Daniel McGuirk was born 1791 in Kings Court, County Cavan, Ireland and died 23 July 1867 in Parlour Creek, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Honora Francis (1803-1867) 31 December 1821 in Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia.

Daniel was a convict who had arrived on the ship Martha in 1818. He was sentenced to transportation for life for burglary. Daniel reoffended several times and, along with his son Thomas McGuirk (1826-1884) and son-in-law Patrick Grady (1822-1892) were charged with bushranging with firearms in 1846. Daniel was transported to Van Diemens Land in 1846 for 7 years. He left Honora with 10 children, although 2 daughters had married. The eldest Ann had been murdered and she had three children, which no doubt were being looked after by Honora. Honora's youngest chld was only 3 years old. Daniel returned to NSW after his sentence had expired and he died in 1867. Honora died one month later.


Offspring of Daniel McGuirk and Honora Francis (1803-1867)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ann McGuirk (1822-1845) 1822 Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia 7 February 1845 Tuglow River, New South Wales, Australia Henry Hogan (1816-1865)

Catherine McGuirk (1824-1884) 1824 Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia 15 May 1884 Adavale, Queensland, Australia Patrick Grady (1822-1892)

Thomas McGuirk (1826-1884) 27 September 1826 Evan, New South Wales, Australia 27 November 1884 Thalaba, New South Wales, Australia Ann Shepherd (1838-1920)

Rosetta Mary McGuirk (1829-1899) 3 February 1829 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 15 March 1899 Thalaba, New South Wales, Australia Patrick Berrell (1818-1901)

John McGuirk (1831-1899)
Francis McGuirk (1832-1888)
Joseph Hugh McGuirk (1836-1908)
Mary Anastasia McGuirk (1838-1925) 1838 Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia 31 December 1925 Black Spring, New South Wales, Australia John Grady (1839-1925)

Rosanna McGuirk (1839-1899)
Daniel McGuirk (1840-1882)
James Henry McGuirk (1843)


His father is listed as "Hugh" or "Daniel" by different researchers, his mother as "Elizabeth".

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