PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJohn KENNY
Birth date and placec.1826 St Mary’s Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
TradeCarpenter.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place2 Feb 1845 St Mary’s RC Parish Church, Athlone, Westmeath.
SpouseBridget REYNOLDS.
ChildrenJudith b. 1846, St Mary’s, Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland.
Mary Julia b. 1847, Surrey, England
Anne (Monica Sisters of Mercy Order) b. 1850, Chatham, Kent.
James b. 1851, Woolwich, Kent.
Henry Edward b. 1853, Perth, Western Australia.
Ellen b. 1855 Perth, Western Australia.
Death date and place25 Dec 1874 Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Inflammation of the lungs.
Burial date and placeDec 1874 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
R.C. Section.
Will and ProbateApplication for Grant of Letters of Administration 18 Jan 1875, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons. 3458-1875-222].
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#91 Sapper.
Attestation date and placec. 1846.
Service/CampaignsWestern Australia  10 years.
MustersWO11-124 10th Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-199 (1861) Western Australia.
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesThree Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical
Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place21 Dec 1861 Perth, Western Australia.
Length of Service15 years 1 month.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceNo Chelsea Pension WO97 records extant.
WO131-0042 Deferred Pension. Examination May 1862.
Post Discharge ResidencePerth, Western Australia.
Pension DistrictNot applicable.
PensionDeferred Pension at age 60 with gratuity (see left sidebar).
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipAnna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p. 118].
Freshwater Bay Convict Depot Feb to Apr 1852.
North Fremantle Convict Depot May 1852 to Jul 1855.
Mt Eliza Convict Depot Aug to Dec 1855 (at least).
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionEligible for £10 remission on 20 acres of land [CSR499-15].
Ref. SDUR K1-79A-D. K1-82. K1-85. [WA State Records Office].
Ship ex-WANot applicable.
Departure date and destinationNot applicable.