R.C. Church, Denman
Marriage of Cornelius, fifth son of George Grace Esq., of Jerrys Plains to Elizabeth (Lily), eldest daughter of Michael Doyle of Denman on 17 May 1893. Minister Rev. Father English
The Australian Star
The Very Rev. Thomas English, the vicar-general of the diocese of Maitland, is seriously ill at his residence at Muswellbrook. He is one of the oldest men in this district and has been for more than 50 years a priest of the Catholic Church
The Aldine centennial history of New South Wales illustrated / W. Frederic Morrison Morrison, W. Frederic Sydney. The Aldine Publishing Company, 1888
REV. THOS. ENGLISH, V.G., of the Diocese of Maitland, and R.C. Incumbent of Murrurundi, was born in County Tipperary in 1817, and educated for the priesthood at St. John s College, Waterford, taking the degree of Doctor of Theology ; and being ordained there by. Bishop Foran in 1841, was appointed to missions in County Waterford. He was afterwards attached for fifteen years to the Bishop s Parish in the City of Waterford, during the greater part of which time he acted as administrator of the " cathedral parish. In 1867 he was made parish priest of St. Mary s, Clonmell. During Father English s career in Ireland he travelled through the United States and made frequent journeys in Europe, &c., visiting Italy, the Holy Land, and many other places of historic interest. He came to Australia nine years later on, resided eighteen months at Newcastle, and presided for some years over the College of the Sacred Heart at Maitland, being afterwards parish priest for five years at Gunnedah. In 1886 he was appointed at his own desire to Murrurundi, where he is deservedly popular and beloved by both Catholics and Protestants. Father English has received many testimonials and addresses from the various charges in which he has labored. He has no colleague in Murrurundi, but the usual high-class education for which convents are distinguished is given by the Sisters, and the various services of the church are regularly administered by the vicar-general
Death of Father English. MUSWELLBBOOK, Monday. - The Very Rev. Father English, .V.G., expired on Sunday morning. The deceased priest had been connected with the Maitland diocese for many years, having been stationed at Newcastle, Gunnedah, Murrurundi, and for the last three years in Muswellbrook. He had reached the ripe age of 85 years, and was vigorous and active until an illness three months ago. Father English had travelled much in Ireland, England, on the Continent, and in the Holy Land, and was possessed of a wide range of information. He was greatly esteemed by members of all denominations on account of his large mindedness and truly Christian disposition. His remains are to be interred at Maitland.