Mary Ann Cannon1

#248, (1821-6 September 1885)
ChartsBourke family - descendants
Mike Hill - ancestors
Descendents of Patrick Bourke
Last Edited17 Feb 2019
Headstone for Mary Anne Bourke (nee Cannon), Mary Fitzgerald (nee Bourke) and Patrick Bourke
     (For a brief history and context on the Bourke family see this page)

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Mary Ann Cannon was likely born in 1821 at County Tipperary.1,2,3 She may have been born circa 1821 at Galway, Ireland.4

She may have married Patrick Bourke, in 1842 at Tipparary, Ireland.5,6

Mary and her husband Patrick emigrated with their daughter from Cork circa 7 November 1843 on the "Royal Consort" with their daughter. Some of the passengers on the Royal Consort seem have come from the Burhampooter which was shipwrecked - were Patrick and his family amongst these?2,7 At the time of their emigration, both Patrick and Mary were illiterate. Patrick was still signed his daughter Bridget's marriage certificate with a cross 18 years later.2,8 At this time her occupation was given as a housemaid.2 After a voyage of 103 days Mary and her husband Patrick arrived at Port Phillip, Victoria, on 18 February 1844.2,7

Mary and Patrick Bourke became the parents of Michael Bourke on Wednesday, 23 June 1847 at Melbourne.9 Mary's child an unknown person received an unknown person baptism at St. Francis' on Monday, 12 July 1847 at Melbourne . He was batised in a Roman Catholic ceremony. St. Francis' Church had only recently been constructed.9 Mary's child an unknown person received an unknown person baptism on Monday, 17 September 1849 at Melbourne . he was baptised in a Roman Catholic ceremony.10 Mary's child Mary received her baptism at St. Francis' on Monday, 23 June 1851 at Melbourne.11 She presumably lived with her spouse Patrick at Jeffcott House in Jeffcott Street, Melbourne, in August 1863. This was a wooden house, "with double verandah, and contains seven good rooms and kitchen". It was probably used as a boarding house.6,12,13,14

Her husband Patrick died 3 August 1863 at the aproximate age of 63 years, leaving her a widow. On May 1883 people with the same names as Michael Bourke and James Bourke from the Emmaville district gave money to the Irish National League - perhaps it was this family.15

Mary died on 6 September 1885 at The Cricketer's Arms Hotel, in Emmaville, New South Wales, of pneumonia after six days of illness. This hotel was owned by her son, and other members of her family lived in neighbouring towns.16,1 Her body was interred at Emmaville cemetery at Emmaville, New South Wales. Her headstone is shared with her son Patrick and her daughter Mary.3,17

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
Family
1821Birth-LikelyCounty Tipperary1,2,3
1821Birth-CandidateGalway, Ireland4
1842Marriage-candidateTipparary, Ireland5,6
Note memo only2,8
1843OccupationIreland2
1885DeathThe Cricketer's Arms Hotel, in Emmaville, New South Wales16,1
BurialEmmaville cemetery, in Emmaville, New South Wales3,17

Family

Patrick Bourke (c 1811-2 Aug 1863)
Children

Citations

  1. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1885 No. 09904.
  2. [S47] Patrick Bourke & family, "Royal Consort" ships passenger list.
  3. [S477] Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007 Ancestry.com, http://austcemindex.com/inscription.php?id=8040290
  4. [S8] Victoria, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1856 No. 474 (Margaret's parents were stated as being both of Galway (inconsistent with their immigration documents).).
  5. [S8] Victoria, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1856 No. 474.
  6. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1863 No.7020.
  7. [S612] The Australian, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1844 'THE LOSS OF THE EMIGRANT SHIP "BURHAMPOOTER.".', The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848), 13 February, p. 3, viewed 9 April, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article37125337
  8. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1861 No.3918.
  9. [S258] Parish Registers for Melbourne, 1847 No. 41,600.
  10. [S258] Parish Registers for Melbourne, 1949 No. 42,887.
  11. [S258] Parish Registers for Melbourne, 1851 No. 5693.
  12. [S336] The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1856 'Advertising', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 10 November, p. 2. , viewed 12 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article7139772 (for description of Jeffcott House).
  13. [S1031] The Herald, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1863 'Family Notices', The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), 3 August, p. 1. , viewed 12 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article244294972 (lmentioned Jeffcott House).
  14. [S336] The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1859 'Advertising', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 26 August, p. 1. , viewed 13 May 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5686938 (Jeffcott House used as a boarding house).
  15. [S674] The Freeman's Journal, Sydney New South Wales, Australia, 1883 'Advertising.', Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932), 19 May, p. 11, viewed 28 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article110556742
  16. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 11th Sep 1885 p.1.
  17. [S466] Find a Grave (http://www.findagrave.com) Memorial# 85112338.