BOOTH – Samuel 35th Regiment

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35th Regiment Gelngarry Badge
NameBOOTH – Samuel
Regiment (s)35th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1073
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th February 1837 / 18 years / Derby Derbyshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 10¼ in
Fair / Grey /  Light Brown / Vaccine scar right arm
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 9 years 97 days
Length of Service 14 years 145 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th May 1851 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Cowhill Belper Derbyshire
Pension Districts1851 Derby Derbyshire England
1853 – 54 Western Australia
No pension paid between 1854 and its restoration 1st April 1876
For repayment of passage £44/13/6 and £15 payment on cottage See WO 22/273 and WO23/48
1876 – 80 Adelaide
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
2nd February 1853 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 30th April 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1819 Belper Derbyshire England
Date/Place of Baptismbap 7th November 1819 Belper Derbyshire England
Date/Place of Birth
BOOTH Abraham
B c 1785
bur 7th March 1852 St Peter’s Belper Derbyshire England
Date/Place of Birth
B c 1797
M Not yet known
bur 12th March 1833 St Peter’s Belper Derbyshire
SiblingsAbraham bap 19th June 1816 Belper Derbyshire England
D Not yet known
Mary bap 19th October 1818 Wesleyan Methodist Belper Derbyshire
bur 27th October 1818 St Peter’s Belper Derbyshire
Sarah bap 2nd November 1824 Wesleyan Methodist Belper Derbyshire
D Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
AXFORD Harriet (nee ROWE)
B c 1828 (age 12 in 1841 census)
Date/Place of MarriageM 13th July 1848 Plymouth Devon England
Children by 1st WifeWilliam Henry B c 1848 England or Ireland
M HOPKINS Maria Eleanor 24th April 1877 St Pauls Church Port Adelaide South Australia
D 30th April 1921 Fullarton Adelaide South Australia
bur 1st May 1921 Cheltenham Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Ann B c July 1851 England or Ireland
D 7th March 1853 aboard Pyrenees II aged 20 months
Benjamin Freeman Pyrenees B 6th February 1853 aboard Pyrenees II, birth registered 1853 at Albany Western Australia
bap 17th February 1853 aboard Pyrenees II
bap 27th November 1853 Albany Western Australia
D 21st February 1919 Cheltenham South Australia
Samuel B 5th September 1854 Albany Western Australia
bap 19th November 1854 Albany Western Australia
D 23rd Jan 1856 Adelaide unmarked grave in West Terrace Cemetery South Australia
Sarah B 21st August 1856 Port Adelaide South Australia
M LOWRIE / LOWREY / LOWERY James 13th November 1876 Adelaide South Australia
D 15th September 1877 Port Adelaide South Australia
Walter B 19th April 1858 Adelaide South Australia
M TURNER Catherine Lavina 3rd September 1885 Adelaide South Australia
D 17th September 1941 Port Adelaide South Australia
Charlotte B 6th February 1860 Adelaide South Australia
M HOPKINS James Robert  3rd September 1878 Adelaide South Australia
D 7th January 1933 Port Adelaide South Australia
Samuel B 28th May 1862 Portland Adelaide South Australia
M HOARE Eliza 1st August 1885 Adelaide South Australia
D 9th August 1921 Port Adelaide South Australia
Mary Anne (Maryann) B 13th March 1865 Adelaide South Australia
M 1. AXTELL James 3rd May 1881 Adelaide South Australia
2. KOHLER John Henry Thodor Fitz 14th July 1888 Mt Barker South Australia
3. GREENLAND Richard Samuel 20th January 1906 Adelaide South Australia
D 14th September 1907 Port Adelaide South Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
ROWE James (Occupation a Smith)
B c1801
D Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
B c1801
M Not yet known
1st wife’s 1st MarriageAXFORD Thomas (died 1847 buried 28th November St. Andrew Parish Plymouth)
M 12th September 1847 St. Andrew Plymouth Devon England
Land Grants Western
Albany no allotment number recorded as he abandoned it 1854
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Advertiser (South Australia) Monday 16th September 1907 page 2
South Australian Chronicle and Weekly Mail Saturday 23rd October 1880 page 4 Death notice Samuel Booth
Departure from Western
7th December 1855 Mrs Booth and 4 children left Albany Western Australia for South Australia per Island Lady: Samuel  traveled earlier as he was struck off pension list in 1854 for being absent from colony without leave.
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th October 1880 Lambert Street Rosewater South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
D 10th February 1893 Rosewater Port Adelaide South Australia
bur Cheltenham Cemetery  South Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Samuel Booth 1073 Private 35th Foot location Mauritius
1851 Samuel Booth 1073 Private 73rd Foot location Enniskillen Ireland
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and general constitutional weakness, enlarged veins bith legs and a paralytic affection of the right side of face.
During the voyage of the Pyrenees Ann Booth age 20 months was treated for diarrhoea on 10th January and appeared cured but died March 2nd from meningitis the surgeon noted she was a pale an unhealthy child and scarcely had a day of health while on board. Mrs Booth aged 22 also received medical treatment on the voyage.
8th August 1853 Captain Bruce objected to the luggage of Samuel booth being searched in the presence of a ticket of leave man before boarding the boat for Albany.
In a report to the Governor dated 9th September 1854 Staff Officer Bruce wrote ‘On the 28th August I came in sight of Albany passing about a mile and a half from the town allotments marked out for Pensioners. The men marked in the margin (John Wild, Patrick White, M. Fitzgerald, and K. Gregory) have made considerable progress in clearing their land and they have together erected for themselves cottages. I therefore recommend each of them for the sum of £15 – a fifth man Private Booth, has likewise done much, considering the comparative short time he has been there. He has cleared a large patch of his land and put up the framework of his cottage. I consequently recommend the issue to him also of £15. The land allotted to these men is very inferior to the soil of Kojonup. I hope considering their proximity to the port of Albany, they will be enabled to obtain for themselves a livelihood. The other Pensioners in this district, 10 in number, have been deterred from taking land by the difficulties of clearing and putting up dwellings for themselves.
Harriet booth was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide hospital 4th February 1890 age 68, Church of England, a widow residing Rosewater had lived 37 years in the Colony and had arrived on the Pyrenees.
Also admitted to the hospital were:
William Henry admitted 7th October 1895 age 45 born Ireland, C of E, married residence New Era VS, arrive in the Pyrenees and had been 40 year in the Colony
Samuel admitted 22nd December 1897 age 35 born South Australia C of E, labourer living Alberton
Mary A admitted 20th January 1881 age 16 born South Australia, a single woman residing Rosewater occupation servant
Walter admitted 1st September 1877 age 19 born South Australia, single, C of E, living Rosewater
There was also a Harriett Axford admitted 21st April 1888 age 40 and 31 December 1898 (no age, no ship of arrival, no time in Colony) both entries are for single women with the later one born England, she died 12th January 1899. This may be the 4th Child on the shipping list of the Lady Island as we are missing one although there was an Axford family in SA at the time.
SROWA Cons 36 Vol 308 Folio 118