McGUINNESS / McGINNIS – George 99th Regiment

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99th Regiment Lanarkshire

Gloria In Excelsis Deo
Sacred To The Memory
James Horan
Private H.M. 99 Reg
Who Died
2nd December 1850
Aged 40 Years
Requiescat In Pace Amen
This Stone Is Erected By (unreadable) to the
Memory Of An Affectionate Husband
And Tender Father
Also Of George McGuinness
Of The Same Regt
Died 4th April 1872
Aged 53 Years

Land Grant

NameMcGUINNESS / McGINNIS – George
Regiment (s)99th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1474
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th December 1840 / 18 years / Dublin Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 7¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationAustralian Colonies – 13 years 2 months
Length of Service21 years 159 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate /21st September 1863 / Cork Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Navan Meath Ireland
Pension Districts1863 Newry
1865-1872 Western Australia
Pension Paid11d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th September 1865 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
VIMIERA 22nd December 1865
Date/Place of Birth1822 Nobber Meath Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
O’ SULLIVAN or SULLIVAN Mary or Marian Gertrude
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeThomas George B c1862 Ireland
M WARNER Frances 21st June 1882 Perth Western Australia
D 22nd September 1892 Malcolm Street Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia Grave 174B Headstone with inscription
Catherine B 3rd February 1864 Ireland
bap 13th February 1864 Oristown Meath Ireland
Elizabeth B 1867 Perth Western Australia
M TAPROWSKY Walter 19th January 1887 Perth Western Australia
D 31st July 1898 Perth Public Hospital Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
2nd Husband of 1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
WOODS Thomas Fisher
Not yet known
Date/Place  of Marriage4th May 1877 St. George’s Cathedral Perth Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNone known
Land Grants Western
Australia
1871 granted Perth Lot 52H Corner of George and Hay Streets Perth WA
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 24th April 1872 – page 2 Death of George McGuinness
The Inquirer and Commercial News Perth Wednesday 16th May 1877 – page 3 Marriage of Marion McGuinness and Thomas Woods
The Daily News Perth Friday 30 September 1892 – page 2 Death notice Thomas George McGuinness
The West Australian Tuesday 27th September 1892 page 4 Obituary Thomas George McGuinness
The West Australian Wednesday 18th November 1903 page 1 Funeral Notice Marion Gertrude Woods
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial4th April 1872 Perth Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial of Wife16th November 1903 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia (Marian Gertrude Woods)
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 George McGinnis (sic) 1474 Private 99th Foot location Dublin
1851 George McGennis (sic) 1474 Private 99th Foot location Western Australia
1861 George McGinnis (sic) 1474 Private 99th Foot location Cork
Discharge at own request after serving upward of 21 years
The 99th regiment served in Australia from 1842 to 1856 and a detachment arrived in Western Australia from Tasmania in 1849 before departing for the UK in 1856 where after 2 years garrison duty in Ireland they were stationed at Aldershot before departing for India where they took part in the 2nd Opium War, the 3rd Battle of Taku Forts and the Battle of Palikao.
In July 1866 George McGuiness (sic) applied for his cousin Elizabeth McCarther a single woman of 28 years of Arch Hall, Navan County Meath to be considered as a Government immigrant
Name of wife appears as Marion in records after her second marriage