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Colour Sergeant Edward Barron (c.1796.......)

 

Back to . . .63rd Foot West Suffolk Regiment
  • Born : circa 1796
  • Where Born : (Possibly Ireland).
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 8 June 1829
  • Ship Arrived on : " Sulphur "
  • Rank attained : Colour Sergeant
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Where Enlisted :
  • Date of Discharge :- March 1834
  • Where Discharged : Perth
  • Died : 23 January 1863 aged 67 years.
  • Where Died / Buried : Perth Western Australia / Buried East Perth cemetery, Bronte Street East Perth
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Jane J Pearson
  • Born : circa 1800
  • Where Born : (possibly Ireland)
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : 8 June 1829
  • Ship Arrived on : " Sulphur "
  • Date Married :
  • Where Married :
  • Died : 23 February 1878
  • Where Died / Buried : Perth Western Australia / Buried East Perth cemetery, Bronte Street East Pert
  • Spouse's Parents :
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    Descendants
    This information kindly supplied by John Hudson johnhudson@dodo.com.au
    Area Settled :
    Perth Western Australia
    Children :
    1 . Jean Barron (b. 1824......d.),
    2 . Elizabeth Matilda (b. 1825......d.),
    3 . Mary Ann (b. 1828,......d.),
    History & Achievements :
     
      Edward and Jane with their three daughters Jean born 1824, Elizabeth Matilda born 1825 and Mary Ann born 1828,   arrived on board the Naval  Sloop Sulphur on 8 June 1829.  Their son Edward George is reputed to have been the first European child born in the Swan River settlement, the date given as 17 September 1829. Following the birth of Edward George there were five more sons and one daughter born to Edward and Jane in Western Australia.  Jane Barron is also recorded as being the proprietor of the Wheat Sheaf Inn, the first and largest dairy in the colony and at a later time, he was granted a licence for the Criterion Hotel in Perth.   History records that in 1833 when the main body of the 63rd Regiment left the Swan River settlement and sailed to India, many of the soldiers discharged from the Regiment and setled in West Australia, amiong them being Col/Sgt Barron, Sgt John Mason, Cpl James Dobbin, Privates John Connoly, Patrick Farmer, George Hodges, John SDtanton and Private Hefron.  That Regiment was replaced by the 21st from Tasmania.   In 1834 Barron, then a settler, was in the company of 19 year old Privater Hugh Nesbit of the 21st Regiment when they were attacked by natives.  Barron was wounded and Nesbit killed.  
    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: January 05, 2004.