TORLEY, Patrick

Birth Name TORLEY, Patrick
Gender male
Age at Death 81 years, 4 months, 12 days


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<div align="left">Home<span style="font-size:12pt">: 14 Jul 1849 - 5 Eaton Street, Liverpool, Lancaster, England (Joseph
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<div align="left">Occupation<span style="font-size:12pt">: 14 Jul 1849 - Labourer (Joseph birth).</span></div>
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<div align="left">From Christopher Riley<span style="font-size:12pt">:</span></div>
<div align="left">Little is known of Patrick until he enlisted in the <span style="font-size:12pt">73rd Regiment of Foot, when
his place of birth is given as BALLYLOUGHLOE in Ireland.</span></div>
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<div align="left">During his <span style="font-size:12pt">6 years &amp; 11 months of service he was stationed at various towns
in Ireland as well as serving at Gibraltar from 25 JUN 1824 to DEC 1830.</span></div>
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<div align="left">When in Gibraltar he was in hospital often<span style="font-size:12pt">.&#160; In the muster of 25 SEP to 24
DEC 1828 he spent 11 days in hospital. In the next muster he spent 72 days
in hospital, 92 days in the next muster, 63 in JUN - SEP 1829 muster and 59
days in Regimental Hospital at GIBRALTAR in next muster.</span></div>
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<div align="left">These trips to hospital in Gibraltar continued until he was transferred to
MALTA Regimental Hospital in JAN <span style="font-size:12pt">- MAR 1831 Muster when he spent the
full time in hospital.&#160; He was later transferred to Reserve and embarked on 30
JUL 1831 for JERSEY.&#160; He was mentioned on the muster of SEP-DEC 1831
as &quot;Invalid at Chatham&quot;.</span></div>
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<div align="left">Patrick was examined on Wednesday <span style="font-size:12pt">14 DEC 1831 and his cause of
discharge was given as Cough &amp; hurried respiration from Epidemic Fever,
and an affection of the heart with a degree of torpidity of the Bowels - Unfit.
He was admitted to Chelsea Out Pensions and his intended place of
residence was ATHLONE, IRE.&#160;&#160; His occupation was given as a Labourer, 5ft
&amp;1/4ins tall, brown hair, dark eyes &amp; complexion.</span></div>
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<div align="left">He was <span style="font-size:12pt">27 when he returned to Ireland and here he met and married Mary
PHILLIPS and they had two daughters.&#160; (No record of the marriage or births
has been found to date.)</span></div>
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<div align="left">Next we know of the family they are in LIVERPOOL Eng and their two sons
Joseph <span style="font-size:12pt">&amp; John were born in 1949 &amp; 1851.</span></div>
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<div align="left">On <span style="font-size:12pt">25 OCT 1851 a Patrick TORVEY joined the 99th Regiment in
LIVERPOOL and was on guard duty up to the end of February.&#160; It would
seem that this is Patrick TORLEY as he worked his way to Australia for
himself &amp; his family as a Pensioner Convict Guard with the 99th Regiment. </span></div>
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<div align="left">Insert from Barbara Torley<span style="font-size:12pt">:</span></div>
<div align="left">During the period <span style="font-size:12pt">1850 - 52 it was policy of the Imperial Government
(England) to use military detachments and later military pensioners as guards
on convict ships. The pensioners were promised a grant of 5 acres of land, a
house, a well and ample supplies of wood in return for 12 days military
service per year and the liability of being called out to defend the colony in
case of invasion or civil uprising. Some were called to serve at the Eureka
Stockade. They were bound to occupy the grant for seven years. After this
time many left the area.</span></div>
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<div align="left">A condition of service was that they would serve for <span style="font-size:12pt">6 months on the voyage
and after arrival at the Colony.&#160; They were paid a daily rate of 1s. &amp; 3d., no
enrolment money was paid but they were paid 4 months pay in advance
previous to sailing.&#160; Each pensioner was equipped with a Frock Coat, Shell
Jacket, 1 pair trousers and a Cap to be worn when he is on duty on board &amp;
after arrival in the Colony.&#160; They were also issued with the usual arms
needed.&#160; These articles were to be returned to stores on completion of their
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<div align="left">On the termination of the <span style="font-size:12pt">6 months, he would be required to register his
address with the authorities so his pension could be continued.</span></div>
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<div align="left">He embarked at Gravesend on <span style="font-size:12pt">22nd FEB 1852, per the FAIRLIE,&#160; as a
Private, along with his wife Mary &amp; four children. On board the ship Patrick
was again on the sick list spending 10 days in hospital with Catarrhus.</span></div>
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<div align="left">The FAIRLIE arrived at HOBART on <span style="font-size:12pt">4 JUL 1852 (with 294 male convicts
*inserted from Barbara Torley).</span></div>
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<div align="left">From Barbara Torley<span style="font-size:12pt">:</span></div>
<div align="left">It is interesting to note that one of the convicts on board the Fairlie was Henry
Groves<span style="font-size:12pt">. Henry's daughter Margaret &amp; Patrick's grandson Joseph were to
marry in 1900. I wonder if they knew that their forebears came to Hobart on
the same ship but under very different circumstances!</span></div>
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<div align="left">In Woods Almanac of <span style="font-size:12pt">1854 Mr &amp; Mrs Torley are overseers at the Launceston
Female House of Correction receiving 80 pounds from the Convict
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<div align="left">On the <span style="font-size:12pt">1856 Electoral Roll he is living at WESTBURY leasing Government
Land, they were still there when their eldest child Catherine was married in
1858 to James MOORE.</span></div>
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<div align="left">From Barbara Torley<span style="font-size:12pt">:</span></div>
<div align="left">In <span style="font-size:12pt">1820's when Westbury was first settled it was a Military Outpost on western
edge of civilisation. The Irish Pensioners were given a 5 acre plot with a
cottage, a well &amp; a pear tree on it. Convict labour was used to clear the
allotments &amp; plant the hawthorn hedge boundary fences &amp; any other work
necessary. &#208;15 was allocated for the construction of each timber dwelling.
One thousand bricks could be purchased from the local brickmaker, at that
time, for 5/- for building a chimney.&#160;&#160; (Ref: Tas. Ancestry VOL 23, </span></div>
<div align="left">SEP <span style="font-size:12pt">2002)</span></div>
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<div align="left"><span style="font-size:12pt">From Prue Gore:</span></div>
<div align="left"><span style="font-size:12pt">Received grant of 5 acres of land in Westbury on 23 August 1858.</span></div>
<div align="left"><span style="font-size:12pt">In 1858 Assessment Roll for Westbury, shown as owning 8 1/2 acres on the
Westbury Road.</span></div>
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<div align="left">On <span style="font-size:12pt">31st OCT 1859 Patrick wrote to Major Russell (Staff Officer of </span></div>
<div align="left">Pensioners<span style="font-size:12pt">) Sir, with respect I am sorry to trouble you in regard of my Deeds,
they are due since July Last.&#160; I have sent to Major Russell asking him to
forward them to me but I received no answer.&#160; You will oblige me if you will
send them, as it will be of great service to me and my family for I am about
entering into a Business.&#160; Sir enclose ten shillings in this note. I likewise sent
ten shillings to Major Russell for my Deeds but received know (sic) Deeds.&#160; I
remain your Humble Servant Patrick Torley, no 3 Allotment, Ship Fairlie.</span></div>
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<div align="left">Reply on bottom of letter<span style="font-size:12pt">, dated 4 NOV 1859. says that Major Russell </span></div>
<div align="left">presents his compliments to the Hon<span style="font-size:12pt">. Col. Sect. &quot;to return the half </span></div>
<div align="left">sovereign Torley has quite unnecessarily sent for his Grant Deed<span style="font-size:12pt">.&#160; A similar
amount has been already received from Torley to be paid into Treasury as
soon as the Grant reach that office from the Survey Office.&quot;&#160; (Mr. Newman,
Inform Torley in terms of the Staff Officers Memorandum.&#160; Signed ?? 5 NOV
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<div align="left">Torley then replied <span style="font-size:12pt">&quot; Westbury November 7, 1859. Sir, Sargent Bulger has
been with me today and has read your note to me wich (sic) I am verry (sic)
Sorry to think you have taken my few Simple Lines in the Light you have. It is
far from my intentions to think of insulting your Honour, let lone to do it.&#160; My
reason for riting (sic) to the Colonial Secretary was thinking you might be
engaged in varies(sic) other Business and not having time to go to the office
to do Business for me.&#160; And I being a poor man and wishing to do the best for
my family.&#160; I having a Business Place in view and to let (?) my own for a few
years and I can do nothing without My Deeds and I cannot give </span></div>
<div align="left">Satisfactory answer Before the <span style="font-size:12pt">15 of the present month it will throw me out of
it.&#160; Sir, if I have done anything wrong I humble beg Pardon for it was far from
my intention to do so, I Remain your Humble Servant Patrick Torley&quot;</span></div>
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<div align="left">When his wife died in <span style="font-size:12pt">1860 Patrick was a Publican of Noahs Ark Inn at 274
Brisbane Street LAUNCESTON. [Noah's Ark Inn was on Cnr. Brisbane &amp;
Margaret Streets Launceston from 1837. (This is possibly the business he
mentions in the previous letter). * from Barbara Torley]</span></div>
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<div align="left">After the funeral when the family were returning to town when going down the
steep road near the burial ground the cab wheels got into a rut<span style="font-size:12pt">, giving the cab
a sudden check; the spring of the cab broke with a great noise and this
startled the horses, who then bolted.&#160; The cab upset and all the persons in it
were thrown out.&#160; One of the boys on the box received a fractured left arm,
and shoulder, hips &amp; face were bruised.&#160; All the others fortunately escaped
with little or no injury.</span></div>
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<div align="left"><span style="font-size:12pt">[On 7th March 1860 Patrick instructed Bell and Westbrook to sell, by auction,
his property.&#160; Maybe he had trouble selling the property, as *from Barbara
Torley] in Valuation Rolls of 1861 Patrick was living on property at 3 Westbury
Road of 8 1/2 acres value 25 pounds (Pensioner Allotment).</span></div>
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<div align="left">From Barbara Torley<span style="font-size:12pt">:</span></div>
<div align="left">In record at TAO it states that Patrick Torley<span style="font-size:12pt">, a labourer, born Ireland &amp; a
Catholic had resigned from the Hobart Police Force in 1853.&#160; He was aged 40
years &amp; was 5 feet 8 &amp; a half inches tall.&#160; He was appointed to the Brighton
district on the 30 OCT 1861, New Norfolk on 1 FEB 1862, &amp; Torquay
(Devonport) on 22 APR 1862.&#160; He was dismissed from the force on 8 SEP
1863 for neglect of duty!</span></div>
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<div align="left">When son John was enrolled at Sandy Bay State School on <span style="font-size:12pt">19 JAN 1964 it </span></div>
<div align="left">stated that his father was a constable at Deloraine<span style="font-size:12pt">.</span></div>
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<div align="left">He reported the birth of his grandson Walter James MOORE to the Registrar
<span style="font-size:12pt">&amp; gave his address as SANDY BAY. He was possibly then living with his
daughter Catherine &amp; son-in-law James MOORE.</span></div>
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<div align="left">From Barbara Torley<span style="font-size:12pt">:</span></div>
<div align="left">The Moore children can remember their grandfather Patrick Torley living with
them <span style="font-size:12pt">&amp; he was well remembered for the way in which he would jerk the
children around military style.</span></div>
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<div align="left">From <span style="font-size:12pt">1876 to 1879 Patrick appears on 73rd Regiment Pension Records as
receiving a pension.</span></div>
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<div align="left">He died in May <span style="font-size:12pt">1884 from Senility at the age of&#160; 81 years.&#160; This is quite
remarkable when you consider that he was pensioned out of the Army back in
1831 after spending long periods in hospital.</span></div>
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<div align="left">His death notice in Launceston Examiner mentions that he died at his son<span style="font-size:12pt">-in-
law's home in QUEECHY and that he was formerly of H.M. 73rd Regiment.</span></div>
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<div align="left">The Noahs Arc Inn was demolished in <span style="font-size:12pt">1971 to make way for approaches to
the new Paterson Bridge the bricks were taken to King Island (?) to be used
to build a school for aboriginal children.</span></div>


Records not imported into INDI (individual) Gramps ID I0175:

Skipped subordinate line Line 5949: 2 TEXT Research Army Records
Skipped subordinate line Line 5950: 2 _CAT Research
Skipped subordinate line Line 5951: 2 COMPLETE No
Skipped subordinate line Line 5952: 2 PROGRESS 0
Skipped subordinate line Line 5953: 2 PRIORITY 2
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Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1803    
Death 1884-05-13   1a
Burial 1884-05-15    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father UNKNOWN1750
Mother UNKNOWN1756
         TORLEY, Patrick 1803 1884-05-13


Family of TORLEY, Patrick and PHILLIPS, Mary Ann

Unknown Partner PHILLIPS, Mary Ann ( * 1815 + 1860-08-14 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Status (Primary)     MARRIED  
Name Birth Date Death Date
TORLEY, Catherine18401896-09-21
TORLEY, Mary Anne18461914-11-21
TORLEY, Joseph1849-07-141928-09-28
TORLEY, John Henry1851
Type Value Notes Sources
_UID 34A8B2B0D44311489ADEE7049D61A8CE85DC


Type Value Notes Sources
_UID 1C8878CCF31085469C2F0E8A757A880D9DEE

Source References

  1. Printout of Torley in Tasmania, Austraila
      • Page: 202/1884
      • Confidence: High
      • General: