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BUTT – Samuel 75th and 91st Regiment

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75th Regiment Stirlingshre
91st Regiment Argyllshire
Kaffir War Medal


NameBUTT – Samuel
Regiment (s)75th and 91st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 712 – 75th Regiment
1897 – 91st Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
75th – 20th March 1829 / 18 years / Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Cotton Dresser
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fair / Brown / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 17 years 8 months
Length of Service21 years  57 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 14th May 1850 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSouth Africa Medal for the 2nd and 3rd Kaffir Wars 1846-1853
Intended Residence at
Glasgow  Scotland
Pension Districts1850 2nd Glasgow
1852 Ballymena
1853-1868 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th April 1853  London England via Cork and Rio de Janeiro
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL 19th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1811 Strat[h]norla near Donegal  Ireland
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
MALONE Fanny (Frances?)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage8th June 1851 Barony Lanarkshire Scotland
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
Greenough lots G17 and G18
33 acres one rood 16 perches
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer  17th April 1872 Fanny – Funding donations for a Geraldton Church
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd June 1868 Greenough Western Australia
Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3403/1876/517 Probate issued for Samuel Butt to Fanny
Will dated 5 June 1868 Samuel named his wife Fanny as sole executrix and heir to his entire estate
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 Private Samuel Butt 712 75th regiment stationed Fort Beauford Cape of Good Hope
Discharge due to Chronic rheumatism and dyspepsia due to fatigue and exposure and climate
1853 wife signed letter of thanks to Ships Surgeon
1876-8 Butt shown as a farmer in Greenough (Victoria District)