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McNEE – Malcolm Honourable East India Company Bengal Horse Artillery

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
Afghan Medal Cabool
Land Grant
NameMcNEE – Malcolm
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bengal Horse Artillery
Regiment Number (s) 612 and 42
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1st August 1833 / 20 years / Westminster London England
Wood Turner
Description – Height
5 Ft  11 in
Fresh / Grey / Brown
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC
Length of Service21 years 7 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 15th August 1855 / unknown
Campaign MedalsAfghanistan –  Cabul
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1855 2nd Glasgow
1857 Paisley
1857 Dundee
1861 Edinburgh
1862 Woolwich
1862 Tilbury
1862-1897 Western Australia
Pension Paid2/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
8th October 1862  Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
YORK  31st December 1862
Date/Place of Birth1814 Greenock Renfrewshire  Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
McNEE  Donald
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
McCLARTY  Elizabeth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
HITTON  Mary Ann
B 1814 deduced
Date/Place of Marriage13th February 1840  Agra India
Children by 1st WifeElizabeth  B 1846 East Indies
M  GRAY John
Malcolm B 6th November 1847 Cawnpore Bengal
Bp 7th November St. John’s Cawnpore Bengal
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd WifeTHOM Elizabeth Wyndham nee MORRISON
B 1820 Berwick on Tweed, Northamptonshire, England
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Step Children by 2nd WifeTHOM William Anderson B Toronto Canada possibly 1850
M CRANSTONE / CRANDON Elizabeth nee HICKS 22nd February 1873 Fremantle Western Australia
D July 1904 Perth WA
Land Grants Western
Albany lot Sub 20
3 acres between North Road Lion Street and Pensioner Road.
This was later changed to P27 which fronts Albany Highway near the Duck Lake.
Apex Park near roundabout
Occupation after
Orderly at Government House Perth.
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal Friday 29 May 1863 page 2 Mrs McNee registered nurse and midwife
Inquirer Wednesday 12th September 1870 – Perth Electoral Roll – Malcolm McNEE
Perth Gazette and Western Australian Times   Friday 28th February 1873 – page 2 marriage William THOM
Inquirer 26th February 1879 – page 3 – Malcolm McNEE medal query
Inquirer – Friday 12th September 1879 – page 3 – Advert for sale cottages – Malcolm McNEE
The Herald Saturday 10th January 1880 – page 2 – Malcolm McNEE to London
West Australian Saturday 27th March 1897 – page 4 – death Malcom McNEE
(There are about dozen of these notices (the same) different editions of the West.)
West Australian Tuesday 29th March 1887 – page 3 – Malcom McNEE court re goods
West Australian 14th June 1897 – page 4 – Letters of Administration Elizabeth Wyndham McNEE to Malcolm McNEE  £141.5.0
West Australian Tuesday 31st August 1897 – page 4 – Funeral Malcom McNEE
West Australian 1st September 1897 – page 4 – death Malcom McNEE
West Australian 2nd September 1897  – page 4 – obituary Malcom McNEE
West Australian Thursday 7th October 1897 –  page 4 – estate Malcom McNEE
West Australian Wednesday 20th October 1897 – advert W THOM McNEE and Co
The West Australian 7th October 1897 – page 4 – probate Malcom McNEE
The Western Mail Saturday 6th August 1904 – page 33 – Obituary William A THOM McNEE
The Daily News – Tuesday 20th March 1928  – page 3 – death Elizabeth Crandon THOM
Departure from Western
Not known:
Mrs McNee sailed from Fremantle for London on 28th December 1878 on the Helena Mena while Malcolm left on the Chalgrove 7th January 1880 they returned to Western Australia together on the Charlotte Padbury on 3rd October 1884.
6th February 1884 Malcolm applied for a Grant of Land when his address was
21 Wesley St., Low Fell Near Gateshead on Tyne, Co. Durham England. The grant in Albany was initially refused as he was out of the state but granted after his return in 1884
Date/Place of Death/Burial30th August 1897  East Perth Western Australia
Presbyterian Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/
Burial 1st Wife
31 August 1853 Dum Dum Bengal India
Buried 1 September 1853 St. Stephens Dum Dum India
Date/Place of Death/
Burial 2nd Wife
19th March 1897 Perth Western Australia
Presbyterian Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWA Cons 3403/1897/540
Malcolm McNEE died 30th August 1897 leaving all his worldly goods to his daughter Elizabeth GRAY widow of John GRAY of 59 Derby street, Dundee, Scotland .The estate consisted of a wooden house and land in Clotilde Street Perth- Lot 6 of Perth town Lot X6- and assets to the value of £1391/10/11SROWA Cons 3458/1897/069 Elizabeth Windham McNEE. On 2nd Jun 1897 her widower Malcom McNEE was granted Letters of Administration for the estate of his wife who had died without making a will. The estate consisted of monies in the Perth Post Office Savings Bank totaling £141/5/0
Further InformationDischarge: At own request. Wounded in Afghanistan 1841/2
1861 Census Scotland : Vault Street Dundee
Malcolm McNEE Head, Married, Male, 45, Pensioner EIC, Born Greenock, Renfrewshire
Elizabeth McNEE, wife, Married, 40, Born Berwick, Berwickshire
Elizabeth McNEE Daughter, not married, Female, 15, born East Indies.
William THOM Stepson, Male, 11, Scholar, born America not BS. (British Subject)Purchased land Perth W14 5th October 1864 for £6
On 8th October 1864 McNee nominated his daughter Elizabeth age 18 years and 8 months as an immigrant, at the time she was living Old Kilpatrick, Scotland.
A pension of £12/6/- pa paid from January 1880 for his service as Office Keeper in the Governor’s office. Salary before pension £30. Retirement due to Old Age.William Thom’s death registration gives his mother’s name as Elizabeth Wyndham Morrison and father William Thom.
In the 1881 Census Malcolm McNee, is living at East Path, Barry, Forforshire (Angus) Scotland with his wife Elizabeth W McNee and granddaughter Eliza Grey age 10 a scholar born Glasgow Lanarkshire. His daughter Elizabeth Gray (widow) is living at 5 Glame Street Dundee with her son Malcolm age 14 and daughter Annie age 3.