CARSON – Samuel 22nd and 73rd Regiments

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22nd Cheshire Regiment of Foot

73rd Regiment Colours

South Africa Medal


NameCARSON – Samuel
Regiment (s)22nd and 73rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 631 / 1060
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd August 1831 / 19 years / Antrim Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Dark / Hazel / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 3 years
Gibraltar – 3 months
North America – 3 years 1 month
South America – 8 months
Cape of Good Hope – 6 years 7 months
Length of Service22 years 123 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th September 1853 / Cape of Good Hope
Campaign MedalsSouth Africa medal (1834 – 53)
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1855 Ballymena
1855 Birr
1856 2nd Dublin
July 1857 – September 1862 Western Australia
October – December 1862 Adelaide
1862 – March 1879 Stdney
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd July 1857
Date/Place of Birth1812 Carnmoney Dunagan Antrim Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
1767 Carnmoney Dunagan Antrom Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
1784 Carnmoney Dunagan Antrim Ireland
1805 Carnmoney Dunagan Antrim Ireland
SiblingsCARSON William (half-brother)
B1789 (Father Samuel and unknown mother)
D Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B1817 Donegal Donegal Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage1854 Cape of Good Hope
Children by 1st WifeCARSON Rose B 1856 unknown location
D 10th May 1939 Waverley New South Wales
NB 3 other unknown children left Western Australia with mother and father in 1862
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 1st August 1862
Departure from Western
 28th July 1862 per Laughing Water to Melbourne (with wife and 4 children)
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th February 1883 Lismore New South Wales aged 71 years
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1890 Lismore New South Wales
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationThree unidentified (as yet) children accompanied Samuel Carson and his wife when they left Western Australia