Bridget Galvin1842

Bridget Galvin 1842

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Bridget GALVIN was born circa 1842 in Ballycarroll, in the parish of Doora-Barefield, County Clare, the daughter of John GALVIN a farmer and ANN (Nancy) HASSETT. 

She had siblings- John GALVIN (1841), Mary GALVIN/HOGAN (1845-1928), Margaret (1846), Ellen (1855), Ann KERIN (1856-1930) and Catherine KELLY (1858-1938). 

Bridget GALVIN sailed to New South Wales circa 1866 (ship unknown)  and was followed by her sister, Mary, who arrived per RACEHORSE in 1866. 

On 9 July 1868 Bridget GALVIN married James GOUGH at St Marys Cathedral, Sydney. After the birth of their eldest son, Nicholas, they moved to the south coast of New South Wales, settling in Moruya where six more children were born.

Bridget GOUGH (nee GALVIN) died on 6 Jan 1909 and was buried at Moruya Catholic Cemetery. 

Her obituary reads- Once more it is our painful duty to chronicle the death of one of our old and respected residents in the person of Mrs James Gough, of Gundary, Moruya, which took place at her residence on Wednesday night. Deceased came to this country from County Clare, Ireland, in 1866, and after a residence of two years married Mr James Gough of whom she leaves two sons and two daughters: Messrs. Nicholas (Wollongong), James (Moruya); Mesdames Sinclair (Balmain), and Fox (Wollongong). Mrs Gough was an affectionate wife and mother, a quiet neighbour and a strict adherent of the R C Church. Deceased, who had been in delicate health for some time, succumbed to heart failure and dropsy. The funeral, which was larely attended took place yesterday (Friday). [Moruya Examiner 9 January 1909]

Children 0f Bridget GALVIN and James GOUGH-

1. Nicholas GOUGH b 14 Aug 1869 Sydney d 29 Dec 1945 Sydney m [1] 7 Jan 1896 Myra TOBIN [2]  1927 Nora Alice O'DWYER

2. Mary Ann GOUGH b 21 Oct 1871 Moruyan d 12 Dec 1900 Wyalong m 14 Sep 1897 William H. McKAY

3. Eugenie (Jane) GOUGH b 23 Oct 1873 Moruya d 18 Dec 1900 Gunnedah m 24 Sep 1895 Arthur WILSON

4. John GOUGH b 26 Sep 1875 Moruya d 10 May 1876 Moruya

5. Ellen Margaret (Nell) GOUGH b 28 Nov 1877 Moruya d 31 Aug 1946 Summer Hill m 4 Mar 1898 William SINCLAIR

6. Catherine GOUGH b 14 Jul 1880 Moruya d 2 Dec 1951 Wollongong m 27 Jan 1900 Moruya William John FOX

7. James GOUGH b 7 May 1883 Moruya d 12 Aug 1915 Lone Pine Gallipoli, Turkey


Additional Information
Date of Birth 1st Jan 1842 (circa)
Date of Death 6th Jan 1909
Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname) James Gough VIEW SOURCE


  • Hi. Do have any records of a Johann Galvin who married William Anderson around 1854?


    Sunday 8th April 2018 11:39AM
  • Hi. I hope all is well and look forward to qa reply to my request.

    Kind regards

    Steve Anderson


    Thursday 21st January 2021 05:11PM
  • Sorry I don't know about a Johann Galvin. 

    Leonie Low

    Thursday 21st January 2021 09:00PM

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