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Re: William Mackey / Sarah Hednety /Sarah Hadnett
« Reply #9 on: Friday 08 September 17 08:33 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your help.  It is all very interesting.

I have contacted the records department and I will have to order any records from them (at a fee of course) for the Wacol Asylum. 

The death record for the David Mackay (spelt slightly different) in 1938 in Qld who was 76 years old and from Ireland.  That may also be the same David Mackey, just a different spelling, so I may need to chase that one up too. 

I now need to work out the James Mackey marriage to Selina bit and the David Mackey being the father of the child David Mackey born in 1988.  There are two other children on that birth certificate that are older than him so I may need to try and get copies of their entries.

It appears that the Hednety is Hadnett from those records, and from the birth record I found of James Mackey.

This whole thing is now looking more expensive to move anywhere forward!   :)


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Re: William Mackey / Sarah Hednety
« Reply #10 on: Friday 08 September 17 12:12 BST (UK) »
Wow,this is getting very confusing for the Australian side of things.  Have found some more info for the Irish side but still not getting a David Mackey (or Mackay) brn abt 1862.  Some of the info below is from other family members and some is from certificates.

I've put the Australian side on a bit of timeline below - I don't know how to work this one out.  Any ideas from anyone would be greatfully appreciated:



James Mackey – Baptised 9/1/1859, died 1943
David Mackey brn abt 1862, institutionalised December 1887, Died 1938 (diff spelling)
Selina Edwards died 29/1/1950

Came out on ship “Waroonga” arrived Brisbane 5/6/1883 (I can only find James n/a on this ship and no David)

James Mackey married Selina Edwards 7/1/1884 Brisbane

David Mackay & Selina Edwards children
Child Selina 7/1/1885
Child Ellen 16/5/1886
Child David  5th March 1888, Churchill Ipswich (name was David Mackey-Czerney on his marriage cert in 1911)

David Mackey institutionalised December 1887

James Mackey married Winifred O’Neil 1885 (died 1889)
Child – James Mackey 1886
Child - Michael Mackey 1888

Selina Edwards married Francis Joseph Czerney 1911
Child Lily 1891
Child Thomas born 1894
Child Violet born 1897
Child Mabel born 1898
Child Francis born 1900
Child Arthur born 1903
Child Joseph born 1906

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Re: William Mackey / Sarah Hednety
« Reply #11 on: Friday 08 September 17 13:08 BST (UK) »

BDM QLD marriage
1912   C1615   Selina MACKAY  m. Joseph COLLETT
1920   C3605   Ellen   MACKAY    m. Ralph HOWELLS

BDM QLD death
1975   B63663   Ellen      HOWELLS   parents David MACKAY / Selina Harriet EDWARDS
1971   B22342   Selina  COLLETT     parents David MACKAY /   Selina Harriet EDWARDS

BDM NSW death
20066 / 1950  MACKEY  James  parents James / Winifred   @ Byron Bay

Northern Star 16 Sep 1950 p7
http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/225710808?
..obit for James MACKEY......a brother resides in Brisbane.........

BDM QLD death
1963   B57181   MACKEY Michael     parents MACKEY James / O'NEILL Winifred

Marriage certificate, 1884, has Selina EDWARDS marrying James MACKEY. All other records that identify father of children born to Selina EDWARDS, birth and later death records, name him as David.

The marriage certificate is a transcription. The name HADNETY on this record is probably the best attempt at transcribing HADNETT. David should be easy enough to read, so maybe just a distracted transcriber.  The original might read differently.


Name of parents on this certificate might help your research -

1885 B9702 James MACKEY  m.  Winifred O'NEILL

Do you have any reason to believe that your David MACKEY (married Selina EDWARDS) is related to
any other MACKEY in QLD?

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Re: William Mackey / Sarah Hadnett or Hednett
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 10 September 17 02:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks for that. 

I think I need to find a copy of the original marriage entry of 1884 for "James" and Selina to check that out.  I think this could be an error and should be David and Selina.  (James married in 1885 to Winifred)

I need to also find James and David on the passenger lists.  I am not having much luck with that.  A relative told me they arrived in Brisbane on the Waroonga in 1883, but I haven't found them yet.

I will keep searching. :)

The Irish side is proving difficult, with only a baptism of James found, 9th January 1859.  I can't find anything for David or other children - this might be because the mother, Sarah was Protestant and they may be baptised in those churches, which I can't find.   I haven't been able to find any marriage record for William and Sarah yet either. 

I will keep searching.  :)




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Re: William Mackey / Sarah Hednety
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 10 September 17 08:55 BST (UK) »
Joseph Mackey from the 1901 age 30 1911 age 40 appears to be another brother registered as unknown Mackey born Nov 1871 same parents
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1871/03273/2199340.pdf

death 1941
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1941/04710/4257907.pdf

so it is likely that you are looking for C O I baptisms

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Re: William Mackey / Sarah Hednety
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Re: William Mackey / Sarah Hednety
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 10 September 17 21:49 BST (UK) »
Aha the marriage 1854
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGF4-FGF

Thank you so much.  This is fantastic.  All of this information is so wonderful.  All these years we thought the name of the wife was Sarah Hadnety (obviously a spelling or pronounciation mistake on the Australian birth certificate).

I will go through all of this info today.  Its all so interesting.

Deb