Immigrant Ship Hotspur and St. Patricks Church, Parramatta
2nd Great-grandmother – Paternal mother’s line of Cleary Family
Ann Malone was born about 1838, in Offaly, Ireland, the child of Miles and Ann Malone. She married Timothy Cleary on 3 August 1861, in Parramatta, New South Wales. They had six children in 17 years. She died on 25 January 1890, in Parramatta, New South Wales, at the age of 52, and was buried in North Parramatta with her children Catherine and Miles.
Ann Malone was born about 1838, in Offaly, Ireland to Ann Morris, age 38, and Miles Malone, age 39.
In June 1860 Ann was living at Frankford, King’s County, Ireland. Frankford is now known as Kilcormac [Irish: Cill Chormaic], a small town in County Offaly, located between the towns of Tullamore and Birr. It is a small town whose local population were predominantly employed by Bord na Móna to work the local peat bogs.
At the age of 23* Ann Malone, general servant, left Plymouth, England, on 3 December 1860 and sailed aboard the ship “Hotspur” to New South Wales. She arrived in Australia on 24 February 1861. Also aboard the “Hotspur” was Timothy Cleary, a 26* year old farm labourer.
* “Assisted immigrants” are individuals whose passages were either subsidised or paid for by another person or through another agency. The purpose of subsidising immigrants was to encourage only healthy, fit and young individuals to immigrate. Common practice among some “assisted immigrants” was to lower their age when applying for subsidised transport to Australia, thus ensuring their selection.
Picture of the ship “Hotspur” that sailed from Plymouth, England, on December 3, 1860 and arrived in Australia on February 24, 1861.
Five months after arriving in Australia, aged 23, Ann Malone married Timothy Cleary on 3 August 1861, at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church in Parramatta, New South Wales, when she was 26 years old.
Family Tree showing the children of Timothy and Ann Cleary
Death of Son: Her son Miles passed away on 6 June 1875, in Parramatta, New South Wales, at the age of 5. Miles Cleary (1869–1875)
Death of Mother: Ann’s mother Ann passed away on 2 November 1875, in Offaly, Ireland, at the age of 75. Ann Morris (1800–1875)
Death of Father: Ann’s father Miles Malone passed away on 27 June 1879, in Offaly, Ireland, at the age of 80. Miles Malone (1799–1879)
Birth of Son: Little is known about Ann and Timothy’s fourth and last son James, except that he was born in 1882. James Cleary (1882– )
Residence: Ann lived with her husband Timothy Cleary in Fleet Street, Parramatta, New South Wales, from 1884 until her death in 1890.
Ann passed away on 25 January 1890, in Glebe Street, Parramatta, New South Wales, at the age of 52. She had been married to Timothy Cleary for 28 years. Ann is buried with her children Catherine and Miles in St. Patrick’s Cemetery North Parramatta. Ann Malone (1834–1890)