Name - PATRICK COYLE T9/2 page 64; T9/3 page 101 & T/9 7 page 21

Admitted - 20th February 1850

Ship - Recruited in New Zealand

Pension - Chelsea Pension 1/- per day commenced 11th July 1850

Rank - Private

Unit - 58th Regiment of Foot Regimental No. 609

Born - Kildallon, County Caven Ireland circa 1810

Abode - Victoria Street and Chapel Street, Auckland

Parents -

Status - Married, 3 children

Wife - ANNIE ............ circa 1807 - died 24th July 1877

Description - 5' 11", brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion, 39, good character, labourer. Served 22 years 6 months, two good conduct badges. Discharged with an ulcer and varicose veins. Married at Naas, Irleand 1828, with 3 children according to the Treasury Pension Register. His address in that volume was given as Chapel Street and his date of death is given in the Register as 7th January 1885. This man applied in 1858 for land to be granted to him as discharged soldier and is understood to have been given control in 1857 for a bi-weekly mail service linking Auckland, Otahuhu, Onehunga and Papakura.

"Discharged in New Zealand" by Hugh and Lyn Hughes states Patrick Coyle was a labourer, born at Kilallan, County Cavan, enlisted 20th February 1828. He arrived in Sydney on the "Sir Robert Peel" 18th January 1845 and at Auckland on the "Slains Castle" 22nd April 1846 and was discharged at Auckland 10th July 1850.

Issue of PATRICK COYLE and ANNIE ........:-

MARY ANN born circa 1834 = CHARLES GRAY BENJAMIN 30th January 1856

MARY born 09. 11. 1849?

COYLE - On July 24, 1877, at her late residence, Collingwood Street, ANNIE, the beloved wife of Patrick Coyle, aged 70 years.

COYLE - On January 15, 1885, at his son's residence, Fernleigh Street, Ponsonby, PATRICK COYLE, late of H.M. 58th Regiment, aged 75 years.

From Auckland Public Library records.

CHARLES GRAY BENJAMIN = MARY ANN COYLE, spinster, daughter of Patrick and Ann Coyle, 30th January 1856 at St Patrick's Cathedral, Auckland.

Their issue:-

LOUISA JANE born 1860's = ...................... ................... 1912/9061

Two entries taken from the 1958 Transcription of the Symonds Street Cemetery -

(the words in brackets have been journalised as they were not recorded)

(Sacred to the memory of)


died 15th January 1885,

aged 75 years.


died 24th July 1877,

aged 70 years.


died 7th September 1898

aged 66 years.


died 3rd February 1914,

aged 79 years.

PATRICK COYLE, carter, son of Barnet Coyle and Catherine Forty, born Donigal, Ireland = MARYANNE FAIR, daughter of John Fair and Maria Grace, born Tipperary, Ireland, at St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Auckland 7th March 1846.

Their issue:-

CATHERINE bapt 09. 09. 1847

JOHN born 21. 06. 1849

BARNET JOSEPH born 09. 06. 1851

ALICE born circa 1855 buried 3rd February 1865 aged 9 years

Family of this Patrick Coyle say the name Barnet should read Bernard and has obviously been altered by the priest entering the information into the registers.

Another inscription of the Symonds Street Catholic Cemetery 1958 Transcription

(Sacred to the memory of)


died 27th January 1892,

aged 81 years.


died 24th July 1892,

aged 61 years.