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Re: Frederick Estlin Kearney
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 06:06 BST (UK) »
So just continuing on my thoughts from above.
 
Ellen THOMAS of the probate document posted by Ladyhawk
See
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLR2-BZX1

It was stated by the informant, her "husband" Frederick KEARNEY ( who had used the date of his marriage to Ada SHILLINGLAW as the date he supposedly married Ellen)that  she had a sister Elizabeth HORRIGAN living in Fitzroy Victoria and as it turns out there was such a woman ;D

I cannot see a marriage for Elizabeth THOMAS to HORRIGAN, but there were three children.

This is the birth registration of one-
Gerald Eugene HORRIGAN
Year 1901
At Brunswick, Victoria
Denis HORRIGAN
Elizth Alice THOMAS
Reg 16955

She is stated also to have a brother William THOMAS

There was an accident and Denis HORRIGAN died in 1905
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/149119753

Elizabeth was destitute with three children
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/66893363

Unfortunately I have not located the parents of Ellen, Elizabeth Alice, and William THOMAS
EDIT Adding- If in fact they are siblings

Meantime  in 1905 F E KEARNEY  resigned from the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, Williamstown Branch as he was going to live in Albert Park.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/69695854

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Re: Frederick Estlin Kearney
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 08:50 BST (UK) »
Just a snippet:

The marriage in South Africa, found on FamilySearch by Ladyhawk (Reply #6)  is dated August 1, 1911 and is between Frederick Estlin KEARNEY, widower, engineer, and Elizabeth Harriet PEARCE, divorcee; both are shown as having signed with their full names.

By the time of his death in 1934 his wife has reversed her forenames to read Harriet Elizabeth KEARNEY.

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Re: Frederick Estlin Kearney
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 10 July 19 09:59 BST (UK) »
Interesting!
Wonder how many of the wives knew about how many of the wives.
Never did see a decree absolute for Frederick!

Wonder also if weemalla, our OP,  is checking the posts here.
Been online but no comment!

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Re: Frederick Estlin Kearney
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 11 July 19 08:13 BST (UK) »
I have been taking notice of all the postings. I started off just looking for the DOB and DOD of F E Kearney and his wife Ada never for one moment expecting to learn of his numerous partners / wives and his fleeing off to South Africa leaving family in destitution. Obviously he wasn't a very nice man!

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Re: Frederick Estlin Kearney
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 11 July 19 08:46 BST (UK) »
In #18 above there is Gerald Eugene Horrigan born to Denis Francis & Elizabeth Alice Thomas. Can anyone throw some light on when & where Denis was born and when he (and presumably Elizabeth) came to Australia.

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Re: Frederick Estlin Kearney
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 11 July 19 09:32 BST (UK) »
Yes, it has been a big journey through Frederick KEARNEY's wives and wanderings..

In #18 above there is Gerald Eugene Horrigan born to Denis Francis & Elizabeth Alice Thomas. Can anyone throw some light on when & where Denis was born and when he (and presumably Elizabeth) came to Australia.

At this moment I have nothing to suggest Denis  Francis HORRiGAN, his wife Elizabeth Alice (nee THOMAS) or her possible siblings William and Ellen, were born in or outside Australia.

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Re: Frederick Estlin Kearney
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 11 July 19 09:37 BST (UK) »
This is his death indexing.

Denis  Fras HORRIGAN
Age:34
At Geelong,   
Father's name Horrigan Eugene
Mother's name Bridt LYNCH
Year 1905
Reg  12673

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Re: Frederick Estlin Kearney
« Reply #25 on: Thursday 11 July 19 10:12 BST (UK) »
OK
Here is the THOMAS/HORRIGAN marriage

Elizth Auce (sic) THOMAS
Spouse Name Francis Dennis HOURIGAN (sic)
1896 /2678
Victoria

A possible set of births of the the THOMAS siblings of interest.
William Edward THOMAS
Birth Place Craigie, Victoria
Father Thos THOMAS
Mother Alice CROTTY
24991/1873


Ellen THOMAS
Birth Place Majorca, Victoria
Father Thomas THOMAS
Mother Alice CROTTY
22285/1866

Elizabeth Alice THOMAS
Birth Place: Cari, Victoria
Father Thomas THOMAS
Mother Alice CROTTY
14338/1870


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Re: Frederick Estlin Kearney
« Reply #26 on: Friday 12 July 19 08:05 BST (UK) »
Re: Denis HORRIGAN

It appears he was buried at Carisbrook - this would fit with the birth registrations of his children at Majorca and "Cari", and with the adress of his parents given in the death notice.

Denis Francis Horrigan, 34
Died: 21 Oct 1905
Cemetery:   Carisbrook, Carisbrook, Victoria

As well as the account of his accident as shown by Sue Trove had a family death notice for him in The Geelong Advertiser:
HORRIGAN.—On the 21st October, 1905, at Geelong, D. F. Horrigan; the dearly-loved husband of E. A. Horrigan, and-beloved son of Eugene and Bridget Horrigan, of Carisbrook, aged.34 years. Requiescat in Pace. ' ' .
The remains will be interred in the Carisbrook Cemetery on Tuesday, the 24th.
WELLINGTON BROS., Undertakers, Ryrie-street, Geelong

He died intestate and his estate of 58 pounds was put into administration in 1906 by his wife Elizabeth Alice HORRIGAN.  Her address in 1906 is given as McIvor St, Brunswick and she states that he was of 53 Cecil St, South Melbourne.
Children listed are: Mary Alice, Eleanor Julia, Gerald Eugene and Thomas Denis HORRIGAN
(I wonder how much she got after she'd paid the solicitor)

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