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Patrick Neeson and Perth Town Lot L74 – EPG Gazette 2017 no 3

88th Regiment Colours
NameNEESON – Patrick
Regiment (s)88th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1207
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th December 1838 /18 years / not stated
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fresh / Brown / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta – 6 years 1 month
West Indies – 3 years 4 months
North America – 1 year 1 month
Length of Service14 years 334 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 22nd November 1853 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Manchester England
Pension Districts1853 2nd Manchester
1858 Longford
1858 2nd Manchester
1861-1881 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
12th May 1874 Increased to 1/0½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
10th November 1860 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PALMERSTON 11th February 1861
Date/Place of Birth1820 Mohill Leitrim 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
B 1823 (deduced) Sligo Ireland (tentative)
Date/Place of Marriage1855 2nd Quarter Salford Lancashire England
Children by 1st WifeAnn B 1855
M 1st SHAW John Alfred 1877
M 2nd OSBORNE John 1901 Perth Western Australia
D 10th April 1917 Perth Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Margaret B 1858
M WILKIN Hartley 1879 Perth Western Australia
D 22nd April 1915 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Patrick B 20th March 1862 Fremantle Western Australia
D April 1873 York Western Australia
Mary B 22nd July 1864 Western Australia
D 1894 Western Australia
James B 8th October 1866
M JONES Ellen 1891 Perth Western Australia
D 21st August 1921 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Market Gardner
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and WA Times 23rd September 1870 – page 2
Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 30th April 1873 – page 2
Daily News 1st March 1890 – page 2
The WA Record Thursday 6th March 1890 – page 7
West Australian Friday 23rd April 1915 – page 1
Daily News Saturday 14th April 1917 – page 3
Daily News Friday 4th January 1918 – page 1
Daily News Wednesday 9th January 1918 – page 3
Daily News Wednesday 24th August 1921 – page 2
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial21st May 1881 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd March 1890 Perth Western Australia
East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge through ill health – large varicose veins in both legs.
British Army Worldwide Index
1841 Patrick Neeson, 1207, private, 88th Regt, location Malta WO12/9051
1851 Patrick Neeson, 1207, private 88th Regt, Location Halifax, Nova Scotia. WO12/9060
SROWA CSR Vol 745 Folio 244
Folio 244. 3 October1873. Lt. Col Harvest noted that the payment of £1.10s. 0., the cost of his son’s funeral at York had been deducted from the pension of pensioner Patrick Neeson.
The Neeson family occupied Perth Town Lot 74 Mounts Bay Road as a Tenant-at-will from 1878 to his wife’s death in 1890 (Not a land grant). Mrs Neeson was a laundress and Patrick had a small market garden, the family continued as Tenants-at-will after Mrs Neeson’s death and at one time ran tea rooms.