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RICKEY – Walter 63rd Regiment

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63rd Regiment Shoulder Belt Plate
Wooden Headstone at York Residency Museum
NameRICKEY – Walter
Regiment (s)63rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 659
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th September 1827 / 18 years / Cootehill  Cavan  Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Sallow / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 5 years
East Indies – 13 Years
Length of Service20 years 332 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 8th August 1848 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Cootehill Ireland
Pension Districts1848 Cavan
1853 Tilbury Fort
1855-1875 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th April 1853 London England via Cork and Rio de Janeieo
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL  18th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1809 Knackbride Parish  Cootehill  Cavan  Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
RICKEY  Walter  (senior)
B1763 Clones Parish  Monaghan  Ireland
He joined Army and later became a military pensioner, retiring to a farm in Kilridd Townland, near Clones
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Jane (tentative)
Not yet known
SiblingsJoseph B c1794 Clones Ireland
D 23rd January 1858  Cavan Ireland
Jeremiah B Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
c1830 in Drumgoon Parish Cavan Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage11th April 1849 Church of Ireland, Dernakesh Townland, Cootehill Ireland
Children by 1st WifeAnna Maria B 5th December 1850 Dernakesh Townland near Cootehill (tentative)
Drumgoon Parish Cavan Ireland
M 1st THOMAS Henry 4th September 1868 York Western Australia
M 2nd WEDGEWOOD William 16th December 1874 York Western Australia
M 3rd LAWRENCE Horace “Horrie” York Western Australia 1928 (Possibly William AR Lawrence )
D 1st November 1937 York Western Australia
bur York Cemetery
Mary Jane B 9th May 1853 on board ROBERT SMALL
M 1st STEVENS John 25th January 1869 York Western Australia
M 2nd JENKINS Robert Henry 1903 Western Australia
D 9th May 1915 Subiaco Western Australia
Bur Fremantle Cemetery
Walter B 1855 York, Western Australia
D 1874 bur York Western AustraliaJoseph George B 3rd April 1857 York Western Australia
M MacKAY Sarah 29th November 1886 Holy Trinity Anglican Church York Western Australia
D 22nd November 1909
bur 25th November 1909 Northam Western Australia
Alexander B 1859 York Western Australia
D 1860 York Western Australia
John William B 1860 York Western Australia
M MacKAY Margaret 19th January 1882 York Western Australia
D 17th October 1914 in hospital York Western Australia
bur 18th October 1914 York Western Australia
Margaret B 1862
Phoebe B 1865 York Western Australia
M STONE James George 10th June 1889 York Western Australia
D 20th April 1938 York Western Australia
bur  22nd April 1938 York Western Australia
Susan B 23rd April 1867 York Western Australia
M MURRAY William 12th June 1889 Anglican Church York Western Australia
D 14th March 1953 East Fremantle Western Australia
bur 16th March 1953 Congregational Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
Emily Elizabeth B 1870 York Western Australia
M JOHNSON William 11th April 1888 York Western Australia
D 10th April 1934 York Western Australia
bur April 1934 York Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
York Lot P8 – 4-0-0 acres
Assigned 31st December 1857
Title Application 7th July 1862
Title Deed 1882
Purchased York Lot 272
5-2-36 acres for £ 5-14-6 25th January 1861
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe West Australian Friday 19th March 1886 page 2 Regarding P8 allotment
Eastern Districts Chronicle Saturday 21st April 1888 page 7 Sale of P8 Poole Street York
Eastern Districts Chronicle Friday 26 January 1917 page 3 Death of Maria Hancock formerly Rickey
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial28th April 1875 York Western Australia
Old Pioneers’ Cemetery York
Date/Place of Death/Burial
22 January 1917 York Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 659 63rd foot location Moulmein
Discharge: Health quite broken down
In 1853 Maria Rickey signed a letter of thanks to the Surgeon Superintendent Dr. Morris of the Robert Small
Subscriber to the Pensioners Benevolent Society
Maria’s obituary said her father was colour and pay sergeant Joseph Kennedy
When Maria died it was as Maria Hancock but no marriage has been found on the WA BMDs. The Bi-Centennial dictionary said Thomas Hancock Married Maria Hickey (sic) daughter of Joseph Kennedy 5 October 1875 York C of E Obituary coy about her second husband.
The Bicentennial Dictionary thinks he was an expiree. His death is also unknown.