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DALY / DALEY – Richard HEIC Bombay Artillery 1st Battalion

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Land Title 1883


NameDALY / DALEY – Richard
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bombay Artillery 1st Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 344
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3 February 1841/ 19 years /Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC To India 17th March 1841 per Quinton Leitch
Length of Service19 years 3 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 3rd September 1860 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts1860 Limerick
1864 Tilbury
1864-1894 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th January 1864 Portland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 13th April 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1822 Newport Tipperary 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
B 1817 (deduced)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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
Perth Lot V135 – 1 acre
Assigned 11 November 1881
Title Application 8 August 1883
Title 6/39
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 15th September 1886 page 3 Assault on Richard Daly
The Daily News Thursday 16th September 1886 page 3 Letters to the Editor re Assault
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 19th October 1887 page 5 Richard charged with common assault
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial26th April 1894 York Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1881 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationIt is possible Richard’s wife was Jane Maguire married 23rd October 1860 at St. John’s, Limerick City Limerick, Ireland
During the voyage of the Clara Richard Daly had his grog stopped for 2 days for going into the barracks with his accoutrements on – against orders.
Richard Daly and his wife were amongst the Pensioners chosen for the expedition to Camden Harbour which turned out to be a major disaster. (There are many books and articles written about Camden Harbour including Scholl’s report.)
Richard Daly wrote to Sergeant Conley on 15th March 1865 regarding conditions at Camden Harbour see  Camden Harbour – EPG Gazette April 2005 Volume 6 No 2 – Jeanette Lee
1866 Richard nominated his sister in law Mary (Fl)inn age 38 and her son John age 19 as nominated immigrants, their contact address was Mechanics Institute Limerick.
Richard Daly had a number of minor charges brought against him for assault, drunkenness and bad language during 1869-1870s
1866 Purchased Fremantle Town Lot 395 for £6/0/0 High Street
1871 wife purchased Fremantle Town Lot 746 for £6/0/023rd March 1885 pensioner Richard Daley (sic) was gaoled for 6 months for an assault on a girl Emily Timewell.
There is a series of Letters to the Editor written by a Richard Daley between 1888 and 1891 regarding a reservoir on Mt. Eliza and Albany being the principal port for Western Australia and the agriculture of the Albany district which produced a lively correspondence with several others. Whether these letters were written by Pensioner Richard Daly or another person is unknown.