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O’BYRNE aka O’BYREN / O’BEIRNE / O’BRYNE – James 51st Regiment

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51st Regiment West Riding


Regiment (s)51st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 357
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd May 1824 / 18 years / Mullingar Westmeath Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fair / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIonian Islands – 10 years
Van Diemen’s Land – 7 years
Length of Service22 years 99 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 28th August 1846 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Claremorris Mayo Ireland
Pension Districts1846 Roscommon
1847 Jersey
1852-1871 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
May 3, 1852 Plymouth, England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM JARDINE 1st August 1852
Date/Place of Birthc1806 Kilcoleman Mayo Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Dominick O’Byrne
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
SALUSTRI Nicoletta
c 1814 Ancona Italy
Date/Place of Marriage7th January 1829 Corfu
Children by 1st WifeMary B 3rd August 1833 Corfu
M BUCK Richard 16th May 1859 St. Patrick’s Adelaide South Australia
D 4th August 1881 Western Australia
John B 19th May 1837 Belfast
Bp 20th May 1837 St Patrick’s Belfast City Belfast Antrim Ireland
Possible death 21st May 1838 Chatham, Kent, England.
Ellen B 2nd June 1839 at Sea off Sydney New South Wales
M BATH Alfred 1856 Fremantle WA
M McDONALD John 18th June 1864 Chalmers Church Adelaide South Australia
D 13th January 1927 Eastwood Adelaide SA
Bur West Terrace Cemetery South Australia
Clementine B 3rd October 1841 Tasmania
George B 3rd January 1843 Hobart
Ann B 1st January 1846 Hobart
M HEHIR Matthew 9th February 1899 St. Patrick’s Adelaide South Australia
D 10th November 1924 Port Adelaide South Australia
Clara B 4th August 1850 Jersey
M OWEN Robert 1871 Fremantle WA
D 1896 WA
James Dominic B 5th August 1855 Fremantle
M ENRIGHT Mary Jane 1883 Fremantle WA
D 25 January 1918 Hamilton Hill Western Australia
Bridget Selina B 20th April 1857 Fremantle
M FREEMAN John Robert
D 21st May 1939 Fremantle WA
Buried Fremantle Cemetery
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
SROWA CONS 541 AO618 – 24th August 1881 Nicoletta O’Byrne relict of James O’Byrne applied for a Crown Grant of land however as her husband had not taken up land when he was alive she was not entitled to any
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian 11 February 1892 page 4 Funeral Notice Nicoletta
The West Australian Wednesday 30th January 1918 page 1 Death notice James D O’Byrne
The Daily News Monday 22nd May 1939 page 10 Death of Bridget Freeman
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th March 1871 Fremantle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
February 1892 Fremantle Western Australia
Buried Skinner Street Cemetery Fremantle Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationJames and his family embarked with the 51st regiment for New South Wales on 4th January 1839 and was invalided to the UK on 13th March 1846
British Army Worldwide Index 1841
James O’Beirne (sic) 357 Private 51st regiment location Van Diemen’s land
Discharge due to cough and “hurried respiration on the least exertion”
In the 1851 Census the family of James O’Byrne is indexed under “Byrne”, they are living at Rocket Court St. Helier Jersey
James age 44 is a pensioner of the 51st regiment born Claremorris, Ireland, his wife Nicoleta (sic) is aged 35 and daughter Mary were born Corfu and were a British Subjects. Daughter Helena (Ellen) is age 7 and was born at sea off Sydney NSW, Ann age 5 was born at Hobart town and Cematin (sic) age 2 was born at St. Helier’s Jersey.
The West Australian Friday 30th August 1918 reported James Dominic O’Byrne late of South Fremantle bequeathed to Bridget Selina Freeman £63/10/-
Daughter Ann O’Burn (sic) was admitted to the (Royal) Adelaide Hospital on 25th October 1864 age 29, she was living at North Adelaide and said she had been born in Hobarton Van Dieman’s land and had been 3 years in the Colony.
Her name is on the passenger list for the schooner Gem departing Fremantle 22nd October 1862.
“O’Byrne ” is reported the only way that James signed his name. The name of James wife is Nicoletta Salustri and there is a street named after her in the Rocky Bay estate in North Fremantle. She is documented as being the first Italian woman in Western Australia