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Private Patrick McMahon (........1862.)

Back To . . . Surnames 1st Veterans Company Regiment of Foot : Sydney 1826 - 1833

  • Born : about 1790
  • Where Born : born St John's, city of Limerick, County of Limerick
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Regimental Number : 1179
  • Date Arrived : 13 November 1826,
  • Ship Arrived on :  " Orpheus "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Enlistment : 103rd Regiment of Foot
  • Where Enlisted :
  • Wounded 1818 and admitted 25 June 1818 Reinstated March 1821 - possibly for active duty
  • Transferred : 1st Veterans Company Regiment as a pensioner guard in 1826
  • Date of Discharge :  from the 103rd on 12 June 1826
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  • Regiment Prior to Royal Veterans:  103rd Regiment of foot
  • Died :  1862  
  • Where Died / Buried :  Berrima Cemetery
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  • Spouse's Name : Ann MORGAN  
  • Date Married : 1830
  • Where Married :  Windsor,  New South Wales
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  • Date Arrived : 1828. convict
  • Ship Arrived on : "Princess Royal"
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    Children :
    Susan J McMAHON born 1831

    History & Achievements :


    My ggg-grandfather was Bryan McMAHON who was with the  under Duncan McPHERSON.  He joined up aged 14 and saw service during the Napoleonic Wars in Messina and Malta before heading off to Canada for the American War 1812-15.  Unfortunately in April of 1815 Bryan and six others were given incorrect information that the war was over and went off (I assume on a bender) and were subsequently charged with desertion.  Bryan McMAHON was court-martialled and sent to the Colonies as a Lifer aboard the Atlas in 1816.  He was an overseer during the building of the Great South Road/Appin Way.  Eventually he received a Conditional Pardon and settled in Berrima where he opened its first inn - this happened after the arrival in 1827 of his old captain, Duncan McPHERSON, who gave evidence at his court martial that Bryan McMAHON was an excellent soldier with an excellent reputation;  we can only assume Duncan McPHERSON had a hand in improving Bryan McMAHON's life.
    It is only recently that I found out his brother Patrick McMAHON is also buried in Berrima cemetery.  From there I found out from his death certificate that Patrick was a Chelsea Pensioner.  Another of the family's descendants in England is trying to get hold of his military records for me, but found out he was with the 1st Veteran's Company, NSW Veteran Company Regiment of Foot.  We are still looking for more information on this side of things.  He is shown as being with the 103rd regiment, it will be interesting to see where he served and if Patrick was also in Canada.
    Patrick McMAHON married Ann MORGAN in Windsor in 1830 and, as far as I've found out, they only had one child, a daughter - Susan J McMAHON born 1831.  On the death certificate, filled in by Bryan McMAHON's son, Patrick had only one daughter - Jane (I assume the second initial) who married and became Mrs BAUGHURT.  No idea who Baughurt is, no record anywhere in Australia that I have come across - I assume Bryan jnr spelt the name incorrectly.
    Y Patrick McMAHON purchased 100 acres of land at Mt Tomah west of Sydney in 1832 after the Veterans' were disbanded.
     Ann MORGAN was assigned to Abraham KERN, a cabinetmaker, in 1829.  Then, in March 1830, she was sent to Lieutenant William BALL, Royal Veterans, Windsor.  I assume this is how she came to meet Patrick McMAHON, who was a private with the Veterans Corps, and they married at Windsor on 2 August 1830 at St Matthews CofE "with the consent of the Governor".  on


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