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Hoban, Michael

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth c. 1826
Place of birth Kilkenny, Ireland
Date of arrival 1855
Principal occupation Labourer
Date of death 1860
Place of decease Aldinga

Michael Hoban (also spelled Hobern) was born in Kilkenny, Ireland in about 1826. He was the son of Patrick Hoban and the older brother of Daniel Hoban (1835-1879).

Michael Hoban married Mary Ann (née Dwyer) (1836-1900) and they had four children (two born in the colony):

Patrick Thomas (1853-1896) aged 25 years, m. Bridget Martin, aged 24 years, (father Patrick Martin) on 18 Feb 1879 at St. Patrick’s Church, Adelaide, they had one son (William Patrick b. 1881)

John (1855- ) m. Mary Stanley, aged 18 years, (father William Stanley) on 13 March 1879 at St. Patrick’s Church, Adelaide,

Daniel (1857- ) b. at Willunga,

William Joseph (1859- ) b. at Willunga, m. Elizabeth Keough (1860-1940) on 15 Feb 1883 at the residence of the Bishop of Adelaide in Adelaide, they had four children, d. in South Australia.

Michael (29) and Mary Ann (22) Hoban with their son John (1) arrived in South Australia from Liverpool aboard Europa on 12 May 1855. Michael Hoban was a labourer.

Michael Hoban died at Aldinga, aged 32 years, on 27 Feb 1860. After Michael Hoban’s early death in 1860, his widow Mary Ann Hoban was left with three young children and by June 1860 had become reliant on Destitute Board rations.

Mary Ann Hoban (née Dwyer) continued to live in Adey Road in Aldinga East until her death, aged 54 years, on 3 Nov 1900.


  • Passengers in History Database – South Australian Maritime Museum
  • South Australian Births – Index of Registrations 1842-1906
  • South Australian Marriages – Index of Registrations 1842-1937
  • South Australian Deaths – Index of Registrations 1842-1972
  • Ratepayer List Willunga & Aldinga Councils 1850-1888
  • SAILIS H 1858-63 nothing 1863-68 nothing
  • St Josephs Catholic Church Willunga Births Register No. 144 – Daniel Hoban (b. 3/7/1857) witnesses – Daniel Hoban & Catherine Nolan
  • St Josephs Catholic Church Willunga Births Register No. 256 – William Hoban (b. 29/7/1859) witnesses – John Dwyer & Anne Murphy
  • South Australian Register 14 May 1855:2
  • South Australian Weekly Chronicle 30 June 1860:7
  • South Australian Advertiser 6 Oct 1860:3
  • South Australian Register 11 Jan 1861:3
  • Adelaide Observer 20 April 1861:4
  • South Australian Register 26 July 1861:3
  • South Australian Register 23 Nov 1861:3

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