Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Mary Ann ROURKEAge: 27 years18271854

Name
Mary Ann ROURKE
Given names
Mary Ann
Surname
ROURKE
Married name
Mary Ann ROACH
Also known as
Mary Ann MILNE
Note: Russ Piper has written:
Birth about 1827

Publication: August 2008
Death Certificate - Roach - Mary Ann
Death Certificate - Roach - Mary Ann

Note: Image kindly provided by Russ Piper.

Note: The death certificate for Mary includes the information that she was 27 years of age at the time of her death in 1854.
Religious marriageJames ROACHView this family
October 21, 1840 (Age 13 years)
Address: Roman Catholic
Citation details: V184030 123/1840 ROACH JAMES ROURKE MARY A LQ
Publication: Word Document
Text:

"Also an error in the BDM index which has recently been corrected, showed their marriage as 1848, when it was 21.10.1840"

Marriage Certificate - Roach - James and Rourke - Mary Anne
Marriage Certificate - Roach - James and Rourke - Mary Anne

Note: Image kindly provided by Russ Piper.

Birth of a daughter
#1
Elizabeth ROACH
November 9, 1842 (Age 15 years)
Publication: August 2008
Note: A perusal of the NSW Births Index failed to find any relevant entry. A wide search for the years 184…
Birth of a son
#2
John ROACH
about 1845 (Age 18 years)
Publication: August 2008
Birth of a daughter
#3
Mary Ann ROACH
July 4, 1846 (Age 19 years)
Publication: August 2008
Citation details: V18461599 121A/1846 ROACH MARY A JAMES MARY A --
Baptism Certificate - Roach - Mary Anne
Baptism Certificate - Roach - Mary Anne

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Baptism of a daughterMary Ann ROACH
July 20, 1846 (Age 19 years)
Baptism Certificate - Roach - Mary Anne
Baptism Certificate - Roach - Mary Anne

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Birth of a daughter
#4
Bridget ROACH
March 12, 1849 (Age 22 years)
Citation details: V1849634 66/1849 ROACH BRIDGET JAMES MARY A --
Baptism Certificate - Roach - Bridget
Baptism Certificate - Roach - Bridget

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Baptism of a daughterBridget ROACH
September 8, 1849 (Age 22 years)
Baptism Certificate - Roach - Bridget
Baptism Certificate - Roach - Bridget

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Birth of a daughter
#5
Teresa W ROACH
September 29, 1850 (Age 23 years)
Publication: August 2008
Text:

This source has Teresa's birth year as 1848.

Citation details: V18502270 68/1850 ROACHE TERESA JAMES MARY A --
Baptism Certificate - Roach - Teresa
Baptism Certificate - Roach - Teresa

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Baptism of a daughterTeresa W ROACH
October 20, 1850 (Age 23 years)
Baptism Certificate - Roach - Teresa
Baptism Certificate - Roach - Teresa

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Birth of a daughter
#6
Julia Cicely ROACH
August 24, 1852 (Age 25 years)
Publication: August 2008
Text:

This source has Julia's birth year as 1850.

Citation details: V18521774 121A/1852 ROACHE JULIA JAMES MARY A --
Citation details: 3 April 2012
Text:

In part:

"Julia b.24.8.1852, as per James death cert"

Baptism of a daughterJulia Cicely ROACH
September 12, 1852 (Age 25 years)
Baptism Certificate - Roach - Julia
Baptism Certificate - Roach - Julia

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Death May 12, 1854 (Age 27 years)
Publication: August 2008
Citation details: V1854220 122A/1854 ROACH MARY A -- -- --
Death Certificate - Roach - Mary Ann
Death Certificate - Roach - Mary Ann

Note: Image kindly provided by Russ Piper.

Burial May 12, 1854 (on the date of death)
Cemetery: Wollongong Old Catholic
Publication: 2009
Text:

Roach Mary Ann 1827? 12 May 1854 27 w/James Wollongong Old Catholic NSW

Note: In a Roman Catholic ceremony
Note: Notes from Australian Cemeteries Index:
Research Notes August 2016 (162 years after death)

Citation details: 8 August 2016
Text:

In part:

"My name is Marion and I have [been] searching and found Mary Ann Rourke was in fact born Westmeath Ireland to Thomas Rourke and Anne Gafney baptised 1808. She arrived in Australia in 1828 aboard the Elizabeth 4. Her crime was stealing from a person.She was 20 years,tried 9th July 1827 Clare, a hat trimmer and servant described as being 5 ft 4 1/2 in tall much freckled and pock pitted dark hair grey to dark eyes. All of this information comes from ancestry and I contacted family and am satisfied with the information I have found. If as some history says she was born 1827 she would have been only ?? years when she was convicted of her crimes. It is unfortunate that the marriage banns do [not] have ages for Mary Ann or James of Dapto NSW marriage 1840. Other information can be found 1828 NSW Aus census. Aus and NZ find a grave index, Aus list of convicts 1788-1950,ireland selection of catholic parish baptisms 1742-1881, NSW Aus convict indents 1788-1842, NSW Aus Gaol description and entrance books 1818-1930."

Note: Marion has understandably raised the question of the information shown for Mary Anne ROURKE. Her age…
Family with James ROACH - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: October 21, 1840Dapto, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
18 months
daughter
Mary Ann ROACH
Birth: July 4, 1846 39 19Dapto, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1928Wollongong, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
19 months
daughter
Teresa W ROACH
Birth: September 29, 1850 43 23Dapto, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1926Bega, , New South Wales, Australia
23 months
daughter
Julia Cicely ROACH
Birth: August 24, 1852 45 25Dapto, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 11, 1929Waverley, , New South Wales, Australia
James ROACH + Ellen MULCAHY - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: October 20, 1855Wollongong, , New South wales, Australia
14 months
step-daughter

BirthLegacy File - Trish Cation
Publication: August 2008
BirthDeath Certificate - Roach - Mary Ann
Death Certificate - Roach - Mary Ann
Death Certificate - Roach - Mary Ann

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MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: V184030 123/1840 ROACH JAMES ROURKE MARY A LQ
MarriageRoach - Mid Northcoast Pioneers
Publication: Word Document
Text:

"Also an error in the BDM index which has recently been corrected, showed their marriage as 1848, when it was 21.10.1840"

MarriageMarriage Certificate - Roach - James and Rourke - Mary Anne
Marriage Certificate - Roach - James and Rourke - Mary Anne
Marriage Certificate - Roach - James and Rourke - Mary Anne

Note: Image kindly provided by Russ Piper.

DeathLegacy File - Trish Cation
Publication: August 2008
DeathR - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: V1854220 122A/1854 ROACH MARY A -- -- --
DeathDeath Certificate - Roach - Mary Ann
Death Certificate - Roach - Mary Ann
Death Certificate - Roach - Mary Ann

Note: Image kindly provided by Russ Piper.

BurialWarrington Family Document
Publication: 2009
BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index
Text:

Roach Mary Ann 1827? 12 May 1854 27 w/James Wollongong Old Catholic NSW

Research NotesEmails - Marion Pithers
Citation details: 8 August 2016
Text:

In part:

"My name is Marion and I have [been] searching and found Mary Ann Rourke was in fact born Westmeath Ireland to Thomas Rourke and Anne Gafney baptised 1808. She arrived in Australia in 1828 aboard the Elizabeth 4. Her crime was stealing from a person.She was 20 years,tried 9th July 1827 Clare, a hat trimmer and servant described as being 5 ft 4 1/2 in tall much freckled and pock pitted dark hair grey to dark eyes. All of this information comes from ancestry and I contacted family and am satisfied with the information I have found. If as some history says she was born 1827 she would have been only ?? years when she was convicted of her crimes. It is unfortunate that the marriage banns do [not] have ages for Mary Ann or James of Dapto NSW marriage 1840. Other information can be found 1828 NSW Aus census. Aus and NZ find a grave index, Aus list of convicts 1788-1950,ireland selection of catholic parish baptisms 1742-1881, NSW Aus convict indents 1788-1842, NSW Aus Gaol description and entrance books 1818-1930."

SourceLegacy File - Trish Cation
Publication: August 2008