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LILLIS / LELLIS – Stephen 25th and 69th Regiments

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25th Regiment King’s Own Scottish Borderers
69th Regiment
NameLILLIS / LELLIS- Stephen
Regiment (s)25th and 69th Regiments
Regiment Number (s) 1084 – 25th Regiment
1349 – 69th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st November 1837 / 16 years / Limerick Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 in
Fair / Blue / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationBritish North America – 3 years 7months
Mediterranean – 3 years 6 months
West Indies 5 years 11 months
East Indies – 2 years 2 months
Length of Service22 Years  292 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th December 1861 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
London  England
Pension Districts1861 Deptford
1862 Tilbury
1862-1878 Western Australia
Pension Paid10½d per diem
1874 Increased to 1/3d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK  31st December 1862
Date/Place of BirthSt Mary’s Limerick Ireland
Date/Place of Baptismbap 23rd December 1820 St. Mary’s Limerick City Limerick Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
bap 29th April 1842  Ardfert Kerry Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage1862  Greenwich Kent England
Children by 1st WifeEdward  B 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
D 17th July 1910 Claremont Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia (as LELLIS)
Margaret  B 1865 Western Australia
M STEPHENS Luke 1884 Perth Western Australia
D  6th July 1943 Glendalough Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Eliza (Bessie)  B 1867 Western Australia
D 1886 Western 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 WifeGIBBONS William
Date/Place of Marriage1880 Perth Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
An allotment was made by Colonel Harvest to Stephen LILLIS  but was resumed after his death.
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThere are a few references of Stephen LILLIS being arrested for drunkenness
Departure from Western
None applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial29th June 1878 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 British Army Worldwide Index shows Stephen with 69th at Fredericton Canada
1851 British Army Worldwide Index shows Stephen with 69th at Malta
1861 British Army Worldwide Index shows Stephen with 69th at Fermoy Ireland
Discharge: At own request having completed 21 years’ service
In the 1861 census of England Julia Breen a single woman age 19, born Ireland is living at 4 Magdelen Row, Whitechapel, London, Middlesex, a servant in the household of Henry PAT a cigar merchant
In early 1865 Stephen Lillis nominated his sister-in-law Mary BREEN of Ballinaseur Castle, Tralee, Kerry as a Government immigrant. Mary was baptised 5th January 1840 Ardfert Kerry Ireland.
On 31 July 1875 Stephen Lillis applied for his 2 daughters aged 10 & 8 be admitted to the RC orphanage as his wife had left him and he was unable to support them. Recommended 6 months approved, he was to pay 9d per day towards their support.
Accordingly both Bessie (Eliza) age 10 years and 10 months and Margaret age 9 years and 6 months were admitted to the Roman Catholic orphanage on 31st July 1875
Margaret left on 3rd November 1879 for service in Perth and Bessie left on 22nd July 1881 for a situation at the Vasse.
Stephen was first admitted to the Mt. Eliza depot on 13th December 1876 but left when he felt he was able to work, however, on 14 April 1877 he reapplied to be admitted to the poor house as he had found he was not well enough –approved.
On 14 October 1885 Edward Lillis applied to the Colonial Secretary for his father’s grant of land to which he felt he was entitled.
The Colonial Secretary replied “Edward Lillis is NOT entitled to any land. The lot was awarded to his father by Colonel Harvest but subsequent to his death no substantial improvements had been made and the land was resumed and allotted to another pensioner.”