HUGHES – Thomas HEIC Ordnance Department 1st Bombay European Regiment

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NameHUGHES – Thomas
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Ordnance Department 1st Bombay European Regiment
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 514
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1844 / 16 years / location not yet known
Description – Height
5 Ft 10½ in
Fair / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC
Length of Service19 years 11 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSub Conductor / 21st September 1864 / Bombay India
Campaign MedalsIndia General Service Medal
Indian Mutiny Medal
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1864 1st and 2nd Dublin
Pension Paid 2/6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th October 1866 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CORONA 22nd December 1866
Date/Place of Birthc1827 Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of Baptism11th June 1827 Clondalkin Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
McEVOY Catherine (Margaret)
bap 22nd July 1840 Balbriggan Dublin Ireland (tentative): widow at time of marriage (Catherine QUIGLEY)
Date/Place of Marriage10th August 1865 St Andrew Lucan Dublin Ireland
Children by 1st WifeThomas B October 1866 at sea during voyage of the Corona to Western Australia
bap 18th January 1867
M McLEVIE Alice 16th October 1902 St John’s (Anglican) Pinjarra Western Australia
D 10th December 1944 (either #2547 or # 2589) at Claremont Asylum Western Australia
Rosa Geraldina (Rose) B 23rd March 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 6th April 1869 (RC Fremantle)
M 1896 LIVIE James McKay Fremantle Western Australia
D 1956 Perth Western Australia
William B 6th August 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 2nd November 1871 (RC Fremantle)
M Not yet known
D Not yet known
Edward James (Edvardus Jacobus) B 24th January 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 8th April 1877 (RC Fremantle)
M Not yet known
D 1957 Perth Western Australia (tentative)
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
1876 granted Cockburn Sound Location P177 Willagee Swamp
20 acres
also purchased Fremantle Location S46 (5 acres) and a Town Lot in 1867
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationThe 1841 Census indicates that Catherine HUGHES (nee McEVOY) was alive at that time – earlier than the 1843 birth date provided elsewhere;
18th January 1882 Widow (Catherine) applied for poor relief;
Son William charged with carrying an unlicensed gun in 1887;
Son Thomas convicted of burglary and manslaughter of Police Constable O’Connell in 1887;
Son Edward James granted Lot P177 of 20 acres at Willagee Swamp near Fremantle, in 1894 (Father Thomas’ original grant);
Jarvis Street in O’Connor (Perth suburb) was originally named Hughes Avenue because of Thomas Hughes’ occupation of the land in that areaEmbarked England 12th October 1844 per “Duchess of Northumberland” for India
Embarked India 4th September 1864 per steamer “Poonah” for England