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Born Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland; Married / Died in the Colony of Victoria, Australia 1840-65

Extracted from The Age [Melbourne], The Argus [Melbourne], The Banner [Melbourne] Bendigo Advertiser [Bendigo, Vic.], Geelong Advertiser [Geelong, Vic.], The Leader [Melbourne], Londonderry Sentinel [Londonderry, Northern Ireland], Melbourne Daily News [Melbourne] Mount Alexander Mail [Castlemaine, Vic] Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser [Melbourne] Portland Guardian [Portland, Vic.], The Star [Ballarat, Vic.], The Sydney Morning Herald [Sydney, NSW] & additional data from the Pioneers Index 1836-88 & Federation Index 1889-1901, Victorian Registry of Births, Marriages and Deaths (VRBMD)
Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia


Digitised Australian Newspapers: Trove National Library of Australia website:

Victorian Registry of Birth, Deaths and Marriages Online Historical Index:

Births in Victoria from 1853 to 1919

Marriages in Victoria from 1853 to 1946

Deaths in Victoria from 1853 to 1987

Church baptisms, marriages and burials in Victoria from 1836 to 1853 (prior to the introduction of civil registration in 1853)

The colony of Victoria was officially established in 1851 following separation from the older colony of New South Wales; the capital city of Melbourne being settled in 1835. Large scale immigration from Britain commenced in the late 1830s and the rapid expansion of the colony continued with the discovery of gold in 1851; the population increased by 250,000 in the decade to 1860. Prior to 1901, and the formation of the Commonwealth of Australia, the six colonies (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia) were separate jurisdictions.


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Date Notice
May 16 1840 FERGUSON. [Died] September 28, 1839, at Melbourne, South Australia, [sic] Edmond Davis, fourth son of the late Patrick Ferguson, Esq., Lisdermott House, county Tyrone (Londonderry Sentinel)
March 18 1841 MACFARLAND. SUICIDE – On Tuesday morning, the body of a man named William MacFarland, an emigrant by the Argyle, was found in the Yarra Yarra, about a mile below the basin, and was carried to the Melbourne Hotel to await the inquest which was held yesterday morning. MacFarland arrived in the colony about a fortnight since and was engaged as a labourer on the estate of W. F. Rucker, Esq., about two miles from town. He had, it seems been in low spirits ever since his arrival having been robbed of all the money he had in his possession, by a fellow emigrant before leaving the vessel, and when last seen alive, about one o’clock on the previous Friday, he appeared to be in a desponding condition. MacFarland was a native of the County Tyrone, Ireland, and his father, we believe, is a respectable farmer there. The body was in a very advanced state of decomposition when found, not withstanding which, the inquest was not held until eleven o’clock yesterday, much to the inconvenience of the licensee of the Melbourne Hotel. We are unwilling to find fault with the Coroner at this early stage of his administration, but we cannot help thinking more expedition might have been used. (Port Phillip Patriot and Melbourne Advertiser)
July 31 1841 PATTERSON. [Died] At Melbourne, Port Philip, on the 16th February last, Mary Anne, wife of John Patterson, Esq., R. N. [formerly of Strabane] (Londonderry Sentinel)
January 22 1842 HOLMES-MACLEAN. [Married] On the 26th May last by special license, by the Rev. James Forbes, A. M., Mr. Matthew Holmes (late of [Ballycolman], Strabane), of the firm of Kerr and Holmes, Melbourne, Australia, to Anne, youngest daughter of Allan Maclean, Esq, of Strathallan, Port Philip (Londonderry Sentinel)
August 30 1845 FOOTE-PATTERSON. [Married] On the 10th March, at St. James' Church, Melbourne, Port Phillip, Thomas Foote, Esq., of Mount Battery, Melbourne, to Mary, eldest daughter of John Patterson, Esq., surgeon, R. N., formerly of Strabane (Londonderry Sentinel)
Dec 25 1846 BALBIRNIE. [Died] At Glasgow, on the 15th July last, George Balbirnie, aged 70 years, one of the last survivors of the Balbirnie’s of Fife, whose estates were forfeited in 1715. In early life, he served in the Loyal Tay Fencibles, in the Irish rebellion of ’98, where he married Margaret, second daughter of John Vance, Esq., of Coagh, in the County of Tyrone, and niece to the late Alderman Vance, of Dublin. His long and constant practice of moral and Christian virtue will not be soon forgotten by a large circle of his friends, and a numerous family, the elder is our fellow colonist Mr. Balbirnie, of South Yarra (The Argus)
July 12 1850 ATKINSON. [Died] At Beremboke, on the 11th instant, in his 67th year, Francis Atkinson, Esq., of Tullyren [Tullyvea?], County Tyrone, Ireland. (Geelong Advertiser)
March 21 1849 PARK-WALSH. [Married] By Special License, on the 14th ult., at the residence of William Pickering, Esq., of Woodberry, Port Fairy, by the Rev. Mr.Braim, James, second son of Robert Park, Esq., Longfield Cottage, Co. Leitrim, Ireland, to Emily, ninth daughter of W. I. Walsh, Esq., Captain on the 8th or King’s Regiment, late of Gortulower [sic] House, Cookstown, and grand-daughter of the Honourable C. Hamilton of Beltrem Castle, County Tyrone, Ireland (Port Phillip Journal)
April 1 1851 WISE. [Died] On the 29th March at her residence, Albury [New South Wales], Margaret, the beloved wife of William Wise aged 26 years, daughter of the late Edward Hutchinson, Esq., Tyrone, Ireland. (Melbourne Daily News)
July 6 1852 MAXWELL (PATTERSON). [Died] At Buninyong, district of Geelong, Victoria, on the 28th June last, Mrs. Eliza Maxwell, daughter of Mr. William Patterson, of Fintona, Co. Tyrone: and wife of Mr. Thomas Maxwell, architect of county Fermanagh. She has left four children, all young, to lament her death: and the deep commiseration evinced on the melancholy occasion testifies to the esteem in which she was held by her neighbours (Geelong Advertiser & Intelligencer)
August 6 1852 PILKINGTON-THOMAS. [Married] By special license, on the 5th instant, at Trinity Church, Pentridge [Coburg, Melbourne], by the Rev. Edward Tanner, Robert, youngest son of the Rev. Joseph Pilkington, late Rector of the parish of Upper Langfield, county of Tyrone Ireland, to Emily Eliza, youngest daughter of William Thomas, Esq. J. P., Guardian of Aborigines, Strangway, Pentridge (The Argus)
November 22 1852 McCREA-POLLOCK. [Married] At St. Peter's Church, Melbourne, on the 20th instant, by the Rev. D. Wood, James McCrea, Esq., M. D., Assistant Colonial Surgeon, Bendigo, late of Grange House, county Tyrone, Ireland, to Anna Margaret, youngest daughter of the late Andrew Pollock, Esq., of Dublin (The Argus)
December 1 1852 VON STIEGLITZ. [Died] At Ballan, on the 22nd November, 1852, Charlotte, relict of the late Henry Louis Von Stieglitz, of Cookstown, Ireland, aged 68 years (The Argus)
March 10 1853 BALL. [Died] On the evening of the 20th of January, 1853, Jane, eldest daughter of James C. Ball, late of Mulvin, in the county of Tyrone, Ireland, in the 27th year of her age, on board the ship Edmond, on her passage from Liverpool to Melbourne (The Argus)
April 2 1853 TYRONE, IRELAND. Mr. John or Miss Rogers, late of 14, Henrietta-street, Dublin, will hear of their nephew, William Cooke Rogers, by applying to Mr. W. Parker, Galvanised Iron Store, Great Napier-street, south, Collingwood. (The Argus)
April 5 1853 FLEMING. [Died] At her residence, Kyneton, on the 29th March, Margaret, the wife of Samuel Fleming, late of Tyrone, Ireland, aged 61 years (The Argus)
April 11 1853 TYRONE, IRELAND – William Cooke Rogers will meet his uncle Mr. John Rogers, on Sunday, the 17th April, at noon, opposite the Post Office, Bendigo Creek (The Argus)
April 15 1853 STERRITT. [Died] On the 18th November last, at the home of her brother in law, Dr. John Patterson, R. N., [formerly of Strabane] Blaydon, Brunswick, near Melbourne, Victoria Emily, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Sterritt, Esq., of Letterkenny [Co. Donegal] (Londonderry Sentinel)
April 26 1853 INFORMATION WANTED: A Gentleman just arrived from Quebec, Canada, wishes to be informed of the address of either Mr. William Harpur, or Mr. Charles Harpur, of Moy, county Tyrone, Ireland. He was requested to insert this advertisement by Toby Caulfield, a particular friend of his, and would therefore be most happy to communicate with either of the above gentlemen. Please address, Mr. J. S. Waterson, at O’Doud and Klinefalter’s, Market-square, west, opposite Montefiore and Co., William-street. (The Argus)
June 10 1853

SPITTAL-WILSON. [ Married] On the 16th December, at St. James' Church, Melbourne, by the Rev. Samuel Taylor, Francis Charles Spittal, Esq., to Margaret, youngest daughter of the late James Wilson, Esq., Clerk of the Crown for the county of Tyrone(Londonderry Sentinel)

[Margaret died 1860 aged 36 years. Parents: James Wilson & Margaret unknown (VRBMD)]

June 27 1853 Should this meet the eye of Mrs. Blairt, County Monaghan, her Friend, Margare (sic) Burns, County Tyrone, Ireland, would feel obliged by leaving her address at the office of this paper. (The Argus)
September 16 1853

PATTERSON. [Died] On the 14th instant, at Blaydon [Brunswick, Melbourne], the residence of his son-in-law, Thomas V. Foote, Esq., John Patterson, Esq., Surgeon, Royal Navy, in the 67th year of his age. Deceased was one of the oldest naval surgeons, having entered the service in the year 1806 [formerly of Strabane] (The Argus)

[Born Tyrone, Ireland. Parents: Samuel Patterson & Matilda unknown (VRBMD)]

September 17 1853 JOSEPH and JAMES CASEY, from Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland – your mother has arrived here by the Alabama, from Liverpool, and may be heard of at 13 Russell-street, Melbourne. (The Argus)
October 7 1853 WALKER. [Died] On the 1st June, at Castlemaine, [Victoria] Australia, in the 26th year of his age, Mr. John Walker, late of Tyrconley, near Donemana, county Tyrone (Londonderry Sentinel)
November 24 1853

MONAHAN. [Died] At the residence of her father, 158 Great Bourke-street East, [Melbourne], on Tuesday morning, after a short illness, Fanny, daughter of Mr. Thomas Monahan, late of Dungannon, Ireland (The Argus)

[Aged 24 years. Parents: Thomas Monahan and Elizabeth Bullock (VRBMD)]

January 3 1854 DR. DANIEL J. YOUNG, of Cookstown, Tyrone (Late of East-road, London), has removed from Flemington-road to Cardigan-street, near the Queensbury Hotel (The Banner)
January 14 1854 CO. TYRONE, IRELAND – Should this meet the eye of Jane Sproul, who came out to this colony in 1853, will find her brother Edward, by addressing a letter to him care of H. Munday, Esq., Narmbool, Buninyong, Victoria. (Geelong Advertiser and Intelligencer)
February 3 1854 PATTERSON. [Died] At his residence, Blaydon, near Melbourne, Victoria, on the 16th September last, John Patterson, Esq., surgeon, R. N., formerly of Strabane (Londonderry Sentinel)
March 20 1854 ROBERT HUSTON, lately from Upper Canada, and formerly from Donaghadee [Donagheady] , near Strabane, County Tyrone, will please communicate with your brother Johnston, General Post Office, Sydney (The Argus)
March 31 1854

RAMSAY. [Died] On the 30th inst., at No. 5, Young's Cottages, Flinders-lane [Melbourne], Charles Ramsay, formerly of Cookstown, county Tyrone, Ireland, aged twenty-five years, sincerely regretted by a numerous circle of friends and acquaintances. The funeral procession will move from the above place at half-past three o'clock this afternoon (The Argus)

[Born Scotland. Parents’ names unknown (VRBMD)]

April 18 1854 MR. ROBERT GEORGE HAMILTON, late of London, formerly of Dublin, son of James Hamilton, Esq., M. D., Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland, write to your affectionate brothers in Auckland [New Zealand] with the least possible delay, letting them know of your address, and if in Melbourne call upon Capt. Lilewall, brig. Algernine, who will be glad to see you; just below Raleigh’s Wharf (The Argus)
April 21 1854 CARLTON-BALL. [Married] On the 20th inst., by special license, at the Cathedral, by the Very Rev. the Dean of Melbourne, John Watson, second son of the late James Carlton, Esq., Manchester, England, to Eliza, third daughter of the late James Creighton Ball, Esq., Mulvin, county Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)
April 21 1854 BURD-BALL. [Married] On the 23rd March, by special license, at St. Peter's Church, Collingwood, by the Very Rev. the Dean of Melbourne, George, third son of the late John Burd, Esq., Manchester, England, to Annie Oram, fourth daughter of the late James Creighton Ball, Esq., Mulvin, county Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)
April 22 1854 JANE SPROULE. COUNTY TYRONE, Ireland – Should this meet the eye of Jane Sproule, who came out to this colony in 1852 or in the beginning of 1853, she will find her brother Edward by addressing a letter to him care of Mr. Morrison, Burnt Bridge Inn, Buninyong (The Argus)
July 4 1854 JAMES McFARLAND, late of Clare, County Tyrone, Ireland, will hear of his brother John, by writing to him, Gisbourne Post Office (The Argus)
September 9 1854 GRAHAM-McCLELLAND. [Married] On the 7th inst., by the Rev. Irving Hetherington, Mr. Hugh Graham, youngest son of Mr. Alexander Graham, county Antrim, to Miss Mary McClelland, third daughter of Mr. Robert McClelland, Cook's Town, county Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)
September 15 1854 JOHN B. L. S. HOLMES, late of county Tyrone, Ireland. Brother Robert William – you will find me at 56 Lonsdale-street west (The Argus)
October 6 1854 NORDEN-CALDWELL. [Married] On the 30th September, by license, at St. Stephen's Church, Richmond, by the Rev. Charles Horace Perks, Oakley, eldest son or Mr. Alexander Norden, clock and watchmaker, Castle Hedingham, Essex, England, to Margaret, second daughter of the late Mr. Samuel Caldwell, sergeant of the 17th Regt. of Foot, Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)
May 31 1855

BUTLER-MOSS. [Married] On the 27th inst., at St. Peter's Church, Collingwood, by the Rev. J. Barlow, Mr. John Butler, of the firm of Butler and Nelson, to Anne, daughter of the late Edward Moss, Esq., of Omagh, County Tyrone (The Argus)

[Anne died 1897 aged 75 years. Parents: Edward Moss & Jane Quinn (VRBMD)]

July 6 1855 SHANONERY, County Tyrone, Ireland – If this should meet the eye of George Kerr, who came from California to this colony in May, 1853, he will hear of his brother Samuel Kerr by sending his address, in care of Mr. James McFarland, grocer, 171 Elizabeth-street, Melbourne (The Argus)
July 19 1855 JAMES McMAHON, of Demabane [Dernabane], Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, Ireland, has arrived in this port, passenger on the ship Tornado, from Glasgow, He is desirous to find his mother, Anne McMahon, who arrived in this port in September 1854; and brothers John McMahon and Francis McMahon, who came on board the John and Lucy ship, all of the Black Ball Line. Jas. McMahon (The Argus)
August 22 1855 If this should meet the eye of JAMES MADDEN, of county Tyrone, Ireland, who arrived here by the ship Mermaid or Salem, his father requests him to call at the Waterloo Hotel, Little Collins-street, West, as he is very anxious to see him (The Argus)
August 27 1855 MARTIN-BENNETT. [Married] On the 15th inst., at Kyneton, by the Rev. Frederick Barton, Joseph Martin, Esq., of Mount Blackwood, to Jane M. [Magill] Bennett, youngest daughter of the late Rev. D. Bennett, Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)
October 12 1855 HOLMES. [Birth] On the 4th inst., at Eldon House, near Edinburgh, the wife of Matthew Holmes, Esq., of Geelong, Victoria [formerly of Ballycolman, Strabane], of a son (Londonderry Sentinel)
October 12 1855 GIBB-MACKLIN. [Married] On the 10th inst., at John Knox's Church, Melbourne, by the Rev. Mr. Miller, Mr. David Gibb, of Liberton Bank, River Hopkins, to Miss Lavinia Macklin, late of Newtownstewart, Ireland. (The Argus)
October 29 1855 JAMES or WILLIAM MOORHEAD, from the town of Drummard, county of Tyrone, Ireland, will hear of their sister, Anne Montgomery, from New York, by applying to Rogers, Warfield, Lord & Co., 116 Collins-street west (The Argus)
November 15 1855 If MR. ROBERT TENER, late of the county Tyrone, Ireland, supposed to be at the gold-fields, sends his address to Mr. Evans, Audit Office, Melbourne, he will oblige. (The Argus)
February 2 1856 ESCAPED CONVICT: In yesterday’s Government Gazette, a reward of £5 has been offered for the apprehension of Thomas McSorley, a convict, who affected his escape on the 10th ult. from the woodcutting gang belonging to the Pentridge Stockade. The following particulars are appended to the proclamation of the reward; - “Thomas McSorley is a native of Tyrone, in Ireland; 5ft 5½ inches high; swarthy. Has dark brown hair and grey eyes and is 28 years of age. He is a gardener. Marks – scars on left eye and left cheek, burn mark outside right arm, lower part, scars on tip of right forefinger and the first joint of the second finger of the right hand; blue mark inside of left arm, lower part. Scar on the palm of left hand near the wrist; large boil mark under the right side of the breast; large boil mark above the navel; boil mark on the cap of the right knee outside, two burn marks below the left knee outside, cut inside left shin. He arrived in Adelaide, 1853, on board the ship California and was convicted at Ballarat on the 21st July 1855, of wounding with intent. Further particulars – He was transported from Ireland in 1845 to V.D.L. [Van Diemen’s Land (Tasmania)], and also in the police force at Ballaarat or Castlemaine, and shot a man for not showing his license, for which he received a sentence of three or six months. He has since been living at Mr. Dewey’s, farmer, about nine miles from Port Fairy, next to Mr. McGuire’s station, and is supposed to have gone there again. When last seen he was in the vicinity of the Caledonian gold-fields” (The Argus)
March 12 1856 HEFFILL-BURGESS. [Married] On the 11th inst., at St. Paul’s Church [Melbourne], by special license, John William Heffill, of London, to Hannah, youngest daughter of William Burgess, of Omagh, Ireland (The Argus)
April 2 1856 MISSING FRIENDS, MESSAGES, &C. Daniel Becket, or his sisters Margaret and Essy, from Tyrone, Ireland, will hear of their sister Ann Jane by addressing Post Office, Launceston [Tasmania] (The Argus)
April 5 1856 ALLEN. [Died] At Long Gully, Sandhurst, John Allen, son of the late William Allen, Drumkee, County Tyrone, Ireland, aged thirty- three years (Bendigo Advertiser)
September 19 1856

BELL. [Died] On the 17th April, at the residence of his mother, Acheson, third son of the late James Bell, Esquire, of Legaroe, county Tyrone, Ireland, and brother of Mr. Richardson Bell, of this town [Portland] (Portland Guardian & Normanby General Advertiser)

[Richardson Bell died 1857, aged 37 years. Parents: James Bell & Mary unknown (VRBMD)]

September 20 1856

JAMIESON-PATTERSON. [Married] On the 18th inst., at St. Kilda, by special license, by the Rev. J. S. Waugh, Wesleyan Minister, Mr. James Jamieson, to Mrs. Mary Jane Patterson, relict of the late Mr. James Patterson, and daughter of Mr. Geo. Keys, of Dandenong and both from the county Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)

[Mary Jane was born Tirkernaghan, Donagheady parish, Co. Tyrone; Parents: George Keys & Margaret (nee Jeffrey}]

October 7 1856

SHORT. [Died] On the 6th inst., at the Australian Hotel, Bourke-street west [Melbourne], Ann Short, sister of Hugh Short, county of Tyrone, Ireland, aged 40 years (The Argus)

[Parents: James Short & Isabella McCrossen (VRBMD)]

February 10 1857

MORROW. [Died] On the 9th inst., Mr. David Morrow, aged 33 years, late of Dungannon, county Tyrone, Ireland, deeply regretted by a numerous circle of friends (The Argus)

[Parents: James Morrow & Isabella McCurdy (VRBMD)]

February 13 1857 WILLIAM SIMMONS, late of Moygashell, county Tyrone, Ireland, wants to know where his brother Frederick is. (The Argus)
February 20 1857

BOYCE-CROOKS. [Married] On the 19th inst., at St. James' Cathedral [Melbourne], Miss Margaret Boyce, eldest daughter of Mr. George Boyce, Armagh, Ireland, to Mr. John Crooks, of Cook's Town, Ireland, now of Upper Yarra Hotel, Templestowe, near Melbourne (The Argus)

[John died 1865 aged 40 years; father’s name given as John Crooks (VRBMD)]

April 2 1857


In the matter of the goods of ROBERT IRWIN, formerly of Bomackatell, in the county of Tyrone, but late of Melbourne, in the colony of Victoria, bachelor, deceased, intestate...........Letters of administration issued to John Irwin, of Gisbourne, in the colony of Victoria, the attorney duly constituted of Charles Irwin, the natural and lawful father and next of kin, and administrator in Ireland of the said deceased (The Age)

May 29 1857

HOLLAND (MACKLIN). [Died] On the 27th inst., at the Globe Inn, Melbourne, after a protracted illness, Margaret, the beloved wife of Mr. John Holland, and daughter of Mr. Andrew Macklin, Newtownstewart, Ireland (The Argus)

[Father: Andrew Macklin; Mother unknown, aged 29 years (VRBMD)]

July 31 1857 BUTLER-DUFF. [Married] On the 10th July, 1857, in the arbour of the Orville Hotel, near Castlemaine, by the Rev. – Smith, Roman Catholic Priest, Henry Butler, of Broadmaston, England, to Bridget Duff, of County Tyrone, Ireland (Mount Alexander Mail)
August 1 1857 JAMES KELLY, from the North of Ireland, near Cookstown, Dunamore, wishes to hear of cousin Barney Kelly, and Francis McKenna; write to Charles McIntyre, Vine-street Brewery, Sandhurst (The Argus)
August 4 1857 McCONNELL-PRICE. [Married] On the 1st inst., by the Rev. Mr. Hamilton, Napier Street, Collingwood [Melbourne], Mr. James McConnell to Miss Elizabeth Price, both late of Dungannon, Ireland. Home papers please copy (The Argus)
August 27 1857 JAMES STEVENSON, from Annahavil, county Tyrone, Ireland – James H. Scott, from Bloom-hill, is anxious to know your place of residence. Address General Post Office, Melbourne (The Argus)
September 11 1857 JOSEPH MONTEITH, late of Lisnacloon, Tyrone is earnestly requested to write to his brother Robert, who has arrived in Melbourne. Address No. 4, Church-lane, Collins-street west, Melbourne. (The Argus)
September 14 1857

McNULTY. [Died] On the 11th July, at the British American Hotel, Mount Korong, John McNulty, aged thirty-one years; native county Tyrone, Ireland. New York papers please copy (The Argus)

[Death not registered]

October 8 1857 JOHN GEDDES and HUGH McGOWAN, from near Cookstown, your friend Robert Geddes is anxious to hear from you. Address W. O. Webster, 287 Victoria-parade, Melbourne (The Argus)
February 10 1858 ROLLSTONE-HICKEY. [Married] On the 5th inst., by special licence, at the United Presbyterian Church, Collins-street [Melbourne], by the Rev. A. M. Ramsay, Fanny, daughter of Mr. Nicholas Hickey, to Robert Rollstone, Esq., late of Strabane, Ireland (The Argus)
March 5 1858 BELL-DONNEGHYHUE. [Married] On the 5th inst., at Castlemaine, by the Rev. J. Barlow, Mr. Geo. Bell, second son of H. Bell, Esq., Sally Park, Drumcondia, Co. Dublin, to Ann, eldest daughter of Charles Donneghyhue, Esq., formerly of Grenville, Cooktown (sic), Co. Tyrone, Ireland (Mount Alexander Mail)
April 15 1858 JOHNSON-YOUNG. [Married] On the 10th inst., by license, at Ballaarat, by the Rev. John Potter, B. K. Johnson, Esq., surgeon, of Creswick, to Letitia Emily, eldest daughter of William Young, Esq., of River View House, near Dungannon, county Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)
April 15 1858

HUGHES (WHYTE). [Died] On the 5th inst., at Sandhurst [Bendigo], Margaret Serena Whyte, wife of Thomas Hughes, and daughter of Humphrey Whyte, Esq., leather merchant, Newtown Stewart, County Tyrone, Ireland. (Bendigo Advertiser)

[Died aged 24 years (VRBMD)]

April 28 1858

THOMSON-BORLAND. [Married] On the 27th inst, at 63 Napier Street, Collingwood, Melbourne, by the Rev. Dr. Cairns, Mr. James Thomson, Kangaroo Ground, to Sarah, third daughter of the late Mr. Archibald Borland, Strabane, Ireland (The Argus)

FISHER-BORLAND. Also, at the same time and place, by the Rev. Dr. Cairns, Mr. William Wallace Fisher, late of Rothsay, Scotland, to Rebecca, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Archibald Borland, Strabane, Ireland (The Argus)

May 19 1858 MATHEW McANNLY. If this should meet the eye of Mathew McAnlly, baker, formerly of Cookstown, county Tyrone, Ireland, John Charles would wish to see him at the office of this paper on Tuesday or Wednesday, at 10 o’clock (The Argus)
June 5 1858

BURNS. [Died] On the 4th inst., at his residence, 186 Elizabeth Street [Melbourne], Mr. George Burns, formerly of Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland, in the 66th year of his age (The Argus)

Parents: Henry Burns & Julia unknown [VRBMD]

July 2 1858 BENNETT. [Died] March 22, at Kyneton, Victoria, Australia, Jane, widow of the late Rev. David Bennett, minister of the First Presbyterian Church, Dungannon (Londonderry Sentinel)
August 14 1858

INQUEST: On the 7th an inquest was held at Kangaroo Flat on the body of John Barton, a drayman [about 18 years of age], native of County Tyrone, Ireland, where the jury returned a verdict that he died in consequence of severe injuries received on his head and chest, caused by a dray which he was driving having accidentally upset and fallen upon him (Bendigo Advertiser)

Parents: William Barton & Catherine unknown [VRBDM]

December 15 1858

WARBURTON-MARSHALL. [Married] On the 9th inst., at Christ's Church, St. Kilda, W. Jas. Warburton, late of Charlemont, County Armagh, Ireland, to Isabella, eldest daughter of the late Edward Marshall, of Moy, County Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)

[Isabella died 1896 aged 57 years. Parents: Edward Marshall & Isabel Sims (VRBMD)]

March 28 1859 JOHN SHUTER HOLMES, Burnehill House, county Tyrone, Ireland, and recently of Ballarat, is requested to call immediately on the undersigned, who wishes to communicate intelligence from home. J. J. McCormick, solicitor, 83 Elizabeth Street [Melbourne] (The Argus)
April 27 1859

McINTYRE. [Died] On the 25th inst., at Water-tank Cottage, the residence of Mr. Samuel McClure, Lonsdale-street west [Melbourne], Mr. Archibald McIntyre, third son of Mr. John McIntyre, County Tyrone, Ireland, aged 26 years.

The Friends of the late Mr Archibald McIntyre are respectfully invited to follow his remains the place of interment, the New Cemetery. The funeral to move from the residence of Mr. Samuel McClure, Water-tank Cottage, Lonsdale-street, west, between Queen and William streets, this day, Wednesday, April 27, 1859, at 3 o’clock p.m. John Daley, undertaker, corner La Trobe and Spring streets, Melbourne (The Argus)

[Parents: John McIntyre & Susan Donnelly (VRBMD)]

May 5 1859 McCREA. [Birth] On the 16th January, at Grange House, Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland, the wife of James McCrea, Esq., M. D., [Assistant Colonial Surgeon, Bendigo, Victoria] of a son (The Argus)
June 8 1859 MAXWELL-McCONKEY. [Married] On the 3rd inst., at Chalmers' Church, Melbourne, by the Rev. Adam Cairns, D.D., William Henry, second son of the late William Henry Maxwell, Esq., Lieutenant of H. M. 72nd Highlanders, to Margaret Sophia, eldest daughter of the late William McConkey, Esq., M. D., both of Omagh, county Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)
June 8 1859 MAXWELL-McCONKEY. [Married] On the 3rd inst., at Chalmers' Church, Melbourne, by the Rev. Adam Cairns, D. D., Thomas, youngest son of the late William Henry Maxwell, Esq., Lieutenant of H. M. 72nd Highlanders, to ELLEN, second daughter of the late William McConkey, Esq., M. D., both of Omagh, county Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)
June 23 1859 WILLIAM ALEXANDER BROWN, Coagh, Tyrone, Ireland – call at 157 Little Lonsdale-street. Important news for you. (The Argus)
July 4 1859 BRADY-McCUTCHEON. [Married] On the 2nd instant, at St. Paul’s Church, Geelong, by the Rev. H. E. Windle, Mr. Alfred B. Brady, Murgheboluc, to Sarah Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. John McCutcheon, Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland (Geelong Advertiser)
July 30 1859 If this should meet the eye of ANDREW STEWART, late of the county Tyrone, Ireland, he will be pleased to send his address to Mr. Hugh Short, Australian Hotel, No. 62 Bourke-street, Melbourne for his brother Scott Stewart, immediate (The Argus)
August 15 1859 JAMES CUNNINGHAM, late of Buninyong Trail Saw Mills, - please come down to Melbourne to meet your brother William Cunningham, late of Inisatieve, Carrickmore; he is in Michael Gamon’s 217 Swanston-street, Melbourne (The Age)
October 5 1859

MASON. [Died] On the 1st inst, at 2 Little Church-street, Melbourne, John Henry (native of Adelaide), aged 5½ years, youngest son of Mr. John Mason, late of Stewartstown, county Tyrone, Ireland. Home papers please copy (The Age)

[Parents: John Mason & Mary Anderson (VRBMD)]

November 17 1859 NEALE-MOLLOY. [Married] On the 22nd ult., at St. James' Cathedral, by the Very Reverend the Dean of Melbourne, Sarah Elizabeth, only daughter of the late John Neale, Esq., of Burris-in-Ossory, Ireland, to James Charles Molloy, of this City [Melbourne], formerly of Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)
November 18 1859 If this should meet the eye of William Fraizier, son of John Fraizier, county Tyrone, Ireland, he will hear of his brother Alexander by writing to Black & Co., High-street, Sandhurst (The Argus)
December 17 1859 McCUTCHEON-McCUTCHEON. [Married] On the 10th inst., in St. Kilda Wesleyan Church, by the Rev. W. P. Wells, Mr. James McCutcheon, North Melbourne, to Margaret, second daughter of Mr. John McCutcheon, Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)
March 12 1860

SPENCER. [Died] On March 9th, at his residence in Spring-street, [Melbourne] Mr. George Spencer, late of Stewartstown, County Tyrone, Ireland (Geelong Advertiser)

[Born Co. Armagh; Parents: Henry Spencer & Mary Sinclair , aged 57 years (VRBDM)]

March 26 1860

COBAIN. [Died] On the 23rd inst., at Boroondara, near Melbourne, Johnson, son of John Cobain, late of Aughnacloy, Tyrone, Ireland, aged 23. Home papers please copy (The Argus)

[Parents: John Cobain & Maria unknown (VRBMD)]

June 1 1860 INTELLIGENCE respecting the SON and DAUGHTER of George and Margaret Maxwell, formerly of the parish of Fintner [Fintona], County Tyrone, Ireland, will be thankfully received by W. E. Morris, Bishop’s Registry, Melbourne (The Argus)
July 4 1860 JAMES REA. Any information of James Rea, from Aughnacloy, county Tyrone, Ireland, who was living at Mr. Bagnall’s , Beechworth, Ovens, two years since, will be thankfully received by letter, addressed to Mr. John Curry, Searlen, near Kiama, New South Wales (The Argus)
July 14 1860

CAVANAGH. [Died] On the 11th inst., John Cavanagh, aged 39 years, late of Auchnacloyd (sic), Ireland, of Laryngitis. (The Star)

[Parents’ names unknown (VRBMD)]

August 13 1860 RAY-WARNOCK. [Married] On the 9th inst., at the residence of Mr. James Warnock, merchant, Maldon, by the Rev. William Woodall, Wesleyan minister, Mr. James Ray, draper, Castlemaine, youngest son of the late Matthew Ray, Esq., Ardstraw, County Tyrone, Ireland, to Mary, eldest daughter of Hugh Warnock, Esq., Rahony, County Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)
August 24 1860

WRAY. [Died] May 23, at Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia, aged 27 years, Mr. Thomas Wray, Hargreaves Street, of the firm of Wray Brothers and Company, Barker Street, formerly of Messrs. McArthur and Company, Londonderry, and brother to Mr. John Wray, Ardstraw, county Tyrone, Ireland (Londonderry Sentinel)

[Parents: Mathew Ray & Fanny Fitzgerald (VRBMD)]

September 22 1860

DEATH OF A SUCCESSFUL DIGGER – How quietly and successfully some of our miners are carrying on mining operations in this district appeared this week after the death of a digger, who had for some time, lived on Cabbage Tree Hill, and who died on the 15th inst., at Mr. Quin’s residence, Cabbage Tree Flat, whilst sitting in a chair. The particulars of the case have been stated to us as follows: - Francis McElhone, a native of Cookstown, parish of Kildress, county Tyrone, Ireland, a miner, had been for some time complaining of pain in his bowels and casual attacks of dysentery. He was advised to send for a doctor, but declined. On Friday or Saturday, one of his neighbours told him that it would be better for him to go to the Ballarat Hospital. He replied that it was too late. On Saturday last, he paid a visit to Mr. Quin, the owner of the brewery at Cabbage Tree Flat. McElhone took possession of a chair close to the fire, and placed his head between his hands – a position in which he had been observed sitting some time previously, and which, therefore, did not create particular attention. One or two other visitors dropped in, who enquired after McElhone. Mr. Quinn, pointing to the chair, replied “There he is!” On their approach they could not get any answer from the occupant of the chair, and found that life was extinct. There was no inquest held, and deceased was buried the following Monday, the funeral being respectably attended. It was known in the neighbourhood that not only must McElhone be in possession of some money, but also there was in existence a promissory note for £150 which he had lent a friend a few months ago. Search was soon made, and there found planted under the fireplace, and different parts of the tent, £500 in two bank deposit receipts, one promissory note of £40, and another of £30; also twelve nuggets of different sizes, and £11 in bank notes. The promissory note for £150 did not then make its appearance, but on shaking the bedtick the following day it fell out. After diligent search a gold watch and two large nuggets, which were known to be in possession of deceased, were not discovered. [We have since heard that deceased died of disease of the heart] Creswick Advertiser (The Star)

[Parents: John McElhone & Bridget Maher (VRBDM)]

September 26 1860 COLHOUN-WILLIAMS. [Married] On the 6th inst., by the Rev. D. J. Draper, in the Wesleyan Church, St. Kilda, Mr. John Colhoun, eldest son of Mr. Arthur Colhoun, Oakleigh, late Co. Tyrone, Ireland, to Anna Williams, eldest daughter of Mr. John Williams, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal, Ireland (The Argus)
December 14 1860

SPITTAL (WILSON). [Died] On the 20th of September last, at Streth, Castlemaine, Australia, in child birth, Margaret, wife of F. C. Spittal, N. B., and youngest daughter of the late James Wilson, of Gortmore, Omagh, formerly Clerk of the Crown for county Tyrone (Londonderry Sentinel)

[Parents James Wilson & Margaret unknown (VRBMD)]

December 24 1860 JONES-BURNS. [Married] On the 18th inst., at St. Thomas' Church, Essendon [Melbourne], by the Rev. Edward Puckle, Samuel Jones, of Flemington, to Mary Brisbane Burns, youngest daughter of Mr. Thomas Burns, of Cookstown, county Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)
January 5 1861

MENAGH-DARLING. [Married] On the 1st inst., at Meredith, by the Rev. G. J. Russell, of Buninyong, Mr. John Wilson Menagh, late of Tyrone, Ireland, to Ellen, third daughter of Mr. Edward Darling, late of Athboy, county Meath, Ireland. Home papers please copy (The Argus)

[John died 1897 aged 63 years. Parents: John Menagh & Annie Wilson (VRBMD)]

March 4 1861 STEELE-FULLERTON. [Married] On the 27th ult., in the Presbyterian Church, Maldon, by the Rev. Alexander Robb, Mr. James T. Steele, son of the late Rev. James Steele, D. D., Stranorlar, county Donegal, Ireland, to Maggy, second daughter of the late Robert Fullerton, Esq., Gortanigan, county Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)
April 6 1861

McGOWAN-GIBSON. [Married] On the 5th instant, by the Rev. Andrew Love, at the residence of the bride’s brothers, Messrs B. and J. Gibson, merchants, Geelong, Maria, third daughter of James Gibson, Esq., Ballynney, county Derry, Ireland, to Samuel McGowan, Esq., son of the Rev. John McGowan, Orritor, county Tyrone, Ireland. (Geelong Advertiser)

[Samuel died 1884 aged 54 years. Parents: John Geddes McGowan & Mary Sim Glasgow (VRBMD)]

May 24 1861

POPE-MORROW. [Married] On the 14th inst., at St. Mark's Church [Fitzroy], by the Rev. R. B. Barlow, Robert Walmesley Pope, Esq., Carlton, to Isabel Ashinhurst, eldest daughter of James Morrow, Esq., formerly of Dungannon, Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)

[Isabel died 1884 aged 48 years. Parents: father unknown & Marianne Monahan (VRBMD]

July 5 1861 ROBINSON-BROWN. [Married] March 13, at Warrnambool [Victoria], Australia, by the Rev. Mr. Abernethy, Mr. James Robinson, formerly of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, to Jane Elizabeth, only daughter of the late Mr. John Brown, of Dungannon (Londonderry Sentinel)
November 22 1861 SMYTH-BURWOOD. [Married] On the 31st of October, at All Saints' Church [Bendigo], by the Rev. W. R. Croxton, Charles William, fourth son of John Smyth, Mullbrook, Newtownstewart, County Tyrone, Ireland, to Susanna Sarah, the only daughter of Robert Burwood, London (Bendigo Advertiser)
November 30 1861



King, the sole survivor of the gallant party which left Cooper’s Creek, in company with Burke, and the only man now alive who has crossed the continent of Australia, is 28 years of age and was born at Moy, a small town in Tyrone, Ireland. When between 14 or 15 years of age, he joined the 70th regiment of foot, and for several years served in Hindostan. He assisted in suppressing the Indian mutiny, and was subsequently invalided. He was engaged by Mr. Landells to assist in bringing the camels from Kurrachee, and shortly his arrival in Melbourne joined the Exploring Expedition. It is somewhat remarkable that his state of health before leaving town was so delicate that Mr. Burke wished him to leave the party, and yet he managed to survive three men all of whom were, on starting in most robust health.

Our hero, who was escorted from Cooper’s Creek by Messrs. Phillips and Welch, members of Mr. Howitt’s contingent party, was very warmly received at Swan Hill, which he reached on the 21st inst., and in answer to an address presented by the inhabitants, made the following reply, which it will be seen disproves the report that Gray received a sound thrashing shortly before his death: -

“Swan Hill, Nov. 21st 1861

To the inhabitants of Swan Hill – Ladies and Gentleman – I return you my sincere thanks for the mark of respect shown me on my arrival here. It is the first public welcome I have received since my return to civilization, and one I shall never forget, and which will always be dear to me. The name of Swan Hill has often been repeated by my noble and lamented leader, MR. BURKE. Often has it been our conversation. The kind reception

The members of our party received when passing through here has never been forgotten. Charles Gray, one of the inhabitants of Swan Hill, and one of the little band that crossed the continent, was the first who suffered and the first that fell. I, as the only survivor of that little band, consider it my duty to give a true and just statement of his conduct. He proved himself a very useful man on many occasions, but it seems he is condemned for misconduct. The fact was, he had charge of the stores, and the issuing of them, and on one occasion was found thieving for which Mr. Burke chastised him by giving him several slaps on the head, and not a sound thrashing, as Mr. Wills states. I was present at the time of his being chastised, and Mr. Wills was not. I am happy however, to state that afterwards as we were returning, whilst Gray was very sick, Mr. Burke tried to cheer him up by telling him not to think of what had passed, for he forgave him all he had done. He accompanied us to within of fifteen miles of Cooper’s Creek. Several days previous we had to strap him on the camel, as he was unable to sit up. He died from exhaustion and fatigue. We remained that day to bury him, which was done in a Christian manner. He expressed a wish that Mr. Wills, or the survivor, whoever he might be, would, in the case of his death, request Mr. Foster, superintendent of police, Swan Hill, to dispose of his effects in the manner he had mentioned before his departure. I was the next to Gray to suffer from pains and weakness in the limbs, which convinced me that Gray was not shamming; and afterwards Mr. Burke suffered from the same complaint, and mentioned shortly before their death that poor Gray must have been really suffering. I have only once more to return my sincere thanks to the inhabitants of Swan Hill for their kind reception during our short stay here before our departure, and their friendly welcome to me, the only survivor, on my return. (signed) JOHN KING”

At Sandhurst and Castlemaine King received enthusiastic welcomes; and on his arrival in Melbourne, on the 25th inst., by train that reached Spencer street at 6 o’clock p.m., a most extraordinary scene occurred. Several thousand persons had assembled to greet him, and it was with the greatest difficulty that he could be conveyed to the Government offices, where he was introduced to the Governor and Mayor of Melbourne, after which he was conveyed by his sister to her residence at St. Kilda. Since then he has remained in strict seclusion as he was so much pained by the article to which we have elsewhere alluded that it was deemed advisable to keep him out of reach of any additional excitement (Bell’s Life in Victoria and Sporting Chronicle)

[Parents: Henry King & Ellen Orn (VRBMD)]

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December 4 1861

DAVISON. [Died] On the 3rd inst., at his residence, Sir John Franklin Hotel, Collingwood, John Davison, a native of Dungannon, Ireland, aged forty-one years. Home papers please copy (The Argus)

[Parents: Robert Davison & Margaret unknown (VRBMD)]

February 1 1862

CHRISTIE-SMITH. [Married] On the 30th ult., at the United Presbyterian Church, Fitzroy [Melbourne], by the Rev. R. Hamilton, George F. Christie, Esq., of Kelvin Grove, Upper Plenty, to Mary Ann Smith, of Preston, formerly of County Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)

[Mary Ann died 1870 aged 38 years. Parents: Mathew Smith & unknown Gordon (VRBMD)]

April 5 1862 TURNER-FORREST. [Married] On the 31st ult., at Wickliffe Church, Learmonth, George E. Turner, storekeeper, to Miss Mary Forrest, third daughter of William and Elizabeth Forrest, of Stewart’s Town, county Tyrone, Ireland. (The Argus)
April 9 1862 JUDICIAL AND LAW NOTICES In the SUPREME COURT of the COLONY of VICTORIA; in its Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction: - In the goods of RICHARDSON BELL, late of Portland, in the Colony of Victoria, gentleman, deceased – Letters of administration for the goods, chattels, credits, and effects of the above-named Richardson Bell be granted to Joseph Liddle of Melbourne, in the colony of Victoria, one of the duly constituted attorneys of Mary Bell, of Legaroe in the County of Tyrone, Ireland, widow, and of John Bell, of Legaroe, the mother and eldest brother of deceased. Dated the seventh day of April, A.D. 1862 (The Argus)
July 23 1862 McGURK-BOURKE. [Married] On the 17th instant, at California Gully, Mr. James McGurk, Tyrone, Ireland, to Mary, only daughter of R. Bourke, Esq., Clare, County Clare, Ireland. (Bendigo Advertiser)
July 25 1862

KEIGHTLEY. [Died] On the 13th May, at Brunswick, Mr. John Keightley, late of Cookstown, County Tyrone (The Argus)

[Died aged 42 years. Parents: Stewart Keightly & Hannah Richardson (VRBMD)]

October 21 1862

WILSON. [Died] on the 19th October, at her residence, Lyons-street, Ballarat, in her 54th year, Mary, relict of the late Robert Wilson, C. E., county Tyrone, Ireland. Funeral to take place at 10.30 on this day (Tuesday). Friends please accept the invitation

ALFRED MARSHALL, Undertaker Next O’Meara’s Limerick Castle Hotel (The Star)

[Born Co. Louth. Parents’ names unknown {VRBMD)]

Oct 25 1862 WILSON. [Died] On the 19th inst., at her residence, Lyons-street, Ballarat, in her 54th year, Mary, relict of the late Robert Wilson, C. E., County Tyrone, Ireland, and mother of James Wilson, Railway department, Geelong (Geelong Advertiser & Intelligencer)
December 8 1862

SCOTT. [Died] On the 7th December, William Scott, aged 25 years, late County Tyrone, of fever (The Star)

[Parents’ names unknown (VRBDM)]

February 17 1863 PURYER-WILSON. [Married] On the 16th February, at Christ Church [Ballarat], by the Rev. John Potter, Philip Puryer, second son of Robert Puryer, licensed victualler, London, to Isabella, third daughter of the Rev. Robert Wilson, Wesleyan Minister, Omagh, Tyrone, Ireland (The Star)
February 27 1863 SCOTT. [Died] December 7, at Ballarat, Australia, of fever, Mr. William Scott, aged 25 years, son of Robert Scott, Esq., Knockmoyle, Omagh (Londonderry Sentinel)
March 20 1863

JOHNSTON-ROGERS. [Married] On the 10th inst, at Kyneton, by the Rev. G. O. Vance, Arthur Johnston, general storekeeper, of Woodend, son of the late James Johnston, of Drumquin, County Tyrone, Ireland, to Matilda, fourth daughter of John Rogers, of the aforenamed place, and sister to William Rogers, of Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo, and George Rogers, of Dunedin, New Zealand (The Argus)

[Arthur died 1868 aged 37 years. Parents: James Johnston & Sarah unknown. (Widow Matilda (born Tyrone) remarried 1872, Tyrone born James Sproule (VRBMD)]

April 23 1863

RUTHERFORD. {Died] On the 21st inst., at her residence, Abbotsford-street, Hotham [North Melbourne], Mrs. Ellen Rutherford, formerly of Cookstown, county Tyrone, Ireland, aged 72 years (The Argus)

[Parents: James Hamilton & unknown Older [VRBMD])

May 25 1863

CORNELL-McCUTCHEON. {Married] On the 23rd ult., by the Rev. D. J. Draper, Mr. Edward Cornell, of Madeline-street [Carlton], son of the late Mr. Charles Cornell, of Rochester, Kent, England, to Catherine, daughter of Mr. John McCutcheon, Sen., of 66 Lygon-street [Carlton], late of Omagh, county Tyrone, Ireland. No cards sent (The Argus)

[Catherine died 1877 aged 42 years. Parents: John McCutcheon & Margaret Bothwell (VRBMD)]

May 25 1863 McCUTCHEON-LITTLE.[ Married] On the 30th April, by the Rev. D. J. Draper, Mr. John McCutcheon, (of Carlton) formerly of Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland, to Sophia, daughter of the late Mr. William Little, County Monaghan, Ireland (The Argus)
June 23 1863

WOOD-CHARLES. [Married] On the 15th June, at Skipton, by the Rev. T. W. Whan, Mitchel Wood, Esq., of Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland, to Miss Margaret Charles, only daughter of the late Alexander Charles, shipowner, Greenock, Scotland. Home papers please copy (The Star)

[Mitchel died 1868 aged 30 years. Parents: Charles Wood & mother unknown(VRBMD)]

August 25 1863 WARBY-BULLOCK. [Married] On the 6th inst., at the residence of the bride’s aunt, Campbellfield, N. S. W.[New South Wales], by the Rev. W. Magee, John W. Warby, of Moorfields, Campbelltown, N.S.W., to Isabella, fourth daughter of Abel Bullock, of Cecil, Co. Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)
October 13 1863 GIBSON-MACLEAN. [Married] October 7, at 11 Bellevue-terrace, Edinburgh, by the Rev. John Bruce, D. D., the Rev. James Gibson, A.M., Strabane, to Hannah, only daughter of Malcolm Maclean, Esq., of Strathallan, Victoria, Australia (Londonderry Sentinel)
October 30 1863

BARDIN. [Died] August 17, at Brunswick, near Melbourne, Edmond William Johnson Bardin, of Emerald Downs, Queensland, youngest son of the late Rev. Charles Bardin, D. D., many years Rector of Derryloran, Cookstown, Diocese of Armagh (Londonderry Sentinel)

[Parents: Charles Peter Bardin & Julia Helena Hodgkinson (VRBMD)]

November 20 1863

MEADEN-BULLOCK. [Married] On the 17th inst., at St. Mark’s, Fitzroy [Melbourne], by the Rev. R. B. Barlow, J. W. Meaden, 178 and 180, Wellington-street, Collingwood, to Mary, fifth daughter of Mr. Abel Bullock, Cecil, Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)

[Mary died 1898 aged 57 years. Parents: Abel Bullock & Jane Duncan (VRBDM)]

December 17 1863

SUFFREN-FENTON. [Married] On the 16th December, by the Rev. Wm. Sutton, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. J. Suffren, of St John, N. B., late of Williamstown, Victoria, to Miss Elizabeth Fenton, daughter of John Fenton, Esq., of Ballarat, formerly of St. John, N. B., and Strabane, Ireland. No cards. Home papers please copy. (The Star)

Elizabeth died 1878 aged 41 years. Parents John Fenton & Catherine Larkie (VRBMD)]

February 9 1864

NEWS AND NOTES – On Monday, at the Little Hard Hills, Dr. Clendinning held an inquest on the body of WILLIAM JOHN LOWRY, whose death, according to the evidence and verdict of the jury, took place on the previous day, at Mr. Hopton’s residence, at the Little Hard Hills, near Buninyong, and was caused by serious apoplexy of the brain, brought on by his habits of extreme intemperance. Abney Windsor Hopton, miner, deposed that he had known the deceased for about eight or nine years. He was aged 36 years, and was a native from Drumreagh, county of Tyrone, Ireland, and was the son of William and Isabella Lowry, of Dungannon. The deceased had been in the Royal Navy, subsequently had been in the water police at Williamstown [Victoria], and for the last eight years a miner. He had been a heavy drinker ever since witness had known him, and lived at the Little Hard Hills for four years. He had been suffering from the effects of intoxicating drinks for the last six months. On Thursday last the deceased came to witness’ place with his thumb dislocated and his whole body in an extremely nervous condition. He remained about witness’ house for a day or two, and seemed to be recovering. He went to bed about eight o’clock on Saturday evening, witness having previously given him six grains of blue pill. About ten o’clock, witness was roused by his wife telling him that the deceased had burst through the door. Witness rushed out and found him “in a most excited state of delirium tremens – calling out Fly! Fly! and other such words”. After much trouble and difficulty, for deceased was very violent, witness got him into the house. Witness procured assistance, but by midnight deceased became for furious and afterwards fell into a fit of convulsions. Witness then went to Buninyong for medical assistance, but on his way back with Mr. Rankin, surgeon, was informed that the deceased had died. William Friers, miner, deposed in corroboration. Whenever the deceased had money he would drink, and he was frequently intoxicated and violent. He died about a quarter to three o’clock on Sunday morning. Mr. W. B. Rankin, on Monday made a post mortem examination, and found the body rapidly decomposing, with a large quantity of bloody serum issuing from both nostrils, On removing the scalp, witness found it highly infiltrated with venous blood. The dura mater and the membranes were quite pale. The substance of the brain was quite soft, and easily broken down on pressure. The rest of the brain and viscera presented the usual morbid appearances (The Star)

[Parents: William Lowry & Alice unknown; aged 36 years (VRBMD)]

March 18 1864

FOX. [Died] On the 17th inst., at his residence, Britannia Inn, Queen-street, Melbourne, Mr. Patrick Fox. Tyrone papers, please copy (The Argus)

[Parents: Peter Fox & Bridget Teague, died aged 38 years (VRBMD)]

March 24 1864 JOHN and JAMES MAGILL, sons of Mr. William Magill, of Dunmore-house, Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland – should this meet their eyes, they will hear of an old friend by writing to J. H. G. Gray and Co., Beechworth. (The Argus)
March 26 1864 MORROW-FIELDING. [Married] On the 24th inst, at the residence of the bride's father, Richmond, by the Rev. J. G. Millard, John James, son of James Morrow, Esq., late of Dungannon, Ireland, to Martha, second daughter of Thomas Fielding, Esq., late of Manchester, England. No cards (The Argus)
April 26 1864

HALCRO. [Died] On the 31st January last, at Melbourne, Australia, a few days after his arrival in that country, Robert, son of the late Mr. James Halcro, Omagh (Londonderry Sentinel)

[Parents: James Halcro & Elizabeth Crosley (VRBMD)]

September 19 1864

DEVEY-BULLOCK. [Married] On the 15th inst., at St. John's Church, Melbourne, by the Rev. John Barlow, Augustus Frederick, eldest son of Adam Devey, Esq., late of London, to Christiana, eldest daughter of Robert Bullock, Esq., late of Strabane, county Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)

[Christiana’s parents: Robert Bullock & Rebecca J. Fitzgerald (VRBMD)]

September 20 1864

IN THE SUPREME COURT of the COLONY of VICTORIA: in its Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction. – In the goods of Francis McElhone otherwise McIlhone, otherwise Francis Michael Hone, or Francis Hone, late of Creswick, in the Colony of Victoria, Miner, Deceased. – ........Letters of Administration granted to Alexander Lewers, of Creswick, bank manager, the duly appointed attorney under power of Terence McElhone, or McIlhone of Corkhill, in the parish of Kildress, in the country of Tyrone, farmer and next of kin. Dated nineteenth day of September, 1864 (The Argus)

[See report of death September 22, 1860]

October 8 1864

DEATH OF SENIOR SERGEANT [THOMAS] SMYTH. – Bushranging has another victim this week, and another murder is added to the list of the crimes of [Mad Dog] Dan Morgan and crew. On a peaceful Sunday evening, not a month since, a murderous and, at the same time, most cowardly attack was made upon a party of police encamped for the night upon the Doodal Cooma run. We gave the particulars at the time reporting that Sergeant Smyth was wounded, and it was feared, dangerously. From that time until Thursday night, it was a life and death struggle for him, but on Thursday night, blood for the third time flowed from the wound, and in five minutes he was dead. Great sympathy is felt in the town for the loss of so good an officer. Great indignation is expresses at this addition to the catalogue of cold-blooded crimes. Within a few weeks, we have had to chronicle the death of young McClean at the Round Hill the recent death of Sergeant McGinnerty in the bush, and now we have to add that of Sergeant Smyth, shot down, like a dog, by either Morgan, or some of his villainous and trebly blooddied companions. And here, in passing, let us say a word, , that anyone that aids such a breaker of the law and such a disgrace to humanity with a night’s lodging, an hour’s shelter or a meal’s food is an accessory to the crimes of the evil spirit which has ruled dominant too long in our district. This may fall into the hands of some of whom the remarks may touch. Let them reflect, before the cry of more blood ascends to Heaven against them. It appears that Sergeant Smyth was only thirty years of age, a native of the County Tyrone, Ireland, and was previously a member of the Irish Constabulary, He had been about seven years in the colony, and had seen service in many places, in which the riots at Lambing Flat, in 1861, were no small feature. Either privately or officially, his loss will be felt (Albury Banner, Oct. 1) (The Leader)

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October 15 1864 THE FUNERAL OF MORGAN’S LAST VICTIM, - The funeral of Morgan’s last unfortunate victim, Sergeant [Thomas] Smyth, took place, on Saturday afternoon, at the Albury cemetery. A considerable number of persons followed the hearse to the place of burial. At three o’clock, the procession left the Albury police barracks, Mr. Superintendent McLerie giving the word of command for the police to fall in. The hearse was followed by members of the police force, the superintendent, together with the police magistrate, and Dr. Wilkinson, who was in attendance on the deceased, being immediately behind on horseback. A considerable number of the residents followed on horseback and on foot, as the deceased was much respected, and was generally looked upon as the most efficient officer on the force in this district. On arriving at the cemetery, the burial service of the Church of England was read at the grave by the Rev. M. B. Brownrigg in a highly impressive manner. The deceased, Sergeant Smyth, was thirty years of age, and was just about to be married. He was born in Tyrone County, Ireland. – Border Post, October 6 (The Leader)
October 24 1864 ROGERS. [Died] On the 24th July, at the residence of her father Matthew McDonnell, Esq., Cookstown, county Tyrone, Ireland, Isabella, wife of Mr. Dennis Rogers, and sister to Matthew McDonnell, Esq., Government Surveyor, Campbell’s Creek, Castlemaine (Mount Alexander Mail)
November 17 1864

BURNS-MORROW. [Married] On the 16th inst., at the Wesleyan Church, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, by the Rev. D. J. Draper, assisted by the Rev. J. G. Millard, the Rev. Edward Benson Burns, of Hamilton, to Mary Eliza Eleanor, youngest daughter of James Morrow, Esq., late of Dungannon, Ireland. No cards (The Argus)

[Mary died 1881 aged 37 years. Parents: James Morrow & Mary Ann Monahan (VRBMD)

November 28 1864

GRAY-DAVISON. [Married] On the 21st inst., by special license, at St. Peter's Church [Melbourne], by the Rev. H. H. P. Handfield, William, eldest son of Mr. John Gray, of Tyrone, Ireland, to Mary Anne, eldest daughter of the late Mr. John Davison, Tyrone, Ireland. No cards (The Argus)

[William died 1880 aged 40 years. Parents John Gray & Jane Breen. Mary Anne died 1872 aged 29 years. Parents John Davison & Eliza St. Clair (VRBMD)]

December 8 1864

DEVEY (BULLOCK). [Died] On the 2nd inst., at Sandridge [Port Melbourne], Christianna, the wife of Augustus Frederick Devey, aged twenty-eight years (The Argus)

[Christianna [nee Bullock],(formerly of Strabane) married Sept. 15 1864, Augustus F. Devey] (see above)

December 17 1864 BALL-ROBINSON. [Married] On the 3rd inst., at Dunedin [New Zealand], by the Rev. Mr. Granger, W. Oram, third son of the late James Creighton Ball, Esq., Co. Tyrone, Ireland, to Eliza, second daughter of the late Robert Robinson, Esq., of Geelong, Victoria. No cards (The Argus)
May 5 1865

MAGEE. [Died] On the 5th May, at Ballarat, John Magee, aged 67 years, native of Tyrone, Ireland (The Star)

[Parents: Daniel Magee & Mary unknown (VRBMD)]

May 16 1865 GRAY-KENNEDY. [Married] On the 4th May, by the Rev. Mr. MacGregor, St. Andrew’s Church, Melbourne, James Gray, Belfast, to Sarah Kennedy, fifth daughter of William Kennedy, Tyrone. Both of Ireland. (Ovens and Murray Advertiser)
June 15 1865 KELLY-McGLINN. [Married] On the 8th June, at the Catholic Church, Kyneton, by the Rev. Father Geoghegan, Michael Kelly, of Kyneton, formerly of Libby, County Derry, Ireland to Ellen McGlinn, daughter of Mr. Hugh McGlinn, of Mullinabreen, county Tyrone, Ireland (Kyneton Observer)
July 1 1865

BARWICK-McIVOR. [Married] At St. Patrick's Cathedral [Melbourne], by the Rev. Henry England, Mr. W. P. Barwick, of Yorkshire, England, to Margaret Emily, second daughter of Mr. James McIvor, Moy, county Tyrone. No cards (The Argus)

[Margaret died 1868 aged 25 years. Parents: James McIver & Rosa McCann (VRBMD)]

August 19 1865 WALLACE-MONTEITH. [Married] On the 10th inst., at Melbourne, by the Rev. J. Caldwell, James Andrew Wallace, Renfrew, Scotland, to Matilda [Martha] Jane, only daughter of the late William Monteith, Esq., Tyrone, Ireland (The Argus)
September 30 1865 JACKSON. If should this meet the eye of Archibald Jackson, late of Aughnacloy, county Tyrone, Ireland, last address, Pleasant Creek, Victoria – -please communicate with James Watson, Brisbane-street, Launceston, Tasmania, and you will hear of something to your advantage. (The Australasian)
December 23 1865 SHILLINGTON-BELL. [Married] On the 25th November, at Christ Church, Ballarat, by the Rev. --- Loyd, James Shillington, late of County Tyrone, to Eliza Bell, late of County Fermanagh, Ireland (The Star)