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NameARMITAGE – William
Regiment (s)68th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 813
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th December 1830 / 18 years 11 months / Leeds Yorkshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¼ in
Sallow / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 3 years 4 months
Jamaica – 3 years 6 months
Canada – 2 years 10 months
Length of Service21 years 185 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th June 1852: Date approved no final discharge date or place recorded
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Huddersfield Yorkshire England
Pension Districts1852 Halifax
1852 1st Manchester
1854-1877 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1873 – Increased to 1/3d per diem for service Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st January 1854 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SEA PARK 5th April 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1812 Huddersfield Yorkshire England
Possible Baptism5 Feb 1813 High Street Methodist, Huddersfield
Date/Place of Birth
Possible John ARMITAGE ( Occupation: Mason)
Date/Place of Birth
Possible UNKNOWN Sarah
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
CRAIG/GRAGGS Elizabeth B c1834 Ireland
Bp 16th February 1834 Kilbrogan, Christchurch County Cork Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage18th June 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth B 27th June 1855 Fremantle Western Australia
M WORTH James H. 1873 Perth Western Australia
William Henry B 1856 Western Australia
Bp 21 December 1856
D possibly October 1921 Broome Western Australia
Sophia Amelia B 1858 Western Australia
M GRESNEY or GRANEY Thomas 1878 Perth Western Australia
D 24th March 1928 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Mary Ann B 1860
D 23rd November 1881 Perth Western Australia
bur East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Clara Kate B 1862 Perth Western Australia
M McMullen David 1885 Perth Western Australia
D 11th July 1930 West Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Benjamin Henry B 1865 Western Australia
M CAMM Elizabeth 1886 Perth WA (Henry)
D 6th January 1933 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Ruth Gertrude B 29 March 1868 Perth Western Australia
Bp 17th April 1868 (Maria Ruth)
M DUFFY William Vincent 1888 Perth Western Australia
D 1st February 1940 Subiaco Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Ada Sarah B 24th February1870 Perth Western Australia
M SMITH Howard Bristow 1889 Perth Western Australia
D 13th November 1939 Subiaco Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
George Joseph B 1872 Western Australia
Bp 22 February 1892 Perth WA
M HOLLINGSWORTH Margaret Letitia 1896 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1st June 1938 Bellevue Western Australia
Memorialised Karrakatta Cemetery
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
CRAIG/GRAGGS Benjamin EPG 80th Regiment (Sea Park)
c1805 Cloneneagh (Clonenagh) Queens Ireland
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
B c 1806 England
M Chard Somerset between 6th and 15th January 1833 / or
M Charlton Mackrell Somerset for Mayer 9th January 1833
Land Grants Western
Perth Lot Y107 Corner Roe, Melbourne and Hardinge streets Perth
3 roods
Title application 17 January 1865 – Title 2053
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Times Tuesday 6th July 1875 page 6 Drunk
Daily News Saturday 7th June 1884 page 3 Death of Eliza Armitage
Sunday Times 30th October 1921 page 8 Death of William Henry Armitage
The West Australian Monday 26th March 1928 page 1 Death notice of Sophia Amelia Graney
The West Australian Monday 7th January 1933 page 1 Death notice Harry Benjamin Armitage
The West Australian Thursday 2ndf June 1938 page 1 Death of George Alfred (sic)
The West Australian Tuesday 14th November 1939 page 1 Death notice Ada Sarah Smith
The West Australian Friday 2nd February 1940 page 1 Death notice Ruth Duffy
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd September 1877 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia  d Cancer of Pylorus
Date/Place of Death/Burial
7th June 1884 North Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3403 1884/69
Will dated 19th September 1877
By this arrangement do hearby distribute my worldly effects: The house and remainder of my grant Y107 in the Perth Survey I hearby bequeath to William Harry and George Armitage to be equally divided between them to be held in possession of my wife with all Housely goods and Chattels till my son Harry arrives at 21 years of age except if my wife Eliza Armitage gets married before that time arrives she will forfeit all right and title to the above names property”.
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 William Armitage 813 Private 68th Foot Location Jamaica
William and Eliza Craggs/Craig daughter of Sea Park guard Benjamin Craggs married about 10 weeks after the arrival of the Sea Park.
William Armitage was a subscriber to the Pensioners’ Benevolent Fund
William Armitage’s 2 roomed brick cottage with shingle roof Lot Y107 was erected at a cost of £47 he agreed to pay the excess over the £15 allowance at a rate of 2/- (two shilling) per day until fully repaid.
William Armitage was listed on the Electoral Roll of Perth 1870 (Inquirer 21 September 1870 p2)
In her obituary it said Eliza Armitage was a midwife.