John Dorney

John Patrick Dorney (bef. 1838 - 1868)

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John Patrick Dorney
Born before in Cork, County Cork, Irelandmap
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Died in Penola, South Australia, Australiamap
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Thomas was born in 1838, in County Cork and baptised on the 30th December 1838 at the Church of St. Finbarr South.

John entered Australia with his brothers, James and Thomas on the Great Britain in 1861. The manifest shows them as travelling with a Thomas Patrick Dorney, age 23, who does not show up anywhere else in Australian records. It's plausible this was in error, and it referred to John Patrick.

In February 1862, a John P. Dorney arrived in Warrnambool and advertised his services as a concertina teacher. He was planning to stay in Warrnambool for a season, and is mentioned several times in the paper up to May 1864, inclduing playing at a ball to celebrate the royal wedding of the Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII) and Princess Alexandra.

In the May 1866 Border Watch (the Mt Gambier newspaper) there was a notice about unclaimed letters at the GPO in Adelaide. One name was John P. Dorney, Penola.

John died of Phthisis (the old term for tuberculosis) in Penola, South Australia, on the 2nd May 1868. His profession was given as Musician, and stated that Penola was his usual residence.


  • Birth: Parish record (image attached)

Death: Certificate

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Baptism John Dorney
Baptism John Dorney

Death Certificate John P Dorney
Death Certificate John P Dorney


John is 27 degrees from SJ Baty, 32 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 24 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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