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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.<ref> Dorothy Wickham, ''Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009</ref>  
 
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.<ref> Dorothy Wickham, ''Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009</ref>  
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According to the birth certificate of James Brady registration number #237, James was born on 2nd August 1854 at Ballarat. His father Hugh Brady was a storekeeper, aged 35 years from County Cavan, and his mother was Margaret Baker aged 29 from Cork Ireland. Hugh and Margaret were married in 1853 at Ballarat and they had one living child. The registration was signed by Hugh Brady on 12 September 1854 at Ballarat. <ref>Research by Dorothy Wickham, September 2019. </ref>
  
 
Hugh Brady died on 10 February 1861, <ref> Dorothy Wickham, ''Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009</ref> aged 41<ref>Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. ''The Eureka Encyclopaedia'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004..</ref>, 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.<ref> Dorothy Wickham, ''Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009</ref>
 
Hugh Brady died on 10 February 1861, <ref> Dorothy Wickham, ''Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009</ref> aged 41<ref>Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. ''The Eureka Encyclopaedia'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004..</ref>, 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.<ref> Dorothy Wickham, ''Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854'', Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009</ref>

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Katholisch Kapelle aus den Gravel Pit Lunis 3u Ballarat Januav 1854 by William Strutt. State Library of Victoria Collection (H12532)
Henry Winkles, Untitled [inside view of tent], 1850s, watercolour, pencil on paper.
Courtesy Art Gallery of Ballarat, Purchased with funds from the Colin Hicks Caldwell Bequest, 2004.

Background

Hugh Brady was born in 1819 at County Cavan, Ireland, the son of John and Julia Brady. Hugh Brady/O’Brady married Margaret Baker 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.[1]

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.[2]

According to the birth certificate of James Brady registration number #237, James was born on 2nd August 1854 at Ballarat. His father Hugh Brady was a storekeeper, aged 35 years from County Cavan, and his mother was Margaret Baker aged 29 from Cork Ireland. Hugh and Margaret were married in 1853 at Ballarat and they had one living child. The registration was signed by Hugh Brady on 12 September 1854 at Ballarat. [3]

Hugh Brady died on 10 February 1861, [4] aged 41[5], 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.[6]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Hugh Brady seconded the proposal made by Peter Lalor regarding the resolution for the Ballarat Reform League.[7] Brady was a member of the Ballarat Reform League. [8]


Relations Matthew McCormick and Hugh Brady were thought to be present at the close of the Eureka Stockade battle on 03 December 1854 so probably attended the scene together.[9]


Hugh and Margaret Brady's son, James, was four months old and in his parents' tent during the Eureka Stockade battle. James later moved to Minyip where he selected land.[10]

MR. JAMES HUGH BRADY - Minyip's oldest resident, Mr. James Hugh Brady, passed away at his residence, Main-street, Minyip, on Wednesday morning, July 20, after a brief illness. The deceased was born in a tent at Eureka (Ballarat) in 1854, and would have celebrated his 84th birthday next month. He was four months old when the Eureka Stockade riots took place, and was in the stockade hostilities, and, as he often remarked, did plenty of yelling during that period. The pistol his father used during the riot is still in the possession of the family. He went to Minyip in 1874, and helped build the first store, and then settled on a block 2 1/2 miles from Minyip, in the then wilderness, later selling the block and taking up his trade, which he carried on until about seven years ago, when he retired. The business was then carried on by his son. His cheerful and happy disposition and his straight dealings as a business man earned him the friendship and respect of everybody in the town and district, and his many friends mourn the passing of a highly esteemed personality. He is survived by his widow and three sons and a daughter — Herbert James (Sydney), John Hugh (Minyip), Kathleen Veronica (Mrs. V. B. Taylor, Donald), and Terence Mark (Minyip). Another daughter (Lilian Margaret) is deceased. On the Thursday, prior to the funeral, Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick's Church, Rev. Fr. Bushell being the celebrant. The attendance at the funeral was one of the largest seen at Minyip, and a large number of floral tributes were received from far and wide/[11]

Post 1854 Experiences

Samuel Thomas Gill, Recovery of stray horses announced, c1852, watercolour and gum arabic on paper.
Art Gallery of Ballarat, gift of Mr. Tony Hamilton and Miss. S.E. Hamilton, 1967.
Samuel Thomas Gill, Dangerously Suspicious, c1852, watercolour and gum arabic on paper.
Art Gallery of Ballarat, gift of Mr. Tony Hamilton and Miss. S.E. Hamilton, 1967.

Hugh Brady ran a store at Magpie.[12]

A STRANGE OCCURRENCE.- On Monday last Mr Hugh Brady, a storekeeper on Terrible Gully, missed a horse from his stable. This circumstance was a far too unwelcome one to be passed over quietly, and every means were taken to detect the thief in case of its having been stolen, and discover the animal had it merely strayed away. All proved unavailing to discover the horse, when some parties went to a deserted shaft 100 yards from the store, about 30 feet deep and only three feet wide at the top, and at the bottom was found whole and sound and without any injury whatever, the errant brute. The horse was got out with some difficulty, but strange to say without the slightest damage.[13]

Obituary

FUNERAL NOTICE.- The friends of the late Mr HUGH BRADY are respectfully requested to follow his remains to the place of interment the Ballarat Cemetery. The funeral procession to move from his late residence, New Chum Gully, White Horse Hill this day, at two o'clock p.m.[14]

Newsworthy

THE CANADIAN MEETING.
(To the Editor of the Star.)
Sir,-In the Times of to-day appeared a letter, signed "Hugh Brady," headed by a scurrilous article, on the subject of the meeting on the Canadian. Allow me to tell you, and through your widely spread journal, to inform your readers, that though a Mr Anderson fathered its veracity, and the late editor of the happily deceased Trumpeter hatched it, it is from beginning to end more false, if possible, than it is malicious, and savors extremely of a degraded press, especially when such men are permitted to use their pens for the disseminations of gross untruths.
Yours truly,
S. G. CLARKE Ballarat, 25th July, 1857.[15]


WANTED, two working shareholders in a grant, that will realise above £4 per week per man; to advance about £50 for a few weeks. Apply at Brady's Store, White Horse Gully.[16]

See also

Ballarat Reform League

Margaret Baker (later Brady)

Dennis Keys

Matthew McCormick

Further Reading

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

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. Research by Dorothy Wickham, September 2019.
  4. Dorothy Wickham, Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009
  5. Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004..
  6. Dorothy Wickham, Women of the Diggings: Ballarat 1854, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2009
  7. Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  8. Geelong Advertiser, 2 December 1854
  9. West Australian, 05 December 1904.
  10. Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  11. The Advocate, 11 August 1938.
  12. Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.
  13. Ballarat Star, 03 March 1858.
  14. Ballarat Star, 18 February 1861.
  15. Ballarat Star, 27 July 1857.
  16. Ballarat Star, 11 June 1858.

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