Annie Geraghty (officially listed as Kate in the NSW immigration record) was born in the town of Roscommon, in County Roscommon Ireland around 1869. Her father Patrick was born in 1829 and her mother Kate Moran was born around 1837. Patrick’s parents were Michael Geraghty and Anne Naughton born in the 1700s. Annie (Kate) Moran was born in Correal, Athleague in County Roscommon to Nicholas and Anne (Kate) Moran.
Conversations with my father’s cousin Tim Corley confirm that the family lived in Church Street/Goff Street Roscommon opposite the original Catholic Church.
Annie had eight brothers and one sister. Four of her brothers Peter, Patrick Vincent and Martin departed from Plymouth in 1888-9 aboard the Oroya. Their ship sailed to New South Wales calling in at Albany, Adelaide and Melbourne before arriving in Sydney on 10 May 1889. (Victoria, Australia Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists 1839-1923).
She married Francis Corley who worked as a stone mason on the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Suva, Fiji. He also worked on the Catholic Church in Port Macquarie, NSW.
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