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51st Regiment West Riding
Land Grant
Regiment (s)51st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1089
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th July 1837 / 20 years  / Cambridge England
Description – Height
5 Ft 10 in
Fresh / Hazel / Fair / None
Overseas Service/DurationVan Diemen’s Land – 7 years
East Indies – 8 years 3 months
Length of Service19 years 176 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 20th January 1857 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Warwick England
Pension Districts1857 Cambridge
1862-1892 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
1878 Increased to 1/4d per diem for service in Enrolled Force Western Australia
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
6th October 1861 Portland England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LINCELLES 28th January 1862
Date/Place of Birthc1817 Great Eversden Cambridge England
Date/Place of Baptism14th December 1817 Great Eversden Cambridge England
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 c1828 Wibtoft Leicestershire
Bap 11th January 1829 Claybrook, Leicestershire England
Date/Place of Marriage9 June 1846 Perth Western Australia
Children by 1st WifeHannah B 1846 Perth Western Australia
D 1846 Western Australia – recorded as Anna
Lydia B 20th December 1847 Bangalore, Madras India
bap 18th January 1848 St. Mark’s Bangalore Madras India
D 1862 Western Australia
Ellen Elizabeth B 14th Jyne 1850
Bap 4th July 1850 Fort St. George Madras India
D 22nd March 1852
Bur St. Mary’s burial ground Madras
William J B c1856 B Manchester Lancashire England
Bap 5th August 1855 Salford Lancashire England
M GAME Elizabeth 30th June 1876 Perth Western Australia
bur Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
D 7th December 1894 Bunbury Western Australia
Emily B 1860 Little Eversden Cambridgeshire England
Bap 11th November 1860 Little Eversden, Cambridgeshire
Joseph B 1863 Perth Western Australia
M CAMM Catherine 1884 Perth Western Australia
D 24 December 1933 Perth Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery RC Section
John B 1865 Perth Western Australia
M GEORGE Mary Jane 22nd May 1889 Fremantle WA
D 22nd October 1933 Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery Anglican section
Matilda Bp 19 July 1868 Perth Western Australia
M BOURKE William 1892 Perth WA
D 3 May 1929 Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery
Elizabeth B 1870 Perth Western Australia
M BUTLER Matthew 1886 Perth Western Australia
D 7th April 1934 Glendalough Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Comfort b 1873 Perth Western Australia
M HEARLE Samuel 1893 Perth WA
D 1 March 1945 Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery Wesleyan section
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Land Grants Western
Perth Lot 156V between Thomas and Colin Streets beside the railway.
0.3.35 acres Assigned 3 January 1882 Title 6/79
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 15th March 1891 page 7 Funeral notice Ann Nicholls
The Daily News Perth Monday 11th July 1892 – page 2 – Funeral notice John Nicholls
The West Australian Tuesday 13 November 1894 page 4 Memorial for William
West Australian Saturday 11 May 1929 page 1 Death notice Matilda Bourke
West Australian Tuesday 24 October 1933 page 1 Funeral notice son John
Departure from Western
John Nicholls and his wife Left Western Australia with his regiment on the Java February 1847 for service in India. Fifteen years later after being pensioned off he returned to Western Australia as a Pensioner guard with his family on the “Lincelles”
Date/Place of Death/Burial1892 Western Australia
12th July 1892 East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
14th July 1891 Mount Street Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army, Worldwide Index
1841 John Nicholls 1089 detachment location Swan River
1851 John Nicholls 1089 location Madras
Discharge: Reduction in the Army. Suffering from an inguinal hernia to right side and impaired health and strength.
WO97 doesn’t state had service in Western Australia although WO12/6203 1841 Muster states stationed in Swan River Perth.
2 detachments from the 51st regiment arrived at the Swan River Colony on 25th June 1840 from Hobart to relieve the 21st regiment; in February 1847 they re-joined their regiment and left Fremantle per Java for Calcutta.
In the 1861 Census the family is living at High Street in Little Eversden Cambridgeshire with John working as an agricultural labourer. Ann, his wife is age 33 and was born at Whiptoft(sic) Leicestershire. Daughter Lydia age 13 was born at Bangalore East Indies, son William age 5 was born Manchester, Lancashire and baby Emily born Little Eversden is 6 months of age.