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Looking for James O'Neill
« on: Saturday 22 October 16 06:52 BST (UK) »
Hello Chatters,
This is new to me so hope I'm doing this in the right place.
I am searching for a Great Great grandfather,  his name  was  James O'Neill born Dublin  Irealand according to marriage certificate  married Mary Jane Hitchcock 1887. Certificate states father john O'Neill mother Mary Castigan, they had
Mary Ellen b 1883 m Donald Marrs
Jane Catherine b 1884 m a man surname Watt
Rose Helena b1886 m man surname McElroy
William John b 1888 m Mary Sailsbury (my Great Grandparents )
Harry James b1891
Arthur Gerald b 1895
I cannot find his death anywhere his wife and children are nearly all buried at Coburg Cemetery but him i cant find anywhere, any help would be gratefully appreciated  i have scoured trove newspapers, digger cd and I'm an amateur so any help
Thanks
Sue

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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 22 October 16 07:33 BST (UK) »
Hi Sue :)

Welcome to rootschat.

Could you please post his age and occupation from the marriage certificate please.

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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 22 October 16 07:35 BST (UK) »
Hello Sue and welcome to rootschat too.

Can't help yet with James, but just to add these marriages in Vic for the children:

Mary Ellen ONEILL m Richard Donald MARRS 1902 (reg no 1905)
Jane Catherine ONEILL m James Michie (Michael?) WATT 1903 (1315)
Rose ONEIL m James George Charles MCELROY 1906 (1451)

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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 22 October 16 07:37 BST (UK) »
Hi Sue, and Welcome - will get easier

So far have found this..

Mary’s 1st Marriage.
Name   Mary Jane Hitchcock
Spouse Name   William Mcleod
Marriage Place   Victoria
Registration Place   Victoria
Registration Year   1878
Registration Number   3880

Mary’s 2nd Marriage
Name   James Oneill
Spouse Name   Mary Mcleod
Marriage Place   Victoria
Registration Place   Victoria
Registration Year   1881
Registration Number   5814

Mary’s Death
Name   Mary Jane Oneill
Birth Year   abt 1854
Age   75
Death Place   Heidelberg, Victoria
Father's Name   Wm Jno Hitchcock
Mother's Name   Sarah Jane Spratley
Registration Year   1929
Registration Place   Victoria
Registration Number   10045

** found her Birth
Mary’s Birth
Name:   Mary Jane Hitchcock
Birth Date:   Abt 1854
Birth Place:   Pent, Victoria
Registration Year:   1854
Registration Place:   Victoria, Australia
Father:   John Hitchcock
Mother:   Sarah Jane Spralley
Registration Number:   3105


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Val



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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 22 October 16 07:49 BST (UK) »
her death on Trove doesn't mention much..

O'NEILL-The Friends of the late Mrs MARY JANE O'NEILL are informed that her remains will be Interred in the Coburg Cemetery. The funeral will leave her residence 35Rossmoyne-street, Thornbury, THIS DAY ( Wednesday ), 28th August, at 1 p.m. J.FERGUSON and SON, Funeral Directors,

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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 22 October 16 07:56 BST (UK) »
Hi Sue,
  Welcome from me too  :)
The memoriam notices for Mary Jane are more informative
  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article203035625 
  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204098258
  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article205529890
  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204379580
 
And here is death of her eldest son George HITCHCOCK in 1925
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155554407

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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 22 October 16 07:58 BST (UK) »
Trying to narrow James death down a bit - he's not mentioned in the obit for Mary's son George from her first marriage in 1925, so possibly before Feb 1925.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155554407

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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 22 October 16 07:59 BST (UK) »
The Age Mon 8 Sept 1913 – no mention of father James O’Neill..

O'Neill.— On the 7th September, at the Melbourne Hospital, Arthur Gerald, the beloved youngest son of Mrs. Mary Jane O'Neill, of .8 Warr’s -Avenue, South Preston, aged 18 years. Deeply regretted.(He was born 1895)

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Re: Looking for James O'Neill
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 22 October 16 08:12 BST (UK) »
Link to the funeral notice in The Age  28 Aug 1929.
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article204098260

Mary Jane possibly lived in the Preston, Northcote, Thornbury area from 1903 and she had occupation as charwoman and HD.  If it is the correct Mary Jane then she was no James O'NEILL at the same address.

So we are searching for any information about him from around the time of the birth of their last child in 1895 to 1903 when Mary Jane appears on the electoral roll as a charwoman.

Cando

Edit to add link to notice in The Age 8 Sep 1913
http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article197480508
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