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William Lennox by Diane Oldman and Peter Conole October 2014 EPG Gazette

77th Regiment
British Crimea Medal Alma Inkerman Sebastopol Clasp
Turkish Crimea Medal
NameLENNOX – William
Regiment (s)77th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2098
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th November 1846 / 17 years 9 months / Ballymena Antrim Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5.1/8 in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark Brown / Loss of two fingers of right hand
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean Turkey and Crimea – 1 year 6 months
Length of Service8 years 330 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 15th January 1856 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal clasps for Alma Inkermann and Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Portglenone Antrim Ireland
Pension Districts1856 Ballymena
1858-1864 Western Australia
1864 Ballymena
1865 Dorchester
1865 Ballymena
1870 2nd Glasgow
1870 1st Glasgow
1871 Montreal
1872 Toronto
1872 Hamilton Canada
1875 2nd Glasgow
1876 Hamilton Canada
Pension Paid8d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th March 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD RAGLAN 1st June 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1829 Aratrea Castle Dawson Derry Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1837 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage11th June 1856 Portglenone Ballymena Antrim Ireland
Children by 1st WifeEliza B 1857 Ireland (deduced)
D 1859 Colonial Hospital Perth Western Australia
Bur 7th March 1859
Thomas B 22nd April 1859 Perth Western Australia
Eliza B 1861 Busselton Western Australia
John B 1863 Guildford Western Australia
Margaret B 1866 Magherafelt Londonderry Ireland
Mary B 1867 Magherafelt Londonderry Ireland
William John B 1870 Magherafelt Londonderry Ireland
Alexander B 1871 Dalserf Lanarkshire Scotland
Annie B 1874 Magherafelt Londonderry Ireland
Unknown B 1879Onterio, Canada
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Convict Guard Convict Establishment (CE) 26th January 1858 to 8th November 1858
Police Constable 8th November 1858 to 7th January 1863
Assistant Warder (CE) 16th January 1863 to 1st January 1864
1871 Census Pointsman – Changed the points to change the track direction of trains (Dalserf, Scotland)
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 13th January 1864
Departure from Western
10th January 1864 departed Fremantle per Robert Morrison to London
Date/Place of Death/Burial9th April 1898 possibly Kilmainham Hospital Dublin Ireland
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to the amputation of 2 phalanges of forefinger of right hand after being wounded by a musket ball.
British Army, Worldwide Index
1851 William Lennox 2098 location Newport, Wales
In the 1871 Census of Scotland William is living with his wife and family at Netherburn Village Dalserf, Scotland. His occupation is given as ‘Pointsman’. Daughter Margaret born 1865 is wrongly identified as Mary
In the 1881 Census of Canada William and his family are living at Ward 3, Charles Street Hamilton Ontario Canada.
William is age 47, born Ireland, religion C of E, working as a labourer
Mary is age 44, born Ireland, religion C. Methodist.
John age 17, born Australia, occupation upholsterer
Thomas age 22, born Australia is also an upholsterer
Eliza, age 18, born Australia is a servant
Maggie age 15, born Ireland is also a servant
Mary age 13, born Ireland has no occupation
William age 10, born Ireland
Alexander age 9, born Scotland
Annie age 7, born O (Ontario)
James age 2, born O (Ontario)
William was admitted to Kilmainham hospital on 1 March 1886 he reverted to being an outpatient on 1 April 1887 only to be admitted again 30 September 1887 and again on 1 August 1892 where he appears to have died on 9 April 1898
In the 1891 Census of Canada Mary, age 54, is still living at Ward 3 Hamilton, Ontario and is now the head of the family. Her occupation is given as ‘retail grocer.’
John, age 25, an upholsterer, Mary, age 22, a sales lady dry goods retailer, Alexander, age 20, a student and Annie, age 17, and James, age 11, no occupation. Also living with them is Emmet Herbert age 7 a grandson born Ontario his mother born Australia (Eliza)
In the 1901 Census of Canada Mary is living with her son James age 22 at Hamilton, She is no longer working and gives her date of birth as June 11th 1836. She said she was a widow.
Alexander Lennox, date of birth 27th December 1872, is a minister in the Congregational church, a lodger in the home of Francis Riccard.
Thomas appears to have died 1st February 1937 Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois USA (Familysearch)