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Private Charles Bennett (c.1794.....1861)

 
Back to . . .Royal New South Wales Veterans Regiment ,
50th Foot West Kent Queen's Own Regiment.
  • Born : circa.1794
  • Where Born : Derby
  • Occupation : Hosier / Painter / Soldier
  • Regimental Number :
  • Date Arrived : 26 August 1826
  • Ship Arrived on : " John Barry"
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Enlisted : 50th Regiment
  • Date of Enlistment 50th : 1808
  • Where Enlisted 50th: Derby England
  • Date of Discharge 50th: 1815 discharged after being shot at the Battle of Boyanne (?) in France at 21.
  • Where Discharged 50th: Boyanne in France
  • Date of Enlistment Veterans : 30. December 1825
  • Where Enlisted Veterans:
  • Date of Discharge Veterans: 24. December.1829
  • Where Discharged Veterans: Launceston, Tasmania
  • Died : 7. November 1861. aged 67
  • Where Died / Buried : Launceston / Cypress St C of E Cemetery Launceston ,Tasmania
  • Parents Names : George Bennett (b......d.) and Jane Newham. (b......d.)
  • Spouse's Name : Elizabeth Wild
  • Date Married : 13. November 1815
  • Where Married : All Saints Church Derby , Derby England
  • Born : 26. July 1797
  • Where Born : St Werburgh Derby England
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : 26 August 1826
  • Ship Arrived on : " John Barry"
  • Died :
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Spouse's Parents : William Wild (b........d.) & Mary (b.......d)
  • Descendants

    This information was kindly supplied by a descendant of Charles Bennett,

    Tricia Sullivan E-mail address.......... lsullivan@vtown.com.au

    Area Settled :
    Launceston,Tasmania
     
    Children :
    1 . Charles Bennett (b.2/12/1819. Bapt 28/10/1821 St Alkmund Derby England ......d.)
    2 . Eliza Bennett (b.3/11/1822 St Werburgh Derby England .......d.)
    3 . Henry Bennett ( b. 18/10/1827.Bapt 31/1/1828 St Johns Church County of Cornwall Port Dalrymple Launceston......d.)
    4 . Caroline Martha Bennett (b. 6/4/1830. Bapt 31/1/1831 St St Johns Church County of Cornwall Port Dalrymple Launceston ......d.) m 1st 20/9/1847 Matthew Chandler (b.......d.)Turner St Indpendent Chapel Launceston . 2nd 27/12/1888 Robert Milburn (b........d.) Manse of York St Baptist Church Launceston
    5 . Thomas Bennett (b.6/11/1831 Launceston . Bapt 7/12/1831 St Johns Church County of Cornwall Port Dalrymple Launceston .....d.) m Rose Sophia Anthony (b.1859.Launceston.....d.)
    6 . Ellen Bennett (b.24/5/1834 .Bapt 24/12/1834 St Johns Church County of Cornwall Port Dalrymple Launceston .....d.)
    7 . Elizabeth Ann Bennett (b. 26/2/1837..Bapt 5/5/1837.St Johns Church County of Cornwall Port Dalrymple Launceston .....d.) m 13/6/1854 John Henry Reed (b........d.) Turner St Indpendent Chapel Launceston

    History & Achievements :

    Private Charles Bennett began his military career as a member of the 50th Foot West Kent Queen's Own Regiment . Charles would have discharged in England and enlisted in the Royal New South Wales Veterans Company Regiment (; service in Australia ; 1810 - 1823 & 1826 - 1833) arriving in Australia as part of the Number 3 Company Royal Veterans of Tasmania 1826 - 1833 . These men arrived in Van Diemans Land 26/8/1826 ship " John Barry". Following his discharge Charles applied for and recieved a grant of land in the township of Launceston. These grants were Wellington, Canning and Bathurst Streets . Charles is recorded as travelling to the mainland , only to return and settle in Launceston .

    He joined the army at 14 and was discharged after being shot at the Battle of Boyanne (?) in France at 21. He went back to Derby  and became a hosier where he married Elizabeth before joining the Royal veterans. He had 2 chn in Derby Charlie and Eliza. Eliza married Watson Prideaux. Other chn. henry committed suicide in 1899. Ellen married a convict John Winrow. They temporarily moved to a Warnambool where they had a daughter  then back to Tas. Thomas married Rose Sophia Anthony. Elizabeth married John Henry Reed and moved to the Goldfields in Victoria.

    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: January 05, 2004.