Name variations: Magennis, McGinnis(s), McGonness, McGuiness, Meginess and others.
Birth date and place c. 1818 Tullylish, Banbridge, Down, Ireland.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
Barracks, Bradford Moor, Bradford, Yorkshire, England (1851).
Occupations pre-WA Weaver.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 7 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown.
Marriage date and place 3 Dec 1849 West Derby, Lancashire (Registration).
Spouse (Margaret) Jane MORGAN.
Children Jane b. 1850, Liverpool or Manchester, Lancashire (could be Margaret Jane).
Sarah b. 1857, Bolton ?, Lancashire.
Henry b. 1858 at Sea on board Edwin Fox en route from England to Western Australia.
Rachel b. 1860, Fremantle, Western Australia (could be indexing error for Michael below).
Michael b. 1860, Fremantle, Western Australia.
John b. 1864 (d.1865), Fremantle, Western Australia.
John b. 1866, Greenough, Western Australia.
Elizabeth b. 1870 (d.1870), Greenough, Western Australia.
Death date and place 10 Aug 1875 Greenough, Western Australia.
Burial date and place August 1875 Back Flats, Bootenal Cemetery (as McGuiness).
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries
Regiment(s) 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank #1079 Private.
Attestation date and place 2 Jan 1836 Newry, Down.
Service/Campaigns Gibraltar 4 years 4 months.
West Indies 3 years.
North America 3 years 2 months.
Crimea 7 months.
Musters 1841 Gibraltar [WO12-5832].
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.
Three Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (gratuity).
Casualty/Medical Has completed 21 years service, is affected with chronic renal disease and rheumatism. Served eleven years abroad in Gibraltar, West Indies and Canada. Was invalided home from the Crimea in May 1855 [‘back to England 22 Jan 1855’ on medal roll] with rheumatism, and diarrhoea. Present disease is the result of military service and climate. Is unable to carry his pack or perform the active duties of a soldier (Templemore Barracks, 23 May 1857).
Unfit for further service from Disease of Kidney and Rheumatism (Dublin, 27 July 1857).
Regimental Courts Martial None.
District Courts Martial None.
General Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 27 Jul 1857 Dublin.
Length of Service 21 Years 207 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97/1533/138.
Post Discharge Residence 73 Albert Street, Liverpool.
Post Discharge Pension District 1st Liverpool.
Pension Amount 11d. per diem. Increased to 1/3d. per diem on 12 May 1874.
Ship Edwin Fox. 
Departure and Arrival 26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Enrolled Pensioner Force.
Temporary Assistant Warder, Champion Bay (Geraldton)  (1862).
Acting Assistant Superintendent, Geraldton (1862).
Rejoined Enrolled Pensioner Force (Sep 1862).
Farmer, Greenough (from c. 1868).
Land Grant/Purchase 4 May 1874 Greenough Flats (grant).
7 Sep 1874 Greenough Flats (grant).
Subscriptions None.
Misc. Newspaper Articles
Departure from WA Not applicable.