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Private William George Brigden (1824.....1877)

Back to . . 58th Foot Rutlandshire Regiment
  • Born : 16 November 1824
  • Where Born : Sevenoaks, Kent
  • Occupation : Engineer / Soldier
  • 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, New Zealand
  • 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.

     

  • Descendants :

  • For information contact:  Brenda Thompson  -  thompres@primusonline.com.au
                                         Les Brigden  - 
    lesbrigo@tpg.com.au
    Area Settled :
     
    Children :

    1.  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 in Sydney.
    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 Sydney.    
    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 1880.
    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 Paddington
    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 & Achievements :
    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 August 1844.
    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 December 1846. 
    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.

    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au