DENNIS and ANN JANE McEVOY FAMILY, SOUTH AUSTRALIAThis page: The first four children, 1.1 Catherine, 1.2 John, 1.3 William 1.4 Dennis
Information about Catherine, John Peter, William Andrew and Dennis Matthew is on this page. They all have current descendants.
Information about Joseph McEvoy's family is on a separate page because that is my immediate family and may contain more precise information
Information about Edward, Robert, Daniel, Francis and families is all on
the No Living Descendants page:
1.1 Catherine Mary (Kitty) McEvoy born 1844 at Dry Creek,
attended Ardtornish School, died 19-8-1928 aged 82 years, buried Jamestown Cemetery
married James Francis Quinn born c.1842 in County Galway, Ireland, died 9-6-1929 Pt Pirie aged 87 yrs, buried Jamestown, on 20-2-1865 at St
Patrick's Church, Adelaide. Jim Quinn is said to have arrived in South Australia aboard the Nugget in 1854 together with his three
brothers and four sisters, according to his newspaper obituary in The 'Adelaide Chronicle,' June 20, 1929, page 53.
No Quinns are listed on that passenger list, however.
On the Nugget which arrived in 1858, however, there were 6 Quinns:
James 17, Thomas 24, John 26 and Daniel 26, all single. They were labourers. Bridget Quinn 19, and Mary Quinn 21, were both servants.
All except Daniel (County Clare) were from Galway, according to the passenger list.
On Right: The Quinn group at the family reunion, Jan 6th, 2008
1.2 John (Peter) McEvoy born 1-4-1845 at Dry Creek died 30-6-1898 aged 53 years in Parkside married
Mary Anne Hallion at St
Peter and Paul Cathedral, Gawler on 23-4-1866. He was 21 and she was 23 years. Mary Anne's date of birth is given as c. 1843 on their marriage certificate and her name as May.
Mary Ann died 24-11-1907(?) aged 67 years. She is buried in the Lower Wakefield cemetery with her son, Dennis Leo McEvoy. John Peter is buried in West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, as recorded
in 'The Advertiser' of 2 July, 1898.
The friends of the late Mr. John Peter McEvoy-, late of Riverton, are respectfully informed that his funeral leaves 144, Pulteney-street, this day, at 11 a-m., for the Catholic Cemetery, West-terrace.
Mary Ann had the following notice in 'The Chronicle' on 14 December, 1907. McEVOY. On the 24th November, at her residence, Lower Wakefield, of heart failure, Mary, relict of the late John McEvoy, aged 66 years. R.I.P.
According to the newspaper notice about their marriage, John was the eldest son of the
late Dennis McEvoy of Port Gawler and Mary was the youngest daughter of the late Mr John Hallion, formerly of
Kildare, Ireland. John and Mary lived at Lower Wakefield, Alma Plains, Salter Springs, Clare, Riverton - 10 children were born between 1867 and 1885 when Mary was 24 years to 42 years:
1.3 William Andrew McEvoy born 4-8-1847 at Dry Creek died 20-7-1921 at Kooringa, buried Burra, married Catherine Lucy
Mahony nee Case (father Emanuel Case) born 6-5-1849, died 6-6-1934, buried Sevenhills, a widow, at the Catholic
Church, Kadina on 1-12-1876.
One daughter:Bertha Charlotte Blumberg (father Johannes Christian Schulze) at St Saviour's Presbytery, Hindmarsh on 16-7-1928.
Bernard and Bertha are interred in Hindmarsh Cemetery.
1.4 Dennis Matthew McEvoy born 31-1-1850 at Dry Creek died 26-1-1935 aged 85 years, married Ellen Jane Case (father Emanuel Case) born
23-2-1864 at Gawler Hills, died 18-7-1934 aged 70 years, on 6-1-1884 at St Raphael Church, Carrieton. Dennis farmed at Bute (listed in the 1903 PO directory in the alphabetical directory as a farmer, Bute),
Balaklava and they lived at Queenstown, both buried in West Tce Cemetery with Dennis's mother, Anne Jane Plunkett.
Here are 2 letters from Laura to the newspapers in 1904 and 1909
Bute, Oct. 25, 1909.
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Information on this page has come from "A Wee Deoch and Doris, The Family of Doris Amy Munro nee McEvoy" by Robert J. Munro and from John Kilmartin. Many Quinn family details were researched by Max Shackleford. My starting point was a sheet written for a family reunion in 1976 by Allan McEvoy, born 1902. Thankyou to these generous family members for their support and interest. I have received some data via email, but please contact me to fill in the many gaps still existing.
Thank you to Tony Drewry, who generously gave me the CSS code for colouring separate generations which can now be distinguished by number, colour and amount of indent, if I get the code correct!
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