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17th Lancers

Class of 1853 – EPFs Who became Constables – by Peter Conole and Jean McDonald – April 2013 EPG Gazette

NameTHROSSELL – Michael
Regiment (s)17th Dragoons / Lancers
Regiment Number (s) 301
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
29th November 1827 / 18 years / Hounslow Middlesex England
Description – Height
 5 Ft 10 ½ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNone
Length of Service8 years 318 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 12 October 1836 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Pension Districts1836 Drogheda
1845 Cambridge
1846 Northampton
1850-1855 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birth3rd April 1809 Titchmarsh Northamptonshire England
Date/Place of Baptism21st May 1809 St Mary the Virgin Northampton England (C of E)
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
7th March 1791 Titchmarsh Northamptonshire England
SiblingsJohn Bp 26th February 1792 Titchmarsh Northampton England
Sophia Bp 3rd April 1801 Titchmarsh Northanpton England
Ursula Bp 20th February 1803 Titchmarsh Northampton England
Anne Bp 19th May 1807 Titchmarsh Northampton England
Mary Ann Bp 29th December 1811 Titchmarsh Northampton England
George Bp 7th November 1813 Titchmarsh Northampton England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Date/Place of Marriage1832 Cloyne Co Cork Ireland
Children by 1st WifeThomas B 1835
D 16th January 1904 Wagga Wagga New South Wales
George B 23rd May 1840 Fermoy Ireland
M MORRELL Anne 6th June 1861 Perth Western Australia
D 30th August 1910 Northam Western Australia
Charles B c1844 Ireland Not found any reference to this child except departure on the Vivid 1/11/1855
D Not yet known
John William B 3rd Qtr 1848 Thrapston Northamptonshire England
D 3rd Qtr 1848 Thrapston Northampton England
Mary Jane B 5th September 1850 Fremantle Western Australia
M RANFORD Henry Howard 17th August 1869 Port Adelaide South Australia
D 14th December 1919 Marrickville New South Wales Australia
Buried Rookwood Cemetery
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
Occupation after
1st August 1850 gate keeper Convict Establishment resigned 20th January 1853
16th January 1853 Police Sergeant then Inspector
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14th June 1850
South Australian Register Tuesday 24th August 1869 page 2 Marriage of Mary Jane
Wagga Wagga Advertiser (NSW) Saturday 16th January 1904 page 2 Death of Thomas
The Beverley Times Saturday 3rd September 1910 page 5 Short Obituary George Throssell (Many articles extolled his virtues at length)
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial27th April 1855 Perth Western Australia
28th April 1855 Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd October 1854 Perth Western Australia
3rd October 1854 Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarged through being injured by a horse falling on him and the metatarsal bones in his left foot damaged
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation:
Lance Corporal Michael Throssell, agricultural steward, 6d, 1st February, married 3 children
Burial gives name as John Michael THROSSELL
After the death of their parents the children moved in different directions May Jane being only 5 years of age went to Adelaide and was adopted by her uncle Mr Robert Cottrell, Thomas went to New South Wales, and a Charles Throssell to Adelaide, only George remained in the State.
Of all the children of pensioners George THROSSEL was arguably the most successful. After his father’s premature death he started working life for businessmen Padbury and Fermander before became a very influential shop owner in Northam. After entering politics he was the Commissioner for Lands in the Forrest government before becoming premier for a short period following the death of Lord Forrest. He was the father of Hugo THROSSELL winner of Victoria Cross World War 1. Their Australian Dictionary of Biography entries are linked to this page.