Private William George
Born : 16 November
Where Born : Sevenoaks, Kent
Occupation : Engineer /
Date Arrived :17 August 1844.
Ship Arrived on : 'Maria Somes'
Rank on Discharge : Private
Date of Enlistment : 09 June 1842
Where Enlisted :Kent, England
Regimental # : 1742
Date of Discharge :
30 September 1848
Where Discharged :Auckland,
Died : 13 July 1877
Where Died /
Buried : Wagga
Wagga, NSW, Australia
Parents Names : John and Catherine
Spouse's Name :Mary Ann Greenwood
Born : C1832
Where Born : Idle, Yorkshire
Date Arrived :
25 October 1841
Ship Arrived on : Ayrshire
Died :21 September 1872
Where Died /
Buried : C of E
Necropolis, NSW, Australia
Date Married :17 May 1847
Where Married : Sydney
Spouse's Parents : : John
Greenwood and Nancy Normington.
- Back to . . 58th
Foot Rutlandshire Regiment
- Area Settled :
- Children :
Sarah Brigden - Born 03 March 1850 in Old
Military Barracks, Sydney.Died 15 April 1851 in Sydney.
2. John Brigden - Born 22 January 1852
in Sydney. Married 1872 to Caroline Kuhn. Died 1920
3. Martha Jane Brigden - Born 16
January 1854 in Sydney.Died 1857 in Sydney.
4. William Charles Brigden - Born 03
September 1855 in Botany.Married 1876 to Sarah Ann
Cheesman. Died 9 September 1909 in
5. Eliza J. Brigden - Born 1857 in
Paddington. Died 1859 in Chippendale.
6. Richard Henry Brigden - Born 22
October 1859 in Redfern.Married Ellen Goode on 23 June
7. Mary Ann Brigden - Born 1861.
Married William Charles Philpott in 1879.
8. George Albert Brigden - Born 28 May
1863 in Chippendale. Married three times (1. Mary
Ann Duke - 2. Emma Kelso -
3. Bridget (Hallinan) Died 08 November 1925 in
9. Matilda A. Brigden - Born 1865 and
died in 1866.
10. Lucy H. Brigden - Born 1869 in
Redfern. Married Benjamin Patten in 1890.
12. Ellen Maude Brigden - Born 1870 in
Redfern. Married Thomas Cripps in 1891.
- History &
- George Brigden
enlisted in the 58th Rutlandshire Regiment of Foot on the
9th June 1842 and was stationed at Chatham, Kent until
10th April 1844, whereupon he embarked for Van Diemens
Land' as a guard on the convict ship 'Maria Somes'.
After delivering the convicts to Hobart Town in Tasmania,
the 'Maria Somes' proceeded to Sydney, disembarking on 17
George stayed in Sydney until 10 March 1845, when he left
for New Zealand on either the 'North Star' or the
'Velocity' (both sailed together), arriving in Auckland
on 24 March 1845 for the Maori Wars at the Bay of
Islands. He returned to Australia with the regiment on
board the 'Java', arriving into Sydney on 19
He married Mary Ann Greenwood (originally from Idle,
Yorkshire) in Sydney on 17 May 1847, before
returning to New Zealand, where he stayed until his
discharge on 30 September 1848.
Soon after his arrival back in Australia, George enlisted
in the New South Wales Police Force where he served from
1848 to 1854.
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