HENTHORN / HINTHORN – John 81st Regiment

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81st Regiment Colours

Regiment (s)81st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 327
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th June 1826 /  20 years  / Cavan Cavan Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 In
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNone
Length of Service22 years 206 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th December 1848 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Liverpool England
Pension Districts1849 Liverpool
1849 Cavan
1849 2nd Dublin
1852 Tullamore
1852-1856 Western Australia
1857-1858 South Australia
1859-1865 Victoria
1866 Dublin
1870 Jersey
1872-1873 In-Pensioner Chelsea Hospital
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
London England (Date not known)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM JARDINE 1st August 1852
Date/Place of Birthc1806 Larahe Cavan Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
HENTHORN John B 1769
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsThomas B 1803
George B 1800
James B 1808
Philip B 1810
Isaac B 1812
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
COWVAN Margaret
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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 ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 21st October 1853
Departure from Western
1857 to South Australia
1859 to Melbourne
1866 to Ireland
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th December 1873 Chelsea Hospital London England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationThe 1821 Census of Cavan has an entry for the Henthorn family living in the parish of Drung and Larah.
Father John is a farmer and a widower his sons George, Thomas, John, James, and Philip are all working as labourer and younger son Isaac is a pupil

British Army Worldwide index 1841
John Hinthorn 327 Private 81sy Foot location Charlesfort Kinsale
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism in right thigh and inguinal hernia

In the 1871 Census John Hanthorn (sic) is a lodger in the home of Chelsea Pensioner William Kenny and his wife at 14 Pier Road St. Helier Jersey he is aged 66 and a widower

On the admission form for Chelsea Hospital it said he was a widower and his children were busy supporting themselves it also said he served 5 years in Australia although that is not mentioned anywhere else and there is no record of the 81st serving in Australia

1853 Margaret Henthorn advertised in the Perth Gazette for her sister Ellen Cowvan believed to be living in NSW from Auagylliff County Cavan to contact her