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BRITT – Patrick 87th and 90th Regiment

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87th Regiment Colours
90th Regiment Perthshire Volunteers


NameBRITT – Patrick
Regiment (s)87th and 90th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 468 – 87th Regiment
809 – 90th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17 July 1827 / 18 years 4 months / Kilkenny
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Hazel / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationCeylon – 3 years 7 months
Mauritius – 3 months
Cape of Good Hope – 1 year 9 months
Length of Service21 years 72 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th September 1848 / Chatham England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Kilkenny Ireland
Pension Districts1848 Kilkenny
1850-1859/60 Western Australia
1860-1871 Victoria
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd July 1850 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HASHEMY 25th October 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1809 St Patrick’s Kilkenny Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1818 Plymouth England
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeHenry B c1839 Portsea Island Portsmouth Hampshire England
M WICKSTEAD Margaret 14th August 1860 St Francis Melbourne Victoria Australia
D 1927 Footscray Melbourne Victoria
Louisa B c1847 Portsmouth England
D WA before 1860
Lucy B c1848
M ROBERTS John Gay Victoria
D 1908 East Melbourne Victoria
Catherine B 1850 Not yet known
M RYAN Martin 1872 Victoria
D Not yet known
Mary B c1852 Western Australia
D 1853 Western Australia
Sylvester B 1854 WA
M Johnson Mary Ann 1881 Victoria
D 1940 Newport Victoria
John B 1857 WA
D 1926 St. Kilda Victoria
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
1851-31 May 1859 employed in Convict Establishment
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer 30th October 1850 – page 3
Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Political and News Shipping Intelligence 1st November 1850 – page 2 – List of Pensioners named
Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 20th May 1859 page 2 Dismissal of Warder Britt
The South Australian Advertiser Wednesday 7 December 1859 page 2 Passenger list Champion
Leader Saturday 1st February 1879 page 4 Fatal Accident at Footscray
Departure from Western
9th November 1859 left Fremantle per Champion for Adelaide
Date/Place of Death/Burial1871 Melbourne Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial
D 27th January1879 Footscray Victoria
Buried Melbourne General Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 Patrick Britt 809 Private 90th Foot depot Tralee
Discharge due to dyspepsia and severe palpitations of the heart
Lucy Britt age 2 received medical treatment aboard the Hashemy for rubella and Louisa aged 3 was treated for diarrhoea
The Britt family travelled from Port Adelaide to Melbourne aboard the SS Havilah 10th December 1859