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LAVERY – John 48th Regiment

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48th Regiment Northhamptonshire
NameLAVERY – John
Regiment (s)48th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1243
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st March 1836 / 23 years /Newry Armagh Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¾ in
Fresh / Blue / Light Brown / Nose inclines  to right side, slightly pitted with smallpox.  Has mark of an issue on the right knee
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 5 years 4 months
West Indies – 3 years 1 month
Length of Service21 years 102 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 21st May 1857 / Fermoy Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Manchester England
Pension Districts1857 Newcastle
1858-1867 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th August 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
EDWIN FOX 20th November 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1813 Ballimore Banbridge Armagh 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeWilliam B 1849 Not yet known
M McKEIRNAN Ellen 1872 York Western Australia
Jane B Not yet known
M HOLLAND Francis Walsby 1873 Fremantle Western Australia
Mary Ann B 22nd October 1858 at sea aboard Edwin Fox
M ROSSITER George 1882 Fremantle Western Australia
D 1935 Wonthaggi Victoria Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeOWSTON Thomas (possible)
Date/Place of Marriage1875 Fremantle Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Employed as signalman at North Fremantle ferry November 1864
Widow employed 3 ticket-of-leave men 1865, 1867 and 1876 in Fremantle
Newspaper ArticlesGeraldton Advertiser Friday 4th January 1901 page 3 Presentation to Senior Sergeant William Lavery on his retirement
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial26th March 1867 Western Australia
Originally Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle WA
Headstone transferred to Skinner Street Special Memorial Fremantle Cemetery Heritage Trail
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1881 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3403 1882/632
John bequeathed the whole of his rela and personal estate to his wife Jane Lavery for the term of her natural life to maintain and provide for their three children until they attain the age of 18 years. He directed that after the decease of his wife the estate should go to his son William and in the event of his death unmarried it should go to his daughters Jane and Mary Ann Lavery. When Jane and Mary Ann turned 18 they were to receive 10 pounds.
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide index
1841 John Lavery 1243 Private 48th Foot location Gibraltar
1851 John Lavery 1243 Private 48th Foot location Weedon
Discharge due to general weakness and palpitations
1851 Census HO 107/2019/208/3 Old Mill Barracks Wolverhampton Staffordshire
John Lavery is a married man age 38 a private in the army born Ireland. Unfortunately there are 3 pages of the census missing and there is no sign of his wife and family