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MUIR – William Honourable East India Company 1st Bombay European Fusiliers

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
Indian Mutiny Medal
Land Grant
NameMUIR – William
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company  1st Bombay European Fusiliers
Regiment Number (s) 771
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
16th October 1849 / 18 years / Liverpool England
Description – Height
Not Yet Known
Overseas Service/DurationTo India 4th January 1841 per Lady East
From India 17th October 1860 per Cossipore
Length of Service19 years 7 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 17th October 1860
Campaign MedalsIndian Mutiny Medal 1857-1859
Intended Residence at
Not Yet Known
Pension Districts
1860 2nd East London
1862 Tilbury
1862-1886 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK  31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1822 Lismore 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
1822 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage1st quarter 1861 St. George in the East, London
Children by 1st WifeCatherine B 4th April 1862 Commercial Road Westminster Middlesex England
bap 8th June 1862 St. Mary and St. Michael Tower Hamlets London
M SEYMOUR William 1883 Perth Western Australia
D 8th December 1937 Katanning Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
1st Husband of WifeKINGSTON  Thomas
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st HusbandPaul B 1839 St. George in the East London Middlesex England
George B 2nd September 1841 Not yet known
bap 14th September 1841 St. Mary and St. Michael Tower Hamlets Westminster Middlesex England
Mary Anne B 8th April 1844 Not yet known
bap 21st April 1844 St. Mary and St. Michael Tower Hamlets Westminster Middlesex England
M 1st THOMPSON London
M YOUNG Henry Wells 1867 Perth Western Australia
Died 1872
Bur 29th September 1872 RC Cemetery Skinner street Fremantle Western Australia
Thomas George B 24th July 1846 London England
bap 4th August 1846 St. Mary and St. Michael Tower Hamlets Westminster London Middlesex England
M MAY Elizabeth 1874 Toodyay Western Australia
D 4th June 1929 Toodyay Western Australia
James B 1848 London Middlesex England
Samuel B 13th December 1849 London England
bap 30th December 1849 St. Mary and St. Michael Tower Hamlets Westminster London England
D Possibly 1850, St George in the East London. – (Not on 1851 Census
Charles B 13th February 1852 London England
bap 25th March 1852 St. Mary and St. Michael Tower Hamlets Westminster London Middlesex England
Henry B 1855 London Middlesex England
D 24th January 1879 wreck of the “Rosetta” of the coast at Cossack Western Australia
Francis John B 1857 London Middlesex England
M O’NEIL Bridget 1885 Perth Western Australia
D 26th May 1943 Victoria Park Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Perth lot V132
0 acres 3 roods 20 perches – Collins street (near Thomas Street) West Perth
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Daily News   Saturday 23rd August 1884 – page 3 – William MUIR charged drunk
West Australian Wednesday 15th July 1885 – page 3 – William MUIR hit by train
The Daily News Friday 17th July 1885 –  page 3 – William MUIR hit by train – recovery
The Daily News Saturday 29th May 1886 –  page 3 – William MUIR – drunk
Western Mail Saturday 18th December 1886 – page 15 – death of William MUIR
Great Southern Herald   Katanning Wednesday 1th December 1937 –  page 2 – (Long article) – death of Catherine SEYMOUR
Departure from Western
None known
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th December 1886  Coach House Railway Hotel Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
3rd April 1886 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationIn the 1861 Census William Munie (sic), age 38 a wharf labourer, born Ireland is living at 15 Smith Place, St. George in the East, London Middlesex with his wife Catherine, age 38, born Middlesex London together with [step]sons James Kingston, 13, Charles Kingston, 9, Henry Kingston, 6, and Francis Kingston, 4, all born Middlesex London.
Of the nine Kingston children it appears only Thomas George, Charles, Henry and Francis John came to Western Australia on the York, Mary Ann Thompson came at a later date.
On the 10th July 1865 Catherine MUIR the wife of pensioner MUIR applied for her daughter Mary Anne THOMPSON to be a Government Immigrant. Mary Anne was aged 21, a widow, and living at No 2 Lower Clapham Street, Commercial Rd, East London. The referee was Thomas LOUNEY surgeon of 10 Pratt Street, Lambeth, London.
Subsequently Mary Anne Thompson married Henry Wells Young at Perth 1867, their son Frederick William was born in 1871 and was buried in the Catholic cemetery Skinner Street on 30th December 1871. Henry Wells Young died by suicide 19th July 1873 age 43 and was buried in the Church of England cemetery Skinner Street Fremantle on 21st July 1873.