Michael Keenan's Military Career 1816-1832


Extract from Description and Succession Book, 94th Foot (WO 25/533)1

Name Size Age Complex. Eyes Hair Face Where born Trade Place of attestation Date For what period By whom enlisted
Keenan Michael 5'8" 19 Fair Blue Fair Round Durro, Kilkenny Labourer Kilkenny 30 Jan 1816 Unlimited Adj. Jackson

Service in 94th Foot, 30 Jan 1816 to 18 Dec 1818 (WO 12/9463)

Date Place Remarks
29 Jan 1816 - 10 Mar 1817 Kilkenny Enlisted 29 [sic] Jan 1816. Paid bounty of £5.8.4. Bringer of recruit paid 17/4. Drafted to No. 9 Coy.
10 - 24 Mar 1817 Dublin 10-13 March marched Kilkenny to Dublin (party of 223 men).
25 Mar - 24 Jun 1817 Dublin Sick in hospital at first muster.
25 Jun - 24 Dec 1817 Dublin  
25 Dec 1817 - 24 Mar 1818 Dublin On furlough 25 Dec - 6 Jan.
First muster on detachment at Phoenix Park.
12 - 19 March marched Dublin to Belfast (party of 212 men).
25 Mar - 24 Dec 1818 Belfast 25 - 26 Sep marched Belfast to Carrickfergus (party of 13 men).
24 Dec 1818 Discharged.  Regiment disbanded.

Service in 39th Foot, 26 Jan 1821 to 1 Jul 1832 (WO12/5261-5266)

Date Regiment HQ Remarks
24 Jan 1821 Dublin Enlisted at Head Quarters 24 Jan. Paid bounty of £3.5.0. Bringer of recruit paid 17/4. Drafted to 4 Coy.
24 Jan - 13 Mar 1821 Cork 2-12 March 150 NCOs, Drummers etc and Privates marched Dublin to Cork.
14 March detached Haulbowline
25 Mar - 24 Jun 1821 Cork  
25 Jun - 24 Sep 1821 Cork 25 June (party of 66) marched Spike Island to Cork.  24/25 July (party of 62) marched Cork to Dunmanway.  7/8 August (party of 62) marched Dunmanway to Cork.  25 August transferred from 4 Coy to 8 Coy.
25 Sep - 24 Dec 1821 Cork 26/27 October (party of 7) marched Cork to Youghal
25 Dec 21 - 19 Apr 1822 Kerry 22 Jan detached at Duagh Co Kerry.
20 Apr - 24 Jun 1822 Kerry 20 April joined [Regiment at Tralee] from Duagh
25 Jun 1822 - 24 Jun 1823 Kerry 1 July 1822 - 14 July 1823 detached at Tarbet Co Kerry.
25 Jun - 24 Sep 1823 Kerry 14 July marched Tarbet to Tralee.  25 July transferred from 8 Coy to 7 Coy.
11 Aug marched Tralee to Millstreet Co Cork.  11 Aug -11 Oct 1823 detached at Millstreet.
25 Sep 1823 - 24 Mar 1824 Limerick 2-4 Sep 1823 (party of 3) marched 43 miles Millstreet to Limerick
3 Nov 1823 (party of 37) marched 16 miles Limerick to Askeaton.
3 Nov 1823 - 1 May 1824 detached at Mountpleasant [parish of Ardcanny nr Rathkeale Co Limerick].
25 Mar - 24 Jun 1824 Limerick 1st and 2nd musters [24 Apr & 24 May] detached at Mountpleasant.
3rd muster [24 Jun] at Askeaton Co Limerick. 
25 Jun - 24 Sep 1824 Limerick Detached Askeaton.
25 June marched Adare to Patricks Well & back (6 miles, party of 6)
22 July ditto (party of 5)
27 July ditto(party of 5)
30/31 Aug marched Limerick to Nenagh [Co Tipperary] & back (20 miles)
6 Sep - 5 Oct detached Rathkeale.
25 Sep 1824 - 24 Mar 1825 Buttevant Co Cork 5-6 Oct 1824 (party of 27) marched Rathkeale to Buttevant (21 miles)
31 Dec (party of 5) marched Buttevant to Mallow and back (12 miles)
8 Mar 1825 completed 7 years' service.
25 Mar - 24 Jun 1825 Buttevant 25 Apr transferred from 7 Coy to 10 Coy (regiment increased by 2 coys 25 Mar)
10 May detached Castle Kevin [nr Mallow Co Cork].
25 Jun - 24 Sep 1825 Buttevant 16-18 July marched Castle Kevin to Buttevant.
25 Sep - 24 Dec 1825 Cork/Chatham 14-25 Nov on transport Zephr travelling Cork to Chatham, England. [Last division said to arrive Chatham 25 Nov, according to Cannon]
25 Dec 1825 - 24 Mar 1826 Chatham 1st muster (24 Jan 1826) at Sheerness, Kent
25 Mar - 24 Dec 1826 Chatham 17-18 July marched Chatham to Deptford (28 miles, party of 25).  Departed 18 Jul 1826 [per ship Woodford] for NSW via VDL.  Arrived 25 Dec 1826.
25 Dec 1826 - 24 Mar 1828 Sydney Paid at 7d per day (rations included, vs 1/1 in Ireland/England).
25 Mar - 24 Jun 1828 Sydney 1st muster (24 Apr) "Command", 2nd & 3rd musters Parramatta.
25 Jun - 24 Sep 1828 Sydney Detached Parramatta. 25 Aug transferred from 10 Coy to 3 Coy
25 Sep - 24 Dec 1828 Sydney 1st muster Duty, 2nd & 3rd musters at Weatherboard Hut [Wentworth Falls]
25 Dec 1828 - 24 Mar 1829 Sydney Weatherboard Hut
25 Mar 1829 - 30 Sep 1831 Sydney Bathurst
1Oct - 31 Dec 1831 Sydney 1st & 2nd musters at Bathurst.
1 Jan - 31 Mar 1832 Sydney  
1 Apr - 30 Jun 1832 Sydney 1st muster on duty, 2nd & 3rd musters at Parramatta.
Discharged Army 1 Jul 1832. 14-year soldier, paid £5 for discharge on 30 Jun 1832.
31 May 1833 Bangalore, India Voucher 58 transmitted with Pay List:  Record of the services of Private Michael Keenan and authority for extra pay to Pte Gallivan. [The record of service has apparently not survived.]

Sydney Gazette 25 Mar 1826


     
     

Notes

  1. LDS film 859633

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