John KILLEEN b. ~1802, Co Clare, Ireland, son of William KILLEEN and Honora COSGOVE was married in 1847, Co Clare, Ireland to Ellen TIERNEY, b. ~1816, Co Clare, Ireland, daughter of __________?. John appears to have been first married to a Julia QUINN and they were the parents of the first daughter Bridget KILLEEN, b. c. 1837, Co Clare, Ireland.

John had a brother Patrick KILLEEN ~1813-1896, married to Mary HICKEY ~1820-1903, who were also at "Muntham" Station and Sandford before moving to Queensland.

John KILLEEN (40), his wife Ellen (36) and children Bridget (15), William (5), Patrick (3), & Bridget (infant), sailed on the ship "Runnymde" from England and arrived at Melbourne, Colony of Victoria in June 1852. They were settled on "Muntham" Station, near Sandford before 1857 and three more children were born in the area.

Most of their children remained in the Casterton-Sandford area, with many of them buried in the Sandford cemetery.

John KILLEEN & Julia QUINN had the following known family...

  1. Bridget KILLEEN b. ~1837, Co. Clare, Ireland, d. 1923, Casterton, Vic., of "Muntham" Station, m. in 1856 to James A McLELLAN 1830-1898 of Merino, S-W Vic., later of "Muntham" Station & Sandford, S-W Victoria. 10 children.

John KILLEEN & Ellen TIERNEY had the following known family:

  1. William T KILLEEN b. ~1846, Co. Clare, Ireland, d. 1925, Ballarat, Vic., m. Margaret CHISHOLM 1842-1916, b. Inverness, Scotland, d. Casterton, S-W Victoria
  2. Patrick J KILLEEN b. ~1848, Co. Clare, Ireland, d. 1926, Casterton, Vic.
  3. Bartholomew "Bartley" KILLEEN b. 1852, Coleraine, S-W Vic., d. 1947, Melbourne, Vic. m1. Mary Ann MURPHY ~1852-1877, d, Ballarat, Vic. No ch'n. ; m2. Julia Ann O'FARRELL ~1862-1940, b. Maryborough, Vic., d. Melbourne, Vic. 3 ch'n.
    • Bartley, a saddler of Ballarat 1870s to 1909+.
    • Julia signed the 1891 Womens' Suffrage Petition in Ballarat.
    • Bartley and Julia KILLEEN had 3 children at Maryborough, Vic. and Ballarat ; William Peter, Mary Ellen & Cecilia

  4. Mary KILLEEN b. ~1855, S-W Victoria, d. 1937, Sandford, S-W Vic.
  5. Ellen KILLEEN b. ~1857, "Muntham" Station, S-W Vic., d. 1877, "Muntham" Station, S-W Vic.
  6. John KILLEEN b. 1859, "Muntham" Station, S-W Vic., d. 1945, Sandford, Vic.