Person:Peter Roney (37)

  1. Peter Roney1828 - 1912
m. 8 Jun 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
Facts and Events
Name Peter Roney
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 17 Mar 1828 Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland
Immigration[2] abt 1854
Marriage 8 Jun 1856 Kyneton, Victoria, AustraliaChurch of England Parsanage,
to Sarah Brookman
Death[2][4][5] 13 Oct 1912 Goorambat, Benalla, Victoria, Australia
Burial[2] 15 Oct 1912 Longwood, Victoria, Australia
Occupation[2][3] Farmer, Labourer, Hotelier

Peter Roney was born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland on 17th March 1828 to Peter Patrick Roney and Alice Cromby. Peter emigrated to Australia in about 1854.

It is understood that Peter left his ship in Melbourne and proceeded to the gold fields recently discovered around Bendigo, Victoria. There is a belief that he didn't have permission to leave however he hasn't shown up on lists for sailors who jumped ship. Another piece of information is that he changed his name at some point. Two things that potentially link into that is that the common spelling of Roney is actually Rooney with double "o". The other interesting bit of information is that Peter and Sarah's eldest few children had their births registered with Crombie which is Peter's mother maiden name.

Peter Roney met Sarah Brookman at a home near Kyneton, Victoria, Australia where they were married in the Church of England Parsanage on the 8th June 1856.

Peter and Sarah owned four buildings in Diggora near Rochester, Victoria including a Hotel and also land in at Pannamooloo. They ended up selecting land near Euroa Victoria, clearing and selling firewood to Melbourne and raising stock.

The Roney family would participate in local events and on at least one occasion they hosted the annual Diggora and Warragamba Ploughing Match. This event was on their farm and was described on page 9 of the Argus newspaper on Thursday 7 August 1884;

Diggora Ploughing Match, on P. Roney's farm, about 10 miles from Elmore and seven miles from Rochester. The weather was fine and the attendance large. The ploughing was very good”

After Sarah's death in 1908 Peter lived at his daughter Catherine Frawley's house and he died there on the 13th October 1912 in Goorambat and is buried at the Longwood cemetery along with Sarah.

Image Gallery
  1. Marriage Roney Brookman, in Victoria, Australia. Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates. (Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages), 8 Jun 1856, Primary quality.

    Born Dundalk, Ireland
    28 at time of marriage in 1856
    Father: Peter or Patrick Roney
    Mother: Alice Cromby

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Death of Peter Roney, in Victoria, Australia. Birth, Death and Marriage Certificates. (Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages), 13 Oct 1912, Primary quality.

    Father: Patrick Roney, Farmer
    Born County Louth, Ireland
    58 years in Victoria

  3. Roney Brookman Commemorative Plaques.
  4. Roney Family Bible.
  5. At the home of his daughter Catherine Frawley