James Edward Harrigan, 18391929 (age 89 years)

Name
James Edward Harrigan
Given names
James Edward
Surname
Harrigan
Birth May 28, 1839 35 42
Christening June 23, 1839 35 42 (Age 26 days)
Death of a motherMary Ann Webber
February 7, 1854 (Age 14 years)
Burial of a motherMary Ann Webber
February 1854 (Age 14 years)
Marriage of a parentEdward HarriganJane Willison WoodView this family
August 17, 1854 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a half-sisterSarah Jane Harrigan
1855 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a half-brotherWilliam Harrigan
December 22, 1857 (Age 18 years)
Occupation
Farmer

Christening of a half-brotherWilliam Harrigan
February 14, 1858 (Age 18 years)
MarriageAmelia Ann ThorntonView this family
September 25, 1859 (Age 20 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Wade
December 17, 1859 (Age 20 years)
Note: Citation of original death certificate
Burial of a paternal grandmotherMary Wade
December 20, 1859 (Age 20 years)
Note: Citation of original death certificate
Birth of a son
#1
Frederick William Harrigan
January 30, 1860 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a half-sisterLouisa Emily Harrigan
March 22, 1860 (Age 20 years)
Christening of a sonFrederick William Harrigan
April 1, 1860 (Age 20 years)
Christening of a half-sisterLouisa Emily Harrigan
May 6, 1860 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Elvin Harrigan
July 2, 1861 (Age 22 years)
Christening of a daughterMary Elvin Harrigan
August 1861 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a half-sisterAlice Clara Harrigan
August 5, 1862 (Age 23 years)
Christening of a half-sisterAlice Clara Harrigan
September 28, 1862 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Edward Arnold Harrigan
July 11, 1863 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Charles Herbert Harrigan
May 3, 1865 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#5
James Henry Harrigan
1867 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#6
George Ernest Harrigan
July 29, 1869 (Age 30 years)
Christening of a sonGeorge Ernest Harrigan
September 5, 1869 (Age 30 years)
Death of a sisterMary Anne Harrigan
August 7, 1870 (Age 31 years)
Burial of a sisterMary Anne Harrigan
August 1870 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Arthur Oliver Harrigan
1871 (Age 31 years)
Christening of a sonArthur Oliver Harrigan
October 15, 1871 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8
Harriet Louisa Harrigan
November 12, 1874 (Age 35 years)
Source: New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 7963/1875
Christening of a daughterHarriet Louisa Harrigan
January 17, 1875 (Age 35 years)
Source: Baptism, Burial, Confirmation, Marriage and composite registers in the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney Archives
Birth of a daughter
#9
Amelia Lily Harrigan
July 26, 1876 (Age 37 years)
Christening of a daughterAmelia Lily Harrigan
August 20, 1876 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10
Annie Elsie Harrigan
1879 (Age 39 years)
Marriage of a childFrederick William HarriganEmily Jane SawtellView this family
1884 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge William RobbMary Elvin HarriganView this family
November 19, 1884 (Age 45 years)
Note: At the time of their marriage, George was living at Robertson and Mary at Kangaloon. George was working as a blacksmith.
Death of a wifeAmelia Ann Thornton
August 28, 1887 (Age 48 years)
Burial of a wifeAmelia Ann Thornton
August 1887 (Age 48 years)
Marriage of a childJames Henry HarriganSarah Matilda WilliamsonView this family
May 2, 1888 (Age 48 years)
Death of a half-sisterLouisa Emily Harrigan
January 13, 1889 (Age 49 years)
Burial of a half-sisterLouisa Emily Harrigan
January 15, 1889 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childCharles Herbert HarriganMary Jane PerrettView this family
1890 (Age 50 years)
Death of a fatherEdward Harrigan
July 9, 1891 (Age 52 years)
Cause: Edward died from senility and epithelioma of the lip. He was attended by Dr J. Jarvie Hood.
Note: The death information was his son William Harrigan who was living at Fairy Meadow. The death was registered at Wollongong on 10 July 1891. Source: death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography, ANU.
Burial of a fatherEdward Harrigan
July 11, 1891 (Age 52 years)
Cemetery: Church of England Cemetery, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Note:

Funeral Notice in Illawara Mercury, Saturday 11 July 1891 THE Friends of Mr. E. HARRIGAN, of Balgownio Lane are respectfully invited to attend his FUNERAL to move from his late residence, THIS DAY (SATURDAY), at .2 o'clock, for the new C. E. Cemetery, Wollongong.

Note: Burial witnesses were Joseph Makin and A. Latter. Source: death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography, ANU.
Marriage of a childGeorge Ernest HarriganAnnie Z PiperView this family
1893 (Age 53 years)
Death of a half-sisterSarah Jane Harrigan
October 28, 1893 (Age 54 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Note: Last seen by Dr T.W. Lee on the day she died. Death informant was her brother William Harrigan. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.
Burial of a half-sisterSarah Jane Harrigan
October 30, 1893 (Age 54 years)
Note:

DEATH NOTICE

THE LATE MRS. CHARLES THORNE.

Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW : 1856 - 1950) Tuesday 7 November 1893 p 2 Article

On Saturday, the 28th ultimo, Mrs. Charles Thorne died at her residence, Tarrawanna. She had given birth to a child a few days previously, and unfortunately, instead of recovering, she became prostrated and passed away, despite the efforts of her friends and relatives to save her life.

Neither did the medical skill of Dr. Lee avail, although called to her aid. The infant, however still survives and in addition there are three or four other young children. The deceased, who was much respected by all who knew her was a native of Fairy Meadow, and was in her thirty-third year.

She was a daughter of Mr Edward Harrigan of the same place, and who a few years ago was the oldest Australian native, as then stated in this journal.

The funeral took place on the Monday following, the remains being laid in the Wollongong Church of England cemetery beside those of the deceased father.

Marriage of a childArthur Oliver HarriganElizabeth Maude LindsayView this family
January 13, 1897 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childJames Pearson PiperAmelia Lily HarriganView this family
September 17, 1897 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childMark SchofieldHarriet Louisa HarriganView this family
1899 (Age 59 years)
Source: NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Registration Number: 4249
Marriage of a childJohn Charles IrishAnnie Elsie HarriganView this family
about 1905 (Age 65 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Harrigan
December 20, 1915 (Age 76 years)
Cause: Chronic Bronchitis, Emphysema of the Lungs
Note: Last seen by Dr Richard B. Trindall on the 17th of December 1915. Death informant was her daughter M. Spinks. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.
Burial of a sisterElizabeth Harrigan
December 22, 1915 (Age 76 years)
Note:

Burial witnesses were M. Spinks and R. Gibson. Source: copy of death certificate supplied by the National Centre of Biography.

SPINKS - The Friends of the late Mrs ELIZABETH SPINKS are invited to attend her Funeral, to leave the residence of her son, James Spinks, 84 Newman street, Newtown, THIS MORNING, at 9.15, for Newtown station thence to Rookwood. T J ANDREWS, Undertaker

The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 22 December 1915 p 9 Family Notices

Death May 12, 1929 (Age 89 years)
Burial May 1929 (Age 89 years)
Obituary
Obiturary
May 31, 1929 (19 days after death)
Note:

Mr. James Edward Harrigan, who died at Merewether on 12th May last, was born at Tarrawanna on the 28th of May, 1839, and at the time of his death was 89 years and 11 months of age. He was the eldest son of the late Mr. Edward Harrigan, of Tarrawanna.

His early life was spent in this district, enduring many of the hardships and privations incidental to the early settlement of this district, unfortunately losing his mother when quite a lad through an accident at the intersection of Gipps-Road and the Prince's Highway, Wollongong.

For some time he attended a private school where the R.C. Cemetery is situated at Corrimal. It was kept by a gentleman named Hassan. On Mr Hassan relinquishing teaching in that place the late Mr. Harrigan accompanied him to Shellharbour as a companion, Mr. Hassan being a bachelor. Becoming dissatisfied with the treatment accorded him, he ran away and returned home after swimming the Macquarie River, which happened to be in flood at that time.

On reaching the age of 20 years he was married in the Temporary Church of England at Wollongong to Miss Amelia Ann Thornton, of Wollongong, by whom he had 10 children, all of whom are living — Fred (Coffs Harbour), Arnold (Tweed River), Charles (Tenterfield), Henry (Corrimal), George (Kogarah), Arthur (Earlwood), Mrs. G. Roble (Bvron Bay), Mrs. M. Scofield (Queensland), Mrs. J. Piper (Langothlin), Mrs. J. Irish (Merewether), and there are at present 52 grand children, and 63 great grand children.

On the 1st April, 1862, shortly after the passing of Sir John Robertson's Land Act, he selected land in the West Kangaloon district, and conducted farming operations there until increasing years made it necessary for him to rest, and for some years past he has been residing with his youngest daughter at Merewether.

His first wife predeceased him by about 10 years. He afterwards married Miss Louisa Brenning, of Kangaloon, there being no issue.

Unassuming in manner, kind and sympathetic by nature, strictly honest in all his dealings, he won the esteem and goodwill of everyone with whom he came in contact.

He was buried in the East Kangaloon cemetery on the 14th instant, the funeral cortege leaving the Bowral Hospital, followed by a large number of relatives and friends.

Original publication: Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW), 31 May 1929, p 14

Family with parents
father
18031891
Birth: August 20, 1803 32 27banks of the Tank Stream, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 9, 1891Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
mother
17971854
Birth: about 1797
Death: February 7, 1854Dapto, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: 1833St Michael's Church, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
elder sister
18371915
Birth: June 11, 1837 33 40Dapto, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 20, 1915Home of Peace, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
himself
18391929
Birth: May 28, 1839 35 42Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 12, 1929Merewether, New South Wales, Australia
-4 years
elder sister
18351870
Birth: December 15, 1835 32 38Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 7, 1870Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Father’s family with Jane Willison Wood
father
18031891
Birth: August 20, 1803 32 27banks of the Tank Stream, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 9, 1891Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
step-mother
18201916
Birth: 1820St Patrick St, Cork, Ireland
Death: January 17, 1916Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: August 17, 1854St Michaels Church of England, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
8 years
half-sister
Alice Clara Harrigan Christening 1862
18621956
Birth: August 5, 1862 58 42Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 17, 1956Corrimal, New South Wales, Australia
-2 years
half-sister
Louisa Emily Harrigan Christening 1860
18601889
Birth: March 22, 1860 56 40Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 13, 1889Crystal Street, Petersham, New South Wales, Australia
-4 years
half-sister
18551893
Birth: 1855 51 35Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 28, 1893Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
half-brother
William Harrigan and Elizabeth Williamson Marriage.jpg
18571948
Birth: December 22, 1857 54 37Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 4, 1948Spring Farm, Paynes Lane, Tarrawanna, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Amelia Ann Thornton
himself
18391929
Birth: May 28, 1839 35 42Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 12, 1929Merewether, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18361887
Birth: 1836London, England
Death: August 28, 1887Robertson, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: September 25, 1859Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
17 years
daughter
18761955
Birth: July 26, 1876 37 40Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 13, 1955Guildford, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18791968
Birth: 1879 39 43Burrawang, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1968Boolaroo, New South Wales, Australia
-7 years
son
18711949
Birth: 1871 31 35Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 12, 1949Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
-6 years
son
18651951
Birth: May 3, 1865 25 29Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 27, 1951Casino, New South Wales, Australia
-22 months
son
18631951
Birth: July 11, 1863 24 27Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 30, 1951
-4 years
son
18601933
Birth: January 30, 1860 20 24Spring Farm, near Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 6, 1933Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia
10 years
son
18691959
Birth: July 29, 1869 30 33Fairy Meadow, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1959
5 years
daughter
18741954
Birth: November 12, 1874 35 38Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 6, 1954Witta, Queensland, Australia
-7 years
son
18671949
Birth: 1867 27 31Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 9, 1949Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
-6 years
daughter
18611946
Birth: July 2, 1861 22 25Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 2, 1946Tyagarah, New South Wales, Australia
Obituary

Mr. James Edward Harrigan, who died at Merewether on 12th May last, was born at Tarrawanna on the 28th of May, 1839, and at the time of his death was 89 years and 11 months of age. He was the eldest son of the late Mr. Edward Harrigan, of Tarrawanna.

His early life was spent in this district, enduring many of the hardships and privations incidental to the early settlement of this district, unfortunately losing his mother when quite a lad through an accident at the intersection of Gipps-Road and the Prince's Highway, Wollongong.

For some time he attended a private school where the R.C. Cemetery is situated at Corrimal. It was kept by a gentleman named Hassan. On Mr Hassan relinquishing teaching in that place the late Mr. Harrigan accompanied him to Shellharbour as a companion, Mr. Hassan being a bachelor. Becoming dissatisfied with the treatment accorded him, he ran away and returned home after swimming the Macquarie River, which happened to be in flood at that time.

On reaching the age of 20 years he was married in the Temporary Church of England at Wollongong to Miss Amelia Ann Thornton, of Wollongong, by whom he had 10 children, all of whom are living — Fred (Coffs Harbour), Arnold (Tweed River), Charles (Tenterfield), Henry (Corrimal), George (Kogarah), Arthur (Earlwood), Mrs. G. Roble (Bvron Bay), Mrs. M. Scofield (Queensland), Mrs. J. Piper (Langothlin), Mrs. J. Irish (Merewether), and there are at present 52 grand children, and 63 great grand children.

On the 1st April, 1862, shortly after the passing of Sir John Robertson's Land Act, he selected land in the West Kangaloon district, and conducted farming operations there until increasing years made it necessary for him to rest, and for some years past he has been residing with his youngest daughter at Merewether.

His first wife predeceased him by about 10 years. He afterwards married Miss Louisa Brenning, of Kangaloon, there being no issue.

Unassuming in manner, kind and sympathetic by nature, strictly honest in all his dealings, he won the esteem and goodwill of everyone with whom he came in contact.

He was buried in the East Kangaloon cemetery on the 14th instant, the funeral cortege leaving the Bowral Hospital, followed by a large number of relatives and friends.

Original publication: Illawarra Mercury (Wollongong, NSW), 31 May 1929, p 14