KENNEDY – Michael 48th Regiment

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48th Regiment Northhamptonshire

NameKENNEDY – Michael
Regiment (s)48th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1579
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th May 1839 / 18 years / Antrim Antrim Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 11½ in
Fair / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 3 years 5 months
West Indies – 3 years 1 month
Ionian Islands – 2 years 1 month
Crimea – 7 months
Length of Service16 years 116 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 29th January 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Antrim Ireland
Pension Districts1856 Chatham
1856 Salisbury
1857 North Stafford (Militia)
1859 Kilkenny (Militia)
1864-1892 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
London England Not yet known
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 13th April 1864
Date/Place of Birthc1821 Dunean Portglenone Antrim Ireland
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
B 1831 Banbridge Down Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJohn B c1849 Dublin Ireland
Bp 28 December 1849 St Paul’s Arran Quay, Dublin City Ireland (Mother Crawther)
Lily B c1859
Annie B 16th September 1860 Kilkenny, Kilkenny Ireland
Bp 7th October 1860 St John’s (Barracks) Kilkenny Ireland
Michael b c December 1862
Bp 5 January 1863 St. John’s (Barracks) Kilkenny Ireland
Possible death 24th October 1905
William James b Perth 1865 WA
M BROWN Nelly Maud 1899 Fremantle Western Australia
D 10th April 1908 Whitby Falls, Jarrahdale WA
Patrick b Guildford 1869 WA
D 1895 age 27
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Appointed Warder Convict Establishment 1 June 1864
Warder Lunatic Asylum 27th April 1872
Newspaper ArticlesAppointed Warder Convict Establishment 1 June 1864
Warder Lunatic Asylum 27th April 1872
The West Australian Tuesday 12th April 1892 page 4 Death of Michael
The West Australian Tuesday 15th March 1904 page 1 Funeral notice Margaret Kennedy
The West Australian Monday 20th April 1908 page 1 Death of son Michael
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial
10th April 1892 Finnerty Street Fremantle Western Australia
Buried Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Date/Place of Death/Burial
March 1904 Fremantle WA
Buried Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 Michael Kennedy 1579 Private 48th Location Gibraltar
1851 Michael Kennedy 1579 Corporal Location Weedon
Discharge due to loss of sight in left eye wounded by a piece of shell 7 August in the trenches before Sebastopol suffers headaches and giddiness.
1851 Census HO 107/1741/121/15 Michael age 30, Corporal 48th Born Portglenone Antrim is living with his wife Margaret age 20 born Banbridge Down Ireland and their child John age 1 years born Dublin

Michael Kennedy’s daughter Lily had an illegitimate baby in 1882 the father being a man called Campbell. The baby died of malnutrition while in the care of another woman; subsequently Michael Kennedy bought an action against Campbell for the seduction of his daughter in 1884. Many newspaper accounts of the case.