MCKERNAN / MCKEARNAN / MCKERAN – John 99th Regiment

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99th Regiment Lanarkshire

NameMCKERNAN / MCKEARNAN / MCKERAN – John
Regiment (s)99th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 99
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd April 1826 / 17 years / Dublin Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Brown / Black / None
Overseas Service/DurationMauritius – 11 years 157 days
Length of ServiceActual service 16 years 5 day with an extra 5 years 240 days added for service in Mauritius =  21 years 245 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 24th May 1841 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Kilkenny Ireland
Pension Districts1845 Kilkenny Ireland
1850-1866 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd July 1850 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HASHEMY 25th October 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Leeds Yorkshire England
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
DELANTY or BOLTON Ellen (Tentative)
c1817 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeThese McKiernan (sic) children were all born to a soldier of the 99th regiment:
– Jane born Gosport 1825
– Mary A born 1827 Port Louis Mauritius
– Elizabeth born 1829 Port Louis Mauritius
– Amelia born 1831 Mahebourg Mauritius
– Clement born 1834 Mahebourg Mauritius
– Thomas born 1841 Dublin D 1885 age 41
– Roseanna B 1843, Bp 12th July 1843 St. John’s Kilkenny City Kilkenny Ireland

John

B 1851 Fremantle WA
M MOULTON Mary Agnes 21st February 1889 Bridgetown Western Australia
D 14th September 1917 Bunbury 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
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of Political and News WA -Shipping Intelligence 1st November 1850 – page 2 – List of Pensioners named.
The Herald (Fremantle WA) Saturday 2nd November 1867 page 2 Sale of Swan location 267
Southern Times (Bunbury WA) Tuesday 26th February 1889 page 5 Marriage John McKernan
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial20th September 1866 Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Sand Dunes Cemetery Bunbury Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
6th February 1864 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to chronic liver disease, a severe cough, rheumatic pains in limbs and great emaciation of the body.
Mrs McKernan age 33 received treatment aboard the Hashemy for phlegmon
Thomas McKernan age 10 contracted rubella while on board the Hashemy.
In 1850 John put his name forward to be included in the detachment appointed to go to Bunbury. When he was not chosen he had angry words with Captain Bruce. Bruce was reluctant to strike him off the force as he said he was a sober and well behaved man. He offered him 1 acre of land in the North Fremantle village (P10) but McKernan refused saying he had been promised 10 acres prior to sailing. However in 1855 John McKernan is recorded as living in the Pensioner Village with his wife and 5 children all are of the Catholic faith.
Ultimately John McKernan bought Swan location 267 of 40 acres on 13th September 1862 for 10/- per acre which was located on the 2 mile peg from Fremantle on the North Fremantle road.
20th September 1853 John McKernan bought action against Pensioner Cunningham for having used abusive language towards his wife Ellen which resulted in Cunningham being fined 10/- and payment of costs, supporting evidence given by Peter McQuade
A William McKernan born Ireland 1845 married Mary Ann Ahern (Merchantman1863) 7th June 1867. He died 14th February 1869 in a bush fire at Toodyay WA.