Kitty McHugo departed Dublin 26 June 1849 in "Australasia". She received permission to marry on 9 Sept 1851 to Charles McKenna, a free settler who had arrived in "Equestrian".
BIRTH 31 Aug 1878
McKENNA.—On August 9, at Kangaroo Valley, the wife of Charles McKenna, of a daughter.
McKENNA - MACKRELL - On March 4, at St. Joseph's Church, by the Rev P. R. Hennebry, Charles, eldest son of the late Charles McKenna, of Kangaroo Valley, to Mary, youngest daughter of the late Edward Mackrell, of Kangaroo Valley.
McKENNA. -On August 17, 1904, at the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. A. Tulloch, 67 Montpelier-road, Catherine, relict of the late Charles McKenna (Kangaroo Valley), aged 70 years. R.I.P.
Funeral will move from St. Joseph's Church at 2.30 Tomorrow (Friday) Afternoon.
MCKENNA.—On the 23rd August,(1875) suddenly, at his late residence, Kangaroo Valley, Charles McKenna,aged 57 years.
McKENNA.—On the 24th August, at his residence, Kangaroo Valley, suddenly, of heart disease, Mr. Charles McKenna, in his 57th year. The funeral will move from his late residence, on Friday, 27th August, at half-past 1 o'clock, when friends are respectfully invited to attend. R.I.P.
CORONER'S INQUEST. (26 Aug 1875) -An inquest was held by Mr. H. Bilton, J.P., at New Town yesterday, upon the body of Charles McKenna, aged 57, who was found dead in his bed on the morning of the 24th instant. Margaret McKenna, daughter of the deceased, deposed to finding her father dead when sho took him his breakfast on the morning of the 24th. Dr. Butler said he had made a post mortem examination of the body, from which he was of opinion that deceased had died from disease of the heart. A verdict in accordance with the medical testimony was returned.
McKenna. —On Feb. 14, (1878) at Hobart Town, Margaret Theresa, third daughter of the late Mr Charles McKenna, of Kangaroo Valley, aged 18 years and 9 months.
In: The Mercury Supplement
Friday, July 6. (1888)
Before the Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Dodds, and Mr. Justice Adams,
McKenna v. McKenna.
The Solicitor-General (instructed by Messrs, Roberts and Allport) for the plaintiff; Mr. A. M. Ritchie (instructed by Messrs, Crisp and Crisp) for the defendant. This was an appeal against a decision of Mr. Justice Adams, given in Chambers, refusing to grant an injunction restraining the present defendant from proceeding with an action of ejectment against the plaintiff, Catherine McKenna. The facts of the case were as follow : Charles McKenna, the elder, owned 21 acres at Long Bay, and died intestate. His widow, Catherine McKenna, obtained administration of his estate as administratrix, and was registered as proprietor of the land under the Real Property Act. As widow she was entitled to a third of her husband's estate, and her children (eight in number), to the remaining two-thirds. In pursuance of an arrangement entered into with her eldest son (Charles McKenna) that he should support her for her life, she conveyed the property to him, and he obtained a certificate of title in his own name. Charles McKenna.jun., made a will, leaving all his real estate to his wife, the defendant, Mary McKenna. He afterwards died, and his
widow, in her turn, became registered as proprietor of the land. She thrice called upon Mrs. Kenna, sen., who had always remained in possession of the land, to give up possession, and commenced an action of ejectment against her. Mrs. Catherine McKenna, widow of Charles McKenna, sen., and her children, then filed a bill in Equity to restrain the action of ejectment, and alleged that the transfer to Charles McKenna, jun., had been obtained through fraud. An application was made to Mr. Justice Adams in Chambers for an injunction to restrain the action, but he
refused to grant it. At the last sittings of the Court the present defendant, Mary McKenna, obtained judgment against Catherine McKenna, who now with the other plaintiffs appealed against Mr. Justice Adams' decision, and applied for an Injunction to stop any further action on the part of Mary McKenna from ejecting Catharine McKenna from possession. In Chambers, Mr. Justice Adams held that Mrs. McKenna, sen., did not come Into Court with clean hands, inasmuch as she had transferred the land to her son Charles McKenna, The Solicitor-General opened the argument at length. Mr. Ritchie having replied, a suggestion was made, by which a conditional arrangement was come to, that Mrs. McKenna, sen., should be allowed to remain in possession of the land for her life, and that after her death the property might be divided equally amongst all the parties. It was arranged that the case should stand over until it was mentioned again.