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Marine Private Benjamin Cusley (c1762....1845)

Back to . . .The Royal Marines
The New South Wales Corps. ( Rum Corps. ) "Renamed 102nd Regiment
Royal New South Wales Veterans Regiment
  • Born : February 1762
  • Where Born : Kettering, Northants
  • Baptised : 7 . February 1762
  • Occupation : Shoe maker / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 26th Jan 1788
  • Ship Arrived on : " Friendship "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 9 April 1781
  • Where Enlisted : Plymouth
  • Date of Discharge : 4 March 1790
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Date of Enlistment R.N.S.W.reg : 6. April 1792
  • Where Enlisted : Sydney
  • Date of Discharge : 6. April 1797
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Re-enlisted R.N.S.W.Reg :: 14 April 1800
  • Date of Discharge : 1806
  • Enlisted Royal Veterans : 1810
  • Date of Discharge : 1823
  • Died : 20. June 1845
  • Where Died / Buried : Wilberforce New South Wales / St Matthews Cemetery , Windsor
  • Parents Names : John Cusley and Anne Parker of Kettering. Married by Banns on 5 May 1761
  • 1st Spouse's Name : Phoebe Penlarick (nee ) Francis
  • Born : Circa 1754
  • Baptised : 12 June 1754 at Mylor, Cornwall.
  • Where Born : Mylor, Cornwall.
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : 1791
  • Ship Arrived on : "Mary Ann"
  • Died : 15. November. 1815
  • Where Died / Buried : Hawksbury
  • Date Married : 31 March 1795
  • Where Married : Parramatta
  • Spouse's Parents : Thomas and Mary Francis of Mylor, Cornwall.
  • 2nd Spouse's Name : Mary Baker (nee) Chaderton
  • Born : Circa 1756
  • Where Born : Coventry, Warwickshire
  • Occupation : Home Duties
  • Date Arrived : 1791
  • Ship Arrived on : "Mary Ann"
  • Died :
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Date Married : 30. August. 1824
  • Where Married : Sydney
  • Spouse's Parents : Philip Moreton (b.......d.) & Bridgett Moreton (b.......d.)
  • Descendants

    Information kindly supplied by Ron Lobegeiger ........ ron_loby@bigpond.com

    Area Settled :
    Mulgrave Place
    Children :
    1. Ann Cusley (b.2/9/1792.Sydney ....d)
    2 . Maria Cusley (b.27/1/1797.Sydney....d)

    History & Achievements :

    Benjamin Cusley enlisted in the Royal Marines as a member of the 57th Plymouth Company
    Benjamin was stationed on board the " Friendship " and on the ship set sail for Australia. Upon his arrival he was attached to Captain James Meredith's Company. He used his skill as a Shingle Maker to earn extra pay . Benjamin sailed on the 4th of March 1790 to Norfolk Island on the ship "Supply". He eventually discharged from the Marines and left for Sydney on board the ship " Atlantic "
    Following his return to Sydney Town in 1792, he enlisted in the Royal New South Wales Regiment, recieved a grant of 200 acres at Mulgrave Place which he named Fulham park . Discharged in 1797, but r e-enlisted in the Company of Captain Johnston's Company . Discharging in 1806, he enlisted in the Royal Veteran's Corps and served at Windsor and Parramatta , eventually discharging from military life in 1823,after serving 33 years as a member of the British Army.
     
     
    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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