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JAFFREY – James 92nd and 44th Regiment

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92nd Regiment Gordon Highlanders Colours
44th Regiment Colours
British Crimea Medal Alma Inkerman Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
Land Application
NameJAFFREY – James
Regiment (s)92nd and 44th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2022 (92nd)
3829 (44th)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd June 1845 / 17 years 6 months / Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5¼ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / Wound on left forearm (also marked with the letter “D” for desertion
Overseas Service/DurationIonian Island – 2 years 1 month
Gibraltar – 1 year 11 months
Malta – 1 month
Turkey – 4 months
Crimea – not stated
Length of Service8 years 12 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th November 1855 / Inquiry at Walmer ? (No place of discharge page missing from WO97)
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal with Alma Inkermann and Sebastopol clasps
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Paisley Renfrewshire Scotland
Pension DistrictsNovember 1855 Paisley Scotland
1864 Tilbury
1864-1888 Western Australia
Pension Paid11d per diem
Increased to 1/5d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st July 1864 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 12th September 1864
Date/Place of Birth3rd December 1827 Abbey Paisley Renfrewshire Scotland [WO97 Chelsea Pension]
22nd December 1826 Paisley Renfrewshire Scotland [Civil Service Evidence of Age]
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
JEFFREY (sic) James
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1830 (tentative)
Date/Place of Marriage1st January 1850 Carrick Tipperary Ireland (Jeffery)
Children by 1st WifeJames Bp 9th October 1850 Windgap Kilkenny Ireland
D 19th October 1929 Claremont WA Buried Karrakatta RC Cemetery (Jeffrey)
Margaret B 1857 Bp 29th November 1857 Barrhead Glasgow Renfrewshire Scotland (Mother Mary Butter,Father James Jaffry)
D Unknwn
Johanna B 1st December 1859 BP 12th December 1859 Barrhead Glasow Renfrewshire Scotland
M JOHNSON Joseph 1881 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1885 Western Australia
Janet B1860 Birth registered Neilston Renfrewhire
D Unknown
Mary B 1863 Bp 8th February 1863 St. Johns Barrhead Glasgow Renfrewshsire Scotland (mother Mary Batler)
D 10th August 1864 at sea aged 19 months
Agnes (JEFFERS) B 15th November 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 4th January 1869 Fremantle WA
D 25th December 1889 WA
bur 27th December 1889 St Patrick’s Fremantle Skinner Street
Jeanette B 25th September 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 4th October 1874
D 1874 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
19th April 1884 granted Location P65 of 2 acres in North Fremantle between Thompson and Bay Road (Next to the old Soap Factory south side)
Occupation after
Assistant Warder Convict Establishment January 1866 to August 1868
Newspaper Articles
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial13th January 1888 Western Australia
bur St Patrick’s Cemetery (RC) Skinner Street Fremantle
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1876 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1851 James Jaffray (sic) 2022 Private 92nd Foot location Corfu, Ionian Islands
Discharge: Wounded by shell fragment at Sebastopol-unfit for further service.
In the 1861 Census of Scotland James Jaffray (sic) age 35, a married man born Paisley Renfrewshire is working as a labourer in printfield and living at Barrhead Quoad Sacra Renfrewshire with his wife Mary B age 30, a dressmaker born Ireland and thier son James age 11 also born Ireland and 2 daughters Susan and Janet age 2 and newborn were both born Barrhead Renfrewshire – There does not appear to be a birth for Susan and the year of birth suggests it was Johanna. (Possibly transcript error)
Margaret and Janet are not on the passenger list for the Merchantman and presumably died before 1864.
James and Mary Jaffrey were accompanied by their children James, Johanna and Mary on the voyage of the Merchantman, Mary age 19 months died during the voyage and was buried at sea.
21st August 1880 James JAFFREY living in No 2 Barracks Fremantle with 4 children (no wife – previously deceased)