Margaret Baker

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Katholisch Kapelle aus den Gravel Pit Lunis 3u Ballarat Januav 1854 by William Strutt. State Library of Victoria Collection (H12532)

Background

Margaret Baker was born around 1830 at Cork, Ireland. She married Hugh Brady/O’Brady at St Alipius', Ballarat East, on 16 May 1853. The marriage is not registered in the Victorian registrations, but handwritten in the St Alipius' Registers.

Hugh and Margaret produced at least three children in Victoria: James Hugh (b.27 August 1854, Ballarat); John (b.12 February 1856, Ballarat); Hannah (b.1858, Ballarat). Their son, James, was baptised at St Alipius' with sponsors John Power and Ann Maguire. Another son, John, was baptised under the name O’Brady on 12 February 1856, the sponsors being James Keys and Bridget Holihan.[1]

Hugh Brady died on 10 February 1861 and was buried in the Ballaarat Old Cemetery on 18 February (CN 1 8). Margaret moved to Little Bendigo near Ballarat East. She died on 16 December 1876 aged 46, and was buried in the same grave as her husband.[2]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Hugh Brady was a miner who seconded the proposal made by Peter Lalor regarding a Ballarat Reform League resolution at the Monster Meetings in the lead up to the Eureka Riots of 3 December 1854. Hugh was born in County Cavan, Ireland, the son of John and Julia Brady. He immigrated to Australia coming to the Ballarat goldfields. He ran a store at Magpie near Ballarat where the family settled. [3]

Post 1854 Experiences

He is recorded on the 1855 Electoral Roll, under the electoral qualification of Miner’s Right.[4]

See also

Ballarat Reform League

Hugh Brady

Further Reading

Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.

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References

  1. Dorothy Wickham, Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009
  2. Dorothy Wickham, Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009
  3. Dorothy Wickham, Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009
  4. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.
  5. Wickham, D., Gervasoni, C. & Phillipson, W., Eureka Research Directory, Ballarat Heritage Services, 1999.

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