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WEIR / WIER – William Honourable East India Company

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NameWEIR / WIER – William
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company 1st European Regiment Madras
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 284
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th February 1841 / 18 years / Athlone Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Fresh / Grey / Fair / None
Overseas Service/Duration10th May 1841 Travelled to India on ‘Malcolm’ 1841
Length of Service12 years 11 months The actual time from attestation to discharge is nearer to 17 years. His pension is commiserate with 12 years 11 months service
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 7 July 1858 / India
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Limehouse Liverpool England
Pension Districts1858  East London
1859 – 1860 Tullamore
1861 – 1865 2nd Liverpool
1866 – 1875 Western Australia
Pension PaidLord Clive Military Fund Pension
6d per diem: commenced pension 7th July 1858
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
7th April Portland Dorset England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
BELGRAVIA 4th July 1866
Date/Place of Birth1823 Kilbeggan Westmeath Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
WEIR James
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
CONNOR Catherine (Katy)
1841 Kildare Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageDecember Quarter 1864 Liverpool Lancashire England
Children by 1st WifeMargaret (Twin) B 1865 Quarter 1 Liverpool Lancashire England
D 1865 Quarter 2 Liverpool Workhouse
bur 18th April 1865 Roman Catholic Section Walton Cemetery Liverpool
William (Twin) B 1865 Quarter 1 Liverpool Lancashire England
D March 1866 Liverpool Workhouse
bur 12th March 1866 Roman Catholic Section Walton Cemetery Liverpool
Mary c B 1865 Liverpool England (tentative)
M HARRIS George Moir 11 February 1887 Albany Western Australia
D 15th August 1941 Albany Western Australia
Catherine B 2nd May 1867 Fremantle Western Australia
M TOOVEY Henry Howard 1889 Kojonup Western Australia
D 1st January 1926 Tenterden Western Australia
John (Twin) 4th April 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
D Possibly 21 July 1931 Albany Memorial Park Cemetery
Elizabeth (Twin) 4th April 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
D 19th November 1869 Fremantle Western Australia
Elizabeth B 1871 Kojonup Western Australia
M O’BRIEN Charles Oliver
D Not yet known
Alexander Joseph B 1873 Albany Western Australia
M KELLY Alice C. 1908 Swan District
D 1959 Plantagenet Region Western Australia
Margaret B 1874 Kojonup Western Australia. Did not marry
M WALLACE Henry Perth 1903
D 1st January 1953 Perth Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Theresa Josephine B 1876 Albany Western Australia. Did not marry
D 6th January 1966 Glendalough Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
Agnes Dorothy (Twin) B 1883 Gordon River Western Australia
M BROWN Hamilton 1908 Plantagenet Region Western Australia
D 3rd December 1971 East Coolgardie Western Australia
Buried Karrakatta Cemetery WA
Francis (Twin) B 1883 Gordon River Western Australia Mother Mary Weir
M BOLT Laura 1910 Katanning WA
D Not yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
CONNOR Patrick
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Land Grants Western
22nd April 1880 Title Application Kojonup Location P16 10 acres
3rd November 1883 Title issued
10th May 1871 Application to buy P15 Kojonup at 10/- per acre –opposed by Staff officer as land too poor
Occupation after
Coaching House Keeper, Farmer, Caretaker of Gordon Bridge Police Station
Newspaper ArticlesAlbany Advertiser  Monday 18 August 1941, page 4 death of Margaret Harris
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd January 1905 Perth Road Albany Western Australia
Albany Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
28 July 1923 Government Hospital Albany Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Albany Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateCopy of Will available from Western Australian State Records Office [SRO Cons 3458 1910/179]
Further Information1858 Discharge notes Good Character and reason for discharge is varicose veins on leg

In 1867 William Weir was dismissed from the Force and proceeded to Champion Bay to look for work leaving his wife destitute with 2 young children. The Resident Magistrate suggested a payment of 5/- per week until her husband is in employment However the Colonial Secretary said she could be admitted to the poor house and his pension used to pay for her support – no outdoor relief will be given.

The Birth entry for Francis said his mother was Mary Weir whereas all the other children the mother was Catherine Connor.
The Death Certificate recorded William Weir was born Hamerton Scotland and Francis is not mentioned as a child of the couple although 8 children were and 1 deceased female.
Frances Weir enlisted in the AIF 48th Battalion 1st June 1916 service no 3012. He said he was born at Gordon River Tambellup WA and his next of kin Laura Weir. He married Laura Bolt at Katanning in 1910.