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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 Plymouth
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 28 June 1851 Forezepore Bengal India
Bp 28 June 1851 Forezepore Bengal India
M CAMPBELL Margaret Jane 8th February 1875 Albany Western Australia daughter of EPG George Campbell
D Not yet known
Richard Charles 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
Birth registered October Quarter 1855 Tavistock Devon
M 1st MORAN Ellen 20 August 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 January1886 Albany (R.C.)
D 26th July 1923 Katanning Western Australia
Ellen (twin) B 1862 unknown location
D 1862 aged 6 weeks
Frances (Fanny) (twin) B 1862 unknown location
D 1862 aged 12 weeks
Luke – mentioned in his father’s will as ‘my son Luke’ there is no mention of a Luke Flanagan on the Register General’s BMDs.
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 V 48 Located between Murray and Douro Streets Perth – no evidence of this grant found – but it named in the will
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
The West Australian Monday 15th October 1928 page 7 Obituary William Joseph Flanagan
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

This is a very detailed will drawn up on 24th September 1881 naming Bernard Smith and Ellen Flanagan as the executors.
He stipulated his youngest son James Michael Flanagan was to be the chief benefactor subject to 6 conditions:

1st He is allow Ellen Flanagan (mother) to live in the house built on V48 as long as she lives or until she remarries
2nd he is to give to his mother a reasonable weekly or monthly allowance for her support and maintenance
3rd If his (Richard’s) sister-in-law Mary Ann Flanagan is unable to work he is to allow her to reside with his mother (Ellen) at the above residence
4th Should either or both Richard Charles and William Joseph Flanagan wish to build a house at the northern end of V48 they can do so within 10 years of his death
5th He requests two masses for the repose of his soul a soon as possible after his death and one on each anniversary of his death
6th If James Michael and Ellen decide to sell the property the proceeds are to be divided as follows:

1/14 to his son Luke Flanagan
1/14 to son John
1/14 to son Richard Charles
2/14 to sister-in –law Mary Ann Flanagan
1/28 masses for his and Ellen’s soul
15/28 Equally divided between James Michael and his mother Ellen

The will raised the question regarding Luke Flanagan

Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Richard Flanagan Pte 879 87th Regt location Mahebourg Mauritius
1851 location Ferozepore India
Discharge: Unfit for further service due to disease of the lungs
1856 served as a prison guard at Dartmoor Prison
26th April 1856 struck off EPF roll in Perth for being drunk on duty: 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