Margaret May Doyle1,2

F, #878, b. 1909, d. 17 September 1990
FatherJoseph Michael Doyle1 b. 1871, d. 1948
MotherMary Joseph Regent1 b. 26 Oct 1876, d. 4 May 1967
Relationship1st cousin 1 time removed of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited2 Aug 2011
Birth*1909 Petersham, NSW1 
Married Name1936 Cassidy3 
Marriage*4 January 1936 St Columbas Church, Leichhardt, NSW;
Groom: Edward Percival Cassidy
Status: Bachelor
Place of Birth: Dublin, Ireland
Occupation: Textile Worker
Age: 29
Usual Residence: Regent Park, Sydney, NSW
Father: Henry Cassidy
Occupation: Textile Worker
Mother: Annie Cooper (deceased)

Bride: Margaret Mary Doyle
Status: Spinster
Place of Birth: Leichhardt, Sydney, NSW
Occupation: Machinist
Age: 24
Usual Residence: Leichhardt, Sydney, NSW
Father: Joseph Doyle
Occupation: Council Employee
Mother: Mary Regent

Date of Marriage: 4 Jan 1936
Place of Marriage: St Columbas Church Leicchardt NSW
Religion: Roman Catholic
Witnesses: J Fuhlendorf, W Cruden
Minister: William J Geer;Groom=Edward Percival Cassidy4 
Residence1936 154 Flood Street, Leichhardt, NSW;
Doyle, Joseph Michael, 154 Flood street, labourer
Doyle, Mary, 154 Flood street, home duties
Doyle, Marie Elizabeth, 154 Flood street, clerk
Cassidy, Edward Percival, 154 Flood street, textile worker
Cassidy, Margaret May, 154 Flood street, home duties;Principal=Edward Percival Cassidy5 
Birth of DaughterMay 1937 NSW;Principal=Patricia Cassidy6 
Birth of Son17 November 1938 NSW;Principal=Edward Arthur Cassidy6 
Birth of Daughter NSW;Principal=Elizabeth Cassidy6 
Residence1943 87 Edith Street, Leichhardt, NSW;
Cassidy, Edward Percival, 87 Edith street, mechanic
Cassidy, Margaret May, 87 Edith street, home duties;Principal=Edward Percival Cassidy5 
Birth of Son NSW;Principal=Kevin Cassidy6 
Birth of Daughter8 December 1946 NSW;Principal=Valerie Cassidy6 
Death of Father1948 Petersham, NSW;Principal=Joseph Michael Doyle7 
Residence1949 87 Edith Street, Leichhardt, NSW;
Cassidy, Edward Percival, 87 Edith street, mechanic
Cassidy, Margaret May, 87 Edith street, home duties;Principal=Edward Percival Cassidy5 
Death of Spouse13 January 1952 Kurnell, NSW;
Edward Percival Cassidy, 45, of Edith Street, Leichhardt, married, with five children, was drowned when he was washed off the rocks on the ocean side of Kurnell yesterday.
Cassidy and Alexander Pope, of Wetherill Street, Leichhardt, were fishing on the rocks a few feet above sea-level. A heavy breaker crashed on the rocks and swept Cassidy into the sea.
Pope tried to grab Cassidy, but the waves carried Cassidy out.
Pope signalled frantically to a launch a quarter of a mile away. The launch came in and reached Cassidy.
He was unconscious when he was lifted aboard. The occupants of the launch applied artificial resuscitation as they took Cassidy to La Perouse.
Efforts to revive him were continued by ambulance officers and at Prince Henry Hospital, but he did not respond.

CASSIDY, Edward Percival.- January 13 1952 (result of accident) of 87 Edith Street Leichhardt, dearly loved husband of May and dear father of Pat, Ted, Kevin, Betty and Valerie and dear brother of Rose (Mrs. Duncan).;Principal=Edward Percival Cassidy8 
Death of Mother4 May 1967 Summer Hill, NSW;
DOYLE, Mary Joseph. - May 4, 1967, at hospital, and late of 154 Flood Street, Leichhardt, beloved wife of the late Michael Joseph Doyle, and loved mother of William, Clarice (Mrs Griffiths, deceased), Eileen (deceased), Maurice (deceased), Alice (Mrs Smith), Margaret (Mrs Cassidy), Marie (deceased), and Joan, fond mother-in-law of William (deceased), Frank and Edward (deceased) and loved grandmother and great-grandmother of their children, and dear sister of Clara (Mrs Lees) and loved aunt of Walter Kelleway, aged 90 years. May she rest in peace.

DOYLE, Mary Joseph. - At hospital, Summer Hill, late of 154 Flood Street, Leichhardt, beloved mother of Margaret May Cassidy, grandmother Patricia, Edward, Betty (Mrs Jones), Kevin and Valerie, and great-grandmother of Carolyn, also grandmother of Sister Michael, of Wentworth, and Sister Kevin, of Covargo, St. Joseph Order. In 91st year.;Principal=Mary Joseph Regent9,2 
Death of Daughter17 December 1981 NSW;
CASSIDY, Patricia. - December 17, 1981, at hospital, late of Leichhardt, much loved daughter of May and Edward (deceased), loving sister of Ted, Betty, Kevin and Valerie, fond sister-in-law of Anna and Phillip, much loved aunt of Caroline, Teddy, Marilyn, Stephen, Timothy, Michelle, Martine and Rosemary.
In peace.;Principal=Patricia Cassidy10 
Death*17 September 1990 Balmain & District Hospital, Balmain, NSW;
Surname of deceased: Cassidy
Other names: Margaret May
Sex and Age: Female 81 years
Marital status: Widow
Date of death: 17th September, 1990
Place of death: Balmain (Balmain & District Hospital)
Usual residence: 87 Edith Street, Leichhardt
Place of birth: Leichhardt, NSW

Father - Surname: Doyle
Other names: Joseph
Mother - Maiden surname: Regent
Other names: Mary

Place of marriage: Leichhardt, NSW
Age at marriage: 27 years
To whom married: Edward Percival Cassidy
Children of deceased: Patricia deceased, Edward 51 years, Elizabeth 49, Kevin 48, Valerie 44
Informant: E A Cassidy, son, 101 Kingston Street, Haberfield

Cause of death: I (a) Cardiac arrest minutes
(b) Right middle lobe pneumonia 2 weeks
II Diverticular disease years
Hypertension years
By whom certified: M.J. Roberts, Medical Practitioner

Particulars of burial or cremation: 20th September, 1990
Botany Anglican Cemetery, Matraville


Edward Percival Cassidy b. 21 May 1906, d. 13 Jan 1952
  • Patricia Cassidy6 b. May 1937, d. 17 Dec 1981
  • Edward Arthur Cassidy6
  • Elizabeth Cassidy6
  • Kevin Cassidy6
  • Valerie Cassidy6


  1. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 7426/1909 Margaret M Doyle.
  2. [S192] The Sydney Morning Herald, Death Notice Mary Joseph Doyle, 6 May 1967.
  3. [S12] NSW Marriage Index, 2147/1936 Edward Percival Cassidy & Margaret Mary Doyle.
  4. [S108] NSW Marriage Certificate, 2147/1936 Edward Percival Cassidy & Margaret Mary Doyle.
  5. [S182] Australian Electoral Rolls,
  6. [S297] Private papers of Tim Sheens.
  7. [S11] NSW Death Index, 26377/1948 Joseph Michael Doyle.
  8. [S154] Australian Newspapers,, Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, January 14, 1952.
  9. [S11] NSW Death Index, 21182/1967 Mary Joseph Doyle.
  10. [S7] Ryerson Index of Death Notices.
  11. [S106] NSW Death Certificate, Margaret May Cassidy.