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8th Regiment

Gravestone at Geraldton

Indian Mutiny Medal with Central India Clasp

 

NameDEVLIN – Felix
Regiment (s)86th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2060
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
11th April 1842 / 18 years / no place given
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7½ in
Sallow / Grey / Sandy
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 14 years 6th months
Length of Service18 Years 63 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 12th June 1860 / Chatham England
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny medal with Central India Clasp
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Chatham England
Pension Districts1860 Chatham
1862 Tilbury
1862-1894 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK  31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1824  Newtown Wicklow Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
DEVLIN  Patrick
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not Yet Known
SiblingsNot Yet Known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
MARSHALL  Sarah
c1836 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage2nd February 1860  Templemore Tipperary Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMichael  B 1860  Medway Kent England
D  3rd October 1935  Geraldton Western Australia
bur Church of England Section Utakarra Cemetery Geraldton Western Australia
John B 16th October 1863  Fremantle Western Australia
D  15th May 1865  Geraldton Western Australia
bur Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Felix  B 8th December 1865  Geraldton Western Australia
M  STONE Bridget May  nee O’CONNOR Western Australia
Note: at time of Felix’s Admin he working as a farmer Greenough near Geraldton
D  28th October 1919  Greenough Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Sarah Ann  B 1869 Geraldton Western Australia
Note: at time of Felix’s Admin she working as a servant to Hugh HAMMERSLEY Farmer at Walkaway, near Geraldton
D  28th May 1944  Geraldton Western Australia
bur Church of England Section Utakarra Cemetery Geraldton Western Australia
Mary Jane  B 1870 Geraldton Western Australia
M  BENNETT Charles James 1897 Greenough Western Australia
D  10th October 1950 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Utakarra Cemetery Geraldton Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
MARSHALL Michael
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Lot G35 20 Acres
Lot  X6 20 Acres
Lot X7 14 Acres 2 roods
Devlin’s pool Greenough application 6th October 1877
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesVictorian Express Geraldton   Wednesday 27th August 1883 – page 3 – Notice re stock
Victorian Express  Wednesday 19th March 1884 –  page 3 – KANE discharged firearm at Devlin’s house
Victorian Express 16th March 1894 – page 1 – land to rent
Geraldton Express  Friday 27th September 1907 –  page 3 – Administration payments
Geraldton Express  24th May 1912 –  page 3 –  Sarah money to Michael
Geraldton Guardian and Express  Thursday 3rd October 1935 – page 2 – Death of Michael DEVLIN
Departure from Western
Australia
None Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial29th December 1894  Geraldton Western Australia
Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
7th January 1912 Greenough  Western Australia
Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Will or ProbateAfter Felix’s death in 1894 the estate was administrated by his wife Sarah however after her death in 1912 the eldest son Felix DEVLIN applied for Letters of Administration on behalf of himself and his siblings.
There is no list of assets and liabilities with this document although there is a death certificate as at 1894.
Further Information1851 British Army World Wide Index shows Felix with the HEIC at Chatham England

1861 UK Census (RG 09/480/12) Gillingham Brompton, Chatham – Wood Street
Felix DEVLIN Head 39  Labourer born Ireland
Janys (?) DEVLIN 24 Wife born Ireland
Michael DEVLIN 4 months born Kent Brompton

27th April 1875 – SROWA – Cons 36 Volume 805 Folio 4 :
Devlin’s 2 roomed cottage of stone and mortar at Bootenal Lot No 6 has reached the required level to qualify for the £15 grant