Eugine Connolly

M, b. 1902

Frances Mary Connolly

F, b. 1904

Francis Michael Connolly

M, b. 1909

Hugh Connolly

M, b. 1894, d. 1983

James Connolly

M, b. circa 1875
  • James Connolly was born circa 1875.
  • James Connolly married Ann Unknown circa 1900.
  • He was a member of the first Crow's Nest Band in 1902; Band members were Raymond White, Frederick Williams, Alf Colthrup, James Gleeson, Walter George Benton, Norman White, John William Brass, Thomas Askin, Alfred William Blinco, Tim Gleeson, Anthony Lavery, James Connolly, James Nathanial Cole and HENDY.
  • James Connolly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. James was a storekeeper and Annie was a salesperson.

James Connolly

M, b. circa 1870

Child of James Connolly and Sarah Mary Ann Eldridge

Jane Connolly

F, b. 1845, d. 7 January 1922
  • Jane Connolly was born in 1845 in Drumkeen, County Donegal, Ireland. She was the daugher of Charles Connolly and Bridget Dogherty.
  • She immigrated to Brisbane on 16 May 1865. Jane, 21 travelled on the Golconda, leaving Plymouth on 10 Apr 1865 She was listed as a single woman - surname spelt CONOLLY.
  • At the age of 23 years, Jane Connolly married John Brennan, son of Martin Brennan and Elizabeth Carroll, in 1868 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • On 12 September 1885,her husband, John Brennan died in Queensland.
  • On 24 April 1886,Jane Connolly's son, Patrick Brennan was buried in Toowong Cemetery.
  • Jane Connolly appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1913 living at Cabarlah. She carried out domestic duties and most likely lived with her sons James and Thomas who were farmers in the Cabarlah district.
  • Jane Connolly died on 7 January 1922 in Reedy Creek, Cabarlah.
  • She was buried on 8 January 1922 in Cabarlah Cemetery. RC1-00C-0017.
  • Jane Connolly's orbituary appeared The Catholic Press on 11 May 1922. It read:- "THE LATE MRS. J. BRENNAN.
    After 50 years of pioneer work in the Toowoomba district of Queensland, Mrs. J. Brennan, of Reedy Creek, Cabarlah, passed peacefully away, at the ripe age of 77. Born in Drumkeen, County Donegal, Ireland, she emigrated to Queensland in the ship Golconda 53 years ago, and duly arrived in Moreton Bay. She went to Toowoomba shortly after her arrival, and there Jane Connolly met her future husband, the late John Brennan. Land settlement at the time was opened up in the Cabarlah district, then known as Reedy Creek. There the happy couple decided to work out their fortunes. John Brennan became the original founder of the Highfields State School. A fatal riding accident left Mrs. Brennan a widow with a family of eight little ones. The struggle was a keen fight against adverse conditions which many a man to day would shirk. She carried on mixed farming and dairying, and her industry and perseverance were rewarded with a comfortable home and healthy children. Apart from her duties, she had time to attend to her neighbours' troubles, and her cheerful smile and generous helping hand brought comfort to many. The family are well known throughout Queensland. They are: Martin Joseph Brennan (sergeant of police, Charters Towers), Nicholas Peter Brennan (Blackbutt), Mrs. J. W. E. Ryan (police station, Goolagong, N.S.W.), James Aloysius Brennan (Dandarah, Biggenden), and Thomas Liguori Brennan (Cabarlah). Three children predeceased their mother, viz., Pat rick, Elizabeth and John. There are six grandchildren. Her remains were interred beside those of her husband, in the Highfields Cemetery, before a large attendance of mourners. The ceremonies at the grave were conducted by Rev. Father Carlton, who also, with Rev. Father O 'Gorman, attended to the deceased's spiritual welfare. — R.I.P. "

Children of Jane Connolly and John Brennan

Jessie Connolly

F, b. 1882, d. 12 July 1921
  • Jessie Connolly was born in 1882 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Matthew Connolly and Mary Josephine Conroy.
  • Jessie Connolly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Highfields. She was a school teacher.
  • Jessie Connolly died on 12 July 1921 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 13 July 1921 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC3-005-0026 - She is buried with her parents and sister Catherine.

Johanna Mary Connolly

F, b. 1903

John Patrick Connolly

M, b. 1872, d. 6 February 1957
  • John Patrick Connolly was born in 1872. He was the son of Denis Connolly and Johanna Callaghan.
  • John Patrick Connolly married Janet Hamilton circa 1900.
  • John Patrick Connolly and Janet Hamilton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Flowerburn, Highfields. John was a farmer. Their daughter Frances, a nurse most likely lived with them.
  • On 4 November 1946,his wife, Janet Hamilton died in Queensland.
  • John Patrick Connolly died on 6 February 1957 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 7 February 1957 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC5-004-0017.

Child of John Patrick Connolly and Janet Hamilton

Leona Mavis Connolly

F, b. circa 1918, d. 1918

Mary Veronica Connolly

F, b. 1914

Matthew Connolly

M, b. 1850, d. 1 June 1942
  • Matthew Connolly was born in 1850. He was the son of Matthew Connolly and Catherine Carroll.
  • At the age of 25 years, Matthew Connolly married Mary Josephine Conroy in 1875 in Queensland.
  • Matthew Connolly and Mary Josephine Conroy appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Taylor's Siding. Matthew senior was a lengthsman and Mary carried out home duties. Their daughter Hannah and son Matthew, a labourer lived with them.
  • Matthew Connolly and Mary Josephine Conroy appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Mt Pleasant. Matthew was a lengthsman. Their daugthers Catherina and Ann most likely lived with them.
  • Matthew Connolly and Mary Josephine Conroy appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Mt Luke. Matthew was a lengthsman. Their son Archibald was a farmer.
  • Matthew Connolly died on 1 June 1942 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 2 June 1942 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC3-005-0025.

Children of Matthew Connolly and Mary Josephine Conroy

Matthew Connolly

M, b. 1880, d. 1962
  • Matthew Connolly was born in 1880 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Matthew Connolly and Mary Josephine Conroy.
  • Matthew Connolly appeared on the Electoral Roll with Matthew Connolly and Mary Josephine Conroy in 1903 in Taylor's Siding. Matthew senior was a lengthsman and Mary carried out home duties. Their daughter Hannah and son Matthew, a labourer lived with them.
  • Matthew Connolly died in 1962 in Queensland.

Mona Leah Connolly

F, b. 1901
  • Mona Leah Connolly was born in 1901 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of James Connolly and Sarah Mary Ann Eldridge.
  • Mona Leah Connolly commenced school at Pinelands State School on 6 July 1908. ?????????She was 6 years old. Her father was a farmer at Pinelands.

Paul Michael Connolly

M, b. 1907

Paulina Connolly

F, b. 1892

Theresa Connolly

F, b. 1888, d. 1897

William Anthony Connolly

M, b. 1890, d. 1930

Arthur Connor

M, b. 1901

Evelyn Grace Connor

F, b. circa 1900, d. 1974
  • Evelyn Grace Connor was born circa 1900. She was the daughter of Thomas George Connors and Harriet Deborah Samuels.
  • Evelyn Grace Connor married Robert Birrer, son of Adolf Birrer and Esther Tedford, in 1923 in Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Evelyn Grace Connor and Robert Birrer appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Meringandan. Robert was a carter.
  • Evelyn Grace Connor died in 1974 in Brisbane, Queensland.

George Connor

M, b. 1899

Kathleen Rebecca Connor

F, b. 1910

Marjory Eveleen Connor

F, b. 1913

William Connor

M, b. 1905

William George Connor

M, b. circa 1875, d. 1921
  • William George Connor was born circa 1875. He was the son of Thomas CONOR and Maria MCCLEVERTY.
  • William George Connor married Lydia Jane Burgess, daughter of Allan George Burgess and Catherine Gillis, in 1898 in Queensland.
  • William George Connor died in 1921 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Children of William George Connor and Lydia Jane Burgess

Elizabeth Connors

F, b. 20 November 1859, d. 23 January 1937
  • Elizabeth Connors was born on 20 November 1859 in Nanango, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of James Connors and Mary Wallis.
  • At the age of 18 years, 2 months and 21 days, Elizabeth Connors married Thomas Joseph Patch, son of Stephen Patch and Sarah Brett, on 10 February 1878 in Rosalie Plains, Queensland. Thomas ran Cooyar Station for many years.
  • Elizabeth Connors and Thomas Joseph Patch moved to Emu Creek Station in 1894 with their children.Tom was employed by Peter McKillop as head stockman and manager at the station. When the station was split into smaller blocks in 1906, Thomas purchased two of these blocks and remained at Emu Creek although the family lived at the station homestead until 1916.

  • Elizabeth Connors and Thomas Joseph Patch appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Emu Creek Station, Emu Creek. Thomas was the station manager.
  • On 18 February 1911 the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Mossview School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school including Thomas and Elizabeth's children Robert, 13 and Deborah 10. They lived on Portion 15 Emu Creek which was about 1 mile from the proposed new school as compared to 3.5 miles from the Mossview School.
  • On 3 February 1923,her husband, Thomas Joseph Patch died in Queensland.
  • Elizabeth Connors appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Emu Creek. She carried out home duties and gave her address as Emu Creek Station but most likely lived on Roslyn with her sons Robert and James and their wives.
  • Elizabeth Connors died on 23 January 1937 in Roslyn, Emu Creek, Queensland, at age 77.
  • She was buried on 24 January 1937 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. RC1-00F-0020. Her husband Thomas had been buried in the Evergreen Cemetery 14 years earlier.
  • As of 1940, Elizabeth Connors was also known as Sister Mary John.

Child of Elizabeth Connors

Children of Elizabeth Connors and Thomas Joseph Patch

Frances Christine Connors

F, b. 26 December 1869, d. 9 December 1905
  • Frances Christine Connors was born on 26 December 1869 in Nanango, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of James Connors and Mary Wallis.
  • At the age of 25 years, 1 month and 20 days, Frances Christine Connors married William Denis Hurley, son of Michael Hurley and Deborah Patch, on 15 February 1895 in Nutgrove.
  • Frances Christine Connors and William Denis Hurley appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Cooyar. He was a labourer.
  • Frances Christine Connors died on 9 December 1905 in Nutgrove, Queensland, at age 35. She died in childbirth. After the death of their mother the children were taken to live with William's parents at Evergreen. Mae went to live with William's sisters Nellie and Annie in Sydney.
  • She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery.

Children of Frances Christine Connors and William Denis Hurley

Harriet Anne Connors

F, b. 25 June 1862, d. 17 August 1945
  • Harriet Anne Connors was born on 25 June 1862 in Nanango, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of James Connors and Mary Wallis.
  • At the age of 35 years, 7 months and 14 days, Harriet Anne Connors married Alexander McEwan on 8 February 1898 in Gympie, Queensland. Until her marriage Harriet had cared for her parents James and Mary until her mother's death in 1897. They settled in Nanango.
  • Harriet Anne Connors died on 17 August 1945 in Dunwich Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, at age 83. She had developed blindness and suffered a stroke.
  • She was buried in Nanango Cemetery.

James Connors

M, b. 1820, d. 16 April 1911
  • James Connors was born in 1820 in Inniscorthy, Wexford County, Ireland. He was the son of Michael Connors, a coach proprietor Mary Cleary from Enniscorthy, County Wexford.
  • James Connors married Mary Wallis circa 1854 in Tullamore, King's County, Ireland.
  • James Connors and Mary Wallis immigrated to Moreton Bay on 1 August 1855. James 29 and Mary 27 travelled on the Cambodia from Plymouth, Engalnd. James was an agricultural labourer. They were both Catholic and could read but not write. Their first child Michael Cambodia was born during the voyage. After their arrival the family travelled to Noogoonida in the Burnett District where James was employed as a cook for J Goode.
  • James Connors died on 16 April 1911 in Nanango.
  • He was buried in Nanango Cemetery.

Children of James Connors and Mary Wallis