Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Catherine TUNNY1824

Name
Catherine TUNNY
Given names
Catherine
Surname
TUNNY
Married name
Catherine MAHER
Also known as
Catherine TUNNEY
Birth May 19, 1824 27 19
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Death of a fatherPatrick TUNNY
September 16, 1824 (Age 3 months)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid
Marriage of a parentJohn LYNCHSarah Jane PENDERGASTView this family
Type: Common Law Marriage
1825 (Age 7 months)
Birth of a half-sisterMary Ann LYNCH
October 11, 1826 (Age 2 years)
Citation details: V1826746 127/1826 LYNCH MARY JOHN SARAH
Text:

There are also these references:

V1826897 125/1826 LYNCH MARY JOHN SARAH V1826765 128/1826 LYNCH MARY JOHN SARAH

Birth of a half-sisterMargaret Jane LYNCH
June 9, 1828 (Age 4 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid
Note: A search of the NSW Births Index could not find any relevant entry.
Birth of a half-sisterSarah H LYNCH
about 1829 (Age 4 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Birth of a half-brotherJohn LYNCH
about 1832 (Age 7 years)
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"John Lynch's headstone says he was 45 when he died which would make him being born in 1833 which what I jave in my family tree."

Lynch - John
Lynch - John

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.
Note: The headstone for John is inscribed that he was 46 years of age at the time of his death in 1878.

Note: The headstone for John is inscribed that he was 46 years of age at the time of his death in 1878.
Death of a maternal grandfatherJohn PENDERGAST
January 29, 1833 (Age 8 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: V1833737 17/1833 PENDERGRASS JOHN AGE 76
Text:

John Pendergast and Jane Williams JOHN PENDERGAST (also recorded as Pendergass, Pendergrafs or Prendergast) was tried at Dublin in March 1799. He was transported on the Minerva which sailed from Cork, Ireland on 24 August 1799 and arrived at Port Jackson on 11 January 1800.

John was born in Ireland in 1769 and died in Windsor, New South Wales, on 27 January 1833. At his trial his occupation was listed as a labourer.

JANE WILLIAMS arrived in Sydney aboard the Nile on 14 December 1801. She had been tried in Gloucester on 12 January 1801.

Jane was born in 1776 and died in Windsor in December 1838.

A record of the marriage between John Pendergast and Jane Williams has not been located.

By 1808 John Pendergast had acquired a farm at Upper Half Moon Reach on the Hawkesbury River. Prior to this he had rented 30 acres at Mulgrave Place. Despite floods farming on the Hawkesbury was a successful venture with crops including wheat and maize and land used for grazing cattle and pigs.

John Pendergast was a Catholic and was actively involved with the establishment of the Catholic church in New South Wales. He donated land for the building of a school but the land may have been used instead for a chapel which was later washed away in the 1867 floods. A small Catholic cemetery was located on his land. (John Pendergast and Upper Half Moon Reach)

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

Records show that John Pendergast also had a son, John 1800 - 1867 who was a farmer at Campbelltown.

Their son, WILLIAM PENDERGAST married SARAH HOLLAND

A John Pendergast was listed as a landowner in the Campbelltown area and a street in Minto was named after an early landholder, John Pendergast. The Pendergast family donated a block of land on the corner of Campbelltown Road and Redfern Road to the Catholic Church.

Publication: 1995
Text:

John Pendergast died on the 29th January 1833 aged 73 years, and is one of the first buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Windsor.

Note: There is a disparity with his age given on the death reference as being 76 years old and the calculated birth year from his convict records.
Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth LYNCH
August 17, 1834 (Age 10 years)
Citation details: V1834552 129/1834 LYNCH ELIZABETH JOHN SARAH
Birth of a half-brotherThomas LYNCH
August 26, 1836 (Age 12 years)
Citation details: V1836612 121A/1836 LYNCH THOMAS JOHN SARAH
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"Also according to Michelle Nochols Librarian at Windsor Library, and descended from Sarah Jane Pendergast & Patrick Tunney Says there is no evidence to suggest that John Lych 11 and Thomas Lynch were twins, her and I have discussed this last year. I know at least one site on Ancestry has this."

Death of a maternal grandmotherJane WILLIAMS
December 3, 1838 (Age 14 years)
Text:

John Pendergast and Jane Williams JOHN PENDERGAST (also recorded as Pendergass, Pendergrafs or Prendergast) was tried at Dublin in March 1799. He was transported on the Minerva which sailed from Cork, Ireland on 24 August 1799 and arrived at Port Jackson on 11 January 1800.

John was born in Ireland in 1769 and died in Windsor, New South Wales, on 27 January 1833. At his trial his occupation was listed as a labourer.

JANE WILLIAMS arrived in Sydney aboard the Nile on 14 December 1801. She had been tried in Gloucester on 12 January 1801.

Jane was born in 1776 and died in Windsor in December 1838.

A record of the marriage between John Pendergast and Jane Williams has not been located.

By 1808 John Pendergast had acquired a farm at Upper Half Moon Reach on the Hawkesbury River. Prior to this he had rented 30 acres at Mulgrave Place. Despite floods farming on the Hawkesbury was a successful venture with crops including wheat and maize and land used for grazing cattle and pigs.

John Pendergast was a Catholic and was actively involved with the establishment of the Catholic church in New South Wales. He donated land for the building of a school but the land may have been used instead for a chapel which was later washed away in the 1867 floods. A small Catholic cemetery was located on his land. (John Pendergast and Upper Half Moon Reach)

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

Records show that John Pendergast also had a son, John 1800 - 1867 who was a farmer at Campbelltown.

Their son, WILLIAM PENDERGAST married SARAH HOLLAND

A John Pendergast was listed as a landowner in the Campbelltown area and a street in Minto was named after an early landholder, John Pendergast. The Pendergast family donated a block of land on the corner of Campbelltown Road and Redfern Road to the Catholic Church.

Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
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Burial of a maternal grandmotherJane WILLIAMS
December 3, 1838 (Age 14 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Birth of a half-brotherFrederic LYNCH
August 21, 1839 (Age 15 years)
Citation details: V1839713 121A/1839 LYNCH FREDERIC JOHN SARAH
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Marriage of a siblingTimothy MANNIXBridget TUNNYView this family
Type: Religious marriage
February 16, 1841 (Age 16 years)
Address: Roman Catholic
Citation details: V1841142 123/1841 MANNIX TIMOTHY TUNNEY BRIDGET LK
Citation details: Family Tree of Clare Hackenberg.
Marriage Certificate - Mannix - Timothy and Tunney - Bridget
Marriage Certificate - Mannix - Timothy and Tunney - Bridget

Note: Downloaded from ancestry.com.au Family Tree of Clare Hackenberg.

Note: Married by Rev. John Thomas Lynch with Patrick Dooling and ? Tunney as witnesses.
Birth of a half-brotherWilliam LYNCH
May 17, 1842 (Age 17 years)
Citation details: V18422131 61/1842 LYNCH WILLIAM JOHN SARAH
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
MarriageThomas MAHERView this family
June 21, 1842 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Citation details: V18422247 93/1842 MAHER THOMAS TUNNEY CATHERINE LK
Marriage of a half-siblingMichael O'BRIENMargaret Jane LYNCHView this family
about 1842 (Age 17 years)
Citation details: V18422256 93/1842 O'BRION MICHAEL LYNCH MARGARET LK
Citation details: 13 February 2011
Text:

In part:

"Margaret married Michael o'Brien at Wollombi. She died [and is buried], at "Yuelba" Surat Qld."

Birth of a son
#1
John MAHER
April 5, 1843 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: V18432710 121A/1843 MAHER JOHN THOMAS CATHERINE
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary MAHER
about 1844 (Age 19 years)
Citation details: V18441524 62/1844 MAHER MARY THOMAS CATHERINE
Birth of a half-sisterHonorah LYNCH
December 3, 1844 (Age 20 years)
Citation details: V18441523 62/1844 LYNCH HONORAH JOHN SARAH
Birth of a son
#3
James MAHER
September 24, 1846 (Age 22 years)
Citation details: V18462869 64/1846 MAHER JAMES THOMAS CATHERINE
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Birth of a half-sisterEleanor LYNCH
about 1847 (Age 22 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Field.
Birth of a daughter
#4
Sarah MAHER
about 1849 (Age 24 years)
Citation details: V1849870 66/1849 MAHER SARAH THOMAS CATHERINE
Birth of a half-brotherPatrick LYNCH
July 22, 1849 (Age 25 years)
Citation details: V18491894 66/1849 LYNCH PATRICK JOHN SARAH
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Birth of a daughter
#5
Ellen MAHER
about 1851 (Age 26 years)

Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid and others.
Birth of a son
#6
Thomas MAHER
December 24, 1853 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: V1854246 71/1854 MAHER THOMAS THOMAS CATHERINE
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Birth of a daughter
#7
Bridget Mary MAHER
about 1856 (Age 31 years)
Citation details: 8276/1856 MAHER BRIDGET THOMAS CATHERINE WOLLOMBI
Birth of a son
#8
Edward MAHER
July 27, 1858 (Age 34 years)
Citation details: 13600/1858 MAHER EDWARD THOMAS CATHERINE WOLLOMBI
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Birth of a daughter
#9
Catherine Elizabeth MAHER
September 11, 1860 (Age 36 years)
Citation details: 13759/1860 MAHER CATHERINE E THOMAS CATHERINE WOLLOMBI
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Birth of a son
#10
Patrick Frederick MAHER
July 27, 1862 (Age 38 years)
Citation details: 14907/1862 MAHER PATRICK F THOMAS CATHERINE WOLLOMBI
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Birth of a son
#11
William Joseph MAHER
February 17, 1865 (Age 40 years)
Citation details: 16781/1865 MAHER WILLIAM J THOMAS CATHERINE WOLLOMBI
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Marriage of a half-siblingJames WOODBERRYHonorah LYNCHView this family
about 1865 (Age 40 years)
Citation details: 3494/1865 WOODBERRY JAMES LYNCH HONORAH WOLLOMBI
Birth of a son
#12
Michael MAHER
September 27, 1867 (Age 43 years)
Citation details: 13390/1867 MAHER MICHAEL THOMAS CATHERINE NEWCASTLE
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid
Marriage of a half-siblingThomas WOODBERRYEleanor LYNCHView this family
about 1869 (Age 44 years)
Citation details: 3737/1869 WOODBERRY THOMAS LYNCH ELEANOR WOLLOMBI
Marriage of a childRichard GORMANSarah MAHERView this family
about 1873 (Age 48 years)
Citation details: 3406/1873 GORMAN RICHARD MAHER SARAH NEWCASTLE
Death of a sonPatrick Frederick MAHER
May 16, 1873 (Age 48 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5751/1873 MAHER PATRICK THOMAS CATHERINE NEWCASTLE
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Death of a motherSarah Jane PENDERGAST
June 24, 1873 (Age 49 years)
Address: "Grove Hill"
Text:

The children of John and Jane were:

James 1803 -1863 Thomas 1805-1862 Sarah 1806 - 1873 William 1808 - 1850 Bridget 1810 - 1885 Charlotte born 1810

Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 7419/1873 LYNCH SARAH JANE WOLLOMBI
Marriage of a childGeorge HADLOWBridget Mary MAHERView this family
about 1876 (Age 51 years)
Citation details: 3629/1876 HADLOW GEORGE MAHER BRIDGET M NEWCASTLE
Death of a half-brotherJohn LYNCH
September 4, 1878 (Age 54 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 10433/1878 LYNCH JOHN JOHN SARAH WOLLOMBI
Lynch - John
Lynch - John

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Note: The headstone for John is inscribed that he was 46 years of age at the time of his death in 1878.

Death of a half-brotherPatrick LYNCH
August 27, 1883 (Age 59 years)
Address: Wattagan Creek
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 12017/1883 LYNCH PATRICK JOHN SARAH WOLLOMBI
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Death of a sisterBridget TUNNY
February 11, 1885 (Age 60 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14994/1885 MANNIX BRIDGET JOHN SARAH WOLLOMBI
Mannix - Timothy and Bridget
Mannix - Timothy and Bridget

Note: Downloaded from ancestry.com.au Family Tree owned by Loretta Reid.

Death of a half-sisterElizabeth LYNCH
September 1, 1887 (Age 63 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 13270/1887 LYNCH ELIZABETH JOHN SARAH WOLLOMBI
Death of a half-sisterMargaret Jane LYNCH
July 18, 1888 (Age 64 years)
Address: "Yuelba"
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part:

"Margaret married Michael o'Brien at Wollombi. She died [and is buried], at "Yuelba" Surat Qld."

Citation details: 1888/C49 Margaret Jane O'Brien John Lynch Sarah Jane Pentergust
Death of a half-brotherThomas LYNCH
May 25, 1889 (Age 65 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Citation details: 1889/C73 Thomas Lynch John Lynch Sarah Jane Dender
Death of a half-sisterHonorah LYNCH
April 9, 1893 (Age 68 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Death of a half-brotherWilliam LYNCH
March 13, 1894 (Age 69 years)
Cause: Suicide
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Citation details: 1894/C3913 William Lynch John Lynch Sarah Pender
Citation details: 13 February 2012
Text:

In part quoted the following newspapers:

Brisbane Courier:

DETERMINED CASE OF SUICIDE.

BRISBANE, Wednesday.

A Tambo telegram states that William Lynch, an old and respected resident of Tambo, committed suicide there early yesterday morning. He left his house with a gun and shortly afterwards a report was heard. A search being made, Lynch'a body was found 200 yards from the house. He had evidently placed the muzzle in his mouth and discharged the gun with his foot, blowing his brains out. He had lately been much worried over business matters.

TAMBO, March 14..

William Lynch, on old and respected resident of Tambo, committed suicide early yester day morning. He left his house at his selection with a gun, and shortly afterwards a report was heard, and later, Lynch not return ing as expected, his brother-iri-law went in search of him, aod found his body in a clump of dead finish near the rood and about 200 yards from the house. The deceased had evidently placed the muzzle in his mouth and discharged the gun with his foot, blowing his brains out. He had been lately much worried over business matters and no other cause is imaginable for the act. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family. The deceased was a liberal kind-hearted man, and his tragic death is much regretted by this community. He was buried on the evening of his death, a large number following the remains to the grave."

Death of a half-brotherFrederic LYNCH
about 1902 (Age 77 years)
Citation details: 1902/C4181 Frederick Lynch John Lynch Sarah Pendergaste
Death of a half-sisterMary Ann LYNCH
July 23, 1904 (Age 80 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 11682/1904 LYNCH MARY JOHN SARAH WOLLOMBI
Death of a half-sisterSarah H LYNCH
about 1904 (Age 79 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Death of a husbandThomas MAHER
November 17, 1905 (Age 81 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Death of a sonJames MAHER
January 30, 1912 (Age 87 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1465/1912 MAHER JAMES THOMAS CATHERINE GOSFORD
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Death of a sonMichael MAHER
June 9, 1913 (Age 89 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9490/1913 MAHER MICHAEL THOMAS CATHERINE STROUD
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Death of a half-sisterEleanor LYNCH
June 23, 1920 (Age 96 years)
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Field.
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 9735/1920 WOODBURY ELEANOR JOHN SARAH CESSNOCK
Death of a sonEdward MAHER
January 16, 1932 (Age 107 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 1413/1932 MAHER EDWARD THOMAS CATHERINE CESSNOCK
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Death of a daughterBridget Mary MAHER
February 28, 1935 (Age 110 years)
Address: 35 Alexander Avenue
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 726/1935 HADLOW BRIDGET M (-MEAGHER) 78 YRS WILLOUGHBY CHATSWOOD
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Death of a daughterSarah MAHER
August 9, 1935 (Age 111 years)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 19498/1935 GORMAN SARAH (-MAHER) 89 YRS GLEBE GLEBE
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
Deathyes

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 1821Windsor, , New South Wales, Australia
1 year
elder sister
3 years
herself
Mother’s family with John LYNCH - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: 1825Windsor, , New South Wales, Australia
21 months
half-sister
Mary Ann LYNCH
Birth: October 11, 1826 21Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 23, 1904Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
20 months
half-sister
Margaret Jane LYNCH
Birth: June 9, 1828 23Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 18, 1888Surat, , Queensland, Australia
19 months
half-sister
Sarah H LYNCH
Birth: about 1829 23Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1904Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
half-brother
John LYNCH
Birth: about 1832 26Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 4, 1878Wattagan, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
half-sister
Elizabeth LYNCH
Birth: August 17, 1834 29Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 1, 1887Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
half-brother
Thomas LYNCH
Birth: August 26, 1836 31Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 25, 1889Ipswich, , Queensland, Australia
3 years
half-brother
Frederic LYNCH
Birth: August 21, 1839 34Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1902Queensland, Australia
3 years
half-brother
William LYNCH
Birth: May 17, 1842 37Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 13, 1894Ipswich, , Queensland, Australia
3 years
half-sister
Honorah LYNCH
Birth: December 3, 1844 39New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 9, 1893Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
half-sister
Eleanor LYNCH
Birth: about 1847 41Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 23, 1920Cessnock, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
half-brother
Patrick LYNCH
Birth: July 22, 1849 44Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 27, 1883Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with Thomas MAHER - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: June 21, 1842Maitland, , New South Wales, Australia
9 months
son
21 months
daughter
3 years
son
James MAHER
Birth: September 24, 1846 22 22Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 30, 1912Martinsville, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
Sarah MAHER
Birth: about 1849 24 24Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 9, 1935Glebe, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
3 years
daughter
Bridget Mary MAHER
Birth: about 1856 31 31Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 28, 1935Willoughby, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
Edward MAHER
Birth: July 27, 1858 34 34Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 16, 1932Cessnock, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
22 months
son
Patrick Frederick MAHER
Birth: July 27, 1862 38 38Wollombi, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 16, 1873Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
3 years
son
Michael MAHER
Birth: September 27, 1867 43 43Cooranbong, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 9, 1913Stroud, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
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MarriageWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: Family Tree of Loretta Reid.
MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: V18422247 93/1842 MAHER THOMAS TUNNEY CATHERINE LK