TANSEY – Patrick 73rd Regiment

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73rd Regiment Colours

NameTANSEY – Patrick
Regiment (s)73rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 539
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th April 1826 / 19 years / Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8¼ in
Fair / Grey / Grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 9 years  4 months
North America – 3 years  1 month
Length of Service15 Years  199 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 26th August 1842 / Fort Pitt near Chatham  Kent  England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Ballymahon  Longford  Ireland
Pension Districts1842 Athlone
1851-1871 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d 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 Birth1807 Schule Longford  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
UNKNOWN Roseanna / Rosa
B  1808 (deduced)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJohn bap  20th November 1844 Schule  Ballymahon  Longford  Ireland
M FINN Julia 1879 Fremantle  Western Australia
Margaret  B 1845 Not yet known
(A Miss Margaret Mary TANSEY died at Kalgoorlie on 1st June 1921 aged 60 making her Date of Birth 1861.)
Timothy bap  4th April 1848 Schule Ballymahon Longford Ireland
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
1st September 1851 North Fremantle  lot P15
1 acre 10 perches
Occupation after
None known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Herald  Fremantle 17th April 1869  page 3 – Patrick Tansey   drunk and incapable
The Herald  21st January 1871 page 3 – Patrick  driving without reins
West Australian Times  27th October 1873 – page 3 – Timothy Tansey  from the Canning   drunk
The Daily News  Perth 5th June 1883 –  page 3 – John  drunk
Kalgoorlie Miner  Western Australia  Wednesday 1st June 1921 – page 4 – Margaret funeral
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd January 1871 Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1858  Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationLost of sight in right eye and impaired vision in left due to ophthalmia

SROWA  – Document signed undertaking not to fight under pain of banishment from Village.  We the undersigned Michael CARROLL and Patrick TANSEY  fully understand that if our wives are again drunk they will be sent out of the military Village of North Fremantle for good. Signed Michael CARROLL, Bridget CARROLL, Patrick TANSEY, Rose TANSEY
1st September 1851 – in Return for Pensioner’s village North Fremantle, 1 man 1 woman and 3 children all Roman Catholic
Another two children were bap with the parents Patrick TANSEY/TANZEY and Rose QUIN (sic)
John TANSEY  bap 18th July 1827 at Wexford Ireland
Patrick TANZEY  (sic)  bap 13th October 1828 at Charleville Limerick  Ireland
Whether these were children of Pensioner TANSEY yet to be confirmed.