FREEMAN – Joseph 59th Regiment

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59th Regiment

NameFREEMAN – Joseph
Regiment (s)59th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 762
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th January 1831 / 18 years / Nottingham Nottingham England
Framework Knitter
Description – Height
6 Ft 1½ in
Fair / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 6 years 154 days
West Indies – 3 years 6 days
Length of Service21 years 59 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th April 1852 / Fermoy Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Shepshed Loughborough Leicester England
Pension Districts1852 Leicester
April 1856 – March 1858 Western Australia
1858 – 66 Madras India
July 1866 – 1877 Leicester England
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
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 Birth1814 Shepshed Loughborough Leicester England
Date/Place of Baptism6th November 1815 All Saints Loughborough Leicester
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Harriet Sarah
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeFREEMAN Thomas George
19th January 1858 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 15th March 1858 Fremantle Western Australia
M Not yet known
D Not yet known – presumably in England
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd WifeJoseph Freeman may have re-married a woman named Charlotte (see 1881 UK census)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Assistant Warder and Warder at the Convict Establishment (1856 – 58)
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
1858 left Western Australia by unknown ship for Madras India (pension paid there 1st October 1858-66): pension paid Leicester 1st July 1866-75
Date/Place of Death/BurialJanuary – March 1885 Loughborough Leicester England
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1) Harriet Sarah D not yet known
2) Charlotte D not yet known (tentative)
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationJoseph Freeman was dismissed by the Comptroller General of Convicts from the position of Assistant Warder at York Western Australia on 25th January 1858