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84th Regiment York and Lancaster


NameMcNAMARA – James
Regiment (s)84th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 340
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th November 1825 / 17 years / Limerick Limerick Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5½ in
Fair / Grey / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 10 years 54 days
East Indies – 3 years 124 days
Length of Service19 years 262 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th August 1846 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Limerick Limerick Ireland
Pension Districts1846 Limerick
1846 Ennis (WO22/181 tsf to Ennis)
1853 Ennis
1854 -1883 Western Australia
Pension Paid11d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st January 1854 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SEA PARK 5th April 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1808 St. John’s Waterford Waterford 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeCatherine B c1840 Limerick Ireland
M WATSON William 1858 Northam Western Australia
D 17th April 1896 Western Australia
Buried Northam Cemetery Western Australia
2nd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Bridget see further information.
Date/Place of Marriageabt 1841
Children by 2nd WifeBridget B 14 May 1844 Moulmain, India
M WEBB Frederick Richard Henry 19 January 1867 Fremantle, Western Australia
D 30 Aug 1924 • Beaconsfield, Western Australia, Australia
3rd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Juilia (Possibly PEEL Julia )
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage2nd February 1849 Clare Killaloe Ireland (Peel)
4th Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
HUGHES Elizabeth (widow)
B 1810
Date/Place of Marriage1861 Fremantle Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Fremantle Lot P19 Swan Street North Fremantle
2 acres 37 perches
Assigned 31st December 1857
Title Application 4th July 1862 – Title 18173
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesWA Record Thursday 13th March 1890 Page 7 Death of Elizabeth McNamara
The Northam Advertiser Saturday 18th April 1896 page 2 Funeral Notice Catherine Watson
Western Mail Thursday 11th September 1924 page 2 Death Notice Bridget Webb
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial10th September 1883 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
20 May 1845 • Moulmein, India
Date/Place of Death/Burial
3rd Wife
8 Nov 1855 • Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Bur St. Patrick’s Skinner street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
4th Wife
25th February 1890 Northam Western Australia
Buried Northam Cemetery with her step daughter Catherine Watson and her husband William (Anglican)
Will or ProbateJames McNamara made out his will in 1872. He left his home, goods and chattels to his wife Elizabeth during her widowhood. If her status changed the property was to be sold and equally divided between his daughters Catherine Watson and Bridget Webb
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 James McNamara 340 Private 84th Foot location Dublin
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and general debility LINE break
Family History and photograph provided by Colleen Ranger nee Watson the ggg granddaughter of James McNamara
The Death registration for Bridget Webb records her mother’s name as Kate BLACKATT, the registration of her birth in India records the mother as Bridget and father John McNAMARA.
A Bridget McNamara died 20th May 1845 the wife of John McNamara of the 84th regiment and was buried at the Military Oratory India – no place given.