Robert Connors1

M, #81, b. 5 July 1875, d. 25 November 1931
FatherJohn Connor2 b. 25 May 1835
MotherCatherine Corban2 b. 18 Nov 1849, d. 5 Oct 1926
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Timothy George Sheens
ChartsAncestors of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited9 Feb 2015
Birth*5 July 1875 Scone, NSW;
Name: Robert Connors
Sex of Child: Male
Date of Birth: 5 Jul 1875
Place: Scone NSW
Father: John Connors
Occupation: Railway Porter
Birthplace: Ireland
Age: 39
Date of Marriage: 1873
Place of Marriage: Murrurundi
Mother: Catherine Corban
Birthplace: Scone
Age: 25
Previous Issue: 1 boy living
Informant: John Connors, father, Scone
Present at Birth: Mrs Sutton
Registered: 5 Aug 1875 - Scone2 
Marriage*10 October 1905 St Columba's, Cootamundra, NSW;
Groom: Robert Connors
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Scone NSW
Occupation: Railway Employee
Age: 34
Usual Residence: Harden
Father: John Connors (deceased)
Occupation: Railway Employee
Mother: Catherine Corben

Bride: Bridget Anne Shea
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Demondrille NSW
Occupation: Living with friends (altered from living with parents)
Age: 26
Usual Residence: Demondrille Father: Michael Shea
Occupation: Farmer
Mother: Mary Anne Clark (deceased)

Date of Marriage: 10 Oct 1905
Place of Marriage: St Columba's Church Cootamundra NSW
Religion: Roman Catholic
Witnesses: Jack Shea, Mary Jane Keogh
Minister: Richard Butler;Bride=Bridget Anne Shea3 
Birth of Daughter23 August 1906 Cootamundra, NSW;
Name: Mary Agnes Shea, or Connors (illegitimate)
Sex of Child: Female
Date of Birth: 23 Aug 1905
Place of Birth: Cootamundra NSW

Father: Robert Connors
Occupation: Railway Employee
Birthplace: Scone NSW
Age: 34

Date of Marriage: 10 Oct 1905
Place of Marriage: Cootamundra NSW

Mother: Bridget Ann Shea
Birthplace: Demondrille NSW
Age: 26

Previous Issue: Nil

Informant: Bridget Anne Connors, mother, Triangle, Junee
Present at Birth: Mrs James O’Brien
Registered: 4 Dec 1905 – Cootamundra

Notes: registered as the lawful issue of Robert Connors and Bridget Ann Shea at Dubbo on 30 Nov 1905 – Wm Ridley, Dep Reg Genl, Sydney, 12 Mar 1906;Principal=Mary Agnes Connors4 
Birth of Son1907 Murrumburrah, NSW;Principal=Mervyn Francis Connors5 
Birth of Daughter1909 Murrumburrah, NSW;Principal=Eva May Connors6 
Birth of Son1910 Murrumburrah, NSW;Principal=Robert James Connors7 
Birth of Daughter23 November 1911 Harden, NSW;
Name: Catherine Anne Connors
Sex of Child: Female
Date of Birth: 23 Nov 1911
Place of Birth: Harden, municipality of Murrumburrah NSW

Father: Robert Connors
Occupation: Railway Guard
Birthplace: Scone NSW
Age: 36

Date of Marriage: 10 Oct 1905
Place of Marriage: Cootamundra NSW

Mother: Bridget Anne Shea
Birthplace: Demondrille NSW
Age: 33

Previous Issue: Mary A 6, Mervyn F 4, Eva M 3, Robert J 1, living; none dead

Informant: B A Connors, mother, Harden; Witness: R Connors
Present at Birth: Dr Heggaton, Nurse Cooney
Registered: 22 Jan 1912 – Murrumburrah;Principal=Catherine Anne Connors8 
Birth of Son1913 Murrumburrah, NSW;Principal=John Connors9 
Birth of Son1915 Murrumburrah, NSW;Principal=Leslie Michael Connors10 
Death of Son1916 Penrith, NSW;Principal=John Connors11 
Birth of Daughter5 September 1916 Penrith, NSW;Principal=Alice Marie Connors12 
Birth of Daughter5 September 1916 Penrith, NSW;Principal=Annie Connors12 
Death of Daughter1919 Penrith, NSW;Principal=Annie Connors13 
Birth of Son23 September 1923 Penrith, NSW;Principal=Vincent Joseph Connors12 
Death of Mother5 October 1926 Cathedral Street, West Maitland, NSW;
Name: Catherine Connor
Date of Death: 5 Oct 1926
Place: Cathedral Street West Maitland, Municipality of West Maitland NSW
Occupation: Old age pensioner
Sex: Female
Age: 70
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Scone NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:
Father: Robert Corban
Occupation: Bootmaker
Mother: Mary O'Brien
Place of Marriage: Scone NSW
Age at Marriage: 17
Name of Spouse: John Connor
Children of Marriage: John 53, Robert 51, Frank S 42, Agnes 40, living; 2 males, 3 females deceased
Informant: F S Connor, son, 9 Nicholson Street West Maitland
Cause of Death: Valvular disease of heart, senility and chronic nephritis
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant: F P M Solling
Date Last Seen: 30 Sep 1926
Date of Burial: 7 Oct 1926
Place of Burial: Roman Catholic Cemetery Morpeth
Minister & Religion: James Gleeson, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: Alex S Mehan
Witnesses: V Jefferies, L I Lightfoot
Registered: 6 Oct 1926 - West Maitland;Principal=Catherine Corban14 
Residence*1930 Woodriff Street, Penrith, NSW;
Robert Connors, gatekeeper
Bridget Ann Connors, home duties;Principal=Bridget Anne Connors15 
Burial*November 1931 General Cemetery, Penrith, NSW;
Name: Robert Connors
Residence: Penrith
Date of death: 25th November 1931
Cemtery: General Cemetery
Age: 56
Remarks: Recieved Penance & Extreme Unction16 
Death*25 November 1931 Nepean District Hospital, Penrith, NSW;
Name: Robert Connors
Date of Death: 25 Nov 1931
Place of Death: Nepean District Hospital, Penrith Municipality NSW
Occupation: Retired railway Employee, Railway & Invalid pensioner
Sex: Male
Age: 56
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Scone NSW
Time in Aust Colonies:

Father: John Connors
Occupation: Railway Guard
Mother: Catherine Ann (surname not stated)

Place of Marriage: Cootamundra NSW
Age at Marriage: 29
Name of Spouse: Bridget Ann Shea
Children of Marriage: Agnes 26, Frank 24, Robert 21, Katherine 20, Leslie 16, Alice 15, Vincent 8 living; 2 males, 1 female deceased
Informant: G Sheens, son-in-law, Union Road Penrith

Cause of Death: Cerebral Haemorrhage, Arterio Sclerosis
Length of Illness:
Medical Attendant: F C Higgins
Date last seen: 25 Nov 1931

Date of Burial: 27 Nov 1931
Place of Burial: Roman Catholic Cemetery Kingswood
Minister & Religion: A J Sobb, Roman Catholic
Undertaker: Nelson Price, employed by J Price and Son
Witnesses: J W Trask, R W Price17 
Article*5 December 1931 "The Nepean Times", Penrith, NSW;
After a lengthy illness, Mr Robert Connors, of Woodriff Street, Penrith, died in the Nepean District Hospital on Wednesday of last week, at the age of 56 years. He was admitted to the Hospital only two days previously.
Deceased, who was the son of the late Mr and Mrs J. Connors, was a native of Scone, and joined the Railway service at the age of 10 years. He occupied various positions in the service, but was a guard for the major portion, retiring in April last owing to ill health. He had been a resident of Penrith for 16 years.
The late Mr Connors is survived by Mrs Connors (who was Miss B. A. Shea, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs M. Shea, of Murrumburrah) and three sons and four daughters, viz. Mrs G. Sheens (Penrith), Mrs W. Elkington (Penrith), Mrs W. Keech (Wingham), Mr Frank Connors (Penrith), and Robert, Leslie, Vincent, and Alice Connors (Penrith). Messrs Jack and Frank and Miss Agnes Connors (of West Maitland) are brothers and sister. There are eight grandchildren.
The funeral took place on Friday morning last the interment being in the Roman Catholic portion of Penrith General Cemetery. Rev. Father Sobb conducted the service.18 


Bridget Anne Shea b. 19 Nov 1878, d. 11 Apr 1951


  1. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 32701/1905 Mary A Connors.
  2. [S110] NSW Birth Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 19368/1875 Robert Connors.
  3. [S109] NSW Marriage Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 9392/1905 Robert Connors & Bridget A Shea.
  4. [S110] NSW Birth Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 32701/1905 Mary A Connors.
  5. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 37615/1907 Mervyn F Connors.
  6. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 5988/1909 Eva M Connors.
  7. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 29112/1910 Robert J Connors.
  8. [S110] NSW Birth Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 6902/1912 Catherine A Connors.
  9. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 50981/1913 John Connors.
  10. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 5440/1915 Leslie M Connors.
  11. [S11] NSW Death Index, 18143/1916 John Connors.
  12. [S114] Microfilm Baptism, St Nicholas of Myra Penrith, 1839-1941.
  13. [S11] NSW Death Index, 2665/1919 Annie Connors.
  14. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 21458/1926 Catherine Connor.
  15. [S182] Australian Electoral Rolls,
  16. [S153] Microfilm Burial, St Nicholas of Myra Penrith, 1901-1931.
  17. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 19203/1931 Robert Connors.
  18. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, The Nepean Times, Saturday, December 5, 1931.
  19. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 6902/1912 Catherine A Connors.
  20. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 33002/1916 Alice Connors.
  21. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 33003/1916 Annie Connors.
  22. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 15212/1951 Bridget Ann Connors.