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Corporal Michael Fahy (c.1797.....1838.)

Further  information about Michael Fahy.

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  • Born : c. 1797
  • Where Born : Claremorris, Co Mayo, Ireland.
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : Hobart 13 August 1826
  • Ship Arrived on : " Earl St Vincent "
  • Rank on Discharge : Corporal
  • Date of Enlistment :  9th Feb 1819 in
  • Where Enlisted :  Chaltham Ireland at the age 22 years
  • Date of Discharge :1 May 1832 after serving 14 years and 311 days
  • Where Discharged : Port Macquarie
  • Died :  15 April 1838
  • Where Died / Buried : Port Macquarie / Port Macquarie Pioneer Cemetery
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Margaret (nee Armstrong)
  • Date Married :
  • Where Married :
  • Born : 1795
  • Where Born : Castle Bar , County Mayo . Ireland
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : 13 . Sept. 1836
  • Ship Arrived on : " Marquis of Huntley "
  • Died : 16. May 1857 age 62
  • Where Died / Buried : Port Macquarie / Port Macquarie Pioneer Cemetery
  • Spouse's Parents : John Armstrong Corporal 39th Regiment (b......d.) m Mary Garette ( Garrett) (b.......d.)
  • Descendants

    some Information supplied by Sylvia ROWE;

    some Information supplied by John INGRAM

    Area Settled :
    Port MacQuarie
    Children :
                  i.   JOHN2 FAHY, born 1820, Most likely Clare, Ireland.
    Notes for JOHN FAHY:
    John was left behind with either Michael or Margaretís parentís.  he never got to see his parentís again.
    2.          ii.   ROSANNA FAHY, born 31stMay 1822, in Clare (Claremorris) Ireland. She died 4thMay 1909, Rollands Plains, (Port Macquarie) NSW Aust.married George Halliday, Government Miller at Port Macquarie
               iii.   MICHAEL FAHY, born 1826, At Sea between Sydney and Port Macquarie. He died 25thJan 1909, Port Macquarie, NSW Aust. He married CHRISTINA ROSS, 5thJul 1847, Most Likely Port Macquarie, NSW Aust.  She was from Scotland. After Christina's death he married Mary O'Brien of Maclean, in 1889
                iv.   MARGARET FAHY, born 26thOct 1831, at the Barracks in Port Macquarie, NSW Aust.  married Charles Wilkins who was a Government Carpenter, at Port Macquarie in 1846
                 v.   THOMAS FAHY, born 1836, Port Macquarie, NSW Aust. He married ESTHER JANE BALCOMBE in 1862 in Newcastle, NSW Aust.

    History & Achievements :

    Michael was born 1797 at Claremorris, Co Mayo, Ireland. He and his family comprising wife Margaret (nee Armstrong) and 2 children Rosanna (b.31/5/1822) and Michael (Jnr) (born at sea 1826) arrived Hobart onboard the convict transport EARL St VINCENT (412 tons under command of Master Josiah Middleton. Ship had departed Portsmouth 25/4/1826 and arrived Hobart 13/8/1826).   Michael took his discharge from the British Army at Port Macquarie and was appointed Supervisor of Convicts at Rollands Plains on the Wilson River. He was also granted 90 acres of prime farmland in 2 lots. He died 15/4/1838 and is buried with his wife in the very picturesque, small Historical (Pioneers' ) Cemetery at the southern (hill) end of the main street in PMQ, Horton Street overlooking the Kooloonbung Nature Reserve.   His wife Margaret was b. 1795 at Castlebar, Co Mayo and you quite rightly identify her parents and her death date.   In all they had 5 live births. John (b.1820) was left behind in Ireland in 1826 and to our knowledge was never reunited with his parents; Rosanna (b.31/5/1822 in Ireland  , Margaret (b.1830 in the PMQ Barracks), Michael (b. at sea 1826) and Thomas (b.1836).  
    Sacred to the Memory
    Of Michael Fahy
    Who died here 15thApril 1838
    Aged 41 Years
    Leaving a Wife and Five Children
    To Deplore their Loss
    His Life was one of Strict Integrity
    A Faithful Husband
    An Affectionate Father
    And Sincere Friend
    My tender wife and children dear,
    Lain not dead but sleeping here.
    Till the last trump rends the skies.
    Then shall my spirits quickly rise.
    Triumphant at the general call.
    To meet ďThy GodĒ that died for all.


    Land Grant Parish Cornelia 1832 (1) Wilson River 1832, Rolland's Plains 1836
    (1) NSW Department of Lands, Parish Map Preservation Project
    Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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