Person Sheet

Name Thomas O'FARRELL
Birth ~1841, County Clare, Ireland
Death 1896, Ballarat East, Vic6 Age: 55
Death Memo #4700
Occupation Farmer
Father John O'FARRELL
Mother Bridget O'NEIL
1 Ellen DALY7
Birth 1841, Tipparary, Ireland
Death 1907, Ballarat, Vic2 Age: 66
Death Memo #201
Father John DALY
Mother Margaret CROWLEY
Marriage 8 Jun 1867, St Alipius, Ballarat7
Marr Memo #1565
Children John (1868-)
  Mary Ann (1869-)
  Ellen (1871-)
  Terence (1873-)
  Thomas (1874-)
Notes for Thomas O'FARRELL
Thomas Farrell v Patrick .Murphy, £10, damages for, as sault; Mr Walsh for the plaintiff, and Air Finn for the defendant. The parties resided in Warrenheip, and the case, like many disputes from that part of the country, was involved in a considerable amount of contradiction, and comprised nearly half a score of combatants. Tho plaintiff and his brothers Patrick and John were engaged early on the morning of tho 3rd instant, clearing a paddock of crown lands when the defendant and a man named Markehan came up and offered to fight them. The plaintiff stated he declined the challenge, and that Murphy and his mate went away and threatened to return with assistance to put them out of the paddock. In about two hours afterwards the two returned reinforced with four or five other men, among whom Martin Murphy, James M'Inerny, and John Toohey were conspicuous, and the plaintiff and his brother John got severely handled. The plaintiff was considerably bruised about the head, and it appeared from the evidence that Patrick Murphy had been his principal assailant. There were cases against Markehan, Martin Murphy, M'Inerny, and Toohey also for assault, and they were all heard together. Patrick Farrell had also summoned the five defendants for assault. The hearing of the cases occupied a considerable time, and resulted in Patrick Murphy being ordered to pay £3 3s damages, and £1 Is coats. In the cases ogainst the other four defendants they were cach ordered to pay £1 damages, and half a guinea costs.

"POLICE." The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1870) 7 Oct 1865: 2. Web. 11 Dec 2013 <>.

A shocking accident, resulting in the death of a farmer, named Thomas Farrell, 60 years of age, a resident of Dunnstown, occurred last night on the railway line near the Ballarat East railway station. The body of the unfortunate man was not discovered until   nearly 1 o'clock although he must have been run down by the goods train which leaves for Geelong it about 9 o’ clock How he came to be on the line has not been clearly explained, but it is surmised that he missed his train,   and started to walk home along the track, and that he did not hear the locomotive coming up behind him until it was too late He must have been killed outright, as his body was dreadfully mutilated. He leaves a widow and family.
"RAILWAY LINE FATALITIES." The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) 20 Apr 1896: 6. Web. 27 Dec 2013 <>.
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