James LARKIN c.1840-1931, b. Co Antrim, Ireland
Bridget McNAMARA c.1835-1902, b. Co Clare, Ireland

of South Australia ; Sandford, Branxholme & Hamilton, S-W Victoria, Australia

James LARKIN c.1840-1931 was born in Co Antrim, Ireland son of Patrick LARKIN & Mary McBRIDE and arrived in Australia before 1865. Two sisters Mary LARKIN c.1834-1903 who married James "Jimmy" REID and Hannah LARKIN c.1846-1932 who married John Allan BLAIR, also emigrated to Australia.

Bridget McNAMARA c.1835-1902, b. Co Clare, Ireland, daughter of Denis McNAMARA & Mary O'BRIEN also emigrated to Australia before 1865.

James LARKIN and Bridget McNAMARA married at Penola, S-E South Australia in 1865 and their first child, Patrick was born at nearby Mount Gambier in 1866. By 1867 they had moved across the border to Sandford, S-W Victoria where another five children were born from 1867 to 1874. It appears that James LARKIN was employed at "Runnymede" Station near Sandford during this period. He spent nearly 12 months in gaol during 1873-'74 because he could not raise the bail after being charged with a crime for which he was later acquitted.

Their last child appears to have been Bridget LARKIN born in 1878 in Hamilton, S-W Victoria, known as Bridget when she enrolled at the Bahgallah school in 1885. Bridget appears to have changed her name to Margaret LARKIN prior to her 1897 marriage in Melbourne to Henry O'GRADY which resulted in a divorce on 1906. She was again known as Margaret on her 1907 marriage in Melbourne to Thomas Edward HOPE 1850-1928.

Bridget LARKIN (nee McNAMARA) died at Hamilton, S-W Victoria in 1902 and was buried in the Branxholme cemetery.

James LARKIN died, aged 91, at Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria in 1931 and was buried in the Fawkner cemetery .

James LARKIN & Bridget McNAMARA had the following family...

  1. Patrick LARKIN, b. 1866, Mount Gambier, S-E South Australia, d. ......., m. 1888 to Margaret PURCELL 1864-1900, b. Tower Hill, Victoria to Jeffrey PURCELL and Mary KELLY. Known children are...
    1. Mary Josephine LARKIN, b. 1889, Bessiebelle, S-W Victoria.....?
    2. Margaret LARKIN, b. 1892, Bessiebelle, S-W Victoria.....?

  2. Mary Agnes LARKIN, b. 1867, Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. 1928, Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1891 in Victoria to Michael PURCELL 1858-1945, b. Tower Hill, Victoria to Jeffrey PURCELL and Mary KELLY. Known children are...
    1. Margaret Kathleen PURCELL, b. 1892, Box Hill, Victoria, d....., m. Frank Dunstan GRIGG 1894-1968.
    2. James PURCELL, b. 1895, Box Hill, Victoria, m. ....., d. 1934, Calcutta, India.
    3. John "Jack" PURCELL M.M., b. 1896, Box Hill, Victoria, m. Annabel HIDDLESTON 1898-1970. John served at Galipolli & the Somme, where he was awarded the M.M. for bravery in WW1. He again served in WW2 and had returned from New Guinea when he died near Cootamundra, NSW after falling from a troop train.
    4. Neil PURCELL., b. 1898, d. 1898, Melbourne, Victoria.
    5. Ernest PURCELL., b. 1903, Box Hill, Victoria, d. 1984, m. Elsie WRIGHT 1905-1966.

  3. Daniel Neil LARKIN, b. c.1869, Casterton, S-W Victoria, d. 1949, Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1901 in Victoria Melbourne to Ethel Sophia FRY 1878-1962, b. Dunkeld, S-W Victoria, d. 1962 Melbourne, Victoria. Known children are...
    1. Edith Isabelle LARKIN, b. 1902, Eddington, Victoria, d. 1956 Melbourne, Victoria, m. Lionel Frederick BAILEY 1897-1968.
    2. Ethel May LARKIN, b. 1903, Glenthompson, Victoria, d. ...., m. Laurence WILLIAMS .....
    3. Edgar John LARKIN, b. 1907, Glenthompson, Victoria, d. 1969 Melbourne, Victoria, m. Stella Margaret LOGAN 1909-..?...

  4. Annie Jane LARKIN, b. 1870, Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. 1961, Melbourne, Victoria, m. 1888 in Hamilton, S-W Victoria to William Henry MULLANE 1862-1938, b. Co Cork, Ireland, d. 1938 Melbourne, Victoria. Known children are...
    1. Ellen MULLANE, b. 1888, Kirkstall, S-W Victoria, d. 1898, Branxholme, S-W Victoria.
    2. Mary Maud Agnes MULLANE, b. 1889, Warrnambool, S-W Victoria, d. 1966, Melbourne, Victoria, m. Herbert Alexander RODWAY 1888-1965.
    3. Adelaide Josephine MULLANE, b. 1892, Dandenong, Victoria, d. 1898, Branxholme, S-W Victoria.
    4. William Henry MULLANE, b. 1893, Dandenong, Victoria, d. 1966, Melbourne, Victoria, m. ..?... Served and wounded in France as Pte 2869, 37th Battalion, 1st AIF.
    5. Leslie Alexander MULLANE, b. 1895, Branxholme, S-W Victoria, d. 1917, Somme, Belgium as Pte 2401, 39th Battalion, 1st AIF.
    6. Laura Gertude MULLANE, b. 1899, Branxholme, S-W Victoria, d. 1974, Melbourne, Victoria, m. Arthur Edmund WENLOCK 1885-1956.
    7. James Gilbert MULLANE, b. 1897, d. 1898, Branxholme, S-W Victoria.
    8. Muriel Olive May MULLANE, b. 1897, Branxholme, S-W Victoria, d. 1978, Melbourne, Victoria, m. Thomas William OLIVER 1894-1971.
    9. Bridget Pearl MULLANE, b. 1899, Branxholme, S-W Victoria, d. ....., m. Roy WILLIAMSON ....
    10. Annie Evelyn MULLANE, b. 1901, d. 1902, Branxholme, S-W Victoria.
    11. Cornelius George MULLANE, b. 1902, Branxholme, S-W Victoria, d. 1962, Melbourne, Victoria, m. Kathleen Rosina McCARTHY....
    12. Inez Eveline MULLANE, b. 1904, d. 1904, Branxholme, S-W Victoria.
    13. James Albert MULLANE, b. 1906, d. 1906, Branxholme, S-W Victoria.
    14. Leo Inigas MULLANE, b. 1907, d. 1907, Hamilton, S-W Victoria.
    15. Inez Annie Eveline MULLANE, b. 1909, Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. ....., m. Walter McMAHON ......
    16. Eileen Alanna MULLANE, b. 1910, d. 1911, Branxholme, S-W Victoria.
    17. Ronald Keith MULLANE, b. 1914, Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. ....., m. Flora Margaret TIERNEY ......

  5. Ellen LARKIN, b. 1872, Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. 1918, Melbourne, Victoria, m. ..?.. to George SANGSTER c.1854-1923, b. Aberdeenshire, Scotland, d. Ballarat, Victoria. Known family are...
    1. Thomas SANGSTER, b. 1890, Warragul, Victoria, d. 1 Jul 1942, At Sea "Montevideo Maru" (P.O.W.), S-W Pacific Ocean, m. 1913 to Stella Jane CADD 1892-1988. Thomas was serving as a Staff Sgt, 2/22nd Australian Infantry Battalion, 2nd AIF on the Island of Rabaul when taken prisoner of war by the Japanese and died when his prison ship "Montevideo Maru" was sunk by an American submarine.
    2. Mary Ann SANGSTER, b. 1892, Warragul, Victoria, d. 1967, Queensland, m. Albert HEDLEY 1885-1962.
    3. George James SANGSTER, b. 1894, Warragul, Victoria, d. 1959, Victoria, m. Ruby McGHIE ......
    4. William Nicholson SANGSTER, b. 1897, Warragul, Victoria, d. 1960, Bendigo, Victoria, m. Hilda Emma BOND ......
    5. Margaret "Peg" SANGSTER, b. 1899, Branxholme, S-W Victoria, d. 1959, Melbourne, Vic., m. ...... BROWNE.
    6. Kathleen "May" SANGSTER, b. 1902, Merino, S-W Victoria, d. 1975, Melbourne, Vic., m. ...... KENNEDY.

  6. Joseph "Joe" LARKIN, b. 1874, Sandford, S-W Victoria, d. ..........., m. 190 in Victoria to Rebecca Barbara ROSS 1881-1904, b. Maldon, Victoria, d. Bendigo, Victoria. Joseph served with the 2nd Field Company Engineers, 1st AIF in France, returned home and............? Known family is...
    1. John LARKIN, b. 1900, d. 1900, Maldon, Victoria.
    2. Winifred LARKIN, b. 1901, Maldon, Victoria, d. 1963, Melbourne, Victoria, m. ....CROOKS.

  7. Michael Thomas LARKIN, b. 1876, Buangor, Victoria, d. 1957, Hamilton, S-W Victoria, m. 1901 in Hamilton, S-W Victoria to Emily Elizabeth BROWN 1881-1951, b. Branxholme, S-W Victoria, d. Geelong, Victoria. Known family of 8 from 1901 to 1923...
    1. Doris Mary LARKIN, b. 1901, Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. 1902, Wallacedale, S-W Victoria.
    2. Kathleen Verna LARKIN, b. 1903, Wallacedale, S-W Victoria, d. 1930, Hamilton, S-W Victoria, m. James Alphonsus FLYNN 1896-1933.
    3. Estelle Margaret LARKIN, b. 1908, Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. 1979, Frankston, Victoria, m. Herbert Wallace LOADER 1906-1974.
    4. Elma Goldstein LARKIN, b. 1910, Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. 1992, Hamilton, S-W Victoria, m. William James MURRAY 1904-1966.
    5. Norma Olive LARKIN, b. 1913, Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. 1974, Geelong, Victoria, m. Charles William LOADER 1912-1985.
    6. Leslie Thomas LARKIN, b. 1918, Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. 2003, Ballarat, Victoria, m. ......?...... Served in WW2 in the 2/4th Pioneer Battalion, 2nd AIF.
    7. Audrey Myrtle LARKIN, b. 1921, Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. 1980, Melbourne, Victoria, m. ...?...
    8. William Henry LARKIN, b. 1923, Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. 1979, Melbourne, Victoria, m. Mona CROUCH 1924-2000. Served in WW2 in the 2/21st Field Company, Engineers, 2nd AIF.

  8. Bridget (aka Margaret) LARKIN, b. 1878, Hamilton, S-W Victoria, d. 1925, Leongatha, Victoria.
    Bridget, under the guardianship of John BLAIR, attended school at Bahgallah, near Casterton in 1885.
    Bridget was first married in 1897 at Melbourne to Henry O'GRADY with two children Maggie (1898) & Victoria Maud (1901) who both died as infants. Bridget was granted a divorce for Henry in 1906 on the grounds of desertion.
    In 1907 in Melbourne she married agin, this time to Thomas Edward HOPE 1850-1928, b. Surrey, England, d. Leongatha, Victoria. No children. Bridget and Thomas HOPE are both buried in the Leongatha cemetery.

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