31 May, 2010

Loughlin Family Geneology Forum

The entry in the Loughlin Family Geneology Forum for Thomas James, Count O'Loughlin posted by Claire O'Loughlin is an excellent short biography and reads as follows:

I know there were quite a number of O'Loughlin's and Loughlin's from Castlewarren, some of them were famous and have an interesting past. If anyone has any information they would like to share we could build up a good picture of who is who.

Thomas James O’Loughlin (c1866-1929) Businessman & Catholic BenefactorFor someone who was created a Privy Chamberlain by the Roman Catholic Church, it is surprising little information is available on Thomas James O’Loughlin. The Argus obituary reveals some details. It notes that he “took a leading part in the reception of Cardinal Cerretti who visited Australia as Papal Leyate to the Eucharistic Congress in Sydney. In recognition of this role and his generous benefactions to the Roman Catholic Church, he was created a domestic Privy Chamberlain to Pope Pius XI”. On his wedding day in 1911 in Kilkenny, Ireland, he was created a Count of Rome by Pope Pius X; his benefactions to Catholic undertakings and charities was said to have succeeded £100,000.

17 May, 2010

The Children of Count O'Loughlin

Kathleen Mary Fitzgerald née O'Loughlin b. 1912, d. 1969.

Kathleen Mary travelled from Melbourne to Ireland on the Orient liner Orsavo to London England arriving on 21st June, 1913, continuing to Ireland, with her parents and Delian Mescall (possibly a nanny).

She travelled from Melbourne to Ireland in May 1920 via London, England on the Red Funnel Line.

After the death of her mother she travelled with her family for a holiday to Hawaii from Sydney to Honolulu arriving on 30th December 1927.

After the death of her father travelled to England age 18 with her sister Margaret age 17 arriving in London on May 6th 1931. By 1937, she had taken up residence in Horsham.

m. Maurice Southwell Fitzgerald (1904-1991) of 49, Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead (Apr-Jun, 1938, Registration District Kensington, Middlesex, Vol. 1a, p. 567) and had issue:

1. Arthur Thomas b. 1939, d. 2000
2. A girl b. 1941
3. A girl b. 1942, m. and had issue 2 children
4. A boy b. 1946, m. and had issue 2 girls
5. A girl b. 1948, m. and had issue 2 girls
6. A girl, m.

The engagement of Maurice Southwell Fitzgerald of 49, Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, to Kathleen Mary O'Loughlin of 111, Sloane St., London SW1, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. T J O'Loughlin of Melbourne was announced in the Melbourne newspaper The Argus of 5th March, 1938.

Margaret Honor O'Loughlin b. 1914, at Dublin, Ireland

After the death of her father travelled to England age 17 with her sister Kathleen age 18 arriving in London on May 6th 1931.

Margaret Honor enlisted in the Royal Australian Naval Service at Port Melbourne in 1944, Service Number WR/2211. Her service record can be viewed at: http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx

A girl O'Loughlin b. 1915

Mary Agatha Devine née O'Loughlin b. 1917

m. John Berchmans Devine in 1940, who died in 1955. Marriage Registration Number 8927
JB Devine, son of Sir Hugh Berchmans Devine (1878-1959), son of John and Mary Anne Devine née Gleeson, both of Geelong.

Dorothy Gertrude O'Loughlin b. 1919.

In 1943 by the electoral rolls have Dorothy Gertrude and Margaret Honor living at Irving Road, Toorak, Victoria, the former registered as having home duties, the latter as R.C. Transport Driver.

Gerald Thomas O'Loughlin b. 1922 but lived only 26 hours, buried on 2nd September, 1922. Kew reg. no. 9762

Mary O'Loughlin b. 1925, appears to have died with her mother in childbirth. Mother and daughter have consecutive death certificate registration numbers: Kew reg. no. 10046 and 10047 respectively.

From Rootschat.com.