John McCONACHY 1815-1862
&
Jane McGUINNESS c1804-1895

Co Derry, Ireland ; Portland & Hotspur, S-W Victoria, Australia

John McCONACHY b. 1815 Co Derry, Ireland, son of Thomas McCONACHY and Magaret McCOMBE was married in Ireland to Jane McGUINNESS, b. c 1804 Co Derry, Ireland, daughter of Charles McGUINNESS and Isabel McCONACHY.

1841 - John McCONACHY and family arrived at Portland where John was a appointed a policeman for a number of years.

1841 - John McCONACHY listed as Gaol Keeper for Portland Gaol.

1849 - John was granted a licence to the "Woodford Inn" on the Glenelg River at Dartmoor.

1856 - John McCONACHY built the "Rising Sun" hotel at Hotspur on the Crawford River.

1850s - J. McCONACHY as listed as an early landowner on the Hotspur Parish map.

1859 Mary McCONACHY, daughter of John and Jane married Henry McCOMBE and they raised a large family at Narrawong, near Portland.

1860, 25th April - In the Digby Court of Petty Sessions, John McCONACHY of Hotspur applied for and was granted a General Publican's Licence for the Rising Sun Hotel at Hotspur. Surities were - Duncan McCALLUM of Ardgarton, Digby and John STOCK of Hotspur.

1861, 23rd April - In the Digby Court of Petty Sessions, John McCONACHY of Hotspur applied for and was granted a General Publican's Licence for the Rising Sun Hotel at Hotspur. Surities were - Thomas Henry CLARKE of Merino and John STOCK of Hotspur.

1862 - John McCONACHY died at the "Rising Sun" hotel and was buried in the Hotspur Cemetery.

1862 - David McCONACHY, son of John was listed as a juror into the the inquest, held at the "Rising Sun" hotel into the death of Andrew BOURKE at the "Rising sun" hotel.

1862, 30th April - In the Digby Court of Petty Sessions, Jane McCONACHY of Hotspur applied for and was granted a General Publican's Licence for the Rising Sun Hotel at Hotspur. Surities were - Thomas Henry CLARKE of Merino and John STOCK of Hotspur.

1863, 20th April - In the Digby Court of Petty Sessions, Jane McCONACHY of Hotspur applied for and was granted a General Publican's Licence for the Rising Sun Hotel at Hotspur. Surities were - Duncan McEACHERN of Kangaroo Station and John STOCK of Hotspur.

1863, 9th September - In the Digby Court of Petty Sessions, Jane McCONACHY of Hotspur transferred her her General Publican's Licence for the Rising Sun Hotel at Hotspur to William CHARTER. Surities were - Hugh LEWIS of Digby and Alfred T FARLEY of Digby.

1873 - Margaret McCONACHY, daughter of John & Jane married Samuel CONDON.

1891 - David McCONACHY, butcher of Casterton, son of John & Jane died at Hamilton from tetanus,

1895 - Jane McCONACHY, widow of John died at Mt Gambier, SA.

John McCONACHY and Jane McGINNESS had the following children:

  1. Mary McCONACHY b. 1838, Co Derry, Ireland, d. 1922 Narrawong, near Portland, S-W Victoria, m. in 1859 to Henry McCOMBE 1833-1891, b. 1833 Co Derry, Ireland, d. 1891 Narrawong, S-W Victoria;

    Henry McCOMBE 1833-1891 and Mary McCONACHY 1838-1922 had the following children:

    1. David McCOMBE b. 1860 Hotspur, Vic, m. Matilda DUNFORD;
    2. Henry McCOMBE b. 1862 Narrawong, Vic, m. Susan Louisa LOOKER;
    3. Samuel John McCOMBE b. 1864 Casterton, Vic;
    4. Robert John McCOMBE b. 1866 Casterton, Vic;
    5. Isabella McCOMBE b. 1869 Narrawong, Vic;
    6. Mary Jane McCOMBE b. 1871 Narawong, Vic;
    7. Margaret Daisy McCOMBE b. 1873 Narrawong, Vic, m. William James BROWNLAW;
    8. Agnes McCOMBE b. 1875 Narrawong, Vic d. 1875;
    9. William Herbert McCOMBE b. 1876 Narrawong, Vic;
    10. Charles McCOMBE b. 1878 Narrawong, Vic;
    11. Alfred Ernest McCOMBE b. 1880 Narrawong, Vic, m. Ethel Mercer LEWIS.


  2. David McCONACHY b. 1840, Co Derry, Ireland, d. 1891 Hamilton, S-W Victoria (not married).

  3. Margaret Jane McCONACHY b. 1844 d. 1844 Portland, Port Phillip.

  4. Margaret Isabella McCONACHY b. 1846 Portland, Port Phillip (Victoria), d. 1917, Mount Gambier, SA, m. Samuel CONDON b. 1842 Somersetshire, England, d. 1908 Barham, Murray River, NSW. [7 children]


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