John Hendy and his sister May grew up in Co. Kildare, Ireland. John emigrated to South Africa in 1920, and May came to Australia in 1925. John Hendy visited his sister May in Australia in 1972.
"Olive Hendy was my father's cousin but our family never met Olive. We did meet Olive's father John Hendy when he came to Australia in 1972 to visit his sister May Hendy (my grandmother). John and May grew up in Co. Kildare, Ireland and John emigrated to South Africa in 1920 and May came to Australia in 1925.
- Simon McGuinness, Melbourne, Australia"
May Hendy married Walter McGuinness, a farmer, and they had four children, including Fred, the father of Simon McGuinness, who kindly supplied the photographs below.
1920 Emigration information for John George Hendy
Marriage certificate for John George Hendy and Hannah Sophie Krumpholz
Marriage certificate (duplicate) for John George Hendy and Hannah Sophie Krumpholz
Marriage certificate (duplicate) for John William Hendy and Maria Johanna Gouws
~1940: John and Hannah Hendy and children
~1963: John and Mimi Hendy with some children and grandchildren
Back row: Mimi Hendy, John Hendy, Richard Saccani, Benny Saccani, Ernest Hall
Middle row: Doreen Saccani, Olive Hall
Front row: Mandy Saccani, Sandra Hall, Hilton Hall
1972: John and Mimi Hendy, with May and Walter McGuinness at their farm near Warragul, Victoria, Australia