Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Matthew Bartholomew SULLIVANAge: 5918381897

Name
Matthew Bartholomew SULLIVAN
Given names
Matthew Bartholomew
Surname
SULLIVAN
Birth about 1838
Religious marriageMary HORSEYView this family
28 January 1863 (Age 25)
Address: Scots Church Presbyterian
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

Citation details: 87/1863 SULLIVAN MATTHEW HORSEY MARY SYDNEY
Note: Married by John Dunmore Lang.
Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary
Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary

Note: Scanned image of photo copy of certificate provided by Trish Cation.

Occupation
Cook
28 January 1863 (Age 25)

Residence 28 January 1863 (Age 25)
Address: Kent Street South
Birth of a son
#1
James SULLIVAN
about 1864 (Age 26)
Citation details: 623/1864 SULLIVAN JAMES MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a son
#2
Matthew SULLIVAN
about 1867 (Age 29)
Citation details: 2375/1867 SULLIVAN MATTHEW MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a daughter
#3
Ellen SULLIVAN
about 1869 (Age 31)
Citation details: 2656/1869 SULLIVAN ELLEN MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a daughter
#4
Elizabeth A SULLIVAN
about 1872 (Age 34)
Citation details: 854/1872 SULLIVAN ELIZABETH A MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a daughter
#5
Emily SULLIVAN
about 1876 (Age 38)
Citation details: 2345/1876 SULLIVAN EMILY MATTHEW MARY SYDNEY
Birth of a son
#6
William SULLIVAN
about 1880 (Age 42)
Citation details: 499/1880 SULLIVAN WILLIAM MATTHEW B MARY SYDNEY
Marriage of a childMatthew SULLIVANEliza Jane IKINView this family
about 1887 (Age 49)
Citation details: 460/1887 SULLIVAN MATTHEW IKIN ELIZA JANE SYDNEY
Death about 1897 (Age 59)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3875/1897 SULLIVAN MATTHEW B MATTHEW UNKNOWN ASHFIELD
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
himself
Family with Mary HORSEY - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 28 January 1863Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
23 months
son
James SULLIVAN
Birth: about 1864 26 25Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1928Rockdale, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
Matthew SULLIVAN
Birth: about 1867 29 28Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1942Liverpool, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
5 years
daughter
5 years
son
William SULLIVAN
Birth: about 1880 42 41Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1953Bankstown, , New South Wales, Australia
… … + Mary HORSEY - View this family
wife
step-son
step-son
William H HORSEY
Birth: 25 October 1860 22Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: after 25 October 1860Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthMarriage Certificate - Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary
MarriageEmails - Trish Cation
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.

MarriageMarriages registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 87/1863 SULLIVAN MATTHEW HORSEY MARY SYDNEY
MarriageMarriage Certificate - Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary
OccupationMarriage Certificate - Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary
ResidenceMarriage Certificate - Sullivan, Robert and Horsey, Mary
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3875/1897 SULLIVAN MATTHEW B MATTHEW UNKNOWN ASHFIELD
SourceEmails - Trish Cation
Text:

Robert Horsey was born on the 25th of October, 1860 at the Randwick Benevolent Asylum. His mother was Mary Horsey, aged 23, born in England. The birth certificate is marked "Illegitimate" across the sections where the father's name and marriage details would normally go. I have obtained a copy of the certificate from NSW BDM (Ref 1860/002108) and would be happy to send a copy to you if you would like one. As a matter of interest, there is also a listing in BDM for William Horsey with the next reference number, and then a death certificate for the same day. So it seems Mary had twins and only one survived. It seems Robert was left at the asylum as an orphan, or "abandoned child" as they were known. I also have a copy of Mary's shipping/immigration records showing that she arrived in Sydney in 1856 on board the Winifred. This document shows her father as Robert Horsey (after whom she named her son) and her mother as Elizabeth Owen. I could not stop myself from chasing up Mary's life after that, and she married Matthew Sullivan in 1863 and lived happily ever after! The marriage certificate lists her parents the same as on the shipping records. You may be aware that Robert's death certificate shows his father as Robert Horsey and his mother as Mary, with maiden name unknown, but this is incorrect as the surname Horsey is that of Mary.