Our McEvoy Family, South Australia
This page: the children of Dennis McEvoy and Ann Jane Carson: Catherine, John, William, Dennis and Families

OTHER PAGES: Immigrants first generation; Joseph (second generation) and family; Fred (3rd generation) and family; Family List


1.1 Catherine Mary (Kitty) McEvoy born Dry Creek, 1844 to 19-8-1928
1.2 John Peter McEvoy born Dry Creek, 1-4-1845 to 30-6-1898
1.3 William Andrew McEvoy born Dry Creek, 4-8-1847 to 20-7-1921
1.4 Dennis Matthew McEvoy (twin) born Dry Creek, 31-1-1850 to 26-1-1935
1.5 Joseph Michael McEvoy (twin) born Dry Creek 31-1-1850 to 29-7-1930 is on Joseph (second generation) and family page

Information about Edward, Robert, Daniel, Francis and families is all on the immigrants page:
1.6 Edward McEvoy born Dry Creek, 30-6-1852 to 3-7-1939 did not marry
1.7 Robert McEvoy born Dry Creek, 8-3-1855 to 6-10-1931 did not marry
1.8 Daniel Mathias McEvoy born Port Gawler, 19-6-1859 to 9-2-1947 had 5 children but they had no known descendants
1.9 Francis McEvoy born Port Gawler 18-6-1862 to 14-6-1910 had 4 children but they had no known descendants


1.1 Catherine Mary (Kitty) McEvoy born 1844 at Dry Creek, attended Ardtornish School, died 19-8-1928 buried Jamestown Cemetery married James Francis Quinn born c.1842 in County Galway, Ireland, died 9-6-1929 Pt Pirie, buried Jamestown, on 20-2-1865 at St Patrick's Church, Adelaide. Jim Quinn is said to have arrived in South Australia aboard the Nugget in 1854 together with his three brothers and four sisters. There is a belief in the family that Jim Quinn was related to Ned Kelly's mother, a Quinn, and that Ned Kelly spent some time on the run from the police in a hut near Jamestown. Jim met Catherine at Pt Gawler. Later they moved to Mannanarie and to Booleroo Centre and then to Hammond where they farmed successfully until a big drought in 1897. They moved to Wirrabarra and finally to Jamestown, 9 surviving children:

  • 1.1.1 Mary Jane Quinn (Case) born 11-11-1865 died 4-8-1948
  • 1.1.2 Susan Frances Quinn (Gregory) born 12-10-1867 died 24-12-1914
  • 1.1.3 Catherine Alice Quinn (McQuillan) born 1-11-1869 died 13-6-1956
  • 1.1.4 *John Quinn born 5-2-1877? died 12-2-1936
  • 1.1.5 *Thomas Joseph Quinn born 5-2-1877? died 10-8-1949
  • 1.1.6 James Francis Quinn born 20-7-1873 died 26-7-1968
  • 1.1.7 Patrick Dennis Quinn born 1879 died 1-7-1948
  • 1.1.8 Ellen Bridget Quinn (Phillis) born 1-1-1882 died 17-6-1932
  • 1.1.9 Robert Edward Quinn born 8-12-1886 died 16-4-1971


On Right: The Quinn group at the family reunion, Jan 6th, 2008 top of page


1.2 John (Peter) McEvoy born 1-4-1845 at Dry Creek died 30-6-1898 in Parkside married Mary Anne Hallion born c.1840, at St Peter and Paul Cathedral, Gawler on 23-4-1866. According to the Marriage Registry, John was the eldest son of the late Dennis McEvoy of Port Gawler and Mary was the youngest daughter of the late Mr John Hallion, formerly of Kildare, Ireland. John and Mary lived at Lower Wakefield, Alma Plains, Salter Springs, Clare, Riverton - 10 children:




  • 1.2.2 Henry McEvoy born 1869 to WA


  • 1.2.3 James Thomas McEvoy born 4-1-1871 died 7-2-1872 at 13 months


  • 1.2.4 Joseph Michael McEvoy born 10-10-1872 died 1931 of peritonitis. Lived with sister Mary at small farm (210 acres) at Upper Wakefield near Balaklava. They fostered Allan who worked as a labourer for them and took the McEvoy surname.


  • 1.2.5 Robert Patrick McEvoy born 25-3-1875 at Alma died 7-10-1966 aged 91 years married Flora (Florence) Helena Revitt also spelt Rivett (father Ephraim Revitt also spelt Rivett) born 4-4-1882 died 22-10-1974, at St Andrew Church, Balaklava on 5-9-1907, both buried at Navan Cemetery near Riverton,
    5 children:


  • 1.2.6 Marcella Agnes Mary Amy McEvoy born 24-3-1877 died 6-1-1962 married William Henry Webb born c.1875 died 11-4-1938, Peterborough, on 28-9-1908 at residence of Mrs Webb, both buried Peterborough, 4 children:


  • 1.2.7 Catherine Jane McEvoy born 21-1-1879 Salters Springs, died 2-1-1966, one child:


  • 1.2.8 Dennis Leo McEvoy born 3-4-1881 died 18-8-1881 aged 4 months. He is buried at the Lower Wakefield Cemetery with his mother Mary Anne McEvoy nee Hallion


  • 1.2.9 Mary St Clare McEvoy born 2-8-1882 in Rhynie died 30-9-1964 St Peters, buried Balaklava.


  • 1.2.10 Margaret Rose Ann McEvoy born 22-2-1885 Rhynie, SA, died 13-9-1974 married Peter Dominic Ryan , on 26-8-1912 at St Andrew's Church, Balaklava, lived Whyalla, Yaninee, Yeelanna, 1 child: top of page


    1.3 William Andrew McEvoy born 4-8-1847 at Dry Creek died 20-7-1921 at Kooringa, buried Burra, married Catherine Lucy Mahony nee Case (father Emanuel Case) born 6-5-1849, died 6-6-1934, buried Sevenhills, a widow, at the Catholic Church, Kadina on 1-12-1876
    William was a stone mason and taught his sons to build, 8 children:


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    1.4 Dennis Matthew McEvoy born 31-1-1850 at Dry Creek died 26-1-1935 married Ellen Jane Case (father Emanuel Case) born 23-2-1864 at Gawler Hills, died 18-7-1934, on 6-1-1884 at St Raphael Church, Carrieton. Dennis farmed at Bute (listed in the 1903 PO directory in the alphabetical directory as a farmer, Bute), Balaklava and they lived at Queenstown, both buried in West Tce Cemetery with Dennis's mother, Anne Jane Plunkett.
    8 children:


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    1.5 Joseph Michael (twin to 1.4 Dennis Matthew) born 31-1-1850 married Eliza Ann Bridget Case. Their information is on this page.

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    Information on this page has come from "A Wee Deoch and Doris, The Family of Doris Amy Munro nee McEvoy" by Robert J. Munro and from John Kilmartin. Many Quinn family details were researched by Max Shackleford. My starting point was a sheet written for a family reunion in 1976 by Allan McEvoy, born 1902. Thankyou to these generous family members for their support and interest. I have received some data via email, but please contact me to fill in the many gaps still existing.

    Thank you to Tony Drewry, who generously gave me the CSS code for colouring separate generations which can now be distinguished by number, colour and amount of indent, if I get the code correct!

    Information put back up 23-12-2009, updated 7-11-2012


    USEFUL LINKS (Click on the purple diamonds)
    Australian War Memorial-search for a person.
    Nominal Rolls of McEvoys from the first world war.
    Search newspaper articles which have been scanned in at the NLA.
    Bound for South Australia website, author Diane Cummings-passenger lists.
    State Library Family History Links.
    Powerhouse Museum-bush style domestic equipment
    Roots Web information on the Puckridge family. You can search for "McEvoy" in place of "Puckridge."
    Genealogy website by Cora Num
    Family History, SA.
    SA Genealogy and Heraldry Society
    Joseph McEvoy and Eliza Case and children-second generation
    Frederick Joseph McEvoy and Annie Edith Puckridge and children-third generation