Charles DoughertyAbt 1851 - 1929 (~ 78 years)
Name Charles Dougherty Born Abt 1851 Fycorranagh, Leck, Donegal, Ireland
- Birth year calculated from death certificate.
Gender Male Immigration 15 Dec 1882 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia [1, 2] on the steamer Albany, leaving Portsmouth on 13 October 1882 and coming Steamer Albany in Brisbane Residence 1885 Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand Jane Street Residence 1890 Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand Residence 1905 Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand Occupation 1899-1909 Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand [3, 4, 5] coalminer Residence 1911 Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand Residence 1914 Ranfurly, Otago, New Zealand Obituary 1929 Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand [6, 7] New Zealand Tablet Will 28 Jan 1929 Ranfurly, Otago, New Zealand [8, 9] five days before his death,
- Charlie appointed as his executors his son-in-law Jock Kearney and his solicitor John Fraser, and made the following bequests:
--his furniture to his wife Sarah
--the rest of his property [above all his farm] to his sons Thin Charlie and Ben in equal shares as tenants in common, subject to the following payments:
--£300 [NZ$28,195 in 2014] per year to his wife Sarah, and, after Sarah's death
--£200 [NZ$18,796 in 2014] to his son Pat
--£50 [NZ$4700 in 2014] each to his married daughters and Sr Mary Alonzo, and
--£250 [NZ$23,500 in 2014] to his single daughters Lucy and Emily.
For stamp duty purposes, the estate was valued at £4221/16/2 [NZ$396,751 in 2014].
Died 2 Feb 1929 Ranfurly, Otago, New Zealand [10, 11] Cause: Pyelitis; myocarditis (5 days) Buried 3 Feb 1929 Ranfurly, Otago, New Zealand Charles and Sarah Dougherty grave, Ranfurly Land 22 Jan 2013 Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand Person ID I11 TreePKO1 Last Modified 27 Aug 2019
Father Patrick Dougherty, b. Bef 1820, d. Bef 1880, , Donegal, Ireland (Age ~ 60 years) Mother Annie Diver, b. 1808, , Donegal, Ireland , d. 10 Jul 1880, Corranagh, Leck, Donegal, Ireland (Age 72 years) Family ID F12 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Family Sarah Carney, b. Abt 1865, Ardaganny, Leck, Donegal, Ireland , d. 4 Sep 1929, Ranfurly, Otago, New Zealand (Age ~ 64 years) Married 30 Jul 1882 Letterkenny, Leck, Donegal, Ireland [12, 13] In Memoriam notice 28 Jul 1982 Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand  New Zealand Tablet Reunion 25-26 Jan 1986 Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand [15, 16] Reunion 7 Apr 2007 Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand  Children 1. Patrick Francis "Big Pat" Dougherty, b. 5 Jun 1883, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia , d. 10 Jun 1965, Gore, Southland, New Zealand (Age 82 years) 2. Annie Lavina Dougherty, b. 27 Aug 1885, Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand , d. 1 Jul 1965, Ranfurly, Otago, New Zealand (Age 79 years) 3. Mary Dougherty, b. 25 Jul 1887, Oamaru, Otago, New Zealand , d. 19 Oct 1969, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand (Age 82 years) 4. Charles Leo Edward "Thin Charlie" Dougherty, b. 23 Aug 1889, Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand , d. 29 Jun 1946, Ranfurly, Otago, New Zealand (Age 56 years) 5. Catherine "Kate" Dougherty, b. 13 Jul 1891, Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand , d. 8 Aug 1957, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand (Age 66 years) 6. Margaret Borena "Mag" Dougherty, b. 14 Jun 1893, Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand , d. 8 Aug 1976, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand (Age 83 years) 7. Edward Dougherty, b. 12 Jun 1895, Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand , d. 26 Dec 1899, Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand (Age 4 years) 8. Sarah Dougherty, b. 29 Jul 1897, Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand , d. 12 Jan 1988, Wellington, , New Zealand (Age 90 years) 9. Lucy "Lucy Scully" Dougherty, b. 28 Nov 1899, Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand , d. 17 Feb 1980, Ranfurly, Otago, New Zealand (Age 80 years) 10. Bernard "Ben" Dougherty, b. 3 Jul 1904, Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand , d. 1 Nov 1982, Auckland, , New Zealand (Age 78 years) 11. Emily "Emmy" Dougherty, b. 26 Sep 1907, Gimmerburn, Otago, New Zealand , d. 14 Jul 1977, Ranfurly, Otago, New Zealand (Age 69 years) Last Modified 13 Jun 2018 21:44:00 Family ID F6 Group Sheet | Family Chart
Event Map = Link to Google Earth
Photos Charles Dougherty, Annie and James Cusack (with girls Mary and Dora Cusack?)
Thought to be the wedding photo of Annie Dougherty and James Cusack. From an original now (2012) held by Patrick O'Neill, Canberra. Identified pre-1976 by my father and grandfather (both JS O'Neill). The daughters of James and the previous Annie Cusack (deceased 1897) were Mary (1887) and Dora (1893).
Mag, Annie and Charlie Dougherty at Barneys Lane Dougherty Family at the Barney’s Lane house: rear: Pat, Kate, Charlie. front: Sarah, Lucy, Mary, Ben, Sarah & Charles, Emily, Annie Dougherty Family at the Barney’s Lane house: rear: Pat, Kate, Charlie, Mag. front: Sarah, Lucy, Mary, Ben, Sarah & Charles, Emily, Annie Charles and Sarah Dougherty family
back: Bob Stuart, Emily Dougherty, Pat Dougherty, Lucy Dougherty, Ben Dougherty, Jock Kearney; Mag Stuart, Sister Alonzo, Sarah and Charles Dougherty, Nellie Dougherty, Leo Dougherty, Annie Kearney; Peggy Stuart, Jimmy Kearney, Bob Stuart, John Kearney; front: Marie Stuart, Tommy Stuart, Eddie Kearney, Tricia Kearney.
Charles and Sarah Dougherty
From the original held by Erin McAuley, Ranfurly, 2012.
Charles Dougherty Charles and Sarah Dougherty, Ranfurly
From a copy held by Bernard O'Neill, Ranfurly, 2012.
Charles and Sarah Dougherty, Ranfurly Sarah and Charles Dougherty
- Residence in Ireland: Fy-Correnagh, townland in Co. Donegal.
Marriage transcription (rough, by Patrick O'Neill, 1987): "Carolus Dogherty, Fy-Correnagh, Sarah Carney, Ardagany, Filius Patricii D, Fy-Correnagh, Filia Edwardi C, Ardagany, 3tis et 4to gradu consanguinitatis, 30 Julii. Testes Joannes Carney, Ardagany; Sarah McCool, Ardagany." Witnesses to the marriage: John Carney and Sarah McCool. Officiating priest: Rev. William Drummond. The register notes that they were second cousins. Parish of Conwal and Leck, Diocese of Raphoe.
They landed in Oamaru on 20 July 1883, moving to Gimmerburn in 1887. They bought a farm at Garibaldi in 1888. Charles's elder brothers arrived here before him: Patrick ( gum digger) who fought in the Maori Wars, died at Puhoi. Neil lived in Oamaru. John and Bernard (Barney - the road called Barney's Lane is named after him). Charles purchased land in Gimmerburn in 1887, later combining the land owned by James Spedderi. [Info from Leo Dougherty, 2007, subject to verification.]
But N.B. facts below:
Dunedin Land Registry, Vol 5, folio 845: Charles Docherty, cnr Mare Street, Oamaru, 30.4.1888-26.6.1888. ??
Oamaru electorate, 1887, 1890: Charles Docherty, residential suffrage, Eden St, laborer.
Waihemo electorate, 1894: Charles Dougherty, Gimmerburn, farmer, residential. Sarah Dogherty, Gimmerburn, married woman, residential.
Otago Witness, Issue 2252, 29 April 1897, Page 30:
Gimmerburn. Charles Dougherty wrote objecting to the valuation for fencing upon section 29, block I, Gimmerburn district, recently granted to him under lease in perpetuity.'97 The board could not make any alteration in the valuation.'97 Lawrence Spedderi wrote objecting to the valuation for fencing upon small grazing run 225Y[?], Gimmerburn district, which had been recently granted to him.'97 The board decided not to make any alteration in the valuation.
Charles and Sarah were on a farm at Gimmerburn, but Charles' sister Barbara, who had inherited the farm from her brother Barney in 1908 [once thought to be Barney who willed this land] willed one farm to her brother Charlie and one to Charlie's son Ben (namesake of the original owner), then aged about 8. One of these was her farm on Barney's Lane, two miles out of Ranfurly. Charles and Sarah moved from Gimmerburn to this farm, leaving their children Kate and Thin Charlie at Gimmerburn (the eldest son Pat had married into the Spedderi farm, and had no need of a farm). Charles and Sarah's daughter Emily remembered moving from Gimmerburn to Barney's Lane as a young girl, perhaps in 1913. Ben subsequently farmed the Barney's Lane property, which was eventually sold to the Halls for 2-3 years, was held in 1994 by Colleen and John McCloy, and in 2007 by Susan and John Mulholland. (Informant: Molly Dooley).
A photo taken ca 1896 shows Sarah and seven children standing in front of a mud-brick cottage at Gimmerburn.
A family portrait of the Dougherty Family was taken the day of Pat's wedding to Bridget Spedderi, 8 Sept 1909, and shows them in front of the house at Barney's Lane, which is still standing behind John and Colleen McCloy's modern house. Mag was not present at the time, but has been added to the photo (both versions of the photo exist).
A family reunion of the descendants of Charles and Sarah Dougherty was held at the Gimmerburn Stadium and Domain on 25-26 January 1986, organised by Leonie O'Malley, Waiau, North Canterbury. Another reunion was held in the same place at Easter 2007, 125 years after Charles and Sarah's wedding.
- Residence in Ireland: Fy-Correnagh, townland in Co. Donegal.
- [S211] AU, QLD - Assisted Immigration 1848-1912, Australia, Queensland., 1882, ship Albany from Plymouth to Brisbane via other ports mfm M1699 (Reliability: 3), 22 Nov 2011.
The Albany stopped at Cooktown, Townsville, Bowen, Mackay, Rockhampton, and finally Brisbane: passenger list includes 'free' passengers Chas Doherty 21, Sarah 19 (both married), and single women Barbara Doherty 25, and Ann Doherty 24.
- [S220] AU, QLD - Brisbane Courier, Queensland. Brisbane., "The Albany and her immigrants," 15 December 1882, p. 5; digital images. (Reliability: 3), 24 Nov 2011.
The steamship Albany, under charter to the British-India Company, arrived at the anchorage in Moreton Bay at twenty minutes past 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. She brings 205 passengers and a quantity of cargo for Brisbane. The Albany is a fine vessel, and now on her maiden trip. She was built at Glasgow by the well-known firm of Stephens and Son. Her length is 300ft.; beam, 38ft.; and depth of hold 24ft, which gives her a register of 1488 tons, and a carrying capacity of about 3500 tons. She has in her construction all the latest improvements, including a crane on deck for working the anchor. The water accommodation— a very important item in an immigrant ship— is much more complete than usual in such vessels. She has compound surface condensing engines of 350 horse-power nominal, and a working pressure of 90lb. She has had a good run out, and her immigrant passengers all appear to be in excellent health and spirits. This is owing to a certain extent to the roominess of the vessel between decks. She gives 8ft. of space, being a foot more than is usual in the British-India Company's steamers. The effect cannot fail to be good. The immigrants are a fine lot— vigorous, healthy, and fresh looking— but there is a preponderance of young children, some of the couples having as many as nine.
The immigrants are classified as follows: There are in all 454 souls, equal to 395 statute adults. There are 358 English, 22 Scotch, 71 Irish, and 3 other countries. Of these there are 30 full payers, 129 assisted, 222 free, and 73 nominated. The occupations are— 94 domestic servants, 114 farm labourers, 2 labourers, 4 gardeners, 1 tinsmith, 10 miners, 1 cooper, 1 blacksmith, 2 bricklayers, 25 carpenters, 2 wheelwrights, and 25 other trades not particularised. There are 55 married couples and 150 single men; 38 male and 40 female children, and 20 infants.
The immigrants were arranged to land as classified in the Agent-General's list— 12 for Cooktown, 72 for Townsville, 13 for Bowen, 35 for Mackay, 57 for Rockhampton, and 205 for Brisbane.
The immigrants generally speak in very warm terms of compliment regarding the management of the ship throughout the voyage. Certainly some have their little grievances and are not backward in expressing them, but the lovers of "law and order" con- tend that there was nothing left undone which would have tended to better comfort or better discipline on board. There were frequent con- certs throughout the passage, and some excellent music and readings served to while away many an evening which would otherwise have been tedious. Religious services were also held every Sunday, tho preachers being Messrs. Young and Rothwell. Passing through the quarters of the passengers yesterday, anyone who knows what two months at sea means could not but have been surprised at the cleanliness which was everywhere noticeable. In that portion of the ship set apart for the single men there was a decency of arrangement that reflects credit on the passengers no less than on the officers of the ship. The compartments of the married people were as neat as they could possibly be with so many children playing round, while the domicile of the single girls was a picture of good order and respectable occupation. The commander of the ship, Captain Darley, is spoken of in the warmest terms of appreciation by the immigrants; so is Dr. Smith— now on his third voyage out— and Mr. Coulson, the chief officer.
There were two deaths and one birth on the passage out. A fine lad, son of Mr. Rothwell, died of sunstroke in the Mediterranean off the Spanish coast, and a child, I6 months old, also died between Colombo and Batavia from convulsions. A painful and rather serious accident befel a little girl, 8 years of age, named Ruth Rees. She tried to stop the run of the steering gear with her foot, the result being that it was caught in a chain and drawn into a pulley. She screamed loudly, and the chain was at the instance of the chief officer immediately paid back and the foot was released, but so cut and torn that Dr. Smith, after consultation with two medical men at Aden, deemed amputation necessary, and it was effected, that portion of the foot before the instep being taken off.
The immigrants for Brisbane were landed at the depot last night at 10 minutes before 11 o'clock.
- [S24] NZ full death certificates, New Zealand Registrar-General's Office, death certificate 7214 (1899), Andrew Edward Docherty (Reliability: 4), 13 Sep 2011.
No. 248. On 26 December 1899, at Gimmerburn, death of Andrew Edward, M, 4 1/2; cause of death: verdict of coroners jury: "death from epileptic seizure"; son of Charles Docherty, coalminer and Sarah, formerly Kearney; buried 28 December 1899 at Naseby, witnesses Geo. Murphy and WG Donnelly, householders; born in Gimmerburn NZ, 4 1/2 years in New Zealand; informant NP Hjorring, acting coroner, Naseby, 30 December 1899.
- [S356] NZ, Otago - Mount Ida Chronicle, New Zealand. Naseby., "Mining Notes," 27 September 1907, p. 1, col. 6; digital images : accessed 11 Jan 2017). (Reliability: 3), 11 Jan 2017.
The following are the references to the Maniototo coalpits in the Annual Report on Minerals and Mining:—
Gimmerburn Coalpit, Gimmerburn (C. Dougherty, lessee),— Forty-eight tons of coal were taken from this opencast mine to supply local requirements.
- [S506] NZ, Otago - Mines Dept, Dunedin files, New Zealand. Otago., R. Murray, Naseby - Dougherty's Coalpit, Gimmerburn, item R1033094, 1909 (Reliability: 3), 11 Jan 2017.
In March 1909, the Government Water Race Manager, based at Naseby, was building a tailings retention wall across the Gimmerburn Creek a short distance from the Spedderi home. Charlie Dougherty threatened to sue the government for any ensuing damage to his coalpit, which produced some 48 tons per annum. The Manager advised the Inspector of Mines that the coalpit was "a complete wreck, he getting his coal from some old tail races". The Inspector found that "the pit has been worked opencast and was seen in much the same delapidated condition as it has been kept for a number of years past", and that were was no apprehension of water backing up into the coalpit.
Photographed at Dunedin Regional Archives on 4 January 2012.
- [S208] Rombouts, Tablet deaths, Michael Rombouts, editor, (Dunedin, NZ: self-published, 2000.), 1. (Reliability: 3), 15 Nov 2011.
Dougherty Charles husband of Sarah (d 2 Feb 1929, aged 78 yrs) at Ranfurly; born 1851 at Letterkenney, Co. Donegal; the deceased came out to Queensland in 1882; after residing there for a year he next appeared on the Naseby goldfields and then resided in Oamaru for 5 years; he later took up a farm at Gimmerburn, which became his home for many years; some 20 years ago he removed to Ranfurly, where he resided until his death; Mr Dougherty marrried before leaving Ireland, Miss Sarah Kearney, and together brought up a family of 3 sons and 7 daughters, the oldest son being Mr P. Dougherty (Oamaru); Charles still resides on the home at Gimmerburn, and Bernard in the home at Ranfurly; the daughters are - Mrs J.E. Kearney ("Derry Farm", Ranfurly), Mrs J. O'Neill and Mrs R. Stewart (Waitati) and Mrs Tohill (Blenheim), Misses Lucy and Emma reside at home, Mary "Sr. Mary Alonza" joined the Sisters of Mercy, and is at present at the Boys' Orphanage, Waverley; service by Fr. McMullan.
- [S209] Rombouts, Maniototo families, Michael Rombouts, editor, (Dunedin, New Zealand: self-published, 2002.) (Reliability: 3), 15 Nov 2011.
Dougherty Charles husband of Sarah; family reunion held recently in Gimmerburn, Central Otago; they were married in St Eunan's Church, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland, in 1882; the couple sailed the following year for N.Z. and had a short stop at Maryborough, in Australia, where their son Patrick Francis was born; four brothers and two sisters of Charles were already in N.Z.; they settled first in Oamaru and then moved to Gimmerburn, where they lived in a house belonging to Sarah's uncle, Mr A. Kearney; then the Dougherty's won an adjacent 120-acre block in a ballot; this was later expanded with the purchase of a property known as the "Coal-pit"; the farm situated near the fo.. of the Garibaldi Gorge, supplied coal to the district, and Charles, in partnership with Mr R. Little, contracted for the county, forming several roads in the area; Charles and Sarah had a family of 4 boys and 7 girls; a family-tree, compiled by a great-grand-daughter, Mrs L. O'Malley (Waiau, North Canterbury) was presented to family members at the reunion; Mrs Sarah Tohill (88) of Wellington is the only living child of Charles and Sarah; photo of Sarah Tohill. [Tablet 2 Apr 1986]
- [S393] NZ, Archives New Zealand - Probate Records, 1848-1991, FamilySearch, ((familysearch.org)), accessed 28 Aug 2014), Charles Dougherty will, 1929; Dunedin Court, 1929/11404, Archway item R22070378. (Reliability: 4), 28 Aug 2014.
- [S315] NZ, Otago - wills, New Zealand., R22070378, Dougherty Charles - Ranfurly - Farmer - will (Reliability: 3), 11 Jan 2017.
- [S24] NZ full death certificates, New Zealand Registrar-General's Office, death certificate 2045 (1929), Charles Dougherty (Reliability: 4), 8 Oct 2008.
On 2 February 1929, at Ranfurly, Charles Dougherty, farner, m, 78, son of Patrick Dougherty, farmer and Annie née Diver. Buried at Ranfurly on 3 February 1929. Causes of death: pyelitis; myocarditis (5 days); last seen by Dr E. B. Watson on 1 February 1929. Born in Donegal, Ireland; 45 years in New Zealand. Married to Sarah Kearney in Ireland at age 32, widow now aged 63; ages of living children: Male 45, 39, 24, Female 43, 41, 37, 35, 31, 29, 21.
- [S213] Rombouts, ODT deaths to 1950, Michael Rombouts, editor, (Dunedin, New Zealand: self-published, 1998.) (Reliability: 3), 24 Nov 2011.
- [S23] Ireland, Donegal - Conwal & Leck parish registers, St Eunan's (Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland), "Marriage registers," marriage of Charles Dougherty and Sarah Carney (1882); FHL microfilm 1,279,203, item 6 (Reliability: 3).
30 July 1882, marriage of Charles Doherty, etc
- [S23] Ireland, Donegal - Conwal & Leck parish registers, St Eunan's (Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland), FHL microfilm (Reliability: 4), 11 Jun 2018.
Parish of Conwal and Leck, Diocese of Raphoe. Charles Doherty and Sarah Carney were married in the church of St Eunan, Letterkenny, on 30 July 1882, witnesses John Carney and Sarah McCool.
Certificate dated 26 February 1981, provided to Letterkenny Registrar by Rev. Patrick Kerr, then forwarded to Patrick O'Neill in Dunedin. Original destroyed on 11 June 2018.
- [S327] O'Neill John and Elizabeth personal papers, O'Neill, John and Elizabeth, (Hocken Library, Dunedin, NZ), In Memoriam notice prepared by Patrick N. O'Neill for New Zealand Tablet of 28 July 1982 [but published in 4 August 1982 issue] (Reliability: 3), 26 Jun 2016.
Dougherty. Of your charity pray for the souls of Charles and Sarah Dougherty, who married at St. Eunan's Church, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, on 30 July 1882, and of their deceased children Patrick, Annie, Mary, Charles, Catherine, Margaret, Edward, Lucy and Emily. Requiescant in pace.
- [S179] NZ, Otago - Dougherty family tree 1986, Leonie O'Malley, editor, ([Gimmerburn, Otago], [NZ]: n.p., Printed 19.1.1986.) (Reliability: 3), 9 Nov 2016.
- [S468] NZ, Otago - Central Otago News, New Zealand. Alexandra., "Dougherty family reunion," 11 Feb 1986. (Reliability: 3), 9 Nov 2016.
Descendants of Charles and Sarah Dougherty gathered at Gimmerburn recently for a family reunion.
Around 150 people, from Auckland to Southland, attended the reunion, including the only living child of Charles and Sarah, Mrs Sarah Tohill who now lives in Wellington.
Charles Dougherty and Sarah Kearney were married in Saint Eunan's church, Letterkenny, County Donegal in Ireland in 1882 and in the following year they sailed for New Zealand.
A short stop visit was made to Maryborough in Australia, where their eldest son, Patrick Francis, was born.
In late July, 1883, the young family arrived in·New Zealand and settled in Oamaru.
Four brothers and two sisters of Charles had already made the trip to New Zealand, the eldest Patrick having fought in the Maori Wars.
In 1888, the Dougherty's shifted to Gimmerburn, living in a house belonging to Sarah's uncle, Mr A. Kearney. The property was later bought by Charles' brother, John.
Shortly after their arrival in Gimmerburn, the Dougherty's were successful in a farm ballot for a 120 acre block of land adjacent to where they were living. This farm was later expanded by the purchasing of a property known as the "coal-pit".
The farm, situated near the foot of the Garibaldi Gorge, supplied coal to the district, and Charles, in partnership with Mr R. Little, contracted for the county, forming several roads in the area.
Charles and Sarah had a family of four boys and seven girls, with many of their descendants still living in the Maniototo.
A family tree, compiled by great-grand daughter, Mrs L. O'Malley of Waiau, North Canterbury, was presented family members at the reunion, while Mrs Tohill cut the cake.
Caption 1: Through the years the Dougherty family have featured prominently in many New Zealand sports, particularly rugby. Shown here at the reunion celebrations are five descendants who have represented their union, and in some cases New Zealand at rugby. They are (from left), Mr J.M. Stuart (Canterbury), Mr L. Dougherty (North Otago), Mr J.C. Kearney (Otago and All Blacks), Mr P.E. Dougherty (Otago), and Mr R.C. Stuart O.B.E. (Canterbury and captain of the All Blacks 1953-54). Mr K.C. Stuart also represented both Canterbury and the All Blacks, but was unable to attend the reunion because of illness.
Caption 2: ·The only living member of the family of Charles and Sarah Dougherty is Mrs Sarah Tohill (88), of Wellington, shown here at the family reunion with the two youngest present: Daniel O'Neill (left) of Dunedin and Victoria Rowe of Blenheim.
- [S26] NZ, Otago - Otago Daily Times, New Zealand. Dunedin., "Rugby clash big part of family reunion," 14 April 2007. (Reliability: 4), 9 Feb 2012.
THE Dougherty family reunion at Gimmerburn over Easter was a great success, I'm told, with 185 people enjoying a varied weekend of activities including a rugby clash between the Dougherties and an Invitation 15, organised by Ryan Dowling, of Ranfurly. The Dougherty team, resplendent in bright red jerseys especially made for the match, featured 14 grandsons and three great grandsons of family patriarch, 95-year-old Leo Dougherty. The players were aged between 13 and 44 with father and son Larry and Tom Dougherty both taking part.
…big part of…
AFTER a "Dougherty Welcome and Haka", the game was played in great spirit and ended in a 5-all draw, with tries apiece to Paul Dougherty and Sean Becker for the Invitation for the opposition. Referees were Paddy Dougherty, of Christchurch (first half), and Harrison Kelly, from Sydney (second half). I understand all participants came through the game without any major injuries "if not a bit sore".
THOSE gathered at the reunion honoured the original Dougherty settlers to the area, namely Charles and Sarah, who arrived from Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland, in 1887, via Oamaru four years earlier, and raised nine children. Leo, their grandson, who played rugby for North Otago, presented each of the family team members with a miniature silver cup. The Dougherties can claim All Blacks Bob and Kevin Stuart and Jim Kearney among their relations, plus the promising Cantabrian Cameron McEntyre. A family history is being written by historian Patrick O'Neill, formerly of Dunedin now living in Canberra.
- [S211] AU, QLD - Assisted Immigration 1848-1912, Australia, Queensland., 1882, ship Albany from Plymouth to Brisbane via other ports mfm M1699 (Reliability: 3), 22 Nov 2011.
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