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
D 26 September 1857 Western Australia
Bur St. Patrick’s Skinner street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Stillborn Male born 1859 Wanerenooka Western Australia
Joanna B 1852
D 29 July 1856 Fremantle Western Australia
John B 29 March 1856 Fremantle Western Australia
M GALLAGHER Catherine 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
Margaret Bap 1861 Waneranooka Western Australia
Cornelius B 1864 Waneranooka Western Australia
D age 1 1866
Catherine B c1866 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 baptised by John Boyle O’Rielly see further information below
M JOHNSON Alexander 1887 Fremantle Western Australia
D Unknown
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Catherine
Other husbands of wifeMcLAUGHLAN John
M2 1870 Fremantle, Western Australia
HAKE Abraham
M3 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
Occupation after
Warder from 12th October 1853
Commissariat 1853-1856
Assistant Warder 1857
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Monday 22 February 1932 Page 1 & 10 Death notice Catherine Nelson
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 1900 Coogee Western Australia
Buried Fremantle Cemetery 7 July 1900
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1853 Mary Callaghan signed testimonial for the Surgeon on the Robert Small
According to Barker in Warders and Gaolers:
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
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.See: John Boyle O’Reilly was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (the Fenians)