Madden Family Trees


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Killaloe-Ogonnelloe, Clare, Ireland
This is a composite family tree that tells the story of three connected MADDEN families that came from the same area in Clare, Ireland.

Patrick Denis Madden (c1803-1886) came from the Killaloe area in County Clare. Patrick emigrated to Melbourne, Australia, probably in the early 1840s as a Bounty (Assisted) immigrant, although no record of his arrival has been located. He married Maria La Roche at the newly built Catholic church (later Melbourne's first Catholic cathedral) dedicated to St Francis in 1843 and farmed in the Kilmore area of Victoria, where he also raised his young family, and later took up agricultural leases at Culcairn and finally Peak Hill in New South Wales.

Henry Madden (c1806-1886) was born in County Clare, Ireland. He married Ann Ryan abt 1846 and they raised their family in the Ogonnelloe area of Clare. Three of their children emigrated to Sydney, Australia in 1878 sponsored by their "cousin", Denis Madden, one of the sons of Patrick Madden (above) and joined their cousins at Culcairn, where they also established families of their own.

Joseph Madden (1827-1884) was born in "Ogonelly co Clare" according to his 1855 marriage certificate to Margaret McDonald nee Murphy in Melbourne, Victoria. Joseph and Margaret held the licence to an hotel in Kilmore called the 'Gold Diggers' Home' from about 1856 and later took up a leasehold in Casterton in Western Victoria in 1879, where Joseph died, without living offspring.

Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
Arthur George Madden was born abt 1835 in England. No record has been found of his arrival in Australia but by 1855 he was digging for gold at the Hanging Rock/Peel River gold fields near Tamworth, New South Wales. He married the widow Martha Sawyer there in 1861 and they established their family in the Nundle/Tamworth area. Arthur later became a butcher and then an innkeeper at Tamworth.

Marylebone, London, England
Daniel Madden, Teacher of Mathematics, married Elizabeth Studley at the parish of St George Hanover Square in London in 1819. The family appear to have lived in the Marylebone and later the Lambeth area. No record has been found of Daniel's birth or where he came from.

James Malachi Madden, Surgeon, Royal Navy
James Malachi Madden was born in Ireland in 1791. He joined the Royal Navy in 1811 and served on many ships both during and after the Napoleonic Wars. James was a surgeon and after leaving the Navy set up a private medical practice near Exeter, England. His son, Robert, joined the East India Company and served in Bombay, India. He was only 16 when he became an Ensign and was dead by the time he was 19.