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6th Inniskilling Dragoons Badge
Name FITZPATRICK  – Bernard
Regiment (s)6th Dragoons
Regiment Number (s) 387
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
26th April 1832 / 17 years 10 months / Longford Longford Ireland
Blacksmith (farrier)
Description – Height
5 Ft 9¾ in
Fresh / Grey / Sandy / None
Overseas Service/DurationNone
Length of Service17 years 246 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th February 1850 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Bristol England
Pension Districts1850 Bristol
1851 Western Australia
1858-1860 New Zealand
1860- 1862 Victoria
1862-1875 NSW
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th July 1851 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MINDEN 14th October 1851
Date/Place of Birth1814- 1816 (deduced)
Leagan Edworthstown Longford Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism14th March 1819 Longford Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
QUINN Catherine
Not yet known
9th May 1818 Longford Longford Ireland
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
GAY Elizabeth this could have been Gray as it recorded as both in the marriage and it indistinct in the Bap of John
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage28th February 1838 St. Clement Cornwall England
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann B 1840 Ireland
John B 14th November 1842 Scotland
bap 27th November 1842 Midlothian Scotland
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
GAY John
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
GREY Louisa
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1862 Broulee New South Wales Australia
Children by 2nd WifeBarnard E. B 1863 Broulee New South Wales Australia
Thomas B 1864 Broulee New South Wales Australia
James B 1868 Broulee New South Wales Australia
Francis W. B 1872 Broulee New South Wales Australia
D 1872 Broulee New South Wales Australia
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Police Force Fremantle 1851
Appointed assistant Warder convict establishment Bunbury 1 May 1854 without sanction of Staff officer – dismissed 29 August 1854
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1857/8 to New Zealand
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st January 1875 / Moruya Broulee New South Wales Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
Louisa Fitzpatrick married Charles CARTER at Broulee NSW in 1877 – Death record not known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationIn the 1841 Census HO 107/1149/12/38 Bernard and his wife Elizabeth both age 25 are living at the Cavalry Barracks, Birmingham, Bernard is listed as a farrier. No Children.
1851 Census HO 107/1951/230/41 6 Butts, St. Augustine the Less, Bristol, England
Bernard and his son John are visitors at the home of Thomas and Mary Phillips, Bernard is a married man and his occupation is farrier. Bernard born Ireland and John born Scotland
Discharge due to Chronic chest disease of long duration.
Passage to WA was for himself and one child John, his wife and another child did not accompany him
SROWA CSR Cons 36 Volume 303 folio 126-132
From 11 September 1854 Captain Bruce entered into a lengthy correspondence to the Colonial Secretary regarding the employment of Bernard Fitzpatrick by the Convict Establishment at Bunbury without his knowledge or approval. It also involved Fitzpatrick’s failure to return his arms and accoutrements to Captain Bruce’s store and the fact that a receipt for the payment of pension had been returned from Fremantle when he was at Bunbury. Captain Bruce wrote this about Bernard Fitzpatrick:
“Upon his arrival in the Colony per Minden in October 1851 his appearance being in his favour, I got him into the Police Force at Fremantle from which he was soon dismissed for misconduct. At his particular request I subsequently employed him again upon Military Duty but was obliged to strike him off in January 1853 for being drunk the very day he was discharged from hospital. On this occasion he likewise failed to give in his arms etc for several days telling me a series of falsehoods in presence of my Staff Sergeant. By withholding his pension I ultimately got them into store. Soon after this he was reported to me by a Ticket of leave man for having incurred a debt to him. I always set my face against such transaction and therefore I addressed Fitzpatrick on the subject but he denied all knowledge of the man, although from his prevarication manner I was quite satisfied of the justice of the claim. In April 1853 Fitzpatrick applied to ne to recommend him for the Police Force. I declined.”