!! Ballina Chronicle; Jan 9, 1850 "The Army"
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, January 9, 1850
(From the Limerick Chronicle of Saturday.)
Yesterday was the anniversary of the death of the soldier's friend the Duke
of York, in 1827.
The valiant General Lord Gough and his amiable family embark on the 7th
inst., at Calcutta, for Southampton.
Mr. Deputy Commissary Moore, from this Garrison, embarks on Wednesday next
at Southampton for Barbadoes.
Ensign F.E. Maunsell, senior of his rank in the 4th or King's Own, son of
the Rev. W. Maunsell, of Kilmurry, obtains promotion by the death of Lieut.
Brooks M'Carthy, who died of small pox at Portsea, and was interred with
Col. Adams, 49th is on leave, and Major Pinckney, 73d, commands the troops
Major Thorold, 92d, has left Carrick-on-Suir for England, on leave. Lieut.
St. John, 92d joined at Carrick-on-Suir.
Major Tudor, 50th at Dover, is gone on leave. It is expected he will be
appointed Governor of Cape Coast Castle. Lieuts. Mount Tottenham, Slessor and
Hebbert are gone on leave. Captains Smyth and Carter; Lieuts. Barnes and
Purnell; Ensigns Shirley and Hebden have joined from leave.
We are glad to find that the only son of the late Capt. Wolfe, R.N.,
Governor of the Shannon, is appointed to a commission in the Royal Artillery.
Seventeen cadets were gazetted to the Royal Artillery on Tuesday, and two
in the Royal Engineers.
Wednesday Evening, Private Patrick Curley, of the 73d Regt. stationed in
Tipperary, shot himself through the body. He is supposed to have laboured under
a fit of temporary insanity, being seen drinking on the day previous, and
quarreled with a comrade; he died instantaneously. Curley was a native of Clare.
At Henry-st. Police court, Dublin, on Wednesday, Thomas Tyson, of the 17th
Lancers, was charged with having stolen from Lieut. Lane, whose servant he was,
at the Royal Barracks, two gold sword belts, and two silver pouches, value for
£50. It having appeared that other officers servants had access to the
apartments where the goods lay, the prisoner, an old soldier of good character,
Col. Brook, who is serving in India, has granted a reduction of 15 per cent
to his tenants in Donegal, who pay a year's rent before the end of December.
Captain Urquhart, Royal Marines, lately removed form the active list by her
Majesty's command, had been appointed to the paymastership of the 59th Regt. at
Major-Generals George Bowles, Thomas Bunbury, K.H., and John W. Aldred,
have been added to the list of General Officers, not Colonels of Regiments, who
are in receipt of the unattached pay of 25 shillings a day and upwards.
Captain Lord Burghersh, of the Scots Fusilier Guards, has been appointed an
extra Aide-de-Camp on the personal staff of Lieutenant General Sir Edward
Blakeney, G.C.B. Commanding the Forces in Ireland, during the absence, with
leave, of Brevet Major Lord Cosmo Russell, of the 93d Highlanders.
Lieutenant Lewis Edward Nolan, of the 15th (Kings) Hussars, has been
appointed Aide-de-Camp on the personal staff of Lieutenant-General Sir George
Berkley, K.C.B., commanding the troops in the Madras Presidency.
Ensign George Lidwill, of the 19th Foot, has been appointed Acting Adjutant
to the Depot Companies of his regiment, stationed at Mullingar, in the rooms of
Lieutenant Harris, who has exchanged into the 32d Regiment.
GENERAL ORDER-HORSE GUARDS, 31st DEC, 1849 - The Commander-in-Chief has
received the Queen's commands to notify to the Army, that the mourning of her
late Majesty the Queen Dowager, will change on the 6th of next month, when the
full mourning prescribed in the General Order of the 6th instant will be
The Officers of the Army will from the 6th of January, were with their
uniforms a black crape round the left arm till the 20th of January, when the
mourning will cease.
By command of Field Marshal the Duke of Wellington, Commander-in-Chief.
JOHN MACDONALD, Adj. Gen.
PROMOTIONS AND EXCHANGES.
War-Office, Jan. 4
7th Regiment of Dragoon Guards- Veterinary Surgeon George Edin, from 3d
Light Dragoons, to be Veterinary Surgeon, vice Gardiner, who exchanges.
3d Light Dragoons - Veterinary Surgeon Benjamin Chaning Rouse Gardiner,
from the 7th Dragoon Guards, to be Veterinary Surgeon, vice Edin, who exchanges.
14th Regiment of Foot - Captain Thomas M'Lean Farmer, from 51st Foot to be
Captain, vice Blundell, who exchanges.
15th - Ensign Alfred Todd to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Boyle,
promoted to the 80th Foot.
51st - Captain William Blundell, from 14th Foot, to be Captain, vice
Farmer, who exchanges.
89th - Lieutenant William Boyle, from 15th Foot, to be Captain, by
purchase, vice Crawford, who retires.
3d West India Regiment - Ensign John Hardy to be Lieutenant, without
purchase, vice Roberts, deceased.
Royal Canadian Rifle Regiment - Lieut. Thomas Charles Bunbury, from
half-pay, 54th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Cox, promoted; Ensign John Henry
Blake to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Bunbury, who retires.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News
- Quick question for you Cathy:
Ever come across any articles dealing with travel from Ireland to the Port
of Bristol? Turns out I have a fair number of Macklin family members who
migrated to Bristol and south to participate in the building of the canal
system in the Avon River Valley in Wiltshire and who were later settled as