Jeremiah Maher was born about 1813 in Thurles Tipperary according to his shipping records. Possible baptism at Thurles on 26th May 1810 as Darby Maher [NOTE: “Darby was usually a nick name for people with Christian name Jeremiah. The Irish for Jeremiah being Diarmaid which in turn was called Darby by people.”] son of Dennis Maher and Bridget Davy, father a farmer of of Brittas. Sponsors John Maher and Catherine Delaney.
Immigration: Jeremiah arrived in NSW aged 28 per Livingston 1841 – his parents Dennis and Bridget were both alive at this time. He was a farm labourer aged 28 and could read and write. He was of the Roman Catholic faith and his native place was Brittas. Brought out by Robert How and Co. In later life Jeremiah farmed at Prospect Hill.
Marriage 1: Catherine Ryan Ref: 382/1843 V1843382 123 MAHER JEREMIAH RYAN CATHERINE LK. Catherine may be the young woman aged 16 who also arrived on the Livingston with her parents James and Mary and siblings, from Limerick.
John Maher 1016/1844 V18441016 121A MAHER JOHN JEREMIAH CATHERINE
Dennis Maher 1649/1845 V18451649 62 MAHER DENNIS JEREMIAH CATHERINE.
John Joseph Maher 3518/1847 V18473518 64 MAHER JOHN JEREMIAH CATHERINE Maitland Mercury dated 27th April 1878: Died, at his residence, Dunmore, April 17th, 1878, John Joseph, third son of Jeremiah Maher, Prospect Hill, aged 31 years, leaving two children and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss. May his soul in peace. Death Ref:7329/1878 MAHER JOHN JEREMIAH CATHERINE MORPETH . Married Mary Hawley 2657/1870 MAHER JOHN HAWLEY MARY MAITLAND -Unconfirmed.