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TOOHEY / TOOKEY – Michael HEIC 2nd Bengal European Regiment

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HEIC – Painting of
Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
Worked York – pictured is the Convict Depot now Residency Museum
Name TOOHEY / TOOKEY – Michael
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 2nd Bengal European Regiment
Regiment Number (s) Discharge Number – 136
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
8th April 1841 / 20 years / Ennis Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9 In
Fair / Grey  / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC 25th August 1841 Embarked England per “Scotia” for India
Length of Service14 years 1 month
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th June 1856 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Ennis Ireland
Pension Districts1856 Ennis
1862 Bermuda (in transit)
1863-1867 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
30th October 1862 Gravesend England (via Bermuda)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERCHANTMAN 15th February 1863
Date/Place of Birth1821 Duncliff Clare Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsEllen/Eleanor B 1842
M GROVES Thomas 28th July 1867 Newcastle (Toodyay) WA NB this date is 3 months previous to Michael’s death
D 1st March 1922 Moora WA
Catherine B 1844
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Possible Eliza Toohey nee BRYAN who married EPG John Hyland
c1834 Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNone
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge was due to Michael being worn out.
The Surgeon Superintendent of the Merchantman rated Michael Toohey’s conduct as Indifferent having been guilty of three offensives namely disobedience of orders, neglecting to clear mess table and absent from drawing rations for which he lost his liquor ration for 1, 2 and 7 days as well as spending 2 days in the cell. Mrs Toohey’s conduct was Very Good; she also received medical treatment during the voyage. No children accompanied them.
Michael nominated Ellen/Eleanor and Catherine Tuohy as immigrants and they arrived on the Robert Morrison in 1866