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John Arbuckle
Sold 2019 UK auction Arbuckle’s Gwalior Star with Punniar centre, original hook suspension with additional steel loop
Death 1885
Perth Gazette Fri 7 Feb 1868 Page 3
HEIC – Painting of
Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
NameARBUCKLE – John a.k.a. AITKEN Henry
Regiment (s)Honorable East India Company Bengal Horse Artillery
Regiment Number (s) 769
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th August 1841 / 21 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / Nil
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC To India 10th September 1841 per Nankin
To UK 1 December 1861 per Maria Somes
22 years
Length of Service21 years 3 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 7th November 1861 / Not stated
Campaign MedalsGwalior Star
Intended Residence at
Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1861 2nd Glasgow
1862 1st Glasgow
1863 Tilbury
1863-1871 Western Australia
1870 2nd Glasgow
1874 2nd Glasgow
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th March 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birth1st January 1820 Hamilton Lanarkshire Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
STAUNTON Margaret (nee GRAHAM)
1st October 1823 Cawnpore Bengal India
Date/Place of Marriage28th November 1849 Lahore India
Children by 1st WifeJane B 1857 India
M FERGUSON Duncan c 1878
D 28th November 1880 Cathcart Renfrewshire Scotland
Carol Perriam (CP) advises Jane and Agnes Aitken may be same person or details confused
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd WifeVANCE Agnes (nee RUSSELL) b Scotland

3rd Marriage of 2nd wife: Agnes AIKEN aka ARBUCKLE married REEVES George 1872 Fremantle WA.
Agnes REEVES died in 1878 age 41.
George REEVES then married his step daughter Jessie 1878. George died 15th April 1904 at North Fremantle WA and Jessie died 14 December 1942 age 79. They are both buried Fremantle Cemetery Methodist section MON B plot 0216

Date/Place of Marriage11th March 1862 Calton Glasgow (Henry AIKEN)
Children by 2nd WifeJessie Morton B 16th November 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
M REEVES George William c1878 Western Australia (no marriage record found)
D 14th December 1942 North Fremantle Subiaco Western Australia
bur Methodist Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Robert Henry B 19th August 1865 Perth Western Australia
M CHINNERY Sarah Ann 1890
M BINNEY/BURNEY Blanche 1902 Perth Western Australia
D 11th June 1951 South Perth Western Australia
bur Salvation Army Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Agnes Aitken B 21st June 1867 Perth Western Australia
D 28 November 1902 Scotland
James B 28th July 1869 Western Australia
D  26 November 1952 Williams Western Australia
3rd WifeTHOMSON Elizabeth
B 1821 unknown location
Date/Place of Marriage2nd April 1879 Glasgow
Children by 3rd WifeNil
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
1867 employed as Coachman to Governor
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and West Australian Times 7 February 1868 page 3 Assaulting wife
The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 8th September 1871 page 2 Passenger list Robert Morrison (Jane Arbuckle)
The West Australian Wednesday 16th December 1942 page 1 Death notice of Jessie Reeves
The West Australian Wednesday 30th December 1942 page 1 Death notice from Robert and James
West Australian Sunday Times Sunday 10th November 1901 page 12 Marriage of Robert and Blanche
The West Australian Thursday 27 November 1952 page 24 Death of James
Departure from Western
18th January 1871 departed for London per “Robert Morrison ” (name of Jane Arbuckle given in newspaper article
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th January 1885 Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
bur Glasgow
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
Unknown but pre November 1863, note 24 July 1861 on board “Maria Somes”
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
24th March 1878 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
3rd Wife
24th August 1898 City Poorhouse Glasgow
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDeparted colony (temporarily) per “Hougoumont” in charge of a consignment of horses