Edmund Sinnot

Male Abt 1841 - 1899  (~ 58 years)


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  • Name Edmund Sinnot 
    Born Abt 1841  Carne, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Address:
    Bunarge 
    Christened 27 Sep 1841  Carne, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Apr 1899  Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Address:
    the Belmore Hotel 
    Buried 10 Apr 1899  Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    the Roman Catholic Cemetery 
    Probate 3 Jul 1899  Gulgong, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 254540FAC48748149E80538BD6A1425A5A40 
    Person ID I3777  Treefive
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2013 

    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 


    • Although Edmund was baptised on 27 Sep 1841, according to the Lady’s Island baptism register,  his Australian death certificate says that he was 68 (i.e. born about 1831) when he died in 1899. It is likely that Edmund’s details were not known to his associates, and no family members were present at this death.
       
      Edmund and his brother William 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 Edmund and William 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 1881 Edmund Sinnott sued his uncle William Sinnott in Melbourne to recover a debt only to find the old man claiming insolvency on the basis that he had gifted his ships to his daughter Mary Agnes Hockin and had no assets left in his own name.  William was then living with his eldest married daughter in Powlett Street, East Melbourne with all his remaining young children.
       
      Edmund’s death certificate gives his occupation as gold miner.  He died in 1899 at the Belmore Hotel in Gulgong, New South Wales.  He was buried on 10 April 1899 at the Roman Catholic cemetery in Gulgong.  The probate documents paint a picture of a man on his own, with family far away,and only one person who knew him at all, and that was for only 12 months.  The executor of Edmund’s will was the doctor who attended to him when he was dying.
       
      Edmund’s will
       
      This is the last Will and Testament of me, Edmund Sinnott of Gulgong, in the colony of New South Wales, miner, made this ninth day of April, one thousand, eight hundred and ninety nine.
      I give, devise and bequeath to my brothers and sisters now surviving, children of Robert Sinnott of Bunarge, County Wexford, Ireland, farmer, all moneys that may be in my possession or that may be to my credit in any Bank at the time of my death, to be equally divided amongst them, after all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses are paid and I hereby appoint Dr John Laing Martin McCreadie of Gulgong aforesaid, sole executor of this my will.
       
      Witnesses to the will were Samuel Trevenen Bishop and John Robert Fletcher.
       
      Edmund’s probate documents
       
      Included in the probate documents was a schedule of Edmund’s estate and effects. He had 212 pounds in a current account at the Government Savings Bank, Gulgong and 34 pounds on deposit.  His only other assets were plant and tools worth one pound 3 shillings.  His debts were seven pounds for burial charges, plus his hotel bill, doctor’s fee and will, a total of four pounds 16 shillings.
       
      Among the affidavits lodged with the application for probate of Edmund’s will were these:
       
      By John Robert Fletcher on 26 May 1899:
      1.         On or about the seventh day of April last past a man whom I had frequently seen but whose name I did not know came to my hotel ill was attended by a doctor there and afterwards died at my hotel at Gulgong aforesaid on the ninth day of April last past.
      2.         Before his death the man aforesaid requested me to act as one of the attesting witnesses to his will and he then informed me that his name was Edmund Sinnott and after his death I saw his dead body on the ninth day of April last past.
       
      By John Laing Martin McCreadie, medical practitioner, on 13 June 1899:
      1.          The above named deceased departed this life at Gulgong in the Colony aforesaid on or about the ninth day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine having first duly made and published his last will and testament in writing dated the ninth day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety nine whereby he appointed me this deponent sole executor thereof.
      2.         The document produced and shown to me at the time of swearing this my affidavit and marked by me by signing my name in the margin thereof is I believe the last will and testament of the above named deceased and the attesting witnesses thereto are Samuel Trevenen Bishop and John Robert Fletcher.
      3.         The said deceased had whilst living and at the time of his death estate and effects within the Colony of New South Wales.
      4.         I will pay all the just debts and legacies of the deceased so far as the effects and estate of the said deceased will extend and the law bind me and I will render a just and true account of my administration thereof unto the Registry of the Suprem eCourt within twelve months from the date of grant of Probate herein.
      5.          The said estate and effects are under the value of two hundred and fifty two pounds.
       
      By Henry James Falconer on 23 May 1899:
      1.         On or about Sunday the ninth day of April last past I saw one Edmund Sinnott at John Robert Fletcher’s Belmore Hotel at Gulgong aforesaid and he then appeared to me to be very ill.
      2.         I had known the said Edmund Sinnott for about twelve months by that name and was well acquainted with him.
      3. I am informed and believe that the said Edmund Sinnott died at the said hotel on or about the ninth day of April last past.

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

    2. [S2722] BIR129 Birth Sinnot, Edmond, BIR129., about 1841.

    3. [S3095] BAP056 Baptism - Lady's Island baptism register extract, BAP056., 27 September 1841; Edmond Sinnot.

    4. [S870] DTH143 Death Sinnott, Edmund, DTH143.

    5. [S2783] DTH063 Death Sinnott, Edmund, DTH063., Edmund Sinnott; 5753/1899; Gulgong; 1899.