NICHOLSON – William 31st Regiment

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NameNICHOLSON – William
Regiment (s)31st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 558
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
11th January 1825 / 17 years / Ballingsloe County Galway Ireland
Description – Height
Not yet known
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 18 years  5 months
Length of Service22 Years  47 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 23rd February 1847 / Chatham England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1847 Southampton
1850 Athlone
1851-1860 Western Australia
1860-1875 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st February 1851 Falmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERMAID 15th May 1851
Date/Place of Birth8th January 1808 Caltra  Galway  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
BEAHAN  Rachael
c1812 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJohn B  1847 Not yet known
M DYER Mary Jane 14th September 1870 Adelaide  South Australia
William B 16th April 1850 Balinasloe Galway Ireland
Possible marriage to DIXON  Agnes Amelia  30th October 1877 Gladstone Clare  South 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
North Fremantle lot P2
1 acre  assigned 20 November 1852
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australian Register  2nd August 1860 – page 2 – Arrival of the “Lochinvar”  from Fremantle with Wm, Rachel, John & William Nicholson as steerage passengers.
South Australian Advertiser 23rd May 1881 – funeral of Rachael
Departure from Western
Pension paid South Australia from 1st October 1860
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd December 1875 Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
22nd May 1881 Adelaide South Australia
West Terrace Cemetery Adelaide South Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information19th April 1850 – Baptism for son William was at Ballinasloe, Galway after Guliemius NICHOLSON born 16th April 1850. The father was Guliemius NICHOLSON and mother Rachael BEAHAN.  Sponsors were Michael NICHOLSON and Bridgida NICHOLSON.
1st September 1851 – Return of Pensioners living in the village at North Fremantle – William NICHOLSON, 1 man , 1 woman 2 children, all Roman Catholic
9th June 1855 – Return of Pensioners living in the village at North Fremantle – William, wife, 2 children all Roman Catholic
5th December 1863 – William (14) admitted Royal Adelaide Hospital – 5 years in Colony.