Something doesn't fit here. I have death certificate of Patrick Freehill (retired Baker) died 30 December 1899, aged 82.
It lists his parents as Bernard Freehill (a farmer) and Mary McKernan. He was married in Bolturbet Ireland to Margaret Cosgrove.
It lists his children (still living in 1899) Thomas Joseph (48) Mary Josephine (39) Francis Bede (45). Also notes 5 males and 4 females deceased. Also states he was born in Ballyconnell Co Cavan Ireland and as at 1899 had been in NSW for 57 years.
Happy to scan a copy and send to you if you provide an email address.