WILLIAMS – John 51st Regiment

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51st Regiment West Riding

Regiment (s)51st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 435
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
5th July 1825 / 18 years / Liverpool Lancashire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 5½ in
Fair / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationIonian Islands – 7 years 9 months
Australian Colonies – 9 years
Length of Service21 years 63 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 31st March 1847 /  Perth Western Australia
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1847 – 89 Western Australia
May have visited Melbourne in 1859 (WO23 – 49 (Part 1)
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
Not yet known
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RUNNYMEDE 25th June 1840 from Tasmania
Date/Place of Birthc 1807 St Peter’s Liverpool 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
HAYES Margaret (Mary)
B 1828 Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageUnknown date of marriage in Ireland
Children by 1st WifeRobert B Not yet known
D 1867 drowned in Emma  (Bicentennial Dictionary)
Mary Jane B 1841 Dale District Western Australia
M Not yet known
D 1912 Western Australia
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
None known
Occupation after
October 1841 – January 1843 Native Police Constable
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/BurialD 3rd August 1889 Northam Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWife Mary, according to family legend, deserted John for an American sailor (Tentative)