DUNCAN – Henry 73rd Regiment

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73rd Regiment Colours

NameDUNCAN – Henry
Regiment (s)73rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 627
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th May 1827 / 18 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Dark / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 2 years 7 months
Malta 4 years 3 months
Ionian Isles – 3 years 10 months
North America – 3 years 1 month
Length of Service21 years 241 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 18th February 1849 /  Fermoy Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
9 Castle St Thompson’s Lane Carlisle Cumberland England
Pension Districts1849 Carlisle
July 1857 – December 1866 Western Australia
1867 – March 1876 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd July 1857
Date/Place of Birth22nd October 1808 South Leith Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
Date/Place of Baptism30th October 1808 South Leith Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
Date/Place of Birth
1771 Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
Date/Place of Birth
PETTER Elizabeth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsRobert B 1806 South Leith  Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
Samuel B 1812 South Leith Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeAnn B 1835
Thomas B 1838
Mary B 1846
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd WifeCOOTE Ellen (nee LYNAM) –  widow of COOTE Thomas 82nd Regiment arrived “Stag” 1855
Date/Place of Marriage2nd October 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd WifeNot yet known
3rd WifeHARNDEN Sarah Ann
Date/Place of Marriage1865 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 3rd WifeHenry B c1865 Not yet known
Land Grants Western
1865 granted Lot P27 North Fremantle: also purchased Town Lot Fremantle
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
22nd December 1866 departed for South Australia with wife (Sarah ANN) and son per Springbok
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th March 1876 Alberton Port Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known: it is not known whether Henry Duncan’s first wife (Jane) accompanied him or whether she died before his departure to Australia.
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information In 1867, having transferred to South Australia, Henry Duncan remitted £4-0-0 of his pension to May Crampton in Western Australia. This may relate to the death in 1866 in WA of an 8 month female named Mary Ribton Crampton. Mary may have been an illegitimate daughter: further information needed.