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Private Peter Duff (. c 1774........)

 

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  • Born : c 1774
  • Where Born : Knock, Kings County
  • Occupation : Carpenter Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 1808 Nov 15
  • Ship Arrived on : "Speke"
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 1793 Feb 19 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiners)
  • Where Enlisted : Dublin
  • Transferred : 4th Royal Garrison (Veterans) Battalion
  • Transferred : New South Wales Corps
  • Transferred : 102nd Regiment
  • Transferred : Royal Veterans Company of New South Wales
  • Date of Discharge : 1823
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 21 May 1829
  • Where Died / Buried : d. East Maitland NSW at the residence of his daughter, Mrs Samuel CLIFT bu. Newcastle Christ Church Cathedral (headstone moved to fence)
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Elizabeth Stafford
  • Born :
  • Where Born :
  • Date Arrived : 1808 Nov 15
  • Ship Arrived on : "Speke"
  • Died : 1d. 1816 Jemys Plains NSW bu. Windsor St Matthew (unmarked)
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Date Married : 1796
  • Where Married : Sunderland
  • Spouse's Parents :
  • DUFF Peter . Enlisted England Private ??/??/1808 Arrived   18/11/1808 "Speke " Transferred Veteran Company 24/4/1810  . Prior Service  
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    Descendants :

    Area Settled :
    Sydney
    Children :
     

    History & Achievements :

    Peter Duff   Born c 1774. 5' 10" tall, dark complexion. Prior to enlisting, a Carpenter from Knock, Kings County Regiment: 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiners), 4th Royal Garrison (Veterans) Battalion, 73rd Regiment (NSW Corps), Royal Veterans Company of New South Wales Rank: Private Dates: 1793-1823   1793 Feb 19 Enlisted at Dublin Until Sep 20 At barracks in County Cork Sep 21 Sailed to Belgium Dec At Ghent, Belgium 1794 On active service in Belgium. Ends the year at Elbergen 1795 Jan - Oct 20 On active service in Belgium  Oct 21 at camp at Sudweje Nov  To Sheffield, England  1796 Jan - Jul At Sheffield. Jul - Sep At Sunderland. Whilst here, he meets and marries a local girl, Elizabeth Stafford Sep - Dec Regiment at Athlone, Ireland 1797 At Athlone. First son, John, is born. This is the time of the Irish Rebellion, which was backed by French troops. 1798 At Athlone  Aug 24 Shot by the enemy during the evacuation of Ballina, and loses the use of his arm 1799 Jan - Oct 2 At Athlone Oct 3  Discharged from the regiment, to the Military Hospital at Kilmainham 1800-1802  At Military Hospital at Kilmainham 1802 Invalided to 4th Royal Garrison (later named Veterans Battlion) 1806  Joins 73rd Regiment (NSW Corps) at Cove of Cork. 1808 Nov 15 His wife and children arrive aboard the "Speke" from Falmouth. Peter decided not to return to England, and was transferred to the Royal Veterans Company of NSW, and served until 1823. In that year he received a grant of 100 acres at Jerry's Plains, NSW

     

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