1839 Ryan

                 I have included on this website a paper ‘The Ryan Family, by APB 1984’  It is an incomplete record as it was written before the explosion of internet accessible records. Nevertherless it is an important recollection, with additional family commentary, of Agnes Patricia (Ryan)  Bonnington’, a granddaughter of John Corrigan Ryan and Mary Hickey.

                See also Fr Max Barrett’s “A Riot of Ryans” specifically  Chapter 16 –‘A Set of Ryan Siblings, John, Ellen, Thomas’. Fr Barrett acknowledges in his book that he corresponded in his research with descendants Agnes Bonnington and Philip Kennedy Howard.

 

I have prepared, with help from others,  a new and updated  Outline Descendant Tree to four NSW generations, and include it on this page.

 

John Corrigan Ryan (1810-1891) emigrated from County Tipperary, Ireland to New South Wales, arriving on 20 December 1839 on the ‘CHINA. He was accompanied by his sister Ellen.  

According to Fr Barrett, their brother Thomas (1814-1857) followed them in the ‘ALFRED’ arriving in the Colony on 7 January 1840.). However Agnes Bonnington states that her mother told her that all three arrived together. I lean towards her version . There was a Thomas Ryan on the China who “went to Mr Robertson, Hunter River’ a note made also against John Ryan’s name. John and Thomas wee listeed in sequence, a common practice where siblings travelled together. Their sister name had the note “Gone with her brother to Patterson’s River’ This is a tributary of the Hunter. So I have recorded that all three arrived together. If birth and arrival dates need correction, please let me know.

Why they went to the Hunter River is unclear, as they finished up in the Binalong/Boorowa/Lachlan  region. Fr Barrett suggests that they went immediately to the Boorowa area. A puzzle yet to be solved!.

My interest in this Ryan family arises from marriages at later generations, particularly two of the children of John Corrigan Ryan and Mary Hickey:

Bridget  Ryan (1866-1953) married my grandmother’s brother Nicholas Markham,(1870-1939). He was the grandson of original convict/ settler Edmund Markham (1802-1866). Bridget was known to all the (Darbys Falls/Northwood) familes as ‘Aunty Bid Nick’ to differentiate from other aunts with the very common Irish name of Bridget.

Thomas Ryan (1858-1917) married my grandmother’s first cousin, Hannah Walsh (1867-1943). She was the daughter of Thomas Walsh (1820-1899), who had emigrated from County Limerick in the 1840s with seven siblings. (See Margaret Wilkinson’s ‘The Walsh Story’ on this website). Thomas Ryan’s obituary follows:

Cowra Free PressWednesday May 16 1917  Obituary

The Late Thomas Ryan

We are quite confident in asserting that there is not anyone in the Cowra district who was acquainted with the late Thomas Ryan who did not feel that he had been bereft of a true friend when the news of his death was learned on Sunday last for he was “a man” in every sense of the word. The late Mr. Ryan had not been in good health for some little time, but it was only about a week ago that he was stricken down. Indeed he intended to go to the polling booth and record his vote on Saturday week but the fates decreed otherwise. The deceased gentleman was one of our most successful “men on the land” and his property at “Northwood” Darby’s Falls is looked upon as an ideal farming and grazing property. It is only of late years that the late Mr. Ryan went in extensively for sheep breeding, which he made such a success of that it was a very common thing for his sheep to top the Sydney markets. He was a very prominent member of the Farmers and Settlers Association and has been one of the representatives of his branch on the Lyndhurst District Council ever since its inception. Deceased was a very familiar figure in our town and will be much missed by a large circle of friends. He was a devote member of the Roman Catholic Church and was attended by Very Rev. Father O’Kennedy  ( a close personal friend) in his last illness and died fortified with the last sacrament of the Holy Church. The late Mr. Ryan was a native of Binalong where he was born in 1859. Some thirty four years ago he came to the district where he has resided ever since. In 1903 he married Miss Hannah (eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. Walsh) who with a family of two sons and one daughter remain to mourn their irreparable loss. Mr. Patrick Ryan (Billimari) and Mrs. Nicholas Markham (Darby’s Falls) and Mrs Thomas Glennan  (Gooloogong) are brother and sisters of the deceased.

The funeral to the Roman Catholic portion of the General Cemetery on Monday was very largely attended. The last sad rites were performed by Very Rev. Father O’Kennedy, assisted by Father Lynch (Gooloogong).

Funeral arrangements were conducted by Messrs. J. S. Poignand and Co

 

There are several other marriages of related, some by marriage and distant, descendants. Furthermore, they reinforce the evidence of the continuing family relationships among the early Irish pioneer settlers in the region over several generations.

 

Herewith the Outline Descendant Tree incorporating the families of the three siblings:

 

1 Thomas RYAN b: Co. Tipperary, Ireland, d: Ireland

… + Ellen O’BRIEN b: Ireland, d: Ireland

 

……2 John Corrigan RYAN b: Aug 1810 in Co Tipperary, IRE, Arr. Australia: 20 Dec 1839 in ‘China’, d:

05 Apr 1891 in Cowra NSW

…… + Mary HICKEY b: 1826 in Co Tipperary, IRE, Arr. Australia: 1850 in ‘Thetis’, m: 12 Apr 1853 in

Galong NSW, d: 03 Sep 1909

………3 Elizabeth RYAN b: 17 Sep 1854, d: 08 Dec 1928

……… + John GLENNAN b: Goolagong?

…………4 Maurice Thomas GLENNAN b: 11 Oct 1885, d: 04 Feb 1857

………… + Agnes DOYLE

…………4 Mary (Mollie) GLENNAN b: 01 May 1883, d: 28 May 1960

………… + Thomas RYAN

…………4 Elizabeth Celestine GLENNAN b: 25 Aug 1888, d: 31 Jan 1967

………… + Martin FLANNERY

…………4 Anne GLENNAN d: Childhood

…………4 Bridget GLENNAN b: 12 Dec 1894, d: 10 Dec 1981

………3 Ellen RYAN b: 10 May 1856, d: 24 Sep 1927

……… + John CASS d: 04 Sep 1920

…………4 Anne CASS

………… + William HAYWOOD

…………4 Bridget CASS b: 26 Jan 1879, d: 1968

………… + Herbert JORDAN

…………4 Mary (Min) CASS b: 06 Mar 1880, d: 31 Jul 1967

………… + Frank CUSACK

…………4 John CASS b: 31 Mar 1885

………… + Ellen McINERNEY m: 19 Jul 1916 in Murringo NSW

…………4 Agnes CASS

…………4 Edward CASS

………… + Gazina GROUNDS

…………4 Thomas CASS

………… + Kathleen SMALL

…………4 Ellen CASS b: 1891, d: 04 Jan 1966

………… + Victor WOODBRIDGE

………3 Thomas RYAN b: 17 May 1858 in Binalong NSW, d: 03 May 1917 in “Northwood” nr Cowra NSW

……… + Hannah WALSH b: 14 Sep 1867 in Cowra NSW, m: 1901 in Cowra NSW, d: 30 Jul 1943 in

“Northwood” nr Cowra NSW

…………4 Hannah RYAN b: 1902 in Cowra NSW, d: 1902 in Cowra NSW

…………4 Mary RYAN b: 1902 in Cowra NSW, d: 1902 in Cowra NSW

…………4 Thomas D’Arcy Walsh RYAN b: 1905 in Cowra NSW, d: 06 Jul 1975

………… + Josephine Eileen RYAN m: 1936 in Sydney NSW, d: 1945

………… + Kathleen NEEDS

…………4 Roland John (Roly) RYAN b: 06 Jul 1909 in Cowra NSW, d: 15 Sep 1978

………… + Elizabeth (Betty) PURCELL b: 1909, m: 1936 in Cowra NSW

…………4 Nellie Mary (Nell) RYAN b: 21 Jan 1909 in Cowra NSW

………… + Norman Walsh PEPPER b: 14 Nov 1911 in Cowra NSW, m: 1949 in Sydney NSW, d: 04 Oct

1989 in Gosford, NSW

………3 John RYAN b: 30 Mar 1860

………3 Patrick RYAN b: 14 May 1862

………3 Bridget RYAN b: 25 Aug 1866, d: 24 Nov 1953

……… + Nicholas J (Nick) MARKHAM b: 12 May 1870, m: 1903 in Sunnyside, Canowindra , NSW, d: 07

Feb 1939 in Darbys Falls NSW

…………4 John Thomas (Tom) MARKHAM b: 23 Jun 1904, d: 14 Mar 1980

…………4 Ena Mary MARKHAM b: 04 Apr 1907 in Cowra NSW, d: 16 Jan 1988 in Cowra NSW

………… + Herbert William WASS b: 1901 in Burrowa NSW, m: 1936 in Sydney NSW, d: 21 Jul 1986 in

Cowra NSW

…………4 Nicholas J MARKHAM b: 15 Apr 1909 in Cowra NSW, d: 15 Apr 1909 in Cowra NSW

………3 Mary Anne RYAN b: 30 Sep 1868, d: 27 Mar 1952 in Cowra NSW

………3 Patrick Joseph RYAN b: 28 Aug 1870, d: 23 Dec 1942 in Gilgandra, NSW

……… + Henrietta NEWHAM b: 1874 in Boorowa NSW, m: 01 Feb 1904 in St Benedict’s Church,

Sydney, NSW, d: 14 Sep 1961 in Gilgandra, NSW

…………4 John Vincent RYAN b: 08 Oct 1905 in Cowra NSW, d: 19 Sep 1970

………… + Florence May DENNIS b: 1905 in Shooters Hill, New South Wales, Australia, m: 03 Apr 1929

in Shooters Hill, near Oberon, NSW, d: 05 Jul 1987 in Gilgandra NSW

…………4 Felix Joseph RYAN b: 02 Apr 1907 in Cowra NSW, d: 19 Dec 1976

………… + Irene McPherson ROGERS b: 1910, m: Jun 1937, d: 22 Dec 1956

…………4 Mary Veronica RYAN b: 27 Feb 1910 in Cowra NSW, d: 22 Nov 1994 in Concord NSW

…………4 Agnes Patricia RYAN b: 02 Oct 1911, d: 26 Nov 1998 in Sydney NSW

………… + Hampton David James BONNINGTON b: Cowra NSW, m: 14 Apr 1936 in Gilgandra NSW, d:

13 Aug 1976 in Gilgandra NSW

…………4 Kevin Henry RYAN b: 13 May 1914 in Cowra NSW, d: 03 May 1937 in Gilgandra NSW

 

……2 Ellen RYAN b: 1815 in Co Tipperary, IRE, Arr. Australia: 20 Dec 1839 in ‘China’, d: 23 Jul 1890

…… + Matthew CONWAY b: 1796 in Co. Clare, Ireland, Arr. Australia: 1828 in ‘Borodino’, m: 1842 in

Galong NSW, d: 05 Oct 1869

………3 Mary Ann CONWAY b: 1843

……… + Timothy RYAN b: 1840 in Co Limerick, m: 24 Jun 1864, d: 10 Jul 1881

…………4 John Patrick RYAN

…………4 Hugh RYAN

…………4 Michael RYAN

…………4 Denis Patrick (Frank) RYAN

………… + Unknown RYAN#

…………4 Kathleen (Kitty) RYAN

………… + Unknown O’BRIEN

………… + Unknown MYERS

…………4 Ellen RYAN

…………4 Annie RYAN

…………4 Agnes RYAN

…………4 Mary Amelia (Millie) RYAN

………3 Ellen CONWAY b: 1847

……… + William Harris HOWARD m: 16 Apr 1868

…………4 Felix Harris HOWARD

………… + Emily HARDING

…………4 John Harris HOWARD

…………4 William Harris HOWARD

………… + Madelaine HADE

…………4 Matthew Harris HOWARD

…………4 Thomas Harris HOWARD

………… + Ellen FRAZER

…………4 Mary Jane HOWARD

…………4 Ellen HOWARD

…………4 George Charles HOWARD

………3 John CONWAY b: 1851

 

……2 Thomas RYAN b: 1812 in Co Tipperary, IRE, Arr. Australia: 07 Jan 1840 in ‘Alfred’, d: 17 Feb 1857

in Gundagai, NSW

…… + Mary BRIEN b: Abt. 1830 in Cashel, IRE, m: 17 Sep 1850 in Boorowa NSW, d: 05 Jul 1898 in

Binalong NSW

………3 Ellen RYAN b: 17 Nov 1852 in Reedy Creek, NSW, d: 04 Feb 1934

……… + Michael Joseph CAHILL b: 14 Oct 1848 in Black Swamp, Boorowa, NSW, m: 21 Nov 1873 in Yass, NSW, d:

05 Jun 1920 in Waverley, NSW

…………4 Mary Agnes CAHILL b: 02 Dec 1874 in Gundagai, NSW, d: 04 Sep 1945

…………4 Thomas Austin CAHILL b: 31 Jul 1881 in Boorowa, NSW, d: 07 Oct 1956 in Cowra, NSW

………… + Louisa M PLATT b: 14 Jun 1884

…………4 John Joseph CAHILL b: Boorowa, NSW, d: 15 Jun 1965

………… + Mary Josephine RYAN b: 27 Aug 1857 in Reedy Creek, NSW, m: 1883

…………4 Ellen Josephine CAHILL b: 16 Aug 1887

………… + Edward J MASSEY

………… + Peter DOWLING

…………4 Eugene Ambrose CAHILL b: 03 Nov 1887, d: 05 Nov 1965

…………4 Joseph Benedict CAHILL b: 14 May 1889

…………4 Harold Ignatius CAHILL b: 05 Apr 1890

………… + Unknown CAHILL#

…………4 Michael CAHILL b: 07 Jan 1893, d: 28 Nov 1893

………… + Lillie DOWNEY

…………4 Margaret CAHILL b: 09 Apr 1895, d: 29 Apr 1896

………… + Michael TODD

…………4 Veronica Eileen CAHILL b: 19 Jul 1895

………… + Rod CORCORAN

………… + Edward LOCKE

………3 Thomas RYAN b: 1854 in Balgalal NSW, d: 20 Nov 1930

……… + Ann Magdalen COONEY b:1860, d.29 Jan 1939.

…………4 Thomas James RYAN

………… + Kath GARRY

…………4 Owen Aloysius RYAN

………… + Bobby ROCHE

…………4 John Cullen RYAN

………3 John RYAN b: 1856 Binalong, NSW, d: 03 Jan 1909 Binalong, NSW.

………3 Mary Josephine RYAN b: 27 Aug 1857 in Reedy Creek, NSW

……… + John Joseph CAHILL b: Boorowa, NSW, m: 1883, d: 1928 Paddington, NSW.

…………4 Mary Josephine CAHILL b: 15 Jan 1884, d: Nov 1919

………… + John SHETTLE

…………4 Catherine CAHILL b: 11 Jun 1888, d: 22 May 1972

…………4 John James CAHILL b: 12 Feb 1898 in Boorowa, NSW, d: 20 Sep 1964 in Balmain, NSW

………… + Grace Eileen PLATT b: 15 Jul 1898 in Cowra, NSW, d: 02 Apr 1965 in Lewisham, NSW

…………4 Owen Vincent CAHILL b: 01 Sep 1898, d: 23 Apr 1969

…………4 Gertrude Hyacinth CAHILL b: 11 Feb 1901

…………4 Ellen Josephine CAHILL b: 16 Aug 1887

………… + Edward J MASSEY

………… + Peter DOWLING

…………4 Margaret CAHILL b: 09 Apr 1895, d: 29 Apr 1896

………… + Michael TODD

…………4 Michael CAHILL b: 07 Jan 1893, d: 28 Nov 1893

………… + Lillie DOWNEY