John Shea1

M, #141, b. 25 October 1847, d. 1907
FatherThomas Shea1 b. 1803, d. 1 Oct 1854
MotherBridget Costello1 b. 1816, d. 24 Feb 1891
Relationship3rd great-uncle of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited10 Jun 2009
Birth*25 October 1847 Norfolk, NSW1 
Baptism9 March 1848 Goulburn, NSW;son of Thomas Shea & Bridget Costello, Norfolk
Minister R Walsh Roman Catholic1 
Death of Father1 October 1854 Norfolk, NSW;Principal=Thomas Shea2 
Marriage*1883 Cootamundra, NSW;Bride=Mary Shallick3 
Birth of Son1884 Murrumburrah, NSW;Principal=John T Shea4 
Birth of Son1885 Murrumburrah, NSW;Principal=James Patrick Shea5 
Birth of Son1888 Murrumburrah, NSW;Principal=Michael Joseph Shea6 
Birth of Daughter1889 Murrumburrah, NSW;Principal=Mary J Shea7 
Birth of Son1891 Murrumburrah, NSW;Principal=William G Shea8 
Death of Mother24 February 1891 Murrumburrah, NSW;
Name: Bridget Shea
Date of Death: 24 Feb 1891
Place: Murrumburrah NSW
Occupation: Housekeeper
Sex: Female
Age: 80
Conjugal Status:
Place of Birth: Ireland
Father: William Costello
Occupation: Not Known
Mother: Not Known
Place of Marriage: Bathurst
Age at Marriage: 31
Name of Spouse: Thomas Shea
Children of Marriage: 2 males living, 1 female deceased
Informant: John Shea, son, Murrumburrah
Cause of Death: Senile Decay
Length of Illness: 9 months
Medical Attendant: Dr Smith
Date last seen: 12 Jan 1891
Date of Burial: 25 Feb 1891
Place of Burial: Murrumburrah
Minister & Religion: Rev Rd Butler, Church of Rome
Undertaker: G W Usher
Witnesses: G J Shallick, J Egan
Registered: 25 Mar 1891 - Murrumburrah;Principal=Bridget Costello9 
(Witness) Headstone Murrumburrah Cemetery, Murrumburrah, NSW;
In Loving Memory of
Bridget Shea
died 24th Febry 1891
aged 80 years
Not lost but gone before

Honorah Cahill
Daughter of the above
died 14th March 1891
aged 45 years

William George Shea
Grandson of the aforesaid
Bridget Shea
died 8th July 1891
aged 7 months

This Stone was Erected by her beloved son
John Shea;Principal=Bridget Shea, Principal=Honorah Cahill10 
Death*1907 Murrumburrah, NSW11 


Mary Bales b. 1848


  1. [S58] Microfilm Roman Catholic Baptism Registers, "V18481244 65/1848 John Shea."
  2. [S357] Petition of Bridget Shea ,"20 November 1854."
  3. [S12] NSW Marriage Index, 4943/1883 John Shea & Mary Shallick.
  4. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 33916/1884 John T Shea.
  5. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 35041/1885 James P Shea.
  6. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 38480/1888 Michael J Shea.
  7. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 36978/1889 Mary J Shea.
  8. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 23324/1891 William G Shea.
  9. [S107] NSW Death Transcript (Marilyn Rowan), 9767/1891 Bridget Shea.
  10. [S151] Monumental inscription Harden-Murrumburra Cemetery (Cemetery Road Murrumburrah).
  11. [S11] NSW Death Index, 2024/1907 John Shea.