McCANN – Garrett 98th Regiment

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98th Regiment Prince of Wales

NameMcCANN – Garrett
Regiment (s)98th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 50
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th April 1824 / 18 years / Mullingar  Westmeath  Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Dark / Hazel / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 14th Mar 1825 – 16th Jun 1837
Length of Service17 years 232 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 21st November 1841 Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Moate Westmeath Ireland
Pension Districts1841 Athlone
1851-1875 Western Australia
1875 – 78 Athlone
Pension Paid7d per diem
28th October 1873 Increased to 1/1d per diem for 12 years service in Western Australia
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 Birth1806 Colrey  Westmeath 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
c1821 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage24th November 1844 Tubber Kings County Ireland
Children by 1st WifePatrick Bap  6th February 1849 Tubber Kings County  Ireland
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 P11
1 acre 16 perches – assigned 20th November 1852
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer  9th June 1858 – Subscribed to Indian Relief Fund
The Herald  Saturday 14th June 1873 –  page 2  – Mary McCANN debts
The Herald Fremantle 23rd January 1875 – page 2 – Mr and Mrs McCANN left for London
Departure from Western
13th January 1875  – Mr and Mrs McCANN left for London on the “Charlotte Padbury”
Date/Place of Death/Burial24th May 1878  Moate Birr Kings  Ireland
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Unconfirmed 1865 or 1886  Ireland
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 Census  (HO 107/573/89 – page 8 ) – with 98th in Manchester  Lancashire  England
1846 –  In Moate – Garrett & Mary McCANN charged Elizabeth NICHOLSON with attempting to defraud
1853 – Witness at military Court
9th June 1855  – shown in Military Return of North Fremantle – Roman Catholic with wife
15th July 1857 – applies for passages to WA for wife’s family
31st August 1866 – letters regarding the building of the bridge at North Fremantle affecting the houses
1869 –  Subscriber to Pensioners Benevolent Fund