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SHEIL / SHIEL – Michael 61st Regiment

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61st South Gloucestershire Regiment
NameSHEIL / SHIEL – Michael
Regiment (s)61st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 550
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1st January 1827 / 20 years / Athlone Westmeath Ireland.
Description – Height
5 Ft 10½ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCeylon – 11 years 4 months
Length of Service21 years 263 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th October 1848 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1848 Chatham
1849 Limerick
1853 Tilbury Fort
1853-1854 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th May 1853 Tilbury England via Dublin
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Kilton Roscommon 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
HANNAN Margaret
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage9th June 1844 Killaloe Clare Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohn bap 2nd July 1845 St Patrick’s Cork City Cork Ireland
M HUSTON Ellen (Daughter of EPG Arthur) 18th January 1874 Port Adelaide South Australia
D 17th December 1902 Port Adelaide South Australia
Thomas Patrick Charles (possibly adopted) B c1846 St Mary’s Barracks Chatham Kent England
M 1st CLARKE Helen 8th May 1870 St Lawrence North Adelaide South Australia
M 2nd DANCEY Maggie 19th November 1895 Holy Cross Church Goodwood South Australia
D 17th August 1923 Port Adelaide South Australia
Mary Ann B 1848 Kent England
M RUSSELL Thomas 25th December 1872 St Patrick’s Presbytery Adelaide South Australia
D Not yet known
Michael bap 19th October 1851 Killaloe Clare Ireland
M CLANCY Catherine 1st October 1874 Yatala Adelaide South Australia
D 3rd October 1917 Port Adelaide South Australia
bur Cheltenham Cemetery South Australia
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Advertiser Tuesday 2nd October 1917 page 4 Account of death of son Michael Shiel
Port Adelaide News Friday 24th August 1923 page 6 Obituary Thomas Shiels (sic)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial16th or 19th February 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
bur 16th (sic) February at St Patrick’s Cemetery Skinner Street Fremantle Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationJune 26th 1853 while onboard the Phoebe Dunbar Michael Shiel age 1 year 8 months was treated for convulsions and on July 27th Mary Shiel age 5 years 6 months also received treatment this time for pertussis both were discharged well.