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NameDICKENSON / DICKINSON – James
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company
Regiment Number (s) Madras Artillery Discharge No: 94
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1827/Farmer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5’6”/Fair/Hazel/Brown
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC
Length of Service5 years
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 4th July 1832 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not yet known
Pension Districts1832 2nd North London
1852 2nd North London
1852 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
London England (Date not known)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM JARDINE 1st August 1852
Date/Place of Birth1804 Manchester Lancashire England – the 1859 census of York, Western Australia said he was born Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Hannah
B 1810 Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageLondon England
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
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Herdsman
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News Friday 24 July 1885 page 3 Death of James
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd July 1885 Mt. Eliza Depot Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
6th October 1865 York Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to an injury received in back
The 1859 Census of York WA said James Dickison(sic)
Was age 56, a Roman Catholic, working as a herdsman, born Ireland arrived on the William Jardine in 1852 and was married in London. Hannah his wife was aged 49 also born Ireland and with the same information as James. Neither could read or write.

He had 1 ½ acres of crop and ½ acre of kitchen garden.
There was also a Joanna Lewis age 19 a married woman living with them, she had arrived on the Emma Eugena and her husband was in gaol.

A James Dickenson married Joanna Brown at St. Martin-in-the-fields Middlesex on 6 May 1838 but both signed the register whereas in the 1859 census of York it said neither could read or write