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Patrick Grady

b. 1816, d. 1892


Patrick Grady was born in 1816 in Tipperary.1,2


FatherPatrick Grady (b. 1788, d. 16 January 1866)
MotherMargaret Whalan (b. 1785, d. 4 June 1857)

Family life

Patrick Grady and Catherine McQuirk were married on 7 May 1843 at St Michael's Church in Bathurst.3

Children with Catherine McQuirk (b. 1824, d. 15 May 1884)

SonPatrick Grady+ (b. 1844)
DaughterJulia M Grady+ (b. 1845, d. 1918)
SonDaniel Grady+ (b. 1848)
DaughterMargaret Grady (b. 1851)
DaughterEllen Grady+ (b. 1853, d. 1887)
SonThomas Grady (b. 1855)
DaughterMary Honora Grady (b. 1857)
DaughterElizabeth A Grady (b. 1858)
DaughterMary Jane Grady+ (b. 1860)
SonJames F Grady+ (b. 1864)
DaughterRosetta Matilda Grady+ (b. 1865, d. 11 August 1960)
SonJohn Patrick Grady (b. 1868, d. 1870)

Residence information

Patrick Grady and Catherine McQuirk lived in Queensland in 1882.2

Involvement in crime

Patrick Grady was arrested for robbing a dray while being armed on 23 September 1845. They were all convicted of larceny. Patrick Grady and his brother-in-law (Thomas McQuirk) were sentenced to two years with hard labour. His father-in-law (Daniel McQuirk) was sentenced to transportation to Van Diemen's Land for seven years. Daniel's sentence was later increased as a result of further offences committed while in custody. Some of his time was served at Port Arthur.2


Patrick Grady died in 1892 at age ~76.4,2


  1. [S378] Patrick Grady, L: Grady - Colonial Secretary, Sydney: Colonial Secretary, 24 June 1824, `Fiche 3286 pp128-30.
  2. [S905] "Descendants of Patrick Grady and Margaret Whalan", Athol Lamont, to Dawn Doab (Sydney); Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  3. [S611] NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Index to NSW Marriages, (Registry of BDM), 1377/1892.
  4. [S612] NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Index to NSW Deaths, (Registry of BDM).
Last Edited27 October 2018