Albina Hyde Holmes1,2

#926, (circa 1837-31 August 1896)
FatherWilliam Hyde Holmes3 (1794-1 Jul 1864)
MotherEllen O'Donnell3 (c 1806-11 Jan 1865)
ChartsDescendents of Robert Holmes
Last Edited24 Apr 2022
Biographical Database of Australia ID:U#30381162902.
WikiTree ID:https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Holmes-19520.
     (For a brief history and context on the Holmes family see this page)

Albina Hyde Holmes was also known as Albina Mary.4 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. Whilst historical facts are not copyright, my writing about these facts are. If you wish to use any text from this site on Ancestry or on any other website, please ask me first - Tim Hill.
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She may have been born circa 1832 at Ireland. This is estimated from her immigration records in 1841.5 She may have been baptised at Parish of Doora Barefield on Friday, 19 September 1834 at County Clare, Ireland. The sponsors to the baptism were Mr. Meehan(?) and Anna Mauganen (?)6 She may have been born circa 1837 at County Clare, Ireland. This is calculated fom her death certificate.1 She was the daughter of William Hyde Holmes and Ellen O'Donnell.3

Albina emigrated from Liverpool on 27 October 1841 on the 'Champion' with her parents and siblings (both biological and adopted.)3,7,8,9 After a voyage of 108 days Albina arrived at Sydney on 12 February 1842. During the voyage 5 sailors committed mutiny but were eventually released by the Attorney General.3,7,8,9

She presumably lived with her parents at Princes Street in The Rocks, in Sydney, in 1843. It is not clear that the entry refers to this family, but is a reasonable speculation given that Bridget and her husband claimed to live in this same street ten years later.10

The family soon became parishioners at St. James' Church of England, thought of as the principal church in the city and one which "the congregation usually includes the family of the Governor, and a large proportion of the leading members of society. It is also decidedly the favourite resort for the more aristocratical among the votaries of Hymen". How this sat with the Holmes family isn't known, but perhaps it sat well with William and Ellen as they contemplated the future for the eight young women under their charge. With space to seat a congegation of 1500, it would have made for a bustling centre of the community.11 She presumably lived with her parents at Sydney in January 1851. in Macquarie street.12

She may have attended the wedding of her sister in the marriage of Henry Hugh Hill and Bridget Holmes at St. James' Church of England on Monday, 20 January 1851 at Sydney. Bridget and Henry went on to have four children together.12,13 Albina lived in January 1853 at St. James' Parish, in Sydney.14

She married William Patrick McMunn, son of Dr. John McMunn and Eleanor Maria Walker, at St. James' Church of England on Monday, 17 January 1853 at Sydney. The wedding certificate was also signed by Maria Holmes. Others who may have attended the wedding include Ellen O'Donnell as mother of the bride and William Hyde Holmes as father of the bride. Brothers and sisters who may have attended include Ellen Holmes, Bridget Holmes, Margaret Holmes, Charlotte Holmes, Frances Hyde Holmes and Jane Holmes. William and Albina went on to have some 10 children together.15,16

Her father died 1 July 1864 at the approximate age of 70.

Her mother died 11 January 1865 at the approximate age of 65.

Albina died on 31 August 1896 at Windsor Road, in Riverstone, New South Wales, of pneumonia after a week of illness.17,18 Her body was interred at Rookwood Cemetery (Catholic section) at the Sydney suburb of Rookwood. Section: S; Row: 15; Denomination: Old Catholic Mortuary 1.19,20

Family

William Patrick McMunn (c 1823-Feb 1874)
Children

Citations

  1. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1896 #11445.
  2. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/27332069/person/… (for middle name).
  3. [S272] Assisted Immigrants to NSW, Archives Office of NSW "Champion", arr. 12th Feb. 1842.
  4. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) http://person.ancestry.com.au/tree/34108638/person/… (for middle name from son Samuel's death certificate(?)).
  5. [S272] Assisted Immigrants to NSW, Archives Office of NSW "Champion" arr. 12 Feb. 1842.
  6. [S1124] Parish Registers for Doora Barefield, Name: Wm Holmes, Gender: Male, Parish Variants: Barefield, Doora, Doora and Kilreaghtis, Dury, Dury, Templemaly and Kilbraghtis, Kilbraghtis, Kilraghtis, Kilreaghtis, Templemaly; Diocese: Killaloe, Spouse: Ellen O'Donnell, Child: Abina Holmes.
  7. [S327] My Early Pioneers and Their Lives (http://www.frankmurray.com.au) http://www.frankmurray.com.au/?page_id=787
  8. [S344] The Australasian Chronicle, 1842 'Shipping Intelligence.', Australasian Chronicle (Sydney, NSW : 1839-1843), 15 February, p. 3, viewed 20 February, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article31735058
  9. [S344] The Australasian Chronicle, 1842 'News and Rumors of the Day', Australasian Chronicle (Sydney, NSW : 1839-1843), 3 March p. 3, viewed 20 February, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-page4232218
  10. [S640] New South Wales, Australia Historical Electoral Rolls, 1842-1843, Civilian Roll for Gipps Ward, in the City of Sydney, for the year 1842-43.
  11. [S1335] Joseph Fowles Sydney In 1848 Chapter VII.
  12. [S271] Parish Registers for St. James, Vol.37A No.51.
  13. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1851 'Family Notices', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 25 January, p. 5. , viewed 19 Jan 2020, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12924347 (Interestingly, the newspaper stated that Bridget was the second daughter of William and Ellen).
  14. [S1296] Biographical Database of Australia Biographical Database of Australia, (https://www.bda-online.org.au/) Church Register: NSW Sydney St James CE Marriage 1832-1856; ML ref: Reels SAG 0136 & 0137.
  15. [S271] Parish Registers for St. James, Vol.39C No.913.
  16. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1853 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 21 January, p. 2, viewed 17 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article12943044
  17. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1896 No.11445 (index only).
  18. [S350] The Brisbane Courier, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1896 'Family Notices.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 5 October, p. 4, viewed 17 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3636193
  19. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1896 No.11445.
  20. [S951] Sydney Cemetery Headstone Transcriptions Ancestry.com, Name: Albina Hyde McMunn; Age: 59; Birth Date: abt 1837; Death Date: 31 Aug 1896; Burial Place: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Cemetery: Rookwood; Section: S; Row: 15; Denomination: Old Catholic Mortuary 1.
  21. [S268] The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 21 Jan. 1853.
  22. [S1] New South Wales, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1856 No.V1856193 149.
  23. [S1] New South Wales, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1857 No.7915 (index only).
  24. [S1] New South Wales, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1858 No.11429 (index only).
  25. [S1] New South Wales, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1860 No.13286 (index only).
  26. [S1] New South Wales, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1861 No.11978 (index only).
  27. [S1] New South Wales, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1864 No.9651 (index only).