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MORTON – Samuel 95th 80th and 95th Regiment

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95th Regiment Derbyshire Uniform
80th Regiment of Foot Staffordshire
NameMORTON – Samuel
Regiment (s)95th 80th and 95th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 814 – 95th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd January 1824 / 18 years / Manchester Lancashire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Fair / Brown / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 10 years 9 months
Ceylon – 7 years 10 months
Length of Service23 years 227 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th August 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Templemore Ireland
Pension Districts1847 Birr
1851 Kilkenny
1853 – 1861 Western Australia
1861 – 1875 Sydney New South Wales
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birth1806 Burnall Derbyshire England
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 WifeJoseph B c1839
D Not yet known
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
Occupation after
1856 Convict Establishment Rottnest Island
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 3rd April 1861 page 2
The South Australian Advertiser Monday 15th April 1861 page 2 Passenger list Aldinga
Evening News (Sydney NSW) Monday 19th December 1881 page 2 death of Samuel MortonThe Sydney Daily Telegraph (NSW : 1879 -1883) Tue 20 Dec 1881 Page 2 for army pensioner
Departure from Western
27th March 1861 S. Morton to South Australia per “Kestrel”
13th April 1861 departed SA per Aldinga for Melbourne Samuel and Bridget Morton
17th April 1861 departed Melbourne for Sydney per Wonga Wonga Samuel and Bridget Morton
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th December 1881 110 Clarence Street Sydney NSW
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1863 age 41 Sydney NSW
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Samuel Morton 814 Private 95th regt location Colombo Ceylon
Discharged due to ‘being worn out from length of service’. His character was described as
‘they have been very good. He is in possession of two good conduct badges with pay’. (WO97)
21st September 1852 As Samuel Morton was above the age of men usually chosen for the guard the Staff officer at Kilkenny was asked to thoroughly satisfy himself that Morton was physically fit enough for the guard before sending him to Tilbury Fort
Son Joseph age 13 received medical treatment aboard the Dudbrook
Arr. Fremantle with wife and child.
Oct 1856 appears on provision account of Rottnest Detachment E.P.F.
Jan 1857 contributed 2/- to Florence Nightingale Fund
1879 resided New South Wales, pension paid Sydney
The last mention of son Joseph is at the inquest into his father’s death in 1881 see Goulburn Herald Tuesday 20th December 1881 page 2