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Private Thomas McGuire (1823....1853)

 

Back To . . . 99th Foot Wiltshire Duke of Edinburgh Regiment.

  • Born : 1823 baptised 12th October 1823
  • Where Born : Kilglass , Ireland
  • Occupation : Soldier / Mounted Police
  • Date Arrived : departed Sheerness in December 1841 and arrived Sydney on 25 April 1842 via Van
    Diemen's Land (9-16 April 1842), and Newcastle (19-23 April 1842).
  • Ship Arrived on : " John Brewer "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Regimental # : 1261
  • Date of Enlistment : 16 August 1839
  • Where Enlisted : Kilkenny , Ireland
  • Date of Discharge : 31 July 1844
  • Where Discharged : Moreton Bay
  • Died : 11 January 1853
  • Where Died / Buried : Woodford Queensland
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Mary Mella
  • Date Married : 1840
  • Where Married : Ireland
  • Spouse 's Parents : Thomas & Mary Melia (Nee Rice)
  • Born : 22 May 1820 baptised 1st June 1820
  • Where Born : Athlone Westmead Ireland
  • Occupation : Soldier' Wife
  • Date Arrived : 1842
  • Ship Arrived on : " John Brewer "
  • Died : 7 October 1899
  • Where Died / Buried : Mary Worley was buried on 8 Sep 1899, age: 79yr, Grave #201 - Esk Cemetery.
    The John Brrewer reached Woolwich 16Nov1841, loaded 100 convicts from hulks,
    arrived Tharrup 19Nov1841, embarkation convicts completed from hulks at
    Chatham.
     
    "Shipping Arrivals and Departures - Sydney 1841-1844" by Graeme Broxam and
    Ian Nicholsn, Roebuck, Canberra, 1988 shows:  (Reel 3199)
    The John Brewer sailed 05Dec1841 from Sherness, arrived VDL 06Apr1842,
    departed Hobart Town on 16Apr1842
     
     
    "The Army in Australia 1840-50" M Austin, 1979, Australian Government
    Publishing Service, Canberra.  Page 200 states:
    09Apr1842, the John Brewer arrived in Moreton Bay with the 99th Regiment
    which included
       2 Officers, 1 HQ Staff, 29 other ranks, 4 women and 2 children and
    convicts.
     
     
    My ancestor Thomas McGuire was a member of the 99th Regiment who arrived on
    the John Brewer.
    One of those 4 women was reportedly Thomas McGuire's wife, Mary MELIA, and
    their daughter was one of the 2 children.
     
     
    Has anyone researched any of the families who may have also arrived on this
    voyage of the John Brewer?
     
    Has a list of the members of the 99th Regiment been determined?
     
    What about the convicts?
    It is known that some were left in Tasmania and NSW, and the remaineder
    brought to the Moreton Bay Penal colony, but has a list been yet determined
    as to who arrived on the convict ships to Moreton Bay?
     
    TIA
  • Descendants

    This information was kindly supplied by Lorrae Johnson E-mail

     lorrae@uqconnect.net

    Area Settled :
    Brisbane
     
    Children :
  • Mary Ann MCGUIRE Born: 1842 Sydney, NSW, Aust Died: 30 May 1884 Biarra, Qld, Aust Burial: 31 May 1884 Cof E, Esk Cemetery, Esk, Qld, Aust 90*
    ........... +John MOORE Born: 1830 Bedford, England arrival: 1846 Married: 4 December 1861 Boondooma, Qld, Aust Died: 2 June 1876 Glen Rock, Qld, Aust Burial: 3 June 1876 Esk, Qld, Aust Father: John Henry MOORE Mother: Annie PITT .
    ....... *2nd Husband of Mary Ann MCGUIRE:
    ........... +James SAUNDERS Born: 1845 Clidsden, Hampshire, England arrival: 1870 Married: 15 March 1879 Ipswich, Qld, Aust Died: 7 April 1884 Esk, Qld, Aust Burial: 7 April 1884 CofE, Esk Cemetery, Esk, Qld, Aust Father: Charles SAUNDERS Mother: Elizabeth PRICE 
     
    ....... 2 Bedelia MCGUIRE known as: Delia Born: 20 March 1847 Woogooroo, Qld, Aust Died: 29 June 1929 Walkerston, Qld, Aust Burial: 30 June 1929 Walkerston, Qld, Aust
    ........... +Thomas THOMPSON Born: Abt. 1838 Sydney, NSW, Aust Married: 8 July 1864 Brisbane, Qld, Aust Died: 1873
    ....... *2nd Husband of Bedelia MCGUIRE:
    ........... +Malcolm MCFARLANE Born: 12 March 1827 Causeway Head, Stirling, Scotland, UK arrival: 12 July 1853 "IDA", Port Phillip, Vic, Aust Married: 6 September 1878 Nerang, Qld, Aust Died: 20 January 1901 Dunwich, Qld, Aust Burial: Dunwich, Qld, Aust Father: Malcolm MCFARLANE Mother: Helen CHRISTIE 
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    History & Achievements :

    Private Thomas McGuire served with the 99th Regiment from 1839 until he purchased his discharge in
    1844. This cost Thomas 20 pounds. Following his discharge Thomas worked for the Government prior to 1/5/1847 when he was sworn in as a member of the Morton Bay Mounted Police in which he served as a constable.
    The John Brrewer reached Woolwich 16Nov1841, loaded 100 convicts from hulks, arrived Tharrup 19Nov1841, embarkation convicts completed from hulks at Chatham.
     Shipping Arrivals and Departures - Sydney 1841-1844" by Graeme Broxam and Ian Nicholsn, Roebuck, Canberra, 1988 shows:  (Reel 3199)
    The John Brewer sailed 05Dec1841 from Sherness, arrived VDL 06Apr1842, departed Hobart Town on 16Apr1842
     The Army in Australia 1840-50" M Austin, 1979, Australian Government
    Publishing Service, Canberra.  Page 200 states: 09Apr1842, the John Brewer arrived in Moreton Bay with the 99th Regiment which included 2 Officers, 1 HQ Staff, 29 other ranks, 4 women and 2 children and convicts.
     
    My ancestor Thomas McGuire was a member of the 99th Regiment who arrived on the John Brewer. One of those 4 women was reportedly Thomas McGuire's wife, Mary MELIA, and
    their daughter was one of the 2 children.
     

    The following is an extract from the Brisbane Morton Bay Courier 13/1/1853

    " Death of Constable Thomas McGuire - North of Pine River - en route to Duranbur Station to execute a warrant . The inquest found that he had been burnt to death while inebriated."

    Thomas was buried where he met his death ,on the road between Wamuran and Woodford

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    Last revised: December 20, 2009.