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Owen Gorman ( 1799....1862.)

 

Back To . . . 80th Foot Staffordshire Volunteers Regiment.

  • Born : 25. July 1799
  • Where Born : Cloghan , Kings County ,Ireland
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 29 February 1839
  • Ship Arrived on : "Henry "
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  • Date of Enlistment : 58th Regiment :
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  • Date of Discharge : 15 April 1842
  • Where Discharged : Morton Bay ,Brisbane , Queensland
  • Died : 6 October. 1862
  • Where Died / Buried : Armidale New South Wales / Armidale
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    Some information was kindly supplied by Leonie Oliver , E-mail address
    gloliver@nor.com.au
    Some information was kindly supplied by Denise Bender E-mail address
    DENIBEN@bigpond.com
    Area Settled :
    Morton Bay, Armidale
    Children :
    First Marriage 3 Sons
    Second Marriage & Children

    History & Achievements :

    Owen Gorman arrived in Australia as a member of the 80th Regiment.
    Owen had enlisted in the 58th Regiment but as he had become a commissioned officer he was unable to stay with the 58th and transferred to the 80th.
    Owen served as the last Commandant of the Morton Bay Penal Colony. Serving from 21/7/1839 until
    15/5/1842. During this year the Penal Colony became a civilian settlement . On July 1st 1842 Owen was appointed Assistant Engineer and Superintendent of Ironed Gangs at Towrang N.S.Wales. His position was discontinued on 13th of September 1843, when the stockage was disbanded at this time.
    Owen travelled to India but soon took leave and returned to Australia.
    Owen bought his first wife and 3 sons with him in 1839 but soon separated from them. He took up a lasting
    attachment with his second wife. She was to give him 3 more children.
    During his term of office at Moreton Bay he was able to find a way across the Great Dividing Range (Gorman's Gap) with the help of an escaped convict, John Sterry Baker, who had lived with the Lockyer Creek Aboriginals.
     
    References
     (1) Australian Vital Record Series 1788 - 1905 Discs 1 to 4 (2)
    Family members Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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    Last revised: Monday, 11 May 2009 07:04:55