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CALLAGHAN / CALLAGNAN – Cornelius 2nd Regiment

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James and Cornellius Callaghan or O’Callaghan – Are they brothers by Richard O’Callaghan EPG Gazette October 2011

2nd Regiment
Margaret Bap 1861 Waneranooka
Regiment (s)2nd Queens Royal Regiment of Infantry
Regiment Number (s) 1128
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th May 1839 / 19 years / Cork  Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Brown / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 5 years 11 months
Length of Service11 years  204 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 21st October 1850 / Newry Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
1 Curtis Lane  Cork  Ireland
Pension Districts1850  Cork
1853  Tilbury
1853 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per day, temporary  to 24th December 1853
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
6th 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 Birthc1820 Parish of St Peter’s  Cork  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
c1823  Cork  Ireland (WA BMD)
Date/Place of Marriage20 May 1851 Sts Peter and Paul’s, Cork City Cork Ireland
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth B c1854 Fremantle Western Australia
Bp 2nd July 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
D 26 September 1857 Western Australia
Bur St. Patrick’s Skinner street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Joanna B 1852
Bp 6th April 1856 Fremantle WA
D 29 July 1856 Fremantle Western Australia
John B 29 March 1856 Fremantle Western Australia
M GALLAGHER Catherine 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
Stillborn Male born 1859 Wanerenooka Western Australia
Margaret Bap 1861 Waneranooka Western Australia – see further information
M DONOHUE James E 1884 Albany Western Australia
D 25th September1930 Subiaco Western Australia
Cornelius B 1864 Waneranooka Western Australia
D age 1 1866
Catherine B 1866 Northampton Western Australia
M NELSON Neil 1888 Fremantle Western Australia
D 19 February1932 Fremantle Western Australia
Bur Fremantle Cemetery RC Western Australia
Harriet b 1869
M JOHNSON Alexander 1887 Fremantle Western Australia
D 20th September 1935 Campion Western Australia
Bur Fremantle Cemetery WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Catherine
Other husbands of wifeM2 McLAUGHLAN John
1870 Fremantle, Western Australia
child frpm this marriage: McLAUGHLAN John James born 1871 Fremantle WA
D 12 June 1969 age 86 Wooroloo Western Australia
Bur Midland Cemetery RC
M3 HAKE Abraham
1876 Fremantle Western Australia
Occupation after
Warder from 12th October 1853
Commissariat 1853-1856
Assistant Warder 1857
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Saturday 7th July 1900 page 4 Funeral notice Mary Hake
The West Australian Monday 22 February 1932 Page 1 & 10 Death notice Catherine Nelson
The West Australian Friday 4th March 1932 page 6 Inquest into Catherine’s death
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialAccording to family, Cornelius “John” died 19th April 1869 while a prisoner Fremantle Gaol
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Died 5th July 1900 Coogee Western Australia
Buried Fremantle Cemetery 7 July 1900
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information11th June 1853 Cornelius Callaghan received medical treatment for ague while aboard the Robert Small.
1853 Mary Callaghan signed testimonial for the Surgeon on the Robert Small
Warders and Gaolers (Barker) page 30 extract:
1860 sentenced 3 months imprisonment for aiding wife Ann steal from a store in Geraldton 1860 Admitted Invalid Depot with a disease of the chest (?) stole ale – sentenced 6 months imprisonment
SROWA AN5 CONS 419 Fremantle Police Files
1861 and 1866 daughters Margaret and Catherine were baptised by Reverend Patrick McCabe who in 1868 befriended John Boyle O’Reilly a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (the Fenians). In February 1869, through McCabe, O’Reilly met Jim Maguire, an Irish settler in the district working on land clearance for the Bunbury racecourse. Maguire was able to quickly organise passage on board an American whaler that was replenishing its supplies in the area. See John Boyle O’Reilly
26 October 1868. MARY CALLAGHAN, pensioner’s wife drunk and disorderly and using obscene language. Fined 5/- or 48 hours.
27 October 1868. CORNELIUS CALLAGHAN, pensioner, charged with broaching on the North Jetty between the hours of 9 & 10 pm on the night of the 26th inst a barrel of ale and stealing there from several bottles of ale the property of G. Shenton Esq., Perth. 6 months imprisonment. Family were destitute and admitted to the poor house.
Margaret was admitted to the Catholic Orphanage age 9 years on 24 February 1868 and left 8 June 1869 to go to her mother in Fremantle
Catherine was admitted to the Catholic Orphanage age 2 ½ years on 26 August 1869. She left on 8 June 1869 to go to her mother in Fremantle. She was readmitted age 7 years on 13 June 1874 and left on 11 November 1880 to go to Dongara.
Harriet was also admitted age 5 years on 13 June 1874 and left on 31 April 1885 for a situation in the North West.