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Private Elijah Dear (c 1818.....1890 )

Back to . . 96th Foot Manchester Regiment.
  • Born : ca 1818
  • Where Born : Hertfordshire
  • Occupation : Gardener./ Soldier
  • Date Arrived : January 1840 (Hobart, VDL)
  • Ship Arrived on : " Canton "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment 31 July 1837
  • Where Enlisted : Lynn or Lyme, Hitchen District
  • Date of Discharge :
  • Where Discharged :
  • Died : 14 November 1890,
  • Where Died / Buried : Glenhuntly, Shire of Caulfield, VIC / St Kilda Cemetery 15th Nov 1890
  • Parents Names : Nathanial Dear (b........d.) & Sarah ( nee Wiltshire ) (b........d.)
  • Spouse's Name : Mary Elizabeth Housego (ca 1830 - 1873)Mary Housego
  • Born : ca 1818
  • Where Born :Plymouth, Devon, UK
  • Occupation : daughter of Private in 96th regiment
  • Date Arrived :
  • Ship Arrived on :
  • Date Married :1847,
  • Where Married :Hobart, TASMANIA
  • Spouse's Parents : John Housego (b........d.) & Elizabeth (nee Rood) (b........d.)
  • Died : 5 Jan 1873
  • Where Died / Buried : 8 Jan 1873, Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart,
  • Information supplied by Julie Skellern jools@maxnet.co.nz
    Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Tasmania & Victoria
    Children :   
    1 . Nathaniel DEAR b, 14 Jun 1848 Tas - d. 1903 Melbourne, Vic
       2 . (John) Richard DEAR b. Richmond, Tas. Aug 1850  - d. Melbourne,Vic. 1893
       3 . Naomi DEAR b. Tas 1853 - d. Ross, Tas. 14 Dec 1867
       4 . Sarah DEAR b. Richmond, Tas 26 May 1855 - d. Melbourne, Vic. 1889
       5 . Frederick DEAR b. Richmond, Tas 18 Oct 1857 - d. Brighton, Tas 1858
       6 . Julia Maria DEAR b. Oatlands, Tas, 18 Jul 1859 - d. ca 1916
       7 . Eliza/Ellen Ann(a) b. Oatlands, Tas. 1861 - d. Tas 1863
       8 . Evangeline Grace DEAR b. Tas. 1865 -
       9 . Emma Blanche Annie DEAR (b. Hobart, Tas. 1868 - d. Richmond, Vic. 1952
       10 Albert Elijah DEAR b. Hobart, Tas. 1871 - d. Tas 1872

    History & Achievements :

    Elijah said he was 17 when he joined the regiment, (but more likely 19) and was described as being 5ft 6 inches tall. He served about 4 years in Norfolk Island, transferring to/from Tasmania.  After his wife died, he and his surviving family crossed the Bass Straight and he lived the remainder of his life in Melbourne. His occupation given at the time of his death was as a gardener.  
     
    e- mail address
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    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: May 01, 2004.