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32nd Cornwall Regiment Foot Badge
Dies Mt Eliza Depot – Pensioner Barracks
NameHUBBLE – John
Regiment (s)32nd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 12821
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18th November 1835 / 19 years / Bow Street (This was where he was enlisted not attested) London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6½ in
Fair / Grey / Light Brown / Scar under right jaw
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 4 year 3 months
Length of Service5 years 22 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 9th December 1840 / Greenwich England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1840 Greenwich
1849 Deptford
1850-1894 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of BirthC 1816Trosly (Tottiscliffe) Rotham (Wrotham) Kent England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsHUBBLE William B 1818 (tentative)
1st Wife (de facto)
Date of Birth or Baptism
wife of EPG James HUNT RM
c1830 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJohn Henry B 23rd August 1852 York WA
M HORTON Louisa Emily Caroline 18th March 1880 York Western Australia
D 14th July 1943 York Western Australia
Buried York Cemetery (Headstone photo)
William B 1856 York Western Australia
D 1856 York Western Australia
Sarah Ann B 1858 York Western Australia
D 1859 York WA
Edward Hunt B 1860 York Western Australia
M STONE Mary Anne 18th October 1881 York Western Australia
D 1st July 1938 Perth WA
Buried Karrakatta Cemetery Perth WA
Alfred Hunt B 1862 York Western Australia
M BIRD Caroline 17th June 1881 York Western Australia
D 20th April 1887 York Western Australia
Phoebe B 27 June 1864 York Western Australia
M MARTIN George 18th October 1880 York Western Australia
D 29th December 1937 Northam Western Australia
Bur Northam Cemetery
Alice B 18th July 1868 York Western Australia
M HENDERSON David 1st March 1885 Middle Swan Western Australia
D 18th June 1935 Deniliquin NSW
Sarah B 1873 York Western Australia
bap 10th November 1873 York Western Australia
M WOODS Henry Martin
D 1956 age 83 Northam WA
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
7th August 1850 Assigned Location P4 South Perth resumed
6th September 1860 Son John Henry Hubble purchased York building block 36 of 1 acre for £10
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesDaily News 27th July 1894 – page 2
The Northam Advertiser Saturday 7th November 1908 page 4 Death Jane Thacker
The West Australian Saturday 7th May 1887 page 3 Death of Alfred Hubble
Northam Advertiser Saturday 1st January 1838 page 2 Obituary Phoebe Martin
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th July 1894 Mt Eliza Depot Perth Western Australia
25th July 1894 East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd November 1908 York Western Australia (Jane THACKER)
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to shortening of the left thigh caused by an injury to thigh from falling through a wooden bridge returning to Barracks in Canada on 9th March 1840
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation:
Private John Hubble, general labourer, 6d, 21st January, single
John Hubble was one of the pensioners assigned a 5 acre block at South Perth. The heavily timbered land was only accessible by river and proved too isolated to be a success, after the firewood supply business organised by Captain Bruce proved a failure all the allotments were resumed.
John Hubble arrived in the Colony as a single man; however, he formed an attachment with Jane Hunt the wife of Pensioner James Hunt RM. The couple had 8 children 2 of which died in early childhood.
In 1851 Jane Hunt, John Hubble and James Hunt gave evidence in the trial of James Rudge they all appeared to be on friendly terms
In 1857 John wrote to the Colonial Secretary requesting monetary assistance as he was nearly blind and unable to work. In 1862 he again requested assistance as his pension of 6d per day was insufficient. The resident magistrate reported his partner Jane Hunt had supported them but due to the depressed times had been thrown out of work. He had allowed the family 1/6 per day until further notice. The Colonial Secretary extended the allowance for a short period and said they could then be admitted into the Poor house.
11th May 1876 Application for admittance to Poor House. John Hubble was admitted to the Poor house Mt. Eliza in February 1877.
Jane married Philip THACKER at York on 26th June 1878