|Name: Michael HORNBY||Name variations: Hornsby|
|Birth Date and Place||c. 1805 Leytham, Preston, Lancashire, England [WO97-1040-74]. See Additional Details (below) No. 1.|
|Baptism Date and Place|
|Marriage Date and Place||12 May 1849 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. 268].|
|Spouse||Rachel BURROWS (Rachael Barrows). See Additional Details (below) No. 2.|
|Children||Mary Ellen b.1851 Henley Park, Guildford, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. 1742].|
|Occupations||Labourer prior to 1827.|
Farmer, Henley Park, Guildford, Western Australia [ERIC p.1532]
|Land Acquisition in WA|
|Death Date and Place||5 Oct 1881 Perth, Western Australia.|
Cause of Death: Senile Decay [EPCem].
|Burial Date and Place||October 1881 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia [EPCem].|
|Death, Funeral, Obituary Notices||Inquirer & Commercial News 12 Oct 1881.|
Victorian Express Geraldton 19 Oct 1881.
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Regiment||51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding) The Kings Own Light Infantry Regiment. 1 Apr 1847 transferred to|
96th Regiment of Foot. 1st May 1849 attached to
99th Regiment (Lanarkshire) Regiment.
|Soldier No. and Rank||#664 Private (51st).|
#2018 Private (96th).
|Attestation Date and Place||30 May 1827 Liverpool, Lancashire [WO97-1040-74].|
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. Complexion: fresh. Eyes: blue. Hair: dark brown.|
|Service/Campaigns||Australasia 9½ years.|
|Promotions||Private to Corporal 23 Aug 1834.|
Corporal to Private 10 Apr 1835.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Good Conduct Badge and pay 1d. per diem prior to arrival in Australia – 51st Regiment.|
Good Conduct Badge and pay 2d. per diem from 1 Apr 1841 – 51st Regiment [WO12-6203-184].
Good Conduct Badge and pay 3d. per diem from 1 Jan 1846 – 51st Regiment [WO12-6208-102].
Good Conduct Badge and pay 4d. per diem from 31 May 1847 – 96th Regiment [WO12-9622-11].
|Arrival Australia State: Ship and Date||Marquis of Hastings. Embarked 28 Feb 1839. Paid in advance to 7 Jul 1839 [WO12-6200-555].|
Arr. 23 Jul 1839 Hobart, VDL; dep. 6 March Woolwich, then 17 Mar 1839 Portsmouth [TROVE & BNA].
It was noted that he joined from England on prison ship ‘Marquis of Hastings’ on 24 July 1839. [WO12-6201-83].
|Arrival Western Australia: Ship and Date||Runnymede 25 Jun 1840 from Hobart [TROVE].|
|Military Postings within Western Australia||Pinjarrah June 1840 to October 1841.|
Ellens Brook November 1841 to March 1842.
Perth HQ (Apr); On Command (May); King Georges Sound (Jun); Hospital (Jul) 1842.
Ellens Brook August to December 1842.
Dale (Jan); Ellens Brook (Feb & Mar) 1843.
Major’s Orderly (Frederick C Irwin) April to August; Perth HQ (Sep) 1843.
Commandant’s Orderly (Frederick C Irwin) October 1843 to December 1844.
Perth HQ January to March 1845.
Commandant’s Orderly April to October 1845.
Perth HQ (Nov); On Command (Dec) 1845; On Command (Jan) ; Garrison Duty (Feb); Perth HQ (Mar) 1846.
Garrison Duty & Perth HQ April 1846 to March 1847.
Transfer from 51st to 96th Regiment 1 Apr 1847.
Perth HQ April 1847 to January 1848. Commandant’s Orderly February 1848.
Perth HQ March to December 1848 including Sick in Quarters (May).
Commandant’s Orderly January to March 1849.
[All sourcing from WO12-6202 TO 6208 for 51st Regiment and WO12-9622 for 96th Regiment].
|Courts Martial in Western Australia||None.|
|Discharge Date and Place||27 Apr 1849 Perth, Western Australia – Conditional [WO28-266-97].|
01 May 1849 Perth, Western Australia – while attached to 99th Regiment [WO12-9813-9].
|Age at Discharge||44 years.|
|Length of Service||23 years 11 months [WO23-150].|
|Admission to Pension||11 Mar 1851 Perth, Western Australia – after examination [WO23-150].|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97-1040-74.|
|Pension District||Perth, Western Australia.|
|Pension Amount||10d. per diem. See Additional Details (below) No. 3.|