Bridget Flanagan

Bridget Flanagan and John Cleary were married by Peter Piquet at St. Patrick's Church, Sydney. This photo shows the interior and exterior of the church c.1880s and priest Peter Piquet.
Bridget Flanagan and John Cleary were married by Peter Piquet at St. Patrick’s Church, Sydney. This photo shows the interior and exterior of the church c.1880s and priest Peter Piquet.

Symbol representing the Cleary Family Great-grandmother 1867–1920

When Bridget Flanagan and her twin brother John were born on October 18, 1867, in Parramatta, New South Wales, their father, Thomas, was 39 and their mother, Mary, was 37. She married John Cleary on February 10, 1890, in Sydney, New South Wales. They had 14 children during their marriage. She died on May 15, 1920, in Parramatta, New South Wales, at the age of 52.

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Bridget Flanagan was born on October 18, 1867, in Parramatta, New South Wales to Mary Conlan, age 37, and Thomas Flanagan, age 39.

Bridget Flanagan Half Ancestor Fan Chart
Bridget Flanagan Half Ancestor Fan Chart
  • Birth of Brother: Bridget’s twin brother John was born on 1867, in Parramatta, New South Wales. John Flanagan (1867–1901)
  • Death of Brother: Bridget’s brother James died in 1867 in Parramatta, New South Wales when Bridget was less than a year old. James Flanagan (1865–1867)
  • Birth of Sister: Bridget’s sister Ellen was born on October 23, 1870, in Parramatta, New South Wales when Bridget was 3 years old. Ellen Flanagan (1870–)
  • Death of Sister: Bridget’s sister Maria died in 1882 in Parramatta, New South Wales when Bridget was 15 years old. Maria Flanagan (1857–1882)
  • Residence: Bridget Flanagan lived in Parramatta, New South Wales, on February 10, 1890.
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Bridget Flanagan married John Cleary on February 10, 1890, at St. Patricks, Church Hill, in Sydney, New South Wales, when she was 22 years old. At the time of their marriage Bridget was employed as a General Servant and John was a Hospital Attendant at Parramatta Mental Hospital.

Children of John Cleary and Bridget Flanagan
Children of John Cleary and Bridget Flanagan
  • Birth and Death of Daughter: Her daughter Ellen May was born in 1892 in New South Wales. Three years later, Ellen May passed away in Parramatta, New South Wales, at the age of 3. Ellen May Cleary (1892–1895)
  • Residence: At the time of Lucy’s birth on May 4, 1893 Bridget Flanagan and her husband John Cleary lived in Westmead, New South Wales.
  • Birth and Death of Son: Her son John William was born in 1895 in Parramatta, New South Wales. John William passed away at less than a year old in 1895. John William Cleary (1895–1895)
  • Death of Father: Bridget’s father Thomas passed away on February 5, 1896, in Westmead, New South Wales, at the age of 68. Thomas Flanagan (1828–1896)
  • Birth and Death of Son: Her son Harold Silvester was born in 1897 in Parramatta, New South Wales. Harold Silvester passed away in 1899 in Parramatta, New South Wales, at the age of 2. Harold Silvester Cleary (1897–1899)
  • Death of Son: Peter, a son of John and Bridget Cleary passed away in 1900 in Granville, New South Wales. Date of birth has not been verified yet. See death registration number 9001/1900 for Peter Cleary (–1900)
  • Death of Brother: Bridget’s brother John died in 1901 in Parramatta, New South Wales when Bridget was 34 years old. John Flanagan (1867–1901)
  • Death of Mother: Bridget’s mother Mary passed away on December 21, 1909, in Westmead, New South Wales, at the age of 80. Mary Conlan (1829–1909)
  • Birth and Death of Daughter: Her daughter Eva May was born in 1910. Eva May passed away in 1912 in Parramatta, New South Wales, at the age of 2. (Eva May Cleary 1910–1912)
  • Marriage Reginald Williamson and Lucy Jane Cleary: Her daughter Lucy Jane Cleary married Reginald George Williamson on July 30, 1912, in New South Wales, when she was 19 years old.
  • Marriage Edwin Walter Emperor Kelly and Catherine Maria Cleary: Her daughter Catherine Maria Cleary married Edwin Walter Emperor Kelly on February 26, 1916, in Granville, New South Wales, when she was 25 years old.
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Bridget Flanagan died on May 15, 1920, in Parramatta, New South Wales, when she was 52 years old.

Burial: Bridget Cleary was buried in the Roman Catholic section of Rookwood Cemetery on May 17, 1920. Bridget was buried in old Catholic section (M1 – N – 448) of Rookwood Cemetery. Her husband John and three of her children are buried in the same plot.