Our McEvoy Family, South Australia|
This page: the children of Dennis McEvoy and Ann Jane Carson: Catherine, John, William, Dennis and Families
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:
On Right: The Quinn group at the family reunion, Jan 6th, 2008
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:
1.3 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
One daughter:Bertha Charlotte Blumberg (father Johannes Christian Schulze) at St Saviour's Presbytery, Hindmarsh on 16-7-1928.
Bernard and Bertha are interred in Hindmarsh Cemetery.
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.
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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
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