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Mary & Deborah MORIARTY


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1862 Marriages solemnized in the District of Ballaarat
No. 361 Ballaarat 7 July 1862 - Reg# 2966
John Hamilton Bachelor Nil - Co Down Ireland - Mounted Police Constable 26 - Creswick - Creswick - James Hamilton Farmer Eleanor Newell
Mary Moriarty Spinster Listowell Co Kerry Ireland - Milliner 25 - Mair St Ballaarat - Ballaarat - John Moriarty Teacher Mary Huyer/Huyar ??
Member of the Presbyterian Church
Manse, Soldiers Hill, Ballaarat - W Henderson Officiating Minister
According to the Forms of the Presbyterian Church
Both signed
Witnesses: Robert Manre ? & Deborah Moriarty

Death 1873 HAMILTON Mary 34 - MORTARTY John - Mary - Vic. # 3436

Death 1918 MORIARTY Deborah 84 - MORIARTY Jno - HAYES Ellen - Ballt #163

The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1914 - 1918 ) - Friday 22 February 1918 p.2
MORIARTY.-On 21st February, 1918, at the residence of her niece, Mrs. G. Campbell, 4 Exeter street, Deborah Moriarty, aged 84 years.

I don't have a copy of Deborah's death certificate so don't know who the informant was but mother as Ellen is probably an error. I don't read mother's name as 'Hayes' on the marriage certificate - crop attached.

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The Courier (Hobart, Tas. : 1840 - 1859) - Wednesday 5 August 1857 p.2
General Post Office, 3rd August, 1857.-List of letters posted this day either insufficiently stamped and not stamped at all:
... Miss Deborah Moriarty, at Mr. Kissock's, Murray-street, Hobart Town ;

The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954) - Tuesday 26 February 1861 p.2
The City of Hobart leaves for Melbourne tomorrow at three. The following are passengers : Cabin- ... Steerage- Mary and Deborah Moriarty, ...
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Possible 1901 census


Residents of a house 72 in William Street (Listowel Urban, Kerry)
Moriarty Mary 86 Female Mother Roman Catholic Co Limerick - Read and write - Widow

Moriarty Michael 49 Male Husband Roman Catholic Co Kerry Boot and Shoe Maker Read and write - Married

Moriarty Deborah 36 Female Wife Roman Catholic Co Kerry - Read and write - Married

Can't see a death yet for Mary.
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Don't know if it's the right family.

Michael Moriarty
Event Type Death
Event Date Oct - Dec 1910
Event Place Listowel, Ireland
Registration Quarter and Year Oct - Dec 1910
Registration District Listowel
Age 58
Birth Year (Estimated) 1852
Volume Number 5
Page Number 264

Michael Moriarty
Event Type Death
Event Date Jul - Sep 1917
Event Place Listowel, Ireland
Registration Quarter and Year Jul - Sep 1917
Registration District Listowel
Age 67
Birth Year (Estimated) 1850
Volume Number 5
Page Number 237
don't know if you have any of this..

Tasmania Immigrants List Register of Hiring & Disposal of Immigrants 1 July 1853 – 31 Dec 1856

Deborah age 20 hired 22 Sept looks like a cook to Mr & Mrs Smith for 2 yrs and Mary age 17 hired 12 Sept as a house maid to Mrs Hanby? Both for period of 2 years. Both from Limerick, Departed Southampton 26 May 1854 to Hobart on ship “Kingston” – arrived Aug 1854.

Death of her husband John Hamilton
The Argus Mon 7 Aug 1922
HAMILTON-On the 4th August, at the residence of his daughter (Mrs. C H Campbell, 106 Wendouwie parade, Ballarat), John Hamilton. In his 87th year. (he was a Constable & Farmer)

In Deborah's funeral notice - she too has residence as Wendourie Parade Ballarat.

Mary & John had 5 children.
James 1863 Vic - ?
John 1865 - ?
Mary 1867 – 1949 – married Charles Henry Campbell 23 April 1889 Bungaree Vic (they had 3 kids, one called Jonathon Moriarty (Jack) Campbell 1894 - 1937
Ellen 1869 – 1944 – married a George Albert Campbell 4 Jan 1899 Ballarat Vic
William Joseph 1871 - 1871
regards Val
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Thanks very much Val.

That adds a lot to my tree.

I didn't have the arrival or the details of Hiring & Disposal or the death notice for John.

I have a lot of info on John including his dob but no baptism record found although I know what church it would have been.

HAMILTON JNo 18 DOW 1854 E - AUS 6061/46B

Public Records Office, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, England

Service Number: 18210
Name: HAMILTON, John
Age when joining: 18 years
Height: 5 feet 7 ¾ inches
Native County: Down
Religion: Pres.
Date of Marriage:
Native Co. of Wife:
Recommended by: S.I. Stafford
Trade or Calling: Labourer
Date of Appointment: 14 April 1854
Allocations: Fermanagh (6 Aug 1854) Reserve (1 Nov 1856) Armagh (5 Feb 1858 )
Promotions or Demotions: 1st sub constable (1 Oct 1854)
Discharge: Resigned
Discharge Date: 31 August 1858
Remarks: "To emigrate to Australia"

"This would be Sub-Inspector Arthur Willoughby Stafford who retired in 1880. He would have been the senior officer in the district police barracks for the area in which John Hamilton resided at that time."

John Hamilton Applied 12 Mar 1860 and appointed Constable 16 Mar 1860 #1679.
DOB: 1 Jan 1836 --> that fits with the age at marriage and age at death for the John Hamilton found in the BDM register
Place: Ireland --> Pity there is not more
Any previous service: 4 1/2 years in Royal Irish Constabulary - Resigned 1 Oct 1858.
Last Employed By Whom: Wm Hamilton --> can't be brother William who stayed in Cork
Where: Riddells Creek --> Riddells Creek was originally settled by John Carre Riddell and Thomas Ferrier Hamilton in 1841, when they purchased around 640 acres (2.6 km²) of land and leased another 2,000 acres (8.1 km²).
[Jul 1862 Creswick at time of marriage]
1865 Gordon --> this is the incident at the Inn in Gordon's that I found on the internet.
Apr 1876 Bungaree
June 1876 Applied to be sent to Geelong as a single man as his wife -t----d- ------- in the Ballarat District. --> Mary died 1873
May 1882 Transferred to be in charge of a new station at Doncaster
May 1883 Transferred to Queenstown
Aug 1884 Neglecting to groom his horse properly .... leaving station... leaving saddlery in neglected state.
Oct 1885 Transferred to Ballarat district at his own request.
12 May 1887 Superannuated.

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1914 VIC Electoral Roll - Ballaarat - Ballaarat
HAMILTON John, 4 Exeter street, Ballarat, independant means

1919 VIC Electoral Roll - Ballaarat - Ballaarat
HAMILTON John, 106 Wendouree par., Ballarat, independant means
Mary & John had 5 children.
James 1863 Vic - ? 1940
John 1865 - ? 1937
Mary 1867 – 1949 – married Charles Henry Campbell 23 April 1889 Bungaree Vic (they had 3 kids, one called Jonathon Moriarty (Jack) Campbell 1894 - 1937
4 children

Ellen 1869 – 1944 – married a George Albert Campbell 4 Jan 1899 Ballarat Vic
5 children

William Joseph 1871 - 1871

The Campbells were brothers.

Shipping record has Limerick but Mary's marriage has Listowel Co Kerry.

I can't find the 'Kingston' on Ozships site. Have not found it in Trove yet.
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