Mary Bourke

#279, (13 June 1851-1 February 1895)
FatherPatrick Bourke (1800-2 Aug 1863)
MotherMary Ann Cannon (1821-6 Sep 1885)
ChartsBourke family - descendants
Descendents of Patrick Bourke
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)

NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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Mary was born on Friday, 13 June 1851 at Melbourne.1,2 She was the daughter of Patrick Bourke and Mary Ann Cannon. She was baptised at St. Francis' on Monday, 23 June 1851 at Melbourne.3 She presumably lived with her parents 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.4,5,6,7

Her father died 3 August 1863 at the approximate age of 63 years. Mary was aged 12 when this happened.

She married Thomas Fitzgerald, in 1873 at Orange, New South Wales. Altogether they were to have five children.8 On 4 June 1885 Thomas Fitzgerald and Patrick Bourke donated monies to the Dr. Torreggiani Memorial Fund.9

Thomas ws publican of the Deepwater Hotel, in Deepwater, New South Wales.10

In September 1885, Thomas Fitzgerald had his hotel (and one of his guests) robbed of some 'prints, sugar, boots &c.' by a William Hawkins and Peter Smith. Hawkins and Smith were arrested near the Queensland border.11,12

Mary died on 1 February 1895 at Emmaville, New South Wales, at age 43.13 She was buried at Emmaville cemetery, in Emmaville, New South Wales.13,14

Citations

  1. [S8] Victoria, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1856 No.474.
  2. [S258] Parish Registers - Parish of Melbourne, 1851 No. 5693 (This record is 2 or 3 years earlier than her sister margaret's birth certificate would indicate.).
  3. [S258] Parish Registers - Parish of Melbourne, 1851 No. 5693.
  4. [S265] Victoria, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, 1863 No.7020.
  5. [S336] The Argus, 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).
  6. [S1031] The Herald, 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).
  7. [S336] The Argus, 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).
  8. [S3] New South Wales, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1873 No.3492.
  9. [S674] Freeman's Journal, 1885 'Advertising.', Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932), 20 June, p. 19, viewed 28 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article115467118
  10. [S593] The Australian Town and Country Journal (New South Wales), 1885 'Family Notices.', Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), 12 September, p. 42, viewed 28 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70983786
  11. [S683] The Clarence River Examiner and New England Advertiser, 1885 'GENERAL NEWS.', Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser (Grafton, NSW : 1859 - 1889), 26 September, p. 8, viewed 28 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62149581
  12. [S617] State Records Authority of NSW, NSW Police Gazette, 1862-1930, Sydney 7 Oct 1885 p.800 (for items).
  13. [S477] Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007 Ancestry.com, http://austcemindex.com/inscription.php?id=8040290
  14. [S466] Find a Grave (http://www.findagrave.com) Memorial# 85112338.
  15. [S3] New South Wales, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1874 No.10502.
  16. [S3] New South Wales, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1876 No.11354.
  17. [S3] New South Wales, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1878 No.12489.
  18. [S3] New South Wales, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1881 No.15506.