William FAHEY c.1826-1909
&
Mary O'SULLIVAN c.1822-1909

Portland, Heywood, Henty (near Merino) S-W Victoria, Australia

William FAHEY b. c.1826 Co Sligo, Ireland, son of ___ FAHEY and ___ was married in ___ at ___, to Mary O'SULLIVAN, b. c.1822, Co Kerry, Ireland, daughter of Patrick O'SULLIVAN and Catherine MOYNIHAN.

William FAHEY 1826-1909 and Mary O'SULLIVAN 1822-1909 arrived in 1854 on the "Almora" at Melbourne, Port Phillip and soon after moved to Portland, S-W Victoria. They had the following known family born at Portland & Heywood, S-W Victoria - Catherine (1854-1941), William (1855-1938), James (1857-1937), John (1858-1934), Timothy (1860-?), Stephen Andrew (1860-1936), Edward (1860-1876), Mary Ann Alice (1863-1936), Magaret Angelas (1865-1878), Honora (1867-1960) & Teresa Cecelia (1870-1967).

William and Mary FAHEY died at Nazareth House, Ballarat and were buried in the Ballarat New Cemetery in 1909.

Two of their sons, James & John lived and raised families in the Henty & Merino areas of south-west Victoria.

William FAHEY & Mary O'SULLIVAN had the following known family...

  1. Catherine FAHEY, b. c. 1854, ........, d. 1941, Harrow, S-W Victoria, m. John McDONNELL c.1835-1930, resided in the Tarrayoukyan area, near Harrow, S-W Victoria. 13 children
  2. William FAHEY, b. 1855, Portland, S-W Victoria, d. 1938, Melbourne, Victoria, m. Rachel DEVLIN 1858-1933, resided in the Heywood area, S-W Victoria.
  3. James FAHEY, b. 1857, Portland, S-W Victoria, d. 1937, Melbourne, Victoria, m. Christina Mary McLEOD 1862-1950, born Branxholme, S-W Victoria to Norman McLEOD and Susannah STEWART. This family resided in the Heywood & Merino areas and had the following family...
    1. Alice Susan FAHEY, b. 1884, Heywood, S-W Vic, d. 1928, Coleriane, S-W Vic, m. Harold Sothlan ROW 1889-1967, WW1 service ; Merino War Memorial.
    2. Edward Vernon FAHEY, b. 1885, Heywood, Vic, d. 1870, m. Daisy OLIVER
      • enlisted WW1, 17 Aug 1914, Wangaratta, Vic,
      • served as Pte 364, 7th Battalion, AIF
      • RTA 14 Nov 1915
      • Merino War Memorial

    3. Alexandrina FAHEY, b. 1887, Heywood, Vic, d. 1969, Melbourne, Victoria.
    4. William Lawrence FAHEY, b. 1891, d. 1891, Merino, S-W Victoria.
    5. Mary Ann Catherine FAHEY, b. 1896, Merino, S-W Victoria, d. ...?..., m. Frederick Charles RUSSELL ...
    6. James William FAHEY, b. 1905, Merino, Vic, d. 1977, Victoria.

  4. John FAHEY b. 1858 Portland, Victoria, son of William FAHEY and Mary O'SULLIVAN was married in 1882 at ___, Victoria to Margaret Catherine BLACK, b. 1857, Condah, S-W Victoria, daughter of Andrew BLACK and Winifred WHELAN. John FAHEY was an employee of the Victorian Railways and appears to have been based at Henty, between Merino and Sandford on the Casterton line from 1892 to 1916, which meant that of his children would have attended the local Henty State School.
    John FAHEY & Margaret Catherine BLACK had the following known family at Heywood, Merino & Henty....
    1. Margaret Angelina "Lena" FAHEY, b. 1883, Heywood, S-W Victoria, d. 1948, Melbourne, Vic, m. John James McCARTHY 1884-1939.
    2. Winifred "Lal" FAHEY, b. 1884, Heywood, S-W Victoria, d. 1948, Melbourne, Victoria.
    3. John Andrew "Jack" FAHEY, b. 1886, Heywood, Vic, d. ...., resided & attended school at Henty, S-W Victoria from 1892, m. Elizabeth MORIARTY in 1915 at Adelaide, SA., residing Elston-street, Lockleys, Adelaide in 1948, then ......?
      • Jack FAHEY became a well-known overland cyclist. He rode from Perth to Melbourne in 1912 as reported in the press of the day...
        "The Daily News" (Perth, WA) Friday, 8th November 1912.
        PERTH TO MELBOURNE --- OVERLAND BY CYCLE. --- MELBOURNE, This Day.
        The overland cyclist, J. A. Fahey, arrived at the G.P.O., Melbourne, this morning, at 12.20. Fahey left Perth on October 1, and came across Australia, calling at Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Hamilton, Terang, and Geelong. He didn't attempt to break any records, but undertook to ride merely as a tour. He is a native of Henty, near Casterton.
      • He then rode his bicycle from Adelaide to Darwin in 1914 then back again to Adelaide to enlist in the AIF in 1915.
      • 1915 : enlisted in the Mining Corps, AIF on 21 Sep 1915, Adelaide, SA
      • 1916 : embarked "Ulysses" from Sydney, Australia on 20 Feb 1916
      • 1916-1919 : served in France & Belgium as Spr 552, 2nd Tunneling Company, Mining Corps, AIF
      • 1919 : embarked "Nestor" from Liverpool, England on 20 Aug 1919 for RTA
      • 1919 : disembarked "Nestor" at Adelaide, SA on 29 Jun 1919
      • Named : Henty S.S. Honour Roll (J. Fahey)

    4. Mary Victoria "Mollie" FAHEY, b. 1888, Heywood, S-W Victoria, d. 1952, Melbourne, Victoria, m. ...?... MYLES.
    5. Katherine Alice "Katie" FAHEY, b. 1890, Heywood, S-W Victoria, d. 1977, Melbourne, Victoria, m. ...?... FERGUSON.
    6. William James Clarence FAHEY, b. 1892, d. 1893, Merino, S-W Victoria.
    7. Irene Veronica "Renee" FAHEY, b. 1894, Henty, S-W Victoria, d. 1989, Melbourne, Victoria, m. Charles Valance LEAR 1885-1949, a railway employee of Casterton.
    8. Joseph Lawrence "Laurie" FAHEY, b. 1897, Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. 1962, Shepparton, Victoria, m. Heather Belle Dingwall GORRIE 1900- ....?
    9. Annie Teresa "Audrey" FAHEY, b. 1900, Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. 1999, Melbourne, Victoria, m. Robert Hunter SPIERS 1901-1981, b. Learmonth, Victoria.

  5. Timothy FAHEY, b. 1860, Portland, S-W Victoria......
  6. Stephen Andrew FAHEY, b. 1860, Portland, S-W Victoria, d. 1936, Melbourne, Victoria, m. Johanna FAHEY 1864-1913, b. Yambuk, S-W Victoria to Patrick FAHEY & Catherine O'CONNOR, resided in the Wimmera & Ararat areas of western Victoria.
  7. Edward FAHEY, b. 1860, Bolwarra, near Portland, S-W Victoria, d. 1876.
  8. Mary Ann Alice FAHEY, b. 1863, Portland, S-W Victoria, d. 1936, Melbourne, Victoria, m. James COUTTS 1861-1944, b. Branxholme, S-W Victoria to James COUTTS & Marion "Sarah" McKINNON, resided in the Heywood & Bramxholme areas of S-W Victoria.
  9. Margaret Angelas FAHEY, b. 1865, Bolwarra, near Portland, S-W Victoria, d. 1878.
  10. Honora "Nora" FAHEY, b. c. 1867, .........., d. 1950, Melbourne, Victoria.
  11. Teresa Cecelia FAHEY, b. c.1870, Ettrick, near Heywood, S-W Victoria, d. 1957, Bendigo, Victoria, m. Edward Thomas QUILL c.1860-...?..., b. Belfast (Port Fairy), S-W Victoria to John QUILL & Johanna LENANHAN, resided in the Heywood & Penshurst areas of S-W Victoria.


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