Person:George Roney (23)

     
George Patrick Roney
m. 8 June 1856
  1. Dan Roney1858 - 1927
  2. Annie Jane Roney1860 - 1920
  3. Harry Roney1862 - 1931
  4. Emily Maria Roney1864 - 1915
  5. Sarah Alice Roney1866 - 1944
  6. Catherine Winifred Roney1868 - 1934
  7. Ellen Louisa Roney1870 - 1940
  8. Michael Gabriel Roney1872 - 1946
  9. Elizabeth Miriam Roney1874 - 1876
  10. George Patrick Roney1876 - 1933
  11. Valentina Mary Roney1878 - 1963
  12. William Roney1880 - 1880
m. 30 JUL 1904
  1. Peter Roney1904 - 1904
  2. Joseph Edward Roney1905 - 1975
  3. George James Roney1907 - 1945
  4. Johanna Winifred Roney1908 - 1968
  5. Mathew Roney1910 -
  6. Patrick John Roney1912 - 2000
  7. Ellen Margaret Roney1919 - 1994
Facts and Events
Name George Patrick Roney
Gender Male
Birth[1] 29 MAR 1876 Diggora West, Victoria, Australia
Marriage 30 JUL 1904 Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australiato Mary Ellen (Ellen) Bowe
Death[2] 1 May 1933 Hillston, New South Wales, Australia
Burial[2] 2 May 1933 Hillston, New South Wales, AustraliaHillston Cemetery

George Patrick Roney was born on the 29th March 1876 in Diggora, near Rochester in Victoria, Australia. George was born tenth of twelve children to Peter Roney and Sarah Brookman.

George was a blacksmith by trade and he is described as Height: 187 cm, weight: 76 kg (1914), fair hair, blue eyes, fair complexion when he enlisted in Diggora, to the 5th Victorian Mounted Rifles and sailed on the 15th February 1901 to the Boer War, where from March 1901 - March 1902 he was in east Transvaal and Natal frontier under Beatson then Pulteney, including a costly defeat at Wilmansrust where 18 were killed and 42 wounded, the heaviest casualties of any Australian contingent (12 June 1901), and a successful intervention at Onverwacht (4 January 1902). George returned to Australia on the 25th April 1902 on the St Andrew.

He is also known to have been in trouble stealing horses along with his brother Michael.

George also has his surname spelt Rooney throughout his life. When looking at information from Ireland Rooney is certainly the more common spelling of this name and this may be the reason for the change in spelling.

References
  1. Roney Family Bible.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Email from Jean Bennett to Jeffrey Lehrer, Secondary quality.

    I have found and can confirm date and place of death and burial for George.

    George Rooney died on 1st May, 1933 at Hillston NSW , aged 57 and was buried in Hillston Cem. on 2nd May, 1933
    (ref. courtesy of Presbytery St. Joseph's Church, Hillston.)

    George Rooney was buried in Hillston Cem. 2nd May, 1933, aged 57.
    (ref. Manager of Hillston Cemetery records)

    From Shepparton