PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias John KENNY
Birth date and place c.1826 St Mary’s Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
Trade Carpenter.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place 2 Feb 1845 St Mary’s RC Parish Church, Athlone, Westmeath.
Spouse Bridget REYNOLDS.
Children Judith 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 place 25 Dec 1874 Perth, Western Australia.
Cause of Death: Inflammation of the lungs.
Burial date and place Dec 1874 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia.
R.C. Section.
Will and Probate Application 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 Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #91 Sapper.
Attestation date and place c. 1846.
Service/Campaigns Western Australia  10 years.
Musters WO11-124 10th Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-199 (1861) Western Australia.
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Three Good Conduct Badges.
Casualty/Medical
Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 21 Dec 1861 Perth, Western Australia.
Length of Service 15 years 1 month.
Chelsea Pension Reference No Chelsea Pension WO97 records extant.
WO131-0042 Deferred Pension. Examination May 1862.
Post Discharge Residence Perth, Western Australia.
Pension District Not applicable.
Pension Deferred Pension at age 60 with gratuity (see left sidebar).
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Anna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing 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 Funds None.
Land Acquisition Eligible 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-WA Not applicable.
Departure date and destination Not applicable.