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Private Patrick Doolan  (1805......1875.)

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  • Born : 1805 
  • Where Born : Ireland
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 25 April 1850
  • Ship Arrived on : " Eliza "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Where Enlisted : London England
  • Regiment Enlisted : 51st  Regiment Foot Colour  Sergeant
  • Date of Discharge :
  • Where Discharged : London
  • Date of Enlistment ;  1st  Military Pensioners Regiment
  • Where Enlisted : London
  • Date of Discharge :
  • Where Discharged : Hobart Tasmania
  • Died : 07 Sep 1875
  • Where Died / Buried :Launceston Tasmania Catholic Cemetery Launceston Tasmania
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Elizabeth Connell
  • Born : 1814,
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation :
  • Date Married : 1838
  • Where Married : Hobart
  • Spouse's Parents : ELIZ. MC CONNELL
  • Date Arrived : 2/3/ April 1850
  • Ship Arrived on :
  • Died : 07 Jul 1884
  • Where Died / Buried : Launceston Tasmania
  • Descendants
    Some  Information kindly supplied by   Wendy
    Some  Information kindly supplied by  *Rabbit Patch*


    Area Settled :
     Launceston Tasmania
    Children :
      i.    ELIZA MARY3 DOOLAN, d. 18 Apr 1910, Launceston Tasmania. Died at her sisters residence, 47 Garfield St Launceston
    ii.    THOMAS JOSEPH DOOLAN, b. 1838; d. 02 Dec 1885,Launceston Tasmania; died at Britannia house Wellington Street. Examiner 31 5 1886m. JANE MONAGHAN, 28 Apr 1864, LAUNCESTON TAS AUS; b1839; d. 16 Oct 1920, Launceston Tasmania.
    Mrs T. J. Doolan wishes to advise that the Undertaking Business Conducted by her late Husband will be carried on as usual for the benefit of his family Examiner 31/05/1886
    iii.    WILLIAM LAURENCE DOOLAN, b. 1839; d. 05 Aug 1856,Launceston.
    iv.    MARY DOOLAN, b. Abt. 1844; d. 27 Jan 1902,Launceston Tasmania; m. OWEN THOMAS CURRAN, 26 Nov 1868, Launceston Tasmania; b. Abt. 1846; d. 20 Apr 1924, Launceston Tasmania.
    v.    CATHERINE DOOLAN, b. 01 Sep 1846, Richmond Tasmania.
    vi.    JOHN LAWRENCE DOOLAN, b. 1849; d. 23 Feb 1907, (58)CV Launceston Tasmania AUS; m. ELIZABETH FRANCES CHESTER, 05 Jun 1875,LAUNCESTON TAS AUS; b. 1848, Launceston Tasmania AUS; d. 15 Sep 1911,Launceston Tasmania AUS.
    vii.    AGNES DOOLAN, b. Aug 1850, Launceston Tasmania; d.06 Aug 1925, Launceston Tasmania; m. ALFRED VINCENT MONAGHAN, 28 Nov 187 Church of Apostles Launceston; b. 1848, Australia; d. 18 Jul 1906 Launceston Tasmania married Alfred Vincent Monaghan (24) 28/11/1872 401/1872 Church of Apostles Launcestoni ed 18/7/1906 Launceston residence Died 6/8/192547Garfield Street youngest son of late Patrick Monaghan
    ix.    JAMES JOHN DOOLAN, b. Jul 1853, Launceston Tasmania;d. 03 Apr 1919, (66) CV Launceston Tasmania; m. CATHERINE JEAN DAVEY, 13 Nov1875, LAUNCESTON TAS; b. 1855, Launceston Tasmania; d. 31 Oct 1937,Launceston Tasmania
    x.    MICHAEL PATRICK DOOLAN, b. 30 Jun 1854, Launceston Tasmania; d. 12 Jun 1921, (66) CV Launceston Tasmania AUS; m. MARY ANNETERESA JONES, 14 Feb 1882, Launceston Tasmania; b. 1862; d. 24 Feb 1922,Launceston Tasmania
    History & Achievements :
    1850: Occupation-Colours Sergeant, HM 51st Kings Own Light Infantry military Pensioner arrived per " Eliza", a convict transport arrived on 25 April 1850
     He was one of a detachment of military pensioners who acted as guards in charge of the convicts With Patrick were his wife Elizabeth and five children (presumably Thomas William, Eliza, Mary and John. Patrick Doolan, like most of the other members of the detachment, were recorded as wanting to stay in VDL if the government would give him a portion of cleared land with a small cottage on it, to assist in supporting himself and his family.1851:  overseer Launceston Prison Barracks. Employed by the Convict Dept. 54 pounds and 15 shillings per year. 1855:  He was a javelin man at Launceston Penal Establishment. It seems Patrick and Elizabeth had three more children after arriving in VDL. They were Agnes, James and Michael
     1833.  Tasmania. Javelin Men Wanted/ Govt .Advertisement.
     Government Notice Wanted
     Several Prisoners of the Crown, either for Life or 14 years to fill -the situation of Javelin Men, their police characters must be good, -and they must have several years in the Colony. Application to be made -to the
    Sheriff, by letter, stating ship, and date of arrival &c, and -also the Recommendation of their master must accompany it.-Sheriffs Office. March 13th 1833
     1856:  The Doolan were living in Bathurst Street, occupying a house owned by Thomas Jones (source: Launceston electoral roll 1856). 1875: Resided at Musgrave Cottage, Margaret Street where he died on 7 September 1875.
      The Catholic Cemetery in Launceston was situated where the Patons Bowls Club now stands from had spouse etc buried there I think that was allowed until around 1920.  Not memory it ceased to take new burials early 1900's but if you sure when it was flattened - Carrvilla are supposed to have some records but nobody I have in any family tree is listed.  Cemetery as per map below between Connaught Cres & o Merrys Lane as far as I know


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