Andrew Alexander (1799.......1893)
Where Born : Parish of
Glendermott, County of Londonderry, Ireland
Occupation : Tailor / Soldier
Date Arrived :
9 April 1835
Ship Arrived on : "
Lady Nugent "
Rank on Discharge :
Date of Enlistment :21
Where Enlisted :
Date of Discharge : 31
Where Discharged Norfolk
Island (he paid Pds.5 to secure his discharge)
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 :
Date Married :
28 November 1825
Where Married : St.
Andrew's by the Green Episcopal Church, Glasgow (I
believe this was the Regiment's Church)
- Back to . . .50th
Foot West Kent Queen's own Regiment.
5 December 1798
Where Born : Glasgow
Occupation : Seamstress
Date Arrived : 9
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
Died: Clarence Street,
Sydney. Buried Presbyterian Cemetery Rookwood.
Information supplied by Chris Higgs email@example.com
- Area Settled :
- 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
5 . William b. 1837 Military Barracks,Wynyard Square,
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
& 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).
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- Last revised: April 19, 2008.