I am looking for information about Jeremiah Ryan, born in Castleconnell, Limerick, Ireland c.1834 to Jeremiah Ryan (Farmer) and Catherine Froon (or Freen - marriage registry is hard to read).
Jeremiah Ryan married Mary McMahon in 3 Nov 1858, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Mary McMahon born in Clare, Ireland c.1836 to Patrick McMahon (Farmer) and Julia Skehane.
Jeremiah and Mary both lived at Church Hill, Sydney, New South Wales at the time of their marriage.
They moved to Victoria, Australia c.1862. They had 9 children - Patrick (c.1860-??), Catherine Agnes (c.1862-1889), Jeremiah (1862-1928), Mary Teresa (1864-1944), Anne (1866-1867), Joseph Charles (1867-1939), Thomas Patrick (1867-1922), Michael Henry Augustus/Augustine (1872-1915), Elizabeth (1873-1949 or later).
Jeremiah worked as a wood/timber and coal merchant, labourer and farmer in Bungaree, Dead Horse, Woodend and North Melbourne (Hotham) areas of Victoria, Australia. There is also a possibility the family spent some time in Bendigo but I have not been able to confirm any details.
Jeremiah gave evidence in Brunswick Court (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) on 16 May 1883. This is the last trace I have found, however, there are newspaper advertisements for a wood and coal merchant named John Ryan in the Melbourne area.
Mary died in Hotham, Victoria, Australia on 10 Dec 1897. Any information about her family would also be appreciated.
Jeremiah Ryan and Mary McMahon both signed documents with their mark, X.
Any help would be appreciated.