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John Hanrahan

b. 7 January 1817, d. 9 December 1859


John Hanrahan was born on 7 January 1817 in Castlereagh.1,2 He was baptized on 20 April 1817 at Christ Church in Castlereagh, NSW, Australia.1


FatherPatrick Hanrahan, the Elder (b. 1784, d. 30 November 1858)
MotherEuphemia Young (b. about 1794, d. about 1850)

Family life

John Hanrahan and Johanna Neville were married on 14 May 1844 at St Michael's Church in Bathurst.1

Children with Johanna Neville (b. about 1822, d. about 1859)

DaughterMary May Hanrahan (b. 2 June 1844)
SonPatrick Hanrahan (b. about 1846)
DaughterJohanna J Hanrahan (b. 11 August 1848)
DaughterJane Hanrahan (b. 3 April 1850)
DaughterMargaret Hanrahan (b. 11 March 1852)
SonJohn Hanrahan (b. 25 March 1854)
DaughterJane F Hanrahan (b. 15 May 1856)
SonDaniel Hanrahan (b. about 1859)

Residence information

Michael, Mary, Patrick, and Phillip, 's child, resided with, in Melville, NSW, in November 1828. and worked as a landholder. Catherine Hogan had left her three-month-old daughter (Mary Ann) at Melville and had travelled to Sutton Forest.3


They was a benficiary of 's will on 19 April 1857. No 4338||||4 John Hanrahan 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.)4 John Hanrahan died on 9 December 1859 at age 42 at Gunning Flat in Booroowa.1


  1. [S464] "RR: Hanrahan-Young Descendants Chart", unknown author; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  2. [S973] Patrick Hanrahan, Convict Muster 1822 NSW: Hanrahan Patrick, (Kingswood NSW: NSW State Archives), 1822, Liverpool Population Book
  3. [S952] Patrick Hanrahan, Nov 1828 Census NSW, NSW, Melville, Archives Office.
  4. [S339] Patrick Hanrahan will (19 Apr 1857), Will: Hanrahan, Patrick, Probate Office, NSW. Hereinafter cited as W: Hanrahan, Patrick.
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ContextHanrahan clan
Last Edited21 August 2018