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99th Regiment Lanarkshire
York Land Title



Name ARTHURS – Joseph
Regiment (s)99th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 223
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th April 1824 / 18 years / Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Cotton Spinner
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 in
Sallow / Brown / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 11 years 157 days
Length of Service16 years 117 days plus bonus 5 Years 262 days for service in Mauritius totalling 22 years 14 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 17th August 1840 / Royal Barracks Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Glasgow Scotland
Pension Districts1847 Longford
1847 Athlone
1853-1875 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
1873 Increased to 1/3 per diem for 16 years’ service in Western Australia Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th April 1853 London England via Cork and Rio De Janeiro
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL  19th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1806 St Marys Parish Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1817 UNKNOWN Bridget
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeChristine B c1844 Not yet known
Catherine B c1845 Ireland
M COOK Frederick 1864 Western Australia
D 12th July 1923 York Western Australia
John B c1847 Ireland
D possible 19 January 1922 Claremont WA age 76
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery RC
Joseph B c1849 Ireland
Bp 16 March 1849 St. Peters Athlone Roscommon
Francis B 1851 Ireland
Bp 3rd June 1851 St. Peters Athlone Roscommon Ireland
D 18th November 1932 York Western Australia
Bur York Cemetery WA RC
James B 19th August 1853 onboard “Robert Small”
D 7th September 1853 on board “Robert Small” Fremantle Harbour
Bur 9th September 1853 Skinner Street cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
York Suburban Lot P15
4-0-0 acres
Assigned 31 December 1857 Title Application May 1863
Purchased York Suburban Lot 266 5a 2r 30p £6-14-6 issued 26-4-1869
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesEastern Districts Chronicle Friday 20th July 1923 page 3 Obituary Catherine Cook
Also The Avon Gazette and York Times Friday 20th July 1923 Obituary
The Daily News Thursday 17 November 1832 page 10 Funeral Notice Francis Arthurs
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th April 1875  York Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
12th May 1875 York Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge: Extensive varicose veins of his limbs and rheumatic palsy, great debility of constitution and emaciation of his body.
The Surgeon of the Robert Small recorded the birth of James Arthur on August 20 1853 but recorded his mother as Mary.
The Surgeon recorded ‘The infant was born in a healthy condition despite the age and slovenly habits of the mother and the worn out and debilitated state of the father considered it probable that a miserable skeleton would have appeared instead of a healthy baby, however the impure state of the atmosphere of the ships barracks, and the absence of proper nourishment (the mother having little or no breast milk) soon brought the happy child to the state it might have been expected to have when it made its first appearance.’
He further went onto say that he had requested the mother and baby be sent ashore but the officer in command of the pensioners had no place for them and although he offered to pay for cheap accommodation for them none was available.
1853 Bridget Arthurs signed testimonial for the surgeon of the Robert Small
1859 Census at York Western Australia, shows:
Joseph ARTHURS M 52 years m C/E Lab free Robert Small 1852 married Ireland .
Bridget F 42 years
Catherine F 15 years
John M 13 years
Joseph M 10 years
Francis M 8 years
All were born in Ireland
In the Census he had 3 acres of wheat, 1 cow, 2 pigs and 1 goat
April 23rd 1875 the Resident Magistrate, York, requested that Mr and Mrs Arthurs be allowed a bottle of port wine to assist their recovery. Following the death of her husband on 25th April he requested on April 27th 1875 some beef or mutton to assist Mrs Arthur’s recovery.
Christina B 1844 is on the Bi-Centennial dictionary but there is no information of her birth in Ireland or of her coming to Western Australia
In 1891 John Arthurs entered into arbitration with his sister Catherine and her husband Frederick Cook into the ownership of the land at York.