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99th Regiment Lanarkshire
Daughter born aboard the Mermaid
NameMcCORMICK –  Martin
Regiment (s)99th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 422
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd March 1825 / 11 years 5 months / Portsmouth Hampshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Sallow / Grey / Sandy / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 11 years
New South Wales  – 2 years
Length of Service14 years 164 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th September 1846 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Moate Westmeath Ireland
Pension Districts1846 Tullamore
1851-1869 Western Australia
Pension Paid8d per diem
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 Birth1813 Kilmanagh  (also called Kilmanaghan)  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
RYAN Esther
(Note: stated as SLATTERY on son Thomas’ death index 1899)
Date/Place of Marriage28th November 1848  Tullamore  Kings County  Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohn B  1849 Not yet known
D  5th April 1851 at sea on-board “Mermaid”
Mary  B  24th January 1851 at sea on-board “Mermaid”
D  June 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
bur St. Patrick’s Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Catherine Teresa B  9th May 1852  Western Australia
M SMITH  Edward Stanley 1871 Perth  Western Australia
D Not yet known
Martin B 1st May 1857 Fremantle Western Australia
M  MOTTRAM Emily 1878 Fremantle Western Australia
D  8th April 1899 Leederville  Western Australia
bur 9th April 1899  Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Peter B 13th August 1859  Fremantle Western Australia
M  MYALES  Eliza 1884  Fremantle Western Australia
Thomas B  1856 Western Australia
M  BUCKLAND  Emma 1878 Western Australia
D  8th June 1919 Perth  Western Australia
bur 10th June 1919  Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
James B 10th February 1862 Fremantle WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeREED  William
Date/Place of Marriage1870  Canning  Western Australia
Land Grants Western
1st September 1851 Occupied P3 at North Fremantle later assigned to Patrick Clancy 20th November 1852
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News 12th July 1865 page 3 Esther McCormick
Western Mail Saturday 28th July 1900 – page 2 – Admin Martin McCORMICK
West Australian 15th April 1903 – page 4 –  Death Martin McCORMICK
West Australian  Monday 9th June 1919 – Page 1 – Death Thomas McCORMICK
West Australian  Monday 3rd July 1939 – page 1 – Emily McCORMICK
Departure from Western
None known
Date/Place of Death/Burial10th May 1869 Perth Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Martin McCormick 422 private 99th Foot location Dublin
Discharge due to break up of Constitution
4th April 1851 John McCormick, 2, died from Mesenherica (Tabes). The surgeon noted when he came on board was much emaciated apparently from want of proper nutrition.
Mrs McCormick age 30 suffered from an abscess February 8th 1851 aboard the Mermaid.9th November 1863 –The resident Magistrate Fremantle requested temporary relief be given to pensioner McCormick as he is unable to provide for his wife and 5 children through sickness.
14th June 1864 the RM Fremantle again asks for relief for Pensioner McCormick who is unable to work and care for his 4 children as his wife has left him for another man. He is will to resign his pension of 9d per day if they could be received into the home.
Esther McCormick, wife of a pensioner, was living on the Canning when she gave evidence in a trial July 1865