ROURKE – James 27th Regiment

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James Rourke – WA Quarter Sessions – February 2010 EPG Gazette

Claremont Pensioner Guard Village October 2010 and July 2011 EPG Gazette

27th Regiment Inniskilling Crest

South Africa Medal

NameROURKE – James
Regiment (s)27th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 266
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
18 May 1826 / 16 years /  Cavan Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5 in
Fresh  / Grey / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 4 years 335 days
Cape of Good Hope – 12 years 230 days
Length of Service21 years 19 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13 June 1848 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSouth Africa Medal (Kaffir Campaign) 1834-1853
Intended Residence at
Ashton under Lyne Manchester England
Pension Districts1848 1st Manchester District
1848 2nd West London District
1850 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d 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 Birthc1809 Drumlane Killishander Cavan 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMargaret B c1837 unknown location
M HANNON George 4th October 1852 Fremantle Western Australia
James B c1848 unknown location
D Not yet known
Thomas B Not yet known
D Not yet known
Mary Jane B 1851 Fremantle Western Australia
D Not yet known
Unknown Child
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
1850 assigned Lots P15 and P17 at Freshwater Bay – Resigned them
Occupation after
Convict Establishment in several capacities
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14th June 1850
Departure from Western
20th October 1852 arrived in Adelaide alone (as Rooke) per Merope
1st November 1855 wife and 3 children left Western Australia per Vivid
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known: not established whether remained (beyond October 1852) in South Australia or elsewhere
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1852 convicted of stealing and pension suspended
1854 Refused restoration of pension by War Office
1855 Not known whether wife and three children rejoined James Rourke in Adelaide South Australia