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MEGINESS/McGINNESS / McGENNIS – Patrick 46th Regiment

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46th Regiment South Devonshire
British Crimea Medal
Turkish Crimea Medal
Land Grant
Lived Greenough Flats – pictured Clinch’s Mill
Regiment (s)46th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1079
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
2nd January 1836 / 18 years / Newry Down Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Sallow / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 4 years 4 months
West Indies – 3 years
North America – 3 years 2 months
Crimea – 7 months
Length of Service21 years 207 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27th July 1857 / Approved Adjutant General’s Office Dublin
Campaign MedalsBritish Crimea Medal
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
73 Albert Street Liverpool England
Pension Districts1857 1st Liverpool
1858-1875 Western Australia
Pension Paid11d per diem
1874 Increased to 1/3d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th August 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
EDWIN FOX 20th November 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1818 Tullylush (Tullylish) Banbridge Down 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
MORGAN Jane Margaret
B 1st November 1825 Carnarvon Wales
Bp 7th November 1825 Carnarvon Wales
Date/Place of Marriage3rd November 1849 St. Anne Overbury Street Liverpool
Children by 1st WifeMargaret Jane B 5th June 1850 Bp 7th July 1850 St Joseph Liverpool
M PATTEN Arthur Wenn 4th July 1869
D 10th January 1878
Bur Geraldton Cemetery (Apex Park) Geraldton WA
Sarah Bridget B 1856 Manchester Lancashire
M CLARKSON William 1875 Greenough Western Australia
D 14th August 1935
Buried Geraldton Cemetery (now Apex Park) 15th August 1935
Henry Patrick B at sea Edwin Fox 9th September1858
M RAGAN Annie 1882 Greenough Western Australia
M HYDE Alice 1916 Murchison WA
D 1921 Leonora District Hospital reg. Mt Magnet
Michael B 1860 Western Australia
M BUNTER Martha 1882 Greenough Western Australia
D 1945 Geraldton WA
John B 1864 Western Australia
D 8th June 1865 Greenough Western Australia
John B 1865 Greenough WA
D 10th December 1927 Geraldton Hospital WA
Elizabeth B 1870 Western Australia
D 1870 Western Australia. This child appears to have died same time as – 5th August 1870, Jane buried at Bootenal
Mary B Not known mentioned as a spinster in her father’s will – see further information
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
MORGAN Richard
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Greenough Flats Lot G23
16 acres 2 roods 2 perches Title 1/21
Lot G24 – 16 Acres 2 roods 2 perches Title 1/54
Occupation after
Newspaper ArticlesThe Leonora Miner Saturday 3rd December 1921 page 2
Bereavement Notice Henry Meginness (sic)
West Australian 19 Jan 1875 Patrick seeks daughter Mary (see further information)
The West Australian Friday 1st October 1880 page 4 Administration Patrick Meginess
Geraldton Guardian Thursday 15th December 1927 page 2 Death of John Meginess
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial11th August 1875 Greenough Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
3rd June 1870 Greenough Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3458 1878/279
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Patrick McGennis (sic) 1079 Private 46th Foot location Gibraltar
1851 Patrick McGinnes (sic) 1079 Private 46th Foot location Hull
Discharge due to disease of the kidneys and rheumatism- invalided home from Crimea May 1855
1851 Census HO 107/2307/121/31 Barracks, Bradford Moor Bradford Yorkshire
Patrick McGenniss is a soldier age 33 born Ireland is living with his wife Margaret Jane aged 26 born Carnarvon Wales and their daughter Jane age 9 months born Liverpool Lancashire
Another daughter Mary is mentioned in the letters of Administration was supposedly living in England. Apparently Patrick visited England and when he was unable to locate her employed Edward Hayes Lawrence to search for her with a view of sending her to WA as an immigrant. He too was unsuccessful but shortly after Patrick’s death a letter was sent to him from Mary. Arthur Patten wrote to the address but the letter was returned from the Dead Letter Office see West Australian 19 Jan 1875 Nominated immigrants not found McGuinness Mary, Egg St, Everton, Liverpool: P. McGuinness, Greenough; Mr Jones, Shore St, Liverpool, (no such street).
At the time of his death Patrick Meginess was in debt to the late Daniel Henry Scott for £119/6/8 (his heirs William Robert Fauntleroy, Caroline Scott and Mary Anne Gale). Patrick Meginess died intestate and Mary Anne Gale applied for and was duly granted the Letters of Administration. She valued his Personal property at £106/0/0 and the farm at Greenough at £100.