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CONGDON – William 65th Regiment and Invalid Depot Staff

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Fremantle Cemetery
65th Regiment


NameCONGDON – William
Regiment (s)65th Regiment  and Invalid Depot Staff
Regiment Number (s) 48
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th July 1820 / 18 years / Newport Isle of Wight Hampshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 5½ in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNone
Length of Service16 years 217 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th April 1837 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Plymouth Hampshire England
Pension Districts1851 1st East London
1851 2nd West London
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st January 1854 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SEA PARK 5th April 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1802 St. Andrew Plymouth Devon England
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
SCOTT Sarah Ann
B 1805 Gosport Hampshire England
Date/Place of Marriage31st December 1822 St. May’s Alverstoke Hampshire England (Banns)
Children by 1st WifeSarah b 1826 Essex
Mary b 1827 Essex
Adelaide b 1830 Essex
Daniel Keen B 1836 bp 21 August 1836 St Mary’s Chatham Kent
M FAIRBAIRN Jane Ainslie 1861 Serpentine Western Australia
D 17th January 1907 Sydney NSW
The body was returned to WA in the Kanowna
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
William b 14 March 1839 bp 26 December 1841 West Ham All Saints Stratford Essex
Edward b 17 April 1841 Bp 26 December 1841 West Ham, All Saints, Stratford Essex
James b 10th December 1843 bp 18 August 1944 West Han, All Saints Stratford Essex
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
On the baptisms for his sons occupation is given as ‘Foreman’
Appointed assistant warder Convict establishment 1st February 1856 appointed hospital compounder 13th February 1856 discharged due to ill health. 1865 Gratuity of £90/10/0 Long entry Barker page 40
Newspaper ArticlesCommercial News Wednesday 3rd August 1859 page 2 Death of Sarah
The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times Friday 17th February 1865 page 2 Death of William
Evening Mail 11 February 1907 Death of Daniel Keen Congdon
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th February 1865 Western Australia
Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Headstone now on Heritage Walk Fremantle Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
27th July 1859 Western Australia
Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Headstone now on Heritage Walk Fremantle Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to ‘obscure thoracic disease’ (difficulty breathing on exertion)
In the 1841 Census HO 107/323/11/11/16 Bridge Place Stratford Essex William Congdon age 40 is living with his wife Sarah and children: 

    • Sarah age 15 born in County
    • Mary age 14 born in County
    • Adelaide age 11 born in County
    • Daniel age 5 Not born in County
    • William age 2 born in County
    • Edward age 3 months born in County
    • And Mary Scott age 65 not born in county

By the time of the 1851 Census HO 107/1479/544/57 the family is living at Rochester Place St John the Evangelist, Westminster London Middlesex with three children:

    • William age 12 an errand boy born Essex Stratford
    • Edward age 10 a scholar at home also born Stratford Essex
    • James age 7 scholar born Stratford Essex

There are many death and funeral notices for Daniel Keen Congdon but one of the most informative articles about the man’s career is in the Advertiser Tuesday 23 December 1930 page 2 ‘Old time Memories’