Descendants of Edward Kennedy

Originally from Tipperary, Ireland, Edward Kennedy immigrated to South Australia on the "Osceola" arriving at Port Adelaide on 5 April 1851. He married Catherine Temple on the 17th September 1851 at a Catholic Church in Adelaide. They settled at Dry Creek, north of Adelaide and had three children, Mary, Thomas & William. Catherine died in 1857 when only 27 years of age. Six years later Edward remarried Sarah Keogh on the 16th February 1863.


Two of Edward & Catherine’s children, Mary and William married and moved to Western Victoria.  Mary married John William Short in 1878 at Mirrabel, S.Aust and the following year her brother William Kennedy married John Wm. Short’s sister Ellen Short.  Mary and John Short moved to Kiata, Victoria in the early 1880’s and were living at Woorak, Vic., in 1888.  William and Ellen Kennedy joined them in Woorak,Vic. that year.  John and Mary remained in the area.


Following William Kennedy’s death circa 1899 his widow Ellen eventually moved to Melbourne. At least three of her sons, Herbert, Alfred & John and their families moved to Melbourne and settled in Burnely. Another son Laurence moved to Ouyen, and William settling at Kaniva. One of their daughters Olive moved to New Zealand with her husband Arthur Morriss. 


Three of Alfred Kennedy & Henrietta Cottrell’s children, Olive May, Henrietta Grace &  Vera Ellen  Kennedy, circa 1911




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Other Branches of My Tree


COTTRELL                          GILL                 GORELL               HANKINSON                       LOGIER                PYCROFT/PYCRAFT


SHEEHAN             SHORT                 STANTON            TANNER               WALDIE

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Send mail to: Brenda    

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I would welcome contact from anyone with a connection to these families.

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