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MARKEY / MARKEE – Christopher 44th Regiment

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44th Regiment Colours
Lived Toodyay – Warders’ Quarters demolished early 1930s
NameMARKEY / MARKEE – Christopher
Regiment (s)44th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 2856
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd June 1846 / 17 years 10 months / Navan Meath Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fair / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 1 year 6 months
Length of Service3 years 132 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26 March 1850 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Navan Meath Ireland
Pension Districts1850 Dublin 1st
1850-1851Western Australia Temporary pension for 1 year
Pension Paid6d per diem Temporary – for one year to 18th April 1851
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd July 1850 Portsmouth Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HASHEMY 25th October 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1828 Kells Meath Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
MARKEY Barnard
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
B Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
ROACH Mary Ann – nee CONDON
B c1823 Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage5th June 1850 St James Dublin City Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann B c1851 Western Australia
M THORPE William 1871 Newcastle Western Australia
D Not yet known
Christopher B 1855 Toodyay Western Australia
D 1946 Western Australia
Julia B c1857 Western Australia
M SMITH Samuel John 1878 Newcastle Western Australia
D 27th December 1919 Midland Junction Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Midland Cemetery Western Australia
Michael Christopher B c1858 WA
M STRAHAN Elizabeth Ellen 1881 Newcastle Western Australia
D 9th September 1946 Toodyay WA
Bur Toodyay RC Cemetery WA
James Christopher B 1860 Toodyay Western Australia
M STRAHAN Isabella 1884 Newcastle Western Australia
D 24th November 1933 Western Australia
Bur Toodyay RC Cemetery WA
Thomas John B 1863 Toodyay Western Australia
M LAHIFF Margaret 1899 Newcastle Western Australia
D 1956 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
None known
Occupation after
Joined Police Force for 1 month – dismissed for being drunk
Horse Breaker and Hostler
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of Political and News WA – Shipping Intelligence 1st November 1850 – page 2 – List of Pensioners named
The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 14th February 1851 page 1 C Markey advertised for work breaking horses.
The Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 6th April 1855 Christopher Markey acquitted of horse stealing
The Perth Gazette and independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 6th July 1860 page 1 Christopher Markey sentenced to 6 years penal servitude for horse stealing
Newcastle Herald and Toodyay District Chronicle Saturday 31st August 1907 page 5 Obituary Mary Ann Markey
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th February 1875 York Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
25th August 1907 Toodyay WA
Bur Tooday RC Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to ‘…bad and irregular reunion of fracture (left forearm) the result of a kick from a horse while employed as a groom to Colonel Williams’…
28th May 1850 the War office queried the Staff officer Dublin as to whether Christopher Markey was a fit person to be part of the guard. However there was insufficient time to arrange a substitute but the SO Dublin was told he was not to approve anyone who had been discharged with an irregular character.
July 1860 Imprisoned for 6 years for stealing a horse was discharged from sentence after 2 years
Philip Roach the son of Mary Ann Markey’s first marriage to Michael Roach has an entry in the Bi-Centennial Dictionary