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GREGORY – Kilner 39th and 78th Regiment

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39th Regiment
78th Regiment Highlanders Colours
NameGREGORY – Kilner
Regiment (s)39th and 78th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) – / 541
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th May 1827 / 17 years / Tralee Kerry Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Sallow / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCeylon – 9 years 4 months
East Indies – 3 years 3 months
Length of Service18 years 98 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th August 1846 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Liverpool England
Pension Districts1846 Liverpool
1846 1st Cork
1847 Liverpool
1848 2nd Manchester
1848 Liverpool
1849 2nd Dublin
1851 Tilbury Fort
1851-1857 Western Australia
1857-1878 South Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
1857-1858 Half his pension was stopped until he repaid the £15 he was advanced for erecting a cottage at Albany
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
13th March 1851 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PYRENEES 28th June 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1809 Kiltomey Kerry Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
GREGORY Fitzmaurice
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
McKAY Margaret
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage19th July 1839 Ardersier (Fort George) Inverness Scotland
Children by 1st WifeRichard B Not yet known
bap December 1841 St. Paul’s Aran Quay Dublin Ireland
D 5th June 1874 Kapamanta Port Lincoln South Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Wife
Date/Place of Birth
c1820 Kerry Ireland
One her marriage certificate to Kilner, father is named as Michael Kew a Pensioner
Date/Place of Marriage7th October 1847 St. Peter Lancaster Lancashire England
and again
3rd December 1853 in Albany Western Australia (WA BMD
Children by 2nd WifeSarah B 8th November 1848
bap 24th December 1848 St. Patrick’s Liverpool Lancashire England
Sue B Not yet known
bap 22nd December 1848 St. Patrick’s Liverpool Lancashire England
Margaret B c1849 Liverpool or Dublin
D 8th December 1853 Albany Western Australia
bur Old Catholic Cemetery Albany Western Australia
James B 5th May 1851 onboard “Pyrenees”
bap 3rd August 1851 Fremantle Western Australia
D 5th August 1870 Nocona north of Port Augusta South Australia
Anne B 1853 Albany WA
Unnamed Male B c 30th November 1853 Albany Western Australia
D 5th December 1853 Albany Western Australia
Bur Memorial Park Albany (age 6 days)
Margaret Ann B c1854 Western Australia
D 3rd July 1856 Albany Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Albany Road Albany Lot P7
3 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Weekly Chronicle Adelaide 13th August 1870 – page 4 Death and inquest of James Gregory
South Australian Register Adelaide Saturday 20th June 1874 – page 3 Richard Gregory
The South Australian Advertiser Adelaide 11th October 1887 – page 5 Death of Kilner Gregory
South Australian Weekly Chronicle Adelaide 15th October 1887 – page 11 Death of Kilner Gregory
Departure from Western
1857 to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial9th October 1887 Marabel Hotel Gilbert South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
Before 1847
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
26th May 1883 Albany Western Australia
Memorial Park Albany
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish army Worldwide Index
1841 Kilner Gregory 541 Private 78th foot location Burnley and Manchester
Discharge due to remittent and intermitted fever
1841 Census HO 107/535/9/50/2 Military Barracks Bolton-Le-Moors Bolton Lancashire
Kilner Gregory is living at the Military Barracks but his wife is not with him.
Both Kilner and his wife received medical treatment during the voyage of the Pyrenees, Kilner was on the sick list for 3 days suffering from intermitted fever and Mrs Gregory for 6 days
There is a child Michael recorded as being member of first family on Bishop Salvado’s Census in 1854 Albany. No other information available on this child.
Extract from report by Captain Bruce to the Governor dated 9 September 1854:
On the 28th august I came in sight of Albany passing about a mile and a half from the town allotments marked out for Pensioners. The men marked in the margin (John Wild, Patrick White, M. Fitzgerald, and K. Gregory) have made considerable progress in clearing their land and they have together erected for themselves cottages. I therefore recommend each of them for the sum of £15 – a fifth man Private Booth, has likewise done much, considering the comparative short time he has been there. He has cleared a large patch of his land and put up the framework of his cottage. I consequently recommend the issue to him also of £15. The land allotted to these men is very inferior to the soil of Kojonup. I hope considering their proximity to the port of Albany, they will be enabled to obtain for themselves a livelihood. The other Pensioners in this district, 10 in number, have been deterred from taking land by the difficulties of clearing and putting up dwellings for themselves.
SROWA CONS 36 Volume 303 Folio 118