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Private David Crampton (Crompton)(c. 1802 ...1876)

Back To . . .48th Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment

  • Born :  c1802
  • Where Born :Blackburn , Lancashire . England
  • Occupation : Soldier / Farmer/ Baker
  • Date Arrived : 13 November 1817 .
  • Ship Arrived on : . The" Barque..Matilda "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Regimental: Number 797
  • Where Enlisted : Northampton
  • Date of Discharge :  
  • Where Discharged :  Sydney
  • Died : 18 September 1876. age 74
  • Where Died / Buried : Tumut New South Wales
  • Parents Names : David Crampton (.......) & ? (b...........d)
  • Spouse's Name : Eliza ( Elizabeth) Hayes
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  • Date Married :  1834
  • Where Married : St Phillips Cof E.  Sydney 
  • Spouse's Parents : Michael Hayes B 1769  in Ireland married  in 1805 at Norfolk Island (to  Elizabeth Huffnell ) and  died in 1825 in Sydney 
  • Descendants


    Gail can be contacted by email:  
    Area Settled :
    Children :
    David B Crampton 1835  born in Tumut and remained in the area until his death 1922 at the ripe old age of 87.
    William Crampton   Born 2. December 1836, Baptised in Church of England  in the Parish of  St James in the County of Cumberland married Emma Emilie Allard

    History & Achievements :


    Pte David Crampton arrived with the North Hamptonshire Regiment (48th Regiment of Foot) in Sydney on Board the "Barque..Matilda 13/11/ 1817 . . For his military life he was awarded the General Service Medal . The medal has 3 bars attatched , naming the battles in which he fought with distinction . He fought in the Peninsular War under the Duke Of Wellington . The Service Medal represent the following Battles : Battle of Talavera -28/6/1809 : Battle of Busaco 27 September 1810   :  Battle of Albuera 16 May 1811   Pte David Crampton Served with the second Battalion at  Albuera. Due to no further clasps issued it is Fair to say he was wounded and repatriated back to England. From where he eventually sailed with the regiment . To Australia Standard practise for enlisted soldiers was 21 years service,

    Gail Bennett from Australia requires help with her Great, Great, Great Grandfather, David Crampton (Crompton).
    David Crampton (Crompton)  served with Wellington's Regiments during the Napoleonic Wars. He as was wounded after three battles earning honours and a service medal for these deeds.  As a volunteer he served  with the famous 48th Regiment, arriving  in Australia  on The Barque " Matilda"   became an Australian Redcoat Settler, after his discharge, as a private. (Muster Pays in the Mitchell Library in Sydney NSW)  he was offered a land grant in the Snowy River Area of New South Wales in the locality of Tumut. He married Eliza Hayes in Sydney at the Church of England St Phillips Church in 1834 and had 2 sons  David  (1835) and William (1836). He died in 1876 in Tumut and is possibly in the Pioneer Graves in Tumut.  He and his family were responsible for farming and producing many things in this part of the then wilderness.
    As an important part of the settlement of the New South Wales Snowy River Areas if feel that David Crampton should be listed a favourite son for Blackburn. From his death certificate Gail knows that David died 18th Sep 1876 aged 74 and his fatherís name is given as David Crampton (motherís name was not known). Can you help Gail locate Davidís baptism?


    This section is from confirmed records. Pay Muster's of the 48th , PRO England, Reference Books Records of the 48th . Mitchell Library Sydney, The Colonial Garrison 1817-1824 ( Clem Sargent ) published 1996, Wellington's Military Machine ( Philip J. Haythornthaite) published 1995

    Reference :.Records of the 48th . Mitchell Library ,Sydney, New South Wales
    The Colonial Garrison 1817-1824 ( Clem Sargent ) published 1996
    Wellington's Military Machine ( Philip J. Haythornthaite) published 1995


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