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HENTHORN / HINTHORN – John 81st Regiment

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81st Regiment Colours
The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News 21 October 1853 page 2
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 DistrictsJan-May 1849 Liverpool
May 1849 Cavan
June 1849 2nd Dublin
July 1849-1852 Tullamore
1852-1856 Western Australia
1857- June1859 South Australia
July 1859-1865 Victoria
1866-1869  Dublin (In-Pensioner Kilmainham Hosptal  Apr-Jun 1869)
1870-1872 Jersey
Sep 1872-18 Dec 1873 In-Pensioner Chelsea Hospital, London
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
Plymouth, England on May 3, 1852
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM JARDINE 1st August 1852, Fremantle
Date/Place of Birthc1806 Larahe (Laragh?) 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/COOGAN Margaret or MONTGOMERY Margaret (Emma)
B 28th September 1830 (Mother Maria Cogen)
Bp 31st September 1830 St. Pauls, Brompton, Chatham Kent England
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifePhilip B 1832 Freshford Ireland or England, father a soldier in 81st Regiment
Jane B 28 July 1838 at Castle Carlisle, Cumbria England father John Hinthorn of the 81st, mother Margaret Coogan
James (possible son) B 27 August 1839 at Sculcoates Yorkshire to John and Margaret Henthorn nee Cogan
Stephen  B  1843 deduced from death certificate which states born Birkenhead, England
M HOWE Mary Jane 1870 Victoria, Australia (described as John Henthorn;s 2nd son – see newspaper article for wedding)
D 11 March 1917 Royal Park, Victoria, Australia aged 74. Death certificate states 64 years in Victoria, Australia  (1853 arrival), buried Melbourne General Cemetery.
James B 1847 deduced from death certificate which states born Liverpool. England
D 9 April 1889 North Carlton, Victoria, Australia, buried Melbourne General Cemetery. Death Certificate states 20 years in Victoria, parents John Henthorn (carpenter by trade) and Emma Henthorn (formerly Montgomerie).
Charles John B 1848 deduced from death certificate which states born Devonport, England   M YOUNG Mary 1868 Victoria
D 11 May 1882 Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, buried Melbourne General Cemetery. Death certificate states  he spent 20 years in Victoria, 5 years in South Australia, and 4 years in Western Australia – 1853 arrival. Parents described as  John Henthorn (soldier) and mother, Margaret Emma Henthorn (nee Montgomery).
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
Warder from 11 February 1853 to 27 June 1853 dismissed for drunkeness and disorderly behaviour. Occupied No 6 Cottage Henderson Street.
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 21st October 1853, advertisemnt by Margaret Henthorn nee Cowvan (sic) seeking her sister in NSW (see image on this website page)
The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Fri 25 Jul 1856 Page 2 and Fri 8 Aug 1856 Page 4, trial of Captain Foss, Staff Officer of Pensioners on the following serious charge of stealing including from John Henthorn from 81st Foot £10.
Perth Gazette 9 January 1857 – Unclaimed Mail
The South Australian Advertiser Tue 23 Nov 1858 Page 1 (possibly) John Henthorn and others support the candidacy of Robert Fox for election to “Grey Ward”
The Star, Ballarat, Victoria Mon 31 Oct 1859 Page 2 (possibly) John Henthorn a bellman at the “People’s Dining Rooms” on the main road, was assaulted and robbed.
The Age, Melbourne, Victoria Thu 15 Mar 1860 Page 1 Advertising: (possibly) John Henthorn is waiting on his wife at Melbourne. Address, Mrs Rae, Flinders Lane west, opposite the Ship Inn.  The Australasian Melbourne, Victoria Sat 3 Dec 1870 Page 25 Family Notices “On the 26th ult., at the residence of the bridegroom, Windsor, by the Rev. A.
Gosman, Stephen Henthorn, second son of John Henthorn, to Mary Jane, eldest daughter of the late William Howe, of Carlton.
Departure from Western
1857 to South Australia
30 June 1859 to Melbourne
1866 to Ireland
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th December 1873 Chelsea Hospital London England
Bur 22 December 1873 in the Brompton Cemetery, West Brompton, Kensington and Chelsea, London, England, grave marked: F, 156.6, 123.0
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1821 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 

1841 British Army Worldwide index
John Hinthorn 327 Private 81st Foot location Charlesfort Kinsale

1848 Discharge due to chronic rheumatism in right thigh and inguinal hernia.

1853 Margaret Henthorn advertised in the Perth Gazette for her sister Ellen Cowvan believed to be living in NSW from parish Auagylliff (likely Annagelliff) County Cavan to contact her (see image on left)

1871 English 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

1873 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, his character was good and that he received one good conduct badge

Thanks to Frank Giggins for his family history research, much appreciated.