Person:Ellen Roney (12)

Ellen Louisa Roney
Facts and Events
Name Ellen Louisa Roney
Gender Female
Birth[1][4] 1 Aug 1870 Diggora West, Victoria, AustraliaDiggorran
Marriage 28 DEC 1886 Nagambie, VIC, AustraliaCatholic Church
to James Thomas O'Sullivan
Death[2][3] 26 Apr 1940 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Burial[2] 27 Apr 1940 Rockwood Cemetery

Ellen Louisa Roney was born in Diggorran, near Rochester in Victoria, Australia on the 1st August 1870, to Peter Roney and Sarah Brookman. Ellen was born seventh of twelve children to Peter Roney (1828-1912) and Sarah Brookman (1835-1908).

Ellen was 16 when she married James O'Sullilvan at the Catholic Church in Nagambie, Victoria, Australia on the 28th December 1886.

Ellen and Jim had their first child, Patrick in Rochester, Victoria and then by looking at the birth locations of the fist four children you can see that within a ten year period they moved slowly north from Rochester Victoria to Urana, New South Wales, before stopping in Junee in New South Wales where most of their eleven children were born. This move north was occurring at a time when Victoria and New South Wales were still separate colonies, coming together as the Nation of Australia in 1901. Jim and Ellen continued north to eventually settle in Sydney with all of their family, bar the eldest, Patrick who had a family in Junee by this time.

Ellen lived 9 years past her husband, and died on the 26th April 1940 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Image Gallery
  1. Birth of Ellen Roney, in Victoria, Australia. Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates. (Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages), Primary quality.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Burial of Ellen O'Sullivan, in O'Sullivan Burial Cards, 27 Apr 1940, Primary quality.
  3. Death of Ellen O'Sullivan, in New South Wales, Australia. Registry of births, deaths & marriages. (Department of Justice, New South Wales Government), 12891/1940, 26 Apr 1940, Primary quality.
  4. Roney Family Bible.