FORDE / FORD – John 28th Regiment

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8th Regiment North Gloucestershire Colours

Married in Albany

NameFORDE / FORD – John
Regiment (s)28th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 724
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th September 1830 / 18 years 2 months / Newry Down Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fresh /  Black / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 6 years 9 months
East Indies – 5 years 5 months
Length of Service21 years 3 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd June 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1854 Londonderry
1854 Turkey
1855 Londonderry
1855 Donegal
1856 Omagh
1861-1870 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of BirthJune 1812 St Pauls Dublin 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
McGILLEN Sue (tentative)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage18th July 1853 Tyrone Donegal Ireland
The handwriting is very indistinct and is transcribed as John  Ward
Children by 1st WifeThe Bi-Centennial Dictionary and East Perth Cemeteries list 5 possible children if the wife was Susan McGillen:
Samuel James

Thomas B 26th January 1860 Clinleigh (Lifford) Tyrone Donegal Ireland
Father John Ford Mother Susan McGillian (sic)
Sarah Ann B 6th April 1862 Rottnest Island Western Australia
Father John Ford mother Susan McGillan (sic)
Helen Johanna B 30th October 1864 Western Australia
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 WifeBODDINGTON William
Date/Place of Marriage1871 Albany Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial14th November 1870 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationThe Bi-Centennial Dictionary said Sue McGillen was married to John Ford and arrived on the “Tartar” 1862 – no evidence found that she arrived on the Tartar.