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BARRY – Michael Honourable East India Company Madras Artillery

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
NameBARRY – Michael
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Madras Artillery
Regiment Number (s) 563
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th March 1847 / 23 years / Skibbereen Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5in or 5 Ft 5½ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC 7th July 1847 embarked Sea Park for India
7th December 1860 embarked Earl of Hardwick for England
Length of Service13 years 5 months or 21 years 6 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 17th October 1860 /  Cork Ireland (possibly)
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1860 Cork
1865-87 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th September 1865 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
VIMIERA 22nd December 1865
Date/Place of Birth1816 Cork 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage30th November 1861 St Mary’s Cork Ireland (R.C.)
Children by 1st WifeFrancis B 4th January 1865 Cork Ireland
Bp 11th January 1865 St. Patrick’s Cork City Cork
D 20th April 1866 Western Australia
Francis B 18th May 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
Bp 4th July 1867 Fremantle WA
M ALLENDER Rosanna 1882 Greenough Western Australia
D 27th August 1945 Claremont Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Patrick B 7th August 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
Bp 1st September 1869 Fremantle WA
M BARWISE Harriet 1891 Perth Western Australia
D 9th April 1932 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Dorothea /Dora B 14th January 1872 Fremantle Western Australia
BP 24th January 1872 Fremantle WA
M HEADLAND Frederick 1896 Fremantle WA
M ADLINGTON Thomas 1918 Fremantle WA
D 17th August 1919 South Fremantle WA
Buried Fremantle Cemetery
John B 29th May 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
Bp 3rd June 1874 Fremantle WA
D 26th January 1919 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
James B unknown
D 19th December 1931 Collie WA (Possible)
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
22nd September 1883 assigned North Fremantle Lot P77 Harvest Road abutting the river.
Title Appliction5th February 1884 Title 6/165
Issued 27 March 1884 granted Fee Simple of North Fremantle Lot P77
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Saturday 1st May 1886 – page 6
The Inquirer & Commercial News Perth Wednesday 19 May 1886 – page 3
The Inquirer & Commercial News Perth Wednesday 21st September 1887 – page 6
West Australian Tuesday 8th August 1905 page 1 Funeral Notice Mary Barry
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial29th October 1887 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
8th August 1905 Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information7th July 1847 embarked England for India per Sea Park

There are anomalies within the Lord Clive Pension Fund records for this man- if he enlisted age 23 in 1847 he was born 1824 however on his discharge papers 1860 it said he was 33 which makes his birth 1827 but if he was 33 after 20 years’ service he was 13 when he enlisted ( impossible for EIC). His length of service being given as 20 ½ years he must have enlisted in 1840 not 1847 and his birth would have been 1816/7. His pension of 1/- is commensurate with 20 years’ service. His embarkation dates suggests he served 13 years 5 months.
There were other men named Michael Barry serving in the East India Company and they may have got their details muddled up.
21 August 1880 Michael Barry is living in No 2 Barracks Fremantle with his wife and 5 children
1 March 1881 Michael Barry bought Barracks furniture
26th March 1881 Michael Barry recommended to be taken on the Enrolled Guard – appointed 8th June 1881
10th January 1882 dismissed from Enrolled Guard.
13th May 1886 Mary Barry took out a warrant of arrest for her husband assaulting her for the third time, cruelty and threatening to take her life.
Son James is mentioned in the funeral notice of Dora Adlington he is possible the eldest of the sons