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For details of the early life of Michael BARFOOT in Sydney and Van Diemen's Land see his mother Elizabeth CHURCH in VDL 1824-28

4. Michael BAREFOOT b abt 1818 Sydney, NSW, s/o John BARFOOT/BAREFOOT/BARFORD and Elizabeth CHURCH.
Michael BAREFOOT (aged 22) arrived Port Phillip 17 Nov 1840 on the Gem from Launceston, Van Diemen's Land (known as Tasmania from 1856)

Marriage of Michael BAREFOOT and Hannah CRONIN c1842
Michael BAREFOOT m abt 1842 in Melbourne, Hannah CRONIN (no record of marriage found)

Hannah CRONIN b abt 1818 Cork, Ireland d/o James CRONIN, Butcher.
Possible shipping: Passenger No. 11 on the Brankinmoor Hanna CRONAN aged 18, Child's Maid, RC, Read only, Co Cork, 19 pounds. [Bounty Passengers on Brankinmoor having date 11 Mar 1840, sailed from Cork 1 Aug 1841, arrived Port Phillip 3 Dec 1841.]

Directories show that in 1840 and 1851 Michael BAREFOOT was living in Virginia St Newtown Geelong. On 1 Jun 1850 he was living in a one roomed wooden house in Newtown next to his brother-in-law Samuel HOCKEY. [Kardinia Ward, Geelong Rate Books]

Death of Michael BAREFOOT 1853
Michael BAREFOOT died 12 Jan 1853 aged 35 yrs Newtown [Vic 1601, ECR f 1013 St Mary's RC Geelong]
Geelong, Victoria Roman Catholic: Burials in the Parish of the County of Grant from 7 Nov 1852 to 3rd Feb 1853: Michael BAREFOOT, Abode: Newtown, buried 13 Jan 1853, aged 35 yrs, Ceremony performed by P. SMYTH [1594/1601]

Wills 1874-1884 Michael BARFOOT, Geelong, Laborer, died 12 Jan 1853, Admin. date of grant 23 Jul 1875 to Catherine BENSON [13/276] Why is there a gap of 22 yrs? Michael's wife Hannah died 24 Oct 1874. Catherine BENSON was the daughter of Michael and Hannah BARFOOT.

Death of Hannah BARFOOT ms CRONIN 1874
Hannah BARFOOT d 24 Oct 1874 aged 56 yrs (b 1818?) Geelong [Vic 10522] bur 26 Oct 1874 Geelong Cemetery RC. She had lived in Victoria for 35 yrs (arr 1839?) and had been widowed for 21 yrs (since 1853). Rate Books show Mrs Barfoot living in Geelong in 1857, Addis St in 1865 and Virginia St in 1874.

Inquest into the death of Hannah BARFOOT 1874
Children of Michael BAREFOOT and Hannah CRONAN/CRONIN
Fellow researchers of BARFOOT/HOCKEY line, some since the early 1980s: Laurel Merritt, Fred Rosewarne, Sue Fullarton (Guy descendants), 'Monty' Cusworth (Helyar descendant), Pat Bates (Starr descendant), Arthur Johnson (wife Cassidy descendant), Jean Spears, Diane Young & Linda Brown (Clover descendants), Robert Allen and Jenny McLeod (descendants of Henry Allen and Matilda Hockey), Karren Wolfram (descendant of Joseph Allen and Ellen Hockey), Neil O'Brien (Flynn descendant). There are many others who have passed on information.
Elizabeth CHURCH/HEANY/BAREFOOT (page 1) 1807 Sydney-1821 VDL

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