My 2nd great-grandfather (my mother's father's mother's father), Patrick Fleming, was born about 1830. He married Ellen (aka Eleanor) TORPY on 3 February 1853 in the Roman Catholic Church in the Parish/District of Windgap, County Kilkenny, Ireland.
Patrick and Ellen arrived in Sydney soon after 1853 (not sure what date). After their arrival in Australia, they lived in the Chippendale area of Sydney at the following addresses:
28 Waterloo St, Surry Hills
30 Waterloo St, Surry Hills
Source: Photo taken in 2010 by Maria Northcote
- Daughter's, Bridget Fleming, birth certificate in 1856 - Quarryman
- Sands Directory of Sydney, 1860s-1870s - Quarryman
- Daughter's, Margaret Fleming, birth certificate in 1866 - Quarryman
- Patrick Fleming's death certificate in 1880 - Quarryman
- Daughter's, Mary Garry (nee Fleming), death certificate in 1897 - Quarryman
- Daughter's, Margaret Fleming, marriage certificate in 1904 - Stone mason
- Daughter's, Margaret Walters (nee Fleming), death certificate in 1939 - Quarryman
- A 40 year old man, Richard Guilfoyle (originally from Kilkenny), was crushed to death while working at a quarry at Pyrmont. He had been in Australia for six years and was a quarryman by trade. He was crushed to death by a rock or rocks falling on him. At the time of the accident, there were five workers at the quarry, including Guilfoyle and Patrick Fleming and Richard Dunn.
- Patrick Fleming and Richard Dunn (the proprietors of the quarry) were at the scene, attempting to remove the rock that has fallen on the man, when Constable Hendron arrived.
- Patrick Fleming lived at Waterloo St, Chippendale.
- An inquest was held into the death on the morning of Tuesday 21 September 1869. The jury found that the man died from accidental injuries.