FLANAGAN – Richard 87th Regiment

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Richard Flanagan

Family history – Richard Flanagan by Peter Wagner 2019

87th Regiment Colours

NameFLANAGAN – Richard
Regiment (s)87th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 879
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th July 1831 / 18 years / Carrick-on-Shannon Leitrim Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 4 years 9 months
East Indies – 2 years 3 months
Length of Service21 years 12 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th August 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Manchester Lancashire England
Pension Districts1852 2nd Manchester
1856 Dartmouth
1856-1881 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1873 increased to 1/3d per diem for 7 years 7 months service to the Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th January 1856 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM HAMMOND 29th March 1856
Date/Place of Birth1815 Killoughart Carrick-on-Shannon Leitrim (County Longford given in Death Notice) Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsFLANAGAN Mary Ann
B c1837 unknown location
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
FLANAGAN Eleanor or Ellen (refer birth records of children Richard, William and James)
B c1820 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage5th December 1836 Carrick-on-Shannon Leitrim Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohn E. B 1852 Bengal India
M CAMPBELL  Margaret Jane 8th February 1855 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
Richard B 1853 Manchester Lancashire England
M THOMAS Mary Anne 1875 Perth Western Australia
D January 1924 Midland Junction Western Australia
William Joseph B 1856 Princetown Dartmoor Devon
M 1st MORAN Eleanor 1873
M 2nd FRY Florence Laura 1913 Fremantle
D  10th October 1928 Claremont Western Australia
James Michael B 15th October 1859 Perth Western Australia
M TREASURE Anora Elizabeth 21st June 1886 Albany (R.C.)
D 26th July 1923 Katanning Western Australia
Ellen (twin) B 1862 unknown location
D 1862 aged 6 weeks
Francis (Fanny)
(twin) B 1862 unknown location
D 1862 aged 12 weeks
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Received land grant Y 48 Located between Murray and Douro Streets Perth
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 7th December 1881 – page 2
Western Mail Saturday 23rd November 1901 – page 46
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial5th December 1881 Murray Street Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1891 Albany Western Australia
Albany Cemetery Western Australia
Will or Probate24th September 1881 prepared a will (SROWA Cons. 3403 Item 1885-761): Probate issued 24th August 1885
Further Information1856 served as a prison guard at Dartmoor Prison
26th April 1856 struck off EPF roll in Perth: 25th September recommended to be restored to EPF Roll “Wife and family industrious” (CSO 362)
1862 nominated sister Mary Ann to emigrate to Western Australia – Mary then living in Manchester: Mary arrived  23rd March 1865 in Western Australia per Fitzroy