O’CONNOR – John HEIC Bengal Artillery

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EAST INDIA COMPANY

NameO’CONNOR – John
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company  Bengal Artillery
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 61
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1840 / 20 years / Not stated
Stone Cutter
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
Not yet known
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies
Length of Service3 years 4 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 10th July 1844 / Madras India
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Madras
Pension Districts1844 Madras
1844 Wolverhampton
1850-1854 Western Australia
April 1854 -75 Melbourne
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1820 Limerick Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
WALES / HEALS Sarah
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeSarah B c1848 Ireland
D 29 June 1850 Fremantle Western Australia
Sarah B 1850 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
Jane B 1852 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
John George B 2nd May 1855 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
August 1850 assigned Lot P15 South Perth: 1851 resigned this land
1851 assigned and occupied Lot P17 North Fremantle.SROWA Cons 36 Volume 334 Folio 41-3 – Series of letter regarding Sarah O’Conner the wife of Pensioner John O’Conner and his grant of land at North Fremantle. John deserted the EF and went to the Eastern States in an effort to obtain work leaving his wife Sarah and their children living at North Fremantle. In due course Lt Col Bruce advised her she would have to leave the village, she wrote to him and said that in the 3 years they had occupied the cottage they had made changes amounting to £42/12/10 and requested to be reimbursed for the said amount. The Governor (Hampton) said as her husband had violated the condition under which he had obtained the cottage she was not entitled to receive any money outlaid.
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
23rd January 1854 left Western Australia without transfer unknown ship and without family
1st April 1854 pension paid in Melbourne until at least 1875
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known: death in 1875 or later and possibly in Melbourne Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWife Sarah and 3 children left Western Australia on 1st November 1855 per Vivid for Adelaide. May have rejoined husband John O’Connor in Melbourne Victoria although no further details are currently known.