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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
Whelan and Donohue families share same memorial site at Fremantle
2018 Visit, headstone now vandalised
NameDONOGHUE – Timothy
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 101st Regiment Royal Bengal Fusiliers
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 391
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
c1840 / 18 years / Not yet known
Description – Height
Not yet known
Overseas Service/DurationIndia Bengal Presidency – 21 years
Travelled to UK from India on ‘Lady Jocelyn’ 11th May 1862
Length of Service21 years 120 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 20th May 1862 / India
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Cahirciveen Kerry Ireland
Pension Districts1862 Tralee
1866-1870 Western Australia
Pension PaidLord Clive Pension 1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
7th April 1866 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
BELGRAVIA 4th July 1866
Date/Place of Birth1822 Cahirciveen Kerry 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
MURPHY Bridget
B 1841 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriagec1862 County Kerry Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMichael B 12th November 1863 Cahersiveen Kerry
Bp 14th November 1863 Cahersiveen Kerry
D possibly 1919 East Coolgardie, Western Australia
John James B 1866
M MATHIESON Sarah Jane 1887 Fremantle
D 15 January 1939 Subiaco, Western Australia
Buried Karrakatta Cemetery aged 73
(Warder at Rottnest 1910)Patrick B 14th May 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
Timothy (twin) B 27th January 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
D January 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
Thomas (twin) B 27th January 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
D January 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
Mary B 9th May 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
D August 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
COFFEY Unknown
2nd Husband of WifeWHELAN Thomas – 13th Regiment arrived “HOUGOUMONT” 1868
Date/Place of Marriage14th August 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandThomas Francis B 1872 Fremantle Western Australia
M NEWARK Emma Winifred 1897 Fremantle Western Australia
D 17th July 1903 Owens Anchorage Western Australia – Robb’s Jetty Explosion
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Mary Josephine B 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
D 25th August 1896 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Margaret Helen or Ellen B c1875 Western Australia
M HUME John Samuel Peter 1900 Fremantle Western Australia
D 5th September 1955 Beaconsfield Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Patrick William B 1880 North Fremantle Western Australia
M Elsie Jane Edwards 1908 Geraldton Western Australia
D 25th September1960 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic section Utakarra Cemetery Geraldton Western Australia
Catherine Mary Teresa B 1884 Western Australia
D c1888 Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News Wed 29 Jul 1903 Robbs Jetty Explosion Inquest death of Thomas Whelan

The Daily News Wed 21 Sep 1921 Page 3 – Obituary for Bridget Whelan previously Donohue nee Murphy

Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial10th July 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
18th September 1921 Fremantle Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateBridget Whelan Cons 3403 1921/576
Further InformationDischarge- Time expired
Burial site of majority of WHELAN and DONOHUE families buried in same grave Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Western Australia. Headstone states O’DONOGHUE. Burial record on mcb.wa.gov.au show names of DONOHUE children Patrick, Timothy and Mary buried same grave although not stated on headstone. Grave exhumed from Skinner Street Cemetery.
Bridget Whelan made her will on 18th July 1919 whereby she bequeathed her life insurance policy to her daughter Margaret Ellen Hume towards her funeral expenses as well as all her household furniture, jewellery, books, clothing and goods and chattels.
Her freehold property North Fremantle town lot P24 to be sold and the proceeds divided as follows:
¼ to son John Donoghue
¼ to son Patrick Whelan
½ to daughter Margaret Ellen Hume. She appointed her son John Donohue sole executor. The estate was valued at £776/18/6 the value of the property £750
Description of property:
On the Swan Street frontage is erected a pair of rubble stone cottages of four rooms each with verandas roofed with iron. The two back rooms of the first house are skilling built. The cottages are very old and show signs of dampness. Three small shed and the usual sanitary accommodation 1000 gallon water tank. The remainder of the land is a Chinaman’s garden and underwater during the winter months practically. Land Value £200 improvements £550.