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Claremont Pensioner Guard Village October 2010 and July 2011 EPG Gazette

76th Regiment of Foot
NameFOOT / FOOTE – Joseph
Regiment (s)76th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 205
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
30th September 1815 / Sixteen years / Salisbury England
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 in
Fair / Hazel / Light / None
Overseas Service/DurationBritish North America – 2 years
Granada – Not Stated
West Indies – 1 year 59 days
Length of Service21 years 58 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27th September 1837 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1837 2nd West London
1850 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1799 Quidhampton Wiltshire England
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
UNKNOWN Catherine Susanna
c 1808
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeRobert B 1840 Bp 15th January 1843 Paddington London England
Joseph B 1842 Bp 15th January 1843 Paddington London England
D 2nd June 1933 Claremont Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta cemetery WA
John B 1845 Bp 12th January 1845 Paddington London England
D 6th June 1924 Claremont WA
Buried Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Gibson Scindian George B 24th May1850 at sea aboard Scindian
bap 3rd June 1850 Fremantle Western Australia
D 24th May 1881 registered as Scingent Campbell FOOT
Buried Memorial Park Albany
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeGREENSMITH William
D 1858 Western Australia
Date/Place of Marriage1853 Perth Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone
3rd Husband of WifeHAYES James
Date/Place of Marriage1859 Albany Western Australia
Children by 3rd HusbandNone
Land Grants Western
16th July 1850 Assigned Freshwater Bay Locations P8 and P14
Resumed 31st December 1853
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesDaily News Friday 20th October 1925 page 5 The Foote brothers and the wreck of the Bunyip
The West Australian Saturday 21st March 1936 page 5 Albany Memories: death of Scindian and memories of the Foote family.
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/BurialFreshwater Bay Western Australia
22nd November 1852 Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
A Catherine Hayes died age 77 4th April 1882 all is unknown buried Memorial Park Albany WA.
A Catherine Hayes died age 84 5th April 1882 buried Memorial Park Albany (no date)
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationFurther Information Landed at Gravesend England 26th August 1837 returning from overseas service.
Discharge due to chronic dysentery and dyspnoea
A Joseph Foote, pensioner a widower married Catherine Stone widow at Winterslow Wiltshire on 15th November 1837. Joseph’s father was given as Samuel and Catherine’s as John Kenedy.
Catherine Foot (42) was delivered on a male child on 24th May 1850 aboard the Scindian the surgeon noted they were landed well at Fremantle Swan River
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation:
Drummer Joseph Foote, porter, 1/-, 17th January, married, 4 children.
On 25th May 1877 John Foote was captain of a 60 ton cutter Cartabunup (Bunyip) transporting telegraphic material from Albany for the construction of the overland telegraph line when during a storm it was driven ashore at Twilight Cove on the south coast. His brothers Joseph and Scindian were also part of the crew and after surviving the wreck the brothers had to trek 200 miles over very hostile terrain to Israelite Bay telegraph station for assistance.
See for further information:
Bunyip | Maritime Archaeology Databases (museum.wa.gov.au)
Scindian Foote a boatman was drowned in Oyster harbour Albany WA