SHINNERS aka GLEESON – Daniel HEIC 1st European Fusiliers

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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
c1839 / 20 years / Not yet known
Description – Height
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC
Length of Service15 years 8 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 30th July 1854 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
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 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
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann B 1859 Fremantle Western Australia
M FORD Samuel James 1878 Albany Western Australia
D 1916 Plantagenet Western Australia
James Joseph B 1861 Fremantle Western Australia
D 13th December 1944 Victoria Park Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
John Gleeson B 1864 Kojonup Western Australia
Daniel Gleeson B 1866 Kojonup 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 WifeNot yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 2nd HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Kojonup Lot P10
10 acres
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 29th January 1864 – Greenough Fire Fund
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1877 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1878 marriage to FORD Samuel James may be to either Mother or Daughter.  Further research required

This man used both SHINNERS and GLEESON throughout his life.  Born as GLEESON and gradually returned to using GLEESON when children born.  Encouraged later family to revert to using GLEESON.  SHINNERS was name of his step-father.