As I mentioned in the previous post, I went searching for Margaret Moloney’s husband, Bartholomew, who it turned out was also from Clare.
Initially I checked the SRNSW Immigration records. As his Christian name is unusual, there is only one person with that name in the immigration records. He arrived on the John Temperley in August 1863, a ship with at least 26 passengers from East Clare. The online shipping records indicate he came from Trugh (Truagh), County Clare in the parish of Doonass. He was 22 and a James Maloney, 21, is also listed from the same place, so perhaps his brother?
Next port of call was to check my East Clare database for the John Templerley as I knew this was a ship which had quite a number of East Clare people on it. However he appears to be an omission on my part, probably due to the confusion of the place name -something I need to remedy for the future.
I knew from researching his wife, that Bartholomew had died in 1899, and been buried at Rookwood Catholic Cemetery. Once again I searched Trove and found this obituary. I always find it intriguing how little mention the wives get in this reports.
I rather like the idea of him being a “thoroughly practical Catholic”. Given he died with “considerable means” it would be interesting to read the documents on his deceased estate at State Records NSW.
His funeral notice also confirms the name of his wife.