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Andrew & Mary Ann DOWNEY

DaveHam9

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Hello,

Are they siblings who married siblings?

Mary Ann DOWNEY b. 12 Apr 1839 Belfast, Ireland ** can that one be found?

Andrew DOWNEY b. 18 Apr 1847 Chippendale, NSW

Charles HILDER b. 2 Mar 1838 Sussex, England

Elizabeth Annie HILDER b. 1 Sep 1852 Picton, NSW

St Paul's Church Narellan
No 25
Charles Hilder Bachelor County of Sussex England Farmer 23 Narellan Narellan Moses Hilder Elizabeth Styles Farmer
Mary Ann Downey Spinster Belfast Ireland Carter's daughter 21 Narellan Narellan George Downey Sarah Ann McMullen ? Carter
married 14th February 1861 by me Thos. Hassall
Both signed
Witnesses: Albert Whiteman, Jane Hilder

St Paul's Church Narellan
No 53
Andrew Downey Bachelor Chippendale Sydney Moulder 23 Redfern Sydney Redfern George & Sarah Downey (m. name McMurray ?) Labourer
Elizabeth Anne Hilder Spinster The Oaks Parish of Picton NSW Farmer's daughter 18 Elderslie Narellan Moses & Elizabeth Hilder (m. name Styles) Farmer
married 31 December 1870 by me Arthur W. Pain
Both signed
Witnesses: William Hilder, Charlotte Hilder

Note: The married names are hard to read so I'm not sure if the names are exactly as I've written them here or not. I can't rely on the marriages alone to say Andrew and Mary Ann are siblings.

Births
V1845659 30A/1845 DOWNEY JANE GEORGE SARAH
V1847714 32A/1847 DOWNEY ANDREW GEORGE SARAH
V1849778 34A/1849 DOWNEY SARAH C GEORGE SARAH
3301/1859 DOWNEY OVARINA GEORGE SARAH CHIPPENDALE &&

Jane b. 1 Feb 1845 baptised 13 Apr 1845 St Andrews, Sydney

Deaths
3206/1879 DOWNEY GEORGE WILLIAM DIED SYDNEY REDFERN
10412/1905 DOWNEY SARAH THOMAS JANE REDFERN

The Sydney Morning Herald - Monday 19 May 1879 p.8
FUNERALS
THE FRIENDS of the late Mr. GEORGE DOWNEY are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, to move from from his late residence, Pitt-street, Redfern South, THIS (Monday) AFTERNOON, at 2 o'clock, for the Necropolis.
J. AND G. SHYING and CO., 719 George-street South ; 120 Oxford-street.

THE FRIENDS of Mr. ANDREW DOWNEY are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved FATHER, George, to move from Pitt-street, Redfern South, THIS (Monday) AFTERNOON, at 2 o'clock, for the Necropolis.
J. and G. SHYING and CO., Abercrombie-street.

Marriage 316/1880 BELLINGHAM ALFRED - DOWNEY EVA N - SYDNEY &&

Birth 8183/1882 BELLINGHAM LIONEL A - ALFRED - EVARINA - REDFERN

The Sydney Morning Herald - Tuesday 19 September 1905 p. 4
DEATHS
DOWNEY.-September 18, 1905, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Alfred Bellingham, 155 Pitt street, Redfern, Sarah, relict of the late George Downey, of Redfern, aged 70 years.

The Sydney Morning Herald - Wednesday 20 July 1881 p.1
DEATHS
DOWNEY.-July 1, from burns accidently received at the Atlas Works, Andrew Downey of Pitt Street, Redfern, aged 34 years.

I have the HILDER family in shipping records but not the DOWNEY family.

That's not the only problem. There are two other DOWNEY families - Patrick & Sarah and Michael & Sarah. That's right 3x Sarah.

The Sarah who died in 1905 was the spouse of George and it seems there was only one George so age at death if correct at 70 creates a real problem.

The DOWNEY family arrived Apr 1839 - Apr 1845 ???

Regards,

Dave
 
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