Michael Joseph CROWLEY (or GROOLEY)1850

Michael Joseph CROWLEY (or GROOLEY) 1850

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Michael Joseph CROWLEY was born in Woodend, near Oldcourt, Blessington Parish, County Wicklow, IRELAND. The son of Timothy CROWLEY (b 1820 d 6 Jan 1886) and Catherine RYAN (b 1822 d 14 Mar 1907) he had eight siblings (all recorded in Blessington parish under the surname of GROOLEY/GROOLY)-

John CROWLEY (b 10 Feb 1840 d 7 Feb 1877)

Thadeus (Timothy) CROWLEY (b 30 Apr 1844 d 3 Jul 1908) m [1] Teresa TYRELL [2] Dorah REILLY

Elizabeth CROWLEY/HAMILTON  (b 26 Sep 1846 d 22 May 1887) m Robert HAMILTON

Mary CROWLEY/REILLY (b 1 Mar 1853 d 5 Feb 1912) m Terence REILLY

James CROWLEY (b 14 Oct 1855 d 24 Jan 1907) m Elizabeth (Lizzie) CONNOR

Margaret (Maggie) CROWLEY (b 14 Nov 1857 d 177 May 1881)

Thomas CROWLEY (b 8 Jul 1860)

Catherine CROWLEY (b 29 Dec 1861)

Michael CROWLEY married Mary Ann CUMMINS (daughter of James CUMMINS/Teresa CONNOR) at St Andrews, Westland Row, Dublin on 13 June 1875. Michael, Mary Ann and her widowed  father, James CUMMINS, and siblings, Bridget, Peter and Matthew CUMMINS, sailed to Port Adelaide, South Australia per the ship GOLDEN SEA arriving on 30 March 1876.

In Adelaide Michael worked as a cab driver, employed by his wife's aunt, Julia REDDAN (nee CUMMINS). Michael and Mary Ann started their family having Timothy (1876-1878), Mary Therese (1878-1958), Catherine (1881-1906) and Isabella Margaret CROWLEY (1884-1884) in Kensington, South Australia, before sailing to Sydney, New South Wales. Their infant daughter, Isabella, died soon after their arrival. Four more children were born in Ultimo-James John (1885-1934), Elizabeth (1887-1971), Michael Joseph (1889-1971) and Matthew Thomas (1892-1952). 

In Sydney Michael worked as the driver of hansom cabs and later as a dock labourer. The family moved from Ultimo to Pyrmont, living in Quarry Street, Experiment Street, Little Mount Street, Bowman Street and Cross Street. Michael died in Sydney Hospital in 1919 and is buried in the Catholic Cemetery Rookwood. 

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Date of Birth 15th Aug 1850
Date of Death 15th Sep 1919
Place & Date of Marriage Mary Ann Cummins VIEW SOURCE
Place & Date of Marriage 13th June 1875 St Andrew's, Westland Row, Dublin VIEW SOURCE

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