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Catherine Hogan

b. 1807, d. 19 September 1865

Person Exhibits

Catherine Hanrahan nee Hogan, circa 1855


Catherine Hogan was born in 1807 in South Creek.1,2,3


FatherPhilip Hogan (b. 1766, d. 22 May 1829)
MotherMary McMahon (b. 1777, d. 7 September 1859)

Family life

John Burke and Catherine Hogan were married on 21 July 1822 in Nepean.1,4,5 Patrick Hanrahan, the Elder, and she were married on 15 January 1851 in Hartley.1,6

Child with John Burke

SonMichael Burke, Hanrahan+ (b. April 1824, d. 1 June 1910)

Children with Patrick Hanrahan, the Elder, (b. 1784, d. 30 November 1858)

SonPhillip Hanrahan+ (b. 16 October 1825, d. 27 August 1907)
DaughterMary Ann Hanrahan+ (b. August 1828, d. 16 August 1907)
DaughterMargaret Hanrahan+ (b. 10 December 1830, d. 8 August 1864)
DaughterAnn Blanche Hanrahan+ (b. 3 January 1833, d. 16 January 1914)
DaughterBridget Hanrahan (b. 1837, d. 1 July 1860)
DaughterSarah Jane Hanrahan+ (b. 3 October 1843, d. after 1879)

Residence information

Patrick Hanrahan, the Elder, 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.7 Patrick Hanrahan, the Elder, and she lived in Brisbane Valley Creek, NSW, Australia, on 15 January 1851.6

Working life

  • In September 1823 Catherine Hogan was a housekeeper to Patrick Hanrahan in Melville.2
  • In 1825 Catherine Hogan was a housekeeper to Hendrahan in Melville.2


They was a benficiary of 's will on 19 April 1857. No 4338||||8 Catherine Hogan witnessed the probate of the estate of Patrick Hanrahan, the Elder, 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.)8 She died on 19 September 1865 at age ~58 in Mount Pleasant.1,4


There is a memorial to Catherine Hogan at White Springs Cemetery in Black Springs, NSW. Follow this link for information and images of her memorial.


  1. [S465] "RR: Hogan-McMahon Descendants Chart", unknown author; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  2. [S932] Hogan family, Convict and Settlers List 1825 NSW: Hogan family, (Kingswood NSW: NSW State Archives), 1825
  3. [S966] Death Certificate, Mary White nee McMahon, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, 3343/1859.
  4. [S466] "RR: Hanrahan-Hogan Descendants Chart", unknown author; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  5. [S957] Marriage Certificate, John Burke and Catherine Hogan, 21 Jul 1822, Society of Australian Genealogists, NSW. SAG Reel 6 FM4 5270.
  6. [S467] GM Cashman, Avoca, The Faith of the Pioneers, Black Springs: The Centenary Committee of the Church of St Vincent de Paul, 1988, p45.
  7. [S952] Patrick Hanrahan, Nov 1828 Census NSW, NSW, Melville, Archives Office.
  8. [S339] Patrick Hanrahan will (19 Apr 1857), Will: Hanrahan, Patrick, Probate Office, NSW. Hereinafter cited as W: Hanrahan, Patrick.
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ContextCh forebears
Ch Kessey forebears
Pedigree Hanrahan
Pedigree Kessey
Last Edited25 June 2022