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Kealy Edward

Male 1829 - 1873  (44 years)


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  • Name Kealy Edward  [1
    Born 1829  ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Nov 1873  Plough Inn,Paterson,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Probate 23 Dec 1873  ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I7805  GeniAus Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2021 

    Father Kealy Edward,   b. 1799, Castle Durrow,Laois,Kilkenny,Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1867, Summer Hill,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Lannan Mary,   b. 1798, ,,Kilkenny,Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1884, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1824  St Phillips Church of England, Newcastle, NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family McKeown Anne,   b. 1841, ,London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1920, Summer Hill,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1862  ,Paterson, NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Kealy Mary Maude,   b. 29 Nov 1862, ,Paterson, NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1941, ,Ashfield,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Kealy Ellen Winifred,   b. 1866, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1941, ,Vacy,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Kealy Patrick Cyril,   b. 1869, ,,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 11 Sep 1941, Valagnello,Vacy,NSW,Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 72 years)
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F1915  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1829 - ,,NSW,Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jan 1862 - ,Paterson, NSW,Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Nov 1873 - Plough Inn,Paterson,NSW,Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 23 Dec 1873 - ,,NSW,Australia Link to Google Earth
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    1. [S48] Ancestry.co.uk, User dianeralston45.

    2. [S2796] Empire (Sydney), Wed 12 Nov 1873 PrevissueNext issue.
      FATAL FIGHT AT THE PATERSON.—Last
      Friday, the coroner, Mr. T. W. Pearse, held an inquiry at the
      Court-house, Paterson, into the circumstances attending the
      death ot Edward Kealy, who had been killed in a fight with
      one Albert Widders on the evening before. Albert Widders
      was present, during the inquiry, in custody. The particulars
      of the occurrence are detailed in the following evidence,
      which was taken : Joseph Patfield, having be sworn,
      deposed; I reside at the Paterson, and am a labourer. I have
      known the deceased Edwary Kealy for the past ten or twelve
      years. I went to the Plough Inn last evening, about half-past
      six; when I came there I found the man Widders. There
      were three others, two of whom I do not know, and Peter
      Kellner, and the deceased Kealy. When I came up these
      five persons were coming out of the bar door. When
      I came up first I heard the man Widders say to Kealy,
      "Well, old man, I am as strong as you," or "stronger," I
      cannot say which. Then Kealy (the deceased) began to pull
      his waistcoat off, and said that he would let him see that he
      was not. Then the deceased squared up in front of Widders,
      and Widders said that he would not fight, and with that the
      deceased hit Widders on the nose. Widders pulled off his
      coat, and they fought, and Widders knocked the deceased
      down and hit him when he was down. Then the landlord
      Smith ran and took Widders away. Kealy, the deceased, got
      up and said, "I have had enough of it, and I want no more,"
      and that he would give Widders in best man. With that
      Widders told deceased to hold up his hands, that as he had
      oommenced it he would give him a bellyful of it, and Wid-
      ders then called deceased a — and a dog. Deceased after
      this walked up to Widders two or three times, and held out
      his hands as though he would make it up. Widders said
      he would make him fight. Kealy then shaped, and
      they fought another round. Widders at this time knocked
      Kealy down, and Kealy got up and said that he would give
      in best man, that he had enough of it ; and then Widders
      walked up to deceased and made a blow with his left hand,
      but I don't think he hit him. Kealy then made a wheel
      away, and Widders made another blow and caught Kealy
      on the left side. Widders then walked away, and as he was
      doing so, he said that he did not know what they wanted
      to keep such rubbish about the place for. The blow given
      to Kealy by Widders made him stagger, and Kealy tried to
      walk forward a little, but instead of walking, he staggered
      and fell. Mr. Smith and another man came and picked him
      up. Kealy was then insensible, and never spoke after. Wil-
      liam Brims was there, and he wae encouraging Widders in his
      fight with Kealy, and saying, "Go into him, Albert ; that is the
      way to give it to him." By the jury : Kealy was so drunk
      that he could scarcely walk about. Widders had the appear-
      ance of drink on him. From the first to the second fight
      would be about five minutes. I don't think Kealy was try-
      ing to get away from Widders, only he was drunk and wanted
      to make it up. Kealy was not abusive at all, only Widders
      was, after receiving the first blow, eager to fight. Widders
      knew that Kealy was desirous of making it up. Kealy was
      not able to stand or fight. By the Police : When the last and
      fatal blow was struck, Kealy was not in a fighting attitude ;
      his hands were thrown up. Smith and myself ran to Wid-
      ders, after he had knocked the deceased down the first time,
      and shouted that we would have no cowardly
      work. I could hear a noise in the bar
      before I came up, but do not know what was passing.—
      James Wells, being sworn, stated : I am senior-constable in
      the police force stationed at Paterson. About seven o'clock
      last evening, Edmond Duggan came to the court-house and
      reported that a half-caste had struck Mr. Edward Kealy, and
      that he thought hs was dying, and that he was going for the
      doctor. I went at once to the Plough Inn and saw the people
      in great confusion. I saw Albert Widders at the door. He
      met me, and said that he could not help it, that the man was
      dead, and that he had been teasing him all the evening and
      would not leave him alone (this was in the room where
      they play at puff and dart)—that he had been teas-
      ing him—that Kealy had driven him out of the
      room into the bar. He then said that in the
      bar they had caught hold of one another's hands, and were
      trying their strength. Kealy fell, and then they went out-
      side, and he struck Widders on the nose. "I then stripped
      off to fight, and knocked Kealy down twice," he said. On the
      third time he told Kealy that he would not have it all his own
      way. He then struck him in the side, and Kealy fell again.
      He complained much of Kealy putting his hands in his face,
      and challenging him. Hearing other statements of the affair,
      I went in the back room, and saw the deceased lying dead. I
      opened his shirt, and found a mark on his left breast. There
      were two other marks about the back and chest. —Robert
      James Pierce, having been duly sworn, deposed : I am a
      legally qualified medical practitioner, residing at West Mait-
      land. I have seen the body of deceased, and made a post
      mortem examination thereon. On examining the body
      externally, I found it to be that of a well-built and healthily-
      developed man, apparently forty-five years of age. The only
      external mark of violence I found was a bruise or contusion on
      the front of the abdomen, towards the left side. The mark
      'was irregular in shape, and about four inches in circum-
      ference. On examining the spleen, I found it was
      ruptured. There was a rent or tear about an inch
      and a half long on the upper surface. Through
      that rent the blood had escaped. At the
      lower margin of the spleen the rent was completely through
      the whole substance of the organ. The spleen is a very
      vascular organ, and when wounded pours out a large quantity
      of blood. A violent blow on the left side of the stomach,
      given by a strong man with full force, would be sufficient to
      cause a rupture or laceration of the spleen. I am of opinion
      that the immediate cause of death was rupture of the spleen.
      The jury retired, and after deliberating for three or four
      hours, returned the following verdict: "We, the jury
      empanelled, consider that Edward Kealy came by his
      death by the hands of Albert Widders. Our finding against
      Albert Widders is that he be guilty of manslaughter : thus
      far we are unanimous. Two of our number consider William
      Brims guilty of aiding and abetting ; ten being against find-
      ing him guilty of aiding and abetting." Widders was then
      committed for trial.

    3. [S2813] SRNSW, http://api.records.nsw.gov.au/items/171924.
      Edward Kealy Date of death 6 November 1873, Granted on 23 December 1873
      Item number:
      Series 2-423
      Date range:
      unknown
      Descriptive note:
      Edward Kealy Date of death 6 November 1873, Granted on
      23 December 1873
      Access direction:
      359
      Availability:
      Available