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Unknown Durnan
Patrick Durnan **
(ca. 1802-1875)
Anne Magrath **
(ca. 1811-1883)

James Durnan


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James Durnan

  • Born: 1842, Fermanagh, Ireland
  • Christened: 1 May 1842, Kinawley, , Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
  • Died: 24 Jan 1912, Whorouly, , Victoria, Australia at age 70
  • Buried: 26 Jan 1912, Bowman's Forest Cemetery, nr, Whorouly, , Victoria, Australia

bullet   Cause of his death was Jaundice & Cirrhosis of the Liver.


bullet  General Notes:

James and his brother Patrick arrived in Victoria Australia as Unassisted Immigrants in August 1864 on the "Royal Dane" which departed Liverpool on the 7 May 1864. Patrick was listed as 21 years of age, James 17, and both were described as labourers. For some reason they delayed their departure - they were originally listed on the Shipping List for the "Southern Empire", which left on the 15th April 1864, arriving in Australia in July 1864, but on the list their names are crossed out and there is a notation "not going".

He had 2 Death Certificates. One filed in Whorouly and one in Myrtleford after a Magistrates Enquiry which confirmed the cause of death as Cirrhosis of the Liver.

He is buried in the Bowmans Forest Cemetery which is on the road from Wangaratta to Myrtleford, on the right hand side (but before the LH turnoff to Beechworth). He has an impressive memorial stone there. The Inscription reads:

Of Your Charity / Pray / For the Repose / of the Soul of / JAMES DURNAN / born at Crummer / Co. Fermanagh Ireland / Died at Whorouly / Jan 24th 1912 / Aged 69 Years / R.I.P.

Close by are the graves of his sister Mary (Roche) and some of her descendants.

bullet  Medical Notes:

His second death certificate, completed in Myrtleford on the 26th January after a Magistrates Enquiry on 25th & 26th January, confirmed the cause of death as Cirrhosis of the Liver. The Magistrate Enquiry Record Number is 1912 / 160.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

He worked as a Farmer & Grazier at the time of his death on 24 Jan 1912 in Whorouly, , Victoria, Australia.

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