BURTON – Henry 54th Regiment

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NameBURTON – Henry
Regiment (s)54th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 190
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th August 1822 / 18 years / Dorchester Dorset England
Shoemaker
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7 ½ in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 17 years
Length of Service21 years 230 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 14th March 1844 / Templemore
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not stated
Pension Districts1844 Taunton (Bridgewater)
1850-1885 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0½d per diem
1873 Increased to 1/1½d for service Enrolled Force
1874 Increased to 1/2d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1804 Axminster Devon England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Harriet
c1806 Ashford Kent England
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known Kent England
Children by 1st WifeNone known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
7th August 1850 allocated and occupied Location P10 in South Perth of 5 acres
January 1884 granted Perth Location 275Y of 1.0.16 acres
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14th June 1850 – arrival of Scindian
The Daily News Monday 13th April 1885 page 3 Death of Henry
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th April 1885 Mt Eliza Depot Perth Western Australia
13th April 1885 East Perth Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 Henry Burton 190 private 54th Foot location Devon and Weedon
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and general debility and impaired health.
Admission Books for the 54th regiment 1844 list him on the pension list of Invalids Kilmainham hospital, residence Bridgewater.
Both Harriet (44) and Corporal Henry Burton (44) were treated for diarrhoea aboard the Scindian
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation.
Corporal Henry Burton, farm labourer, 1/1 ½ , 21st January, married
All the pensioners who were assigned land at South Perth resigned their grants due to the inaccessibility of the land to markets and the difficulty of clearing the heavily timbered land.
2nd January 1856 Henry Burton (Pensioner) was charged with stealing 10 bundles of wheat the property of Richard Smith of Guildford – acquitted.
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 9th January 1856 page 3
1859 Census of York WA:
Henry Burton, male, age 55 married, Church of England, labourer, can both read and write, free arrived on the Scindian 1850 born Devon England married Kent
Harriett Burton, female, 54, Church of England, wife, read only, free arrived Scindian 1850 born Ashford Kent
They had three quartersof an acre of land and owned 1 pig.
Served at Convict Establishment in York Western Australia