Hugh McCAHILL 1827-1869 & Mary KENNY 1836-1883

Cavan, IRL; Carapook, Vic, Aus

Hugh McCAHILL, b. 1827 Cavan, Ireland, d. 1869, Carapook, Victoria son of Michael & Susan McCAHILL was probaly transported as a convict to Tasmania in 1841 on the ship "Richard Webb". He came over to Portland where he was a butcher before 1851. He married Mary KENNY from Sheffield, Yorkshire in 1851.

In 1875 Mary McCAHILL of Carapook, 3 school-aged children, living 1 mile SW of Carapook was one of the signatures to the 1875 petition aimed at establishing a new school at Carapook. This was probably Mary KENNY, widow of Hugh McCAHILL who had died in 1869.

The known children of Hugh McCAHILL and Mary KENNY were:

  1. Michael McCAHILL b. 1853, Melbourne, d. ?
  2. Mary McCAHILL b. 1855, d. 1869
  3. John McCAHILL b. 1857, d. 1923 Horsham
  4. Catherine McCAHILL b. 1860, Prahran, d. 1860
  5. Catherine McCAHILL b. 1861, Muntham, d. 1861
  6. Catherine McCAHILL b. 1863, Muntham, d. 1929, mar. Robert J NEAVE
  7. Susan McCAHILL b. 1866, Casterton, d. 1878
  8. Julia McCAHILL b. 1869, Carapook, d. 1878
  9. Peter Lawrence McCAHILL b. ca 1878, d. 1939, Ballarat

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