Married in about 1821 in Ireland


Denis Hassett 7 Jan 1822 Mick Hassett Honer Gleeson
John Hassett 22 Jul 1824 James Walsh Mary Gleeson
Bridget Hassett 24 Jan 1828 William Hassett Norry Walsh
Maurice Hassett abt May 1830 Michael Caplis Mary Caplis
William Hassett 28 Jun 1832 John McKoe Catherine Kennedy

Being Researched by Gaye Dwyer of 4 Luisa Court, Melton South, VIC 3338, Ph. 03-9746 0678. She is helping her elderly cousin with her research.

Patrick and his wife Bridget and family settled in Birdhill, Tipperary. It is believed that there are still Caplis's living in the Birdhill area, which is near Newport.

In 1836, Patrick and his brother Michael were charged with the manslaughter of a Michael Carey. Patrick was sentenced to transportation for life and Michael was pardoned. Both were wheel-wrights and carpenters. It is believed that this is why Michael may have been pardoned, as Birdhill was only a small parish and could not afford to lose tradesmen.

In 1839 Patrick applied to the New South Wales government for permission for his wife and children to join him. It is unclear what happened with the request, but it is known that Bridget never came to Australia. In later years his sons John and William did come to Australia but nothing is known of what happened to his other children.

Patrick took a common law wife and died in Geelong. There is no marriage certificate and the details on his Death Certificate are vague.


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