CONNOLLY – Richard 73rd Regiment

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73rd Regiment Colours

York Convict Depot now Residency Museum


NameCONNOLLY – Richard
Regiment (s)73rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 319
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th January 1824 / 21 years / Athlone Roscommon Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¼ in
Dark / Blue / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 2 years 7 months
Malta – 4 years 3 months
Ionian Islands – 3 years 10 months
North America – 1 year 3 months
Length of Service16 years 4 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 8th January 1840 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Athlone Ireland
Pension Districts1840 Athlone
1840 Jersey
1851-1881 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
13th March 1851 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 28th June 1851
Date/Place of BirthNot yet known
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
JOHNSTONE Unknown (possibly)
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
BARRET Elizabeth Felicite
31st March 1819 Sarrebourg Meurthe France
Date/Place of MarriageJersey Not yet known
Children by 1st WifeRichard B c1844 Jersey Channel Islands
M CONNOR Brigid 3rd January 1871 York Western Australia
D 19th November 1971 Lion’s Mill Mount Helena Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Elizabeth B c1844 Not yet known
John B c1849 possibly Jersey Channel Islands
D 5.30am 16th May 1851 onboard “Pyrenees”
Elizabeth or Mary Elizabeth B February 1852 possibly Fremantle Western Australia
bur 11th December 1852 York Western Australia
Mary Anne B 15th July 1858 York Western Australia
M HEALEY or HEALY Michael  1880 Fremantle Western Australia
D 9th September 1896 Fremantle Western Australia
Margaret B 15th May 1862 York Western Australia
bur 6th November 1862 York Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
BARRET Hilaire Francois
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
MACQUART Marie Elizabeth or Mary
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
York Lot P1
acreage unknown
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer Perth 3rd September 1851
The Herald Fremantle 6th February 1875
Eastern Districts Chronicle York 2nd February 1878
The West Australian 15th April 1881
Eastern Districts Chronicle York 12th February 1887
Daily News Perth 10th September 1896
Daily News Perth 19th November 1917
Daily News Perth 2nd June 1924
The West Australian 4th June 1924
The West Australian 29th August 1929
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial20th January 1881 York Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationPurchased Suburban Town Lot York 274
5.2.24 acres in 1860