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Subject: [GILLINGHAM] Bridget Gillinghan (1828-1911) Limerick; Tasmania & Rosedale Victoria
Date: 6 Jun 2002 21:53:28 -0600
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Bridget GILLINGHAN was born 1828 in Limerick, Ireland and died 19 December 1911 in Rosedale, Victoria. Buried 30 Dec 1911 in Rosedale.
She married Michael FINNERTY circa 1862 and it is believed he was born in 1825 in Ireland. He died on 12 September 1891 in Launceston, Tasmania. His death registration states he was 66 y.o., a laborer who died of senility at Depot and was born in Ireland. The informant was Jane Dodan, an undertaker at Launceston.
Examination of the birth registrations of the children shows that Michael and Bridget could not write, as they made their marks.
The Circular Head Chronicle, dated 9/1/1912:
Another old resident in the person of Mrs Finnerty passed away at Rosedale, Vic. last week, to where she has only recently gone from here. Mrs Finnerty was 75 years of age and was a resident of Forest for 41 Years.
Extract from "The Rosedale Story" by Don Macreadie, page 263 (deaths in Rosedale)
19-12-1911 Bridget Finnerty was the widow of Michael Finnerty, and had reached the age of 83 years. She was born in Limerick and went to Tasmania in 1852, where she married in 1862, and had been in Victoria for seven years. She was the mother of Ellen 47, Kate 43, Michael 40, Delia 38, Alice 36 and Isabel 33. The informant was her son-in-law, E. L. Wilson. Buried Rosedale.
It appears she may have arrived in Australia 1952-53
Details of Michael & Bridget’s children
Ellen Barbara FINNERTY; Born 1865 in Horton, Tasmania. Died 6 May 1947 in Surry Hills, Waratah, Tasmania. Occupation Servant. She married Edward JONES, son of Robert JONES & Margaret EDWARDS, 25 Jan 18863 in Stanley, Tasmania. Married in the residence of the Reverand A. Bhon, Stanley, according to the rites and ceremonies of the Roman Catholic church after Banns. Born 16 Feb 1864 in New Plains, Tasmania. Died 14 Jul 1905 in Forest, Tasmania. Buried in Old Stanley Cemetery, Tasmania. Occupation Labourer. On death certificate year of birth is stated to be 1861 and cause of death not known but believed to be natural causes. The informant was F. Davidson, nephew, Forest.
Kate FINNERTY; Born About 1867. She married George Alfred EVANS, 29 Apr 1888 in Horton, Tasmania. Born About 1867.
Michael FINNERTY; Born 24 Jun 1871 in Horton, Tasmania. Died Jan 1944 in Spencer Hospital, Wynyard, Tasmania. Buried in Wynyard, Tasmania. Occupation Journalist. Birth Registration (2 Aug 1871) - Informant and mother Bridget Gilligan, father Michael Finarty, Laborer.
Obituary - Circular Head Chronicle (Wed, Sept, 6th, 1944)
The late Mick Finnerty, who died at the Spencer Hospital, Wynyard on Tuesday last week, aged 73, belonged to a large group of men who made the Sydney Bulletin what it was years ago: men with little education but plenty of brains and native wit, curiosity and power of observation. Some years ago he was well known to readers of this paper as Nomad, and also wrote under other nom de plume. His copy took a lot of sub-editing but was worth it. Many people criticised his efforts claiming this, that and the other was wrong, but they always read them. He was the son of the late William and Bridget Finnerty and was born at Forest. He was what he called himself, a nomad, and had wandered in most of the Australian States and in New Zealand, but settled on a small property at South Forest in some twenty odd years ago and lived there until he retired to Forest a few years ago. He was a character, and scrupulously honest.
Fr. Murphy conducted the funeral at Wynyard on Wednesday, when the chief mourners were Messrs. William and Frank Davidson, nephews, and the carriers Messrs. Arthur Horton, George Davidson, F. Kinnane and A. L. Spinks. He leaves four sisters: Mesdames Crooks and Wilson of Melbourne, Calderbank of Newcastle and Evans of Smithton.
>From Marlena Turner
Michael Finnerty Jnr. was quiet a character apparently he used to have a few stills in the bush and make his own whisky. He drank half beer and half whisky and called it 10-80.
>From Ruth Dobson
Michael Finnerty wrote for the Chronicle and Bulletin, pen name was "Nomad". He was a friend of Banjo Paterson.
Bridget (Delia) FINNERTY; Born 6 May 1873 in Horton, Tasmania. Died 13 Jan 1946 in Hawthorn, Victoria. She married Edward Lawrence WILSON, 1897 in Gippsland, Victoria. Born in Possibly Rosedale, Victoria.
Alice FINNERTY; Born 9 Sep 1875 in Horton, Tasmania.
Ann FINNERTY; Born 24 Dec 1878 in Horton, Tasmania.