Mary  Galvin 18451845

Mary Galvin 1845

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Mary GALVIN was born about 1845 in Ballycarroll near Barefield, Doora parish, County Clare, the daughter of John GALVIN a farmer and Ann (Nancy) HASSETT. 

Her sister, Bridget, had sailed to New South Wales, so Mary followed, arriving in Sydney per RACEHORSE on 22  September 1866. Passenger list records her parents were "John and Anne living in Ballycarroll, County Clare. Sister Biddy living in Cumberland St, Sydney".

On 5 January 1875 at St Patrick's Catholic Church, Church Hill Sydney, Mary GALVIN married Martin HOGAN. Martin, the son of Patrick HOGAN and Mary GARVEY,  had been born in Ballymulqueeny, Doora parish on 27 September 1825 and had sailed to Sydney with his brother, John HOGAN, per LADY ELMA BRUCE, in 1859. 

Martin and Mary settled in Grabben Gullen, near Crookwell, New South Wales, where they raised their four sons. Martin died on 4 September 1889 and Mary on 14 October 1928.

Mary's obituary reads- MRS MARY HOGAN. The death of Mary Hogan, of Grabben Gullen, wife of the late Mr. Martin Hogan, occurred at the Crookwell Public Hospital on Saturday, after a brief illness. Mrs. Hogan was a very old resident of the Crookwell district and was 84 years of age. Her husband predeceased her 35 years. She is survived by four sons, Messrs. Martin of Grabben Gullen, and Dennis of Sydney, and Sergeants Thomas and Patrick Hogan of Queensland. The burial took place at the Roman Catholic cemetery, Wheeo, yesterday morning. [Goulburn Evening Penny Post 17 October 1928, p 4]

Children of Martin HOGAN and Mary GALVIN-

1. Martin Francis HOGAN farmer b 1875 d 29 June 1933 Crookwell m 4 Oct 1916 Bridget KENNEDY

2. Patrick James HOGAN policeman b 11 Feb 1877 d 26 Sep 1948 Queensland m 1917 Jessie Margaret THOMAS

3. Denis HOGAN b 13 Sep 1878 d 19 Jan 1953 Darlinghurst m 1914 Josephine Mary (Dolly) GOUGH

4. Thomas Joseph HOGAN policeman b 1881 d 9 Apr 1974 Queensland m 12 May 1915 Ethel Maud LAVER


Additional Information
Date of Birth 1st Jan 1845 (circa)
Date of Death 14th Oct 1928


  • A couple of years ago I went to the Wheeo Catholic Cemetery to take some photos of the graves of a couple of distant cousins, who died in the late 1800’s, for a third cousin who lives in Miltown Malbay in County Clare. The cemetery is on an isolated hill in the middle of nowhere and hard to find. To get to it I had to walk through a couple of a farmer’s bone dry paddocks dodging snakes. The cemetery, probably because of its isolated location, was really well preserved and reasonably large.  Patrick St George




    Monday 7th January 2019 05:02AM
  • The grave of Mary GALVIN/ HOGAN cane be found here

    Leonie Low

    Tuesday 10th December 2019 09:01PM
  • Hi. Does anyone know of a marriage of William Anderson and a Jane or Johanna Galvin c 1854.? Probably in County Offaly.

    They had a son John and possibly another Thomas. 

    Any information would be welcome



    Thursday 31st March 2022 04:39PM

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