BROWN – John Royal Marines

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Royal Marines 1854 Britains Sea Soldiers Vol 1 by Cyril Field

Lynton Convict Buildings Port Gregory – taught here


NameBROWN – John
Regiment (s)Royal Marines
Regiment Number (s) 7210 (ref WO22_42_00162)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
Not yet known
Description – Height
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Overseas Service/DurationNot yet known
Length of ServiceNot yet known
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 3rd May 1849 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not known
Pension Districts1852 Leicester
1853 Western Australia
Pension Paid£18/12/0 per annum
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22 November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of BirthNot yet known
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 MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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
Occupation after
January 1854 school teacher at Lynton Pensioner Village Port Gregory
1865-6 Farmer in Greenough area
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette Friday 12th January 1855
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationMid 1853 after arrival in WA detached to Port Gregory area.

January 1854 became a teacher at the Port Gregory Colonial School at Lynton Pensioner Village which had 22 pupils.Jan 1855 he was found guilty of feloniously shooting at Ann Buckley (wife of fellow EPG Jeremiah Buckley) sentenced to 2 yrs with hard labour. Apparently he was regularly drunk and could be violent – he was removed from being a school teacher due to insobriety and for shooting Mrs Buckley. (Source “Sand and Stone; Part 1, Colonists & Convicts” by Kevin Moran and Perth Gazette and Independent Journal 0f Politics and News (WA:1848-1864)

Friday 12 January,1855 Employed two Ticket of Leave Labourers at Greenough 1865-6.

The Bicentennial Dictionary reports his regiment number as 3544 – a different John Brown