Patrick Hanrahan, the Elder
b. 1784, d. 30 November 1858
Patrick Hanrahan circa 1855
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Patrick Hanrahan, the Elder, was born in 1784 in Loughrea.1,2,3,4,5
Patrick Hanrahan, the Elder, and Euphemia Young
were married on 15 April 1816 at Christ Church in Castlereagh. C of E||The marriage took place, by law, according to the rites of the Church of England even though both bride and groom were Catholic.6,2
He and Catherine Hogan
were married on 15 January 1851 in Hartley.3,7
Patrick Hanrahan, the Elder, emigrated on 30 May 1802 from Cork, England. SS "Atlas 2"2
He immigrated on 30 October 1802 to Sydney, NSW, Australia. SS "Atlas 2"2,8,9
He lived in NSW, Australia, in 1820.10
He lived in Ropes Creek, NSW, Australia, on 4 January 1822.11
He and Catherine Hogan
lived and worked as a landholder at Woodford in Melville, NSW, in November 1828. Catherine Hogan had left her three-month-old daughter (Mary Ann) at Melville and had travelled to Sutton Forest.4
Involvement in crime
Patrick Hanrahan, the Elder, was tried on 25 March 1801 in Loughrea. He was convicted and sentenced to life. He was five feet four and a quarter inches tall, had a dark and ruddy complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes.2
- In July 1814 Patrick Hanrahan, the Elder, was a was employed as a labourer in building Cox's Road in Blue Mountains. road labourer||William Cox||They were engaged in building the first road over the Blue Mountains2,8
- Employed Martin Kirwan about 1823 at in Ropes Creek, NSW, Australia. Martin Kirwan was assigned to Patrick Hanrahan of Ropes Creek and Black Springs.12
- Employed Lawrence O'Neal on 1 June 1848 at in Black Springs, NSW. Patrick recorded in his diary that he had "discharged" Lawrence O'Neal.13
Patrick Hanrahan, the Elder, signed a will on 19 April 1857. No 4338||||14
He died on 30 November 1858 at age ~74 in Mount Pleasant. pulmonary disease||The informant for Patrick's Death Certificate was his step-son, Michael Burke (recorded as Michael Hanrahan).1,14,5
He was buried on 3 December 1858 at Old Black Springs Cemetery in Black Springs.1
He had his estate probated on 13 May 1859. ||estate valued at £400||Patrick's will specified that one sixth of his monies should go to Dennis, John, Patrick, Margaret Donnelly, Mary Ann Kessey and Ann Foran.
John was forgiven his debt of £15 while his other surviving sons who were close to him (Dennis, Patrick, Michael Burke and Phillip) and his son-in-law, James Donnelly, were left a fifth of the horse herd each. (One son, William Henry or James had predeceased him and another son James had always been associated with his first wife, Euphemia Young and her second partner Frederick Morgan.)
His wife, Catherine and unmarried daughters, Bridget and Sarah each recieved one or more specifically named horses (and their increase) and shared a third of his cattle.
Catherine was bequeathed the 30 acre farm, "Hillsbury", and its contents during her lifetime and it was then to go to Bridget. Bridget also got his bed and bedding.
In additon to the horses and cattle mentioned above, Sarah got 50 of the 105 acres at Black Springs (southern side of block) and 30 acres adjoining this land.
The other 55 acres at Black Springs went to Michael Burke. Phillip got 23 acres and one rood at "Swashfield". (While his other sons were not left land, Patrick had left them a sixth of his monies.)14
- [S338] Death Certificate, Patrick Hanrahan, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1858 No 176.
- [S464] "RR: Hanrahan-Young Descendants Chart", unknown author, to James Fleming (Sydney); Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
- [S465] "RR: Hogan-McMahon Descendants Chart", unknown author, to James Fleming (Sydney); Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
- [S952] Patrick Hanrahan, Nov 1828 Census NSW, NSW, Melville, Archives Office.
- [S974] Died, Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, 15 Dec 1858, p2.
- [S315] Marriage Certificate, Patrick Hanrahan and Euphemia Young, 15 April 1816, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. Vol 155 No 129.
- [S467] GM Cashman, Avoca, The Faith of the Pioneers, Black Springs: The Centenary Committee of the Church of St Vincent de Paul, 1988, p45.
- [S467] GM Cashman, Avoca, The Faith of the Pioneers, Black Springs: The Centenary Committee of the Church of St Vincent de Paul, 1988, p 7.
- [S970] Patrick Hanrahan, Convict Indent 1802 NSW: Hanrahan Patrick, (Kingswood NSW: NSW State Archives), Arrived 30 Oct 1802, Atlas 2. Master: Thomas Musgrave.
- [S374] Patrick Hanrahan, Memorial from Patrick Hanraghan to Gov. Lachlan Macquarie requesting finalisation of land grant, Kingswood: Archives Office of NSW, 1822, Fiche 3047 No 145.
- [S972] Colonial Secretary, L: Colonial Secretary - James Smithers, Kingswood: Archives Office of NSW, 4 Jan 1822.
- [S467] GM Cashman, Avoca, The Faith of the Pioneers, Black Springs: The Centenary Committee of the Church of St Vincent de Paul, 1988, p14.
- [S468] Patrick Hanrahan, Diary Patrick Hanrahan, Sydney: Manuscript, from 1848, p1.
- [S339] Patrick Hanrahan will (19 Apr 1857), Will: Hanrahan, Patrick, Probate Office, NSW. Hereinafter cited as W: Hanrahan, Patrick.