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58th Regiment Rutlandshire
Land Title
NameGLASSON – Cornelius
Regiment (s)58th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 811
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th April 1833 /  17 years / Cloheen Tipperary Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 11¼ in
Fair / Grey / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 2 years 4 months
Australian Colonies – 5 years 10 months
Length of Service16 years 233 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th November 1851 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Chatham Kent England
Pension Districts1851 Chatham
1852-1886 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
May 3, 1852 Plymouth, England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM JARDINE 1st August 1852
Date/Place of Birthc1816 Buttevant Cork Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
MASON Bridget
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage18th February 1844 Parish Church Gillingham, Kent, England
2nd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage27th May 1849 Parish Church Gillingham, Kent England
Children by 2nd WifeBridget Mary B 1850 Brompton Kent England
M 1867 ARMSTRONG William Archibald Fremantle Western Australia
Cornelius B c1853 Not yet known
M  McCARTHY Anne 1872 Perth Western Australia
She was the daughter of EPG Michael Carty 90th regt Merchantman 1864
Father of 1st wifeMASON Edward
Father of 2nd wifeFOLEY Joseph
Land Grants Western
Perth Lot E83
0.2.16 2 roods 16 perches
Assigned 21 July 1881
Title application 30 May 1884 – Title 6/176
Occupation after
Appointed night warder Convict Establishment 19 February 1853-resigned 4 July 1854
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News Friday 17th December 1886 page 3 Death of Cornelius
The West Australian Friday 23rd August 1912 page 3 Obituary Son Cornelius
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial16th December 1886 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
1871 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 Cornelius Glasson 811 Private 58th Regt Location Glasgow and Edinburgh
1851 As above (no service no) Invalid Depot Chatham
Discharge due to violent palpitations of the heart
In the 1851 Census Cornelius Glasson, age 24 (sic) a soldier born Ireland is living at No 3 Middle Street Brompton Kent with his wife Elizabeth aged 22 also born Ireland and their daughter Bridget aged 9 months born Brompton Kent.
On 2th August 1873 Charged with being drunk on guard a District Court Martial sentenced him to 56 days imprisonment with pension suspended 

17th December 1886 An Inquest was held into the death of Cornelius Glasson who was found dead in a paddock near the Old Burial Ground that found he died from natural causes not from and force or violence despite excessive drinking and congestion of the brain.