The Children of

James Soorly and Ellen Maher
The Children of James Soorly and Ellen Maher

John Sully/Soorly, baptised 1843 [ref V1843937 121A/1843]  Died Morpeth 1860 [ref
4720/1860] indexed as John Soorby -
see photo of  headstone below.

Mary Ann Soorly baptised 1845 as Mary Sully. [ref V18451173 121A/1845]  Witness on Ann
Maher & Thomas Higgins marriage cert as well as their daughter Margaret's marriage.
John Guilfoyle in 1867 at Maitland. John appears to be the son of Daniel Guilfoyle
and Ellen Hawley
of Ballychapel Tipperary. John arrived in Australia aboard the Golden Era
in 1855 aged 10.
Their Children Were:
17585/1879  GUILFOYLE  JOHN   MORPETH       

James Sooley baptised 1847 Ref V18473720 64/1847 Died 1847 [ref V18471406 116/1847]
Infant  OR 6th May 1850 aged 4 months as per headstone of brother John.
NOTE: The dates
on the headstone do not agree with the registered dates for the deaths of James or Ann - see

James Sully - possibly second child by this name baptised in 1848, registration V18481605
65/1848 May have married
Elizabeth Coe at Richmond River in 1878 ref 4637/1878. Died
Ballina NSW 1904.

Ann Sully/Sooley - possible baptism registration as Ann Sully ref V18501985 67/1850. Died
1851 [ref V1851238 118/1851] as Ann Sooley, infant

Ann Jorley - baptised 1851 V18511991 68/1851 [unconfirmed] This could possibly be the
Ann F Soorley, daughter of James and Ellen who died in West Maitland in 1923 [6457/1923]
Ann gave birth to an illegitimate daughter
Ellen in 1872 [16720/1872]  who, when she died
in 1934 [4761/1934] is recorded with parents James and Ellen [who would have been her
More research is need....

William Sooly baptised 1853 ref V1853214 71/1853. May be the William Sorley, farmer at
Urana mentioned in the 1919 Sands Directory.

Johanna Sooley, baptised 1856 ref V18562555 72/1856

Patrick William Soorly born 1857 ref 8422/1857, Maitland. Married Mary [Mary
Magdalene] Gusee
1881 Raymond Terrace, ref 3897/1881 . Died 1939, Gloucester, NSW.
They had a least one son, Frederick William Soorley born 1883 at Raymond Terrace ref
17978/1883, Patrick appears as a farmer at Bulahdela in the 1919 Sands directory.

Ann Soorley born about 1858, no registration found.  Died 1858 aged 3 months as per
headstone of brother John.
Note: The headstone could refer to Ann born 1850 - see above.

Martin Soorly, born 1860 ref 9073/1860 , Morpeth, died 1939, Raymond Terrace, NSW.
Possible mention in the 1919 Sands Directory as a teamster at Medowie.

John Soorly, born 1862 ref 10207/1862 , Morpeth. Second son by this name. Died West
Maitland 1933. Buried Campbells Hill roman catholic cemetery.

Ellen Soorly, born 1864 ref 11031/1864 , Morpeth, died 1865 Morpeth

Michael Soorly, born 1866 ref 10999/1866 , Morpeth