Trove Tuesday – Paddy Guerin/Gearin

There are two Paddy Guerin/Gearins in the family I am currently researching, an Uncle and his Nephew.  I haven’t yet found out which story refers to which gentleman however I wanted to share these stories on Trove Tuesday.  The Guerin family lived near Braidwood in New South Wales, Australia.


“She was a good ‘un once, like Paddy Gearin – never known to baulk”



“A ‘Good’ Excuse”



Had A Few Bears Across His Chest

“Had a few beers across his chest”  I had never heard this saying before until I came across it here.  I realise it means he was drunk however I’ve been unable to find any references to its origin online.  Has anyone else ever heard of it?