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Henry Brindley – Kate Miller – SRO Cons 5000 – Pensioner Land Application
2nd Regiment
NameBRINDLEY – Henry
Regiment (s)2nd Regiment 1st battallion
Regiment Number (s) 1159
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
13th June 1839 / 21  years / Salford Lancaster England
Description – Height
5 Ft  7.6/8 in
Fresh / Grey  / Light brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies –  5 years 11 months
Cape of Good Hope – 8 years 4 months
Length of Service21 Years 43 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th July 1860 / Chatham England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Athlone  Ireland
Pension Districts1860 Athlone
1861 Birmingham
1862 Tilbury
1862-1868 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/1d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
York 31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1818 Sutton Macclesfield Chester England (WO 97)
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known (see further information)
Date/Place of Birth
Henry Brindley (see further information)
Date/Place of Birth
Elizabeth Hall (see further information)
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
CUNNIFF Catherine (Kate)
1832 Ireland  (unconfirmed source cites “Bannasloe – Ireland”)
Date/Place of Marriage11th June 1848  St. Mary’s Athlone Westmeath Ireland
Children by 1st WifeSussanah bap 13th February 1851   St Peter and Paul  Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
M  WELLINGTON  John Arthur 1874  Bowes  Western Australia
D 14th April 1927 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Joseph Henry B 1867 Geraldton Western Australia
M  RONAN Mary Anne 1892 Northampton Western Australia
D 20th April 1928 South Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
CUNNIFF Matthew  (constable)
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
GREEN Catherine
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeEPG MILLER William Henry
Date/Place of Marriage1869 Geraldton Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandWilliam B 30th October 1869 Geraldton Western Australia
M MERCY Susannah 1897 Northampton Western Australia
D 23 February 1950 Geraldton Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Victoria Location 8 – 19 acres 7 perches
Victoria Location 9 – 20 acres 22 perches
Victoria Location P47 – 20 acres – Greenough
Occupation after
Tailor (WA Bicentennial Dictionary)
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail 13th August 1904 – death J A Wellington at Bowes station, buried RC Northampton
The Daily News Thursday 14th December 1905 – page 2 – Catherine Miller Geraldton bequest
Geraldton Guardian Thursday 14th April 1927 – page 2 – Susannah Wellington 76 died
Geraldton Guardian Thursday 26th April 1928 –  page 2 – Joseph Henry Brindley died at South Fremantle – long article
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial15th May 1868 Western Australia (WO22)
Buried Geraldton Western Australia (deduced)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
11th May 1905 Geraldton Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Will or ProbateWill of Catherine (Kate) Miller Cons 3403/1905/192 – 3rd April 1905
Kate Miller leaves the 2 allotments at Greenough valued at £80 to her son Joseph Henry Brindley, Customs Officer. (Death Certificate attached.)
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index:
1841 Henry Brindley 1159 2nd Foot at Deesa India
1851 Henry Brindley 1159 2nd Foot at Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
Discharge: Unfit for further service. This man suffers from debility and is worn out and caused by climate and long service and not from vice, he is unable to march or carry a pack.
1868 unconfirmed adult baptism in Geraldton for Henry prior to his death names his parents.