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15th Regiment East Yorkshire
Lived York – pictured is Convict Depot now Residency Museum
Name MARTIN – James
Regiment (s)15th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 208
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th March 1824 / 17 years / Waterford Waterford Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5½ in
Fresh / Blue / Light / None known
Overseas Service/DurationCanada (Quebec) – 11 years
Length of Service13 years 160 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd August 1838 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Waterford Ireland
Pension Districts1838 Clonmel
1850 1st Manchester
1854-1877 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
1873 Increased to 1/1½d per diem for Service Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st January 1854 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SEA PARK 5th April 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1807 St. John’s Waterford Waterford 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 WifeIsabella B 1827 Ireland
Margaret B 1829 Ireland
John 1833 Canada North America
James B 1841 Ireland
M SMITH Elizabeth 29th December 1864 York Western Australia
D 11 June 1916 Toodyay Western Australia
William B c1846 Ireland
Sarah B 1849 Ireland
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Wife
Date/Place of Birth
DREWETT or DRUIT Elizabeth
November 1842 Western Australia
Date/Place of Marriage22nd February 1857 York Western Australia
Children by 2nd WifeGeorge B 27th June 1858 York Western Australia
M HUBBLE Phoebe 18th October 1880 York Western Australia
Daughter of Pensioner John HUBBLE
Charles Henry B 1860 York Western Australia
M 1. MUNDAY Ellen 11 September 1883 York WA
M 2. NORTHEY Agnes Marion 1908 Perth WA
D 28 August 1941 Northam WA
William John B 1863 York Western Australia
D 22nd February 1875 York Western Australia
Sarah Emily B 1865 York Western Australia
Alfred Ernest B 25th June 1867 York Western Australia
M HUBBLE Caroline 28th May1894 Northam Western Australia
Elizabeth Clara B 1869 York Western Australia
M WARNER Henry 1893 York Western Australia
D 15th September 1915 Yealering Western Australia
Mary Ann B 1872 York Western Australia
M McQUADE Ambrose 1892 York Western Australia
Son of EPG Peter McQuade
D 15th July 1948 Bassendean Western Australia
Bur Guildford Cemetery
John B 1873 York Western Australia
M MARSHALL Ellen 1898 York Western Australia
D 27th September 1906 York Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
William Andrew B 1875 York Western Australia
M DANIELS Florence 1 November 1910
D 30th November 1936 Mt. Hawthorne Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery.
2nd Husband of 2nd WifeCONNOLLY Patrick or CONLON Patrick
Date/Place of Marriage 1880 York Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandThomas CONNOLLY B 1879 York Western Australia mother Elizabeth MARTIN
Catherine CONDON (sic) b 1881 York WA mother Elizabeth DRUITT
In both cases the father was Patrick
Land Grants Western
York Lot P14 4 acres
Assigned 31 December 1857
Title application May 1863 Title 1498a – acreage unknown
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Saturday 29th September 1906 page 1 Funeral notice John Martin
The West Australian 1st December 1936 page 1 Death notice William Andrew
The West Australian Friday 16th July 1948 page 1 Death notice Mary Ann McQuade
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial16th September 1877 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
Between 1849 and 1851
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
Elizabeth Conlon died aged 57 at York in 1899 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to ‘lameness of left leg from a fracture of two bones about two inches above the ankle the result of a fall from No 2 tower when in the act of closing the window shutters he also fractured his chin. He was perfectly sober’.
In the 1851 HO 107/2227 Census James Martin a widower is living at Gaythorne Place Deansgate Manchester England
with his family of six children from his first marriage
In the 1859 Census of York Western Australia (SROWA Cons 101/092) James Martin age 50 is living with his second wife Elizabeth age 25 and children James aged 17 and William aged 13 from his first marriage both boys said they were born in England whereas the 1851 Census said Ireland. Son George aged 1 year 6 months born Australia the child of his second marriage. James could read and write.
Of the 4 acres allotment all was under hay or green crop and he had 1 acre of kitchen garden and had 2 head of cattle.