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Thomas Kessey

b. 1865, d. 1 July 1939

Family Surname

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Thomas Kessey was born in 1865 in Bathurst. He had a twin brother, John.1,2,3


FatherJohn Kessey (b. 1836, d. 18 March 1902)
MotherMary Ann Hanrahan (b. August 1828, d. 16 August 1907)

Family life

Thomas Kessey and Emily L Matthews were married in 1897 in Oberon.4

Children with Emily L Matthews (b. 1870)

DaughterEileen M Kessey (b. 1898)
DaughterIvy M Kessey (b. 1901, d. 8 May 1990)
SonJohn Henry Kessey+ (b. 1902, d. 1958)
DaughterLouisa Kessey (b. 1907, d. 1907)

Residence information

Thomas Kessey lived at "out at my mother's place" in Black Springs, NSWG, on 22 January 1894. This indicates that, while his parents were at "Hilsbury", Thomas Kessey was living on the 40 acres of land near Black Springs that his mother (Mary Ann Hanrahan) had been gifted by her father when she married.5


Thomas Kessey died on 1 July 1939 at age ~74 in Oberon.6,7,8 He was buried on 3 July 1939 at Bathurst Cemetery in Bathurst.7


  1. [S453] Death Certificate, John Kessey, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1902 No 2534.
  2. [S466] "RR: Hanrahan-Hogan Descendants Chart", unknown author, Not John's twin.; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  3. [S610] NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Index to NSW Births, (Registry of BDM).
  4. [S611] NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Index to NSW Marriages, (Registry of BDM), 1377/1892.
  5. [S792] Alleged Pig Stealing, Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Part of the "Sentences" column, 6 Feb 1894, pp2-3.
  6. [S612] NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Index to NSW Deaths, (Registry of BDM).
  7. [S887] Mr Thomas Kessey, unknown newspaper, Jul 1939.
  8. [S888] Bathurst, Catholic Freeman's Journal, Part of the "Bathurst Diocese" column, 13 Jul 1939, p36.
Last Edited20 October 2018