Margaret O'Sullivan was born on 4 May 1855 Lisnaboy Upper near Cullen, Millstreet, Cork the eldest child of Cornelius 26 and Margaret Hickey 24. She came out to Sydney Australia with her sister Mary arriving on 1 July 1880 and was soon joined by her younger sisters Hanora and Julia.
Margaret married Thomas Nolan on 22 November 1884 in Sydney, New South Wales and had sons Thomas, Francis, George, Sidney, William and daughter Margaret at Sydney, before moving to Rosebank (Near Murrwillumbah northern NSW). Here she had son Frederick. Another daughter Annie born in 1906 to her daughter Margaret Josephine..
In 1906 son Francis drew a farm near Stokers Siding Murwillumbah as the district opened up, which they called 'Cullen' after her home place in Ireland. Thomas and Margaret's marriage broke down by 1915 where Thomas, together with young Margaret, Annie, William and Fred moved to Leeton in southern NSW via Ungarie near West Wyalong. Margaret lived at the Stokers Siding farm with young Thomas (who also died in 1937), Frank, George and Sidney. She died on 9 December 1938 at the age of 83.
Both George and Sidney enlisted for WW1, with George being awarded the Military Medal in May 1918 at Le Hamel France and who served from 1915-1919, including Gallipoli. Sidney was killed on 7 January 1918 at Messines Ridge in Belgium.
Update 24SEPT2018: Ancestry DNA testing has now linked Australia back to Ireland with the current day family of Margarets brother Timothy. The Great Nephew of Margaret is Timothy also, and his father who is still with us, also named Timothy, as was his father before him. A booklet highlighting the modern family has been sent to myself and we are in regular contact !
|Date of Birth||4th May 1855|
|Date of Death||1st Dec 1938|