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On birth certificate: Her father, Charles was 26, a carpenter and born in Sydney, NSW. Her mother, Sarah Widame Roffey, nee Crawford was 24 and born in New South Wales. Their marriage was on 26th July, 1882 at Lismore and previous children listed as "1 male living". The informant was Sarah Widame Roffey, Mother, Lismore and registered on 20th July, 1885 at Lismore.

On marriage certificate: grooms details - occupation was labourer, lived at Lithgow, New South Wales, bachelor, born at Cowra, New South Wales, 33 years when married, father's name, John Hennessy and mother's name Patience Breen and John was a farmer. Brides details - occupation was domestic duties, lived at Hartley, New South Wales, spinster, born at Lismore, New South Wales, 33 when married, father's name, Charles Roffey, mather's name, Sarah Widamme Crawford, and Charles was a carpenter. They were married according to the rites of the Roman Catholic Church by Patrick Doherty, officiating minister in the presence of K. Foley and K. Sparks. Registered on 11th June 1920.

On death certificate: Ivy died at Royal North Shore Hospital of Sydney, St. Leonards. Her usual residence was 196 Mullens Street, Balmain. Her place of birth was listed as Iluka N.S.W. which is up close to Lismore. Her father is listed as Charles Roffey, carpenter / painter and her mother as Sarah Crawford. Her place of marriage is Sydney and she married at 32 years to Thomas Eugene Hennessy. She was a widow at the time of her death. Her children are listed as Glenda 51, Terence 49, Frank 48, Patience 46, Dermot 45, none deceased. The informant was Frank Hennessy, son, 49 Llewellyn Street, Rhodes. The cause of death was Disseminated bowel carcinoma which she had for months. Her death was certified by Helen Mary McDonald, Registered. She was buried / cremated on 5th January 1972 at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium and the undertaker was John W. Rennie. Witnessed by A. E. Johnson. Her death was registered on 19th January 1972.

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  1. NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages: 32091 1918 (Birth); 1920/008352 329 (Marriage); 1972/ 044853 58 (Death)
  2. My uncles family history research!

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