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SHINNERS aka GLEESON – Daniel HEIC 1st European Fusiliers

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
Land Grant
Land Grant Letter
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 1st European Fusiliers
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 358
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
4 May 1837 / 20 years /Templemore Tipperary Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC
To India 26 June 1837 per Repulse
Returned to London August 1854
Length of Service15 years 8 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 30th July 1854 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsPossibly Sutlej
Intended Residence at
Templemore Ireland
Pension Districts1854 Kilkenny
1856 Birr
1858-1877 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th March 1858 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
LORD RAGLAN 1st June 1858
Date/Place of Birthc1818 Mullingar Westmeath 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
RYAN Mary Agnes
1834 (deduced)
Date/Place of Marriage11 January 1855 Templemore Tipperary Ireland – to Daniel Shinners Gleeson
Children by 1st WifeJohanna GLEESON b 1855
Bp 7 November 1855 Templemore Tipperary, Ireland
Michael GLEESON B c1857
Bp 10 January 1857 Nenagh, Tipperary Ireland
Mary Ann B 19th October 1859 Fremantle WA
M COCHRANE William 27th June 1885
D 3 August 1934 Subiaco Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta cemetery RC
Michael William b 19 October 1859
James Joseph B 22 November 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
D 13th December 1944 Victoria Park Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
John Thomas Gleeson B 27 February 1864 Kojonup Western Australia
D 1900 Drowned at sea Hawkes Bay NSW
Daniel Matthew Gleeson b 1866 Kojonup WA
M BURTON Jane de Grey, Roebourne WA 1888, D 16 June 1929
D 17 June 1964 aged 98, East Fremantle Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery RC
Catherine Elizabeth B 31 July 1868
M ARMSTRONG Joseph Edward 1889
D 22 April 1909 Leederville Western Australia
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery RC
Margaret Gertrude b 17 November 1870
M DONOVAN William Alexander 3 December 1888 Karridale
D 23 May 1932 Busselton Western Australia
Bur Old Busselton Cemetery Western Australia
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 WifeFORD Samuel James
Date/Place of Marriage1878 Albany Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandFORD Samuel James b Albany 1876
Killed in action WW1 Chester Ridge Gallipoli Peninsular
15 October 1915 three days after joining the 28th Battalion.
He enlisted as Samuel James Gleeson N of K mother Mrs Mary Murray
Land Grants Western
Kojonup Lot P10 – 10 acres
Assigned 25 August 1875 Title Deed 3/600
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 29th January 1864 – Greenough Fire Fund
The Daily News Friday 4th January 1889 page 3 Marriage of Margaret Gleeson
The West Australian Wednesday 25 July 1900 page 5 Death by drowning of John Gleeson
The West Australian Monday 26 April 1909 page 4 Obituary of Catherine Armstrong
Daily News Tuesday 16 November 1915 page 6 Obituary of James Albert Murray where it says he married the widow of Daniel Gleeson
The South-Western Times (Busselton, WA: 1903-1949) Friday 2 July 1926 page 2 Death of Mary Agnes Murray
The South-Western Times Friday 27 May 1932 page 4 Death of Margaret Donovan
The Sunday Times Sunday 12 August 1934 page 8 Obituary of Mary Ann Cochrane
The West Australian Friday 29 December 1944 page 1 Death notice James Gleeson
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial8 August 1877 Western Australia
Bur East Perth Cemetery WA
Date/Place of Death/Burial
26 June 1926 Busselton Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to hepatitis and an enlarged liver – he died from an abscess on the liver
Lt Col Harvest Commandant wrote to His Excellency the Governor on 17 August 1874 regarding the family of Daniel Shinners late of the East India Company @9d per day who died in the hospital of a liver complaint. He had been living at the Mt Eliza Barracks with 6 of his children as he had left his wife in Kojonup and she had run off with ‘a low ticket-of-leave man names Ford’ and was living with him in Albany. His cottage and land at Kojonup had been made over to Mr HS Parker in payment of debts. His eldest child Michael was employed sheep herding up the country the second son James is apprenticed to Mr Randall. He recommended the third son John Thomas be employed by the telegraph office saying he had had 2 years at the Roman Catholic school in Perth and 3 years at Kojonup. The eldest daughter could get employment in some family. He recommended that the youngest boy and two youngest girls be admitted to the Roman Catholic orphanage which was done. SROWA Cons 36 Vol 871/127
Kate Shinners aged 9 years 8 months and Margaret Shinners aged 7 years were admitted to the RC Orphanage on 29th September 1877 Kate was sent out to service in Perth on October 1881 and Margaret was sent to her mother in November 1881
According to the Obituary of James Albert Murray he married the widow of Daniel Gleeson – no children