William Caffrey (1834-1881)

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History

Caffrey was born at Ferbane, Ireland in 1834.[1] He married Bridget Mullins and they emigrated to Australia.[1] He operated a blacksmith's business in Geelong but became bankrupt in 1865.[1] He and his family moved to Buninyong where he took over a blacksmith's business.[1]


William Caffrey was a blacksmith at Buninyong (Victoria, Australia) from at least 1870 to 1881.


In 1876 his shop and house were destroyed in a major fire which also burnt out 14 other properties:

"...In the blacksmith’s shop there was a horse, and the owner got it out before it was hurt, and ran into the kitchen of his house adjoining to get out some furniture. The poor, terrified animal rushed in after its human companion, and not all the inducements or force applied could get it out, and Caffrey had to leave the poor beast to perish, as the heat was too great for him to bear any longer."[2]


Caffrey served as a councillor on in Shire of Buninyong.[1]


After his death in 1881, his son Thomas Caffrey (1861-1917) to over the business.[1]

Legacy

Caffrey Street in Buninyong is named after him.[1]


Family

William Caffrey (1834-1881) married Bridget Mullins

--+ Mary Ann Caffrey (1857-?)[3]

--+ Bridget Caffrey (1859-?)[4]

--+ Thomas Caffrey (1861-1917)[5]

--+ Kate Caffrey (1863-?)[6]

--+ Sarah Caffrey (1865-?)[7]

--+ Michael Caffrey (1870-?)[8]

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Notes


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Beggs Sunter, Ann. “Caffrey Blacksmith, Buninyong.” Buninyong and District Historical Society. 2013. Accessed September 2015. http://home.vicnet.net.au/~buninhis/caffrey.htm
  2. 1876 'DISASTROUS FIRE AT BUNINYONG.', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 6 November, p. 2, viewed 21 September, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article199832033
  3. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1857 Births, Ref. No. 15187, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  4. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1859 Births, Ref. No. 13989, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  5. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1861 Births, Ref. No. 8332, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  6. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1863 Births, Ref. No. 14281, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  7. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1865 Births, Ref. No. 15559, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998
  8. Pioneer Index Victoria 1836-1888, Index to Births, Deaths, and Marriages in Victoria, 1870 Births, Ref. No. 21744, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 1998


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