Bellingen GenWeb Project
Genealogy transcripts on, from and about Bellingen Shire, New South Wales, Australia


Home | Vital Records | Transcription Index | Other Resources | Mid-North Coast Message Board | Mailing List

Behan Family History & Tree
< Back

History

Source: 'Pioneering in the Bellinger Valley'

The Hydes Creek district played its nobly in the Great War of 1914 - 18 and many young men enlisted from the community and saw service in various theatres of war. Some of them paid the supreme sacrifice and we honour their memory. Included in the number who enlisted from the area were the following: C. F. Behan, P.F. Behan, J.W. Behan, H. Behan, F.Bemish (killed in action), H.Colyer (died since action), C.Casey, A.L. Dodson, B.Gralton (died since the war), J. Hosier, A. Kethel, J.G. Reid, C. Roffey (killed in action), C. Ramsey (killed in action), E.A.Thompson and W.S. Thompson (killed in action).

Kindly contributed by Karen Burkill


Family Tree

Descendants of William Behan and Mary Foster.  Mary had also been married to John Supple.  To determine Mary Foster's descendants amalgamate the Supple and Behan trees.

Descendants of William Behan

1 William BEHAN - 1868 
. +Mary FOSTER 1815 - 1861 b: 01 June 1815 in Cranfield, Bed m: 24 October 1845 m: 24 October 1845
........ 2 Elizabeth BEHAN 1846 - b: 15 December 1846 
............ +John MATHESON m: 15 July 1872 in Kempsey, NSW m: 15 July 1872 in Kempsey, NSW
................... 3 Mary MATHESON 
................... 3 Marjorie MATHESON 
................... 3 Catherine MATHESON 
................... 3 Alexandra MATHESON 
................... 3 Angus MATHESON 
................... 3 Isabella MATHESON 
................... 3 Jeanette MATHESON 
................... 3 Annie MATHESON 
....................... +Charles Edmund SMITH 
.............................. 4 Elizabeth Clare SMITH 
................... 3 John MATHESON 
.............................. 4 Roger Bede MATHESON 
.................................. +Pearl HOFFMAN 
......................................... 5 Joan MATHERSON 
............................................. +Michael MCGOVERN 
.................................................... 6 Colleen MCGOVERN 
........................................................ +Kevin WOOD 
.............................................................. 7 Michael WOOD 
.............................................................. 7 Steven WOOD 
.............................................................. 7 Joanne WOOD 
.................................................... 6 Janice MCGOVERN 
........................................................ +Danny BIACARDIA 
.............................................................. 7 Joni BIACARDIA 
.............................................................. 7 Danny BIACARDIA 
.................................................... 6 Alan MCGOVERN 
........................................................ +Vicky STEELE 
.............................................................. 7 Richard MCGOVERN 
.............................................................. 7 Tracey MCGOVERN 
.................................................... 6 Brian MCGOVERN 
........................................................ +Sue MAHER 
.............................................................. 7 Joseph MCGOVERN 
.............................................................. 7 Luke MCGOVERN 
.............................................................. 7 Rebecca MCGOVERN 
.............................................................. 7 Jesse MCGOVERN 
.............................................................. 7 // MCGOVERN 
.................................................... 6 Paul MCGOVERN 
........................................................ +Kathy COOPER 
.............................................................. 7 Jade MCGOVERN 
.................................................... 6 Barry MCGOVERN 
........................................................ +Erica 
.............................................................. 7 Brett MCGOVERN 
.............................................................. 7 Sally MCGOVERN 
................... 3 William MATHESON 
................... 3 Elizabeth MATHESON 
................... 3 Roger MATHESON 
........ 2 Catherine BEHAN 1849 - 1925 b: 10 April 1849 in Port Macquarie, NSW 
............ +William SHERIDAN 1841 - b: 1841 in Donegal, Ireland m: 03 November 1864 in St Thomas Church of England, Port Macquarie, NSW m: 03 November 1864 in St Thomas Church of England, Port Macquarie, NSW
................... 3 Margaret SHERIDAN 1866 - b: 11 January 1866 
....................... +Edward HAMILTON m: 1885 m: 1885
................... 3 Catherine SHERIDAN 1869 - b: 1869 
....................... +Matthew MCCUSKER 
................... 3 William SHERIDAN 1874 - 1915 b: 1874 
....................... +Ivie BREESE 
................... 3 John SHERIDAN 1875 - b: 1875 
....................... +Ann BRADFORD m: in Casino m: in Casino
................... 3 Hugh SHERIDAN 1877 - b: 1877 
....................... +Elizabeth HENNESSEY m: in Lismore m: in Lismore
................... 3 George SHERIDAN 1879 - b: 1879 
....................... +Christina MACKAY 
................... 3 Francis SHERIDAN 1885 - b: 1885 
....................... +Hanora MCNALLY m: 27 May 1908 m: 27 May 1908
................... 3 Sarah SHERIDAN 1887 - b: 1887 
....................... +Peter DURKIN m: in Bankstown m: in Bankstown
................... 3 Michael SHERIDAN 1889 - b: 1889 
....................... +Mabel CLOUGH 
................... 3 Ellen SHERIDAN 1891 - b: 1891 
....................... +Reg WHITE 
................... 3 Mary SHERIDAN 1866 - 1867 b: 13 April 1866 
................... 3 Patrick SHERIDAN 1871 - b: 1871 
....................... +Louisa QUINN 
................... 3 James SHERIDAN 1879 - b: 1879 
....................... +Christina BYRNES 
........ 2 John William BEHAN 1852 - 1914 b: 22 July 1852 
............ +Margaret GILLON - 1916 m: 25 October 1876 m: 25 October 1876
................... 3 Honorah BEHAN 1878 - b: 1878 
....................... +Alf MARKHAM 
................... 3 Mary BEHAN 1880 - b: 1880 
....................... +John P MCNALLY m: 1900 m: 1900
................... 3 Catherine BEHAN 1882 - b: 1882 
....................... +Arthur FORBES 
................... 3 James BEHAN 1884 - b: 1884 
....................... +Mabel ELIZABETH 
................... 3 Margaret BEHAN 1886 - b: 1886 
....................... +Alf FORBES 
................... 3 John BEHAN 1889 - b: 1889 
....................... +Nellie FEENEY 
................... 3 Johanna BEHAN 1892 - b: 1892 
....................... +Robert CRAWFORD 
................... 3 Cornelius BEHAN 1894 - b: 1894 
....................... +Effie KERR 
................... 3 Eilleen BEHAN 1897 - b: 19 June 1897 
....................... +Uno HELANDER 
................... 3 Adeline BEHAN 1899 - b: 05 May 1899 
....................... +Charles GILLAM 
........ 2 James BEHAN 1853 - b: 1853 
............ +Johanna GILLON m: 1881 m: 1881
................... 3 Elizabeth BEHAN 1885 - b: 1885 
................... 3 Mary M BEHAN 1887 - b: 1887 
................... 3 Michael William BEHAN 1881 - b: 1881 
................... 3 Patrick F BEHAN 1892 - b: 1892 
................... 3 Rudolph BEHAN 1894 - 1896 b: 1894 
................... 3 Elsie BEHAN 1897 - b: 1897 
................... 3 John BEHAN 1882 - b: 1882 
....................... +Mary Elsie ROSS 1883 - 1977 b: 1883 
.............................. 4 Zilla May BEHAN 1905 - b: 1905 
.................................. +Walter James SIMPSON 
......................................... 5 Keith SIMPSON 
............................................. +Valerie FORREST 
.................................................... 6 Karen SIMPSON 
........ 2 Mary BEHAN 1856 - 1921 b: 22 December 1856 in Hampden Hall, Macleay River, NSW 
............ +Francis COOK m: 15 February 1877 in Austral Eden, Macleay River, NSW m: 15 February 1877 in Austral Eden, Macleay River, NSW
................... 3 Henrietta COOK 1878 - b: 1878 
....................... +George PARKINS 
................... 3 Catherine Mary COOK 1880 - 1941 b: 25 June 1880 in Austral Eden, Macleay River, NSW 
....................... +John Maclean MCKAY m: 17 August 1905 in 17/8/1905 m: 17 August 1905 in 17/8/1905
................... 3 Florence COOK 1882 - 1957 b: 1882 in Austral Eden, Macleay River, NSW 
....................... +Anthony HERBERT 
................... 3 Francis H COOK 1884 - 1884 b: 1884 in Austral Eden, Macleay River, NSW 
................... 3 Agnes Maud COOK 1885 - b: 20 May 1885 in Gladstone, NSW 
....................... +Frederick Walter PARKINS 
................... 3 Maisie COOK 1887 - 1970 b: 01 September 1887 
....................... +Albert Percy ADAMS 1886 - 1949 b: 09 September 1886 in Leichardt, NSW m: 18 January 1910 in Presbyterian Church Smith St. Kempsey, NSW m: 18 January 1910 in Presbyterian Church Smith St. Kempsey, NSW
................... 3 Cook 1890 - b: 1890 in Austral Eden, Macleay River, NSW 
................... 3 Peter Harold COOK 1891 - b: 1891 
....................... +Beatrice KELLY 
................... 3 Frederick William Leslie COOK 1894 - b: 1894 
....................... +Evelyn MUDDLE 
................... 3 James Roderick COOK 1896 - b: 1896 
................... 3 Eveline Grace COOK 1898 - 1992 b: 22 September 1898 
....................... +Harold REES 
................... 3 Elizabeth Pearl COOK 1901 - b: 1901 
....................... +Lloyd WRIGHT 
................... *2nd Husband of Elizabeth Pearl Cook: 
....................... +Frank WOLFENDEN 

Please note that there are a number of unresolved discrepancies in this tree, particularly relating to the children of James Behan and Johanna Gillon.  If you can assist in resolving any of the discrepancies please contact Karen Burkill (James Behan/Johanna Gillon line). 

Also Lyn Murphy particularly regarding the Mary Behan / Francis Cook line.




new south wales
Return to BelliGenWeb Hompage

© Bellingen New South WalesGenWeb Project

AustraliaGenWeb  NSW Logo WorldGenWeb Project