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1871 application to Institute of Civil Engineers for admission (source ancestry.com)

Address - Bhawnpoe Mooltan1 and Parsonstown India

After being educated at the Parsonstown Model School and obtaining the first prize for physical science - including mathematics, hydrostatics and electricity , he was engaged
As under:
1862 in the Bangor and Holy[wood Railway2 for Mssrs Robert & John Edwards contractors
1862-4 on the the Parsonstown and Port??? Ry 3for under Mt?? Resident engineer
1864-8 on the East Indian Railway4 as an assistant engineer on the [Chord] line and at ???? In March 1868 he entered the service of the government of India PWD5 as an asst engine and at first had charge under W Leonard, M Inst CS of the Hooghly River works at Mayapore
In August 1869 he was transferred to the Indus Valley State Railway as officiating executive engineer and in November 1870 he was appointed Ex Engineer of the [Bhawnlhore Station] which position he still holds

Signed by personal knowledge by 5 people

Passed by January 1872 as associate



1875 application to Institute of Mechanical Engineers UK (source ancestry.com)

Membership proposal form of R H Heenan, executive engineer to the Bhawulpoor State, Bhawalpoor, India.

Proposer’s statement:
‘Mr Heenan was three years with Edwards and Company, Railway Contractors in Ireland then appointed assistant Engineer East Indian Railway then 2 years as assistant first class & two years in charge of the Suttey Bridge then appointed and at present acting as Chief executive Engineer of the Bhawulpoor State. He has large workshops under his charge and all the steamers dredges & c on the canals & irrigation of the State’.

Signed by the proposer, Walter May.

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1 Mooltan - alternative spelling of Multan. Multan was the headquarters of Multan District in the Multan Division of Punjab Province during the British period..Source - fbis.org

2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holywood_railway_station#History
The Belfast and County Down Railway (B&CDR) opened the line between Queen’s Quay, Belfast and Holywood (northern ireland) on 2 August 1848. Holywood was a terminus until May 1865, when the Belfast, Holywood and Bangor Railway (BH&BR) opened from Holywood to Bangor.  In 1859 the B&CDR sold its Holywood branch to the BH&BR, with the result that Holywood station came under BH&BR management. However, the B&CDR leased the BH&BR line from 1878 and took it over in 1884, which meant that Holywood station returned to its original management and ownership.
3 Believed to be Parsonstown and Portumna Bridge Railway

4 From 1860 onward, British India possessed one of the seven most extensive railroad networks in the world.
5 Public Works Department
6 The town of Bhawulpoor, is on the left bank of the Gharra river, distant 229 miiles from Ferozpoor, this is far north of India,)Name: Hammersley /Heenan/ 
HEENAN, Richard Hammersley 127 (I35)
 
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1879 application by George Fredric Hammersley Heenan of Hyderabad Deccan, India . Source - ancestry.com

Proposer’s statement:
Up to the year 1868 he followed he profession of a sailor seeing service in various parts of the world and being frequently engaged in coast and harbour surveying and whilst in the service of the P & O company he was employed in superintending the erection of jetties and other works in the [Hoogley Rivers]. In 1869 he obtained employment as assistant to his brother Mr R H Heenan, MICE, executive engineer on special duty in the Bhawlpoor state6. And served in this capacity till the end of 1871, his principal duties in Bhawalpoor were surveying and levelling for canals and roads, constructing he same, erection of government building. In 1871 he succeeded in ??? A large quantity of timber and machinery from ?? to Bhawulpoor (some 500 Miles) down the [sutley] river in safety, considered at that time a difficult operation. In Jan 1873 he joined the PWD of H H the Nizam of Hyderabad in the capacity of assistant engineer. From this time till Aug 1875 he was employed in superintending the operations of surveying, boring and mining for coal in the Godavery district for H H the Nizams dominions and was promoted to the grade of executive engineer in December obtaining further promotion in sept 1878 which charge he still continues to hold. In this capacity he has charge of 2 important irrigation channels, the construction and maintenance of 100 miles of first class roads and the construction and maintenance of all government buildings, military and civil

Ballot for associate member of the institution 2 Dec1879





1 Mooltan - alternative spelling of Multan. Multan was the headquarters of Multan District in the Multan Division of Punjab Province during the British period..Source - fbis.org

2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holywood_railway_station#History
The Belfast and County Down Railway (B&CDR) opened the line between Queen’s Quay, Belfast and Holywood (northern ireland) on 2 August 1848. Holywood was a terminus until May 1865, when the Belfast, Holywood and Bangor Railway (BH&BR) opened from Holywood to Bangor.  In 1859 the B&CDR sold its Holywood branch to the BH&BR, with the result that Holywood station came under BH&BR management. However, the B&CDR leased the BH&BR line from 1878 and took it over in 1884, which meant that Holywood station returned to its original management and ownership.
3 Believed to be Parsonstown and Portumna Bridge Railway

4 From 1860 onward, British India possessed one of the seven most extensive railroad networks in the world.
5 Public Works Department
6 The town of Bhawulpoor, is on the left bank of the Gharra river, distant 229 miiles from Ferozpoor, this is far north of India,) 
HEENAN, George Frederick Hammersley 127 (I100)
 
3

1911 census indicates he was a naturalised British subject resident of 52 years (abt 1859)

His wife states they have been married 44 years - this would put the year of marriage at 1867 and places it within England, Scot, Wales rather than Ireland

His wife states she has been resident British subject for 50 years (approx 1861)

Marraige registered in Chorlton, Lancs in 1867 - bride’s name is Dolan. 
HEENAN, Michael Joseph 439 (I1055)
 
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Persons on bounty ships to Sydney, Newcastle and Moreton Bay (Board’s Immigrant Lists)
These records contain immigrant lists for Sydney, Newcastle, and Moreton Bay from 1848-1891. The majority of the ships in these records sailed from British ports to Sydney. However, a few went to Moreton Bay, which was part of New South Wales until 1859, and Newcastle. A few ships also sailed from some non-British ports, such as Hamburg, Madras, and New York.

General Hewitt
The ship, also called the General Hewett, was a convict ship and later an immigrant ship, sailing to Moreton Bay in 1854

immigrants on the General Hewitt, a ship of 965 tons, had sailed from Southampton on 25 August 1854 and arrived in Moreton Bay 107 days later. There had been 16 deaths on board (14 of them children) and 3 births. The brig Sporting Lass went down to the Bay to bring the passengers up to town but the weather was so rough it prevented the brig from lying alongside. After such a long time at sea, the immigrants had a frustrating week waiting to be taken ashore.[2] As they landed only days before Christmas I wonder what how they felt to be in such a different environment.
On arrival 381 immigrants were disembarked and the newspapers report that there was such demand for labour that less than two weeks later there were only 70 adults remaining in the immigration barracks and most of them were hired.[3] The Kents were among the large groups of agricultural labourers and servants looking for work. Presumably they were recruited by an Ipswich employer because this is where they settled. Wages for a married couple were £50 and for female servants £20.

State Records of NSW, Persons on Bounty ships to Sydney, Newcastle, MoretonBay 1848-1866. CGS 5317, microfilm 2466, reference 4/4937.

2] The Moreton Bay Courier, 23 December 1854, page 2.
3] The Moreton Bay Courier, 30 December 1854, page 2. 
HEENAN (HANEY), James 700 (I1217)
 
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in 1919 he appears to have two addresses according to the record card for the mercantile marine service of world war 1
two medals wereawarded to M.M.O Grimbsby, two to M..M O Station Road, Selston, NottsBT351/1/61066



Not located in 1939 census 
HEENAN, Charles Edward 209 (I824)
 
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Margaret Heenan (nee Wake) was 30 years old when she died. She left behind three young children

Her eldest son James was 8,
Margaret was 7
Mary Valerie was 6 months old

Mary Valerie went to live with her mother’s parents (1939 National Register)

To date, I have not found a record of where the other two children were living at the time of the 1939 National Register.

When their father died in 1945, the children were still young
James was 16
Margaret was 15
Mary was 9 years old 
WAKE, Margaret 902 (I1792)
 
7
Question whether he is also known as Patrick (maybe a middle name)

1871 census Bridget’s husband is called Patrick, born in Ireland in 1834.
1881 census her husand is called James, born Galway Ireland in 1833
1901 census her husband is called James, born Ireland 1835
1905 a Patrick Heenan death registered in district of Gainsborough, calculated date of birth is 1836 
HEENAN, Patrick James 419 (I727)
 
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Research notes

Name:
Registered at birth as Nicholas Heenan
Marries under nane of Nicholas Heenan
By time of 1911 census he is using Lockey as a middle name - this is his mother’s maiden name so would appear to be a tribute to her


Parents

Mother’s surname is known to be Lockey (civil registration of his birth). No baptism record locaed to date

1901 census he is living with Alfred Bumpus and his wife Jane - recorded as a stepson.
Oher stepchildren in the household are John E T Heenan, aged 21 (born 1880in Newcastle); Lydia J b aged 18, born 1883 in Newcastle.

Possible that his father died and mother remarried? However a earch for marriage of Alfred Bumpus -no record of a Jane or Janet Lockey marriage
Located a marriage of Alfred Bumpus married Jane Maddison Ireland in 1904 -this is after the census return so not he correct record.

The couple in the 1901 census record have a son Alexander aged 12 - this would suggest a marriage
before 1889.

Mother’s name can be further confirmed by baptism record of Lydia J Heenan on 12 August 1882 in Newcastle when mother’snme is given as Lockey and father as John Heenan

Next Steps
- search for death of John Heenan between 1881 and 1891 - could be before 1889
- search again for Alfred Bumpus (spelling could be Bumpis) 
HEENAN, Nicholas Lockey 510 (I1190)
 
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When Daniel Norman’s wife died at the age of 30 he was left with three young children to raise. The youngest was a baby of just six months.
The eldest son James was 8,
Margaret was 7
Mary Valerie was 6 months old

Mary Valerie went to live with her mother’s parents (1939 National Register)

My theory is that the other two children went to live with other relatives although I have not been able to find them in the National Register - they were not living with their father.

When he died in 1945, the children were still young
James was 16
Margaret was 15
Mary was 9 years old 
HEENAN, Daniel Norman 902 (I1793)
 
10  PATCHETT, Mary Annie 533 (I1292)
 
11  HEENAN, Martin 913 (I2382)
 
12 10 Thomas Row , Rhymney U.D., Monmouthshire, Wales. Also in household is father Edward and mother Emma. Thomas is described as single colliery haulage worker underground. Also i house is Patrick Edward Heenan, born 1859 HEENAN, Thomas William 101 (I78)
 
13 10 Thomas Row, Rhmney HARRISON, Emma Mary 101 (I81)
 
14 10 Thomas Row, Rhymney HEENAN, Edward 101 (I59)
 
15 10 Thomas Row, Rhymney, living with her parents, husband Jeremiah and their two sons Thomas aged 15 and Jeremiah aged12 HEENAN, Mary Catherine 101 (I58)
 
16 10 Thomas Row, Rhymney- HARRISON, Emma Mary 101 (I81)
 
17 108th regiment
The regiment was re-raised again as the 3rd Madras (European) Regiment in 1854 and then saw action in India in 1857 during the Indian Rebellion.[2] After the Crown took control of the Presidency armies in the aftermath of the Indian Rebellion, the regiment became the 3rd Madras Infantry in November 1859.[1] It was then renumbered as the 108th Regiment of Foot (Madras Infantry) on transfer to the British Army in September 1862.[1] It embarked for England in 1876.[2]
As part of the Cardwell Reforms of the 1870s, where single-battalion regiments were linked together to share a single depot and recruiting district in the United Kingdom, the 108th was linked with the 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot, and assigned to district no. 64 at St Lucia Barracks, Omagh.[3] On 1 July 1881 the Childers Reforms came into effect and the 108th amalgamated with the 27th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Foot to form the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.[1]
{source - Wikipedia)
Service in British India
• 1857 Indian Mutiny
• 1862 Madras
• 1863 Bombay
• 1888 Secunderabad
• 1892 Chakratta
• 1897 Ferozepore
• 1887 Tirah Campaign
• 1899 Dalhousie
(source - Wiki.fbis.org)

Records
Muster rolls are at national archives via
• WO 12 - Commissary General of Musters Office and successors: General Muster Books and Pay Lists
• Subseries within WO 12 - INFANTRY
• Subsubseries within WO 12 - 108th Foot
This record has not been digitised and cannot be downloaded.

Reference:
WO 12/10031
Description:
108th Foot
Date:
1872 - 1873
Held by:
The National Archives, Kew
Legal status:
Public Record(s)
Closure status:
Open Document, Open Description 
HEENAN, John 1111 (I2350)
 
18 12 Mount Pleasant , Rhymney RICHARDS, Henry (I77)
 
19 12 Mount Pleasant, Rhymney HEENAN, Helena 101 (I60)
 
20 12 Mt Pleasant Rhymney RICHARDS, Henry (I77)
 
21 12a Beulah Street, Rhymney HEENAN, Edward 101 (I51)
 
22 12a Beulah Street, Rhymney HEENAN, Rosina 101 (I65)
 
23 12a Beulah Street, Rhymney HEENAN, Rosina 101 (I65)
 
24 12a Beulah Street, Rhymney GALLIERS, Jack 101 (I227)
 
25 12a Beulah Street, Rhymney GALLIERS, Jack 101 (I227)
 
26 12A Buelah Street, Rhymney 1939 census.mtranscribed as Keenan. HEENAN, John 101 (I61)
 
27 12th East York Regiment HEENAN, Thomas 166 (I544)
 
28 13 Beulah Street, Rhymney HEENAN, John 101 (I61)
 
29 13 Beulah Street, Rhymney HEENAN, John 101 (I61)
 
30 16 Downs Rd BRANDON, Ralph Cyril Lockhart 127 (I116)
 
31 1870 census records his place of birth as Vermont HEENAN, Thomas (I769)
 
32 1871 census gives his age as 30 HEENAN, Patrick 101 (I49)
 
33 1881 census
35, Green Street, Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland, Durham, England
Edward Tomsett, head painter, aged 61 born Sunderland
Eliza Tomsett, wife aged 59 born scotland


1861 census
6, York Street, Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland, Durham, England
Edward Tomsett, head, house painter, aged 41 born Sunderland
Eliza Tomsett, wife aged 39 born scotland

Elizabeth J Tomsett, daughter, aged
9, scholar, born Sunderland 
TOMSETT, Edward 165 (I604)
 
34 1881 census when shown as aged 34 HEENAN, Patrick 101 (I49)
 
35 1891 census

Residence is Incorectly transcribed by Ancestry. Their reocrds document her as living with another family but they have failed to recognise the census enumerator mark denoting a different household and property 
RAYNOR, Emma 209 (I616)
 
36 1891 census gives his birth place as Broxburn, Linlithgowshire, Scotland. He is not registered in 1881 census HEENAN, Laurence 130 (I364)
 
37 1891 census he says he was born in Lancashire. 1881 census he says he was born in Liverpool HEENAN, Hugh 500 (I1381)
 
38 1891 census records here as Helener but 1901 and 1911 census she is Ellen

Unmarried at time of 1939 census when she is aged 55) and living with her brother Hugh (also unmarrie) in the house where her parents lived. 
HEENAN, Ellen 200 (I590)
 
39 1891 census when he is shown as age 46 HEENAN, Patrick 101 (I49)
 
40 1901 census HEENAN, John 146 (I23)
 
41 1901 census HEENAN, Ellen 146 (I24)
 
42 1901 census gives age of 29, 1911 gives age 39 HEENAN, Maurice 101 (I54)
 
43 1901 census he is working at the Ankerwycke stables at Wraysbury, Eton

Wikipidia provides this information:
On the Ankerwycke estate in the village are the ruins of a Benedictine nunnery, founded in the reign of King Henry II. One of the 50 oldest trees in the United Kingdom can be found here: at around 2000 years old,[5] the Ankerwycke Yew dates from the Iron Age, and is so wide that you can fit a Mini Cooper behind its trunk and not see it from the other side. Local legend says that Anne Boleynonce sat under the tree, while residing at the Ankerwycke estate, but this has not been verified.[6][7] The Ankerwycke estate was bought by John Blagrove, a prominent Jamaican slave owner, who did much to improve the estate

British History Online
'Parishes: Wyrardisbury or Wraysbury', in A History of the County of Buckingham: Volume 3, ed. William Page (London, 1925), pp. 320-325. British History Onlinehttp://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/bucks/vol3/pp320-325 [accessed 8 May 2019].

www..british-history.ca.uk/vch/bucks/vol3/00320-325 has this information
he Ankerwycke estate, the property of Mr. Guy Harcourt, lies in the south of the parish. The ruins of Ankerwycke Priory, a house of Benedictine Nuns, are apparently of the 13th century with 15th-century additions, and consist of a length of wall, 10 ft. high, running east and west with two shorter fragments at the east and north-west. In the longer wall are three windows, all facing the south. There is a 15th-century opening in the fragment of wall at the northwest, and the east wall is strengthened by diagonal buttresses. All are now in a ruinous condition and overgrown with ivy. Near the ruins of the old nunnery is a large yew tree, connected traditionally with a meeting between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. In 1813 its girth 3 ft. from the ground was 27 ft. 8 in. and this in 1906 had increased to 30 ft. (fn. 8)Ankerwycke House, the residence of Mr. A. H. Benson, was built by John Blagrove in the early 19th century (fn. 9) on the site of the 16th-century residence of Sir Thomas Smith, statesman and scholar under Edward VI and Elizabeth. (fn. 10) The latter sovereign visited Sir Thomas Smith there in 1565. (fn. 11) The grounds overlook the Thames with the Surrey hills in the background. Near Ankerwycke is Magna Charta Island, where is preserved the stone framed in oak on which King John is said to have affixed his seal to Magna Charta. 
HEENAN, John 439 (I1101)
 
44 1901 census said born at Ireland but baptism would suggest more likely India HEENAN, John Lawder 127 (I104)
 
45 1901 census shows age as 55 HEENAN, Patrick 101 (I49)
 
46 1911 census HEENAN, Patrick 494 (I25)
 
47 1911 census MAHONEY, Hannah 494 (I26)
 
48 1938 electoral register has a Mary Heenan resident at 7 The Brent, Brentford, Essex (at number 5 is Frank Heenan and wife Elsie).
This Mary Heenan could be Mary Ann (nee Walling)



Source citation
Bexley Local Studies & Archive Centre; Bexleyheath, Kent, England; Bexley Electoral Registers; Reference Number: Dart/1938ii; ancestry.co.uk 
WALLING, Mary Ann 114 (I330)
 
49 1938 electoral register shows him resident at 5 The Brent with wife Elsie

At number 7 is a Mary Heenan. Any connection? 
HEENAN, Frank 114 (I1140)
 
50 1939 census for 25 Lower Cross Row , Rhymney shows him as retired coal hewer living with Ellen hennan. His dob is given as 18/11/1870. 2 people only living at this address. HEENAN, Maurice 101 (I54)
 

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