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Johanna Marion Josephine Horrigan, daughter of James Joseph Horrigan and Honorah Fitzgibbon was born on 26 May 1866.

It could be in Qld.

Harold was the third of six children of William Cubitt Clowes (born 1860 in Norfolk, England) and Johanna Marion Josephine Horrigan (born 1866 in Warwick, QLD). William immigrated in 1883 with his parents and siblings, arriving in Melbourne, Victoria on board the Bencruachan. William was a Chemist when he and Johanna married in Brisbane, QLD in 1885. They lived in St George, Augathella and Dalby QLD,

Harold had worked as a Shop Assistant, Carter and Clerk in Beaudesert, Toowoomba and Esk, QLD before enlisting in the AIF in 1916. He served as a Private, Trooper and Sergeant (Service No:2321) with 9/1 Camel Corps and 11th Light Horse Regiment. He was Discharged in 1919 and returned to Brisbane, QLD where he worked as a Bank Clerk.

In the early 1920s Harold relocated to Townsville, QLD where he was working as a Clerk in 1927 when he married Catherine Elizabeth Cahill (born 1895 in Charters Towers, QLD). Harold and Catherine settled in Townsville, where Harold worked as a Labourer and Motor Driver. In the early 1940s they relocated to Brisbane, QLD where Harold worked as a Clerk. Catherine died in 1963 and Harold in 1979.
Im not able to find her birth reg. Dave, have tried different things and nothing. Not finding any births with parents as James and Honorah.
Marriage – Nov 1885

James Joseph Horrigan died 26/5/1885 Qld - #1885/C/906

Johanna’s Mother’s death – Jan 1905
born Limerick Ireland – arrived Dec 1841 on ship “Lalla Rook”

James 20 a laborer b Cork? - (parents John & Mary) and Honorah 22 house servant b Limerick –(parents Thomas & Margaret Fitzgibbon both dec) - both RC

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James Harrogan 20 April 1841 St James Paddington London (father John Harrogan) to Honorah Fitz-Gibbons (father Thomas Fitz-Gibbons) – FHL 579637

Ship lists say James Joseph Horrigan was employed as a Labourer and he could read.James Joseph Horrigan and Hanorah Fitz-Gibbons had the following children:
1. Ellen Horrigan was born in 1842 in Campbelltown, New South Wales. She married George McLean on 24 October 1861 in Queensland. She died on 06 August 1924 in Queensland.
2. Cornelius Horrigan was born in 1843 in Campbeltown, New South Wales. He died on 25 May 1921 in Warwick, Queensland.
3. Thomas J Horrigan was born in 1845 in West Maitland, New South Wales.
4. Mary Horrigan was born in 1847 in Maitland, New South Wales. She died on 27 January 1929 in Queensland.
5. Margaret Agnes Horrigan was born in 1850 in West Maitland, New South Wales. She died on 02 March 1920 in Brisbane, Queensland.
6. Catherine Horrigan was born in 1852 in Maitland, New South Wales. She died in 1941 in Murwillumbah, New South Wales.
7. John Horrigan was born in 1854 in West Maitland, New South Wales. He died in 1854 in West Maitland, New South Wales.
8. James Edward Horrigan was born in 1856 in Maitland, New South Wales. He died on 17 August 1936 in Queensland.
9. Hanorah Mary Teresa Horrigan was born in 1858 in Warwick, Queensland. She married William Monsoon Ross on 06 January 1879 in The Presbyterian Church, James street, Toowoomba, Queensland. She died on 13 April 1926 in Queensland.
10. Johanna Marion Josephine Horrigan was born on 26 May 1866 in Queensland. She died on 15 October 1920 in Queensland.