possessed of a charming disposition that makes no enemies. MRS. MOORE was born at Coagh, Tyrone, Ireland, and in 1901 the White Star liner Suevic made her maiden voyage and brought her to this State to be married to the Rev. Canon R. H. Moore, then the Rev. Moore. The marriage ceremony was performed at Boulder by the present Bishop of Bunbury, then the Dean of Perth. She remained at Boulder for four years where she cheerfully put up with all the discomforts of the goldfields and lived in a hessian house. The Rev. Canon Moore was then transferred to Northam, where they remained for five and a half years, and where deceased was Secretary of the Mothers' Union during the whole of that period. A little over five years ago, Canon Moore was called to take up duties at St. John's Church, Fremantle, rendered vacant by the departure of the late Rev. Canon Barton-Parkes' for Taiping, Perak, Federated Malay States. The chief mourners were: Rev. Canon R. H. Moore (husband), Masters Frank and Charles Moore (sons), Kathleen Moore (daughter), Miss Waterson .and Mrs. J. Finlay (sisters), and the Rev. G. F. Humphry (brother-in-law (Daily News, Perth)

November 22 1918

BORWICK-CORRY. Married on November 14, 1918, at St. George's Cathedral [Perth],Private William John Borwick, late 44th Battalion, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Borwíck, Ballarat, Victoria, to ANNIE, youngest daughter of MR. and MRS. JAMES CORRY, 6 Mile Cross, County Tyrone, Ireland. (Western Mail)

August 13 1923

THE LATE MRS W.J. BORWICK: Much empathy is extended to MR. W. J. BORWICK, of the Swan Hotel, North Fremantle, in the loss he has sustained through the death of his wife, ANNIE MARY ELIZABETH who passed away on the 9th inst. at the early age of 39 years. Mrs. Borwick was well known and highly respected, and her genial and kindly disposition endeared her to many. The deceased, who was born in Co. Tyrone, Ireland, had been a resident of this State for the past 12 years. One juvenile daughter survives her. The funeral, which took place on Friday afternoon, the 10th inst., was very largely attended. The long cortege meted 'ff 5m the Swan Hotel, North Fremantle, and proceeded to the Karrakatta Cemetery, where the remains were interred in the Anglican portion. The chief mourners were: Mr. W. J. Borwick (husband), Mr. J. Corry (brother), Messrs. A. C. Borwick and P. H. Willoughby (brothers-in-law), Mrs. S. Corry, Mrs. P.H. Willoughby, Mrs. A. C. Borwick, and Miss Borwick (sisters-in-law), Miss M. Corry (niece), and Mr. J. Corry, Jun. (nephew) (Daily News Perth)

September 20 1923

RAMSAY-DOWNES. Married on September 4, at Christ Church, Geraldton, by Rev. H. Vine, ARTHUR GEORGE, second son of MR. G. RAMSAY, J.P., Cookstown, Tyrone, Ireland, to Iona, fourth daughter of Mrs. G. Downes, Nolba, Western Australia (Western Mail)

December 8 1923


THE LATE MR. STEWART CAMPBELL There passed away on the 2nd .inst, a very old colonist in the person of the late MR. STEWART CAMPBELL. Eighty years ago Mr. Campbell was born in County Tyrone, Ireland. In 1866 he came to this State in the ship Palestine with his wife, who predeceased him 24 years ago. In the Geraldton district the deceased was familiarly known and respected being one of the early pioneers there. A grown-up family of sis daughters, 17 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren survive him. The funeral, which took place on Monday afternoon, the 3rd inst., was attended by many friends. The cortege, moved from the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. T. A. Jones, Victoria Road, East Fremantle, and proceeded to the Fremantle Cemetery, where the remains were laid to rest in the Church of England portion. The chief mourners were Messrs. T. A. Jones and C H. Stubbs (sons-in-law), C. Hubble and C. Green (nephews) (Daily News, Perth)

May 22 1935


GOLDEN WEDDING: LYNN-SIBBALD On May 22, 1885, at Rosewell Manse, by the Rev. J. Hunter, B.D., JEREMIAH, fourth son of the late MR. and MRS. R. LYNN, of Tyrone, Ireland, to Margaret, elder daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. B. Sibbald, of Edinburgh, Scotland. (The West Australian)

March 11 1937


FERGUSON-CALLAGHAN. Married on March 2, at St. Giles’ Presbyterian Church Mount Lawley, by Rev. James Adamson, Joseph, fifth son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson, Dungiven [Co. Londonderry], Ireland, to MARY ANN, third daughter of MRS. and the late GEORGE CALLAGHAN, Donemana [Co. Tyrone], Ireland. (Western Mail)

January 26 1939


FUNERAL: The Late MR. W. J. L W. BREALEY. The funeral of the late MR. WILLIAM JOHN REDCLIFFE WHITEHEAD BREALEY, who passed peacefully away on January 17 took place in the Church of England Cemetery, Karrakatta, on January 1 and was well attended. Deceased was born at Moy. County Tyrone, Ireland and had resided in this State 38 years. He was educated at All Saints’ School London and arrived in Melbourne at the age of 18 years. He was there associated in the Iron founding industry, being employed as accountant with Messrs. Cochrane and Scott. Arriving in Perth, he became associated with the firm of Metters Ltd., with which he remained to his death, except for a break of service from 1911 to 1924. During that period he was in business under the firm name of Brealey and Manley. His was an active life as he was closely associated with Chamber of Commerce and Commercial Travellers' Association and during the Great War was an active member of the Ugly Men's Association. He leaves a widow and family of two daughters and four sons to mourn their loss. At the conclusion of an impressive service conducted by a close friend of the deceased for many years in the person of the Rev. A. H. Tassel, his remains were laid to rest. The chief mourners were Mrs. Ellen Brealey (widow), Nellie and Millicent (daughters), Edward, Wilfred, Hereward and Herbert (sons), Messrs. Clarence Bell and Harold Davey (sons-in-law), Mesdames Wilfred, Hereward, Edward and Herbert Brealey (daughters-in-law), Leslie McDonough (nephew) (The West Australian)

August 5 1939

WOODS-MILLER. Married on July 22, at St. Mary's Cathedral, Perth, by the Rev. Father Rafferty, FRANK, youngest son of the late MR. and MRS. J. WOODS, of Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Ireland, to Jean, third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J Millar, of 52 Third Avenue, Bassendean (The West Australian)

October 31 1939


WILSON-DAWS. Married on October 7, 1939 at St. Jude's Church, Lyall Bay, New Zealand, JAMES, elder son of MR. and MRS. A. G. WILSON, Carnkenny, County Tyrone, North Ireland, to Iris, younger daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Daws of Carnarvon, W.A. Present address. 318 Willis Street, Wellington (The West Australian)




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