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TRAYHOURN / TRAYHORNE – Richard 96th Regiment

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96th Regiment 1875

Class of 1851 – EPFs Who became Constables – by Peter Conole and Jean McDonald – July 2012 EPG Gazette

Trayhorn News Articles

Regiment (s)96th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 35
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th February 1824 / 17 years /Bristol Gloucester England
Description – Height
5 Ft 5½ in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationBermuda – 3 years
Nova Scotia – 8 years
Australia – 5 years
Length of Service23 years 39 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 14th March 1848 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Thornbury near Bristol England
Pension Districts1848 Bristol England
1850-1871 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd July 1850 Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
HASHEMY 25th October 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Thornbury Bristol England
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
c1810 England
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeMary Jane B c1834 [The regiment was in Halifax at that time]
M RANDALL John Fletcher 1851 Perth Western Australia
D Not yet known
Susan B 1835 Not yet known [The regiment returned to Britain from Halifax 1835]
M RUMMER William Alexander 1852 Western Australia
D 8th December 1910 Fremantle Western Australia
Buried Fremantle Cemetery
Esther Rose (Rosanna) B c1840 Chatham Kent
Bp 25th October 1840 Chatham Kent (Treyhorn)
M MOULTON Abraham Walter 1858 Guildford Western Australia
D 24th May 1886 Bridgetown WA
Emma B c1843 Not yet known [regiment in Australia]
M BARRETT Joseph S 1863 Perth Western Australia
D Not yet known
Cecilia B 17th January 1843 Port Arthur Van Diemen’s Land
Bp 29th January 1843 Port Arthur VDL attachment
M CHIPPER George Frederick Whidby 1867 Western Australia
D 30th September 1926 Walliston WA
Bur Karrakatta cemetery WA
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage3rd June 1858 Roman Catholic Church Perth
2nd July 1858 Perth Western Australia (Anglican)
Children by 2nd WifeNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Granted Perth Lot Y109 of 3 roods
Title Application 18th May 1861 Title 1810
Occupation after
Warder, Policeman appointed 16th August 1851-1853
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of Political and News WA – Shipping Intelligence 1st November 1850 – page 2 – List of Pensioners named
The Perth Gazette and West Australian Times 15th December 1871 – page 2 Death Notice Richard Trayhorn (sic)
The West Australian Thursday 3rd June 1886 page 3 death Esther Moulton
The West Australian Tuesday 13th December 1910 page 6 Obituary Susan Rummer
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial15th December 1871 Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Wife
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index 1841 – Richard Trayhurn (sic) 35 Private 96th Depot Chatham
Discharge due to age and infirmity.
In the 1841 Census [HO7/487/14/25/18
Chatham Barracks Medway Kent England] Richard is a soldier living at the Chatham barracks with his wife Susanna both are aged c25. Richard is recorded as not living in the county while Susannah was born in Ireland. Also with the parents are the children Mary J aged 7, Susan age 6 both of whom were not born in the county but Esther age 1 was. See baptism
(The wife’s name as Susannah seems to be a mistake as elsewhere she is recorded as Rose Ann)WO 97 Inquiry held 12th April 1847 at Hobart town. The regiment was under orders to proceed to India it was felt that Richard should be returned to UK as he would not be suitable for the conditions endured by a soldier in IndiaEsther age 10, Cecilia age 6 and Emma age 5, all received medical treatment aboard the Hashemy. Esther and Cecilia for rubella, Emma for diarrhoea.1858 Richard Trayhorne was one of the pensioners who had their cottage built under a scheme authorised by Staff Officer Bruce where by the amount available to pensioners was not enough to cover the cost of the cottage (£47) and they agreed to pay 1/- per day towards the extra expense, however from 1st August to 31st January Richard Trayhorne paid at the rate of 2/- per day.

1862 Richard Trayhorne nominated his step son Patrick … age 15 living Athlone workhouse for an assisted immigrant. (AJCP Reel 1630 piece 123 page 377 The name is possibly Rowland)

Esther’s daughter May Moulton married John McKernan son of pensioner McKernan 1889 at Bridgetown WA

Postings of the regiment:
Halifax 1824-1825
Bermuda 1815-1828
Halifax 1828-1835
1835-1840 Home
1840/1 Convict ship to NSW & Tasmania
1843 detachment to NZ
1849 posted to India from Australia
It looks as if the children born prior to 1840 born Halifax. Could not find any Anglican records for Halifax
And after 1840 in NSW or Tasmania