Patrick CLEARY 1852-1932
Mary DEASY 1858-1951

Co Cork, Ireland & Sandford, S-W Victoria, Australia

Patrick CLEARY b. c1852, Co Cork, Ireland, son of Jeremiah CLEARY and Johann SEXTON (or Joan LEIGH) was married in 1886, Co Cork, Ireland to Mary DEASY, b. 1858, Barryroe, Co Cork, Ireland, daughter of John DEASEY and Mary BRICKLEY.

Patrick, Mary and infant son Jeremiah CLEARY emigrated from Ireland to Victoria in 1887 and settled at Sandford, near Casterton in south-west Victoria where more children were born in the following years.

Two of their sons joined the AIF in WW1 and served overseas, with Jeremiah becoming a Soldier Settler on "Eldersie" Estate, Langkoop, west of Casterton after the War.

Patrick and Mary moved to Portland around 1929 where they are both buried.

Patrick CLEARY Mary DEASY had the following family...

  1. Jeremiah CLEARY b. 1886, Ireland, d. 1967, Portland, Victoria (labourer, single, served in WW1, Soldier Settler on "Elderslie" Estate at Lankkoop.
  2. John Michael CLEARY b. 1889, Sandford, Vic, d. 1977, Casterton, Victoria, m. Mary Veronica DALEY 1899-1980, 3 children.
  3. William David CLEARY b. 1892, Sandford, Victoria, d. ___, Sydney, NSW, m. Georgina Isabella SHAW 1889-1986, 3 children.
  4. Francis Patrick CLEARY b. 1895, Sandford, Vic, d. 1982, Melbourne, Victoria, m. Veronica SMITH, 3 children.
  5. Mary Kathleen CLEARY b. 1898, Sandford, Vic, d. 1966, Melbourne, Victoria, m. Joseph Bernard McGANN 1895-1957, 4 children.

Information thanks to Wayne & Jane Sullivan.

Links to Pioneer Names at...

Carapook & Muntham : Casterton : Chetwynd : Dartmoor : Digby : Harrow & Balmoral : Hotspur :

Merino & Henty : Sandford : Strathdownie : Wando Vale

Daryl Povey