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Last name Channon
Age Full
Marriage year1845
Marriage date 26 Apr 1845
Denomination Anglican
Place Plymouth, Charles the Martyr
Father's first name(s) James
Father's last name Channon
Spouse's first name(s) Sarah
Spouse's last name Hambly
Spouse's age Full
Spouse's father's first name(s) Richd
Spouse's father's last name Bond
County Devon
ArchivePlymouth & West Devon Record Office
Not finding service record for Thomas on FMP.


Edit-The regiment was reformed in Glasgow (and subsequently confirmed as the successor of the predecessor formation with full continuity of battle honours),[a] in response to the threat posed by the French intervention in Spain, in December 1823.[15] Of the initial appointments, two of the officers had previous service in the 94th Regiment of Foot (Major Allan and Captain Bogle).[14] The regiment was posted to Gibraltar in April 1824[16] and it was presented with its new regimental colours in April 1825[16] before being sent to Malta in March 1832.[16] It returned to Ireland in November 1834.[17]
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In 1814 the regiment was posted to Ireland, where it remained through the Waterloo campaign and was disbanded on 24 December 1818.

In 1824 the regiment was posted to Gibraltar where it was presented with its new regimental colours, before returning to Ireland.

In 1838 the regiment was posted to Ceylon ...

Anne Pakenham was Irish but seems her family didn't approve of the intending marriage - Her name appears in records from 1829 onwards as Peake.

Possibly a descendant of Thomas Pakenham 2nd Earl of Longford.

James, son of James Robert (both died in Sydney)

"On the site of the Hornsby shopping centre there once stood, for many years, a magnificent two-storey house called ‘Pakenham’. It had been built in 1894 and was the realisation of a childhood dream for a young Cornish immigrant, James Channon, who had come to New South Wales to strike his fortune in the goldfields. An asthma sufferer all his life, Channon’s doctor advised him to move from the relative congestion of Burwood to the spacious ‘healthy highlands’ of Hornsby. The advice must have been sound because Channon lived well into his seventies."
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Last nameShannon
Service number702
Unit or regiment53rd Foot
The National Archive referenceWO 12/6355
Record setBritish Army, Worldwide Index 1841
CategoryMilitary, armed forces & conflict
SubcategoryRegimental & service records
25 May 1829 marriage in Gibraltar and birth of first child James Robert in 1830 in Gibraltar.

CHANNON Thomas Gibraltar 1830 page 1102
PEAKE Anne Gibraltar 1830 page 1102
GRO Chaplains Returns Marriages 1796-1880

King's Chapel.

Don't know when Thomas was discharged.

HO107 Piece/Book 154/5 Folio 75 Page 14
Civil Parish: Falmouth
Hundred: West
County: Cornwall
Registration District: Falmouth
Sub-RD: Falmouth
ED: 12
Address: Upper Berkley Vale
Thos. Channon 36 Stage Coach Guard N
Ann 34 Ireland
James 11 N
John 8 N
Thomas 6 N
Emaline 3 N
Ellen 1 Y
Mary Treggoing 20 F.S. Y
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Not that one Ellie.

Tracing how Anne b. abt 1807 fits in with other Pakenhams in Ireland proved difficult. Several were Captains in RN.

I'll come back to this tomorrow.

The Connaught Rangers ("The Devil's Own") were an Irish line infantry regiment of the British Army formed by the amalgamation of the 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers) (which formed the 1st Battalion) and the 94th Regiment of Foot (which formed the 2nd Battalion) in July 1881. Between the time of its formation and Irish independence, it was one of eight Irish regiments raised largely in Ireland. Its home depot in Galway.[1] It was disbanded following the establishment of the independent Irish Free State in 1922, along with the other five regiments that had their traditional recruiting grounds in the counties of the new state.[2]
Thanks Ellie.

12 Jan 1803 St Sidwell Exeter, Devon
Batch: M050511

Frederick c. 17 Sep 1828 St Sidwell Exeter, Devon, England
James CHANNON & Anne
Batch: C050512

HO107 Piece/Book 268/4 Folio 23 Page 41
Civil Parish: St Sidwell
Hundred: Exeter City
County: Devon
Registration District: Exeter
Sub-RD: St Sidwell
ED: 4
Address: Sidwell St
James Channon 55 Accountant Y
Ann 55 Y
Letitia 20 Y
Fredk. 15 Y
George 15 Y
Ann 13 Y

No baptism for a Thomas. Also, Thomas has pob Devonport not Exeter in census.