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GUINAN / GOINA – Valentine 46th Regiment

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46th Regiment South Devonshire
NameGUINAN / GOINA – Valentine
Regiment (s)46th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1245
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
5th September 1837 / 20 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Fresh / Hazel / Light Brown /  None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 2 years
West Indies – 3 years
North America – 3 years 2 months
Length of Service21 years 23 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27th September 1858 / Templemore Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Liverpool, Dublin Ireland
Pension DistrictsOctober 1858 1st Dublin
1860 Kilkenny
1864 Tilbury
1864-1867 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st July 1864 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 12th September 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1817 Kells Meath 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
Possibly BREDE / BREADEN Rebecca
B c 1832 Cavan Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMary B 1852 Not yet known
D 18th November 1869 Port Adelaide South Australia
Valentine B 2nd March 1854 Wexford, Ireland
bap 3rd March 1854 Ferns Wexford Ireland
D 19th October 1882 Port Adelaide South Australia
John B 1856 Winchester England
D 8th January 1882 Port Adelaide South Australia
William B 1849 (deduced)
D Possible 14th May 1933 Magill Norwood South Australia
Eliza bap 25th June 1862 St Conice’s Kilkenny Ireland
M HANDFIELD Charles 8th October 1883 Residence of Rev. J. Bickford, Port Adelaide South Australia
D 13th November 1891 Adelaide South Australia
Christy/ Christina Rebecca (Guynam) B 1864 Fremantle Western Australia
M PREST Richard Augustus Prout 15th August 1883 Wesleyan Parsonage Port Adelaide South Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPort Adelaide News 20th October 1882 – page 5 Death of son Valentine Guinan (sic)
The Express & Telegraph Friday 20th October 1882 – page 5
Port Augusta News 24 October 1882 – page 1
The Advertiser 14th November 1891 page 4 Death of Eliza Handfield
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th May 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
24th January 1877 Port Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Valentine Goina 1245 Private 46th Foot location Gibraltar
1851 Valentine Goind (sic) 1245 46th Foot location Hull
Discharge: ‘He suffers from chronic disease of the chest and chronic disease of the liver contracted in Liverpool in 1848, the result of cold caught whilst under canvas during a wet season.’
Valentine and Rebecca were accompanied on the voyage of the Merchantman by their children Mary, Valentine, John, William and Eliza.11th December 1876 Rebecca Guinan (sic) was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide hospital. At the time she was a widow aged 44 years, Church of England, living at Port Adelaide and working as a washwoman. She said she was born Cavan Ireland and had been in the Colony for 1 year (?) having arrived on the Merchantman.
Son John Guinan was also admitted to the hospital on 6th January 1882 age 25. He said he was a single man aged 25, Roman Catholic living Port Adelaide. He was a labourer and was born in Manchester and had been 20 years in the Colony having arrived on the Merchantman. He died 8th January 1882