Jeremiah Darcey

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Jeremiah Darcey
Born Ireland
Died June 1876
Other names Darcy
Occupation Publican
Known for Rock of Cashel Hotel
Home town Dunnstown
Spouse(s) Matilda Darcey

Jeremiah Darcey (also spelled as Darcy and D'arcy) was a publican in the Ballarat district, <1876.

History[edit | edit source]

From Bill Darcey:

In 1862 J. D'arcy was allocated a block of land adjacent to the crossroads, intersected by the railway line to Ballarat. In 1876 when Jeremiah passed away he left his said property known as the Rock of Cashel Hotel (located at Dunnstown) to his wife. The remainder of the assets were assigned to his youngest sons, Thomas, Patrick and John (all born in WARR registration district), if their mother passed away. His eldest children Maria (Graber), Dennis, Daniel, Annie (Coleman) and Jeremiah (1849-1854) were born in Ireland. Dennis and family lived up the road at Mollenghip (Benger's Hill). Dennis retired to Geelong and died in 1930. Daniel became the publican of the Shamrock Hotel after his dear wife tried to direct him into another line of employment. This was where a number of their children were born. They eventually moved to Grant Street, Golden Point in Ballarat where he died in 1900. Subsequently, a number of Daniel's boys turned to the mining industry for employment, four of them came west, the girls sort employment in the hotel industry and came west too. One son remained in the east and moved to Melbourne. Matilda outlived a number of her children and passed away in 1901 (at the tender age of 95). There is a cemetery plot in the Old Cemetery in Ballarat containing 11 members of the family.[1]

Darcey died in June 1876:

Funeral Notice. THE Friends of the late Mr JEREMIAH DARCEY are respectfully invited to follow his remains o the place of interment, the Ballarat Old Cemetery. The funeral to move from his late residence, Dunnstown, Warrenheip, next the Rock of Cashel Hotel, on Wednesday, the 7th inst., at Twelve o’clock noon. .ATKINS, Undertaker, Bridge street, and Dawson street, opposite the Roman Catholic Church.[2]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2004, Bill Darcey, Dunnstown area, Rootsweb,
  2. 1876 'Family Notices', The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924), 7 June, p. 3. , viewed 02 Feb 2017,

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