Un-named WHELAN

Un-named Whelan            1877-1877

The un-named child of Patrick Whelan and Hanoria Green lived just one day.  Patrick and Hanoria lived in Darley for most of Patrick’s lifetime.  Hanoria was from Limerick. Hanoria’s death was reported in ‘The Bacchus Marsh Express’ Sat July 31, 1915. It read: ‘A very old resident of Darley, Bacchus Marsh, Mrs Patrick Whelan, died on Monday.  She was a sister of Mrs Henry Vallence, sen, and to Mr Daniel Green, of Parwan.  Her husband and grown-up family survive.  The funeral on Wednesday was largely attended.  She was 74 years of age.’  Patrick and Hanoria’s children as listed in the death notice were:  Edward, Michael, Patrick, Daniel, John, Mrs J Whelan, Mrs M Doheney and Mrs M Cain.

Patrick and his sister, Elizabeth, arrived on July 16th, 1866 with Michael Hogan (Bernice Finnin Clarke’s ancestor).  Michael was overseer for the Staughton family.  One of Patrick’s first occupations was building stone walls on estates owned by the Staughton and Chirnside families.  Patrick and his brothers, William and Stephen, worked together on these projects.

Patrick was a builder who was employed to build St Bernard’s Church and was responsible for putting the cross on top of the steeple.

William never married and was buried in Melbourne.

Elizabeth, Patrick’s sister, married James Ryan and resided at Darley.  She is buried at Hopetoun Cemetery with her husband and son, John Ryan.

Patrick Whelan and Hanoria Green were the grandparents of Marcus Whelan who played twelve seasons of football with Collingwood FC