|PERSONAL DETAILS||Michael SAMPEY|
Name variations: Sampy, Sampie, Sampoy, Samfry.
Brother of Thomas SAMPEY.
|Birth date and place||18 Nov 1822 Chelsea, London, England.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 9³/8 ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place|
|Death date and place||16 Aug 1878 Geraldton, Western Australia.|
|Burial date and place|
|Will and Probate||Letters of Administration: 23 Sep 1878. Probate: 27 Sep 1878 Supreme Court of Western Australia.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries|
|Regiment(s)||56th (West Essex) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#1865 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||18 May 1840 London, Middlesex.|
|Service/Campaigns||Gibraltar 4 years 7 months.|
Bermuda 3 years 7 months.
Crimea 1 year.
East Indies 4 years 11 months.
|Musters||1841 Newry & Armagh [WO12-6580].|
1851 Gibraltar [WO12-6591].
1861 Colaba Bay, East Indies [WO12-6603].
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal clasp Sebastopol. Turkish Crimea Medal.|
One Good Conduct Badge.
|Regimental Courts Martial||Tried and Imprisoned for Habitual Drunkenness 29 Dec 1853 to 22 Jan 1854.|
Tried and Imprisoned for Insubordination 7 Jun 1854 to 29 Mar 1855.
Tried and imprisoned for Drunk on Parade 28 Aug to 10 Oct 1857.
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General or Field Court Martial||Tried Hamilton Bermuda 15 Jun 1854. For theft, loaded his firelock etc.|
Sentenced 365 days Hard Labour [WO90-3]. See sidebar.
Note: This trial not recorded on WO97 Chelsea Pension discharge.
|Discharge date and place||19 May 1863 Colchester.|
|Length of Service||21 years 183 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97/1561/162.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Chelsea, Middlesex.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||2nd W. London, Woolwich, 1st E. London (1863). 2nd Perth WA (1865-31 Mar 1871).|
Melbourne (1871-31 Mar 1876). WA (1 Apr 1876).
|Pension Amount||9d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||None in Western Australia.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Inquirer & Commercial News 25 Jan 1871.|
Perth Gazette 27 Jan 1871.
Departure from WA
23 Jan 1871 Dep. Fremantle to Adelaide en route to Melbourne.