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Private Hugh O'Neill (c.1816 ......1868.)

Back To . . . 28th Foot The North Gloucestershire Regiment

  • Born : c 1816
  • Where Born : Clonmell, Co Tipperary, Ireland
  • Occupation : Soldier, Chief Constable, Innkeeper
  • Date Arrived Mangles departed London on 21 April 1835 and arrived Hobart 1 August 1835.  The barque New York Packet departed Hobart 10 August, arriving Sydney 19 Aug 1835.
  • Ship Arrived on : Mangles :
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Transfered : Left the 28th to join the mounted police & then transferred to the 99th Regiment on 1 Jun 1842
  • Where Enlisted :
  • Date of Discharge :
  • Regimental Number: 702
  • Where Discharged :
  • Died : 5 May 1868
  • Where Died / Buried :Bombowlee, near Tumut, NSW /buried Tumut Pioneer Cemetery,  NSW  Grave 99
  • Parents Names John O’Neill & Catherine Rabbit
  • Spouse's Name : : . Ann Quilty
  • Born : 31 December 1831
  • Where Born : Co. Limerick, Ireland
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived
  • Ship Arrived on : :
  • Died : 24 March 1915
  • Where Died / Buried : died Tumut, NSW, buried Tumut Pioneer Cemetery.
  • Date Married : 21 May, 1851
  • Where Married :  Tumut, NSW
  • Spouse's Parents :         Thomas & Mary Quilty
  • Descendants
     
    Information supplied by   Su Crowley                                 
     
    Area Settled :

    Tumut, NSW 

    Children :
    Catherine (Kate) (1852-1887)  m George Rankin & James McLeish
    Thomas (1855-1937)
    Sarah Annie (1858-1936)  m Francis Bourke
    Mary (1860-1861)
    John Hugh (1863-1900)
    Margaret (1866-1951) m Alfred J. King
    Johanna M. (1868-1870)
     

    History & Achievements :

        
  • Surgeon report  from the 28th, 26 rank & file of the 28th Regiment, 8 women, 12 children & 6 prisoners travelled from Hobart Town on the 10 Aug 1835 via the barque New York Packet, arriving Sydney 19 Aug 1835.  (ref NSW Archives, Colonial Secretary Vessels Arrived Jul-Dec 1835 COD 31) so it would seem the Mangles terminated its voyage in Hobart.
  • Hugh O’Neill arrived in Australia in 1835 with the 28th Regiment of Foot 1, as did his father John O’Neill and future brother-in-law, David Jones.   Private No 708 - he joined the mounted police & then transferred to the 99th Regiment in June 1842.
     
    The Sydney Gazette 8 Feb 1838 mentions Hugh O’Neill of the mounted police was a witness at trial regarding a theft in the Bathurst area. 2
     
    Hugh was Chief Constable in Tumut from 1850.  In 1851 he married Ann Quilty in Tumut.  They were living on the Hume River near Albury in 1855 and in 1860 Hugh had the license of the Banter Inn near Albury.     By 1867 they were back in Tumut living on a farm.   Hugh died in 1868 and his obituary mentions he had the Shamrock Inn at that time and “appeared to be a hale, robust man, of a kind and jovial temperament”. 3 
     
    References
    1. AJCP Pro 3764, WO12/4443, p 57, Mitchell Library, Sydney
    2. http://ndpbeta.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/2536271?searchTerm=hugh+oneill
    3. Gundagai Times, Saturday, May 9, 1868
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