Eliza Military Pensioners 1850


Military Pensioners who arrived on the ELIZA 1850.

The Eliza left the Downs on 24th December 1849 with 60 male convicts on board. Also on board were men who had been discharged from the British Army and were embarking to Van Diemen's Land to take up land and jobs.  They brought their wives and children. Members of the 99th Regiment of Foot were being sent out to join their Regiment made up the numbers on board.

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SurnameFirstRankRegimentWifeChildTradeResidence
ANDERSON Edward Private Snapper Yes No Cooper Richmond.  Located on his land
BAILIFF John C/S 80th Mary * 1    Transported to NSW
BARRY Michael Private    Ellen *       Died on board
BENN John Corp. 17th Yes 1 No Oatlands.  Located on land
BOWS Thomas Private    Yes 1 Gen. Serv.   
BREHENY James Private 6th Bridget * No No Green Ponds.  Located on his land
BRENNAN James Private 95th No No No Brighton-located on land
BRYAN Thomas Private 10th Marg. * No No Green Ponds.  Located on his land
BULGER James C/S 49th Yes 4 No Launceston
BURKE Thomas Private Eng/dep Yes 2 Rail. Transferred to Port Phillip
CAMPTON Thomas Corp. 50th Yes 1 No Hobart. Labourer at Bond Store.
CAREY William Private 11th Bridget * No Hse Serv Richmond.  Located on his land
CLANCY Patrick Private 27th Yes 4 No Oatlands.  Located on his land
CLEARY William Private 13th Yes 2 No Oatlands.  Located on his land
CONNOR Patrick Private 39th Mary * 1 No Oatlands.  Located on his land
CORNISH William Private 46th Ellen * 3 No Richmond.  Located on his land.
CROWLEY Patrick Private 50th Yes 2 No Campbell Town.  Located on his land.
CRUTCHLEY Stephen Private 39th No No Shepherd Green Ponds.  Located on his land
DAWSON George Private 31st No No No Oatlands.  Located on his land
DOOLAN Patrick Sgt. 51st ? * 5 No Launceston
DUNN Thomas Private 49th Yes 2 No Campbell Town.  Located on his land.
FAGAN Michael Private 9th Yes 1 No Richmond.  Located on his land.
FENTON Patrick Private 11th Yes No No Launceston in Police
FLEMMING Thomas Private 50th Yes 2 No Oatlands.  Located on his land
FRING William Private - Jo * No B/Smith  
FURLEY Michael Private 6th Yes 2 No Oatlands.  Located on his land
GORDAN James Private 5th Yer 2 No Green Ponds.  Located on his land
HAINES James Private. 10th Yes 3 Groom Oatlands.  Located on his land
HAYES Michael Private 3rd Mary * 1 No No Green Ponds.  Located on his land & in Police
HEYDEN Edward Private. 10th Yes 3 No Oatlands.  Located on his land
HOGAN Michael Private Rifle Cath. * No Clerk Staff Sergeant
JOHNSON Edward Private. 17th No No No Hobart Town.  Employed at Orphan School
KELLY Michael Private Newfoundland Co Yes 2    Huon.  School master at the Huon
KENNEDY James Private 55th Yes 3 No Green Ponds.  Located on his land & in Police
KENNEDY John Private 57th Yes 2 No Norfolk Island Constable
LLOYD James Private 97th No No No Westbury.  Located on his land. & in Police
MAHER James Private 4th No No No Green Ponds.  Located on his land & in Police
MAHON Thomas Sgt. 15th No No Clerk Malahide.  Located on his land
MALONE Thomas Private 58th Ellen * 2 No Oatlands.  Located on his land
MALONEY James Sgt. 63rd Marg. * 1 No Norfolk Island Overseer
MALSEED William Sgt. 3rd Yes 1 No Clarence Plains.  Located on his land.
MASON Samuel Private 58th Eliz. * 4 No Richmond.  Located on his land.
McCABE Hugh Private 84th Yes 2 No Green Ponds.  Located on his land
McCRANE John Private Newfoundland Co Yes 2 Coach Man Norfolk Island.  Constable
McDERMOTT John Private 28th No No No Oatlands.  Located on his land
MUHOLLAND William Private 11th Yes 3 No Brighton-located on his land
MURPHY Edmond Private 98th Yes 1 No Green Ponds.  Located on his land & in Police
MURPHY Patrick Private 39th Yes 1 No Greens Ponds.  Located on his land
MURTAGH James Private 12th Yes 6 No Brighton.  Roadside labourer
NEACY Henry Corp 97th No No Gardener Hobart.  Messenger for bank
NEIL John Private 50th No No No Oatlands.  Located on his land
NEWMAN Thomas Private 2nd Jane * 1 No Launceston.  Roadside labourer
NICHOLS Henry Private 13th Yes 3 No Hobart.  In the Police
NOWLAN John Private. 75th Yes 2 No Hobart.  In the Police
PAYNE William Private 5th Yes 3 Tailor Hobart in Police
PHILLIPS George Private R/Art Jane 5 No Campbell Town.  Located on his land. & in Police
PRIESTLEY Thomas Sgt. 10th Ann * 1 No Green Ponds.  Located on his land & in Police
RAINEY Samuel Sgt. R/Brig Yes 2 Carpenter Clarence Plains.  Located on his land.
RUSTON Thomas Private 65th Yes No No Campbell Town.  Located on his land. & in Police
SANDERSON Robert Sgt. 63rd Yes 1 No Hobart.  Overseer female factory
SHEA Henry    39th No No No Oatlands.  Located on his land
SIM William Private    Mary * No Cooper   
SIM Alex    R/Art          Died Hobart Hospital 5 May 1850
SMITH Phillip Private 17th Mary * 3 No Oatlands.  Located on his land
SMITH Thomas Private Sapper Yes 7 Blacksmith Hobart
SUTCLIFF William Private 84th Yes No Groom Oatlands.  Located on his land
WHELAN James Private 60th No No No Oatlands.  Located on his land
WHELAN John Private 12th Yes No No Oatlands.  Located on his land
WILD Samuel Private 12th Yes No No Norfolk Island.  Constable
WROE Thomas    R/Art          Norfolk Island.  Constable

* Denotes wives' names taken from the Surgeon's Report for the Eliza.

ROYAL MARINES ON BOARD THE ELIZA 1850

SurnameFirstRankRegtWifeChildTradeResidence
ALLEN John Private Royal Marine Liza  * No House Servant Norfolk Island. Constable
BALL John Private Royal Marine No No No Oatlands.  Located on his land
BARNES Samuel Private Royal Marine Ann * 2 No Norfolk Island.  Constable
FINNEY Will   Royal Marine       Watchman Hobart
HAMPTON Robert    Royal Marine          Launceston Road worker
HASSEY? Will Private Royal Marine Yes No Brick Layer Richmond.  Located on his land.
SHEA John Private Royal Marine            

SOLDIERS OF THE 99TH ON BOARD THE ELIZA 1850

SurnameFirstRankRegtWifeChildTradeResidence
CLUTTS Will. Private 99th       Part of 99th Reg.on board
MACLARANE D Private 99th       Part of the 99th on board
MOORE C Private 99th       Part of the 99th on board
SHIPTON George Private 99th       Part of the 99th on board
TOUBLIN Will Private 99th       Part of the 99th on board
WARDLO James Private 99th       Part of the 99th on board
WATSON Nath Private 99th       Part 0f the 99th on board
WILDE James Private 99th       Part of the 99th on board

Article in Tasmanian Ancestry Vol. 17 No 4 pp 260-4.

References re Eliza lists: CSO  24/274/5613; CSO 24/264/4525; CO 280/267/p35 Reel 698; ADM 101/23 Reel 3914.  AOT