Gormley Family History, Old Photos of Co Roscommon

Cornelius Gormley was married to Ann McDermott and they both came from Co Roscommon. They emigrated with their children in 1853 and settled near Gladstone in NSW. One of their daughters, Ellen, married John Henry Fanning. She was the daughter- in- law of my gggrandfather, William Patrick Fanning, who came out to the colony of Victoria in 1841.

I have two names of places of origin for Cornelius Gormley and his wife Anne and their children. They come from the passenger list for the Ellenborough 1853. I thought Ann was born in Mantea but I cannot find any place like this. The closest is Mantuar. On this list Connor and his children are listed as coming from what looks like Ogullary. Again the closest to this I can find at this stage is Ogulla which is 19 kms from Mantuar. I also have Cornelius’s wife’s surname as MacDermid. In Griffith’s Valuations there are no MacDermids but 850 entries in Co Roscommon for McDermott! So I am going with that.

Co Roscommon Civil Parishes
Co Roscommon Civil Parishes

On this map of the Civil Parishes of Co Roscommon Ogulla is 47 and Kilcolagh, where Mantuar is situated, is 26. They are about 19 kms from each other

This map is from Genuki Co Roscommon.

The following photos taken between 1870 and 1910 by Robert French are of areas in Roscommon close to where the Gormleys and McDermotts would have lived.

Bridge St Boyle Co Roscommon
Bridge St Boyle Co Roscommon
Police Barracks Co Roscommon
Police Barracks Co Roscommon
Barrack St Boyle Co Roscommon
Barrack St Boyle Co Roscommon
Boat Harbor Rock Co Roscommon
Boat Harbor Rock Co Roscommon
Main St Boyle Co Roscommon
Main St Boyle Co Roscommon
Main St Roscommon Co Roscommon
Main St Roscommon Co Roscommon

These posts have more on the Gormley family Belmore River and Gormley Family Roscommon.

 

The Gormley Family, Gladstone and Belmore River NSW Australia.

Map of irish Counties use
Map of Irish Counties

The Gormleys from Co Roscommon Ireland lived and farmed around Gladstone and Belmore River NSW. They had emigrated in 1863.

John Thomas Fanning, the son of Ellen Fanning nee Gormley, also farmed land on Belmore River, on land which his mother had inherited from her brother Peter Gormley. He was there in the years preceding the First World War when he enlisted.

 

Gormley Farm Land near where Gormleys owned land. Belmore River NSW
Farm Land at Belmore River NSW
Farm Land near where Gormley Family Resided Belmore River NSW
Farm Land near where Gormley Family Resided Belmore River NSW
Old Dairy Sheds on Lot 1, Beranghi Parish, which Thomas Gormley once owned.
Old Dairy Sheds on Lot 1, Beranghi Parish, which Thomas Gormley once owned.

On the property John Thomas Fanning farmed I was told the original farmhouse burned down in the 1940s. Fortunately and coincidentally the owners had all their belongings out the front of the house when it burned down!

All that is left along Belmore River from the days the Gormleys lived in this area are old sheds and fences.

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I looked for old farmhouses dating back to the time the Gormleys lived there but the only one I think could be that old is the one that was most likely the Ryan home.

Belmore River Right Bank Rd Ryan's Old House Gormley Neighbour.

The present owner told me that when he bought the house he was advised to pull it down but he didn’t. The design is very old with the separate kitchen to prevent the whole house burning down if the kitchen caught fire! He said that when he was doing some repairs the old fireplace had 1903 marked on it and the rest of the house pre dates this fire place.

The village closest to Belmore River is Gladstone which was called Darkwater Village. It has quite a few historic and well preserved buildings dating back to 1873.

Gladstone Hall NSW 1898
Gladstone Hall NSW 1898
Gladstone Hotel,late 1880s
Gladstone Hotel late 1880s
The Heritage Hotel Gladstone
The Heritage Hotel Gladstone
Gladstone Primary School
Gladstone Primary School established 1873

The Gormley Family Co Roscommon Ireland and NSW Australia

Gormley Family Arrive on the Ellenborough 1853
The Passenger list of the “Ellenborough” 1853

In the Sydney Shipping Gazette http://www.nla.gov.au/ferg/
Volume 10, Number 497 (17 October, 1853) page 310:

October 12 :- ELLENBOROUGH, ship, 1038 tons, Captain Thornhill, from
Southampton July 10th, with 405 Government emigrants. Mr. Burke
surgeon-superintendent. Young & Co. agents.

On board were Connor Gormley, his wife Ann, sons Thomas and Peter, daughters Sarah, Eliza, and Ellen.

Cornelius’s father was Thomas Gormley. In Griffith’s Valuation for Co Roscommon, Ireland, 1851, there are two listings for a Thomas Gormley in the Parish of Kilcorkey. One is in the townland of Bellanagare for 3 acres of  land and the other is in the townland of Bellanagare Village for a house and yard. There are no other listings for a Thomas Gormley in Co Roscommon. The obit for Cornelius Gormley in The Sydney Freeman’s Journal below states he was from the Parish of Elphin. This parish is next to the Parish of Kilcorkey.

The Gormleys lived at Belmore River, which is in the Macleay Valley, on the Mid North Coast of NSW.

In Greville’s Post Office Directory 1872  for the town of Gladstone, there are three Gormleys listed at Belmore River: Cornelius Gormley, James Gormley and John Gormley. They are all farmers and may be brothers of Cornelius or cousins from Co Roscommon.

Most of the Gormleys are buried in Fredrickton Cemetery which is just north of Kempsey in NSW.

Gormley Family Graves Fredrickton NSW
Gormley Family Graves Fredrickton Cemetery NSW
Cornelius and Ann Gormley
Cornelius and Ann Gormley nee MacDermid Fredrickton Cemetery NSW

Obituary for Cornelius Gormley in The Sydney Freeman’s Journal 2 Nov 1895

DEATH OF MR. CORNELIUS GORMLEY.
At Gladstone, Macleay River, after receiving all
the consolations of religion, a sterling old Irish
Catholic has passed away in the person of Mr.
Cornelius Gormley. He had reached the good old
age of four score and four. He was born in the
parish of Elphin, County Roscommon, Ireland, and
was a brother of the Rev. F. Gormley, of the same
parish, and the Rev. John Gormley, of Dublin. In
1853, owing to the depression prevailing m his
native land, he, with his wife and family, came to
New South Wales, and although he exiled himself
he was ever true to the land he loved so well,
aiding pecuniarily and otherwise every movement
for its advancement and welfare. Even in his
advanced age, a few years back, when Sir Thomas
Esmonde paid a visit to the district, he was con
spicuous for his energetic endeavours to help ‘ the
cause.’ Being a devoted Catholic, he always took
a great interest in Church matters. He did much to
advance the interests of religion in the early days
on the Macleay by the hospitality he extended’ to
the pioneer priests and his endeavours to facili
tate their modes of travelling through the district.
It was in Mr. Gormley’s house that the first Mass
was celebrated on the Lower Macleay many years
ago by the late Rev. Father Coghlan. He was
always active in the political field from the year
1835, when in his native county he recorded his first
vote for O’ Conor Don, to the 24th of July last, when
he rose from a bed of sickness to give what he well
knew would be his last vote to the present member
for the Macleay, Mr. Frank Clarke. When New
South Wales received responsible government, he
played a prominent part in the elections, being at
that time in Sydney. He worked hard endeavour
ing to secure for the country the services in Parlia
ment of such men as Messrs. Plunkett, Deniehy,
and W. Forstor, and afterwards, in 1864, was one of
a party in inducing Mr. Forster to stand for
the old electorate of the Macleay, which seat
Mr. Forster subsequently won. Being a man of in
dependent means, he latterly rested from work, and
until about a year ago, when old age began to weigh
him down, he enjoyed the best of health. The de
ceased was attended in the closing scenes of his life
by the Very Rev. Father Doyle, who administered
the last rites of the Church. The coffin, which was
adorned with many lovely wreaths and crosses,
was placed in the family vault in the Catholic por
tion of the Frederickton cemetery, where his wife,
eldest son, and one daughter had been previously
laid to rest. The funeral was one of the largest ever
seen on the Macleay. The deceased leaves one son
and three daughters, and several grandchildren.

Grave of Thomas Gormley 1875
Grave of Thomas Gormley 1875 Fredrickton Cemetery NSW

Glory In Excelsis Deo

Erected By

Cornelias & Ann Gormley

In Memory Of

Their Beloved Son

Thomas

A Native of Cy Rosscommon

Ireland

Who departed This Life

August the 29th 1875

Aged 33 Years

All young men as you pass by

As you are now so once was I

As I am now so you must be

So be prepared to follow me.

Ann Gormley nee McDermott Obit Freemans Journal 14 Mar 1891cr
Obituary for Ann Gormley nee McDermott Freeman’s Journal 14 Mar 1891
Gravestone of Eliza Hanley nee Gormley
Gravestone of Eliza Hanley nee Gormley
Mary Ann McGuire and Peter Gormley
Mary Ann McGuire nee Gormley 1916 and Peter Gormley 1916
Mary Ann McGuire nee Gormley 1916 obit
Mary McGuire nee Gormley The Northern Star 1916
Mary McGuire nee Gormley Obit Catholic Press 1916 cr
Obituary for Mary McGuire in The Catholic Press 16 March 1916

 

Ellen Fanning nee Gormley Bulla
Ellen Fanning nee Gormley Bulla Cemetery Victoria Australia

The following is a descendant report on the Gormley family from Co Roscommon Ireland who settled at Belmore River NSW Australia:

Descendant Report for Thomas Gormley Co Roscommon Ireland Nov 2016
Descendant Report for Thomas Gormley Co Roscommon Ireland Nov 2016

Gormley Surname Linked to Niall of the Nine Hostages

A recent study conducted at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, found that a striking percentage of men in Ireland (and quite a few in Scotland) share the same Y chromosome, suggesting that the 5th-century warlord known as “Niall of the Nine Hostages” may be the ancestor of one in 12 Irishmen. Niall established a dynasty of powerful chieftains that dominated the island for six centuries.

Modern surnames tracing their ancestry to Niall include (O’)Neill, (O’)Gallagher, (O’)Boyle, (O’)Doherty, O’Donnell, Connor, Cannon, Bradley, O’Reilly, Flynn, (Mc)Kee, Campbell, Devlin, Donnelly, Egan, Gormley, Hynes, McCaul, McGovern, McLoughlin, McManus, McMenamin, Molloy, O’Kane, O’Rourke and Quinn.

Source: Family Tree DNA

Gladstone formerly Darkwater Village NSW Australia

Gladstone Hotel,late 1880s
Gladstone Hotel in the late 1880s

Gladstone and Smithtown are twin towns separated by the Macleay River. Gladstone township is one largely intact river town with close links to the development of the Macleay River.

The land where Gladstone is situated was marked for a village reserve in 1859. The first lots in Gladstone (formerly Darkwater) were sold in 1860, however, it was not until 1864 that the village was surveyed by Surveyor Ernst Herborn.

In 1870 the township of Darkwater became known as Gladstone and Darkwater Creek became known as Belmore River. The name changes commemorated the visit to the Macleay of the Earl of Belmore, Governor of New South Wales. Gladstone was the maiden name of the Governor’s wife.

Gladstone was a commercial centre. From its wharves, that once existed, passengers and freight destined for Austral Eden, the Belmore River, Kinchela, Kinchela Creek and other lower river areas were landed or despatched.

I was told the area was originally or at some time cleared to grow sugar cane but this did not work out. It became a farming area.

Cornelius Gormley and his wife Ann and their five children lived near Gladstone. They emigrated to NSW in  Oct 1853 on the “Ellenborough”. Connor, as he was called, owned a number of parcels of land along Darkwater Creek, now named Belmore River.

The Heritage Hotel Gladstone
The Heritage Hotel Gladstone 2011

Photos of Belmore River NSW, Australia, Where the Gormley Family Lived

The Gormley family, Cornelius and Ann and their four children, arrived in Australia in Oct 1853, from Co Roscommon, Ireland. Cornelius selected lot 10 after it was proclaimed on 14th May 1860. He is listed as a farmer at Belmore River in 1867 and 1872. Connor as he was called died in 1896. Thomas, his eldest son,  had died in 1875. His lands were left to his remaining son Peter.

When Peter Gormley died in 1916 he left his property to his sister Ellen Fanning, his nephews, Terence Bernard McGuire and Thomas  Hanley, and his niece, Mary Hanley.

Ellen’s son, John Thomas Fanning, farmed the acres which was eventually left to his mother by her brother Peter. John Fanning farmed there for at least five years leading up to his enlistment in 1915. She sold this land in 1924 for 2,216 pounds to John and William Eakin.

These photos are of the area where the Gormleys and John Fanning lived.

I thought the Gormleys, Peter and Thomas, just had land in Beranghi Parish, so I just took photos around there. Later I discovered they had lands in Kempsey and Kinchela Parishes as well as Beranghi Parish, Macquarie County. These photos  of the Belmore River area were taken south of Loftus Rd near Loftus Bridge.

Darkwater Creek (Belmore River)
Belmore River (formerly Darkwater Creek) NSW
Ryan's Old Farm House Belmore River Right Bank Rd
Ryan’s Old Farm House Belmore River Right Bank Rd Gormley neighbours.
Belmore River
Farming Land at Belmore River NSW

Gormley Lands Darkwater Creek NSW Australia Parish Maps

Cornelius Gormley and his sons Peter and Thomas owned several lots of land around Darkwater Creek (Belmore River) which is on the mid-north coast of NSW Australia very close to the coast. It is a lush farming area and very beautiful. Today it is prime real estate.

Their lands are in three parishes: Kempsey, Beranghi and Kinchela and the maps are online at NSW Lands Dept , Parish Maps Preservation Project.

The Kinchela Parish Map shows the land owned by their father, Cornelius Gormley. The Land Titles Office in Sydney records Cornelius Gormley as selecting land in 1863. Image below is 1920 Map 10556201.

Gormley Cornelius Gormley's Lands along Belmore River Kinchela Parish Map 1920
Land Owned by Cornelius Gormley in Kinchela Parish NSW. Parish map of Kinchela 1920, lots 47,48 & 123.
Gormley Cornelius Gormley's lands on Kempsey Parish Map 1954
Land Owned by Cornelius Gormley Kempsey Parish Map 1954, lots 180 & 194

Below is from the Beranghi Parish Map which shows the lands of Peter and Thomas Gormley.

Gormley Parish Map Peter & Thos Gormley Land in Beranghi Parish Darkwater Creek NSW
Lands Owned by Peter and Thomas Gormley in Beranghi Parish Darkwater Creek NSW

Lots 55 & 56 where John Thomas Fanning farmed before WW1 .Lots 55 and 56 are the lots that Ellen Fanning inherited from her brother Peter after his death in 1916. This is where John Thomas Fanning, her son, farmed before he enlisted for WW1. They are shown in the next map of Kempsey Parish.

Gormley Parish Map John Thomas Fanning's land before WW1 Kempsey Parish Map
John Thomas Fanning’s land before WW1 Kempsey Parish Map


Greville’s Post Office Directory 1872 Gladstone Area, NSW Australia

Distance 307 miles North of Sydney

Mail closes at General Post Office Monday, Thursday 5.30 p.m. and by steamers as opportunity offers

Mail arrives at Post Town Saturday, Tuesday 10 a.m. and by steamers as opportunity offers

Mail leaves for Sydney Thursday, Saturday 7 p.m. and by steamers as opportunity offers

Mail arrives at Sydney Wednesday, Saturday mornings and by steamers as opportunity offers

Route – Steamer Macleay River, or Kempsey, 12m. Gladstone

SURNAME CHRISTIAN OCCUPATION ADDRESS POST TOWN
ANDERSON James farmer Belmore River Gladstone
ANDERSON William farmer Belmore River Gladstone
ARMSTRONG James Darkwater Sugar Mill Gladstone
BALDWIN Samuel C. farmer Gladstone
BANNAN Patrick farmer Belmore River Gladstone
BANNAN William farmer Belmore River Gladstone
BARNETT William jun. farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
BARNETT William sen. farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
BARTLETT John farmer Lower Macleay Gladstone
BEEST Michael farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
BENNET George farmer Belmore River Gladstone
BILEY John sen. farmer Belmore River Gladstone
BLACKLOCK George labourer Belmore River Gladstone
BLACKWOOD John bootmaker Lower Macleay Gladstone
BOWEN John labourer Lower Macleay Gladstone
BRACKHAM George farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
BROGAN Owen farmer Lower Macleay Gladstone
BROOKER James labourer Lower Macleay Gladstone
BROWN Edward farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
CARNEY James farmer Belmore River Gladstone
CARNEY Michael farmer Belmore River Gladstone
CHRISTIAN Thomas farmer Summer Island Gladstone
COLBURN John labourer Gladstone
CONNELL James farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
CONROY Edward farmer Belmore River Gladstone
COOPER Frederick farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
COWAN John Darkwater Sugar Mill Gladstone
CRAWFORD James farmer Long Reach Gladstone
CROAD Henry farmer Southsea Park Gladstone
CROAK Jeremiah farmer Belmore River Gladstone
CURTISS Thomas fisherman Lower Macleay Gladstone
DAWES William storekeeper Gladstone
DAWSON H. B. engineer Darkwater Sugar Mill Gladstone
DENEHY James farmer Lower Macleay Gladstone
DUGGAN John farmer Lower Macleay Gladstone
DUNKLEY George farmer Belmore River Gladstone
DUNKLEY John W. farmer Belmore River Gladstone
DUNKLEY William farmer Belmore River Gladstone
EGAN William farmer Belmore River Gladstone
ELLIOTT John farmer Lower Macleay Gladstone
EVANS Alfred farmer Lower Macleay Gladstone
FARRELL Martin Darkwater Sugar Mill Gladstone
FLANAGAN Richard farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
GIBLIN Michael farmer Belmore River Gladstone
GLEESON James farmer Belmore River Gladstone
GORMLEY Cornelius farmer Belmore River Gladstone
GORMLEY John farmer Belmore River Gladstone
GORMLEY James farmer Belmore River Gladstone
GRALTON Cornelius farmer Belmore River Gladstone
HANDS John farmer Belmore River Gladstone
HARRIS James farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
HARRIS William farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
HARVIE W. Darkwater Sugar Mill Gladstone
HAYES George farmer Belmore River Gladstone
HIBBERD John bootmaker & storekeeper Gladstone
HOWLEY William farmer Gladstone
HOY James farmer Lower Macleay Gladstone
HOY John farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
JEFFERY John farmer Gladstone
JEFFERY William farmer Gladstone
JONES Joseph blacksmith Gladstone
KEATING William labourer Austral Eden Gladstone
KNIGHT Richard farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
LENORD Thomas farmer Belmore River Gladstone
LING William farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
MACDONALD John Darkwater Sugar Mill Gladstone
MACKAY Alexander farmer Gladstone
MACMANUS John farmer Belmore River Gladstone
MADDOX John storekeeper Austral Eden Gladstone
MARSHALL Thomas farmer Gladstone
MIDGLEY Edward farmer Belmore River Gladstone
MIDGLEY James farmer Belmore River Gladstone
MILES George farmer Gladstone
MILES Samuel farmer Gladstone
MILLIGAN John farmer Belmore River Gladstone
MIMMS John farmer Belmore River Gladstone
MOODY Mark farmer Belmore River Gladstone
MORRISEY Patrick farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
MORRISON John farmer Gladstone
MCCAFFERTY Hugh farmer Belmore River Gladstone
MCCARTHY Daniel farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
MCCARTHY John farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
MCCARTHY Patrick farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
MCGEARY Owen farmer Lower Macleay Gladstone
MCGUIGAN Thomas farmer Summer Island Gladstone
MCGUIRE Hugh farmer Belmore River Gladstone
MCILWAINE Robert farmer Belmore River Gladstone
MCINERNY Denis farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
MCINERNY Morris labourer Belmore River Gladstone
MCKERNAN Patrick farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
NEILSON John storekeeper Gladstone
NOTLEY George farmer Belmore River Gladstone
NOTLEY John farmer Belmore River Gladstone
O’BRYAN J. E. Darkwater Sugar Mill Gladstone
O’CONNELL E. O. farmer Belmore River Gladstone
O’MEARA John farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
PALMER Henry Darkwater Sugar Mill Gladstone
PINKSTONE Thomas farmer Belmore River Gladstone
PITMAN Silas innkeeper Gladstone
PLUMMER Robert farmer Gladstone
PUGH Sarah farmer Belmore River Gladstone
QUINLAN Patrick farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
QUINN Patrick labourer Austral Eden Gladstone
REARDON Michael farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
REED Edward farmer Belmore River Gladstone
REED Thomas farmer Belmore River Gladstone
RICHARDSON Charles farmer Belmore River Gladstone
RIELY John jun. farmer Belmore River Gladstone
ROBINSON John farmer Belmore River Gladstone
ROBINSON Thomas farmer Belmore River Gladstone
ROSS Joseph carpenter Gladstone
ROUSE Robert farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
ROWE William grazier Austral Eden Gladstone
RYAN John farmer Belmore River Gladstone
RYAN Joseph farmer Belmore River Gladstone
RYAN Michael farmer Belmore River Gladstone
RYAN Stephen farmer Belmore River Gladstone
SARGENT George farmer Lower Macleay Gladstone
SARGENT Henry farmer Lower Macleay Gladstone
SAUNDERS Joseph farmer Gladstone
SAUNDERS William E. farmer Summer Island Gladstone
SHELLY Thomas farmer Belmore River Gladstone
SMITH William labourer Lower Macleay Gladstone
STEPHEN C. N. manager Darkwater Sugar Mill Gladstone
THOMAS J. Darkwater Sugar Mill Gladstone
THURGOOD Elijah farmer Belmore River Gladstone
THURGOOD John farmer Belmore River Gladstone
THURGOOD William farmer Belmore River Gladstone
TONKIN James farmer Belmore River Gladstone
TONKIN Thomas farmer Darkwater Sugar Mill Gladstone
TOOHEY James farmer Belmore River Gladstone
TOOHEY Patrick farmer Belmore River Gladstone
TOWNSEND George Darkwater Sugar Mill Gladstone
TRACEY Patrick farmer Belmore River Gladstone
VERGE Austral landowner Austral Eden Gladstone
VERGE German landowner Austral Eden Gladstone
WALBRIDGE John farmer Belmore River Gladstone
WHALANDE Andrew farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
WHALANDE John farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
WICKHAM James farmer Kinchela Gladstone
WICKHAM Joseph farmer Kinchela Gladstone
WICKHAM Thos. jun. farmer Belmore River Gladstone
WICKHAM Thomas sen. farmer Kinchela Gladstone
WILLIAMS Josiah farmer Austral Eden Gladstone
WILLIAMS Thomas farmer Southsea Park Gladstone
WILLIAMS William farmer Belmore River Gladstone
YOUALL George engineer Gladstone
YOUALL Mary farmer Belmore River Gladstone

Source: Greville’s Post Office Directory, Gladstone, NSW, Page 193.

John and James Gormley listed above must have left the area as I have found no trace of them and it seems likely that they were related to Cornelius. I also wonder if Hugh McGuire is related to the Terence McGuire who married Mary Ann Gormley.

Terence Bernard McGuire, 1881-1957, NSW, Australia.

Bishop McGuire 1930
Bishop Terence McGuire 1930

Terence McGuire was the only son of Terence McGuire and Mary Ann Gormley. He had a sister, Mary Ann who became a sister of the Good Samaritans. She became Rev Mother Mary Coleman. She died in Sydney in 1963.

He was born at Moree, New South Wales, on September, 1881. His father Dr Terence McGuire was a doctor. He died young at the age of 34.

Dr Terrence McGuire 1881death Morree
Death Notice for Dr Terrence McGuire Moree 1881

As a young man he studied for the priesthood at St. Patrick’s College, Manly (Sydney), and at Propaganda Fide College in Rome. He was ordained in Rome on 19th March, 1904.

After many years of service within the diocese of Lismore he was consecrated as Bishop of Townsville in the Sacred Heart Cathedral on 25th May, 1930.

Among his many achievements as Bishop of Townsville was the establishment of St. Teresa’s Agricultural College, Abergowrie, in 1933, and St. Anne’s Mission on Palm Island in 1934.

He was transferred to Goulburn as Bishop in 1938, and became the first Archbishop of Canberra – Goulburn on 11th February, 1948. He was succeeded by Hugh Ryan as Bishop of Townsville. 

The Canberra Times, 14 June 1948, describes the ceremony conferring the title and role of Canberra’s first Archbishop on Bishop Terence Bernard McGuire.

Cardinal Gilroy described Archbishop McGuire as being “noted for his culture, administrative ability, oratory and wit, but these qualities of the mind were surpassed by the qualities of his heart which had won the affection of all his friends.”

Bishop McGuire died at Lewisham Private Hospital, Sydney on 4th July 1957.”

Source: McGuire House – Ryan Catholic College Townsville, Thuringowa : North Queensland Catholic School

The catholic career of Terence McGuire:

17 Sept 1881 Born Moree, NSW

19 Mar 1904 Ordained Priest of Lismore

12 Feb 1930 Appointed Bishop of Townsville

25 May 1930 Ordained Bishop of Townsville

14 June 1938 Appointed Bishop of Goulburn

5 Feb 1948 Appointed Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn

16 Nov 1953 Resigned Archbishop of Canberra and Goulburn

16 Nov 1953 Appointed Titular Archbishop of Leontopolis in Augustamnica

4 July 1957 Died Archbishop Emeritus of Canberra and Goulburn

Archbishop Terrence McGuire ‘s body was moved from Goulburn in 1972. It is now buried in the crypt of St Christopher’s Cathedral in Manuka, Canberra.

St Christopher’s Cathedral Manuka, Canberra, ACT, Australia

The NSW Australia Post Office Directory 1867

In Google Books you can read and search The Official Post Office Directory Of New South Wales 1867.

Darkwater Creek, now called Belmore River, on the Mid North Coast of NSW, is the area where Cornelius Gormley lived. He is entered as Cormer instead of Connor Gormley.

In the 1872 Post Office Directory a James and a John Gormley, farmers of Darkwater Creek, are listed. They don’t appear in this directory.