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
30th May 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
Pension Districts1850 Drogheda Ireland
1850-1875 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem Temporary – for one year
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 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage5th June 1850 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 Not yet known
James Christopher B 1860 Toodyay Western Australia
M STRAHAN Isabella 1884 Newcastle Western Australia
D 1933 Western Australia
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 – later 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
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th February 1875 York Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationImprisoned for 6 years but discharged from sentence after 2 years