Bridget Therese Bourke1

#319, (circa February 1843-6 May 1893)
FatherPatrick Bourke (c 1811-2 Aug 1863)
MotherMary Ann Cannon (1821-6 Sep 1885)
ChartsBourke family - descendants
Descendents of Patrick Bourke
Last Edited18 Feb 2019
Bridget Bourke's signature from her 1861 marriage certificate
     (For a brief history and context on the Bourke family see this page)

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Bridget Therese Bourke may have been born circa February 1843 at County Tipperary.2,3,4 She was the daughter of Patrick Bourke and Mary Ann Cannon.

Bridget emigrated from Cork circa 7 November 1843 on the "Royal Consort" with her parents. Some of the passengers on the Royal Consort seem have come from the Burhampooter which was shipwrecked - were Patrick and his family amongst these?2,5 After a voyage of 103 days Bridget arrived at Port Phillip, Victoria, on 18 February 1844 with her parents.2,5

Bridget lived in November 1861 at the Melbourne suburb of Carlton.6 She was a 'domestic' in November 1861.6

She married Anthony Gorman, son of John Gorman and Margaret Dwyer, at St. Francis' on Saturday, 16 November 1861 at Melbourne.6 Bridget and Anthony Gorman, aged 28 became the parents of Peter Gorman on Monday, 20 January 1862 at Hotham, Victoria.7,8 Peter was the first of their six children born between 1862 and 1875.

Her father died 3 August 1863 at the approximate age of 63 years. Bridget was aged about 20 when this happened.

By 1864, Bridget and Anthony had moved to Berrima, New South Wales. Bridget and Anthony Gorman, aged 43 became the parents of Lucindia Gorman on Sunday, 13 August 1876 at the tin mining town of Tingha, New South Wales.9

On Monday, 29 April 1878 Anthony's wife Therese gave birth to a daughter at at the Royal Hotel in the tin mining town of Tingha, New South Wales.10 Bridget and Anthony lived in 1884 at New Zealander Hotel in Park Street, in Sydney.11

Her mother died 6 September 1885. On 11 September 1885 she was described as being "late of Clarendon Hotel, Sydney."12

On May 1889 her daughter Lucindia died at the age of 12 at about the age of 14.

Bridget died on 6 May 1893 at the St. Vincent's Hospice in Victoria Street, in Sydney, chronic Bright's Disease, coma after 16 days in the hospice.13,14,15,16 She was buried on 10 May 1893 at at Waverley Cemetery in the Sydney suburb of Bronte.15,17 Two years after her death, her widowed husband put a memorial in the paper for her.18

Family

Anthony Gorman (11 May 1833-19 Sep 1899)
Children

Citations

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  3. [S8] Victoria, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1856 No. 474.
  4. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1861 No.3918 (age at marriage given as 19).
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  6. [S264] Victoria, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1861 No.3918.
  7. [S8] Victoria, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1862 No. 3510 (index only).
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  12. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 11th Sep 1885 p.1.
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  16. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1893 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), 20 May, p. 1, viewed 8 January, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13909543
  17. [S951] Sydney Cemetery Headstone Transcriptions Ancestry.com, Name: Bridget Gorman; Age: 49; Birth Date: abt 1844; Death Date: 9 May 1893; Burial Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Cemetery: Waverley; Section: 12 Ordinary; Row: 15; Inscription: wife of Anthony; Denomination:     Catholic.
  18. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1895 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842-1954), 9 May, p. 1, viewed 9 January, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article13977772
  19. [S1] New South Wales, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1864 No.5728.
  20. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1867 No.6496 (index only).
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  23. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1895 No.5915 (index only).
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