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HOBBS – Abraham 76th Regiment

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76th Regiment of Foot
NameHOBBS – Abraham
Regiment (s)76th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2097
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
9th January 1843 / 18 years /Cork Cork Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7¾ in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 5 Years
North America – 4 years  6 months
Length of Service16 Years 345 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 27th February 1860 /  possibly Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Cork  Ireland
Pension Districts1860 1st Cork
1860 2nd Dublin
1861 Carlow
1861 2nd Dublin
1862 Tilbury
1862-1874 Western Australia
1874 Victoria
1876-1878 Western Australia
1878 Victoria
He returned to UK and was paid in 1882-3 in Cork
Pension Paid10d per diem
1878 Increased to 1/2d per diem service in Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK 31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1825 Millstreet Cork 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
FLOOD Rosanna
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage8th March 1859 Curragh Camp Kildare Ireland
Children by 1st WifeThomas (HOPS)  B 9th January 1861 St. Nicholas Without Dublin City Ireland
James B 6th June 1862 St Nicholas Without Dublin City Ireland
Abraham Thomas B  8th January 1864  Perth Western Australia
D 15th March 1865 Fremantle Western Australia
bur  St. Patrick’s Cemetery Skinner Street Fremantle Western Australia
Helen / Ellen B 29th June 1865  Perth Western Australia
Rose Ann B 1867 Western Australia
Deborah  B  29th July 1869  Fremantle Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeRosanna HOBBS married bigamously Maurice A. E. STEPHANE
(aka Otto Stephan / Thomas Stevens)  (SROWA)
Date/Place of Marriage1872  Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandPossibly Twins:  Adeline and Alphonse Eugene  B 1873 Fremantle
( father given as Alphonse Eugene STEPHANE and mother as Rosanna Flood)
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald  Saturday 23rd February 1878 –  page 2 – HOBBS to Port Augusta
Inquirer 19th December 1890 – page 5 – Rosanna STEPHANE charged
The West Australian Friday 8th December 1893  – page 3 – STEPHENE’s charged disorderly conduct
Daily News 1st December 1897 – page3 – STEPHENE’s charged disorderly conduct.
There are many mentions of an Abraham Hobbs in the Victorian Newspapers but none identify him with being a pensioner – there was another man of the same name who died in Victoria in 1899.
Departure from Western
17th February 1878 Bessie
Date/Place of Death/Burial28th September 1904 Kilmainham Barracks Dublin Ireland
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
25th November 1910 Claremont Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationSROWA  has several entries on the family

1851 British Army World Wide Index has Abraham with the 76th Regiment at Corfu, Ionian Islands and Malta.

Remarks:  Ellen Hobbs was admitted to the Roman Catholic Orphanage on 16th May 1872
age 6 years 6 months, she left on 25th October 1876 to go to relatives in Melbourne.
When Abraham left for Melbourne on the Bessie  17th February 1878 he took Ellen back with him.