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GLEESON – David 37th Regiment

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37th Regiment North Hampshire Badge
Name GLEESON – David
Regiment (s)37th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 614
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th January 1827 / 20 years / Cork Ireland
Description – Height
6 Ft 0½ in
Fresh / Grey / light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 8 years 4 months
Bermuda – 2 years
Length of Service22 years 270 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th November 1851 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Possibly Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts1851 Limerick
1855 – 1863 Western Australia
1863 – 1874 New South Wales Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th April 1855 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ADELAIDE 18th July 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Adair Limerick Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMary
M QUINN Patrick (also a soldier in the 37th regiment)
D1910 Marrickville New South Wales, Australia
2nd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
HUDSON Johanna
1821 Templemore Tipperary Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage12th June 1842 Templemore Tipperary Ireland
Children by 2nd WifeNone
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNSW Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW: 1832-1900) Friday 25th September 1874 page 2899
Also 12th August 1881
Departure from Western
1863 to New South Wales Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial10th July 1874 Braidwood New South Wales
bur Braidwood Cemetery New South Wales
Date/Place of Death/Burial
6th August 1881 Braidwood New South Wales
bur Braidwood Cemetery New South Wales
Will or ProbateNSW Will Books 1800-1952
David Gleeson, pensioner, made his will on 8 July 1874 whereby her left all his real and personal estate to his wife Johanna Gleeson and appointed her his sole executor.
Johanna Gleeson, widow made her will leaving all she possessed to her Step daughter Mary Quinn with the proviso she paid ten pounds to the Reverend Michael D ’Arcy and five pounds to Hannah O’Loughlin
Mary Quinn died Marrickville NSW 1910 (Father David, no mother’s name recorded.)
Further InformationIn the British Army WW Index:
1841 David Gleeson was stationed at Halifax, Nova Scotia – not mentioned in places he served. (Patrick Quinn was also at Halifax Nova Scotia in 1841)
Johanna’s will raised the question that David had been married previously.
1851 Census HO 107/1610/315/8 David Gleeson, 44, married, Hospital orderly, soldier 37th Regiment born Limerick.
1851 Census HO 107 1610/314/7 Johanna Gleeson, 30, wife of soldier of the 37th Regiment born Templemore, Tipperary