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Corporal Richard Bruce (c.1810.....1854)

 

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  • Born : c. 1810
  • Where born : Paisley County Renfrew Scotland
  • Occupation : Soldier / bullocky and carter
  • Regimental Number : 1122
  • Date Arrived : 1845
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  • Rank on Discharge : Corporal
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  • Date of Discharge : 3lst October 1848
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 12th June 1854
  • Where Died / Buried : Pt. Wakefield
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  • Spouse's Name : Maria Parkinson
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  • Died : 3rd September 1881
  • Where Died / Buried : Kooringa bd. Burra
  • Spouse's Parents : John Parkinson (b......d.) &
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  • Descendants
    This information was kindly supplied by Bev Nairn E-mail address malbev@picknowl.com.au
     
    Area Settled :
    Children :
    1 . Margaret b. c.1830 Married County Antrim & remained in U.K.
    2 . Marie b. 24th August 1832 Belfast Northern Ireland d. 26 February 1911 Peterborough Married 13 th October 1848 Sydney . Edward Thomas Sibley b. c.1831 London England
    3 . Ruth b. c1834 Belfast d. 6 th April 1919 Sydney Married 25 th October 1847 Norfolk Isl. James William Thorne
    4 . Richard Hamilton b. 9 th March 1841 d. 15 th February 1932 Burra Married 31 st July 1866 Saddlesworth
    5 . Catherine Hallett b. 1845 Parents John Hallett d. 6 th May 1872 Waterloo Marriage 17 th August 1876 Saddlesworth
    6 . Rachel Stocks b. 2 nd December 1853 Hindmarsh Parents James and Mary Ann Beecham d. 9\super th August 1879 Flagstaff Kooringa Marriage 9 th July 1881 Baldina
    7 . Hannah Jane Prior b. 22 nd February 1863 Nelson nr Kooringa Parents William & Mary Ann nee Snow d. 4 th August 1953 Burra
    8 . Elizabeth Jane b. 15 th December 1844 Chatham Kent UK d. 20 th December 1926 Robertstown Married 5 th December 1861 Penwortham Joseph Phillips b. c.1834 MARRIAGE
     
    History & Achievements :
    Robert Bruce & family, James Thorne and probably Edward Thomas Sibley were amongst those who went to Norfolk Island. In March 1847 it was determined by the Government to withdraw the English convicts (in number 1400) from Norfolk Island. In September 1848 the remainder of the force still at Norfolk Island joined the Headquarters in Sydney. Richard Bruce was discharged from the Regiment on 3lst October 1848. He and his family sailed for Adelaide on the arriving on the 2 nd June 1849.
    The "Childe Harold" left Plymouth on the 17 th February 1849 - Richard Bruce and family embarked on her at Sydney . From Adelaide the ship proceeded to Bombay to load and on voyage from Bombay to England was wrecked near Table Bay South Africa on 12 th January 1850. Richard was a soldier, bullocky and carter. He lived at Nailsworth, Burra, Mintaro, and Pt. Wakefield. He was involved in carting from Burra to Pt. Wakefield. Richard died at Port Wakefield in 1854 Following Richard's death Maria married John Abraham a carpenter in 1869 at Waterloo. (John arrived in Australia in 1853 on the "\i William Stewart" from Surrey England). They lived at Kooringa. (In 1880 John Abraham is listed as a carpenter in Yongala and in 1884 at Terowie - No death has been found in South Australia, but there is a John Abrahams age 80 died Bolong River Crookwell N.S.W. in 1897 (Ref. 7992/1897)). Maria died at Korringa in 1881 of Brights Disease.
    Ruth married James William Thorn/Thorne on Norfolk Island and then came on to Sydney where she lived until her death. James Thorne was also a member of the 11th Regiment of foot, North Devonshire. Reg. no.1900. He was discharged in 1850. Known children are - Frederic, Sarah, Julie, Edith, Alfred, Samuel, Matilda and Sydney.
    Maria Bruce (the daughter) and Corporal Edward Thomas Sibley were married at Scots Church, Sydney NSW on the 13th October 1848.
    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: January 05, 2004.