Jeremiah Maloney was the son of my great great great grandmother Ann Abram (nee Cox). On the 1861 census, I have been able to locate Ann, living with my great great great grandfather, where Joseph, a shoemaker aged 23 and Ann aged 21 were living at 4 Lower River Terrace, St Sepulchre in Northamptonshire with three children, Emma, Charles (my great great grandfather aged 1) and Harriett. The photo below was given to me by my relative Margaret Creighton in Australia. Jeremiah is shown wearing a British army uniform but also a turban which appears to have a Northamptonshire Regiment badge on it.
Sadly, it appears that Joseph died aged just 28. The death certificate shows he had been suffering from Phthisis Pulmonalis (Tuberculosis) for 13 months. In 1869 Ann appears to have married William Maloney and her story continues on the 1871 census, where, aged 31, she is living at St George Square in Northampton but now with William Maloney of Ireland, Charles (aged 11 and recorded as Charles Abram Maloney) and three other children, George, Emma and John W Maloney.
In 1881 William and Ann can be found living at 12 Alpha Street, Northampton, with four children, Jeremiah (aged 9), Eugene, William and John Maloney. Finally, in 1891, Ann can be found at 50 Adelaide Street, Northampton. She is a widow and working as a laundress. Eugene, William and John are still living with her.
Jeremiah Maloney does not appear on the 1891 census with his mother and siblings but I believe I have located him, aged 19, living as a boarder at Luther Street, Leceister in the home of William and Sarah Abrams (both recorded as being born in Northamptonshire) and their children Herbert and Amy, along with two other boarders, Ellen Maloney aged 24 and and Eva M aged 1. (I believe that Jeremiah Maloney married Ellen Frost in 1889).
Jeremiah’s army service records are detailed below.
- First name(s) Jeremiah
- Last name Maloney
- Birth year 1871
- Birth parish St Sepulchres
- Birth town Northampton
- Birth county Northamptonshire
- Birth country England
- Service number 6568
- Regiment Northamptonshire
- Regiment Year 1902
- Attestation date 12 Mar 1902
- Attestation age years 31
- Attestation corps 3rd Northamptonshire
- Document type Attestation
- Series Wo 96 – Militia Service Records 1806-1915
- Archive The National Archives
- Archive reference WO 96 Box851
- Box record number 286
- Record set British Army Service Records
- Category Military, armed forces & conflict
- Subcategory Regimental & Service Records
- Collections from Great Britain, England
The South Africa 1900-1902 Medal Roll, 3rd Militia Battalion records a Private J Maloney, was awarded the Queens South Africa Medal with Claps for Cape Colony and South Africa 1902.