Patrick Hogan

Soap And Candle Maker

Terms served on Council

Title Council From To
Alderman City of Sydney 1857 1859

Family background

Patrick Hogan was born about 1818 in Roscrea, County Tipperary, Ireland, son of Michael (d. Sydney 1853) and Ann Hogan. He was married in Ireland to Eliza (d.1862, aged 45). He died 10 January 1859, aged 41. He was buried in the Roman Catholic section of Devonshire Street Cemetery and his remains were transferred to the Pioneer Memorial Park at Botany Cemetery.

Occupation & interests

In 1840 Patrick Hogan, age 23, a soap boiler and gardener, arrived in Sydneywith his wife Eliza on the ‘Resource’.  He soon established himself as a soap and candle maker at 109 Gloucester Street. He formed a business partnership with Owen Caraher who married his sister Catherine in 1842. By 1851 he claimed that Owen and Caraher were one of the city’s largest employers. At the time of his death, he lived at4   Princes Street at The Rocks and was a respected member of the local community.

Local government service

Patrick Hogan was Alderman for Gipps Ward, 11 April 1857 until his death in January 1859.


City of Sydney Archives: Aldermen’s Files; Archives Investigator

Golder, Hilary 2004, Sacked: removing and remaking the Sydney City Council 1853-1988, City of Sydney.

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Society of Australian Genealogists: AGCI index; Cemetery transcripts Devonshire Street

State Records of NSW: Bounty Index Reel 1316


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