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 / 19 years / Edinburgh Scotland
Shoemaker
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
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 / 19th February 1849 /  Fermoy Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Cockermouth Cambridgeshire
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
Father
Date/Place of Birth
DUNCAN James
1771 Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
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
UNKNOWN Jane
B 1813 Plumbland Cumberland England
D 1860 age 47 Western Australia
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeAnn B 1835 Liverpool Lancashire England
Thomas B 1838 Scotland
Mary B 1846 Ireland
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
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
B 1844 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Father EPG Thomas CROWDY
Date/Place of Marriage1865 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 3rd WifeHenry B c1865 Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
1865 granted Lot P27 North Fremantle:
1acre Assigned August 1865 Title Application November 1865 Title 2129 Corner of Stirling Highway and Swan Street.
Occupation after
Arrival
Shoemaker
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 2 January 1867 page 2 Passenger list Springbok
The Express and Telegraph Monday 26th July 1915 page 1 Death notice Sarah Ann MUSSON
Departure from Western
Australia
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
Wives
    1. Jane Duncan died Western Australia 1860 ref 1584
    2. Ellen Duncan died Western Australia 1863 ref 2137
    3. Sarah Ann MUSSON died 20th July 1915 Queenstown Adelaide SA Bur Woodville Cemetery SA
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information

 

British Army Worldwide Index 1841 Henry Duncan 627 Private 73rd foot Location Montreal on a ship
Discharge due to being worn out in the service
1851 Census HO 107/2430/96/15 Henry Duncan a shoe maker and Chelsea Pensioner is living at 9 Castle Street Thompsons Land Carlisle with his wife Jane and their three children Ann aged 16, Thomas aged 13 and Mary aged 5In

1866 Henry Duncan, 73rd, Letter of complaint by North Fremantle grant holder concerning the construction of the tramway embankment leading to the new Bridge at Nth Fremantle has made his home nearly inhabitable and asks for compensation so that he can add a 2nd story or else effect additions to rectify the problem and bring the property back to its original condition. Col Bruce also notes that the embankment also affects Pensioner Garrett McCann’s, 98th, property. Although there were ongoing letters about the problem no account of the resolution has been foundSarah Duncan was admitted to the Royal Adelaide hospital on 18th September 1872 she was aged 28, C of E, a married woman living at Alberton she said she was born in Portsmouth England and had been 5 years in the Colony and arrived on the Spring Bok.
1876 Henry was also admitted to the hospital on 15th January 1876 under the name of Andrew Duncan he was aged 63, married, a Wesleyan living at Alberton, born Leith Edinburgh and had arrived on the Springbook (sic) occupation boot maker.
Sarah Ann DUNCAN married MUSSON William (father Joseph) 9 June 1876 Adelaide South Australia, her father was Thomas CROWDY