Patrick Walsh Mallon
M.R.C.S., Edinburgh, was in Maitland at least as early as
October 1834 (6)
married Catherine, the daughter
Samuel Graves Irwin
R.N., Esq., of
Maitland, on 26th January 1836. He was
Dr. Parmeter and was referred to by Parmeter
as that clever Irish surgeon. They spent an hour together at the Maitland
races in 1835.
In June 1839 he briefly entered into a
Joshua Dowe. They were planning to equip a small
hospital for the reception of patients, however this seems not
to have eventuated.
had established a private hospital at Maitland in 1839,
however the earliest hospital in Maitland dates back 1832 when
established a facility to treat convict servants.
On 20th May 1840, Patrick Mallon was granted
two acres of land at Maitland which had been promised to the
William Aird in 1830.
In 1842 he was granted 40 acres at West
Maitland originally granted to
Johnson Brothers....the said Patrick Walsh Mallon
and his heirs in trust for Alexander Walsh of West Maitland,
settler, Richard Stark of West Maitland, baker; Elizabeth Wall
of East Maitland and Samuel Graves Irvin of West Maitland,
gentleman; George Poulton of West Maitland as trust for John
Duncan of West Maitland Carpenter; William Twiss Forster of
Upper Williams River settler; the Rev. John Thomas Lynch of
Maitland; Edward Jennings in trust for John Jennings of Swan
Reach, settler; George Glew of West Maitland butcher; James
Horton of West Maitland, settler and William Stirling of West
Maitland settler and their respective heirs according to their
respective right and interest.
He gave a lecture on chemistry at Maitland in
August 1840 which was later reported on....Considering the
shortness of the notice previous to the lecture the church was
numerously attended on the occasion. The lecture was very
successful although deficient of some apparatus, which was not
obtainable in Sydney. (3)
Patrick Mallon made plans to leave Maitland for
his native land in February 1841. Dr. Mallon's lucrative Rent
Roll of upwards of
He may not have returned to Ireland as in June
1841 he attended the first annual meeting of the Society of Saint Patrick in
Castlereagh Street Sydney. (5)
In January 1842 was advertising
to sell the lease of a small farm near Maitland. Later in 1842 he was again advertising to
rent out properties
in Ranfurly Terrace.
In 1843 he fell victim to the financial
depression. He became bankrupt and by May 1843 had lost all but his
wearing apparel, household furniture and surgical
The 'Apothecaries Hall' in West Maitland owned by Mallon was advertised
for sale by public auction in July 1843. The sale included the entire stock of drugs
together with fixtures, bottles etc.
His wife Catherine died in 1845
after giving birth to a daughter and in August 1849 he moved to
where he took over the duties of Dr. Ballow at the quarantine station for two years.
He returned to Sydney in 1851, later
taking up a
practice at Dungog and in 1854 married Angelina
Harrison. (7) In that same year
there is a record of a marriage to Elizabeth Wright at Dungog. Together Patrick
and Elizabeth had children Olivia b. 1855; Jane b. 1856 d. 1857 and Patrick L.
b. 1857 at Dungog.