The Family of William Magrath and Ellen Doyle - from Thurles, Tipperary -
William Magrath/McGrath was born unknown.
Ellen Doyle was born about 1801 according to details given at the time of her death.
Marriage: William MaGrath and Ellen Doyle were married on 17th February 1813 at Drom, Tipperary. Witnesses were Michael Ryan and Mrs Ryan.
John Magrath [sic] baptised 20th March 1816, at Clonoulty father William Magrath a gardener of Marlow. Sponsors Michael Meagher and Catherine Dwyer. Does not appear to have come to Australia.
Margaret Magrath baptised June 1818, Clonoulty, daughter of William Magrath, a gardener of Marlow and Ellen Doyle. Sponsors Judith Maher and Larry McGrath. Margaret McGrath: mentioned in a newspaper report dated 8th Jaunuary 1857 [Maitland Mercury] as sister of Honorah Maher.
Nano/Hannah/Honorah McGrath, no baptism found was probably the first member of this family to arrive in Australia aged 20 [DOB 1821]aboard the Livingston in 1841. Nano/Hannah/Hanorah married Richard Maher.
Mary/Margaret Magrath baptised 11th May 1824 at Thurles [Marg?y?] This may be a daughter named Mary or a second daughter Margaret abbreviated. NOTE: Indexed as Mono at FMP but it is not Nano. Came to Australia before 1854 according to her mother's staement at time of immigration.
Patrick McGrath baptised 12th March 1827 Thurles sponsors Steven Doyle and Bridget Hayes. Patrick McGrath, arrived in Australia in 1860 aboard the Hannah More, his deposit being paid by Nano's husband Richard Maher.
Michael McGrath baptised 26th May 1830, Thurles, son of William McGrath and Ellen Doyle. Sponsors Steven Brien and Margaret Joyce. Dos not appear to have come to NSW.
Ellen McGrath [junior] Possible baptism 14th July 1833 daughter of William McGrath and Ellen Doyle. Sponors Patrick Ryan and Bridget Shaunessy. Arrived in Australia on the David McIvor in 1854 aged 18 [DOB 1836] Sisters Mary and Nano are in the colony. Deposit paid by Daniel Maher brother of Richard Maher. Married Michael Dwyer in 1855 ref 509/1855 V1855509 101
William McGrath, baptised about 1833 according to his shipping record but no baptism record found. Arrived in Australiaon the Ben Nevis in 1854 aged 22, with mother Ellen. William McGrath junior was regularly in gaol for drunken behaviour [Trove] He was sent to Darlinghurst Asylum in 1884 by a doctors order. Note: Could he be Michael above who is not listed on mother Ellen's death certificate?
Immigration: Mother Ellen McGrath aged 46 [DOB 1808 - did she lie about her age?] and son William McGrath aged 21 ]DOB 1833] arrived on the Ben Nevis in 1854. They state that Nano and Mary are already in the colony. I have not been able to find Mary as yet.
Death: Ellen senior died 11th May 1867 [ref 6163/1867 MCGRATH ELLEN UNKNOWN DOYLE DIED MORPETH MORPETH] Cause of death Bronchitis. Her children listed on her death certificate are Honorah aged 48, Mary 46, John 44, Patrick 42, Margaret 40, William 38, Ellen 36.