Born 1844. Discharged from British Army 1884. Died 1920. 3 children: 1) John Daniel; 2) Edward Joseph; 3) David Patrick.
Above: St. Patrick's Church, Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland, dating from 1866, where Patrick Staunton and Sarah Byron were wed on June 29, 1883 (copy of marriage certificate below). The original church, built in about 1578, was considered to be the first Protestant church in Ireland. Above: "Copy of marriage from Register, St. Patrick's Church, Newry, Ireland, 1883. When married: June 29. Names: Patrick Staunton & Sarah Byron. Age: Full. Condition: Bachelor & Spinster. Rank: Private, Border Reg[imen]t. Abode: Newry Barracks & Tuam St (?). Fathers Names: Daniel Staunton, John Byron. Occupation: D. Staunton gardener, John Byron Coachmaker. I do hereby certify that the above is a correct copy of marriage of the above parties, married by me by licence in said Church. Francis King, DD. July 2, 1883." (Overwritten in red: "Entered in B.R. 11/83. Signed).
Discharge from the British Army, 1884 (printed on parchment) (Above): Stamped in red: District of Belfast. "6709 Army Form B. 128. Should this Parchment be lost or mislaid no Duplicate of it can be obtained. PARCHMENT CERTIFICATE of Discharge of No. 55 Foot 1008 (Rank) Private 2nd B[attalio]n Border Regiment of Foot. Born in the Parish of St. Luke's near the Town of Cork in the County of Cork on the 25th February 1863 for the 19th Regiment, at the age of 22 years. "He is discharged in consequence of the termination of the second period of the limited engagement. He has served 21 years 92 days, of which 21 years 38 days reckon towards Pension. Service Abroad 13 4/12 years. Medals and Decorations: India Medal, clasp for Bhootan [Bhutan, India]. "His conduct and character with the Colors have been Good. He is in possession of three good conduct badges. Signature: Joseph Bellamy (?), lieu of Col[onel]. Place & Date: 2nd Battn. Border Regiment, Newry. Commence (?) on 22nd April 1884. "Discharge confirmed at Belfast. Service toward engagement: Army 21 years 72 days, Reserve 0. Total 21 years 72 days. Signature: R.S. Allen, Major B[riga]de Major. Date 6th May 1884." (On reverse): "Particulars of Marching Money issued: Pte Patrick Staunton. By whom: Majors M.M. Gillies Act[in]g Pay (?) 2/Border Reg[imen]t. Advance of Pension One pound. Warrant (?) Newry to Carlisle. "DESCRIPTION ON FINAL DISCHARGE. Of No. 53 Foot 1008 Pte. Pat[ric]k Staunton of the 2nd Border Reg[imen]t of Foot. Age: 43 years 2 months. Height: 5 feet 10 inches. Complexion: Sallow. Eyes: Brown. Hair: D[itt]o. Trade: D(?)er. Marks or Scars, whether in face or other parts of the body: None. Intended place of residence: Newcastle on Tyne. Discharged the Service at Newry this 6 day of May 1884." "NOTICE: Recruits for Army or Militia. A sum of money is paid to any person who brings or sends in a Recruit who is accepted for service in the Army or Militia. These sums, which may be varied from time to time, are at present 5s. for an Army Recruit and 2s 6d. for a Militia Recruit. When a Militiaman joins the Regular Army during the Militia drill or training the 5s. Army bringing-money is liable to a reduction of 2s. 6d."
Army Pension certificate (printed on linen), 1884 Above: Royal Hospital, Chelsea. THIS is to certify that the OUT-PENSION described below was awarded by the Lords and others, Commissioners of Her Majesty's Royal Hospital, Chelsea, at their Meeting on the 6 May 1884. BY ORDER OF THE COMMISSIONERS, (signed) Secretary and Registrar. This Certificate is not transferable, and is no security for debt. Chelsea Number: 9805b. Name of Pensioner: Patrick Staunton. Regiment from which discharged: 2nd Border. Rate of Pension: 13 pence, per diem from the 7th May 1884. Duration of Pension: Life.