Patrick Lennan (Lennen, Lennon) was the son of James Lennen, a farmer, and Annie Lennen née Meaney. He was born in Seskin, County Carlow, Ireland between 1832 and 1838. (This date range is derived from information furnished on his marriage and death certificates)
He migrated to Adelaide, South Australia in 1855, where he married Julia McGrath on 24 June 1858. If the information on Julia’s death certificate is correct, they must have met almost immediately on her arrival or they had known each other in Ireland, or it was an arranged marriage. I have no further information about his migration.
(Marriage Certificate of Patrick Lennon and Julia McGrath 1019/1858) and
Death Certificate of Patrick Lennen 7930/1909).
He and Julia resided in various places in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for the rest of their lives.
They had 12 children, one of whom died in infancy:
Elizabeth c. 1859
James c. 1861
Johanna c. 1862
Ellen c. 1866
Julia c. 1868
Patrick Joseph c. 1869
Mary Ann c. 1870
John Christopher c. 1872
Catherine Theresa c. 1873
Margaret Agnes c. 1874 to 1874
Margaret c. 1876
Charles Martin c. 1879
(Index of Australian Births, Ancestry.com)
Patrick died from senile decay and asthenia (abnormal physical weakness or lack of energy) at 458 Drummond Street, Carlton on 11 September 1909. He was buried at the General Cemetery Melbourne on 14 September 1909.
(Death Certificate of Patrick Lennen 7930/1909)
It was sixteen years before Julia died and was buried with Patrick on 18 July 1925.
(Death Certificate of Julia Lennon 8375/1825)
Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates for Victoria Australia can be purchased at https://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/
|Date of Birth||1st Jan 1832 (circa)|
|Date of Death||11th Sep 1909|
|Father (First Name/s and Surname)||James Lennen|
|Mother (First Name/s and Maiden)||Annie Meaney|
|Spouse (First Name/s and Maiden/Surname)||Julia McGrath|
|Place & Date of Marriage||St Patrick's Church, Adelaide South Australia, 24 June 1858. Witnesses were Pagtrick Nolan (labourer) and Esther Nolan (hotelkeeper)|
|Number of Children||12|
|First Child||Elizabeth Lennan 15 August 1859 (11790/1859)|
|Names of Children||Elizabeth c. 1859 James c. 1861 Johanna c. 1862 Ellen c. 1866 Julia c. 1868 Patrick Joseph c. 1869 Mary Ann c. 1870 John Christopher c. 1872 Catherine Theresa c. 1873 Margaret Agnes c. 1874 to 1874 Margaret c. 1876 Charles Martin c. 1879|
|Occupation||Labourer, Green Grocer, Hotel Keeper|
|Place of Death||458 Drummond Street Carlton on 11 September 1909|