William Sinnot

Male Abt 1846 - 1878  (~ 32 years)


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  • Name William Sinnot 
    Born Abt 1846  Carne, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Address:
    Bunarge 
    Christened 30 Apr 1846  Carne, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 017D2C76851F45848B6B3F1F854236CBA91B 
    Died 1878 
    Person ID I3738  Treefive
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2016 

    Father Robert Sinnott,   b. Abt 1798, Carne, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1884, Carne, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Mary Meyler,   b. Abt May 1809, Carne, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1830  County Wexford, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • William and his brother Edmund arrived in Melbourne, Australia in 1867 on 10 June on the ship Hahnemann from Liverpool. 

      In 1978 the Wexford People newspaper published an extract for a letter from William and Edmund from the address of their uncle William Sinnott at Emerald Hill, Melbourne Australia:
       
      "Dear father and mother, you will be glad to hear that we arrived safely in Australia after a disagreeable voyage of 115 days. We have been up with uncle William to the diggins, but could not get any gold, and have come down to Melbourne again where we expect to get employment"

      In the census of England on 2 April 1871, William and his sisters Mary and Eliza were recorded as visitors at Broad Street Catholic Chapel House in Chipping Sodbury, the residence of his uncle Michael (Dom Placid).  Michael was also there.
       
      Nothing more is known of William’s life. He was said to be in training to be a priest, but died young, probably in 1878.  Gary Sinnott made a transcription while at Churchtown Cemetery in the 1990s: "Kate Sinnott of Bunarge who died 1878. also Eliza - Sister Nan [Mary] Francis who died 1876. Also William died 1878. Also John died 1880. Brothers and sisters."  The exact wording is uncertain.  The headstone is most likely a memorial, rather than marking a burial, as Eliza (a nun) was probably buried where she worked as a nun, John was buried with his Murphy in-laws in the Lady's Island cemetery, and William was last known to be in England in 1871.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1625] BAC050 Lady's Island registers, BAC050.

    2. [S2726] BIR133 Birth Sinnot, William, BIR133., about 1846.