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Royal Marines 1854 Britains Sea Soldiers Vol 1 by Cyril Field
Inside cover of Robert Janes’ Bible
NameJANES – Robert
Regiment (s)Royal Marines
Regiment No (s) 3444
Date/Age/Place/Trade or Profession at Attestation2nd October 1845/20 years/Waterhouse, Wales
Description – Height
5 feet 9 ½ inches/ fresh/ hazel (sic)
Overseas Service/Duration
Length of Servicec 21 years
Rank/Date/Place of Discharge5th October 1866
Campaign MedalsPossibly Crimea War medal for service on the Magicienne
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1867 Trowbridge
1867 Tilbury Fort
1868-1873 Western Australia
Pension Paid£16.14.0 per annum
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
12th October 1867 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HOUGOUMONT 9th January 1868
Date/Place of Birth1828 Westbury, Wiltshire, England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
B c1797 Wiltshire England
Date/Place of Birth
c1792 Wiltshire England
c1822 Wiltshire England
SiblingsJANES Emma B c1823 Wilshire England
JANES Sarah B c1833 Wilshire England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
AHERN (AHERNE) Elizabeth
24 March 1849 bp 30 December 1849 Sind, Bombay (Hydrabad)
Date/Place of Marriage27th May 1868 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeEmma Mary B 1869 83 Mile Albany Road Western Australia
M ATKINSON John 1891 Lake Chittering Western Australia
D12th April 1935 Claremont Western Australia but Karrakatta Cemetery
Robert Samuel B 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1874 Western Australia
George bap June 1873 Fremantle Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
AHERN Michael EPG 17th & 8th Regiment arrived York 1862
24 March 1849 bp 30 December 1849 Sind, Bombay (Hydrabad)
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mary Butler
B 1832 Poonah, India
M26 January 1847, Colaba, Bombay, India
2nd Husband of WifeMCCALL John – Royal Horse Artillery – Arrived BELGRAVIA
D 19th December 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Marriage6th June 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
Children of 2nd HusbandMCCALL John Patrick B 1875 Fremantle Western Australia
M POWE Mary Ann 1897 Fremantle Western Australia
D 16th May 1958 age 83 South Fremantle Western AustraliaMCCALL Michael B 1877 Western Australia
M ROLINSON Matilda 1904 Fremantle Western Australia
D 14th February 1949 Fremantle Western Australia
3rd Husband of WifeREED Robert Convict 9552
Date/Place Marriage1879 Fremantle Western Australia
Children of 3rd HusbandREID (sic) Catherine B 1880 Western Australia
M BARROW Samuel James 1938 Albany Western Australia
D 1958 Albany Western Australia
REED Mary Ann B 1882 Fremantle Western Australia
REED Martha B 1883 Jarrahdale Western Australia
M HUXTABLE Roger Turpie 1902 Fremantle Western Australia
D 19th October 1954 Mosman Park Western Australia
REED Arthur Alick B 1885 Jarrahdale Western Australia
D 23rd August 1919 Holyoake Western Australia
REED Robert B 1887 Jarrahdale Western Australia
D 1887 Jarrahdale Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Assistant warder 18 March 1868-1 May 1873 retired due to Ill health
Newspaper ArticlesWestern Mail Thursday 4th September 1919 page 26 Death of (Arthur) Alexander
The West Australian 15th April 1935 page 17 Obituary Emma Atkinson
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd May 1873 Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial –
7th October 1887 Fremantle Western Australia
Bur Skinner Street Anglican Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3458/1887/141 Letter of Administration dated 23rd May 1887 signed by REED Elizabeth the lawful wife and relict of JANES Robert died intestate
Further InformationThe information used came from ADM-158-87-1 downloaded from The National Archives website entry on Robert Janes who was born Westbury Wiltshire and also ADM-157-87-1
When he applied for employment at the Convict establishment he made a declaration that he was born at Westbury, Wiltshire on 1th May 1828.
Robert Janes was diagnosed with phthisis 28th March 1873 and retired due to Ill health. He was awarded a gratuity on retirement from Convict establishment of £38/2/6 increased to £40/12/6.
He died on 2nd May 1873 leaving his wife and family in desperate circumstances.
After Robert’s death the Fremantle Resident Magistrate wrote to the Colonial Secretary on 27th February 1874 stating that he had authorised a payment of one shilling a day be paid to Ann Redmond, a wet nurse, for the support of an infant age 8 months, the child of widow Mrs Janes. He requested instructions as to whether it was to be continued. The Colonial Secretary suggested that they (possibly Mrs Janes and the other 2 children) be admitted to the Poor House.
The baptism entry for George Janes said his parents’ names were Robert and Elizabeth Janes; he was born shortly after his father’s death and seems to be the baby referred to in the Resident Magistrate’s letter. He is not mentioned in his sister Emma Atkinson’s obituary.
The death notice for Arthur Alexander Reed mentions his sisters Mrs Huxtable and Mrs O’Connor while that of Michael McCall mentions his step sister Mrs Barrow of Albany.