John Cunningham1

M, #327, b. 3 October 1814, d. 16 December 1857
FatherWilliam Cunningham2
MotherMargaret Sullivan2 b. 18 Aug 1792
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Keith Graham Bassett
Last Edited22 Jan 2015
Baptism*3 October 1814 Cloyne, Cork, Ireland;
John Cunningham
Parents: Wm Cunningham & Margt Sullivan, Cloyne
Sponsors: John McCraith & Allicia Nason1 
Immigration*14 August 1840 "Lady Clarke", Sydney, NSW, Australia;
John Cunningham

Unmarried Male Immigrant

Arrived by the Ship: Lady Clarke
Brought out by: J Marshall
Native of: Cloyne - Co. of Cork - Son of William (Hatter) and Margaret his wife
Calling: Labourer
Age: 20 Years
Persons certifying Registry of Baptism: No certificate
Character, and Person certifying the same: John Kennifuh & Daniel Fenton both of Cloyne
State of bodily health, strength, and probable usefulness: Good
Religion: Roman Catholic
Remarks: reads and writes
No Complaint

To Agricultural Company3,4 
Marriage*9 November 1851 Bathurst, NSW, Australia;
I, John Cunningham do hereby declare that I am a Member of, or hold Communion with the Roman Catholic Church
I, Ellen Connell do hereby declare that I am a Member of, or hold Communion with the Roman Catholic Church
I, Jerome Keating of Bathurst Minister of Bathurst do hereby certify that
John Cunningham of Belleview
and Ellen Connell of Belleview
were joined together in wedlock by me, on the 9th day of November, 1851, at Bathurst
In the presence of
Michael O'Donnel, his mark of Bellview
Catherine Connell, her mark
John Cunningham
Ellen Connell, her mark;Bride=Ellen Connell5 
Birth of Daughter6 January 1852 Queen Charlotte's Vale, NSW, Australia;
Note - Queen Charlotte's Vale is now known as Perthville (12kms from Bathurst);Principal=Margaret Cunningham6 
Death of DaughterMay 1853 Queen Charlotte's Vale, NSW;Principal=Margaret Cunningham7,6 
Birth of Son15 June 1853 Queen Charlotte's Vale, NSW, Australia;
Note - Queen Charlotte's Vale is now known as Perthville (12kms from Bathurst);Principal=John Cunningham6 
Birth of Daughter22 February 1855 Caloola (near Bathurst), NSW, Australia;Principal=Margaret Cunningham6 
Birth of Son25 June 1857 Caloola (nr Bathurst), NSW, Australia;
Surname: Cunningham
Given names: Unknown (William added after registration)
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: 25th June, 1857
Place of Birth: Caloola

Parents of Child
Surname: Cunningham
Given names: John
Occupation: Shepherd
Age: 31 years
Place of birth: County Cork, Ireland
Surname: Connall
Given names: Ellen
Age: 21 years
Place of birth: born County Cork

Date of marriage: 1851
Place of marriage: Bathurst
Previous children of marriage: John 4, Margaret 2, 1 female deceased

Informant: John Cunningham, Father, (Shepherd) Caloola, County of Bathurst;Principal=William Cunningham8 
Death*16 December 1857 Caloola (nr Bathurst), NSW, Australia;
Name: John Cunninghame
Date of Death: 16/12/1857
Place: Caloola, near Bathurst NSW
Occupation: Shepherd
Sex: Male
Age: 31
Place of Birth: County Cork Ireland
Time in Aust Colonies: 17 years in NSW

Father: William Cunninghame
Occupation: Hat Maker
Mother: Margaret Sullivan

Place of Marriage: Bathurst NSW
Age at Marriage: 26
Name of Spouse: Ellen Connall
Children of Marriage: John 4, Margaret 2, William 5m living, 1 girl dead

Informant: Michl Kent (his mark), Ship mate, farmer, Wardell near Bathurst, certified by George Larna.... (remainder of surname caught in binding), farmer and grazier, tenant, Caloola near Bathurst

Cause of Death: Unspecified
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant:
Date Last Seen:

Date of Burial: 18/12/1857
Place of Burial: Bathurst
Minister & Religion: J Phelan, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: Kerr and Rae
Witnesses: Michael Kent, Thomas Flood
Registered: 17/12/1857 Bathurst2 


Ellen Connell b. 1833, d. 25 Dec 1888


  1. [S1534] Susanna Russell, "Mallow Heritage Centre."
  2. [S1294] NSW Death Registration Transcription.
  3. [S1303] Passenger Ships arriving in Australasian Ports.
  4. [S1301] NSW Immigration Boards List.
  5. [S49] Marriage Certificate, John Cunningham & Ellen Connell.
  6. [S8] Bathurst Parish Records.
  7. [S17] Guess.
  8. [S1304] NSW Birth Certificate.
  9. [S110] NSW Birth V1852561 69/1852 - Margaret Cunningham.
  10. [S113] NSW Birth V18553018 72/1855 - Margaret Cunningham.