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The information on this page is from the book " Port Macquarie The Windingsheet " by Gwendoline Griffin and Ronald Howell Port MacQuarie Historical Society Inc. 1996 Uptin Print 16-20 Milton Circuit Port MacQuarie N.S.W 2444. Unless otherwise noted

1 . ("February 1828 , a body believed to be that of James Egan, ( D. 20 February 1828 ) was found in a hole near the settlement and convict Fergus Cunningham, was suspected of having been involved in Eagan's murder. Before Juror's James Bell, Steven Partridge, William Branch, John Hawkins, Andrew Drysdale, John Gilbyan, Thomas Wilcox, James Myers, Murtagh Maddigan, Samuel Land, FAHY Michael ,, And Hugh Hartford, evidence at the inquest was heard. There was insufficient Evidence to Bring Cunningham to trial ") p.44

2 . ("A report from the Police Office Port Macqaurie. Thomas Cope (D 19 August 1834. Assigned to  FAHY Michael , was charged with having property in his possession not lawfully accounted for.") ( 17 January  1834)  p.82

3. William Downes ( D 3 August 1836)  was a convict assigned to FAHY Michael p.103

4 . Corporal Michael Fahy D: 15 April 183
Born in County Clare, Ireland Circa 1797, he Married Margaret Armstrong of Castlebar County Mayo Ireland in 1819 and enlisted in the 39th Regiment of foot at Castlebar on 9 February 1812 aged 22. He arrived with "Port Macquarie's First Fleet " as a corporal of the 48th Regiment (sic); Note this is incorrect Michael was not a member of the 48th and was not part of the First fleet to arrive in Port Macquarie this is the link to the 48th soldier who were part of the fleet .
The 1/48th Regiment at Port Macquarie
He was discharged  from the Army on 1 May 1832 after serving 14 years and 311 days: his discharge being endorsed: "His conduct has been of a good and Faithfull soldier " Fahy was granted two sections of land on the Wilson River, on67ve of 40 acres  and the other of 50 acres. He also purchased land in the township of Port MacQuarie from Jeremiah Warlters which he sold to the Bank of New South Wales, in 1828, the site now occupied by the Westpac Bank.
Michael and Margaret Fahy had the following family: John born Ireland in 1820, Rosanna 1822 in Ireland, she married George Halliday, Government Miller at Port Macquarie and had a large family. Michael born 1827 at sea, near Australia, he married (1) Christina Ross on 5 July 1847and lived at lake Innes Cottage, they had one son James. After Christina's death he married Mary O'Brien of Maclean, in 1889, he died at Port Macquarie 25 January 1909. Margaret , born at Port Macquarie 1831, married Charles Wilkins who was a Government Carpenter, at Port Macquarie in 1846, and had five children,  and Thomas born  in Port Macqaurie   
Buried on 16 April 1838 by Rev. John Cross he has a headstone which reads ( Refer FAHY Michael ) page for inscription. In September 1838 The widow of Mr: Michael Fahy wrote to a meeting of the Vestry Committee of St Thomas Church requesting permission to erect a Vault and exhume the remains of her said Husband and deposit then therein. ( it would appear this was not allowed) P . 122

5 . William Thomas Halliday D: 17 December 1838 Aged 1 month believed to be the infant son of George and Rosanna (nee: Fahy) The Halliday Family lived on land opposite Settlement Farm on the North Shore at Limeburner's Creek which, during the 1820's had been occupied by Settlement officials, and had been sold in Parcels of Fifty acres. ( He also owned land where the Westpac Bank ( Formerly Bank of New South Wales) now stands having purchased it from Michael Fahy. This was later conveyed to James Butler. P . 132

6. William Belcher D: 1 October 1841  ( At his trial  for Defaming the Character of one Elizabeth Fulford from court Transcripts) (Free Person) Sworn Statements Note :only Partial   Sworn before us 16 July 1834 signed Benjamine Sullivan J.P and W.H.Geary JP : Elizabeth  Fulford sworn: " I came free to the colony in the service of Lieut. Morton in which I still continue. On the Monday morning last Mrs Fahy, wife of  FAHY Michael pree (sic) informed me that the prisoner of the crown named William Murton told her husband that I had been seen on the afternoon of the previous day ( Sunday ) in a thick scrub near the Brickfields, acting in an improper manner with Charles Lewis. (Statement continues)
Sworn before us 16 July 1834 signed Benjamine Sullivan J.P and W.H.Geary JP : Michael Fahy , Free . Sworn: On Monday the 15th inst. I heard William Murton say that Lieut Mortons servant maid had been seen the day before near the brickfields with a man., which I mentioned to my wife. Murton having said that  the young woman had been seen. (Statement continues)
Sworn before us 16 July 1834 signed Benjamine Sullivan J.P and W.H.Geary JP : William Murton (Belcher )Sworn : " On Monday Last I told Mr Fahy. what I had heard relative to Elizabeth Fulford (Statement continues)
Findings were William found not guilty Elizabeth was playing up naughty girl P . 175
 
7 . Alexander Fahy D: 9 April 1848 Infant aged five days, born at Port Macquarie  on 3 April 1848 to Michael Fahy, a settler and his wife Cristina (nee:Ross). He was baptised on 9 April 1848 by Rev John Cross and Buried the same day.
From the Annabella Boswell Journal page 143 reads the following
On Monday 5th July1847, our nice Highland maid Christina Ross was married to Michael Fahye (sic) (" Michael Soldiers son") Mr Pervis (sic) performed the service in the drawing room . Where Bruce and Helen were married just three years earlier. Christina has been with us ever since she arrived in the colony, nine and a half years ago; we shall miss her dreadfully. I had said long ago the when she Married I would be her Brides Maid, so when the day was fixed she reminded me of this, and I said if my Aunt did not object I would be most happy to keep my promise. So I drew of her gloves and cut the cake- two great duties of a bridesmaid. The bride who was tall , fair and handsome, looked very well in her dress of white muslin , with a handsome worked cape. She wore a cap trimmed with white satin ribbon a white satin sash and bows. After the ceremony we all went to the dinning room , where we drank the health of the bride and bridegroom and wished them happiness. Strange to say, I have never seen the latter till yesterday, though he had been an admirer of Christina for some time. He is tall and dark and young. His father was a soldier , who got a small grant of land from the government and settled at Roland (sic) Plains, where he has a good house and farm, to which they went once. I do hope she will be happy. I wish Mamma had been here") . Another son James was born 9 April 1849on the Macleay River. P . 253        

8 .  Margaret Fahy D: 16 May 1857 Born about 1795 at Castlebar , County Mayo Ireland  to John Anderson Corporal 39th Regiment and Mary ( nee: Garette. She arrived in New South Wales on the "Ship Marquis of Huntley" on 13 September 1836 with her Husband Michael Fahy, also of the 39th Regiment . They had five children: 6 September 1852 she was admitted to the hospital , at Port Macquarie, and , on 21 September 1852 she left the Hospital for the "Lake". She died from debility and exhaustion, in the hospital, as a widow, aged 62 and was buried on the 18th  May 1857 by Rev. Thomas O'Rielly. "When materials needed for members of the Regiment it appears they were requested for, The Married people of the detachment of the 39th Regiment ; as one such entry shows, was sent on the Mary Elizabeth: Towels, Handkerchiefs,12 child's frocks, 1 Shawl, 1 Packet pins, 3/4 pound cotton balls, calico , prints, muslins"  P . 277

9. Michael Fahy member of the committee for the preservation of the church of England cemetery at Port Macquarie P .  379

References
Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
The information is intended for short Historical value only,
E- mail address
Refer to Home Page
Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
Last revised: October 06, 2008.