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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-June Quarter New South Wales
1857- 1864 Tasmania
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 yet known
Children by 1st WifeMary Ann Stanford birth unknown
M McNAMARA all unknown (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 InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 James Stafford (sic) 30 Private 96th Foot location Sydney NSW
Discharge due to rheumatism
James Stanford was treated for a scold during the voyage of the Mermaid.24th 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.