Name - JAMES KENNEDY T9/ 2 page 77
Admitted - 22nd January 1850
Ship - Recruited in New Zealand
Pension - Chelsea Pension 1/- per day commenced 1st July 1853
Rank - Private
Unit - 58th Regiment of Foot Regimental No. 603
Born - probably circa 1805
Abode - Hobson Street, Auckland
Status - Married, 3 children
Wife - MARGARET ....................
Description - 5' 9½", brown hair, grey eyes, sallow complexion, good character, labourer. Served 21 years 11 months with the 58th Regiment, discharged worn out. Married with 3 children and died 15th July 1865 according to the Treasury Pension Register. "Discharged in New Zealand" by Hugh and Lyn Hughes lists a James Kennedy, Private, No. 603, born Emley, tailor by trade, enlisted 28th January 1828, discharged Auckland 10th July 1850.
Issue of JAMES KENNEDY & MARGARET ..............:-
.................. born circa 1843?
.................. born circa 1845?
ELIZABETH born circa 1847?
ELIZABETH KENNEDY, daughter of James and Margaret Kennedy, aged 13, was buried from St Patrick's Cathedral, Auckland 6th January 1857.
MARGARET KENNEDY was buried from St Patrick's Cathedral, Auckland 10th October 1859, no age or other details entered.
MICHAEL KENNNEDY, aged 30, buried from St Patrick's Cathedral, Auckland 3rd March 1863. These entries may not be relevant to the Fencible but are offered in case they may provide a few clues.
KENNEDY - On the 16th July, Mr JAMES KENNEDY, 58th Regiment, aged 63 years. Melbourne papers please copy.
New Zealand Herald 8th July 1865. RG 1865/60