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CONNOR / CONNORS – James HEIC Bengal Infantry

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James Connor EIC and sons – Peter Conole and Jean McDonald July 2009 EPG Gazette

Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
Bunbury Town


Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bengal Infantry
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No 350
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
C15th June 1830 / 20 years / not yet known
Description – Height
5 Ft  6½ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / Left knee wound
Overseas Service/Duration19th January 1831 to India per Lady Melville
1847 From India to UK per Prince of Wales
Length of Service16 years 1 month
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9 June 1847 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1849 Kilkenny
1850-1886 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd July 1850 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HASHEMY 25th October 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1810 Thomastown Kilkenny 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
CULLEN Bridget
c1825 Inistigoe Kilkenny Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage21st August 1848 St. Candice’s  Inistigoe Kilkenny Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohn B 1849 Ireland
M ALLEN Ellen 17th February 1881 Perth Western Australia
D 26th June 1894, Bunbury Western Australia
Mary Mina B 14th December 1851 Bunbury Western Australia
M URQUHART Alexander James 1875 Bunbury Western Australia son of EPG William Urquhart
D 25th June 1907 Murray District Western Australia
Ellen B 10th November 1854 Bunbury Western Australia
D 25th November 1931 Bunbury Western Australia
bur Karrakatta Cemetery Perth Western Australia
James B 1856 Fremantle Western Australia
M O’NEIL Bridget 4th April 1883 RC Perth Western Australia
D 22nd December 1906 Albany Western Australia (drowned)
Bridget B 1859 Bunbury Western Australia
D 28th April 1859 Bunbury Western Australia
bur Sand Dunes Cemetery (RC) Bunbury Western Australia
Thomas B 1860 Bunbury Western Australia (birth listed mother as CONNELL)
D Not yet known
William B 1862 Bunbury Western Australia (birth listed mother as CONNELL)
M KING Elizabeth 1888 Bunbury Western Australia
D 1928 Fremantle, Western Australia
Therese B 1866 Bunbury Western Australia (birth listed as CONNELL)
M KINGSTON John Daniel 1898 Geraldton Western Australia
D 20th June 1925 Mt Lawley WA, Bur Karrakatta Cemetery 

Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Land Grants Western
Granted Lot P8 Bunbury 1 acre
Assigned 19th November 1858
Title Application 4th December 1858 Title 1617
This land was resumed in 1917 for a proposed school
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette & Independent Journal of Political and News WA Shipping Intelligence 1st November 1850 page 2 – List of Pensioners named
Kalgoorlie Miner Monday 31st December 1906 page 3 death of James
WA Record Saturday 6th July 1907 page 4 death of Mary
WA Record Saturday 18th August 1917 page 14 Resumption of P7 & P8 Bunbury
South West Times 3rd December 1992 “The Forgotten Dead”
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial13th December 1886 Bunbury Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Sand Dunes Cemetery Bunbury Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
23rd May 1900, Bunbury Western Australia
bur St Patrick’s Catholic Church Bunbury Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3403 1894/042 dated 9th November 1886 whereby he left all his estate to his wife Bridget and after her decease it was to pass to his daughters Ellen and Theresa Connor. Witnesses John Costello and Annie Flaherty
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