SHERIDAN – Bernard 34th and 47th Regiment

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34th Regiment Cumberland Colours

47th Regiment Badge

Died Rottnest – pictured Colonial Buildings

Captain John Sheridan – Bernard’s son – The West Australian 10 September 1936

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)
Description – Height
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
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
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsMary B 13th April 1812 Ballinakill Galway Ireland
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B c1820 Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage2nd November 1847 Charleville Cork Ireland – marriage recorded as Richard SHERIDAN
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 20 December 1925, Carriewerloo Station via Port Augusta, South Australia, Buried Port Augusta cemetery
Stephen B c1854 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
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 HusbandJoseph B 1865 Western Australia
D 1867 Western Australia
Three children, names not yet known, from de facto relationship with Joseph Dart 3 daughters all born in Perth Western Australia
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
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
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial22nd December 1883 Rottnest Island Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
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