1841 census mother Mary (nee Adams) and children at Granby Barracks in Devon but no sign of Soldier John there at that time.
It looks as if his wife and children might have accompanied him on the “Radcliffe” but have not been able to find a passenger list yet. From the dates of the births of Mary Ann c.1831 his Wife Mary Adams must have been only about 15 when she gave birth to their first child.
I believe John Hagan did stay in Victoria and became a bootmaker. After his son William married in 1860, (a gold miner - his father may have been stationed somewhere in the Goldfields) moved to the New England area of NSW and initially settled in Oban, near Armidale, then later in Glen Innes. I also believe that John & Mary Adams’ other son, (also John) moved to the New England district,
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