Vital statistics[edit | edit source]

Parents[edit | edit source]

Siblings[edit | edit source]

  • Glenda
  • Terence
  • Frank
  • Patience

Spouse[edit | edit source]

Offspring[edit | edit source]

4, 3 living.

Notes[edit | edit source]

Registered at birth as Thomas Dermot but known all his life as Dermot Thomas. Marriage and death certificates both say Dermot Thomas, as do the birth certificates for the children. On the birth certificate: Dermot was born at Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington Municipality. His father, Thomas Eugene was 42, a shopkeeper, born at Cowra, NSW. His mother, Ivy Violet Hennessy nee Roffey was 42, born at Lismore NSW. Their marriage was on 27th May 1920 at Lithgow. Previous children are listed at Glenda 7, Terence 6, Frank 4, Patience 3. The informant was I.V. Hennessy, Mother, from 45 Moncur Street, Woollahra, Sydney. The birth was registered on 3rd july 1928 at Paddington.

On marriage certificate: For Dermot - occupation was compositor, he lived at 15 Wallace Street, Granville, bachelor, born at Paddington, 22 years when married. His father was listed at Thomas Eugene Hennessy (deceased) labourer and mother was Ivy Violet Raffy (see Ivy Violet Roffey (1885-1972)). For Val - occupation was Clerk, lived at 156 Excelsior Street, Granville, spinster, born at Sydney, 21 years when married. Her father was Charles Henry Whiteley, labourer, and her mother was Grace Elizabeth Kable (see: Mary Elizabeth Kable (1904)-(1994?)). The celebrant at their wedding was A.V. Atkinson, rites according to the Marriage Act 1899-1948 and witnesses were Pat Weston and W.J. Weston (I know these two as Derms sister and her husband). Registered at Auburn, N.S.W. on 14th October 1950.

On death certificate: Occupation was compositor, he was 45 years and widower. He died at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital at Camperdown. His residence had been 18 Gottenham Street, Glebe. His father was Thomas Eugene Hennessy and mother Violet Rossey (see Ivy Violet Roffey). He was married at 22 in Sydney to Valerie June Whitley. His children were 23, 17, 16 and 14, all living. His son was the informant. The cause of death was Bilateral pneumonia and the inquest was dispensed with. K.M. Waller, Coroner, certified. He was cremated on 13th June 1974 at Northern Suburbs Crematorium. The death was registered on 2nd July 1974. His middle name, or first name really, Thomas, was omitted from the certificate.

Family Oral History[edit | edit source]

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages 25083 977 (Birth), 25990 458 (Marriage) & 1974/006740 (Death)

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