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Re: Sydney Coachbuilders- O'BRIEN family
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 28 March 20 07:29 GMT (UK) »
From TROVE  - Ads mentioning "O'Brien" and coachbuilders - perhaps not all are your family.

Advertisement June 1873, which goes on to list the kinds of carriages they have ofr sale;
O'BRIEN, KERRIDGE, AND M'KAY,
(Successors to the late Wm. Holt),
COACHBUILDERS,
267 and 269 CASTLEREAGH-STRKET, SYDNEY,
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/63619430

Advertisement July 1888
Cunningham & O'Brien,
COACHBUILDERS,
WHEELWRIGHTS, FARRIERS, and-General Blacksmiths
Beg to return thanks to their customers for past patronage, and hope in the future they
will continue to receive support ; being determined as hitherto, to execute all branches of
work entrusted to them efficiently, and upon the most moderate terms.
Practical Horseshoers, All kinds of vehicles painted and repaired.
'Weston Road, Balmain West.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/132310697

Advertisement January, 1889 (same ad also , Dec 1888) for
O'BRIEN'S EAGLE COACH FACTORY.
(ESTABLISHED 1854.)
Carriages, Buggies.
121 CASTLEREAGH STREET SYDNEY.
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/227327085
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/228405652

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Re: Sydney Coachbuilders- O'BRIEN family
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 28 March 20 09:02 GMT (UK) »
Thank you everyone for your research and comments, I have spent the day putting them together and searching for anything else that can be found. 
The coach building industry is fascinating.  Would there be likelihood of photos of this business, where would I look.

Again thank you for you help :)
Keep well
Welsh: Kilbarchan;Canada; New Zealand
MacArthur:North Knapdale
 Weckesser: Germany, Netherands, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia
O'Brien: Australia, New Zealand

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Re: Sydney Coachbuilders- O'BRIEN family
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 28 March 20 09:23 GMT (UK) »
The City of Sydney archives (https://archives.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au)  has a wealth of info - search the archive and there are a few photos eg:
https://archives.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/nodes/view/662549
https://archives.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/nodes/view/663035


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Re: Sydney Coachbuilders- O'BRIEN family
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 28 March 20 09:32 GMT (UK) »
Having a quick look at the archives, there are also copies of correspondence that may be of interest - eg this letter from O'Brien and Co Pitt St
https://archives.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/nodes/view/1107338#idx1576642

This one mentions O'Brien's Coach Factory, Castlereagh St
https://archives.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/nodes/view/1555934
https://archives.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/nodes/view/1090466 (letter from the Coach Factory - nice letterhead!)

A few others too, I simply searched "O'Brien coach". Might be worth your searching a bit more.  :)


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Re: Sydney Coachbuilders- O'BRIEN family
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 28 March 20 10:44 GMT (UK) »
Cornelius O'Brien (28 yrs, born Dublin) marriage to Elizabeth Chislett at St Andrews, Sydney in 1858.
His parents are Joseph (shoemaker) and Bridget Coolahan/ Coolashan?

Cornelius baptism 27 Sept 1828 St. Mary's Dublin.
Father is Joseph, mother is Bridget.

Shipping arrival onboard "Ferguson" arriving Port Jackson 27 April 1838
Joseph O'Brien, wife and 4 children. (Forwarded from Hobart Town)

Joseph died in Sydney, 30 May 1852 (age 49). Do you have his death cert.? Would be worthwhile getting!



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Re: Sydney Coachbuilders- O'BRIEN family
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 28 March 20 10:59 GMT (UK) »
It is possible that Bridget remarried after 1852, but there are too many possibilities with the name Bridget O'Brien in the search results.

EDIT: Or NSW church death record in 1847 for Bridget O'Brien, age 40, could be her.

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Re: Sydney Coachbuilders- O'BRIEN family
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 28 March 20 11:07 GMT (UK) »
Marriage for Joseph O'Brien and Bridget 27 Nov 1827 St Mary's Dublin.
Difficult to read - one of the witnesses is Cornelius (maybe a brother?).

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Re: Sydney Coachbuilders- O'BRIEN family
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 28 March 20 11:11 GMT (UK) »
Possible baptism for Joseph O'Brien
19 Sep 1803 St. Mary's Dublin
Father: Thomas; Mother: Mary.

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Re: Sydney Coachbuilders- O'BRIEN family
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 28 March 20 11:40 GMT (UK) »
Joseph born 1843 seems to have been the only child born in Australia. He was the second "Joseph" - a previous son born 1841 died as an infant in 1842.