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Patrick Smithwick

Male 1830 - 1884  (54 years)


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  • Name Patrick Smithwick 
    Born 17 Mar 1830  Kilbreedy, Co. Limerick, IE Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jul 1884  Melbourne, VIC, AU Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1406  Smithwick Family Tree | Smithwicks in Australia
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2016 

    Father William Smithwick,   b. 1800,   d. 10 Aug 1872  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Anastasia Behan,   b. 1803, Clonoulty, Co. Tipperary, IE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1870  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 5 Feb 1826  Killenaule Parish, Co. Tipperary, IE Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellen Shea,   b. 1835,   d. 25 Oct 1883, Melbourne, VIC, AU Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 1855  London, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George John Smithwick,   b. 1858,   d. 5 Dec 1916  (Age 58 years)
    +2. William Patrick Smithwick,   b. 14 Oct 1856,   d. 30 Nov 1911  (Age 55 years)
     3. Ellen Smithwick,   b. 1863,   d. 31 Oct 1918  (Age 55 years)
     4. Mary Ann Smithwick,   b. 1866,   d. 1903  (Age 37 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2016 18:01:06 
    Family ID F489  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Alan Smithwick:

      The third child, There is some uncertainty about the year of Patrick's birth. By calculating from his death certificate (which states he was aged 51 in 1884) he must have been born in 1832 or 1833 but calculating from his father's death certificate (which states he was aged 42 in 1872) he was born in 1830. The latter date is confirmed by the baptismal record which has him baptised on St. Patrick's day 1830 with sponsors William Ryan and Mary Connors both of Kilbreedy, the townland where his family lived at the time.

      Patrick was living in London at the time he married Ellen Shea in about 1855. She had been a parasol maker. They were living at 2 Devenport St. Ratcliff, near Commercial Road in East London when their first son William Patrick was born on the 14th October 1856. He was baptised a little later at their local church, St Mary and St Michael's in Commercial Road.

      They were still in London when a second son, George was born in 1858 as is attested by William's first communion at St Boniface's church in May 1860? It is likely that their next two children were also born in London; Ellen in about 1863 and Mary Ann in about 1866.

      Their last child Margaret was probably born in Melbourne in about 1869. The family arrived in Melbourne sometime about 1867. The directories of the time first record them in 1872 in Rosslyn Street .West Melbourne and in the same period at Dow Street. Sandridge (Port Melbourne). From 1875 until 1881 (except for 1876 when they are recorded in Arden St) they lived at 182 Wellington Street, Collingwood. Close to their brother Thomas and to the breweries and distilleries which operated in the area, and which would have provided employment for a cooper.

      From 1882 until his death in 1884 Patrick lived at 94 Arden St Hotham (North Melbourne). Ellen died soon after their move to North Melbourne on October 25 th 1883.

  • Sources 
    1. [S189] Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1655-1915, (National Library of Ireland), http://registers.nli.ie/registers/vtls000632748#page/185.
      Cashel and Emly > Killenaule > 1812 - 1827
      Microfilm 02494 / 02 / p. 185