Patrick Sheeran

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Patrick Sheeran was a publican in Ballarat, Victoria <1877-1886>.



Patrick Sheeran was born about 1837. He was the son of Hugh Sheeran and Winnifred Burke.[1] Sheeran was the publican of the Vine Hotel, on the north east corner of Creswick Road and Macarthur Street, from at least 1877-1884.[2]

Sheeran was married to Ann Ryan. They had a large family:

  • Viney (1858)
  • James Dalton (1860)
  • Hugh O'Brien (1862)
  • Josephine Ellen (1864)
  • Francis Patrick (1866)
  • Letitia Ann (1868)
  • Charles Hannibal (1871)
  • Euphrosyne Marion (1873)
  • Mildred Thelia (1876-1877)
  • Hector Deburgh (1878)
  • Eileen Eletha (1882)

On 27 February 1877 his baby daughter was drowned:

Mildred Thalie Sheeran, an infant about 14 months old, was accidentally drowned in a tub of water yesterday. The child's father keeps the Vine Hotel, on the Creswick-road.[3][4]

On the 13 September 1886, Sheeran's body was found in Lake Wendouree:

The body of Mr. Patrick Sheeran, lately owner and licensee of the Vine Hotel, was found in lake Wendouree early this morning. Mr. Sheeran retired in his usual health on Sunday night, but this morning it was found that he had left his bedroom very early. He suffered greatly from rheumatism, and it is believed that through weariness of suffering he drowned himself. The deceased was 50 years of age, and leaves a widow and family of eight, his children being nearly all grown up.[5]


See also



  1. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1886 Deaths, Ref. No. 8114, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  2. 1884 'BALLARAT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 3 January, p. 6, viewed 7 October, 2014,
  3. 1877 'BALLARAT.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 28 February, p. 7, viewed 7 October, 2014,
  4. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1877 Deaths, Ref. No. 272, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  5. 1886 '[From Melbourne Papers.] VICTORIA.', The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), 17 September, p. 3, viewed 7 October, 2014,

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