POWER – John HEIC 2nd Bombay European Regiment

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EAST INDIA COMPANY

NamePOWER – John
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 2nd Bombay European Regiment
Regiment Number (s) Discharge Number 198
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
27th January 1842 / 20 Years / O’Briens Bridge Clare Ireland
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6¼ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEmbarked 20 June 1842 per “Harmony” for India
Departed India 1861 per “Assaye” for UK
Length of Service22 years 6 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 1st September 1861 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Ennis Ireland
Pension Districts1861 Ennis
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-c1881 Western Australia
c 1881-1888 South Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birth1821 Ennistymon Clare 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
BURNS Mary
c1838 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage17th March 1862 Kilfenora Clare Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJane Bridget B 14th February 1863 at Sea
M AUSTIN Joseph 23rd August 1884 North Adelaide South Australia
D 4th May 1927 Adelaide South Australia
Mary B 1866 Western Australia
M SOLLY Robert George 14th August 1888 North Adelaide South Australia
D 14th March 1923 Bowden South Australia
Land Grants Western
Australia
Title Application 6th April 1881 Title 5/1108 Perth Lot Y124 On the corner of Hardinge and Fitzgerald Streets
3 roods
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesSouth Australia Register Saturday 7th July 1888 – page 6
Evening Journal Adelaide Saturday 7th July 1888 – page 5
Departure from Western
Australia
To South Australia date not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial5th July 1888 10th Street Bowden South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
5th July 1888 10th Street Bowden Hindmarsh South Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to ‘Time Expired’.
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman considered John Power’s during the voyage as Very Good despite having his liquor stopped for 2 days for not clearing the mess table. Mrs Power also got a Very Good rating. Daughter (Jane) Bridget was born on the last day of the voyage 14th February at 12 am.
1863 Nominated sister-in-law Kate BURNS aged 20 years of Kilfinora (sic) County Clare as Government Immigrant 1863.
John Power of the EIC was on the reserve list for the Enrolled Guard November 1880.
SROWA Cons 36 CSR Vol 805 folio 3 11th February 1875 qualified for grant of £15.
John and Mary died together from suffocation when a fire was lit in their bedroom for warmth at night and there was insufficient ventilation.