Following from my previous entry on Samuel ALLEYN (ALLEYNE/ALLEN), when I was in Australia recently I spent some time at Rookwood Cemetery, and intended to visit the graves of a number of Samuel Hyde and Mary A ALLEYN.
First, a brief summary of their children, and what I've determined of them so far:
1. Elizabeth ALLEYN (abt 1829-1894). Born Golden, Tipperary and arrived in Sydney a month ahead of the rest of the family in Feb 1850 on the 'Cornwall'. Married Michael MCGRATH at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney in 1851 (written ALLEN, NSW BDM V185145 97/1851) and had at least nine children between 1851 and 1870, most registered in Glebe. The index entry for their last child Bernard MCGRATH, registered in 1870 (3470/1870), shows her full name (Elizabeth ALLEYN) confirming her identity. Elizabeth died in Glebe in 1894 (5282/1894) and is buried at Rookwood Cemetery (Mortuary Mortuary 1, Area 3 Lot 5, Grave 5).
2. William Placid ALLEYN (1833 - 1907). Born 20 Jan 1833 in Golden, Tipperary (birth date from headstone) and arrived in Sydney with his parents in May 1850 on the 'Thetis'. He married Bridget MCNAMARA at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney in 1853 (V1853240 99/1853), and they had at least eight children between 1863 and 1874, registered in Glebe. William was a butcher, as described in 'The Glebe: Portraits and Place', Freda MacDonnell, published by Ure Smith, Sydney, 1975:
"Working hours were long but there were many pleasant aspects of life. Butchers of the period plied an intimate trade with their customers. William Alleyn, grandfather of Mrs Gale of Avona Avenue, Glebe owned a butcher's shop at the corner of Ross Street and St John's Road and other shops scattered throughout Glebe. Either Alleyn or his assistant, Tom, would go out with the 'cutting cart', rather like a large milk cart, with a cutting block screwed to the door. When the door was opened the block was secured by a chain to each side of the cart. All small orders could be met from the cutting cart, shoulders and legs of mutton, steaks of every kind, chops and roasts of beef. Flies attended the cavalcade in their thousands so the floor of the cart and the carcasses of meat were strewn with branches of the eucalyptus tree."
William died in 1907 registered in Marrickville (5589/1907), and is buried at Rookwood Cemetery (Mortuary Mortuary 2, Area C, Grave 227).
3. Ann ALLEYN (abt 1836 - 1910). Born in Golden, Tipperary and arrived in Sydney with her parents in May 1850 on the 'Thetis'. First married Charles WALKER at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney in 1856 (V1856365 101/1856), and they had at least one child - Samuel Henry WALKER born in Glebe in 1860 (2560/1860). It is not clear when Charles died, but Ann married John Joseph CONLON in Glebe in 1870 (624/1870) - her sister Ellen had married John's brother Michael five years earlier. Ann had at least four children with John from 1871-1880 registered in Sydney and Glebe. Ann died on 18 Mar 1910 in Glebe, and is buried at Rookwood Cemetery (Mortuary Mortuary 1, Area 3 Mon Block 11, Grave 24).
4. Samuel William ALLEYN (abt 1839 - 1901). IGI lists his name as Samuel William Lane Hyde ALLEYN. Born in Golden, Tipperary and arrived in Sydney with his parents in May 1850 on the 'Thetis'. Married Jane JAMES in Sydney in 1866 (694/1866). They had at least four children between 1867 and 1875, registered in Sydney. When their son 15 month old son Samuel died in 1873 their abode was given as 'off Crown St, Woolloomooloo'. Samuel's occupation was given as 'engine driver'. Samuel died in 1901, registered in Annandale. He is buried with his father at Rookwood Cemetery (Mortuary Mortuary 1, Area K, Grave 1850).
5. Ellen Teresa ALLEYN (abt 1845 - 5 Mar 1902). Born in Golden, Tipperary and arrived in Sydney with her parents in May 1850 on the 'Thetis'. Married Michael Joseph CONLON at St Mary's Cathedral, Sydney in 1865 (1865/563) - her sister Ann married his brother John Joseph five years later. They had thirteen children between 1866 and 1891 (only three daughters survived to adulthood) (Mortuary Mortuary 1 and lived at 20 Broughton Rd Glebe. She died in that home on 5 Mar 1902 and was buried at Rookwood Cemetery, Area 3 Mon Block 11, Grave 30).
6. Mary ALLEYN (abt 1848 - ?). Born in Golden, Tipperary and arrived in Sydney with her parents in May 1850 on the 'Thetis'. In 1870 she was a witness at her sister Ellen's wedding, listed as 'Mary Allen'. I have not uncovered her fate.
It appears that Samuel and Mary had no further children between their arrival in 1850 and his death in 1854.