Edmund Colbert

(circa 1838 - 22 July 1910)
     Edmund Colbert was born circa 1838 in Tipperary, Ireland. He was aged 22 at his marriage (son of John Colbert & Mary Griffin?), but aged 84 at death son of Edmund. He was the son of John Colbert and Mary Griffin.
     Edmund Colbert arrived per "Statesman" on 21 October 1855 at Victoria. He was possibly the E I Colbert arriving 21 Oct 1855. He may possibly be the unassisted immigrant, Edmund, aged 22 single, Irish labourer, travelling from Liverpool to Melbourne on the Chancellor. But this is more likely to be 'my' Ned who claimed to have arrived in 1857. Edmund was a labourer.
     Edmund Colbert married Ellen Shannahan on 25 July 1860 in St Francis Roman Catholic church, Melbourne, Victoria. They were both of Melbourne aged 22 and illiterate.
     Edmund died on 22 July 1910 in Donald, Victoria. DONALD- Mr Edmund Colbert, a very old resident of the district, has died suddenly. He was 83 years of age. The coro—
nor thought an inquiry unnecessary.
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     His will was proved on 8 September 1910 at Victoria. The will of Edmund Colbert of Carron, dated 5 April 1907 mentions his children Johm, Cornelius, Ellen the wife of Joseph Lovett, Johanna the wife of Luke Darcy and Edmund believed to be in New Zealand.

Children of Edmund Colbert and Ellen Shannahan

Ellen Shannahan

(circa 1838 - )
     Ellen Shannahan was born circa 1838 in Tipperary, Ireland. Ellen was a servant.
     Ellen Shannahan married Edmund Colbert, son of John Colbert and Mary Griffin, on 25 July 1860 in St Francis Roman Catholic church, Melbourne, Victoria. They were both of Melbourne aged 22 and illiterate.

Children of Ellen Shannahan and Edmund Colbert

Mary Colbert

(1862 - 1864)
     Mary Colbert was born in 1862 in Bull..., Victoria. She was the daughter of Edmund Colbert and Ellen Shannahan. A coroner's inquest was held regarding her death in 1864 in Kew.
     Mary died of accidental burns in 1864 in Kew, Victoria.