Thursday, March 18, 2010

Melbourne, Australia

Contact author at
Peter Claffey 1842-1900 was born in Kings Co. (Offaly) Ireland the son of Peter Claffey and Mary Anne ne Mortershoe. He arrived in Melbourne on the Black Eagle in 1859 as a single assisted immigrant. He married Mary nee Fraser (c. 1853-1930) in 1870 at St. Joseph's Church in Warmambool. His sister Jane was married to Michael Kelly and they were living in the Warmambool area, where Peter and Mary also lived after their marriage for the rest of their lives. Peter worked as a laborer and died on Kelp Street and is buried in the Warmambool Cemetery. They were Roman Catholic. Their children were:
Mary Anne 1871 - unknown, did not marry
Elizabeth 1872-1956 three marriages
Jane 1874-1944 did not marry
John 1876-1956 did not marry
Peter 1878-1958
Simon 1883-1977 spouse 1=Jane, spouse 2=unknown
Alexander 1886-1959 married Ruth nee Morgan
Michael 1889-1964 suffered from cerebral palsy, never married
Margaret 1892-1945-did not marry
Thomas 1895-1977
Above information from the Warmambool Pioneers Register