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Andrew Alexander (1799.......1893)

Back to . . .50th Foot West Kent Queen's own Regiment.
  • Born :12 July 1799
  • Where Born : Parish of Glendermott, County of Londonderry, Ireland
  • Occupation : Tailor / Soldier
  • Regimental Number :333
  • Date Arrived : 9 April 1835
  • Ship Arrived on : " Lady Nugent "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment :21 May 1825
  • Where Enlisted : Glasgow
  • Date of Discharge : 31 August 1839
  • Where Discharged Norfolk Island (he paid Pds.5 to secure his discharge)
  • Died : 16 October 1893
  • Where Died / Buried : Surry Hills, Sydney. Buried Presbyterian Cemetery Rookwood.
  • Parents Names : Jacob Alexander (b......d.) and Frances Alexander (b......d.)
  • Spouse's Name : Margaret Falconer
  • Date Married : 28 November 1825
  • Where Married : St. Andrew's by the Green Episcopal Church, Glasgow (I believe this was the Regiment's Church)
    Born : 5 December 1798
  • Where Born : Glasgow
  • Occupation : Seamstress
  • Date Arrived : 9 April 1835
  • Ship Arrived on : accompanied husband on the Lady Nugent, together with first three children, plus baby Mary born onboard the Lady Nugent.
    Died : 20 December 1864
  • Where Died: Clarence Street, Sydney.  Buried Presbyterian Cemetery Rookwood.

  • Descendants

    Information supplied by Chris Higgs higgs@bigpond.net.au

    Area Settled :
    Sydney
    Children :
    1 . Frances b. 1828 in Belfast
    2 . Robert  b. 1830 in Lancashire
    3 . Martha  b. 1833 in Nass, County Kildare, Ireland
    4 . Mary.   b. 1835 at Sea on board the "Lady Nugent"
    5 . William b. 1837 Military Barracks,Wynyard Square, Sydney
    6 . Jacob Falconer b. 1840 Sydney (died 1842)
    7 . John    b. 1843 in Sydney
    8 . Margaret. 1845 in Sydney
    9 . Jane    b. 1848 in Sydney
    10 Jacob   b. 1850 in Sydney

    History & Achievements :

    He is credited with establishing the Orange Lodge in New South Wales.  
    Further Occupations: Following his retirement from the Army, Andrew firstly returned to his trade as Tailor, and then went goldmining to Bendigo. Andrew established the first Orange Lodge in New South Wales and was also
    First Worshipful Master at Bendigo Lodge. In his old age the Lodge presented him with 125 Sovereigns as a mark of thanks. (more can be read on the Orange Lodge web site).

    Family Members ,Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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    Last revised: April 19, 2008.