Jim's Genie Jottings

A history of the Fleming, Jolliffe, Kessey and Murphy families of New South Wales - and their forebears

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Mary Lahy

b. March 1793

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Mary Lahy 1793 -

Detailed biography

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Mary Lahy was born in March 1793 in Kilkenny.1,2,3,4 She was baptized on 12 March 1793 at St John's in Kilkenny, Ireland.4,5


FatherMartin Lahy (b. circa 1760)
MotherBridget Kain (b. circa 1761)

Family life

Thomas Tobin and Mary Lahy were married about 1815 in Kilkenny.6,7 She was in a domestic partnership with Cornelius Bowe before 1819.1,8,3,7 William Boardley and she were married on 15 January 1838 at St Patrick's church in Parramatta.9

Children with Thomas Tobin (b. about 1791, d. about 1818)

SonPatrick Tobin+ (b. March 1815, d. 28 June 1887)
DaughterMary Tobin+ (b. July 1817, d. 12 December 1856)

Children with Cornelius Bowe (b. about 1795, d. about 1828)

SonMartin Bohen+ (b. November 1819, d. 22 July 1891)
SonSecond son Bohan (b. about 1822)
DaughterEllen Elizabeth Bowe+ (b. December 1823, d. 14 October 1881)
SonJohn Bowe (b. April 1827, d. after 1837)

Partner with William Boardley (b. 1810)

Residence information

Mary Lahy immigrated on 30 May 1837 to Sydney, NSW, Australia. SS Margaret3 On 31 December 1837 Mary Lahy lived in Sydney, NSW, Australia. She was assigned to John Jones.10

Involvement in crime

Mary Lahy was tried for on 17 July 1836 in Kilkenny, Ireland. recieving stolen property in house||She was sentenced to transportation for 14 years.3 She was in Windsor, NSW, Australia, on 3 January 1849. accused of an unauthorised absence from her district11

Working life

  • On 17 July 1836 Mary Lahy was a country servant in Kilkenny.3


  1. [S449] Death Certificate, Martin Bowen, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1891 No 5680.
  2. [S620] "Research Report: Lahy, Mary on WikiTree by Leeanne Godfrey", 22 Jun 2013, Leeanne Godfrey (http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Lahy-6.)
  3. [S645] Mary Lahy entry, SS Margaret, Convict Arrival Indents, 1837; in Convict Records (Kinsgwood: Archives Office of NSW.)
  4. [S1078] Irish Family History Foundation, Index: Baptism Lahy, Mary, (Irish Family History Foundation, 29 Jun 2019), St John's, Kilkenny, 12 Mar 1793.
  5. [S1110] "RR: Lahy family origins - Essay by James Michael Fleming", 2019, James Michael Fleming (4 Currawang Street, Cammeray), to self; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  6. [S688] Death Certificate, Patrick Tobin, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1887 No 8539.
  7. [S1035] "Story: An unfortunate family - by James Michael Fleming", 2018, James Michael Fleming (4 Currawang Street, Cammeray), to self; Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  8. [S619] "Resarch Report: Bohan, Martin by Leeanne Godfrey", 22 Jun 2013, Leeanne Godfrey, to James Fleming (Sydney); WikiTree, http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bowen-1865.
  9. [S1112] William Boardley to Mary Lahy, Convict Permission to Marry: 1837 1223 William Boardley to Mary Lahy, (Kingswood: NSW Archives), 23 Dec 1837
  10. [S646] Mary Lahy, Convict Muster: 1837 Lahy Mary, (Kingswood: NSW Archives), 31 Dec 1837
  11. [S687] Principal Superintendent of Convicts' Office, Sydney Gazette, by Thomas Ryan, 3 Jan 1849.
ReferencesBohen clan
Ch forebears
Ch Kessey forebears
Pedigree Bowen
Last Edited21 July 2019