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Family History Jeremiah Woolhouse by Jennifer Edgar 2019

70th Regiment of Foot – Surrey Colours
Land Application
NameWOOLHOUSE – Jeremiah
Regiment (s)70th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 804
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
15th January 1831 / 18 years / Ashton Lancashire England
Farmers Servant
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Hazel / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationGibraltar – 2 years 97 days
Malta – 1 year 266 days
West Indies – 3 years 70 days
Canada – 2 years 24 days
Length of Service21 years 245 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 14th September 1852 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Wickesley near Rotherham Yorkshire England
Pension Districts1852 Sheffield
1852 Hull
1854-1861 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th May 1854 Plymouth England via Gibraltar
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RAMILLIES 7th August 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1813 Aston Wossup (??) Yorkshire England
Date/Place of Baptism31st October 1813 Aston Yorkshire England
Date/Place of Birth
c1780 Yorkshire England
Date/Place of Birth
c1782 Yorkshire England
7th June 1803 Cathedral Church of St Peter and St. Paul Sheffield England
SiblingsMary bap 25th March 1804 Yorkshire England|
Sarah bap 23rd February 1806 Aston cum Aughton Yorkshire England
George bap 14th June 1807 Aston Yorkshire England
John bap 12th March 1809 Aston Yorkshire England
Robert bap 12th March 1809 Aston Yorkshire England
Joseph bap 2 June 1811 Aston Yorkshire England
Ann bap 14th April 1816 Aston Yorkshire England
Jane bap 6th September 1818 Maltby near Rotherham Yorkshire England
William bap 28 September 1821 Stainton (near Tickhill) Yorkshire
Martha bap 15th April 1827 Maltby near Rotherham Yorkshire England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
OMARA or MARR Margaret
c1828 Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeWilliam B 14th January 1850 (Woodhouse)
Bp 4th February 1850 St. Paul’s Brompton Chatham Kent England
D 1856 Western Australia
George Born c1851 died of Cholera in England
Sarah Jane b Medway Kent England c 4th Qtr 1851
B 21st October 1851
Bp 7th November 1851 St. Paul’s Brompton Chatham Kent England
M LOCKYER Alfred Brookes
D 16 June 1921 Goomalling Western Australia
Bur Northam Cemetery WA
Thomas B c 1851 (age 3 on ship’s sick list)
Margaret B 1853 Bp 19 June 1853 Myton Kingston upon Hull
M GLASS Charles 5th May 1874 Northam Western Australia
D 26 March 1929 Northam Western Australia
Bur Northam Cemetery WA
Elizabeth B 24th July 1855 Bibra Lake Western Australia
M PERRIN William 1871 Northam Western Australia
D August 1908 Northam Western Australia
Bur Northam Cemetery WA (Not on register)
Martha B 17th May 1857 Toodyay Western Australia
M HITCHCOCK William 1877 Middle Swan Western Australia
D August 1940 Northam Western Australia
Bur Northam Cemetery WA (not on register)
George James B c1860 Western Australia
D 1861 Toodyay 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
Margaret Woolhouse widow of Jeremiah Woolhouse assigned S5 Toodyay (Newcastle) 25th June 1868 of 3 acres 2 roods 33 perches Title application 30 June 1868 Title Deed 2599
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Northam Advertiser Wednesday 19 August 1908 page 3 Obituary Elizabeth Perrin
Northam Courier Friday 24 June 1921 page 3 Obituary Sarah Lockyer
The Weekly Gazette Friday 29 March 1929 page 3 Obituary of Margaret Glass
The Avon Argus and Cunderdin-Meckering-Tammin Mail Saturday 24 August 1940 page 1 Obituary Martha Hitchcock
Departure from Western
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial1st December 1861 Newcastle Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Margaret Wilson died 7 November 1891 Northam Western Australia age 68
Buried York Cemetery WA
Will or ProbateNot yet known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Location West Indies and La Prairie Canada
1851 Location Chatham
1851 Census HO 107/1611/578/12 Brompton Barrier, Gillingham, Medway Kent England
Jeremiah a serving soldier is living with his wife Margaret aged 23 born Ireland and their son one year old William who was born in Chatham
Both Margaret aged 9 months and Thomas aged 3 had medical attention during the journey to Western Australia as did Mrs Woolhouse.
Purchased Newcastle Lot S16 6 acres 1st December 1860
The town of Toodyay was originally named Newcastle and where used usually referred to the town we now call Toodyay
In 1861 Jeremiah Woolhouse, David Gailey and Darby Connors successfully petitioned the governor for compensation for New Road cutting through their allotments.
Margaret Woolhouse married WILSON John 27 February 1862