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96th Regiment 1875

NameSTANFORD / STANDFORD / STAMFORD / STAFFORD – James
Regiment (s)96th regiment
Regiment Number (s) 30
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th February 1824 / 21 years / Liverpool Lancashire
Shoemaker
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 6 in
Fresh / Hazel / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationBermuda – 3 years
Nova Scotia – 8 years
Australia – 8 years
Length of Service25 years 22 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 23rd October 1849 / Chatham  England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Liverpool Lancashire England
Pension Districts
1849 Liverpool
1851-1852 Western Australia
1852 Victoria
1855-1857 Tasmania
1857-1863 New South Wales
1864-1867 New Zealand
Pension Paid1/2d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st February 1851 Falmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERMAID 15th May 1851
Date/Place of Birth1803 Athlone Roscommon Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot Applicable
Children by 1st WifeMrs McNamara (Ireland)
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
8th July 1851  Assistant Warder Convict Establishment – unmarried.  Resigned 14th March 1852
Newspaper ArticlesColonial Times (Hobart Tasmania) 22nd January 1857 – “SS Tasmania” Hobart to Sydney – James Stanford
Perth Gazette and West Australian Times  Friday 12th May 1865 – page 2 – passenger departing “Sea Nymph”  for Adelaide STANIFORD (sic)
[NOTE:  this may not have been Pensioner STANFORD as he appears to have been in New Zealand at this time.]
Departure from Western
Australia
9th May 1865 – transferred at own request to Melbourne departed on “Sea Nymph ” for Eastern States.
Returned about a year later and then returned to Melbourne.
Date/Place of Death/Burial17th January 1867 New Zealand
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information24th December 1860 –  Governor Kennedy to the Duke of Newcastle regarding Pensioner James STANFORD of the 96th Regiment who arrived on the Mermaid – In answer to an inquiry by Mrs McNAMARA, his daughter in Ireland.