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!! Ballina Chronicle; Jan 9, 1850 "The Army"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, January 9, 1850 THE ARMY (From the Limerick Chronicle of Saturday.) Yesterday was the anniversary of the
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 17, 2004
      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, January 9, 1850

      THE ARMY
      (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
      military honors.
      Col. Adams, 49th is on leave, and Major Pinckney, 73d, commands the troops
      at Templemore.
      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,
      was discharged.
      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
      Hong Kong.
      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
      discontinued.
      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
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
    • E Macklin
      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
      Message 2 of 2 , Oct 17, 2004
        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
        farmers.

        Eric Macklin
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