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40th Somersetshire Regiment
Gwalior Star 1843 [Maharajpoor]
Lived Greenough – pictured is Clinch’s Mill
NameSTONE – James
Regiment (s)40th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 988
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
25th November 1836 / 21 years / Kilkenny Kilkenny Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Sallow / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 3 years 3 months
Scinde Baloochistan and Afghanistan – 3 years 11 months
Length of Service9 years 32 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th December 1845 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign Medals2nd Afghan Campaign Medal Inscribed “Candahar” “Ghunzee” “Cabool” “1842”
Bronze Star for Maharajpur
Intended Residence at
Buncrana Donegal Ireland
Pension Districts1845 Londonderry
1856-1887 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
1874 increased to 1/3d per diem for service to the Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th January 1856 Plymouth Devon England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM HAMMOND 29th March 1856
Date/Place of Birth1815 St Patricks Dublin 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
DOHERTY Ann Dorothy (see further information below)
B Donegal Ireland     –     James wife Ann Doherty is the name on the England & Wales birth certificate for son James and in the WA birth register index for her children Jane Ann, Catherine and John; Anna Dogherty is the name listed in the baptismal records for Jane Ann, Catherine and John, though the register is in Latin. Ann Dorethy is the name in the death register index record for son James’ death, which may have been a transcription error. Ann Stone is the name in the death registration index and cemetery record. Anne Stone is the name in the Probate record. In the probate records there is a note from the lawyer certifying that the Ann Stone in the Death certificate was the same Anne Stone who had written the will. The birth certificate for son James also spells her former married name as Odonnel. Year of birth, 1824, estimated from age at death. A birth record has not been identified. From her death certificate she was born and married in Donegal so it is assumed she was born in or near Buncrana where son Patrick was born. Ann O’Donnell, widow, maiden name Doherty married James Stone. The first marriage record and husband has not been identified and it is not known how James and Ann met. Son Patrick was born in Buncrana, Donegal, in March 1854 so it is assumed they married before then.
Date/Place of Marriagec1853 Donegal Ireland
Children by 1st WifePatrick B 14th March 1854 Buncrana Donegal Ireland
M ROE Ellen (Helen) Emery February 1880 St Peter’s Chapel Bootenal Greenough Western Australia, she was the daughter of convict James Elphinstone Roe
D 23rd December 1926 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Eastern Road Cemetery Geraldton Western Australia
James B 25th July 1855 Princetown Devon England
M HOGAN Catherine 24th July 1882 Geraldton (RC) WA daughter of EPG Patrick Hogan
D 16th October 1900 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Urch Street Cemetery now Apex Park Geraldton Western Australia
Catherine (Twin) B 10th September 1857 Fremantle Western Australia
M BUCKLEY Daniel 22nd August 1877 Bootenal Greenough Western Australia son of EPG Jeremiah Buckley
D 27th December 1923 East Perth WA
Bur Karrakatta Cemetery RC
Jane Ann (Twin) B 10th September 1857 Fremantle Western Australia
M BUCKLEY John 1877 Greenough Western Australia son of EPG Jeremiah Buckley
D 30th September 1932 Greenough Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Bridget B 1860 Fremantle Western Australia
M BAKER George 1891 Greenough Western Australia
D 7th January 1932 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Utakarra Cemetery Geraldton Western Australia
John B 30th June 1863 Greenough Western Australia
M O’CONNOR Bridget Mary 1895 Yilgarn Western Australia
D 9th January 1910 Greenough Western Australia
bur Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
DOHERTY Cornelius
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Greenough P27 & P28 both of 16 acres 2 roods 2 perches
Title deeds 1/22 & 1/55
Occupation after
Small farmer
Newspaper ArticlesVictorian Express – Geraldton, 25 Jun 1887 Page 4

Geraldton Advertise Friday 19th October 1900 page 2 Obit James
Geraldton Express Monday 10th January 1910 page 3 obituary John
Western Mail Thursday 30th December 1926 page 36 Obit Patrick
Geraldton Guardian and Express Tuesday 4 October 1932 page 2 Obit Jane Ann Buckley

Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial12th January 1887 Bootenal Greenough Western Australia
Greenough Cemetery Western Australia. Note the headstone at this cemetery incorrectly records his death date as 12 Jan 1899. See above newspaper article dated 25 January 1887.
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd February 1901 Greenough Western Australia
Roman Catholic Section Greenough Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWAConsignment 3403 Item 1887/832
James Stone made his will on 9 November 1886 whereby after payment of all his just debts he left all his real and personal property to his wife Ann otherwide Dougharty and to his son John and daughter Bridget the following shares and proportions:
Wife and daughter shall inherit three fifths and son John two fifths of his property except his Geraldton Town lot which was bequeathed exclusively to his wife and daughter. He appointed his sons John and Patrick as executors. On the same day he added a codicil which directed his wife, his son John and daughter Bridget to give and deliver to his son James Stone 200 sheep within 4 years dating from the day of his death and likewise to his son Patrick 2 years after the day of delivery of the first mentioned number of sheep.
He also made arrangements for masses to be said for the repose of his soul.
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 James Stone 988 Private 40th Foot Location Quettah Bombay
Discharge due to a gunshot wound through the left thigh 29 December 1843 at the battle of Maharajpore
In 1865 James employed a ticket of leave convict in grubbing sandalwood.
James STONE’s daughters Jane Ann and Catherine (twins) married sons of fellow Pensioner Guard Jeremiah BUCKLEY; His son James married the daughter of fellow Pensioner Guard Patrick HOGAN