ABBOTT – Patrick 18th Regiment

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NameABBOTT – Patrick
Regiment (s)18th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2818
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
13th August 1851 / 18 years  / Dublin Dublin Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft  6.5/8 in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationAll ‘At Home” Crimea
Length of Service4 years 51 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 2nd October 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea Medal clasp Sebastapol
Crimean Turkish Medal
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Athlone Ireland
Pension Districts1855 Athlone
1858 1st Manchester
1858 1st Dublin
1858 Athlone
1864 Tilbury
1864 Western Australia
1865-1876 South Australia
1876 In-patient Kilmainham Hospital
1877 1st Dublin
1879-1902 In-patient Kilmainham Hospital
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
London England date not known
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 13th April 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1833 St Mary’s Athlone Westmeath Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
FITZMAURICE Bridget
Date/Place of Marriage21st October 1855 St Peter’s Athlone Westmeath Ireland
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Not applicable
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer and Commercial news Wednesday 12th October 1864 page 2 Passenger list Sea Ripple
South Australian Chronicle Saturday 18th February 1871 page 14 Bridget maintenance
Departure from Western
Australia
9th October 1864 per “Sea Ripple” to South Australia
“P. Abbot and Wife”
Date/Place of Death/Burial15th February 1902 Kilmainham Hospital Dublin Ireland
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
See further Information
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationSeverely wounded 1st attack on the Redan 18th June 1855 invalided to England 4th July 1855.
Discharge due to a gunshot wound causing contraction of right elbow joint –unable to straighten his forearm beyond and obtuse angle with the upper arm.
In February 1871 Patrick Abbott was charged with failing to support his wife Bridget Abbott, he was ordered to pay her 7 shilling per week. She said they had been married for about 14 years.
Patrick Abbott was admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital on 22nd February 1871, he was aged 40, religion Catholic, residence North Terrace Adelaide, a labourer, born Westmeath and had resided in the Colony for 8 years and had arrived on the Sea Ripple
He was admitted to Kilmainham Hospital Dublin on 1st October 1876 reverted to out Pension 1st March 1877 and was readmitted on 1st February 1879.
A Bridget Abbott applied to be admitted to the Destitute Asylum Adelaide 1n 1870. She was aged 56, a domestic worker living at Clarendon Street Adelaide and had been in the Colony for 7 years. This appears to be the woman who died on 1884.
A Bridget Abbott died 25th June 1884 Adelaide SA age 69 husband Patrick Abbott There is no death for a Patrick Abbott in SA
It rather looks as if Patrick abandoned Bridget in Adelaide and returned to UK alone.