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 Private Alexander Weir  (.c.1811.....1888..)

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  • Born : c. 1811
  • Where Born : North Berwick in the County of Haddington
  • Occupation : bricklayer / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : December 1851
  • Ship Arrived on : Anna Robertson"
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 31 January 1831
  • Where Enlisted :  Edinburgh in the County of Edinburgh  
  • Regimental Number :1393
  • Date of Discharge : 14th August, 1855
  • Where Discharged :   Chelsea Hospital,
  • Arrived : Assisted British Immigrants
  • Date Arrived : 25th August, 1857
  • Ship Arrived on :  “Talbot” Melbourne
  • Died :   28 June 1888
  • Where Died / Buried :  Melbourne General Cemetery with his wife Hannah
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Hanna nee Price  
  • Date Married :  5th April 1833
  • Where Married : Gillingham,Chatham Kent
  • Spouse 's Parents : Thomas and Elizabeth price
  • Born : c.1813
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation : Soldiers wife
  • Date Arrived : 25th August, 1857
  • Ship Arrived on :  “Talbot” Melbourne
  • Died : 11 August 1890.
  • Where Died / Buried :   Melbourne General Cemetery  
  • Descendants
    Information  supplied by  Janet.Davis@bigpond.com
    Area Settled :
     
     
    Children :
    Alexander S, 1833, Chatham, Kent;
    John Thomas,1837, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Elizabeth,1844, Woolwich
    Jabez,1847, Gibraltar
    Hannah Margaret, 1849, Gibraltar

    History & Achievements :

    A story of  Alexander Weir  
  •  Alexander Weir who was a member of the royal sappers and miners came to WA on the Anna Robertson which arrived December 1851.  There does not seem to be any passenger lists available, but from the available information I know that Lieut Edmund Du Cane came on this ship and from the War Office records I know that my ancestor was with a party of Sappers and Miners under the charge of Du Cane under sail for Swan River.
     
  • WEIR, Alexander: age 46, occupation bricklayer, able to read and write, Church of England, native of England birthplace “Haddington” to be employed at Queenscliff at 10 (presumably shillings per day).”
    WEIR, Hannah age 44
    WEIR, Cecilia, age 6
    WEIR, Hannah, age 8
    WEIR, Jabez, age 10
    WEIR, Elizabeth, age 10, occupation housemaid, born Kent England, able to read and write, gone to Mrs Howard, Mercer Street, Geelong for 2-10-3 (presumably pounds shillings and pence but for what pay period is not known).
    WEIR, Stephen, age 14, occupation labourer, native of Canada, Presbyterian, able to read and write.
    WEIR, James, age 17, occupation labourer, native of Canada, able to read and write.
    WEIR, John, age 19, occupation labourer, native of Canada, able to read and write.
    The boys went with their father to Queenscliff”[2]
     
     
    References

    Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia

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