Michael Ryan 1834

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Michael Ryan born c1834 to Cornelius ‘Con’ Ryan (1803-10 Mar 1868) and Margaret (Riordan) Ryan (1810 – 25 Jan 1888) at Thurles, Tipperary.  He was baptised at Thurles parish 26th November 1834 with sponsors Richard Brett and Mary Barry.

Michael Ryan and friend (possibly cousin?) John Cahill were sponsored immigrants to NSW by James Cahill who was already in NSW living in Yass or Burrowa area.  Michael was given a reference by Thomas Bourke, Post Master at Thurles and his address was given as Quarry St, Thurles where he lived with his parents Cornelius/Con Ryan a shoemaker and Margaret Ryan nee Riordan. 

Michael Ryan and John Cahill made their way to Liverpool where they boarded the “Hannah Moore” arriving in Sydney on 6th May 1860. 

In February 1863 Michael Ryan marries  Honorah ‘Norah’ Mahony at Yass, NSW.  Norah emigrated from Banteer, Cork.    Michael and Norah moved to Burrowa where Michael conducted a bootmaking business.

In Sept 1862 Michael sponsored the emigration to NSW of his sister Mary Ryan (aged 20 yrs, b1842) a house servant from Thurles, Tipperary who can read.  Mary arrives the following year in September 1863 aboard the “Peerless”.  In 1864 Michael sponsored the emigration of his brother Edmund Ryan, a labourer, from Thurles who arrives aboard “General Caulfield” in Oct 1865.

Michael and Norah would have 10 children: Margaret, Cornelius, James, Thomas, Mary Ann, Ellen, Honorah 1st , Edward, Honora 2nd and Michael.  Michael died after an “operation for dropsy” in Feb 1882 at Burrowa, NSW.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1834 (circa)  
Date of Death 1st Feb 1882  
  Michael Ryan born c1834 to Cornelius ‘Con’ Ryan (1803-10 Mar 1868) and Margaret (Riordan) Ryan (1810 – 25 Jan 1888) at Thurles, Tipperary. He was baptised at Thurles parish 26th November 1834 with sponsors Richard Brett and Mary Barry.  
Place of Death Notice in "The Burrowa News" 10 February 1882. No Death Certificate has been located.  

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  • I would love to hear from anyone who has information on this Ryan family and Riordan family. 

    I have not been able to locate a marriage for Michael's parents Cornelius Ryan & Margaret Riordan.     

    Known children of Cornelius & Margaret were:  Mary, Michael, Edmund, Bridget & Patrick.   All were baptised in Thurles with sponsor names:  Dennis Riordan, Biddy Heany, Michael Riordan, Mary Godfrey, Richard Brett, Mary Barry, Edmund Ryan, Bridget Ryan, James Ryan, Judith Purcell, Bridget Watson and Mary Riordan.

    Family lore says that there was communication between the Australian emigrants and relatives who had emigrated to the United States.   

    Maggie

    Maggie

    Monday 14th January 2019, 12:00AM

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