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12th Suffolk Regiment Cap Badge
NameMORAN – Michael
Regiment (s)12th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 301
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd January 1823 / 15 years 7 months / Jersey  Channel Islands
Description – Height
5 Ft 11 in
Fair / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 10 years  5 months
Length of Service11 years 100 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 8th September 1836 / Dublin  Ireland
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Moate  Ireland
Pension Districts1836 Athlone
1851-1874 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per day
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st February 1851  Falmouth  England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERMAID 15th May 1851
Date/Place of Birth1808  Lifford  Donegal  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
DAVIS  Bridget
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMargaret B 1836 Not yet known
William B 1843 Not yet known
D  May have died prior to his father in 1883 as there is no mention of him in the will
M  QUILTY / MCGINTY Martha 1864 Western Australia
D January 1874 Rottnest Western Australia
bur 17th January 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
Michael B  1848 Not yet known
D 17th January 1911 Claremont Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Ann B 1850 Not yet known
M  BROWN Edward 1876 Fremantle Western Australia
John B 1850 Not yet known
M  COSTIGAN Ann  1880 Fremantle (daughter of EPG George COSTIGAN)
D 14th September 1920 Claremont Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery 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
North Fremantle  lot P9
1 acre
allotted  1st Sep 1851
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper Articles18 Jun 1855  –  witness at Military Court
Inquirer  21st January 1857 – subscribed to Florence Nightingale Fund
Inquirer  9th June 1858 – subscribed to Indian Relief Fund (Regiment was stated as 49th)
Perth Gazette and Western Australia Times 8th March 1867 – re attack on Constable Michael Moran
The Herald  6th April 1867 – page 3 assault on Constable Michael Moran
The Herald   Saturday 20th July 1872 – page 3 – Floods Pensioner’s houses – Moran
The Herald  Saturday 27th July 1872 – page 2 – the floods
The Herald  17th January 1874 – page 2 – Moran twins born at Rottnest death of Martha
Perth Gazette and Independent Times 23rd January 1874 – page 2 – death of Martha
The Herald  24th January 1874  – page 3 – correction on death Martha
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial31st October 1874 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1884 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateCons 3458 Item 1883/008 – Moran died intestate his eldest son Michael applied for Administration his wife Bridget renounced the right. Michael Moran left his cottage and all his estate to his wife Bridget with the proviso that after her death it was not to be sold without the permission of all his children Margaret, Michael, Ann and John
Further InformationDischarge due to impaired vision the result of ophthalmic affecting the left eye
Alex Kilroy the Surgeon Superintendent listed the Moran family as follows:
Bridget (wife) Margaret age 15 years, William age 8 years, Michael age 3 years and Ann age 1 year.
Only Ann age 2 received medical treatment aboard the Mermaid.
20th September 1853 – signed memorial from EPF at Fremantle protesting about high cost of food
June 1855 – shown in military return as living at North Fremantle with wife and 5 children Roman Catholic
29th January 1864 – subscribed to Greenough Fire Fund when at Fremantle
16th February 1869 The Government allowance of 1/- per day which had been paid to Pensioner Michael Moran for the previous 6 years was to stop as he had an allotment at North Fremantle and was in receipt of a pension of 9d per day and his son who was in the Police Force allowed him £1 per month.
21st March 1869 RM Fremantle said he was paralysed and unable to walk any distance and gave an order for a passage to Mt Eliza Depot.
25th April 1869 in a petition to His Excellency the Governor Michael Moran requests if nothing more can be done for him could he be admitted to the hospital and forfeit his pension. He was not eligible for the Military Hospital at Fremantle as he was not in the Enrolled Force and he objected to being admitted to the Colonial Hospital or Mt Eliza.
21st July 1871 Sergeant Philip Furlong report to the Resident Magistrate on a visit to the Moran house said his son was no longer in the Police Force, (he resigned 6th June 1870) his daughter was practically a cripple and his sons unemployed. Michael had been bed ridden for 14 years and he said “I have seldom witnessed such a scene of misery,”
8th January 1874 The Superintendent of Poor Houses W. Dale wrote to the Colonial Secretary advising him that Pensioner M. Moran who is in receipt of 6d a day outdoor relief that he has a son in a position to support him adding he resides in his own house in North Fremantle
The Colonial Secretary replied he had better personally satisfy himself before the stoppage of allowances adding ‘I have some doubts as the “Moran’s” case. He is I believe bedridden and very poor. If after inquiry and Mr Dale satisfied the allowances are not required they will be stopped.’
12th January 1874 allowances stopped from this date.