John Joseph Sinnott[1]

Male 1861 - 1897  (36 years)


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  • Name John Joseph Sinnott 
    Born 1861  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Address:
    Emerald Hill 
    Gender Male 
    _FSFTID LW95-1NB 
    _UID 2B36A847E5AA463980706B640CC056A4E3B2 
    Died 27 Oct 1897  Calcutta, Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried 28 Oct 1897  Moorgheehatta, Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Lower Circular Road 
    Person ID I84  Treefive
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2016 

    Father William Sinnott,   b. 1815, Carne, County Wexford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1898, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Sarah Jane Richardson,   b. 31 May 1837, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1872, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1854  Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Louisa Marian Stoddart,   b. Abt 1874,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Feb 1892  Calcutta, Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Address:
    Dharmatala 
    Children 
     1. William John Sinnott,   b. 29 Oct 1893, Calcutta, Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1962, Calcutta, Bengal, India Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • John Joseph was born in 1861 at Emerald Hill, Melbourne in Victoria. Nothing is known of his childhood.
      John Joseph Sinnott and Louisa Marian Stoddart were married by banns on 24 Feb 1892 at Dhurimtolla, Bengal. John was a bachelor age 30, and Louisa a spinster age 18. At that time John Joseph was living on the ship ‘Valiant’, and Louisa was at 2 British Indian Street. Witnesses to the marriage were Jno McQueen and Francis Ruffin. The latter was possibly Francis John Ruffin, Master Mariner and Commander of the steamship 'Naderi'.

      Louisa Marian was born about 1874. She probably had Irish origins - she is said to have had a brother Joe, an Irishman, and the name Stoddart occurs in Ireland. It seems likely that any Irish blood came from her father Thomas Stoddart, who married (3 times) and had children in India.

      John Joseph and Louisa’s only child, William John, was born on 29 Oct 1893 at Dhurumtolla, a neighbourhood in Calcutta, now spelt Dharmatala.

      John Joseph always worked with merchant shipping. After passing an Ordinary Examination, was granted a Colonial Certificate of Competency as Master on 27 Aug 1894 at Calcutta. At that time he was living at 74 Wellesley St, Calcutta.

      In 1897 he was assistant harbour master at Calcutta. He died on 27 Oct 1897 at the age of 36 as a result of an accident on board his ship at Calcutta, and was buried on 28 Oct 1897 at Lower Circular Road in Calcutta. Louisa re-married in Calcutta in the early 1900s to Charles Edward Long.

      William John Sinnott and Olga Muriel Murdoch married by licence on 18 Jun 1928 at St John’s Church, Sealdah, Calcutta. Sealdah is now most well-known as a major railway station in Calcutta. William was 36, a bachelor, and worked as a driver for the Eastern Bengal Railway. Olga was a widow, age 27. Her parents were Samuel Robert and Janet Maude (nee Sherd) Hancock. William and Olga were both living at Calcutta when they married. The witnesses to the marriage were Joseph Stoddart (possibly the brother of William’s mother Louisa) and Samuel Robert Hancock.

      William was a mail driver and retired from the Railways in 1945. In 1962, he entered the St Joseph's Home for the Aged, 2 Lower Circular Rd, Calcutta. He may have been admitted through the influence of his aunt Christina, known as Sister Emmanuelle of Little Sisters of the Poor. This group ran the Home. William did not like it and returned to his home. He was killed in a car crash shortly after, and was buried in the same grave as his father.

      Olga was born and lived in India. She had relatives in Perth, Sydney (Muriel Preston) and Melbourne. She had adopted a baby boy, Sydney, during the life of her first husband William Murdoch. After William died in 1962, Olga moved into St Joseph's Home for the Aged in Calcutta on 15 July 1963, and her son Sydney Murdoch later joined her there. Olga lived at the Home until she died on 13 Jan 1991.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1078] TRE099 Family tree (gedcom) - Ward database 17 May 2013 (Karel Saint), TRE099.

    2. [S1051] BIR107 Birth Sinnott, John Joseph, BIR107.

    3. [S1855] ancestry.com Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922.

    4. [S3176] BIR Birth Index Victoria, Australia, John Joseph Sinnott; 18293; Emerald Hl; 1861; William Sinnott and Sarah Jane Richardson.

    5. [S859] DTH142 Death notice Sinnott, John Joseph, DTH142., Death notice for John Joseph Sinnott; 11 December 1897; page 1.

    6. [S2846] DTH248 Death Sinnott, John Joseph, DTH248.

    7. [S293] MAR014 Marriage Sinnott, William and Richardson, Sarah Jane, MAR014.

    8. [S2991] MAR157 Marriage Sinnott, John Joseph and Stoddart, Louisa Marian, MAR157.

    9. [S5198] MAR findmypast British India Office Ecclesiastical Returns - Marriages.