George Edward O'Brien

#934, (12 May 1831-2 December 1887)
FatherSergeant Timothy O'Brien1 (c 1798-)
MotherJudith Julie Josephine McCoy1 (c 1795-1846)
ChartsDescendents of Robert Holmes
Last Edited15 Nov 2020
Hwadstone: George Edward O'Brien
Source: Peter Hotson
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George was born on Thursday, 12 May 1831 at West Port, County Mayo, Ireland.2,1,3 He was the son of Sergeant Timothy O'Brien and Judith Julie Josephine McCoy.1 George and his wife Judith arrived at Sydney on 23 June 1846.1

He married Charlotte Holmes, daughter of William Hyde Holmes and Ellen O'Donnell, at St. James' Church of England on Saturday, 9 April 1853 at Sydney.4,2 George Edward O'Brien was as a Bailiff.1 He was a lieutenant.5 George (and presumably his spouse Charlotte) lived in June 1864 at Leichhardt Street, in Fortitude Valley.6

He was mentioned briefly in court case.7 He presumably lived with his spouse Charlotte at Gibbs Street, in Fortitude Valley, in February 1881.8

George died on 2 December 1887 at 94 Crown Street, in Sydney, at age 56.9,1,10 His body was interred at Rookwood Cemetery at Rookwood.9


1831BirthWest Port, County Mayo, Ireland2,1,3
1853MarriageSt. James' Church of England, in Sydney4,2
1864ResidenceLeichhardt Street, in Fortitude Valley6
1874Note memo only CR CRBrisbane7
1887Death94 Crown Street, in Sydney9,1,10
BurialRookwood Cemetery, in Rookwood9


Charlotte Holmes (c 1834-28 Aug 1899)


  1. [S365] Genes Reunited ( Tree of Kathleen Le Gras (member_key=8887262).
  2. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 12 Apr. 1853.
  3. [S338], (… (for date).
  4. [S271] Parish Registers for St. James, Vol.39C No.963.
  5. [S332] The Queenslander, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1878 'Family Notices.', The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), 14 September, p. 737, viewed 17 October, 2014,
  6. [S350] The Brisbane Courier, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1864 'Family Notices', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 16 July, p. 1. , viewed 15 Nov 2020,
  7. [S332] The Queenslander, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1874 'Brisbane Police Court.', The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939), 29 August, p. 2. , viewed 15 Nov 2020,
  8. [S350] The Brisbane Courier, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1881 'City Police Court[?]', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 28 February, p. 3. , viewed 15 Nov 2020,
  9. [S1027] E-mails from Peter Hotson to Tim Hill, 2018- 'Adrian/OBrien family tree:' - 10 Oct 2020, 13:07.
  10. [S338], (… (for (incorrect) date and place).