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CONNORS / CONNOR – Darby / Jeremiah 22nd Regiment

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CONNORS Jeremiah (Darby) on left with wife Margaret and son 22nd Regiment came on Dudbrook
22ND Cheshire Regiment of Foot
Pensioners Benevolent Fund 1870
Land Grant A
Land Grant B


NameCONNORS / CONNOR – Darby / Jeremiah
Regiment (s)22nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 223
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd June 1825 / 18 years / Newtonbarry Wexford Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¼ in
Fair / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationJamaica – 10 years
Length of Service12 years 53 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9th June 1837 / Inquiry into service Buttevant Ireland approved Adj. General’s Office Dublin 24th July 1837
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Carlow Ireland
Pension Districts1837  Carlow
1846 1st Dublin District
1853-1875 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
1873 Increased to 1/1d per diem for 14½ years service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Clenigen Carlow 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
KENNA Margaret (Bicentennial Dictionary)
b. 1815 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage28th November 1837 Carlow Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMaria c 1835
M 1861 ROBSON Thomas at Toodyay, Western Australia
D 1885 York, Western Australia
James B 1842 Ireland (family history)
Brigid  B 1845
M CONNELLY Richard 1871
D 31st January 1875 York Western Australia (Obituary notes she is second daughter of Jeremiah)
John B1846 Ireland
M WHITELY Mary Agnes 17 May 1870, York Western Australia, daughter of EPG James WHITELY
D  22 October 1910 at Mingenew WA
Frank – brother John’s obituary refers to 2 brothers and sisters – online databases have “Frank”
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
31st December 1853 assigned 4 acres at Toodyay.
1st September 1860 Application to purchase Newcastle location S 20
4th December 1867 Application for Title of S20
31st December 1866 assigned Lot S11 of 4 acres at Newcastle
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Australian Times 3 September 1875 Death of Jeremiah
Herald (Fremantle, WA : 1867 – 1886), Saturday 6 February 1875, page 2 Death of Bridget
Eastern Districts Chronicle  January 1885 – Page 2, Inquest Maria Robson
W.A. Record (Perth, WA : 1888 – 1922), Thursday 4 August 1892, page 7 Death of Margaret
Newcastle Herald and Toodyay District Chronicle  Sat 22 Oct 1910 Death of John Connor at Mingenew
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th August 1875 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
25 July 1892 York Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to rupture on his right side, chronic bronchitis and worn out from long service in Jamaica
Darby Connor was received medical treatment during the voyage of the Dudbrook for catarrh
Original member of Pensioners’ Benefit Fund (founded 1855)
In 1861 Jeremiah Woolhouse, David Gailey and Darby Connors successfully petitioned the governor for compensation for New Road cutting through their allotments.
SROWA Cons 36 Vol 479 Folio 217