Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Sarah Jane KERRIGANAge: 8918881977

Name
Sarah Jane KERRIGAN
Given names
Sarah Jane
Surname
KERRIGAN
Married name
Zara Jean CLARKE
Also known as
Zara Jane CLARKE
Birth about 1888 26
Citation details: KERRIGAN SARAH J 26627/1888  GEORGE ROSE KEMPSEY
Marriage of parentsGeorge KERRIGANRose McKENNAView this family
about 1888
Citation details: 5690/1888  KERRIGAN GEORGE MCKENNA ROSE KEMPSEY
Birth of a sisterAlice Patricia KERRIGAN
calculated 1889 (Age 12 months)
Citation details: 5 July 2017
Text:

In part:

"she was born in Kempsey"

Text:

Hunt Alice Patricia 7 Jan 1985 94 Rookwood Catholic NSW M2 14, 2358

Note: The burial records for Alice include the information that she was 94 years of age at the time of her death in 1984.
Birth of a sisterAnnie KERRIGAN
about 1890 (Age 2)
Citation details: KERRIGAN ANNIE 17571/1890  GEORGE ROSA KEMPSEY
Birth of a sisterMary KERRIGAN
about 1891 (Age 3)
Citation details: KERRIGAN MARY 17855/1891  GEORGE ROSEY KEMPSEY
Birth of a brotherEdward Patrick KERRIGAN
about 1893 (Age 5)
Citation details: KERRIGAN EDWARD 18416/1893  GEORGE ROSE KEMPSEY
Birth of a brotherBernard KERRIGAN
about 1894 (Age 6)
Citation details: KERRIGAN BERNARD 17451/1894  GEORGE ROSA KEMPSEY
Birth of a brotherBernard KERRIGAN
about 1896 (Age 8)
Citation details: KERRIGAN BERNARD 4247/1896  GEORGE ROSEY KEMPSEY
Birth of a brotherJohn KERRIGAN
about 1898 (Age 10)
Citation details: KERRIGAN JOHN 12886/1898  GEORGE ROSA KEMPSEY
Death of a motherRose McKENNA
November 5, 1898 (Age 10)
Cause: Consumption
Citation details: KERRIGAN ROSE 14267/1898  BERNARD SARAH KEMPSEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Newspaper; Sydney NSW; 1850 - 1932
Citation details: Saturday 26 November 1898, page 19
Kerrigan - Rose - Death Notice
Kerrigan - Rose - Death Notice

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Publication: Macleay Argus (Kempsey, NSW : 1885 - 1907; 1909 - 1910; 1912 - 1913; 1915 - 1916; 1918 - 1954)
Citation details: Saturday 12 November 1898, page 9
Kerrigan - Mrs - Death Notice
Kerrigan - Mrs - Death Notice

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Shared note:

Austral Eden

Kempsey Shire heritage

Austral Eden was established by Colonial Architect John Verge after he had obtained a land grant of 2,400 acres on the Macleay River.

Verge had earlier been successful with a land grant, under the 1827 regulations, on the Williams River and had demonstrated that he had sufficient capital to develop the property. In 1837 an order appeared in the Government Gazette for additional grants. These grants were to be given to settlers who had spent five times the amount of the estimated value on the first grant having sufficient capital to develop a further grant of land.

Verge lodged an application showing he had spent seven times the original value of his first grant under his son’s management and after close examination of his claim he was given four months to select another grant of four square miles. It is not surprising that he took up a selection on the Macleay as it was seen as choice down river country at the junction of Darkwater Creek and the Macleay River which was thickly timbered with valuable cedar.

Austral Eden’s early settlers were immigrants who had rural farming backgrounds and by the end of the 1870s had been transformed into a well organised rural enterprise of small tenant farmers.

Amongst the early settlers of Austral Eden were two brothers George and Peter Notley and their sister Mary who in 1859 found themselves in Austral Eden after responding to a newspaper advertisement for tenancies. They were typical single immigrants who married in the colony and responded to advertisements offering them a chance to become small landholders.

Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah HUGHES
February 26, 1911 (Age 23)
Citation details: MCKENNA SARAH 1899/1911  (HUGHES) 84 YRS KEMPSEY KEMPSEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942), Thursday 9 March 1911, page 13
Marriage of a siblingGeorge Neville KERRIGANClarice Elizabeth BUCHANANView this family
about 1919 (Age 31)
Citation details: 6301/1919 KERRIGAN GEORGE N BUCHANAN CLARICE E LISMORE
Citation details: 5 July 2017
Marriage of a siblingCharles Edward HUNTAlice Patricia KERRIGANView this family
about 1920 (Age 32)
Citation details: 2750/1920  HUNT CHARLES E KERRIGAN ALICE P MARRICKVILLE
MarriageGeorge Herbert Frederick CLARKE B. Sc.View this family
about 1926 (Age 38)
Citation details: 4694/1926  CLARKE GEORGE H F KERRIGAN ZARA J SYDNEY
Marriage of a siblingEdward Patrick KERRIGANGertrude Violet BLACKADDERView this family
about 1927 (Age 39)
Citation details: 1927 C1312 Gertrude Violet Blackadder Edward Patrick Kerrigan
ResidenceGeorge Herbert Frederick CLARKE B. Sc.View this family
1930 (Age 42)
Address: 136 Johnston Street
ResidenceGeorge Herbert Frederick CLARKE B. Sc.View this family
1930 (Age 42)
Address: "Mayfair" Holbrook Avenue
ResidenceGeorge Herbert Frederick CLARKE B. Sc.View this family
1939 (Age 51)
Address: 344 Glen Osmond Road
Death of a brotherEdward Patrick KERRIGAN
about 1948 (Age 60)
Citation details: KERRIGAN EDWARD PATRICK 9871/1948  GEORGE ROSE COFFS HARBOUR
Death of a brotherJohn KERRIGAN
about 1958 (Age 70)
Citation details: KERRIGAN JOHN 24326/1958  GEORGE ROSE CESSNOCK
ResidenceGeorge Herbert Frederick CLARKE B. Sc.View this family
1963 (Age 75)
Address: 8 Cliff Road
Death of a husbandGeorge Herbert Frederick CLARKE B. Sc.
August 6, 1965 (Age 77)
Citation details: CLARKE GEORGE HERBERT 27277/1965  HERBERT MAY ELIZABETH ST LEONARDS
Quality of data: primary evidence
Text:

Clarke George Herbert 6 Aug 1965 Macquarie Park NSW Vaug RC Lwn Row 30, 0013

Death of a brotherGeorge Neville KERRIGAN
June 6, 1967 (Age 79)
Citation details: 18555/1967 KERRIGAN GEORGE NEVILLE GEORGE ROSE ST LEONARDS
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: KERRIGAN George Neville Death notice 06JUN1967 Death late of Milsons Point Sydney Morning Herald 09JUN1967
Citation details: 5 July 2017
Text:

In part:

"died in 1967 in St. Leonards. [.....] said Milsons Point (which is in St. Leonards)

Death July 8, 1977 (Age 89)
Citation details: CLARKE ZARA JANE 15928/1977  GEORGE ROSE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Text:

Clarke Zara Jane 8 Jul 1977 Macquarie Park NSW Vaug RC Lwn Row 30, 0013

Burial
Address: Vaug RC Lwn Row 30, 0013
Cemetery: Macquarie Park General (Formerly Northern Suburbs)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Text:

Clarke Zara Jane 8 Jul 1977 Macquarie Park NSW Vaug RC Lwn Row 30, 0013

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1888Kempsey, , New South Wales, Australia
1 year
herself
2 years
younger sister
Alice Patricia KERRIGAN
Birth: calculated 1889 27Kempsey, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 31, 1984New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Edward Patrick KERRIGAN
Birth: about 1893 31Kempsey, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1948Coffs Harbour, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
brother
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
John KERRIGAN
Birth: about 1898 36Kempsey, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1958Cessnock, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with George Herbert Frederick CLARKE B. Sc. - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: about 1926Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthK - Births Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: KERRIGAN SARAH J 26627/1888  GEORGE ROSE KEMPSEY
MarriageC - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 4694/1926  CLARKE GEORGE H F KERRIGAN ZARA J SYDNEY
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1930
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1930
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - SA - 1939
ResidenceAustralian Electoral Roll - NSW - 1963
DeathC - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: CLARKE ZARA JANE 15928/1977  GEORGE ROSE
Quality of data: primary evidence
DeathAustralian Cemeteries Index
Text:

Clarke Zara Jane 8 Jul 1977 Macquarie Park NSW Vaug RC Lwn Row 30, 0013

BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index
Text:

Clarke Zara Jane 8 Jul 1977 Macquarie Park NSW Vaug RC Lwn Row 30, 0013