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JONES – Thomas 6th and 59th Regiment

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6th Inniskilling Dragoons Badge
59th Regiment
NameJONES – Thomas
Regiment (s)6th and 59th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 481 – 59th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1st May 1828 / 20 years / Manchester Lancashire England
Iron Monger
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fair / Black / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 6 years 70 days
Length of Service20 years 352 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th April 1849 / Birr Kings Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Wellington Shropshire England
Pension Districts1849 Salop (Shropshire)
1850 Nottingham
1854-1855 Western Australia
1855-1871 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th May 1854 Plymouth England via Gibraltar
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RAMILLIES 7th August 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1808 Wellington Salop (Shropshire) England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
OSGATHORPE Sarah B c 1821 Nottingham Nottinghamshire England Bp 10 September 1821 St Peter’s Nottingham
Date/Place of Marriage3rd Qtr 1850 Radford Nottinghamshire
Children by 1st WifeGeorge B c 1851
Frederick B 1855 mother Sarah Aysthorpe Fremantle WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesMt Barker Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser Friday 22 June 1906 page 2 Death of Sarah Jones
Departure from Western
1855 to South Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial29th July 1871 Mount Barker South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
17th June 1906 Mt. Barker South Australia
Will or ProbateNot yet known
Further InformationDischarge: Due to “…want of bodily strength and activity.”
In the 1851 Census Thomas is living with his wife Sarah at 1 Corn Street Nottingham
Son George age 3 suffered from diarrhoea on the Ramillies
There is more information available on the Osgathorpe family via census records etc on Findmypast
South Australia WO22 states £13.4.5 deducted to pay for passage
Thomas Jones, a married man, was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital on 17th January 1870, age 60, he was a Protestant living at Mount Barker and working as a labourer, he said he was born in Shropshire, England and had been 20 years in the Colony, however, no ship of arrival was given