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Corporal Francis Hanrahan (1800.......1849.)

 

Back To . . . 28th Foot TheNorth Gloucestershire Regiment

  • Born : 1 August 1800
  • Where Born : parish of St John in Limerick Limerick.
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived :, 28th August Van Diemen’s Land , Sydney 1 October 1835
  • Ship Arrived on : " Norfolk "
  • Regimental # : 706
  • Rank on Discharge : Corporal
  • Date of Enlistment : 9 January 1816 Connaught Rangers, nicknamed ‘The Devil’s Own’, also known as the 88th Regiment of Foot
  • Where Enlisted : Ennis, county Clare
  • Transferred : 1826 to serve King George IV in the Ionian Islands
  • Transfered : 15 April 1828, 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot at Corfu
  • Date of Discharge :1840
  • Where Discharged : England
  • Died : October 1849
  • Where Died / Buried : 19 October 1849 at the Sydney Burial Ground
  • Parents Names :Michael Hanrahan (a farmer) (b.......d.) and Ellen Hanrahan(b.......d.)
  • Spouse's Name : Bridget
  • Date Married :
  • Where Married :
  • Spouse 's Parents :
  • Born :
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  • Occupation : Soldiers Wife
  • Date Arrived :, 28th August Van Diemen’s Land , Sydney 1 October 1835
  • Ship Arrived on : " Norfolk "
  • Died : 29 August 1865
  • Where Died / Buried : With her husband on 30 August 1865
    I have just been re-reading your page
    http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~garter1/hanrahan.htm and would ask that you update my contact details which I supplied some years ago.
     
    Further reading is available at
    http://sites.google.com/site/ourfamilysitegroup/Home/hanran/hanrahan-francis and I may be contacted at rayjoe92003@yahoo.com.au
     
    I may have also made another discovery: there is reference  to a Michael HANRAN in the NSW Government Gazette of 1848 and it's possible that he is Francis HANRAHAN's (aka HANRAN) first child. I found the reference in the published details of "Lists of Unclaimed Letters in February 1848". It seems that mail addressed to Michael Hanran of the 28th Regiment was unclaimed. I believe that he was still living at the time of his mother's death in 1865.
     
    May I ask if you have any details on record of a Michael HANRAN (or HANRAHAN)? I would suggest that he was born between c1820 and 1823, either in Ireland or in England.
     
    If you do not have any record, where do you suggest that I look next?
     
    Thank you in advance.
     
    Ray Thurlow
    Brisbane
     
  • Descendants:
    This information was kindly supplied Raymond J. Thurlow  rayjoe92003@yahoo.com.au
    More Information can be found on his site
    http://sites.google.com/site/ourfamilysitegroup/Home/hanran/hanrahan-francis a
    Area Settled :
     
    Children :
    1 . John 1824 at Ennis, Co. Clare,
    2 . Patrick Francis, born on 16 September 1831 .
    3 . Ellen. born on 16 September 1833 .
    History & Achievements :
     
    The name HANRAHAN has so many variations - Hanran, Hanren, Hanrin, Hannah, Henron, To Cpl 16/6/36. - Sydney. - Embarked in Trusty for UK 21/3/40
    . Army records show that Francis was posted initially to Port Macquarie and, soon after his arrival, he took furlough of 61 days to be with his family and settle them in to their new abode. In April 1836 he was transferred to Maitland, thence to Cox’s River (mid-1836), Sydney (1837) and Liverpool (1839).
    Early Australian history reveals that life in the colony was rugged and the lot of a soldier in the foot regiments was probably more so. Indeed, many soldiers suffered the effects of burnout while still in the prime of their life. Therefore it came as no surprise to learn that by 1839 Francis was suffering ill health and was hospitalised for two months. Dr J. Campbell, surgeon of the 28th Regiment, diagnosed that Francis Hanrahan had ‘... become infirm and subject to severe pains of the extremities, aggravated by exposure to cold or atmospherical changes; he is worn out and permanently unfit for the Service’.
    Due to the state of Corporal Francis Hanrahan’s health the Regimental Board at Parramatta subsequently authorised on 22 February 1840 that he be discharged. One week later he was formally retired from the army after four years five months’ service in Australia and arrangements were soon put in place for him and his family to return to England on board the Trusty which was due to sail from Sydney on 25 March. Parramatta is believed to be where the family was residing just prior to their return to England. The Trusty’s departure was reported in the columns of the Sydney Herald of Friday, 27 March 1840
    theyReturned from Liverpool, England aboard the William Sharples on 24 October 1841. Further descriptions revealed they were Roman Catholics;
    Francis could read and write; Bridget was able only to read. Aspinall Brown and Co. were the agents responsible for bringing the family to Australia and, under the bounty arrangements, they received from the government 58 ($116), including 10 ($20) for each child. The Hanrahan family was among the 182 male and 183 female bounty immigrants to make the journey which lasted 95 days. arrived in the colony on 29 January 1842.
    After the ship’s arrival at Port Jackson, the family spent a further 11 days on board ship before disembarking. In just a few short years, Francis, obviously a man of some vision, commenced a commission agent’s business in Sussex Street, Sydney in 1846
    There is reference  to a Michael HANRAN in the NSW Government Gazette of 1848 and it's possible that he is Francis HANRAHAN's (aka HANRAN) first child. I found the reference in the published details of "Lists of Unclaimed Letters in February 1848". It seems that mail addressed to Michael Hanran of the 28th Regiment was unclaimed. I believe that he was still living at the time of his mother's death in 1865.
    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: December 29, 2009.