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McINTOSH – William Royal Artillery 8th Battalion

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Royal Artillery Badge
Only Pensioner to come to W.A. twice on Convict Ships as a member of the Force – the Mermaid (pictured) and Clara 1864


NameMcINTOSH – William
Regiment (s) Royal Artillery 8th Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 612 and 775
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd September 1828 / 20 years / Leith Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¼ in
Fair / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 10 years 9 months
Length of Service22 years 9 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant  /  9th July 1850 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1850 Woolwich
1851-1862 Western Australia
1862 1st East London
1862 Edinburgh
1863 Inverness
1864 1st East London
1864 Tilbury
1866-1865 Western Australia
1866 1st East London
1866 Edinburgh
1869 Victoria
1870 Edinburgh
Pension Paid1/9½d  per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st February 1851 Falmouth England
30th January 1864 Portland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERMAID 15th May 1851
CLARA 13th April 1864
Date/Place of Birth1808 St Cuthbert’s  Edinburgh  Scotland
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
Date/Place of Marriagec1837 Mauritius
Children by 1st WifeJohn B 1838 Port Louis Mauritius
M CLANCY Johanna 1866 Victoria
D 20th September 1915 Williamstown Victoria
Bur Williamstown Cemetery Victoria
Ann B 1843 Not yet known
M 1st SILLIFANT Henry 19th February 1863 Fremantle Western Australia
M 2nd SUTHERLAND Robert Morgan 17th October 1870 Western Australia
D 6th March 1897 Perth Western Australia
bur Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mc CLAY John
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
1st Wife’s 1st Husband Mc ELMURRAY Daniel (RA 23)pplicable
1st Wife’s children by her 1st Husband Jane B 1827 Woolwich
John B 1829
Bp 13th December 1829 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Margaret b Port Louis Mauritius 1832
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Assistant Warder Convict Establishment 21st May 1851 – Invalided 7th February 1859.Retired due to ill health with a gratuity of £52/17/5
(Lengthy details in Warders and Gaolers)
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Observer 25th November 1854 page 6 – passengers on brig “Anna Dixon” from Perth
Inquirer and Commercial News 24th January 1866 – page 2 – William to London on “Fitzroy”
Perth Gazette and Commercial News 23rd May 1869 – page 2 – Arrivals “Sea Ripple” from Melbourne W. MacINTOSH
Inquirer Wednesday 19th January 1870 – page 2 – W MacKINTOSH to London on “Zephyr”
The Age Thursday 23rd September 1915 page 1 Death Notice John
Departure from Western
William McINTOSH first voyage to Western Australia was in 1851 on the “Mermaid” as a convict guard.
He returned to England in 1862 and returned to Western Australia on the Convict ship “Clara” 1864.
He returned to England 1866. On arriving from Fremantle WA he applied to be admitted as an in-pension at Chelsea Hospital but did not appear before the board.
He returned to Melbourne Victoria in 1868/9 and visited Western Australia returning to England in 1870.
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st May 1871 Edinburgh Scotland
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
8th December 1885 Williamstown Victoria
Bur Williamstown Cemetery Victoria
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 William McIntosh Gunner and driver 8th Brigade RA 6th company location Mauritius (There was a 2nd entry which said he was a corporal)
Discharge was due to chronic rheumatism
William McIntosh was the Sergeant Major aboard the Mermaid, however he was a private for the voyage of the Clara despite having the highest ranking of the guard.
His family were listed by the Surgeon Superintendent of the Mermaid 1851 as follows:
Wife Mary McIntosh
Children Margaret age 18 years
John 12 years
Mary 8 years (we believe this was Ann)
1871 Census – William (63) at 64 Nicolson Square Midlothian Scotland.
This currently is the only ‘man’ who is known to have travelled to Western Australia on two convict ships as an Enrolled Pensioner.