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To South Australia on Sea Ripple – by Chris Shardlow from Maritime Heritage Association Newsletter

Sea Ripple – by Chris Shardlow from Maritime Heritage Association Newsletter Pg 8

NameIRELAND – Robert
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery Depot Brigade
Regiment Number (s) 1575
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
30th January 1838 / 21 years / Lisburn Antrim Ireland
Butcher
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 8½ in
Fair / Blue / Light / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 15 years 8 months
Length of Service21 years 240 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 15th July 1859 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not stated
Pension Districts1859 Woolwich London
1860 1st Belfast
1863 Tilbury
1863-1864 Western Australia
1864-1872 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
15th March 1863 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLYDE 29th May 1863
Date/Place of Birth1817 Whitewell Cummoney Antrim Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
KELLY Margaret
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeRobert B 18th December 1856 Gibraltar
Bp 1st February 1857 St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Gibraltar
Sarah Ann born 23 December 1858 Gibraltar
Bp 30th January 1858 St. Andrews Presbyterian Church Gibraltar
Others not yet known: mention of family of 6 on departure from Western Australia – could mean parents and 4 children or 6 children
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 12 October 1864 page 2 Passenger list Sea Ripple
Departure from Western
Australia
9th October 1864 departed per “Sea Ripple”  for South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial10th October 1872 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationRobert was admitted twice to the Royal Adelaide Hospital and his details are as follows:
Robert Ireland admitted 17th January 1867 place of residence Adelaide occupation labourer born Belfast 3 years and 6 month in Colony arrived Sea Ripple
Robert Ireland admitted 4 October 1872 age 55 religion Church of England residence Gillis Street occupation farmer born Antrim Scotland (sic) 9 year in Colony arrived Sea Ripple died 10th October 1872
There were also other entries which could be his family
Margaret Ireland admitted 5 July 1882 age 57 years widow RC residence Winifred Street born Dublin 19 years in Colony arrived Sea Ripple
Sarah Ireland admitted 13 September 1875 age 17 C of E, residence Russell Street occupation servant born Gibraltar 7 years in Colony arrived lord Clyde
Elizabeth Ireland admitted 19th December 1870 age 15 single Protestant residence Hindley Street servant born England 7 years in Colony arrived Clyde
The British Army Overseas record has a Mary Martha Ireland born between 1850-1859 Gibraltar but there is no entry of baptism on the St. Andrews baptism records