SHERIDAN – Bernard 34th and 47th Regiment

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NameSHERIDAN – Bernard
Regiment (s)34th and 47th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 948 / 949
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th October 1831 / 18 years / place not shown on attestation documents (WO97)
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6¼ in
Fresh / Hazel / Sandy / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 6 years 5 months
West Indies – 5 months
Length of Service21 years 241 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 27th June 1853 / Limerick Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Galway Ireland
Pension Districts1853 Galway
1855 Limerick
1857 Plymouth
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd July 1857
Date/Place of BirthDecember 1813 Ballinrobe Mayo Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
SHERIDAN Bernard
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
O’REILLY Mary
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsMary B 13th April 1812 Ballinakill Galway Ireland
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
FENTON Mary
B c1820 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriagec1847 Cork Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohn B 1848 England
M HOUGHTON Ellen Elizabeth 20th April 1876 West Terrace Adelaide South Australia
D 17th December 1940 Kingscote South Australia
James B 3rd November 1850 Buttevant Cork Ireland
M WOODS Sarah 24th November 1874 location not yet known
D 18th January 1920 Fremantle Western Australia
Bernard
B 1853 United Kingdom
D 1907 Broad Arrow Western Australia (tentative)
Stephen
B c 1854 United Kingdom (tentative)
M HUNT Margaret unknown date New Norcia Western Australia
D Not yet known
Kate B 1855 United Kingdom (tentative)
M Not yet known
D Not yet known
Peter B 22nd December 1857 Fremantle Western Australia
bap 25th December 1857
M Not yet known
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
2nd Husband of WifeDe facto relationship with DART Joseph, expiree, while separated from Bernard Sheridan
Date/Place of MarriageNo marriage occurred
Children by 2nd HusbandFour children, names not yet known, from de facto relationship with Joseph Dart (1 son and 3 daughters) all born in Perth Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arriva
Worked as saddler and farmer in Greenough area
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and West Australian Times 29th June 1866 pages 2-3
Commercial and Trades Directory South Australia 1882 page 349
West Australian Thursday 10th September 1836 page 9
The Advertiser (Adelaide) Wednesday 18th December 1940 page 16
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd December 1883 Rottnest Island Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
23rd June 1866 Perth Western Australia: Joseph Dart, de facto, convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 3 years prison for Mary Sheridan’s death
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationOldest son, John Sheridan, moved to South Australia in 1872. A master mariner, in fishing and general trade, he took up a lease on Kangaroo Island (around 1900 and then lived at Glanville Adelaide South Australia