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KAIREY – John 33rd and 84th Regiment

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33rd Regiment – Duke of Wellington West Riding Cap Badge
84th Regiment York and Lancaster
Land Application
York Convict Depot now Residency Museum
NameKAIREY – John
Regiment (s)33rd and 84th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 942 / ?
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd March 1826 / 18 years / Glasgow Lanark Scotland
Description – Height
Not yet known
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 16th January 1828 to 1st May 1838
Length of Service15 years 65 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th June 1841 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Mountrath Queens County Ireland
Pension Districts1841 2nd Manchester
1851 Western Australia
Pension Paid7d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th July 1851 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MINDEN 14th October 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1808 Blaries Down Ireland (actually spelt Blaris)
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
KELLY Catherine
c1808 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage5th January 1846 Manchester England
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann B c1843 Ireland
M WALTERS William 29th May 1859 York Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Married 12 June 1866 York WA
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
York Lot 268
5.2.36 Acres
P10 4 acres
Assigned 20 November 1852
Title application 13 May 1859
Title 1670
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics an News Friday 8th April 1859 – page 2
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th September 1867  Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
11 June 1860 York Western Australia
Not yet known
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationIn 1846 when John Kairey married Catherine Kelly he is recorded as being a widower,
1851 Census HO 107/2220 Waterloo G, Ardwick, Manchester
Although this entry is badly damaged by a red ink stain it records John and Catherine Kairey aged 43 and 42 respectively living with their daughter Mary Ann age 7. All were born Ireland.
17 July 1854 together with Richard Connelly and John Campbell John Kairey wrote to the Colonial Secretary regarding their cottages being without doors and windows for some time making them damp. (SROWA CSR Cons 36 Volume 303/107)
In the census held at York WA on 31 December 1859 John Kairey is living in his house at York, it says he is age 51, a protestant, pensioner, could both read and write, arrived 1851 per Minden, born Ireland married England. His wife Catherine Kairey was aged 50, RC, could neither read nor write, arrived Minden in 1851, born Ireland and married England.
He had 1 acre of wheat, 1 acre of barley, a kitchen garden and owned a goat. Daughter Mary Ann is not with them. His signature is at the bottom of the entry.
Daughter Mary Ann (16) is residing at the home of farmer Thomas Herbert with her husband William Walters (28), both working as servants, no further information for Mary Ann except she was married in Western Australia.
Although Mary Ann’s name is Kerry on the marriage certificate she is identified as Kairey on the birth registrations for her children Sarah Ellen b 1860 and William John b 1862 both at York.