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Mary-Ann Kessey

b. 29 August 1842, d. 17 December 1920

Family surname

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Mary-Ann Kessey was born on 29 August 1842. The surname on the birth certificate is spelt KEASY.1 She was baptized on 11 September 1842.2


FatherThomas Cassey (b. 23 March 1794, d. 22 July 1882)
MotherJudith Grady (b. 1815, d. 1 February 1883)

Family life

John Moriarty and Mary-Ann Kessey were married on 19 May 1863 in Bathurst.3,4

Children with John Moriarty (b. 1840)

SonPatrick J Moriarty (b. 1864)
SonArthur Moriarty (b. 1865)
DaughterMary Moriarty (b. 1867)
SonAlfred Moriarty (b. 1869)
SonWilliam Moriarty (b. 1870)
SonMichael Moriarty (b. 1872)
DaughterCatharine Moriarty (b. 1873)
DaughterLizzie Moriarty (b. 1875)
SonErnest Moriarty (b. 1877, d. 1885)
ChildUnnamed Moriarty (b. 1879, d. 1879)
DaughterLouisa Moriarty (b. 1881, d. 1883)
DaughterAgnes Moriarty (b. 1883, d. 1883)
DaughterFlorence Moriarty (b. 1886)


Mary-Ann Kessey died from thrombosis and asthenia on 17 December 1920 at age 78 in Petersham.5


  1. [S403] "Kessey family facts", circa 1991, Gardiner (303 Birdwood Terrace, Toowong Qld 4006); Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  2. [S467] GM Cashman, Avoca, The Faith of the Pioneers, Black Springs: The Centenary Committee of the Church of St Vincent de Paul, 1988, p93.
  3. [S611] NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Index to NSW Marriages, (Registry of BDM.)
  4. [S848] "Descendants of James Casey", David reedy; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  5. [S905] "Descendants of Patrick Grady and Margaret Whalan", Athol Lamont; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
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ContextGrady clan
Kessey clan
Last Edited30 June 2022