Patrick LYONS c1824-1865 and Margaret LISTON c1833-1912

Co Limerick, Ireland, Grassdale (Digby) & Yambuk, Victoria, Australia

Patrick LYONS b. abt 1824 or 1831 Co Limerick, Ireland son of John LYONS & Margaret ____ and his wife Margaret LISTON b. c1833 Co Limerick, Ireland, daughter of John LISTON & Margaret DALEY arrived at Portland on the "New Zealander" in Nov 1853 and were employed by John COLDHAM of Grassdale, near Digby at a rate of 30 pounds with rations for a period of six months in December 1853.

The family appears to have moved to Yambuk, near Port Fairy on the Victorian coast where four children were born. Patrick LYONS died in Hamilton in 1865 and his wife remarried in 1869 to James Batholomew MORRISSEY from Co Cork, Ireland.

James & Margaret MORRISSEY and their four children are all buried in the Yambuk Cemetery.

Patrick LYONS & Margaret LISTON appear to have had the following family...

  1. Mary LYONS, b. 1855, Wannon, Vic, d. 1937 Melbourne, Vic, m. 1879 to John Foster WATSON 1856-1920 and had at least 9 children born in Melbourne.
  2. John LYONS, b. 1858, d. 1862, Yambuk, Vic.
  3. Margaret LYONS, b. 1861, d. 1862, Yambuk, Vic.
  4. Patrick LYONS, b. 1863, Yambuk, Vic., d, 1905, Heidelberg Hospital, Melbourne, Vic.

James Bartholomew MORRISSEY & Margaret LISTON appear to have had the following family...

  1. William John MORRISSEY, b. 1869, Yambuk, Vic., d. 1932, Yambuk, Vic.
  2. Margaret MORRISSEY, b. 1870, Yambuk, Vic., d. 1941, Yambuk, Vic.
  3. Patrick MORRISSEY, b. 1872, Yambuk, Vic., d. 1943, Yambuk, Vic.
  4. James Bartholomew MORRISSEY, b. 1876, Yambuk, Vic., d. 1920, Yambuk, Vic.

Daryl Povey

Links to..

Digby Pioneer Names

Hotspur Pioneer Names

Merino Pioneer Names

Sandford Pioneer Names

Digby Main Page