- McBrien families
with origins traced to
Lough Erne region, Ireland
Inishmacsaint and Lough Erne,
Counties Fermanagh, Donegal, Cavan and Tyrone, Ireland
into five files, 22nd May 2003
Lough Erne Lineage List
Page was Last Updated on 25th
L-1 Thomas McBrien (
pre1852) m. Sidney Lannia McBrien (
and his wife Sidney Lannia (?Tannia)
McBrien, each of the Parish of Inishmacsaint, Co
Fermanagh, Northern Ireland seem to have been the parents of (at
McBRIEN (born or baptised 3 April 1803 at Tiranagher, Inishmacsaint),
McBRIEN (born or baptised 23 February 1806 at Tiranagher),
JANE McBRIEN (born or baptised 1 May 1808 at Tiranagher FER IRL,
died 1879 NZ; married Thomas Openshaw c1831 NB/NS CAN, two known
McBRIEN (born or baptised 1810 FER IRL, died 1870 NSW AUS; married
Mary McBrien c1834, ?FER, six known daughters).
and Sidney McBrien were deceased by early 1852. Daughter Mary
Jane Openshaw's death certificate states that Thomas was a tanner.
[Note: the above sibling grouping is based solely on the documented
parental names on Mary Jane's New Zealand death certificate and
Carson's Australian immigration listings].
Regarding Tiranagher (Mary Jane Openshaw nee McBrien's
native place), the Townland Index (c1851) lists Tirangher
Beg and Tirangher More as townlands in County Fermanagh, Barony
of Magheraboy, Parish of Inishmacsaint, Poor Law Union of Ballyshannon
[see Selected Towns and Townlands, Parish of Inishmacsaint].
In 1834 Lieutenant P. Taylor wrote regarding the Parish in the
Ordnance Survey Memoirs,
central division is composed of a wild, romantic, mountainous,
heathy district composing the townlands of Lenaghan, Blackslee,
Shean, Bolusky [Bolusty Beg / Bolusty More / Bolustea], Tiernagher
and Drumbag [?Drumbad], forming an irregularly connected range
with the Boho mountains."
The villages Garrison and Derrygonnelly lie in the general vicinity
at the eastern end of the Boho Mountains; Derrygonnelly in 1834
boasted, according to Taylor's report, "about 20 families,
6 of whom are shopkeepers and 12 spirit dealers". Church
Hill, another village mentioned in the report, was smaller. In
the report attention is drawn to the fact that the Parish was
basically owned by three people, the Marquis of Ely, and two
other absentee owners, General Archdale (per Charles I) and Colonel
Montgomery (per James I) . Another landowner just east of Inishmacsaint
(in the parish of Devinish, now called the Parish of Devinish
and Boho) was John Dawson Brien, the sheriff of Fermanag, who
had his home at Castletown, Monea and owned property around Derrygonnelly
. Sanders, Styles and Gower (1982) noted regarding to the Parish
of Devenish records that in the Census of 1841, John Brien, Esq.
was listed as a landowner at Monea and Randleshough living at
Castletown, Monea with family Charlotte (his wife), Mary, Wilhelmina
and servants Robt. Thompson, Henry Dundas and Jane Thompson.
There also appeared to be another "minor" landowner
listed for Drumbeggan (Weir and Fiddis). The only other landowners
listed in the Census were the Marquis of Ely, Col. Archdale and
H. Montgomery; all others listed were freeholders or tenants
and rentals were such that, as the report states "nothing
but the means of transport prevents a simultaneous emigration
to Australia or the Canadas
". While contemporary local
documents mention McBrien with almost monotonous regularity,
there appeared to be no references to O'Brien. [Although there
were a number of Irish names mentioned, Methodist and Presbyterian
influences seemed fairly strong in the district. There were many
reiver families from Berwickshire, Dumfrieshire and Roxburghshire
on the Scottish Borders in the late 16th century represented
in the Barony of Magheraboy including Armstrong, Beattie, Bell,
Kerr, Nixon, Robinson
Several McBriens were recorded at townlands neighbouring Tiranagher
in the early 1800s. Rentals extracted by Ely included the following,
attached to the Manor of Ardgart:
of the Estate of the Rt. Hon the Earl of Ely in the County of
Fermanagh for the half year ending 1 Nov 1793:-
Arrears 1/2 year Arrears
- May 1793
Nov 1793 Nov 1793
- 3. Lower
Ardies James McBrien 5-5-0 5-5-0
- 4. "
" Robt McBrien 5-5-0 5-5-0
- 6. Upper
" Thos McBrien 10-10-0 10-10-0 21-0-0
- 5. West
quarter of 4. John McBrien 10-10-0 10-10-0
Thos McBrien of Upper Ardies was the father of Mary Openshaw
nee McBrien born c1810.
- The McBrien
name also occurs in other townlands in the same district. Since
a townland is a small village or farm settlement of on
average 350 acres they would most probably be related
families. For example, Jack McBrien lived in Drumadillar, a townland
1km SE from Derrygonnelly, and his house "was a magnet for
the scholars of the district, Mills, Nixons, Jack Ward, who was
the Clerk of Petty Sessions and the Parish Priest, Father McGirr"
[the priest died in 1815 and Mary was born c1810, giving a time
relationship on Jack and Mary]. Sam Mills, a schoolteacher at
Drumadillar from 1800 to 1840 taught Jack McBrien surveying.
Presumably Jack was an adult pupil, as he had a house pre-1815,
and a young pupil would probably not be taught surveying unless
apprenticed. McBrien taught his nephew Thomas Nixon, who surveyed
the village in 1845 and later emigrated to Australia, apparently
the Surveyor General of that country"
. The Enniskillener of 6 December 1832 records the death of John
McBrien of Derrygonnelly, land surveyor, a confidential under
agent of the Archdall family;... he was an old and respected
member of the Masonic Institute (in his 84th year). The
Impartial Reporter of the same date gives his name as John M'Brine.
Nixon's name is yet to be traced in Australian records. The Impartial
Reporter of 21 July 1870 mentions him: Thomas Nixon, Government
District Surveyor of Benalla, Australia, son of Mr. John Nixon,
Derrygonnelly, has obtained leave of absence for twelve months,
owing to ill health, and will soon visit his native place, where
we trust he will in a short time regain entire convalescence.
However, a surveyor James McBrien from Enniskillen spent some
time in Australia before emigrating to Ontario CAN. In 1823 he
reported the first European discovery of gold in Australia (in
the Fish River above Bathurst the first payable deposits
were reported by Hargraves at Ophir near Orange, 50 miles to
the west, in 1851). James had returned to England by 1826; his
wife and children emigrated to Canada in the mid-1800s. [James
is discussed further in Section L-10].
Mary Jane McBrien (1808
1879) m. Thomas Openshaw (c1801
daughter of tanner THOMAS McBRIEN and his wife SYDNEY LANNIA
(?Tannia) McBRIEN (formerly McBrien), was a native
of Tiranagher (written as Terriaugher on her death certificate),
Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. She was born or baptised at Tiranagher
on 1 May 1808. Mary Jane married Thomas Openshaw
c1831 at either Halifax, Nova Scotia or Fredericton, New Brunswick,
Canada. Thomas came originally from Lancashire ENG, having been
born in Manchester c1801, the son of cotton manufacturer THOMAS
and Mary later emigrated to Tasmania, where their two daughters
were married in the 1850s, before moving to New Zealand where
they passed their final years. [For further details, refer
Carson McBrien (1810
1870) m. Mary McBrien (c1815
their Australian immigration listings it is known that agricultural
labourer Carson McBrien was the son of THOMAS and
SIDNEY McBRIEN of the parish of Inishmacsaint, Fermanagh, Ireland.
Parish records shew he was baptised (or born?) on 1 July 1810.
Carson's wife Mary McBrien was the daughter of
JOSEPH and MARGARET McBRIEN. Mary's known siblings were John
McBrine, baptised 6 March 1803 to Joseph McBrine and Margt McBrine
of Ardes, Elizabeth McBrine, baptised 10 February 1805 to Joseph
McBrine and Margaret McBrine of Ardies, Margaret McBrine, baptised
4 April 1807 to Jos McBrine and Margt McBrine of Ardies and Jane
McBrien, baptised 19 March 1809 to Joseph McBrien and Margt McBrien
of Ardies. [For
further details, refer to Lineage L-2].
Carson was 38 and Mary 37 when they emigrated to Australia aboard
the ship David McIver, departing Plymouth on 31 December
1851 and arriving in Sydney from Belfast on 9 April 1852 with
their six daughters (unmarried at the time). The David McIver
was placed in quarantine until 19 May, though the last immigrants
were not released therefrom until 24 June. Recapitulation shews
337 emigrants arrived, including 49 families.
- The listings
state that Carson's and Mary's parents were all deceased prior
to the David McIver's departure from Ireland. Carson,
Mary and their daughters were natives of the Parish of Inishmacsaint
[the listings have Innes Mc Mc Scent (sic)] Co Fermanagh. Carson
was a Protestant who could read and write; Mary and the girls
were noted as adherents of the Church of England, all excepting
the younger three able to read. The whole family, excepting the
eldest daughter Mary Anne (who was in the ship's hospital on
arrival), reached Sydney in good health and made no complaints
regarding conditions on the voyage. Carson paid £14 towards
the passage of himself and his family to Australia. Interestingly,
the listings note no known relatives known to be resident in
Information from Trevor Johnston (email@example.com, 28jun2006) indicates Carson indentured his land to Robert Johnston of Tiernagher.
Carson and Mary McBrien were parents of:
JANE McBRIEN [17, farm and house servant] (born c1835, Inishmacsaint;
died 1928 near Parramatta ; married Walter Gates in 1874),35,
died 1928 near Parramatta; married Walter Gates in 1874),
McBRIEN [14, farm and house servant] (born 1838 at Tiranagher,
Inishmacsaint; married William Entwistle in NSW on 2 Aug 1860
(Mike Kirke's line)),
McBRIEN  (born 1841; married William Buckley in NSW on 1859),
McBRIEN  (born 1844 at Tiranagher; died 1878 at Parramatta;
married John Annetts in NSW on 3 December 1860),
McBRIEN  (born 1847 at Tiranagher; died 1929 near Manly NSW;
married Joseph Wilson Raven, 16 August 1870, Queensland)
McBRIEN  (born 1849 at Tiranagher; died 1941 near Ashfield
NSW; married John Wilson in NSW, 1882).
[figures in brackets indicate listed emigration ages (May 1852)].
- The family
quickly moved to North Parramatta where they were soon joined
by relatives from Fermanagh; Carson and Mary remained there for
the rest of their lives. Daughters Margaret, Ruth, Elizabeth,
Mary Jane and Anabel each married at Parramatta , which appears
to have been an early settlement area for other McBrien families.
There remain today several streets in the Parramatta district
named after the daughters' husbands.
McBrien, labourer of Church Street, Parramatta, aged 56 years,
died of dropsy after a three weeks' illness on 5 July 1856. His
wife and all six daughters survived him, and the details for
his death certificate were attested by his nephew William Edwards
of Church Street [erroneously denoting Carson's parents as Carson
and Mary]. [There was a marriage of a William Edwards and a Jane
MacBrien in two ceremonies, at St George in Sydney's south, and
at Parramatta to the west, during 1870 ; it may be that this
William was a nephew (perhaps loosely defined) of Carson].
Mary McBrien died 18 March 1903 at Church Street, Parramatta
North . Her death certificate, attested by her son-in-law Walter
Gates of Parramatta, stated that she was 96 years old when she
died of senile decay which she had endured some six months, that
her father's name was McBrien and that she had married when aged
about 27 and had been resident in Australia some 48 years or
half her life; she was predeceased by Ruth. Mary was interred
with Carson in All Saints CoE cemetery at Parramatta; their plot
is enclosed with an iron railing and has a headstone inscribed:
THE MEMORY OF
DIED JUNE 5 1870
year rolls round, and steal away
breath that first it gave.
we do where're we be
travelling to the grave.
stand thick thro' all the ground
push us to the tomb
fierce diseases wait around
hurry mortals home.
God! on what a slender thread
eternal states of all the dead
life's feeble strings.
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
18th MARCH 1903
aged 96 years.
- A newspaper
obituary (source and date not identified) mentioned that Mary
was a cousin of Assistant Surveyor James McBrien, who made the first European
discovery of gold in Australia in 1823 at Fish River NSW):
of an Old Resident
Mary McBrian, who was regarded as one of the oldest residents
of Parramatta, passed away on Wednesday to her long rest, at
the grand old age of 96 years. Mrs. McBrian was the mother of
Mrs. Walter Gates, Mrs. Entwistle, Mrs. W. Buckley (Toongabbie),
Mrs. John Wilson (Summer Hill), Mrs. J. W. Raven (Coonamble),
and the late Mrs. Annetts. The old lady was a resident of Parramatta
district for half a century and with her husband left Ireland
(County Fermanagh) shortly after the great famine. She was attracted
to Australia by the glowing accounts of her cousin, Assistant-surveyor
James McBrian, who in 1823, found gold in the Fish River, but
was ordered to say nothing about it, as it was feared that great
excitement would prevail, and that this would lead to violence
and attempts to escape on the part of the convicts. The funeral,
which was largely attended, took place on Thursday, the deceased's
mortal remains being interred in All Saint's cemetery, after
a short service in the church, at which the Rev. John Done officiated.
Mrs. Jordan Sparks was in charge of the funeral arrangements,
and many handsome wreaths were laid upon the coffin. For some
time Miss Garland has been conducting a Sunday school at Mrs.
Brian's residence, and her schoolary met at the graveside to
sing the old lady's favourite hymn.
Mary Jane McBrien (c1835
1928) m. Walter Gates (1845
born circa 1835 in the parish of Inishmacsaint TYR, daughter
of CARSON McBRIEN and MARY McBRIEN, was 17 years old when, as
a farm and house servant, she emigrated to Sydney NSW with her
parents and five siblings. At Parramatta in 1874, Mary Jane married
Walter Gates, son of WILLIAM and ELIZABETH GATES,
who had emigrated from Cambridgeshire circa 1856. Mary and Walter
had three known children:
RAVEN GATES (birth registered at Parramatta in 1874; death on 23 October 1953 aged 79 registered at Manly, buried at Mays Hill with sister Lozina; married William John Irwin at Drummoyne, Sydney, 1913),
MARY GATES (“Flossie”, birth registered at Parramatta in 1876; death on 4 June 1935 registered at Parramatta, buried at Mays Hill with daughter Heather Marie Kirkland (died 19 April 1969, aged 59) and Velinda Irwin) and
- WALTER WHITWORTH DESBOROUGH GATES (birth registered at Parramatta in 1879; death on 20 August 1951, aged 72, registerd at Ardlethan, buried at Ardlethan; NSW Electoral Rolls shew Walter [labourer] at Beckorn near Ardlethan/Temora in 1943 and 1949).
NSW Electoral Rolls shew William John Irwin [storekeeper] and Velinda Raven Irwin [home duties] at at Smith street, Parramatta in 1930,1933, 1936, 1937 and 1943, and Velinda at 24 Foamcrest avenue, Newport in 1949.
The birth of Heather M Gates, daughter of Lozina M, had been registered at Burwood in 1903; her death was registered at Parramatta in 1969. Heather Marie Kirkland passed her Nurses' Registration Board examinations at Sydney's Coast Hospital in November 1929. NSW Electoral Rolls shew Heather Marie Kirkland [nurse] at Sydney Hospital in 1930, at 65 Phillip street, Parramatta in 1933 and 1936, at District Hospital,Liverpool in 1949 and 1958, and [nursing sister] at Lidcombe State Hospital in 1963. On 9 February 1954 the NSW Supreme Court granted Probate on the estate of Velinda Raven Irwin deceased late of Newport Beach to Heather Marie Kirkland and Alfred Joseph Morgan.
Gates née McBrien died at Parramatta in 1928. Walter Gates
died on Saturday 5 September 1931; the following obituary appeared
in the Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate of 10
Elizabeth McBrien (1838
) m. William F Entwistle (1836
born 9 April 1838 at Tiranagher in the parish of Inishmacsaint
FER, daughter of CARSON McBRIEN and MARY McBRIEN, was 14 years
old when, as a farm and house servant, she emigrated to Sydney
NSW with her parents and five siblings. Elizabeth married William
F Entwistle on 2 August 1860; he had been born 1 September
1836, the son of WILLIAM ENTWISTLE and MARY CAMPBELL. Elizabeth
bore William three known children:
J ENTWISTLE (birth registered at Parramatta in 1861; lived in Geelong vic in 1903, lived in Melbourne East in 1943; married Samuel Thomas Marchant at Parramatta in 1885, six known issue),
MARY ENTWISTLE (born 23 March 1863, birth registered at Parramatta; died 27 December 1939 at Field Street, Mt Lawley near Subiaco wa; married Robert Cort on 19 July 1882 at All Saints Parramatta , four known issue) and
C ENTWISTLE (born 1865, died at Parramatta in 1918).
L-22.214.171.124 Emily J Entwistle (1861…1942+) m. Samuel Thomas Marchant (1862… 1958)
The marriage of Emily J Entwistle (whose birth was registered at Parramatta in 1861, daughter of ELIZABETH McBRIEN and WILLIAM F ENTWISTLE) and Samuel Thomas Marchant was registered at Parramatta NSW in 1885. Samuel Thomas Marchant, 20, arrived in Melbourne aboard the Thirlmere on 31 December 1882: he was one of thirteen children of JOHN MARCHANT and ANN THOMPSON. Samuel's younger brother Percy Marchant emigrated with wife Emily Hartley in 1894 [research of their family by Linda Combe and Anne Buckingham is on the GenForum WebSite]. Samuel and Emily were the parents of:
- PERCY JOHN MARCHANT (birth registered at Parramatta in 1887; marriage to Annie Elsie Hughes registered in Victoria in 1910 [birth of Elsie Annie Hughes registered to FREDERICK CHARLES HUGHES and MARTHA HARMAN at Hamilton, Victoria, in 1889]; Victorian Electoral Roll shews Percy [optician] and Elsie [home duties] at 6 Meakin st., Geelong in 1924, Elsie was still there in 1931, Elsie and Edgar Frederick Marchant [clerk] in 1936, Elsie, Edgar and Pauline Florence [home duties] were there in 1937 and 1942, Elsie and Edgar there in 1949, 1954, 1963 and 1968, Elsie remained in 1972),
- OSCAR MARCHANT (birth registered in Richmond, Victoria in 1889; death aged 11 registered in Victoria in 1900
- LILLIAN MARCHANT (born 1891; living in Geelong in 1919),
- IVY MARCHANT (birth registered at Parramatta in 1893; living in Geelong in 1914),
- ANNIE DRAEG MARCHANT (birth registered in Sydney in 1895; living in Melbourne in 1963) and
- LOUIE MARCHANT (born 1898; living in Melbourne in 1963).
Victorian Electoral Rolls shew Samuel Thomas Marchant [optician] and Emily [home duties] at Ryrie st., Geelong in 1903, where they were joined by Percy Marchant [traveller] in 1909. Samuel, Emily and Ivy [home duties] were at Ryrie st., Geelong in 1914. Samuel and Emily were there in with Lillian [clerk] and Louie [home duties] (they were listed at Kent House, Ryrie st.) in 1919. Samuel, Emily, Annie Drav. Marchant [attendant] and Louie Marchant [attendant] were at 99 Hoddle st., Richmond North in 1924. Samuel William Marchant [optician] was also listed at 123 Gray st., Melbourne East and Emily Marchant [home duties], Annie Draeg Marchant [home duties] and Louie Marchant [office worker] at 114 Gray st., Melbourne East in 1924; they were all listed at 114 Grey st. in 1931, 1936, 1937 and 1943, where Samuel, Annie and Louie remained in 1949 and 1954. Annie [home duties] and Louie [office wkr.] were still at 114 Grey st., Melbourne in 1963.
Anne Worthington [28sep2010] noted “…Samuel kept a diary of his trip out to Australia. In Parramatta he part-owned a business "Martindale and Marchant Booksellers and Picture-Framers", before moving his business to George St Sydney before 1895, and before 1903 moved to Geelong, Victoria where he became an optometrist, and then moved to Melbourne before 1924. He died in Melbourne in 1958.”
L-126.96.36.199 Alice Mary Entwistle (1863…1939) m. Robert Cort (1855… 1902)
Alice Mary Entwistle (born 23 March 1863, daughter of ELIZABETH McBRIEN and WILLIAM F ENTWISTLE, birth registered at Parramatta nsw) married Robert Cort (born 1855, son of ROBERT CORT and MARY HUNTINGTON) on 19 July 1882 at All Saints Parramatta. Robert and Alice were the parents of:
- WILLIAM HENRY CORT (birth registered at Parramatta in 1883; death on 5 January 1950 registered in Western Australia; marriage to Julia Ellen Margaret [Madge] Knight registered at Kookynie, Western Australia, in 1902),
- STELLA ALICE CORT (born 25 December 1884, birth registered at Parramatta; death [of Alice Prosser, aged 87, daughter of Robert and Alice] on 10 November 1973 registered at Blackwood, Western Australia; as Alice Cort married John Prosser married in Perth in 1909; a Stella A Prosser married at Blackwood in 1939; the 1936 and 1937 Electoral Rolls shew John Arthur Prosser [settler] and Alice Prosser [household duties] at Group 31, loc. 949, Jarnadup, and Stella Alice Proser [probationer] at Manjimup, Western Australia (with four other Prossers nearby)) and
- NELLIE E CORT (birth registered at Parramatta in 1888; death of Nellie Lloyd, aged 66 [born c1890], daughter of Robert and Alice, registered in Perth in1956; marriage to Reginald William Britten Lloyd registered in Perth in 1913; Nellie Cort on Electoral Rolls at 17 Rose street, Subiaco, in 1910; Reginald [carpenter] and Nellie Lloyd [home duties] listed at 30 Union street, Subiaco in 1916) and
- IRENE GLADYS CORT (birth registered at Parramatta in 1891 [indexed as Irene E Cort]; possibly marriage to Reginald Charles Ogborne registered at Subiaco in 1910; Reginald [civil servant] and Irene [home duties] were listed in the 1916 Rolls at 13 Ord street, West Perth).
Western Australian Electoral Rolls shew Alice Mary Cort [widow], William Henry Cort [accountant] and Madge Cort [home duties] at 99 Dyer-street, Melbourne Road district, Perth in 1903. Alice [home duties], William and Madge Cort [home duties] were listed at 99 Dyer street in 1906. Alice was listed at 161 Hamersley road, Subiaco, Perth and at 78 Heytesbury road, Subiaco in 1925, together with Nellie Lloyd [home duties; Reginald William Britten Lloyd [carpenter] was listed at 161 Hamersley road (Nellie was also listed at that address in 1925). Alice was enrolled at 57 Bedford avenue, Subiaco in 1931 and at 43 Keightley road, Subiaco in 1936 and 1937. Alice Cort [married], Nellie Cort [spinster] and Stella Prosser [married] were at 17 Rose street, Subiaco, in 1910.
Alice Mary Cort née Entwistle died on 27 December 1939 at Field Street, Mt Lawley near Subiaco wa. Robert Cort died on 16 November 1902 aged 47 in Western Australia.
Margaret McBrien (1841
1921) m. William Buckley (
born 22 July 1841 at Tiranagher in the parish of Inishmacsaint
FER, was the third of six known daughters of CARSON McBRIEN and
his wife MARY McBRIEN. Margaret married IEN. Margaret married
William Buckley in 1859. Margaret and William were
parents of ten children:
BUCKLEY (born 1859, died 1860),
BUCKLEY (born 1859, perhaps died at Parramatta in 1929),
J BUCKLEY (born 1860; marriage to Edward A Braddick registered at The Glebe nsw in 1884 (perhaps his second marriage); their six children [all born at parramatta] were Margaret Braddick (born 1884), Ella M Braddick (1887), Vera L Braddick (1890), Willie V Braddick (1893), Edward Spencer McBrien Braddick (born 25 April 1895) and Eileen M S Braddick (1898); both Mary J and Edward A Braddick were deceased by October 1918)),
BUCKLEY (born 1862),
T G. BUCKLEY (born 1863),
T M BUCKLEY (born 1864, perhaps died at Liverpool in 1936),
BUCKLEY (born 1867, perhaps died at Parramatta in 1927),
F BUCKLEY (born 1869),
N BUCKLEY (born 1871) and
REBECCA BUCKLEY (born 1876).
Buckley nee McBrien died in 1921.
Ruth McBrien (1844
1878) m. John Annetts (
born 1 April 1844 at Tiranagher in the parish of Innes Mc Mc
Scent [Inishmacsaint] Co Fermanagh, was the fourth of six known
daughters of CARSON McBRIEN and his wife MARY McBRIEN. Ruth was
seven years old when she emigrated to New South Wales with her
parents and sisters aboard the ship sters aboard the ship David
McIver, departing Plymouth on 31 December 1851 and arriving
in Sydney from Belfast on 9 April 1852. The immigration records
list Ruth as an adherent of the Church of England, not yet able
married John Annetts on 3 December 1860 at Parramatta
NSW; their issue included:
ANNETTS (born in 1862 , died in 1865 , at Parramatta),
ANNETTS (born in 1863 at Parramatta [the death of a George Annetts,
parents not specified, was registered at Parramatta in 1894]),
L M ANNETTS (born and died in 1866 at Parramatta ),
G M ANNETTS (born in 1868 at Parramatta ),
MARY ANNETTS (born 19 February 1870 at Parramatta ; in 1889 married
William Alfred Whiteford at Parramatta),
E ANNETTS (born in 1872 at Parramatta ),
WILLIAM ANNETTS (born 22 December 1874 at Parramatta ; married
May Delahunty on 19 July 1905 at Christ Church, Geraldton, Western
EDITH ANNIE ANNETTS (born in 1876 at Parramatta ) and
A E ANNETTS (born in 1877 at Parramatta ).
died at Parramatta in 1878 ; she was buried with her parents
at All Saints' Cemetery, Parramatta.
Bobich née Annetts (pers comm 13 January
2004) is a great great grand-daughter of Ruth Annetts née
may have remarried following Ruth's death; a marriage of John
Annetts and Maria Ogden was registered at Parramatta in 1879.
One birth was registered to this marriage:
EVA ANNETTS (born and died in 1880 at Parramatta ).
Annetts, son of WILLIAM and MARY ANNETTS, died at Parramatta
Martha McBrien (1847
1929) m. Joseph Wilson Raven (
born 3 January 1847 at Tiranagher in the parish of Inishmacsaint
FER, was the fifth of six known daughters of CARSON McBRIEN and
his wife MARY McBRIEN. Martha was four years old when she emigrated
to New South Wales with her parents and sisters aboard the ship
David McIver, departing Plymouth on 31 December 1851 and
arriving in Sydney from Belfast on 9 April 1852. The immigration
records list Martha as an adherent of the Church of England,
not yet able to read. not yet able to read.
married Joseph Wilson Raven on 16 August 1870 in
Queensland. In 1903 they were living in Coonamble, NSW. Their
union resulted in at least five issue:
ANNIE RAVEN (born 1 March 1872, birth registered in Queensland),
EVINA RAVEN (born 10 January 1874, birth registered in Queensland),
V RAVEN (died at Walgett NSW in 1925 ),
W RAVEN (died at Dubbo NSW in 1925 ) and
AFFLECK RAVEN (died at Burwood NSW in 1939 ).
Raven nee McBrien died at Manly NSW in 1929 .
Anabel McBrien (1849
1941) m. John Wilson (
born 4 October 1849 at Tiranagher in the Parish of Inishmacsaint
FER, was the youngest of six known daughters of CARSON McBRIEN
and his wife MARY McBRIEN. Anabel was two years old when she
emigrated to New South Wales with her parents and sisters aboard
the ship David McIver, departing Plymouth on 31 December
1851 and arriving in Sydney from Belfast on 9 April 1852. The
immigration records list Ruth as an adherent of the Church of
England, not yet able to read.
Anabel married John Wilson in 1882; their issue
A WILSON (born 1883 near Canterbury, Sydney, died 1891 near Ashfield,
W WILSON (born 1885 near Ashfield [the death of a William John
Wilson, son of John and Anabel, was registered at nearby Burwood
in 1943]) and
J WILSON (born 1889 near Ashfield).
Wilson nee McBrien died at Ashfield in 1941.
L-2 Joseph McBrine (c1780
1852-) m. Mar garet McBrine (c1780
was McBrien Lineage #18 on the pre-2002 WebSite]
and his wife Margaret (nee McBrine/McBrien)
were parents of (at least):
McBRINE (baptised 6 March 1803 to Joseph McBrine and Margt McBrine
McBRINE (baptised 10 February 1805 to Joseph McBrine and Margaret
McBrine of Ardies),
McBRINE (baptised 4 April 1807 to Jos McBrine and Margt McBrine
McBRIEN (baptised 19 March 1809 to Joseph McBrien and Margt McBrien
of Ardies) and
McBRIEN (born circa 1815, died 1903; married Carson McBrien and
emigrated to New South Wales).
and his wife Margaret were both deceased prior to Mary's emigration
in early 1852.
Mary McBrien (c1815
1903) m. Carson McBrien (1810
aged 37 years, daughter of JOSEPH McBRINE and his wife MARGARET
(nee McBRINE), emigrated to Australia aboard the ship
David McIver, arriving in Sydney on 9 April 1852. With
her was her husband Carson McBrien, an agricultural
labourer aged 38, son of THOMAS McBRIEN and his wife SIDNEY (nee
McBRIEN) of Teerenagher in the parish of Inishmacsaint, and their
six then unmarried daughters. They were all natives of the Parish
of Inishmacsaint [Innes Mc Mc Scent (sic)] Co Fermanagh. Carson
was a Protestant who could read and write; Mary and the girls
were noted as adherents of the Church of England, all excepting
the younger three able to read. [For further details of Mary
and Carson, see section 1.2].
ages recorded in the David McIver's logs implies that
Mary was born circa 1815 and Carson circa 1814.
Carson however appears to have been baptised at Teerenagher in
the parish of Inishmacsaint in 1810.
L-3 Francis McBrien (c1780?
) m. Sidney McBrien (c1780?
(or McBrine) and Sidney McBrien (or
McBrine) married on 24 September 1801 in the Parish
of Inishmacsaint, Middle/Lower Division. They were noted as parents
McBRINE ([Chrisr.] baptised 15 August 1802, Middle/Lower Inishmacsaint),
McBRIEN (baptised 27 June 1804, Middle Inishmacsaint),
McBRINE (baptised 23 March 1806, Middle/Lower Inishmacsaint),
McBRIEN (baptised 10 April ?1808, Middle/Lower Inishmacsaint
(per Bill Barber, 1oct2001)),
McBRIEN (baptised 1 July 1810, Middle/Lower Inishmacsaint) and
McBRIEN ([Wm.] baptised 21 June 1812, Middle Inishmacsaint).
and Sidney were residents of Drumbad in 1802, 1804, 1806 and
1810, and of nearby Ardies in 1808 and 1812.
L-4 Noble McBrine (c1780?
) m. Margaret Bustard (c1780?
and his wife Margaret Bustard (Bustod)
were married by in the parish of Inishmacsaint (Middle/Lower
Division), County Fermanagh. Residents of Terenagher (Terenaghen/Tieranagher/Turnegher)
townland, they were noted as parents of:
McBRINE (baptised 9 May 1802, Middle Inishmacsaint),
McBRIEN (baptised 5 August 1804, Middle Inishmacsaint) and
McBRINE (baptised 28 June 1807, Slavan Division of Inishmacsaint).
the British Isles Vital Records Index [Copyright
1998 by The Church Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints]:
Noble; Marriage; Wife: Mary Rankin; Date: 19 June 1848; husband's
father: Noble McBrien; Wife's Father: Alexander Rankin [FHL 101293]
Noble McBrien the father of Noble who married Mary Rankin was
the 1804 son of Noble McBrine and Margaret Bustard.
neighbours Mary McBrine who married Robert Dundas: they named
a son Noble in 1806. Perhaps Mary was a sister of Noble McBrine.
L-5 Mary McBrine/McBrien (c1780?
) m. Robert D Dundas of Drimbad
/ Bolusty, Inishmacsaint
and Robert D Dundas of Drimbad or Bolusty, Inishmacsaint,
County Fermanagh were the parents of:
DUNDAS (baptised 26 September 1802, Middle/Lower Inishmacsaint)
DUNDAS (born circa 1806, immigrated to Canada about 1833; married
Sarah McBrien about 1850 in Ontario; by 1858 married Margaret
Ann Maxwell in Pittsburg Twp, Victoria Co., Ontario).
neighbours Noble McBrine who married Margaret Bustard: perhaps
Mary was a sister of Noble McBrine.
L-5.1 Noble Dundas (1806
m1(c1850) Sarah McBrien in Ontario; m2(c1858) Margaret Ann Maxwell
son of MARY McBRINE and ROBERT DUNDAS of Drimbad, Inishmacsaint,
was baptised 11 May 1806. Noble immigrated to Canada about 1833
and married Sarah McBrien about 1850 in Ontario.
By 1858, Noble married Margaret Ann Maxwell in Pittsburg Twp,
Victoria Co., Ontario.
was left with the small children when Noble died in 1868 and
remarried two years later to Daniel Thomas Levely. They all came
to Michigan with the rest of the Maxwell family around 1872.
Dundas < Ljdcad@aol.com > is a descendant of Sarah McBrien (?and Noble Dundas?), according
to Pretoria Maxwell of Hope, Michigan < TORY6208@cs.com , 08 September 2001> who
wrote to Bill Barber, Hudson, New Hampshire, regarding Margaret
Ann Maxwell and Noble Dundas. Pretoria Maxwell has information
of both the Dundas and Levely descendants: webSite - http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?nt>s
L-6 Guy McBrien (c1790?
) m. Anne Bailey (c1790?
and his wife Anne Bailey (Baily)
were married by licence on 14 April 1809 in the parish of Inishmacsaint
(Middle/Lower Division), County Fermanagh. Residents of Ardies
townland, they were noted as parents of:
McBRIEN (baptised 4 March 1810, Middle/Lower Inishmacsaint),
McBRIEN (baptised 16 March 1812, Middle Inishmacsaint) and
McBRIEN (baptised 8 February 1814, Middle/Lower Inishmacsaint).
- L-7 James McBrien (c1790?
) m. Catherine Dundas (c1790?
- James [Jas.]
McBrien and his wife Cath. [?Catherine]
Dundas were married by licence on 29 November 1810
in the parish of Inishmacsaint (Middle Division), County Fermanagh.
Residents of Terenagher townland, they were noted as parents
McBRIEN (baptised 16 February 1812, Middle Inishmacsaint) and
McBRIEN (baptised 19 September 1813, Middle/Lower Inishmacsaint).
- L-8 Thomas McBrien (c1848
1930) m1. Mary McDonnald (
m2. Jane Whiting née Mobbs (c1850
Thomas McBrien, son of carpenter JOHN McBRIEN,
died aged 82 years on 26 April 1930 at Maitland Street, Stanford
Merthyr in Tarro shire near Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley
region of NSW. His son Carson McBrien stated at that time that
Thomas had been born at Enniskillen in Fermanagh, Ireland, and
had been in New South Wales some 68 years. Thomas would have
been born about 1848, and would have emigrated about 1862 when
aged about 14 years. The identity of Thomas' mother was unknown,
and Enniskillen may have been a regional reference to his birthplace.
[Note that in 1881
the Peterborough delivered immigrants Arthur McBrien and
his sister Eliza McBrien from Fermanagh to Sydney. Both Arthur,
aged 33 years, and Eliza, aged 28 years, noted their mother as
Jane, still living in Fermanagh, and their brother Thomas already
a resident at Parramatta. This Thomas may have been Thomas born
c1848, whose children's birth and death registrations indicate
he resided at Parramatta in 1881. Alternatively, Arthur and Eliza
could have been the children born 1846 and 1852 to Arthur McBrien
and Jane Belford in Fermanagh, who had a son Thomas born 1830
(about whom little is known) and several other children, some
of whom including Thomas emigrated to NSW and settled in Sydney
and Parramatta (see section L-9). However Arthur born 1846
is known to have emigrated in 1864 aboard the Sirocco
with his brother Andrew (their brother Thomas was already resident
at Parramatta - see section L-9.6) and is unlikely to have been
allowed assisted immigrant status a second time for a passage
in the Peterborough.]
married twice. His first marriage, to Mary McDonnald,
was registered at Parramatta NSW in 1870. Thomas and Mary were
noted as parents of:
McBRIEN (aged 60 years in 1930),
JOHN McBRIEN (birth registered in 1871, death registered in 1872,
FRANCIS McBRIEN (birth registered in 1873 at Parramatta, death
registered at Randwick NSW in 1945; married Mary J Allport in
Sydney in 1898, two issue; married Jessie Taylor in Sydney in 1906 (divorced in 1918); married Margaret Elizabeth
Quilkey (Peg) at Annandale NSW in 1936; lived at
Tempe about 1940),
JOSEPH McBRIEN (birth registered 1876, death registered 1884,
at Parramatta, a notice regarding the death of Walter Joseph McBrien on 1 September 1884, aged 8 years, “late of Palmer-street”, was published in Sydney’s Cumberland Mercury on 3 September 1884),
- ANDREW CHARLES McBRAIN (birth registered 1877, Parramatta; died died at Wagga Wagga on 22 April 1963; marriage to Aimee Jane Rainey Marsh registered at Wagga Wagga in 1908, six known issue),
BALFOUR McBRIEN (born about September 1979 [aged 50 years in 1930] whose
death was registered in 1942 at Kurri Kurri; marriage to Alice Georgina Clark registered at Waverley in 1930, though in 1902 stated be married; one son orn 1901-2) and
L McBRIEN (birth registered in 1881, death registered in 1882,
- The death
of a Mary McBrien, daughter of JOHN and FANNIE and perhaps the
wife of Thomas McBrien, was registered at Parramatta in 1881;
she may have died as a result of childbirth. Thomas' second marriage
was about 1883 [registered in 1886] at Parramatta toJane
Whiting née Mobbs, daughter of JOHN MOBBS and ELIZABETH BEST baptised in 1850. Thomas and Jane were parents of:
JANE ELIZABETH McBRIEN (born and died in 1887 at Parramatta: a notice regarding the death of Nellie Jane Elizabeth McBrien on 17 November 1887, aged 10 months, “late of Parramatta”, was published in the Sydney Mornng Herald on 19 November 1887),
E MAY McBRIEN (birth registered at Parramatta in 1889, aged 40
years in 1930; married John H Draper at Granville in 1911),
JOHN THOMAS MacBRIEN (birth registered at Parramatta in 1892, aged 37
years in 1930; death registered at Parramatta in 1972; married Maud(e) Solomon; one known issue) and
- GLADYS MAY McBRIEN (birth registered at Ryde NSW in 1895, aged 33 years
in 1930; one child born and died in 1913; married William A G
Collins in Sydney in 1915, two known issue).
- By her previous marriage to Joseph Whiting at Parramatta in 1866, Jane was the mother of eight to ten children including:
- ROSE ETTA WHITING (The Sydney Morning Herald of Thursday 9 January 1913 (p8) noted: “MARSHALL.—November 27, 1912, at San Francisco, California, Rose Etta, dearly beloved wife of George Marshall, fourth daughter of the late Joseph Whiting, of Grose-street, Parramatta, and the late Mrs. McBrien, Church-street, Carlingford, aged 38 years. At rest. Roses may fade, but your memory never. Inserted by her loving sister, Mrs. Josephine Fry.”; marriage as Rosetta Whiting to George McL Marshall registered in Sydney in 1899) and
- ANNIE JOSEPHINE WHITING (“Josephine”, living in Sydney in 1913; marriage to Thomas Fry registered at Parramatta in 1887).
was buried on 27 April 1930 in the Church of England cemetery
at Kurri Kurri, Arnold Bailey reading the service. Brian Perry [13 December 2001] has access to the Kurri Kurri cemetery records
with listings. The only McBriens listed are (all in the Church
of England section]:
McBrien (buried 27 April 1930, grave site 24, 33),
McBrien (buried 13 May 1933, grave site 24, 33),
Balfour McBrien (buried 31 October 1942, grave site 2, 34 [son
of the above]) and
(buried 29 September 1940, grave site 26, 33 [granddaughter of
Carson Balfour McBrien]).
that McBrien is not a common surname, and that Carson is a very
uncommon Christian name, it seems likely that Thomas was related
to Carson McBrien of Parramatta NSW.
L-8.1 Thomas Francis
1945) m1. Mary Josephine Allport (1872…1901); m2. Jessie Taylor (…); m3. Margaret Elizabeth Quilkey (…1951)
- Thomas Francis
son of THOMAS McBRIEN and MARY McDONNALD, was born about 1873 at Parramatta
in Sydney's west. Thomas married Mary Josephine Allport in Sydney in
1898; her birth had been registered at Parramatta in 1872 to WILLIAM EDWARD ALLPORT and MARY RYAN [whose marriage was registered at Parramatta in 1872]. Thomas and Mary were the parents of:
VINCENT McBRIEN (birth registered at Parramatta in 1899 though Army enlistment has born 18 February 1900 at Parramatta; married Nellie May Brown in 1926 at Parramatta; Ashton was adopted (?sold as a child?) and brought up as Ashton Taylor; death as Ashton Vincent Taylor, son of THOMAS FRANCIS and MARY JOSEPHINE, registered in NSW in 1974) and
FRANCIS McBRIEN (birth in 1901 registered at Parramatta; married Norah
K Guthrie in 1927 at St Peters NSW; Norah Kathleen McBrien re-married
at Granville in 1936, her second husband being Henry John Edward
- The death of Mary J McBrien née Allport, daughter of WILLIAM E and MARY, aged 28, occurred at Parramatta District Hospital on 5 July 1901, as noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 6 July 1901: “McBRIEN.—July 5, 1901, at District Hospital, Parramatta, Mary Josephine, beloved wife of Thomas Francis McBrien, aged 28 years.”.She was buried in St Patrick's cemetery at North Parramatta, three
or four graves to the left of the chapel (with some McDonalds).
Thomas Francis McBrien re-married in Sydney in 1906: the marriage, to Jessie Taylor, lasted to Saturday 6 April 1918, when The Sydney Morning Herald (p9) reported: “McBRIEN v McBRIEN. Mr. R. W. Fraser appeared for Jessie McBrien (formerly Taylor), who sought a divorce from Thomas Francis McBrien, to whom she was married on December 19, 1906, at the New Unitarian Church, Sydney. The issue of desertion was proved, and a decree nisi granted, returnable in six months."
Thomas Francis McBrien, widower labourer aged 44 years, of Murwillumbah, Tweed
River NSW, a Roman Catholic, enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on
28 July 1916 for duty in World War 1. Given service number 2615 and ranked
Private, he was assigned to 42 Infantry Battalion (5th Reinforcements (June-December
1916)) and embarked on HMAT Kyarra (A55) on 17 November 1916 at Brisbane.
His next-of-kin was noted as his father, Mr Thomas McBrien of Kurri Kurri
Thomas, an unmarried labourer aged 43 years, of Queensland, previously disembarked
with 43rd Battalion (5th Reinforcements), still ranked Private, was reassigned
to 27th Batallion (18th Reinforcements) and reembarked on HMAT Berrima (A35) on 23 December 1916, at Fremantle WA. His next-of-kin was noted as his
father, Mr Thomas McBrien, Post Office, Kurri Kurri NSW.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew Thomas Francis McBrien [labourer] at State Hospital, Flemington [Lidcombe] in 1930. It appears that Thomas Francis McBrien re-married at Annandale in Sydney’s inner west in 1936, his third wife being Margaret Elizabeth Quilkey. The Rolls shew Thomas Francis McBrien [labourer] and Margaret Elizabeth McBrien [home duries] at 19 Chestnut road, Auburn, in 1937.
Basil McBrien and a Patrick McBrien, along with Ashton Taylor, Agatha Saunders, Lucy Wall, Frank Allport, Kathleen Christian, Edith Lawler, Lizzie Ryan, William Allport and Bertha Lawler were among the mourners at the funeral of their aunt Edith Selina Allport, who died at her residence (2 Aird Street, Parramatta) on 23 August 1940. The Sydney Morning Herald on Saturday 24 August 1940 (p12) reported: “ALLPORT.—August 23, 1940 at her residence 2 Aird Street Parramatta, Edith Selina Allport, beloved aunt ot Basil McBrien, Patrick McBrien, Ashton Taylor, Agatha Saunders, Lucy Wall, Frank Allport, Kathleen Christian, Edith Lawler, Lizzie Ryan, William Allport, and Bertha Lawler. R.l.P.”
The Rolls shew Thomas Francis McBrien [labourer] and Margaret Elizabeth McBrien [home duries] at Campbell Hill road, Guildford, in 1943.
The death of Thomas Francis McBrien, son of THOMAS and MARY, apparently at Rockdale, was registered at Randwick in 1945.
- The death of Margaret Elizabeth McBrien on 29 January 1951, aged 78, 'late of Hurstville', daughter of WILLIAM and ELLES, was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 30 ans 31 January, and 1 February 1951.
L-8.1.1 Ashton Vincent McBrien a.k.a. Ashton Vincent Taylor (1900…1974) m. Nellie May Brown (1904…2010)
- The birth of Ashton Vincent McBrien, son of THOMAS FRANCIS McBRIEN and MARY JOSEPHINE ALLPORT, was registered at Parramatta in 1899 though WW2 enlistment states that he was born 18 February 1900 at Parramatta. Ashton's mother died shortly after the 1901 birth of his brother Basil and Ashton was adopted and brought up as Ashton Vincent Taylor.
The marriage of Ashton to Nellie May Brown was registered at Parramatta in 1926; they were the parents of (at least):
- KENNETH CHARLES TAYLOR (born 1 February 1927 at Parramatta; death on 3 July 1993, aged 66, 'late of Terrigal, formerly of Rydalmere', was reported in the Sydney Morning Herald on 5 July 1993; possible marriage to Clarice Shirley Janet Wilmot registered at Parramatta in 1950).
- NSW Electoral Rolls shew Ashton Vincent Taylor [labourer] and Nellie May Taylor [home duties] at Thomas street, Parramatta in 1930 [other Taylors also lived in that street] and 1933, and at 41 Thomas street, Parramatta in 1936 and 1937. Ashton Vincent Taylor enlisted in the Australian Army at Parramatta on 2 July 1940, noting his birth as at Parramatta on 18 February 1900 and his 'next-of-kin' as Nellie Taylor: he was discharged as a Gunner from 'R R D Arty' [?Reserve Regiment D Artillery?] on 27 January 1941. The Rolls shew Ashton Vincent Taylor [labourer] and Nellie May Taylor [home duties] still at 41 Thomas street, Parramatta in 1943.
The Rolls next shew Ashton Vincent Taylor [labourer] at 41 Thomas street, Parramatta while Nellie May Taylor [storekeeper] with Kenneth Charles Taylor [grocer] were at 112 Albert street, Parramatta, in 1949, Ashton [labourer] at 41 Thomas street, Parramatta and Nellie [storekeeper] at 112 Albert street, Parramatta, in 1954, 1958 and 1963.
The death of Ashton Vincent Taylor born McBrien, son of THOMAS FRANCIS and MARY JOSEPHINE, registered in NSW in 1974.
The Rolls listed Nellie May Taylor [storekeeper] at 112 Albert street, North Parramatta, in 1980. The death of Nellie May Taylor née Brown on 16 September 2010, aged 106, 'late of Parramatta', was noted in the Sydney Morning Herald on 20 September 2010 and in Sydney's Daily Telegraph the next day.
L-188.8.131.52 Kenneth Charles Taylor (1927…1993) m. Clarice Shirley Janet Wilmot (…)
- Kenneth Charles Taylor, son of ASHTON VINCENT TAYLOR born McBRIEN and NELLIE MAY BROWN, was born 1 February 1927 at Parramatta. Kenneth enlisted in the Australian Army at Parramatta on 10 March 1945, noting his birth details and his 'next-of-kin' as Nellie Taylor: he was discharged as a Signalman from '33 Aust D/R Sec' on 28 November 1947.
It appears that Kenneth married Clarice Shirley Janet Wilmot as registered at Parramatta in 1950 and that they were the parents of (at least):
- BRIAN WILMOT TAYLOR (army officer in 1980) and,
- BRUCE WILMOT TAYLOR (teacher in 1980).
- NSW Electoral Rolls shew Ashton Vincent Taylor [labourer] at 41 Thomas street, Parramatta but Nellie May Taylor [storekeeper] with Kenneth Charles Taylor [grocer] were at 112 Albert street, Parramatta, in 1949. Kenneth Charles Taylor [bus driver] and Clarice Shirley Janet Taylor [home duties] were at 6 Mombri street, Merrylands in 1954 and 1958. Kenneth Charles Taylor [refinery operator] and Clarice Shirley Janet Taylor [home duties] were also listed at 16 Mary parade, Rydalmere, in 1958 and again in 1963. Kenneth Charles Taylor [refinery operator] and Clarice Shirley Janet Taylor [home duties] were at 106 Willoughby Rd., Terrigal in 1980, along with Brian Wilmot Taylor [army officer]. Bruce Wilmot Taylor [teacher] and Coralie May Taylor [hairdresser].
The death of Kenneth Charles Taylor on 3 July 1993, aged 66, 'late of Terrigal, formerly of Rydalmere', was reported in the Sydney Morning Herald on 5 July 1993..
L-8.1.2 Basil Francis McBrien (1901
) m1. Norah Kathleen Guthrie
(1907… 1990), m2. Gladys Roach (1903…)
son of THOMAS FRANCIS McBRIEN and MARY JOSEPHINE ALLPORT, was born in
1901 near Parramatta; his mother died shortly after his birth.
Basil married Norah Kathleen Guthrie in March 1927 at Enmore, according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church [marriage registered at St Peters nsw]; she hailed from the Nambucca district on the NSW mid-north coast: Norah's birth to JOHN and ADELAIDE E had been registered at Macksville in 1907. Basil and Norah were the parents of::
PATRICK McBRIEN (born in 1927; marriage to Mary Philomena Fogarty registered at Auburn in 1952; in 1999 they lived at 42 Balmoral Street, Northmead).
- NSW Electoral Rolls shew Basil Francis McBrien [sheet iron wk.] at Aird and O'Connell streets, and Norah Kathleen McBrien [home duries] at 2 Aird street [the same place], Parramatta, in 1930, 1933 and 1936.
Basil and Norah's marriage did not last, Basil securing a decree nisi for dissolution after Norah was found to have committed adultery with a Harry John Edward Farraway, as reported in The Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday 5 November 1935 (p8).
Basil and Norah each later re-married. Norah Kathleen McBrien re-married at Granville in 1936, her second husband being Henry John Edward Farraway. Electoral Rolls shew Henry John Edward Farraway [labourer] and Norah Kathleen Farraway [home duries] at 75 Old Prospect road, Wentworthville, in 1943 and 1949. Henry and Norah are listed with Barny Edward Farraway [shop assistant] at 85 Darcy road, Wentworthville in 1958 and at 55 Darcy road, Wentworthville in 1963. Norah Kathleen Farraway [home duries] was listed with Antonia Aldegonda Farraway [home duties], Gregory Henry Farraway [mechanic], Keith Maxwell Farraway [no occupation listed] and Laurie Henry Farraway [boilermaker] at 5 Old Stock Route Road, Oakville, in 1980. The death of Norah Kathleen Farraway formerly McBrien née Guthrie on 9 June 1990, 'late of Wentworthville',was noted in the Sydney Morning Herald on 11 June 1990.
The Rolls shew Basil Francis McBrien [sheet iron wk.] still at Aird and O'Connell streets, Parramatta, in 1937, and Basil Francis McBrien [stove maker] at 4 Aird street, Parramatta, in 1943.
Basil 's second marriage, to Gladys Roach, was registered in Sydney in 1949. The birth of Gladys Roach, to WILLIAM and EMMA, had been registered at Parramatta in 1903. The Rolls shew Basil Francis McBrien [stove maker] and Gladys McBrien [home duries] at 14 Royston street, Darlinghurst, in 1949.
Basil and Gladys soon separated. Basil Francis McBrien [sheet metal worker] is listed at 12 St. Peters street, St Peters in 1954, at 60 Hutchinson street, St Peters in 1958, at 13 Renwick street, Alexandria in 1963, and Basil Francis McBrien [metal worker] at 158 Belmont street, Zetland, in 1980. Gladys McBrien [home duries] remained at 14 Royston street, Darlinghurst, in 1954. Gladys McBrien [telephonist] was at 203 Juno parade, Chullora, in 1958, at 203 Juno parade, Chullora, in 1963, and [no occupation shewn] at 21/22 Meldrum Avenue, Mt Ptitchard, in 1980.
L-184.108.40.206 Basil Patrick McBrien (1927…) m. Mary Philomena Fogarty (…)
- Basil Patrick McBrien, son of BASIL FRANCIS McBRIEN and NORAH KATHLEEN GUTHRIE, was born in 1927. Basil's marriage to Mary Philomena Fogarty was registered at Auburn nsw in 1952: in 1999 they lived at 42 Balmoral Street, Northmead.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew Basil Patrick McBrien [pathology teacher] at 3 Aird street, Parramatta, in 1949 and Basil [pathology technician] at 4 Aird street, Parramatta, in 1954, where he was listed with Mary Philomena McBrien [home duties] in 1958. Later in 1958, and again in 1963, Basil Patrick McBrien [biochemist] and Mary Philomena McBrien [home duties] were enrolled at 42 Balmoral road, Northmead. The Rolls shew Basil Patrick McBrien [biochemist] and Mary Philomena McBrien [home duties], with Kevin John McBrien [student], Mary Ann McBrien [cmptmtrst] and Matthew Vincent McBrien [butcher], at 42 Balmoral road, Northmead, in 1980, with a Michael Patrick McBrien [nurse] and Shelley Maree McBrien [receptionist] nearby at 28 Moxhams road, Northmead.
In 1999 Basil Patrick McBrien remembered a Thomas McBrien who was a wood and coal merchant in winter, and an ice merchant in summer, selling his family ice about 1937.
L-8.2 Andrew Charles McBrien
1963) m. Aimee Jane Rainey Marsh (
[this sub-lineage 'Andrew Charles McBrien (1878…1963) m. Aimee Jane Rainey Marsh (…1921)' was moved from Section L-75.2.1 on 11 January 2014, becoming Section L-8.2, following an eMail from Su Tayler, Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia [7 January 2014] who researches the Marsh side of the family:
on 25 December 2003 lineage 'A-1 Andrew C McBrien (…1963) m. Aimee Jane ?Raine Marsh (…1921) had been merged with Lineages A-2 and A-14 to form Lineage L-75 [provenance changed to Lough Erne area, Ireland]'.
The birth of Andrew Charles McBrain, son of THOMAS McBRAIN and MARY, was registered at Parramatta in 1878. The marriage of Andrew Charles McBrien to Aimee Jane Rainey Marsh was registered at Wagga Wagga in 1908i. Aimee had been born on Jersey in the Shetland Isles. Andrew and Aimee / Amy registered the following births and death for their children at Wagga Wagga in the years indicated:
- LESLIE JAMES McBRIEN (birth registered at Wagga Wagga in 1909i; living at Wagga Wagga in 1980; seemingly never married),
- LINDA O McBRIEN (birth
1911; death registered at Junee in 1932; marriage to Reuben C Diessel registered at Junee in 1929),
- LIONEL V McBRIEN (birth registered at Wagga Wagga in 1912; death registered at Wagga Wagga in 1914),
- ROY McBRIEN (birth registered at Wagga Wagga in 1915; death registered in NSW in 1974; married Mollie Irene Burden at Wagga Wagga about 1943, three issue),
- EDNA MAY McBRIEN (birth
1915 ; possibly the mother of Gwen Margaret McBrien whose death was
registered at Redfern in 1939; apparently the mother of Patricia Ann
McBrien and Geoffrey McBrien who deaths were registered at Wagga Wagga in
1943 ) and
- DOROTHY MAY McBRIEN (married
Ernest Edward McGregor at Wagga Wagga in 1938 ; still living in 1998).
An Amy McBrien, born 21 June 1921 at Wagga Wagga, enlisted into the Australian
Army in March 1943 at Paddington NSW; at enlistment she was apparently residing
at nearby Marrickville. She noted her next-of-kin as Charles McBrien. Private
Amy McBrien was discharged at 2 AWAS Training Depot on 30 June 1943.
The death of Amy J McBrien,
daughter of ELIJAH and ZELIE, was registered at Wagga Wagga in 1921. The family
was split when Aimee died and Roy raised by an aunt. Andrew McBrien, described
once as an eccentric, died at Wagga Wagga in 1963.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew Andrew McBrien [labourer] at Lake Albert., Wagga Wagga in 1936, 1937, 1943, 1949 and 1954. The Rolls have Andrew [no occupation noted] and his son Leslie James McBrien [labourer] at 153 Lake Albert road, Wagga Wagga in 1958.
Andrew McBrien, described once as an eccentric, died at Wagga Wagga on 22 April 1963 and was buried in Wagga Monumental Cemetery two days later.
An Amy Lorna McBrien (Lorna)
married William Alfred Pearsall at Wagga Wagga in 1944. Electoral Rolls shew William Alfred Pearsall [water board employee] and Amy Lorna Mary Pearsall [home duties] at 8 Knight street, Erskinville,in 1949.
L-8.2.1 Leslie James McBrien (1909…1980+)
The birth of Leslie James McBrien, a son of ANDREW McBRIEN and his wife AIMEE JANE RAINEY MARSH, was registered in Wagga Wagga in 1909.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew Leslie James McBrien [kitchenhand] at c/o H. T. Prowse, Oura [North Wagga Wagga] in 1930, Leslie James McBrien [labourer] at Lake rd., Wagga in 1933, 1936, 1937, 1943, 1949 and 1954. The Rolls have Leslie James McBrien [labourer] and his father Andrew [no occupation noted] at 153 Lake Albert road, Wagga Wagga in 1958; Leslie remained listed at that address in 1980.
L-8.2.2 Linda O McBrien (1909…1932) m. Reuben C Diessel (…)
The birth of Linda O McBrien, daughter of ANDREW McBRIEN and his wife AIMEE JANE RAINEY MARSH, was registered in Wagga Wagga in 1909. The marriage of Linda D McBrien to Reuben C Diessel registered at Junee in 1929.
The death of Linda O Diessel née McBrien, daughter of ANDREW C and his wife AMY J, was registered at Junee in 1932.
L-8.2.3 Roy McBrien (1915…1974) m. Mollie Irene Burden (…1998+)
Roy McBrien (born in Wagga Wagga 27 March 1915 and raised there by an aunt) was the son of ANDREW McBRIEN and his wife AIMEE JANE ?RAINE MARSH. Roy, believed to have been strongly Roman Catholic, married Mollie Irene Burden at Wagga Wagga about 1943 and they raised at least three children:
- PAULINE Ann McBRIEN (married Ronald Russell Luker in January 1967, three issue),
- PETER ROY McBRIEN (two issue) and
- DAVID McBRIEN (married ?Dianne, three issue).
Roy McBrien, born 27 March 1915 at Wagga Wagga, enlisted into the Australian Army (service number NX95422) on 23 April 1942 at Paddington nsw; at enlistment he was a resident of Wagga Wagga, and noted his next-of-kin as Charles McBrien. Private Roy McBrien was discharged at 149 General Transport Company on 18 April 1944.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew Roy McBrien [labourer] at 57 Brookong avenue, Wagga Wagga in 1936 and 1937. Roy was listed at 7 Richard street, Wagga Wagga in 1943, where he was listed with Molly Irene McBrien [ home duties] in 1949, 1954 and 1958. Roy [factory hand] and Molly [home duties] were listed at 306 Waterloo road, Chullora, in 1963 and 1968.
A notice regarding the death of Roy McBrien, son of CHARLES ANDREW and JEANE RAIMY, on 27 February 1974, “late of Greenacre [nsw]”, was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 1 March 1974.
Molly Irene McBrien [home duties] is listed in the 1980 Electoral Rolls at 306 Waterloo road, Greenacre [subdivded from Chullora]. In 1998 Mollie, who distantly knew of Leslie, Amy Lorna (but known as 'Lorna') and Edna, lived in Penrith. The family rumour was that forebears had been very much publicans and those that weren't spent much of their time in those types of establishments.
About 1988 while living in Adelaide, David McBrien spoke to a Peter (?) McBrien who was running a hotel there and who had just announced the birth of his son David in the Adelaide Advertiser, the name no longer appears in the Adelaide telephone directory.
David also recalled seeing McBriens mentioned on the Goulburn War Memorial for the First World War.
L-8.2.4 Dorothy May McBrien (1920…2001) m. Ernest Edward McGregor (1914…1990)
Dorothy May McBrien, daughter of ANDREW McBRIEN and his wife AIMEE JANE RAINEY MARSH, was born on 5 May 1920, probably at Wagga Wagga. The marriage of Dorothy May McBrien to Ernest Edward McGregor was registered at Wagga Wagga in 1938; the birth of Ernest E McGregor on 1 May 1914 to farmer DUNCAN D and EMILY ISABEL had been registered at Wagga Wagga in 1914.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew Ernest Edward McGregor [labourer] along with his parents at Pine Gully, North Wagga Wagga in 1936, 1937 and 1943. Ernest Edward McGregor [drover] and Dorothy May McGregor [home duties] were enrolled at 21 Wall street, North Wagga Wagga, in 1949, at 12 Albury street, Harden in 1954. Ernest Edward [“Shady”] McGregor died on 26 December 1990 and was buried inWagga Wagga General Cemetery (lawn) on 31 December 1990.
The Rolls shew Dorothy May McGregor [waitress] at 29 Evans street, Wagga Wagga, in 1958, 1968, and Dorothy May McGregor [home duties] with (her son?) Allan Edward McGregor at 119 Beckwith St., Wagga Wagga in 1980. Dorothy was still living in 1998.
Dorothy May McGregor died on 16 November 2001 and was buried in Wagga Wagga General Cemetery on 21 November 2001..
L-8.2 Carson Balfour McBrien
1942) m. Alice Georgina Clark (1884
son of THOMAS McBRIEN and MARY McDONALD, was born at Parramatta on 30 September 1879. When a moustachioed Carson aged 22 ran foul of the law in April 1902, he described that he was married and supporting his wife, child and himself, and he had been employed as a groom on 12s a week plus keep for the five months to 29 March, and after giving his wife half of the 12s per week saved £7 in the course of the five months. Carson was sentenced to eighteen months with hard labour for, in company, unlawfully assaulting and robbing Hugh Kennedy in Parramatta.
Alice Georgina Clark bore Carson Balfour McBrien one child, a son:
BALFOUR McBRIEN (born 1901/2 at Parramatta; died 1961; married
Hazel L Rees in 1930; three issue).
- Carson's statement in May 1902 that he was married and had a child is consistent with that of Alice McBrien in December 1902 (below), though one source said he married Alice Georgina Clark at Merewether nsw in 1930 [the event registered at Waverley in 1930], just three years before her death. Alice (“Lally”) was born 5 August 1884 at “Nu(ru)llambones”? (or “Williambone”?) Station near Walgett in north-western NSW, daughter of saddler JAMES CLARK and ELIZA GANNON, who had married at Walgett on 23 June 1880. James had been born circa 1859 in London eng, and Eliza circa 1858 at Cooks River [?Sydney nsw]. Alice was their third child, one female living and one deceased at the time of her birth.
sibling of Alice was Florence Maud M Clark, born at Narrabri
in 1881, daughter of James and Eliza Clark. She married Joseph
W Arundale at Parramatta in 1901. Joseph, born at Parramatta
in 1872, was the son of Samuel and Margaret Arundale; his siblings
were Ruby M Arundale (born 1901) and Dercy H Arundale (born 1906).
Joseph and Florence's son Atherston (or Atheretone) W Arundale
[“Tuppence”] was born at Parramatta on 4 July 1902;
he married Mary Johns at Kurri Kurri in 1922. A descendant of
Atherstone [April 2000] was Andrew Radclyffe . Donna Arundale
[April 2000 ] is another descendant of Samuel and Margaret.
- The death
of Alice G McBrien nee Clark was registered at Kurri Kurri
in 1933; she died from cancer. The death of Carson Balfour McBrien
was registered at Kurri Kurri in 1942, the son of THOMAS and
MARY. Carson died at Stanford Merthyr near Kurri
Kurri on 30 October 1942. A miner, he was apparently also a proud
Orangeman, politically a communist, and an eager reader of the
Tribune. His excessive liking of rum eventually led to a bout
of pneumonia and death.
L-8.2.1 Reginald Balfour
1961) m. Hazel Linda Rees (1908
born 26 December 1901/2 at Parramatta [though registered at Parramatta
in 1930], son of CARSON BALFOUR McBRIEN and ALICE G CLARKE, married
Hazel Linda Rees at Kurri Kurri in December 1930.
Hazel, born at Minmi NSW on 4 January 1908, was the fifth of
seven known children of JAMES H REES and SARAH E HARRISON who
had married at Minmi in 1899; the births of Hazel's known siblings
were all registered at Minmi save the last, registered at Kurri
Kurri in 1917. Reginald and Hazel had one daughter and two sons:
ALWYN McBRIEN (born 1931),
McBRIEN (born 1933, died at Kurri Kurri in 1940 aged
7 years) and
ARTHUR McBRIEN (born 1939; in 1998 was at Mossman QLD).
McBrien died in 1961. Like his father, he had been a coal miner,
later working for the Hunter District Water Board.
was a director of the Kurri Kurri Workers Club, and frequently
noted or pictured in local newspaper reports. Hazel McBrien,
widow aged 77 years of 53 Wallsend Street, Stanford Methyr, died
on 18 January 1985 at Kurri Kurri District Hospital; remembered
as a wonderful person, a real dream.
L-8.3 Beatrice E May McBrien
6.8.4 1966) m. John Herbert Draper (c1888… 1922); m2. Samuel Thomas Muir (1886… 1941)
E May McBrien,
daughter of THOMAS McBRIEN and JANE WHITING, was born about 1889
at Parramatta. Beatrice married John Herbert Draper at
nearby Granville in 1911; John and Beatrice were parents of:
MAY DRAPER (birth registered at Granville in 1912; death registered at Wallsend in 1965; married Frank Thomas Cannon at Granville in 1936; NSW Electoral Rolls shew Frank Thomas Cannon [labourer] and Violet May Cannon [home duties] at 18 Onslow street, Granville, in 1936, at 56 Alfred street, Granville in 1937 [in both instances with her mother], and at Kader street, Bargo in 1943) and
MAVIS DRAPER (“Floss”; birth registered at Parramatta in 1918; death on 10 June 2004, aged 85, 'late of Telopea', noted in Sydney's Daily Telegraph on 12 June 2004; married John West Loder at Granville in 1937; NSW Electoral Rolls shew John West Loder [clerk] and Florence Mavis Loder [home duties] at 14 Tasman street in 1943, 1949, 1954, 1958 and 1963 and at 66/24 Sturt St., Telopea in 1980 [Florence's mother Beatrice May Muir [home duties] co-habited at 14 Tasman street])).
- John Herbert Draper, aged 34, son of JOHN and LOUISA, died 'at Tram Wharf, Parramatta, late of Granville', on 30 January 1922. The Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday 31 January 1922 (p7) advising: “DRAPER-The Relatives and friends of the late JOHN HERBERT DRAPER are kindly invited to attend his Funeral, to move from his late residence, Meehan-street, Granville, TO-MORROW, WEDNESDAY, at 12.45, for the Western-road Cemetery, Parramatta.”.
Beatrice May Draper married Samuel Thomas Muir at nearby Granville in 1924: his birth to JAMES and MARGARET had been registered at Crookwell in 1886. NSW Electoral Rolls shew Samuel Thomas Muir [labourer] and Beatrice May Muir [home duties] at 18 Onslow street, Granville, in 1930, 1933 and 1936, and at 56 Alfred street, Granville in 1937.
The death of Samuel Thomas Muir, son of JAMES JOSEPH and MARGARET, was registered at Auburn in 1941.
Beatrice May Muir [home duties] is listed in the Electoral Rolls at 44 Station street, Harris Park, in 1943, and at 14 Tasman street in 1949, 1954, 1958 and 1963. The death of Beatrice May Muir, daughter of THOMAS and JANE, was registered at Liverpool in 1966..
L-8.4 Belmore J T McBrien
1970s) m. Maud(e) Solomon (1896
J T McBrien,
son of THOMAS McBRIEN and JANE WHITING, was born about 1892 at
Parramatta. Belmore J T O'Brien (sic) married Maude Solomon
at nearby Auburn in 1917; she was probably the daughter born
at Auburn in 1896 of WILLIAM SOLOMON and his wife LAURA M COOK,
who had married in Sydney in 1894. Belmore and Maud were parents
of (at least):
JOHN THOMAS McBRIEN (born near Parramatta in 1918; married Irene
Hourigan at Parramatta in 1938) and
- GLADYS MAUDE McBRIEN (still living in mid-1999; Parramatta's The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate of Wednesday 10 November 1943 (p7) noted “THE ENGAGEMENT is announced of'Gladys only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. L. McBrien, of Inkerman Street, Parramatta, to Raymond, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Martlew, of Campbell Street, Blacktown, late of Parramatta.”; the death of Raymond Phillip Martlew on 11 December 1954, aged 35, 'at Concord, late of Blacktown', son of PHILIP NORMAN MATLEW and BRIDGET was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 13 December 1954i and registered at Redfern; the marriage of Gladys Maude Matlew née McBrien and John Alfred Machin was registered at Parramatta in 1957).
- NSW Electoral Rolls shew Belmore John Thomas McBrien [labourer] and Maude McBrien [home duries] at Inkerman street, Parramatta, in 1930, 1933, 1936, 1937 and 1943.
A notice regarding the death of Belmore John Thomas McBrien on 5 April 1979, aged 79 years, “late of Parramatta”, was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 6 April 1979, and that of Maud McBrien on 14 June 1986, aged 90 years, “late of Merrylands” nsw, on 16 June 1986..
L-8.4.1 George John Thomas
) m. Irene Hourigan (
John Thomas McBrien,
born at Granville near Parramatta in 1918, the son of BELMORE
J T McBRIEN and his wife MAUDE SOLOMON, married Irene Hourigan
at Parramatta in 1938. George, living about Parramatta NSW, was
the father of:
- DONALD GEORGE
McBRIEN (George”, born c??; marriage to Patricia Anne Catherine Edmonds registered at Parramatta in 1960; in 1999 living near Baulkham Hills; three children; Electoral Rolls shew Donald George McBrien [carrier] and Patricia Anne Catherine McBrien [home duties] at 7/Lot 9, Paul court, Baulkham Hills in 1963 and 1980),
McBRIEN ( living near Windsor in 1999; three children).
- In World
War II, on 12 September 1941 at Paddington, Georga enlisted into
the Australian Army; he noted he was from Parramatta and his
next-of-kin as Irene. A Private (service number NX44741), he
was discharged at A.A.S.C.T.D. on 4 November 1941, re-enlisting
on 19 January 1942. He was discharged
the second time at 117 Australian General Transport on 11 December
1945, again as a Private.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew George John Thomas McBrien [lorry driver] and Irene McBrien [home duties] at 6a Lansdowne street, Parramatta in 1943, George John Thomas McBrien [carrier] and Irene McBrien [home duties] at 176 Railway st., Parramatta, in 1949 and 1958, joined there by Donald George McBrien [motor mech.] and Patricia Anne Catherine McBrien [trained ns.] in 1963.
The death of Irene May McBrien on 1 September 1977, 'late of Carlingford', daughter of ARTHUR and ETHEL, was noted in the Sydney Morning Herald on 3rd inst. Electoral Rolls shew George John Thomas McBrien [no occupation listed] and Dorothy Caroline May McBrien [home duties] at 58 Coral Tree Drive, Carlingford, in 1980.
Gladys May McBrien (1895
1944+) m. William Arthur George Collins (
- Gladys May McBrien,
daughter of THOMAS McBRIEN and JANE WHITING, was born about 1895
at Ryde. Gladys appears to have been the mother of:
M McBRIEN (birth and death registered at Parramatta in 1913,
father not noted).
married William Arthur George Collins in Sydney in 1915,
they had at least three children:
M COLLINS (birth registered at Lithgow in 1916; died at Lithgow
in 1918) ,
W COLLINS (birth registered at Lithgow in 1917) and
- GLADYS MAY COLLINS (born circa 1920; death as Gladys May Clews on 17 April 1943, aged 23, 'at Randwick, late of Harris Park', daughter of WILLIAM ARTHUR GEORGE and GLADYS MAY, was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 19 April 1943 with an obituary appearing in the Cumberland Argus on 21 April 1943; marriage to Arthur Allan Clews registered at Parramatta in 1938 [the death of Arthur Allan Clews on 5 March 1982, aged 62, 'late of Luddenham', was noted in the Sydney Morning Herald on 8 March 1982], at least one daughter, Beverley).
- NSW Electoral Rolls shew William Arthur George Collins [labourer] and Gladys May Collins [home duties] at 45 Alfred street, Granville in 1930, 1933 and 1936, and William Arthur George Collins [carpenter] at 23 Boomerang st., Long Jetty in 1949, 1954, 1958 and 1963. The death of William Arthur George Collins on 2 September 1980, 'late of The Entrance', son of ALBERT WILLIAM and EMMA, was noted in the Sydney Morning Herald on 4 September 1980.
Arthur McBrien m.(c1830) Jane Belford
and Jane Belford, married circa 1830 in County Fermanagh,
Northern Ireland, seem to have been the parents of:
McBRIEN (born circa 1830; known to have been resident
of Parramatta NSW in 1864),
McBRIEN (born circa 1834); ??married William Gouley or
McBRIEN (born circa 1836, died at Parramatta NSW in 1896;
married Mary Ann Sommerville; seven known children),
ANN(E) McBRIEN (born 28 March 1838, baptised 1 April 1838, daughter
of Arthur and Jane McBrien of Tiranagher; [possibly married Henry
Tunks in Sydney, 1872, with five known children, though it
is thought more likely
that Henry's wife was Mary Anne McBrien, born circa 1841,
daughter of John and Elizabeth - rf. section L-24]; whether Mary
Anne emigrated is uncertain),
McBRIEN (born 3 or 5 January 1841, son of Arthur and Jane McBrien
of Tiranagher; emigrated to Sydney aboard the Sirocco in 1864),
MCBRIEN (born 28 October 1846, son of Arthur and Jane McBrien,
Tiranagher; emigrated to Sydney aboard the Sirocco in 1864),
MCBRIEN (daughter of Arthur and Jane McBrien of Lower Ardies,
carpenter, born 17 September 1852, baptised 17 October 1852)
WILLIAM MCBRIEN (son of Arthur and Jane McBrien of Lower Ardies,
carpenter, born 24 December 1855, baptised 7 January 1856).
(it is thought all [at least those before Elizabeth and Balfour])
of these children emigrated to Australia.
L-9.1 Ellen McBrien (c1834
m. William Gourley/Groviley
single female farm servant aged 26, and her brother William
McBrien, single male labourer aged 24, arrived in Sydney
on 13 July 1860 aboard the barque Chance of 927 ton [972
tons in the newly adopted system], captained by W G Sparke; it
had departed Southampton on 3 April 1860 on the voyage of 100
days. Ellen and William both hailed from Lower Ardees in the
parish of Inishmacsaint FER., and were apparently closely related
to Carson McBrien (q.v.) who on 11 November 1859 paid a deposit
of £9 to assist their immigration. Both Ellen and William
could read and write, and indicated their religious denominations
as Church of England and Church of Ireland respectively. Like
Carson, both Ellen and William were to assist the emigration
of kinfolk from Ireland .
may have married a fellow named Gourley
[since a Ellen Gourley in 1863 paid a deposit to assist the immigration
from Inishmacsaint of a Charlotte and Mary A McBrien and one
Arthur McBrien; however the only apparent marriage of an Ellen
McBrien in the NSW Indexes prior to 1864 was in 1862 at Parramatta
to one WilliamGroviley].
William McBrien (c1836
1896) m. Mary Ann Sommerville (?1835
emigrated from Ireland to Australia with his sister Ellen McBrien
aboard the Chance, arriving in Sydney on 13 July 1860.
It is apparently William's emigration's details that name his
parents as ARTHUR McBRIEN and JANE BELFORD. [for further details
L-9.1]. William, a bachelor
joiner, married Mary Ann Sommerville, a spinster
housemaid, at Parramatta on 5 March 1862 , in a Presbyterian ceremony
witnessed by Henry Somerville and Anne King. Apparently Mary Ann
Sommerville had also emigrated to Australia aboard the Chance : indeed, the barque did bring a Mary Sommerville to Sydney in
1860 she was a Roman Catholic housemaid aged 25 years from
County Clare in Ireland, able to read and write.
William and Mary Ann were seemingly the parents of:
McBRIEN (born 28 January 1863, Parramatta ),
McBRIEN (born 2 February 1865, Parramatta , died at Liverpool
NSW in 1929; perhaps married Annie Julia O'Shea, Parramatta,
1885 (divorced in 1893), with two issue; did marry (twice, at
Goulburn) Agnes Turnbull Porter, in 1890 and 1894, with seven
issue, and Myrtle Susan Vening in 1928 at Auburn, with no issue),
JANE McBRIEN (born 1867, Parramatta , died a
spinster at Parramatta in 1938),
McBRIEN (born July 1869, died August 1869, Parramatta ),
female McBRIEN (born 1871, died 1871, Parramatta ),
McBRIEN (born 1872, Parramatta ; never married) and
McBRIEN (born 28 February 1875, Parramatta; death registered at Parramatta in 1946; never married).
McBrien, a gaoler at H.M. Gaol Parramatta, and his wife Mary
Ann were amongst the more prolific of seven known McBrien couples
living about Parramatta in the mid1800s [see footnote ]. During
the births of their children they lived in several places including
Church and Galloway Streets, Parramatta and The Old Domain
(land surrounding Old Government House at Parramatta). William
also owned land at Parramatta. The 1929 death certificate of
Arthur McBrien noted William as a carpenter.
L-9.2.1 Arthur McBrien (1865
1929) m. Annie Julia O'Shea (1867
m2. Agnes Turnbull Porter (?1867
1923); m3. Myrtle Susan
confusion exists regarding the birth, marriages and issue of
Arthur McBrien, born at Parramatta to carpenter
WILLIAM McBRIEN and his wife and MARY ANN SUMMERVILLE. His birth
was registered at Parramatta in 1865, where he was born on 2
February at Church Street (though his 1929 death certificate,
identifying his parents and birthplace, states an age of 69 years,
which implies that he was born in 1860).
- Carpenter Arthur McBrien married Annie Julia O’Shea, 17, at All Saints Church, Parramatta on 22 May 1885 to the rites of the Church of England. Annie had been born in 1867 near Ryde NSW to shoemaker MICHAEL O'SHEA and his wife ELIZABETH WILSON (married near Penrith NSW in 1866; Annie Hillie [per eMail, 25jan2013] noted Elizabeth as baptised in 1847, one of eleven children of Cork-born convict stonemason FRANCIS WILSON and his convict wife HANNAH (ANNE) STYLES (both convicts, married at St Thomas CoE Mulgoa in 1844); Francis was credited with a great many of the public and other edifices around the Ryde district).
Francis Wilson had been tried in the York or Leeds Assizes on 9 July 1831, sentenced to life, transported in the John (3) in 1832 and granted a Ticket of Leave at Penrith on 8 August 1841. Ann Styles, 20, single, Protestant, able to read, from London, a child's maid who was listed at the Central Criminal Court for “coining” on 2 March 1840 and sentenced to seven years (no previous conviction); she was 5' 0¼”, fair pale complexion and a little freckled, with sandy brown hair and brown eyes, with RH on her upper left arm and a jagged scar inside her left elbow: she had apparently been transported in the Surrey (9) and arrived in Sydney on 14 July 1840.
Arthur and Annie were the parents
McBRIEN (birth registered at Parramatta in 1885; died aged 5 months in February 1886 registered at Parramatta) and perhaps
A McBRIEN (born December 1890 and birth registered at Kiama; died 29 December 1890; Paddington, death registered at Parramatta)
[There is some confusion as to the parentage of Ada as in Annie’s petition for divorce she states that there was only one child of the marriage].
did marry Agnes Turnbull Porter on 21 October 1890,
raising a family about Goulburn in the NSW Southern Tablelands.
[In an eMail to Mike Kirke in August 1998, Maxine McBryan noted
some genealogy sheets prepared by Tom McBryan, suggesting this
was Arthur's second marriage, and that it resulted in four children].
The marriage of Arthur McBrien and Agnes T Porter was twice registered
at Goulburn they repeated the ceremony on 7 May 1894 at Parramatta.
Arthur Arthur was a bigamist between 1890 and 1893. It was not until March 24th 1893 that the Supreme Court of NSW granted a Decree Nisi for the divorce of Annie Julia and Arthur McBrien. Annie Julia had been the petitioner and proceeded “in forma pauperis” as she was unable to pay for services. The Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday 5 April 1892 (p3) reported:
"CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT. MONDAY. (Before his Honor Mr. Acting Justice HEYDON and a jury of 12.) BIGAMY. Arthur McBrien pleaded guilty that he did on the 22nd May, 1885, at Parramatta, marry Annie Julia O'Shea, and that Arthur McBrien while he was so married did, on the 21st October, 1890, at Goulburn, marry Agnes Turnbull Porter, Annie Julia being then alive. Prisoner was remanded for sentence."
Parramatta's The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate of Saturday 9 April 1892 (p4) noted:
"At the Central Criminal Court. Sydney, before Mr. Acting-Judge Heydon, Arthur M'Brien was arraigned on Monday on an indictment charging him with bigamy, and pleaded guilty. The indictment set forth that the prisoner was married to Annie Julia O'Shea, at Parramatta, on the 22nd May, 1885, and that whilst he was so married he did, on October 21, 1890, at Goulburn, marry one Agnes Turnbull, his wife being then alive."
It is probable that Agnes was the daughter born to WILLIAM J and CAROLINE S
PORTER in 1867 in Sydney ; a William J Porter had married Caroline
Sophia Bowen in Sydney in 1864.
and Agnes were the parents of the following children (all born
- URSULA CLARICE McBRIEN (born 15 April 1891 (parents noted as William A and Agnes); died 6 November 1978; never married; brought up by uncle Johnaton McBrien and his sisters Annie and Margaret (all unmarried) at their home at Parramatta),
ANNIE MURIEL McBRIAN (born ?1895, aged 36 (sic) in 1929; death registered in NSW in 1978; married John Ewert Giovanni Foxall at Goulburn in 1921, two children),
WILLIAM CLIVE McBRIEN (born 1896, aged 33 in 1929; death age 63 registered at North Sydney in 1960; a Methodist carpenter, Clive married Dorothy May Spratt in Sydney in 1921, three issue),
B McBRIEN (birth registered at Goulburn in 1898; death registered at Young NSW in 1927; marriage to Mary E Lacey at Boggabri in northern NSW in 1925 registered at Ashfield; marriage of Mary E McBrien and James M Barry registered at Goulburn in 1932, two known issue),
- STELLA VERA McBRIEN (born 1900, aged 27 in 1929; death registered at Goulburn in 1967; married Harold Stanley Mark Gray at Goulburn in 1923, four issue),
- OLIVE M McBRIEN (born and died 1902, the Goulburn Herald on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 May 1902 (p2) reporting: “DEATH OF AN INFANT. An inquiry touching to the death of the infant daughter of Arthur McBrien was held by the coroner Mr. O'Brien at the residence of the deceased's parents, Cole-street, yesterday morning. Mrs. McBrien stated that the child was a fortnight old and appeared to be healthy. She first noticed that the child was unwell at 5 a.m. on. Wednesday and became worse about 2.30, when she sent for the doctor. Deceased appeared to be convulsed and she gave her soothing syrup and castor oil. She died about 2.30 p.m. before the doctor arrived. Dr. McKillop deposed that the message he received contained no information as to the nature of the child's illness and he arrived at the house about four p.m. and found the child dead. He was of opinion that the child died from convulsions. A finding was recorded in accordance with the medical testimony.”) and
KEITH McBRIEN (born 1903, aged noted as 24 years in 1929; died 1 October 1986, Sutherland; married Rita Ellen Scholz at Goulburn in 1924, five issue).
above, the ages in 1929 are per Arthur's death certificate, attested
by his son Arthur William Clive McBrien of 9 King George Street,
North Sydney NSW, and witnessed by deceased's wife Myrtle Susan
McBrien. The certificate also states, in error, that deceased
was 20 years old when he married Agnes at Goulburn, and that
he was survived by one male (sic) child; note also that the certificate
has Cecil was alive in 1929, although his death was registered
Arthur's 1929 death certificate makes no mention of an earlier
marriage or issue than that to Agnes, it has been suggested,
with detail, that:
married Anne Julia O'Shea on 22 May 1885,
married Agnes Turnbull Porter on 21 October 1890, not divorcing
Anne until 28 March 1893,
remarried Agnes on 7 May 1894 at ?Parramatta [though registered
- The death
of Agnes T McBrien nee Porter, daughter of WILLIAM P and
CARRIE, was registered at Goulburn in 1923; no other details
of this are known at present.
Arthur McBrien lastly wed Myrtle
Susan Vening, the marriage registered at Auburn NSW in
1928. There was no issue to this marriage. Myrtle's birth to WILLIAM VENING and RUTH GREGORY had been registered at Welshpool in Victoria in 1893. Victorian Electoral Rolls list Myrtle [home duties] at 58 Elgin st., Hawthorn in 1919, and with George Gear Vening [labourer], Gregory Vening [labourer] Ruby Mabel Vening [home duties], Ruth Vening [home duties] and William Vening [farmer] at Welshpool, Gippsland, in 1924.
Arthur McBrien, aged 69 years, late of 30 Nicholson Street Chatswood
in Sydney's mid-northern suburbs, died at Liverpool in Sydney's
southwest on 28 November 1929; his death was registered at Liverpool
on 12 December 1939.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew Myrtle Susan McBrien [home duties] at 30 Nicholson street, Chatswood in 1930, 1933, 1936, 1937, 1943 and 1949, and Nathaniel Pemberton [barman] and Myrtle Susan Pemberton [home duties] at 30 Nicholson street, Chatswood in 1954. The marriage of a Myrtle Susan McBrien née Vening and Nathaniel Pemberton was registered at Chatswood in 1949. The death at Collaroy Plateau on 1 November 1969 of Nathaniel Pemberton, aged 80 years, 'late of Salvation Army Homes, Collaroy', was noted in The Sydney Morning Herald on 3 November 1969. Victorian Electoral Rolls list Myrtle Susan Pemberton [home duties] at 2a Albert av., Oakleigh, Henty in 1963.
In 1893 Annie Julie formerly McBrien née O'Shea married Hyram Smith Gallard, the son of an English farmer and Sarah (nee Smith) from Pennant Hills. Hyram and Annie had two children ~ Marjorie Sabina (born 1894) and Charles Edward (born 1897). Hyram had bought land in Carlingford in 1890, with the intention of having a commercial orchard. The death of Hyram Smith Gallard, son of EDWARD and SARAH, was registered at Ryde in 1938. The death of Annie Julia Gallard formerly McBrien née O'Shea, daughter of MICHAEL and ELIZABETH, was registered at Rockdale in 1948.
L-220.127.116.11 Ursula Clarice McBrien (1891…1978)
- Ursula Clarice McBrien, daughter of ARTHUR McBRIEN and AGNES TURNBULL PORTER, was born born 15 April 1891 at Goulburn in NSW's Southern Highlands: her Goulburn birth registration noted her parents as WILLAM A and AGNES. She was noted as aged 39 in 1929 on the death certificate of her father Arthur.
Ursula was brought up by uncle Jonathan McBrien and his sisters Annie and Margaret (all unmarried) at their home at Parramatta. Ursula never married. She deposited some items in a “time capsule” buried at Parramatta.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew Ursula [dressmaker] with her uncle Jonathan McBrien [grocer's assistant] and aunts Annie McBrien [dressmaker] and Margaret Jane McBrien [dressmaker] at 355 Church street, Parramatta in 1930, 1933, 1936, 1937. Ursula [dressmaker], Jonathan McBrien [grocer's assistant] and Annie McBrien [dressmaker] are shewn at 503 Church street, Parramatta in 1943, Ursula and Annie in 1949, 1954 and 1958 and Ursula only in 1963
A notice regarding the death on 6 November 1978 of Ursula Clarice McBrien, “at Chesalon Nursing Home, Harris Park”, was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 8 November 1978.
L-18.104.22.168 Margaret Annie Muriel McBrien (1895…1978) m. John Ewert Giovanni Foxall (1893…1987)
- The birth of Margaret Annie Muriel McBrien on 10 March 1895, daughter of ARTHUR McBRIAN and AGNES TURNBULL PORTER, was registered at Goulburn, though her age was noted as 36 (sic) in 1929. Margaret's marriage to John Ewert Giovanni Foxall was registered at Goulburn in 1921. John had been born on 17 July 1893 at Goulburn, the son of WILLIAM SAMUEL FOXALL and JANE LAKE GRUBB [Jane died at her residence in Kenmore Street, Goulburn, on 20 August 1928, in her 69th year].
Margaret and John had two children:
- MARGARET JUDITH FOXALL () and
- JOHN ANDERSON FOXALL (born c1926; died c2008, a toolmaker residing 87 Phillip street, Sydney in 1949, also listed with parents at Balgowlah in 1949 and again in 1954, 1958 and 1963, at 7/434 Sydney Road, Balgowlah in 1980).
- NSW Electoral Rolls shew John [draftsman] and Margaret [ home duties] at 15 Clement st., Forbes in 1930 and 1936, John [public servant] and Margaret at 87 Griffith street, Balgowlah in 1937, 1943 and joined by John Anderson Foxall [toolmaker] in 1954, John Ewart Giovanni Foxall [draftsman], Margaret, John Anderson Foxall [clerk] and Margaret Judith Foxall [nurse] at 23 Urunga street, Balgowlah in 1958 and 1963; the Victorian Rolls shew Margaret Annie Muriel Foxall at 3 Bellett St., Camberwell in 1977).
The death of Margaret Annie Muriel Foxall née McBrien at Newcastle was registered in NSW in 1978. John Ewart Giovanni Foxall died in Sydney on 18 January 1987.
rf also http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/26588006/person/1874379359.
Arthur William Clive McBrien (1896
1960) m. Dorothy May Spratt
- Arthur William Clive McBrien, son of ARTHUR McBRIEN and AGNES TURNBULL PORTER, was born 2 May 1896 at Goldsmith Street, Parramatta. An unmarried carpenter aged 19 years, of Grafton Street, Goulburn nsw, a Methodist, enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 11 January 1916 for duty in World War 1. Given service number 1952 and ranked Private, he was assigned to 55 Infantry Battalion (3rd Reinforcements (April-September 1916)) and embarked on HMAT Barambah (A37) on 23 June 1916 at Sydney. He had previous military service in 43rd Infantry. His next-of-kin was noted as his father, Arthur McBrien of Grafton Street, Goulburn. He returned to Australia on 23 June 1919.
Arthur married Dorothy May Spratt in Sydney on 15 January 1921. Dorothy, born 26 September 1896, was the daughter of railway labourer AUSTIN ANDREW SPRATT (born c1863, Martock, England; death registered at Hurstville NSW in 1923, son of JOHN and SARAH) and MARY [MARGARET] ANNIE HICKEY, who had married in Sydney on 18 July 1888. Dorothy’s siblings were Mabel Beatrice Spratt (born c1889; death registered at St Leonards in 1968), Austin John Spratt (born c1891) and Arthur Gavin Spratt (born c1894).
- The Sydney Morning Herald of Monday 15 April 1935 noted (p9 and p10):
- SPRATT.-The Relatives and Friends of Mr. and Mrs. C. McBRIEN and FAMILY, Mr. and Mrs. A. SPRATT and FAMILY, of Hornsby, and Miss M. SPRATT, are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of their late dearly beloved MOTHER, MOTHER-IN-LAW, and GRANDMOTHER. Margaret A. Spratt: to leave her late residence, No. 9 King George-street, McMahon's Point, THIS (Mondayl AFTERNOON, at 2.30 p.m., for Catholic Cemetery, Northern Suburbs.
MODERN FUNERALS LIMITED., 126 Walker-street. X2288. North Sydney.
SPRATT.- April 14, 1935 at her residence No. 9 King George-street, McMahon's Point, Margaret Annie Spratt, beloved mother of Mrs. Dorothy McBrien, Austin Spratt, and Mabel Spratt, aged 77 years. R.I.P. Late of Narrandera.
- Children born to Arthur and Dorothy were:
ARTHUR McBRIEN (born 10 November 1921 at North Sydney; died in 1993; marriage to Shirley Lillie Scowcroft registered at Gosford in 1952),
- BRUCE LLEWELLYN McBRIEN (born 16 February 1927, died 17 June 2005 in Sydney; married Jean Edith Dearin at North Sydney in 1952; two daughters Jennifer and Robyn) and
- BETTY MARGARET McBRIEN (born 11 May 1922 (?1932); marriage to Robert Barrie Dickson registered at North Sydney in 1953; lived at Kogarah NSW in 1980s and 1990s; four children (Gregory, born 24 December 1953, a surveyor; Carol Ann, born 27 December 1955, a graphics artist; Peter John, born 5 November 1957, a civil engineer; and Joanne Louise, born 3 February 1959, a systems analyst).
- NSW Electoral Rolls shew Arthur William Clive McBrien [salesman] and Dorothy May McBrien [home duties] at 9 King George street, Milson's Point in 1930, 1936, 1937 and 1943. In 1949 they were joined there by Bruce Llewellyn McBrien [elec. mech.] and William Arthur McBrien [elec. fitter]. In 1954 all four were joined on the Rolls by Jean Edith McBrien [stenographer]. In 1958 the Rolls shew Arthur and Dorothy at 9 King George street, North Sydney (Milson's Point).
The death of Arthur William C McBrien, aged 63 years, son of ARTHUR, was registered at North Sydney in 1960. The death of Dorothy May McBrien née Spratt, daughter of ANDREW and ANN, was registered in Sydney in 1968.
L-22.214.171.124.1 William Arthur McBrien (1921…1993) m. Shirley Lillie Scowcroft (…)
- William Arthur McBrien, born 10 November 1921 at North Sydney nsw, was a son of ARTHUR WILLIAM CLIVE McBRIEN and his wife DOROTHY MAY SPRATT. William enlisted into the Australian Army (service number NX44823) on 15 September 1941 at Paddington, when resident at North Sydney; his next-of-kin was Arthur McBrien. A Sapper, he received his discharge on 18 April 1946 at 2/3 Australian Ind. Fld. Sqn.
William Arthur McBrien's marriage to Shirley Lillie Scowcroft was registered at Gosford in 1952.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew Arthur William Clive McBrien [salesman], Dorothy May McBrien [home duties], Bruce Llewellyn McBrien [elec. mech.] and William Arthur McBrien [elec. Fitter] at 9 King George street, Milson's Point in 1949, joined there by Jean Edith McBrien [stenographer] in 1954; Jean was also listed at 7 Warrega streeet, Katoomba in 1954. The Rolls shew William Arthur McBrien [carpenter] and Shirley Lillie McBrien [home duties] at 2 Serpentine crescent, Balgowlah in 1958. William was with his mother Dorothy at at 9 King George street, North Sydney in 1963. William Arthur McBrien [carpenter] was listed at 1/32 East Crescent St., North Sydney in 1980.
A notice regarding the death on 24 December 1993 of William Arthur McBrien, aged 72 years, “late of Norah Head [nsw]”, appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 27 December 1993.
L-126.96.36.199.2 Bruce Llewellyn McBrien (c1927…2005) m. Jean Edith Dearin (…1998)
Bruce Llewellyn McBrien, born 16 February 1927 in Sydney, was a son of ARTHUR WILLIAM CLIVE McBRIEN and his wife DOROTHY MAY SPRATT. Bruce enlisted into the Royal Australian Navy on 19 April 1945; his next-of-kin was Dorothy McBrien. An Able Seaman, he received his discharge on 10 February 1947 at HMAS Rushcutter in Sydney.
Bruce's marriage to Jean Edith Dearin was registered at North Sydney in 1952. Bruce and Jean raised two daughters:
- JENNIFER McBRIEN (married Colin —, four issue) and
- ROBYN McBRIEN (married Greg —, two issue).
- NSW Electoral Rolls shew Arthur William Clive McBrien [salesman], Dorothy May McBrien [home duties], Bruce Llewellyn McBrien [elec. mech.] and William Arthur McBrien [elec. Fitter] at 9 King George street, Milson's Point in 1949, joined there by Jean Edith McBrien [stenographer] in 1954; Jean was also listed at 7 Warrega streeet, Katoomba in 1954. The Rolls shew Bruce [electrical mechanic] and Jean [home duties] at 119 Gondola road, Narrabeen in 1958 and 1963.
A notice regarding the death of Jean Edith McBrien on 15 July 1998, “late of Narrabeen”, appeared in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph of 17 July 1998. Notices regarding the death of Bruce Llewellyn McBrien, who died aged 78 years on 17 June 2005, “late of Narrabeen”, were published in the Daily Telegraph (see below) and Manly Daily of 18 June 2005 and regarding his funeral (cremation at at Northern Suburbs Crematorium) in the Manly Daily of 21 June 2005.
L-188.8.131.52 Cecil B McBrien (1898…1927) m. Mary Elizabeth Lacey (1896…1968)
- The birth of Cecil B McBrien son of ARTHUR McBRIEN and AGNES TURNBULL PORTER, was registered at Goulburn in 1898. Cecil's marriage to Mary E Lacey at Boggabri in northern NSW in 1925 registered at Ashfield. The birth of Mary E Lacey, daughter of WILLIAM and MARTHA J, had been registered at Goulburn in 1896.
Although his noted as 29 years old on his father's 1929 death certificate, the death of a Cecil B McBrien, son of ARTHUR and AGNES T, was registered at Young in south-western NSW in 1927.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew a Mary Elizabeth McBrien [home duties] at Brayton, Marulan in 1930; the marriage of a Mary E McBrien and James Martin Barry or Barrey was registered at Goulburn in 1932. The birth of James M Barry to MICHAEL and MARY had been registered at Taralga in 1888.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew James Marton Barry [labourer] and Matilda Ellen Barry [home duties] at 22 Opal street, Goulburn, in 1930. The Rolls shew James Marton Barry [shire employee] and Mary Elizabeth Barry [home duties] at 23 Belmore st., Goulburn in 1933, James Martin Barry [labourer] and Mary at 32 Kinghorne street, Goulburn in 1936 and 1937, at 66 Auburn street, Goulburn in 1943, 1949 and 1954, joined there by John William Barry [labourer] in 1958. Mary Elizabeth Barry and John William were still enrolled at that address in 1968.
The death of James Martin Barry, son of MICHAEL and MARYANNE, was registered at Goulburn in 1961. The death of Mary Elizabeth Barry formerly McBrien née Lacey, daughter of WILLIAM and MARTHA JANE, was registered at Goulburn in 1968.
L-184.108.40.206 Stella Vera McBrien (1900…1967) m. Harold Stanley Mark Gray (1896… 1975)
The birth of Stella Vera McBrien, daughter of ARTHUR McBRIEN and AGNES TURNBULL PORTER, was registered at Goulburn in 1900; her age was noted as 27 on her father's death certificate in 1929. Stella's marriage to Harold Stanley Mark Gray was registered at Goulburn in 1923. Harold had been born about 1896 at Goulburn.
Stella and Harold had four children:
- BRIEN GRAY (),
- JOAN TURNBULL GRAY (sat her Leaving Certificate at Goulburn High School in 1939),
- URSULA VERA GRAY (marriage to John Edmund Thomas registered at Goulburn in 1951) and
- female GRAY ().
- NSW Electoral Rolls shew Harold [limeburner] and Stella [home duties] at Albert street, Goulburn in 1930, at 23 Victoria street, Goulburn in 1936 and 1937, at 140 Nicholson street, Goulburn in 1943 where they were joined by Joan Turnbull Gray [teacher] and Ursula Vera Gray [bank clerk] in 1949; Harold, Stella and Brien Gray [carpenter] were at 140 Nicholson street, Goulburn in 1954 where Harold and Stella remained in 1958 and 1963.
The death of Stella Vera Gray née McBrien on 13 March 1967, aged 66, 'at Goulburn, late of Goulburn', daughter of ARTHUR and AGNES TURNBULL McBRIEN née PORTER, was noted in the Goulburn Post on 14 and 17 March 1967 and in The Sydney Morning Herald on 15 March 1967. Harold Stanley Mark Gray, aged 79, son of MARK and EMILY FRANCES MARGARET, on 11 October 1975 at Goulburn.
Keith McBrien (1903
1986) m. Rita Ellen Scholz (1905
(born 9 December 1903 at Goulburn) married Rita Ellen Scholz at Goulburn in 1924. The birth of Rira E Scholz to FREDERIC W and LOUISA had been registered at Germanton in 1905. Rita and Cyril appear to have had five children:
WILLIAM KEITH McBRIEN (born 1 March 1925 at Goulburn; marriage to Beryl Helen Horsey registered at Albury in 1954),
RITA AGNES McBRIEN (marriage to Robert John Jones registered at Bondi in 1951),
PATRICIA McBRIEN (death of Valma Patricia McRae on 28 February 1977, aged 77, noted in Sydney's Daily Telegraph on 2 March 2007; marriage to John Barnett McRae registered in Sydney in 1956),
McBRIEN (marriage to Edith Abols registered in Sydney in 1961) and
McBRIEN (marriage to Robert Allan Richardson registered in Sydney in 1958).
NSW Electoral Rolls shew Cyril [carpenter] and Rita [home duties] at 21 Clifford street, Goulburn in 1930, 10 Federal street, Queanbeyan in 1936, 31 Lamrock street, Bondi in 1937, Cyril [steward] and Rita at 32 Gould street, Bondi in 1943,where they are joined in 1949 by Lionel William Keith McBrien [salesman] and Laurie Rita Agnes McBrien [tailoress], in 1954 Cyril, Rita and Lionel were at 32 Gould street with Beryl Helena McBrien [table hand] and Valma Patricia McBrien [home duties], in 1958 and 1963 Cyril and Rita were there with Kevin McBrien [carpenter] and in 1980 Cyril [no occupation] and Rita were at 11/22 Bartlett St., Ermington.
While residing at North Bondi, Cyril enlisted into the Australian Army (service number NX27732) on 10 June 1940 at Paddington; his next-of-kin was Rita. A Sapper, he received his discharge on 22 November 1943 at 2/1 Australian HQ GD Battalion.
A notice regarding the death of Cyril Keith McBrien on 1 October 1986, “late of Yowie Bay, formerly of Goulburn and Bondi”, was published in the Sydney Morning Herald on 2 October 1986.
details of this generation and related families are on Lianne Hogan's WebSite.
L-220.127.116.11.1 Lionel William Keith McBrien (1925…) m. Beryl Helen(a) Horsey (…)
Lionel William Keith McBrien (born March 1925 at Goulburn NSW, son of CYRIL KEITH McBRIEN and his wife RITA ELLEN SCHOLZ) enlisted into the Australian Army (service number NX176999 (N465759)) on 1 January 1944 at Cowra; he was then a resident of North Bondi, and noted his next-of-kin as C McBrien. A Private, he received his discharge on 5 May 1944 at the Recruit Training Centre.
Lionel's marriage to Beryl Helen Horsey was registered at Albury in 1954.
NSW Electoral Rolls shew Cyril Keith McBrien [carpenter], Rita Ellen McBrien [home duties] and children Lionel William Keith McBrien [salesman] and Laurie Rita Agnes McBrien [tailoress] at 32 Gould street, Bondi in 1949; Cyril, Rita and Lionel were at 32 Gould street with Beryl Helena McBrien [table hand] and Valma Patricia McBrien [home duties] in 1954. Lionel and Beryl were at 30 Kenneth ave., Kirrawee in 1958. Lionel [salesman] and Beryl [home duties] were at 16 Meldrum ave., Caringbah in 1963 and 1968, where they were joined by Stephen Fredrick Keith McBrien [- -] in 1980.
Mary Ann(e) McBrien (1838
was born 28 March 1838 and baptised 1 April 1838, the daughter
of ARTHUR McBRIEN and JANE BELFORD of Tiranagher in the parish
of Inishmacsaint, County Fermanagh Ireland. What bacame Mary
Anne is unclear. It is possible that she emigrated
to Australia and married Henry Tunks in Sydney, 1872, with five
known children, though it is thought more likely that Henry's
wife was Mary Anne McBrien, born circa 1841, daughter
of John and Elizabeth - rf. Lineage L-24 (lineage descriptions
altered September 2003)].
Andrew McBrien (1841
) [?m. Trefenia Maddick (
born 3 or 5 January 1841 and baptised 10 January 1841, was a
son of ARTHUR and JANE McBRIEN of Tiranagher. A carpenter aged
20 years, son of ARTHUR McBRIEN and JANE BELFORD of Lower Ardees
in the parish of Inishmacsaint, County Fermanagh, Arthur emigrated
to Sydney aboard the Sirocco, arriving 28 January 1864
with his younger brother, labourer Arthur McBrien aged
17 years. Both were described upon arrival as adherants of the
Church of England, able to read and write, and in good health.
Their brother Thomas McBrien was already resident at Parramatta
west of Sydney.
- An Andrew
McBrien married Trefenia Maddick in Sydney in late
1870 or early 1871. They were the parents of:
McBRIEN (born 1872 about Parramatta).
- No other
details known at present.
L-9.5 Arthur McBrien (1846
m. ? (
born 28 October 1846 and baptised 29 November 1846, was a son
of ARTHUR and JANE McBRIEN of Tiranagher. Labourer Arthur McBrien
with his elder brother Andrew McBrien, sons of Arthur
McBrien and Jane Belford of Lower Ardees in the parish of Inishmacsaint,
County Fermanagh, emigrated to Sydney aboard the Sirocco,
arriving in 1864. Both were described upon arrival as adherants
of the Church of England, able to read and write, and in good
health. Their brother Thomas McBrien was already resident
at Parramatta west of Sydney.
Note that on 17 July
1881 the Peterborough delivered immigrants Arthur McBrien
and his sister Eliza McBrien from Fermanagh to Sydney. Both Arthur,
a labourer aged 33 years (born circa 1848), and Eliza,
a servant aged 28 years (born circa 1853), were members
of the Church of England, could read and write, were in good
health and made no complaints regarding the passage. Both noted
their mother as Jane, still living in Fermanagh, and their brother
Thomas already a resident at Parramatta. This Arthur and Eliza
could have been the children born 1846 and 1852 to Arthur McBrien
and Jane Belford in Fermanagh. Alternatively, Thomas may have
been Thomas born c1848 about Enniskillen who married Mary McDonnald
and Jane Whiting in Sydney, and whose children's birth and death
registrations indicate he resided at Parramatta in 1881. This
is the more probable scenario since Arthur is unlikely to have
been allowed assisted immigrant status a second time for a passage
in the Peterborough after the 1864 passage on the Sirocco.
to Lineage L-8.
L-10 James McBrien (
c1841) m. Margaret Eaton (1807
from about Enniskillen Co Fermanagh, reportedly a cousin of Mary
was a surveyor who spent some time in Australia in the early 1820s
before returning to England for family reasons. CAN . James MacBrien
was appointed Fourth Assistant Surveyor in the NSW Lands Department
on 5 June 1822 by order of the Governor General Sir Thomas Brisbane,
with a salary of £150 per annum (with no housing or rent
allowance), initially Employed surveying the Western Country,
dividing the land in the neighbourhood of Bathurst into Square
Miles, and placing Grantees in possession of their Grants
. The Wentworth Papers record that he received £165 as salary
between 1 July and 31 December 1822 . In 1823 he reported the
first European discovery of gold in Australia, along the Fish
River above Bathurst. [The first payable deposits were reported
by Edmund Hammond Hargraves at Ophir near Orange, 50 miles to
the west, in 1851; Hargraves mentions McBrien's discovery in a
letter to Henry Parkes (regarding payments to noted early Australian
geologist the Revd ?Tebbutt) with which he enclosed an extract
form McBrien's field book noting the 1823 discovery, suggesting
it be forwarded to the museum for posterity]. The Surveyor
(April 29, 1916) wrote of McBrien:
McBrien visited Shoalhaven and Jervis Bay in 1824. This was the
surveyor who in February, 1823, when on the Fish River, above
Bathurst, first recorded the discovery of gold in Australia,
Mr. E. H. Hargraves, in 1851, reporting the discovery of payable
gold at Ophir, near Orange.
entries when near Shoalhaven, in 1824, give some idea of the
amount of adjusting which had to be resorted to owing to the
variation and irregularities of the old link-chain. One entry
reads: These traces are taken with a chain sixteen
inches too long.
name was not regularly in the Lands Department's establishment
list, though in Governor Darling's despatches of 1828 he was
listed as one of the nine Assistant Surveyors serving in 1826,
though not amongst the eleven listed in the 1828 establishment
. He was also mentioned in the court account books of W C Wentworth,
when on 27 June 1826 James McBrien as defendant was ordered to
pay plaintiff Andrew Byrne £7/9/8 costs and £1/10/-
(reason not given) . Several of James' maps are still held by
the NSW Archives Office and Lands Departments, and in 1863 another
surveyor prepared a map based on James' 1823 gold discovery field
after a farewell party perhaps involving the Masons, returned
aboard the Mangles to Great Britain, from whence in 1826
he wrote to Earl Bathurst seeking assistance in securing a grant
of land in the antipodean colony on favourable terms :
of J. McBrien for land grant exempt from quit rent
Hotel, Aldgate, High Street
- My Lord,
- I most
respectfully beg leave to address your Lordship and state, that
I was appointed Assistant Surveyor of Crown Lands to the Surveyor
General of the Territory of New South Wales (John Oxley Esqr.)
at the resignation of Mr. James Meehan, formerly Deputy Surveyor
General, and that I have acted in that capacity during the administration
of His late Excellency Sir Thomas Brisbane; K.C.B., to whom I
beg leave to refer your Lordship for a testimony of my zeal and
faithfull discharge of my duty in that department.
family circumstances rendering it imperative on me to return
to Europe, and now being disposed to return to that Colony [NSW
ed.], I hope your Lordship will be pleased to cause a grant
of land to be made to me of such extent, as your Lordship shall
think fit. I beg to state that I have property in that Colony
to the value of fifteen thousand Spanish dollars. I have, therefore,
to request that your Lordship may be pleased to order me a grant
of Land, and entertain a hope that, from my services you will
be pleased to exempt such grant from the Conditions relative
to the payments of quit Rent, that is to say, five per cent,
per annum on the Value of the land selected which payment amounts
nearly to the purchase of the fee simple inheritance.
to my services for a period of four years and six months, I can
confidently refer your Lordship to Sir Thomas Brisbane or Fredrick
Goulburn Esqr., lately Colonial Secretary.
- I further
beg leave to request that your Lordship may be pleased to grant
me permission to purchase from the Colonial Government five thousand
acres of land in New South Wales Territory.
- I have,
Secretary Hay soon replied :
- I am
directed by Earl Bathurst to acquaint you, in reply to your letter
of the 17th Instant, that your application for a Grant of Land
in New South Wales will be forwarded to the Governor of that
Colony, who will no doubt make you such a Grant as will be in
proportion to your Capital; but I am, at the same time, to observe
that your services in the Surveyor's Department can by no means
be considered as entitling you to a Grant of Land upon any other
terms than those specified in the enclosed Memorandum.
- I am,
- R W Hay
apparently never received the Grant (though there is one report
of his receiving a grant at Kelso east of Bathurst ). It is not
known what assets James had had in the Colony, and unclear what
family circumstances had precipitated his return to Great Britain
or what became him. Apparently James hailed from Enniskillen
[or that district], surveyed [part of] the site of present-day
Sydney, and according to some sources had returned home to marry
his fiancee Margaret Eaton, but she would not come
back to Australia with him; one of their sons was called Australia,
and was known as Uncle Australia to J J (Joseph)
MacBrien of Toronto, a nephew of Sir James Howden MacBrien (discussed
to June 2002 this author noted James' wife as Margaret Howden, and that they
had married after James' 1826 return to England. Chris
MacBrien (June 2002) reported James' wife as Margaret Eaton, and noted the
birth of James' son Australia McBrien as 1820:
Eaton emigrated to Canada with her children in June, 1842 from
Donegal Bay in the "Springhill of Irvine" and arrived
on 28 August at Whitby Township in Ontario and lived for a while
with their cousins, the Howden's in East Whitby. Mrs. Richard
Howden, Elizabeth Jane Dundas, was a sister of Margaret Eatons
mother, Margaret Dundas Eaton......This shows the connections
of all of these families.The McBriens, Hylands, Howdens and Dundas'
were all related and knew each other in Ireland.
my father and I visited the old church in Derrygonnelly the McBriens,
Howdens and Dundas' dominated the graveyard. Many more McBriens.
We have a letter from Kathleen McBrien Howden ( daughter of James
McBrien and Julia Madden) identifying her Grandmother as Margaret
Eaton and we also have a photograph of her tombstone. In Memory
of Margaret Eaton, Wife of Jas. McBrien, Died Dec. 9, 1883, Aged
on Margaret Eaton
are many. We have photos of Mary Jane
Eaton who was her sister. Mary Jane married Alfred DeHart Mulloy.
We have several letters in regards to her death most notable
from James McBrien (son of James McBrien and Margaret Eaton).
We also have a letter from Kathleen Howden [nee McBrien] (youngest
of the nine children of James McBrien and Julia Frances Madden)
who was married to Henry (Harry) Dundas Howden (the youngest
of the six children of John Dundas Howden and Louisa Hyland).
I have more on this. Kathleen refers to Margaret Eaton and her
oldest son as being Australia. We also have a book written by
William Ferguson whos mother was a Hyland. The book is on the
descendants of John Hyland.
where Sir James Howden MacBrien got his Howden we can not be
sure but there is obviously a strong family connection to the
- As far
as we know according to the records we possess
was born in 1820
- Her tombstone
indicates that Margaret McBrien nee Eaton was born in
1807; this would suggest a birthdate later than 1820 for her
son Australia McBrien; note also that the identified birthyears
of her other children span 1829 to 1843.
Maxine McBryan commented:
printed in 1946 about the James McBrien
says Margaret settled in the Howden Settlement
when she came over to Canada with her children. This Settlement
was in the Port Perry Area where Sir James Howden MacBrien was
born. I've been led to understand that James Howden MacBrien's
middle name was his grandmother's maiden name. Is this correct?
I'm not sure. [I was told]
that Eaton might be wrong.
McBrien added: What happened to James is a mystery but
there are two stories: one that he died in Ireland in 1841 at
the age of 42 at Corktoon, County Fermanagh and the other that
he died of Cholera on board ship headed to Australia.
(10jan2004) commented that James, son of JOHN McBRIEN, died in
1842 and is buried at Churchill, Fermanagh, where he had had
In June 1842, James' wife Margaret sailed with the children from
Donegal Bay for Canada in the Springhil(l) of
Irvine and after twelve weeks, on 28 August 1842, arrived
at Whitby township in Ontario, settling at East Whitby in Whitby
township ONT near (about 10km from descendants of the McBriens
of Rosscor, discussed below in Section L-11). Children of James
and Margaret McBrien included:
McBRIEN (born circa 1820?, died 1916; a soldier in the
Crimean War and in the Chinese Rebellion, a teacher for 17 years
at S.S. No. 1 in Cartwright Township, Canada; buried in Union
Cemetery outside Port Perry, Ontario (pers comm Chris
MacBrien, 6 June 2002)),
MacBRIEN (born c1829, Enniskillen),
MacBRIEN (born 1832, Enniskillen, died 1909 ONT; married Julia
Frances Madden in Canada),
MacBRIEN (married William Hickey of Whitby)[pers comm Chris MacBrien,
SYDNEY MacBRIEN (died in childhood)[pers comm Chris MacBrien,
NELSON MacBRIEN (born c1842, died August 1875, Newtownville ONT;
a doctor, he married Elizabeth Susan Hyland (or Highland) and
fathered (at least) two children) [according to Phyllis Springer (see note below) also known as
AUSTRALIA MacBRIEN, supposedly the fourth son and resident in
Toronto, but not found in 1871 census this is discounted
by Chris MacBrien (June 2002)];
apparently died (murdered) in California in 1873 on his way to
Australia to lay claim to his fathers land grant (definitely
did not die in Newtonville, Canada); belongings shipped back
to Canada from California) and
J MacBRIEN (born c1843).
MacBryan (October 1998) also had:
McBRIEN (married ?Donnelly; five children ).
he is discounted by Chris MacBrien (June 2002) as being a son
of James and Margaret.
Springer (May, 2001), found a notation in the family Bible of
her great-grand-father William Frederick MacBrien inferring that
Alfred N. McBrien also went by the name of Australia McBrien
- The first
page is hand-written to designate the family of "A.N. McBrien
(b. 1842 in Ireland) and Elizabeth Susan Hyland (mar. april 8,
1868 in Toronto). Beneath it, someone has typed a notation that
the 8 children listed on the 2nd page are actually the children
of Wm. F. McBrien and wife Hester Ann Fisher (which is true,
b/c this is my line), and the notation further says that "these
names are NOT the children of Australia N. McBrien & Elizabeth
Hyland, but that they are the children of Wm. F. and Hester Ann
L-10.1 Australia McBrien
born circa 1820?, died 1916; a soldier in the Crimean War
and in the Chinese Rebellion and was a teacher for 17 years at
S.S. No. 1 in Cartwright Township, Canada. Australia never married
and had no children. As an older man he went to live with his
brother James and his wife Julia Madden McBrien. He is buried
in Union Cemetery outside Port Perry, Ontario.
William Frederick MacBrien (1829
) m. Hester Ann Fisher (c1840
MD, born Enniskillen 1829, married Hester Ann Fisher (1840
1912) in Ontario, Canada on 2 May 1859; their eight
(?nine) children listed in the family Bible were :
E McBRIEN (born 5 January 1861; married Patterson),
GEORGE McBRIEN, M.D. (born 4 March 1863, died 3 December 1924;
married Lillian Gertrude King (1870
F L McBRIEN, M.D. (born 28 April 1865; married Anna 1873),
AUSTRALIA McBRIEN, M.D. (born 23 June 1868, died 1938; married
Eula Cook 1882 and/or Mabel L Barclay, 1899 - see
M F McBRIEN (born 10 July 1870),
C McBRIEN (born 15 June 1872),
HUGH McBRIEN (born 19 March 1875),
JOHN McBRIEN (born 2 November 1878) and
VICTORIA McBRIEN (born 3 May 1880).
family migrated to the E. St. Louis, Illinois area about 1900,
and set up their medical practices there.
An entry on www.familysearch.org
has FREDRICK LINCOLN McBRIEN as the father of William Fredrick
McBrien, with William born circa 1843 in Ireland and dying at
East St. Louis, St. Clair County. William's spouse was Hester
Ann Fisher; they were the parents of:
AUSTRALIA McBRIEN (born 23 June 1869, Oshawa, Ontario, died 9
March 1938, Hollywood, Los Angeles Co., California, buried Pasadena,
Los Angeles Co.; married 8 October 1902 at East St. Louis, St.
Clair to Eula Cook (born 13 April 1882, Shawneetown, Gallatian
Co., Illonois, died 12 August 1964, Huntington Park, Los Angeles
Co., California; parents SILAS COOK and SARILDA ELIZABETH Elizabeth
KINSALL); five issue including WALDO RALPH McBRIEN (born 13 October
1905, East St. Louis, St. Clair, Illinois, died 13 October 1971,
Junction City, Lane Co., Or. ; buried Sunnyside Mausoleum 4725
Cherr, Long Beach, California).
forwarded (16 September 2002) the following message from sjmarsh
(9 September 2002):
(Toronto) Alfred A. McBRIEN, 30, Whitby Ont, St. Louis Illinois,
b, Physician, s/o William F. & Hester A. McBRIEN, married
Mabel L. BARCLAY, 23, Oshawa Ont, Toronto, s, d/o George J. &
Sarah BARCLAY, witn: Walter E. BARCLAY, Mabel F. BENJAMIN, both
Toronto, married 1 June 1899).
- Mickie Admire nee McBrien?
wrote [22mar2002] :
great grandfather was a William FrederickFrederick
to a Hester Fisher.
- Maxine McBryan wrote [22apr2002]
been corresponding with a descendant of Wm F. McBrien oldest
son of James and Margaret Howden McBrien.
spelling is McBrien. I've seen the name in Port Perry articles
and in a local history book. As far as know, the only one who
changed it to MacBrien was Sir James Howden MacBrien. Wm. F.
McBrien became a Doctor and went to the Missouri. Phillis told
me that Alfred N and Australia were the same person.
James MacBrien (1832
1909) m. Julia Frances Madden (c1849
school inspector James MacBrien, second son of JAMES
McBRIEN and MARGARET HOWDEN, was born 16 February 1832 near Enniskillen
FER IRL. James emigrated with his mother to Canada in the 1840s,
to Myrtle and Prince Albert ONT. He married Julia Frances
Madden (born c1849); their ten children were:
B MacBRIEN (born c1870; never married [one report has her marrying
a Dr. Bates ]),
FRANCES MacBRIEN (born c1872, died after 1938; never married),
MacBRIEN (born c1874; never married),
MacBRIEN (perhaps Alivisna, born c1876),
HOWDEN MacBRIEN (born 30 June 1878, died 3 March 1938; married
on 30 October 1907 Nellie Louise Ross (born c1849, died 7 December
1921, two issue) and later on 8 May 1925 Emelyn Battersby Hartridge
(born c1900); knighted),
MacBRIEN (born c1880),
MacBRIEN (died 11 December 1976; married Harry Dundas Howden
(born 4 June 1886, died 24 November 1977) on 6 June 1922, two
issue; in 1965 was a resident of Philidelphia PA, and in 1976
of 1819 DeKalb Street, Norristown PA),
A H MacBRIEN (died in the 1940-50s; helped start Maple Leaf Gardens
in Toronto; Chris MacBrien (June 2002) has photographs of him
with the Stanley Cup [ice hockey] and with Queen Elizabeth I
and King George V on their visit to Canada and the USA in 1939c1909),
E MacBRIEN (male) and
BELLE MacBRIEN (died pre1938; married DeLury).
James and Julia raised:
(FREDERICK RICHMOND) MacBRIEN (born 1869, died 1938; a nephew,
the son of Alfred Nelson McBrien, left with James in 1873 when
Alfred went to claim land grants in Australia).
L-10.3.1 James Howden MacBrien
1938) m1. Nellie Louise Ross (c1849
Emelyn Battersby Hartridge (c1900
born 30 June 1878 to JAMES McBRIEN and JULIA FRANCES MADDEN in
Canada, married Nellie Louise Ross (born c1849)
30 October 1907; their two children were:
HOWDEN MacBRIEN and
Nellie died 7 December
1923. On 8 May 1925 James married Emelyn Battersby Hartridge (born
c1900). James and Emelyn had only one child, a daughter
- EMELYN BATTERSBY HARTRIDGE
MacBRIEN (listed with surviving children as Lynette; mother of Clifford
Wayne Hartridge Ahearn; an only child, she was only eleven when her father
According to an obituary
(8 March 1939) in a Toronto paper, the survivors for Sir James MacBrien included
three sons and three daughters :
- JAMES ROSS MacBRIEN
(studying law at St. John, NB),
- WILLIAM ROSS MacBRIEN
(an officer in the RCAF),
- MICHAEL DESMOND MacBRIEN
(graduate of Royal Military College at Kingston, Ontario; he was born in Surrey
England during WW I when his father was stationed in France; he died in a
plane crash on a Manitoba prairie on 7 January at age 22 after having just
taken off on a night flight in a RCAF twin-motored training plane),
- JULIA MacBRIEN (Mrs.
G. Arnold Murphy, widely known in dramatic circles),
- LOUISE MacBRIEN and
- LYNETTE MacBRIEN [Emelyn
Battersby Hartridge MacBrien].
career was distinguished; he had been a member of the North West
Mounted Police [later known as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
(RCMP)] in 1900 until he joined the South African Constabulary
in 1901; he started his military career in 1906 with service in
the Canadian military (he was instrumental in the formation of
the Canadian Department of Defence in 1927) and later served with
the RCMP (of which he was Commissioner from 1931 until his death):
pp227-8: [publication name (?On the Shores of the Scugog?)
and date not known]
Major General Jas. H. MacBrien
No record of Ontario County's part in the Great War would be
complete without a sketch of Major General MacBrien, whose boyhood
days were spent in Prince Albert, Ontario.
He is the son of the late Inspector Jas. MacBrien and Mrs. MacBrien.
His mother still lives at Prince Albert, enjoying good health,
and having a keen interest in current events.
Few men have given themselves more whole-heartedly to their chosen
vocation than General MacBrien. He entered military life in his
young manhood, (June, 1896), and in the prime of life he occupied
with signal credit the highest office to be attained in the Canadian
Militia. Work, study, and applied ability have won him this distinction.
He spent some years in the North West Mounted Police, and saw
service in the South African War. Later he went to Australia
on military service and in the Military College at Camberley,
England, studied military technique to such good purpose that
he was given a place on the General Staff during the war of 1914-1918.
General MacBrien was Chief of Staff for a year during the demobilization
of the Canadian Contingent. He was for some time Chief of Staff
of Ottawa, becoming the head of affairs in an executive capacity
in the Department of Militia and Defence. He is now head of the
Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
RIBBONS WORN BY MAJOR-GENERAL JAMES H MacBRIEN, C.B., C.M.G.,
C.B. Commander of the Bath.
C.M.G. Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.
D.S.O and bar Distinguished Service Order. (The Bar means
that he won the D.S.O. twice.)
South African Ribbon for Service in the Boer War.
Mons Star for service in the Great War, 1914.
General Service Ribbon and Rosette for service in the Great
War. The Rosette means that he was mentioned in the despatches
Victory Ribbon Allied Victory Ribbon issued by the Allied
Legion of Honour Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, conferred
by the French Government.
P.S.C. Passed Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, England.
all these honours heaped upon him he is an unassuming gentleman,
a high type of Canadian.
Howden MacBrien was buried at Beechwood Cemetery, 280 Beechwood
Avenue, Ottawa (plot 63) . A mountain was named after James Howden
L-10.3.1.1 William Ross MacBrien (…) m. Susanne Elizabeth Gaby (…)
The information in this section was provided by D’Arcy Young [DYoung@quadcap.net, 21jun2008]
William Ross MacBrien, son of JAMES HOWDEN MacBRIEN presumably by his first wife NELLIE LOUISE ROSS. William married Susanne Elizabeth Gaby; their single child was:
- SUZANNE CATHERINE MacBRIEN (married Michael D'Arcy Young; one child).
Alfred Nelson MacBrien (1842
1875) m. Elizabeth Susan Hyland
[referred to by some as Australia N MacBrien] born 1842 in Ireland,
married Elizabeth Susan Hyland (or Highland);
their children were:
RICHMOND MacBRIEN (Fred, born 23 January 1869, died 23 September
1938; a doctor; married ...) and
- twins MINNIE MacBRIEN
(born 26 January 1871, died 1958; married George McSpadden; lived
in British Columbia)
- and ?un-named
MacBRIEN (died at birth).
Susan McBrien nee Hyland died 2 February 1871 shortly after
the birth of the twins and was buried in St George's Cemetery
in Oshawa, Canada.
During the United States Civil War Alfred Nelson McBrien volunteered
for the Union Army and was wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg.
It was in about 1873 that he started out for Australia possibly
to lay claim to his father's land grants but on his way he supposedly
died (murdered) in California in 1873 (not in Newtonville). When
Alfred Nelson McBrien went claim the grants in Australia, he left
Fred with his brother James McBrien to be raised.
Alfred Nelson McBrien was never known as Australia (that was his
older brother). Information prior to June 2002 had Alfred and
Elizabeth's surviving daughter as MAUD MacBRIEN (married Col.
Frederick Richmond MacBrien (1869
1938) m. ? (
born 23 January 1869 in Canada, was the eldest child of ALFRED
NELSON MacBRIEN and his wife ELIZABETH SUSAN HYLAND. Fred, like
his father a doctor, had three children:
MacBRIEN (deceased prior to 2002; had children),
MacBRIEN (deceased prior to 2002; had children) and
MacBRIEN (born 1928, alive and well in 2002; father of Chris
Richmond McBrien (Chris McBrien's grandfather) died in 1938 and
was buried next to his mother in St. Georges Cemetery, Oshawa.
John MacBrien (
) m. Miss Donelly (
following family was included in this lineage per notes
of Maxine McBryan's Aunt Jessie who died in 1960, and although
now discounted per Chris MacBrien (June 2002) have been
left in this position pending clarification]:
married a Miss Donnelly; their children included
(at least) :
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