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97th Regiment Ulster
NameCUTHBERT – William
Regiment (s)97th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 230
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd April 1824 / 17 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fair / Grey / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 11 years 26 days
Mediterranean – 6 years 39 days
Length of Service21 years 175 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th August 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Edinburgh Scotland
Pension Districts1847 2nd Edinburgh
1852 Tilbury Fort
1852-1854 Western Australia
1854-1878 Victoria
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th May, 1852 from Plymouth, England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM JARDINE 1st August 1852
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Golspie Sutherland Scotland
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
B 4th May 1811 Leith Midlothian Scotland
bap 20th May 1811 South Leith Midlothian Scotland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJane B c1846 England
Herioit B c1847 Fife Scotland
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
REID David
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
4th November 1852 appointed Assistant Warder Convict Establishment. Resigned 26th September 1853
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register 13th July 1854 page 2 Arrival of the Daphne in SA
Departure from Western
1854 left Colony without permission for Victoria pension stopped
William Cuthbert and 1 child departed Fremantle 30th June 1854 for Adelaide SA per Daphne
William appears to have travelled to Tasmania as he sailed from Hobart to Melbourne on 7th December 1855 on the Fenella – alone
Jane Cuthbert, aged 47 and daughter Harriet age 6, departed Adelaide 6th October 1854 for Melbourne on the Fergus, the ship having put into Adelaide on the journey from Perth to Melbourne to replenish food supplies.
Arrived Melbourne 13th October 1854.
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th February 1878 Chewton Victoria Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index 1841
William Cuthbert 230 Private 97th Regt Location Corfu
Discharge due to being worn out and subject to Dyspnoea on exertion
In the 1851 Census William Cuthbert is living with his wife Jane 47 born North Leith Scotland and daughters Jane 5 born England and Herioit (Harriet) 4 born Fife Scotland at 22 Water Lane Leith, Midlothian, Scotland
Pension paid in WA to 30 March 1854 it was reinstated 12th March 1858, at the time there was £67/10/0 owing on his passage-this may have been to the Colony as he would have forfeited the right to have a free passage when he deserted.