|about 1856 in Ireland.|
|1919 in Qld.|
|3 November 1919, Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Qld.|
|Adelaide Ann Diggory (1861-1886) on 30 August 1881 at St Peter’s church, Dublin.|
|Charles George McCorkell (1882-1972)|
|Laura McCorkell (1884-1960)|
|John James McCorkell (1886-1887)|
|Alice Emma Graves (1864-1904) on 1 August 1889 at Brisbane, Qld.|
|John Edwin McCorkell (1898-1981)|
|Christina McCorkell (1901-1904)|
|Alice Emma McCorkell (1903-1987)|
|Described on marriage certificate as of Mountpoltinger, Belfast.|
Sailed from London 18 Aug 1885 and arrived in Brisbane on 18 Oct 1885. Some say the family’s migration was encouraged by Thomas Allen, whose wife was probably John James’s cousin, or perhaps even his brother—or half-brother—if the two
George McCorkellsin the previous generation are the same person. [JC 12/2004] As Thomas Allen did not arrive in Australia until 1886, this seems unlikely.
McCorkell oral history says that John was a gambler who drank to excess and served some jail time. He had a grocery shop in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley and was insolvent at one time.
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