Monday, April 30, 2012

Michael McMahon & Ellen Tobin

Michael McMahon and Ellen Tobin were my great great great grandparents.  They were married on 7 April 1863 at Dunedin.

Their daughter, my great great grandmother, Margaret Smith's death certificate records that Michael was a miner.  

Margaret McMahon (1868 - 25 January 1930) married Joseph Smith in 1887.

In 1866 Michael was advertising the dissolution of his publican partnership with Richard Strangman in the Waimea township - Strangman was to carry on in business.  

It's then possible that around 1870 Michael and family removed to Thames and the Coromandel to mine up there.  There is reference to a licence being given to a Michael McMahon (and to a James McMahon - brother?) in the 9 November 1869 edition of the Daily Southern Cross.  Within the same group as Michael was a man called Robert Tobin, who may be a relative of Ellen's.  

18/02/2017 UPDATE:
A lady, Anne McLellan, contacted me a few years ago about the Tobin family.  I have lost her email but would like to contact her.  This article details the story of one of her relatives - Michael Tobin.

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