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Michael Sweeney (abt. 1833 - abt. 1891)

Michael Sweeney
Born about in Rathclooney, Clare, Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died about at about age 58 in New South Wales, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Jul 2020
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Ireland Native
Michael Sweeney was born in Ireland.
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Michael Sweeney migrated from Rathclooney, Clare to Australia before 1862.
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Michael SWEENEY.

Baptism: 22 SEP 1833. Tulla, Clare Ireland. SPONSORS Pat & Honor Moloney [1]

Residence: Before JUN 1862.Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Paid immigration deposits.[2][3]

Married Ann CURRY on 5 OCT 1872. Concord, New South Wales, Australia.Witnesses Jeremiah Murphy and Susan O'Leary.[4]

  • Child: John P Sweeney.[5]
  • Child: James Sweeney.[6]

Died 28 JUL 1891. New South Wales, Australia. 1160/1891. Age: 50 (was 58 if this is right person). 1891, 52 May St, Sydney, New South Wales.[7][8]

Buried. 29 JUL 1891. Rookwood, Cumberland Council, New South Wales, Australia.[9][9][10]


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  1. Clare Heritage Centre SWEENEY - Research Report, 15 September 2017 Baptism found at NLI.
  2. Newspaper, Empire (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1875), Monday 30 June 1862, page 6 SWEENEY - Emigrants on Lady Milton File
  3. New South Wales, Australia, Immigration Deposit Journals, 1853-1900 Publication: Name: Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010
  4. NSW Government. Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. BDM - NSW Marriage Certificate; 1872 Sweeney to Curry marriage, registration #1104/1872, Concord, New South Wales Copy held by Veronica Williams, 2021 Link:
  5. Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.; 1875, Record for John P Sweeney.
  6. Australia, Birth Index, 1788-1922 Publication: Name: Operations, Inc.;1878, Record for James Sweeney.
  7. New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners' Inquests, 1821-1937 . State Archives NSW; Series: 1393; Roll: 1783 Record for Michael Sweeney File Link:
  9. 9.0 9.1 Australia and New Zealand, Find A Grave Index, 1800s-Current Record for Michael Sweeny Link:
  10. Newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)  View title info
 Wed 29 Jul 1891, Page 10 

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Rejected matches › Michael B Sweeney (-1890)