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Sgt John Flynn by Peter Conole and Jean McDonald – July 2010 EPG Gazette

St Helenas Uniform


NameFLYNN John
Regiment (s)St Helena Artillery
Regiment Number (s) 1058
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1830/21 years
Description – Height
5 feet 7 ¼ ins/Fresh/grey/sandy
Overseas Service/DurationSt Helena
Length of Service5 years 334 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner 14th April 1836
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1837 – 1853 Cork
1853 – 1859 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th April 1853 London England via Cork and Rio de Janeiro
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL  19th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1809 Cork Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1811 Cork Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage20 February 1830/St Finbarr’s (south) Cork City Cork Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMary B 8 May 1831 St. Helena
Bp 29 May 1831 Tonry Church Island St. Helena
D 23 June 1831 St Helena
Elizabeth B 1 May 1833 St Helena
M 1861 HOYLAND William, Geraldton Western Australia
D 1871 Western Australia
Maria Jane B 1 Sep 1834 St. Helena
M July 11 1854 CATT William, St Stephen’s Church, Richmond Victoria Australia
D December 1902 Kew Victoria, buried 19 December 1902 at Melbourne General Cemetery
Timothy B 12th July 1842 Cork Ireland
M EVANS Sophia Maria 26th December 1868 Western Australia
D 19th April 1921 Perth Western Australia
William bap 16 Mar 1845 Passage West, Cork
D 1872 Fremantle Western Australia
Johanna/Hannah or Ann B 1850 Ireland
Bp 13th April 1850 St. Finbarr’s (South) Cork City Cork Ireland.
M 1st GODFREY John 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
M 2nd DELANY James 1884 Fremantle Western Australia
D 31 December 1917 North Perth Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
The following baptism for “Jos” is probably for Johanna – recorded as Joseph Bp 13 April 1850 St Finbarr’s (South) Cork City Cork Ireland
Ellen B1853
Bp 7 March 1853 St Finbarr’s Cork City Cork Ireland
M CARROLL Thomas 1872
D 4 April 1927 age 74 East Perth Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery WA
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
Occupation after
Night Warder 1854-55
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 9th August 1882 page 2 Obituary Ellen Flynn
The W.A. Record Saturday 23 April 1921 page 2 (plus photo) & 30 April 1921 page 4 had lengthy obituaries for Timothy Flynn as did the Daily News Friday 13 May 1921 page 1
The West Australian 2 January 1918 page 1 Funeral notice Johanna/Annie Delaney
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st February 1859 Western Australia
Bur 21 February 1859 Skinner Street Fremantle (as John Glynn)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
3rd August 1882 Fremantle Western Australia
Bur August 1882 Skinner Street Fremantle (based on Ellen’s obituary see further information)
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1836 Discharge due to corps being disbanded
1842 Potential Business Address John Flynn, Tailor 17 Great Britain St, Cork County
1853 7th May daughter Ellen age 3 months was treated for marasmus (severe malnutrition) aboard the Robert Small.
1882 Ellen Flynn’s obituary said she was buried with her late husband and 1 son and 1 daughter.
Family History: Mary Jane did not arrive on on the Robert Small based on its passenger list. There is a Mary Jane Flynn from Cork arriving in Victoria in January 1854 on the ‘Boomerang’. She married William Katt in June 1854. The WA Bicentennial Dictionary and Family History anecdotally support this. DNA matches between Catt and Flynn descendants also support this link.  Many thanks to Catherine Giles for her research that is included in this profile.