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HENDERSON – Richard Honourable East India Company Bombay Artillery

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Richard and 2nd wife Margaret Murnane
Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
NameHENDERSON – Richard
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bombay Artillery
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 423
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th December 1837 / 19 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¼ in
Brown / Brown / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC
31st May 1838 to India per Edward Paget
1859 to UK ship unknown
Length of Service21 years 9 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 1859 / Not stated Pension commenced 15th March 1859
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1860 2nd Dublin
1860 Limerick
1862 Woolwich
1862 Wales
1862 Sligo
1865 2nd Liverpool
1865-1876 Western Australia
Pension Paid2/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th September 1865 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
VIMIERA 22nd December 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1818 St Nicholas Dublin 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
O’GRADY Ann (Widow)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage2nd June 1850 Bombay India
Children by 1st WifeNone
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd WifeMURNANE Margaret
B 1845 Limerick Ireland (from death registration
Date/Place of Marriage4th April 1861 Limerick Ireland
Father of 2nd wife
Date/Place of Birth
MURNANE Richard (Cooper)
Children by 2nd WifeSarah B 1863, Sligo Ireland
M LOCKYER Elliot Agett 15th July 1885 Fremantle Western Australia
D 30th March 1900 Northam Western Australia
Isabella B 27th November 1866 Fremantle Western Australia
M COX Hubert Violett 1 March 1892 Northam Western Australia
D 14th April 1924 Northam Western Australia.Isabella turned on the water for Northam, her husband Hubert Cox was Mayor of Northam at that time
Alice Maude B 1870 Fremantle Western Australia
M 1st MILLARD Edward John Rotherham 1899 Subiaco Western Australia
M 2nd STOTT Athol William 1921 Perth Western Australia
D 17th December 1945 Mount Lawley Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Margaret Elizabeth B 31st December 1872 Fremantle Western Australia
M PALMER William Robert 1897 Highgate Western Australia
D 12th January 1928 Leederville Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Assistant Warder Convict Establishment 18th April 1867 – 23 December 1869
Newspaper ArticlesThe Northam Advertiser Wednesday 7th January 1903 page 3 Obituary Margaret Henderson
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial13th April 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
31st December 1902 Northam Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to time expired
Richard Henderson was the Sergeant major on the voyage of the Vimeira
1876 four children admitted to Protestant Orphanage widow Margaret required to pay for the children’s support in the orphanage