BURTONSHAW / BURTINSHAW / BURTENSHAW – John 54th Regiment

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54th Regiment Brass Badges

NameBURTONSHAW / BURTINSHAW / BURTENSHAW – John
Regiment (s)54th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 474
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st September 1826 / 20 years / Liverpool  England
Cooper
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7½ in
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 13 Years
Length of Service15 years 187 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 23rd March 1842 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Liverpool  England
Pension Districts1842 Liverpool
1851-1854 Western Australia
1854 South Australia
1857 Melbourne
1858 – 65 Calcutta
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st February 1851  Falmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERMAID 15th May 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1806  Liverpool  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 Ann
Estimated 1813 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Arrival
None known
Newspaper ArticlesNumerous arrests for drunkenness for both this couple, including:
Inquirer Perth 13th December 1854 – page 3 – Mrs. Burtenshaw drunk
The Herald  20th March 1869 – page 3  Ann Burtenshaw – using abusive and insulting language
Departure from Western
Australia
c1854 to South Australia
1858 Bengal India
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known (possibly Bengal)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
1883 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationCause of discharge: rendered quite unfit of further service, in consequence of palpitations and
shortness of breath acquired by thirteen years residence in India.1852 Struck from Roll and reinstated 1855.