TUNNEY – John 80th Regiment

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NameTUNNEY – John
Regiment (s)80th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 657
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
5th May 1827 / 17 years / Stockport Chesire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Brown / Slightly grey / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 7 years 4 months
East Indies – 4 years 11 months
Length of Service22 years 53 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 23rd July 1850 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsSutlej Medal with Moodkee Ferozeshuhur and Sobraon clasps
Intended Residence at
Stockport Chesire
Pension Districts1850 Stockport
1851 Maryborough
1853-1893 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/9 per diem
1873 Increased to 2/0d per diem for 20 years service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birth1810 Ballina Mayo Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known (R.C.)
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1819 Castlemarket Kilkenny Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage8th August 1842 St Paul’s Church Sydney New South Wales Australia
Children by 1st WifeJohn B 1843 Sydney New South Wales
M ADAMS Susanna (Daughter of George Adams of Melbourne) in Albany (unknown date)
D 1897 Not yet known
Mary Ann B 1844 India
D 1845 India
James B 1847 India
M GUINAN Mary 10th October 1869
D 1927 Western Australia
Robert B 1849 India
M COOPER Mary (Nannah) Ann 1876 Albany Western Australia
D 1910 Western Australia
Catherine B 1852 Ireland
M LARSEN Henri 1872 Albany Western Australia
D 1928 Muradup Western Australia
Edward B 1854 Albany Western Australia
M MANNING Inez Amelia Albany Western Australia
D 1889 Western Australia
Thomas B 1857 Albany Western Australia
D 1868 Albany Western Australia
Mary Elizabeth B 1859 Albany Western Australia
Teacher before entering Convent of Mercy Victoria Square Perth Western Australia on 8th December 1884: Religious name – Sister Mary Delores
D 10th February 1924 Cottesloe Beach Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
McCARTHY Michael
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Albany Sub Lot P9
3 acres
Occupation after
1873 employed as Special Constable in charge of Convict Commissariat at Albany
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial18th February 1893 “Gracefield” near Cranbrook Western Australia
Albany Pioneer Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
17th February 1878
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationTunney and family members made significant contributions to Western Australian society and the economy.

Purchased land in Albany in 1863 and 1881
1881 applied for Title of Albany Sub P8 3 acres at £4/10/0 for his sons
Albany Sub P10 of 3 acres purchased at £4/10/0