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Private Joseph Ford (1794.......1871..)


Back To . . .63rd Foot West Suffolk Regiment
surnames 21st Regiment
  • Born : 19th July 1794
  • Where Born : Parish of East Hoathly, East Sussex, England,
  • Occupation : labourer / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 8 September 1828
  • Ship Arrived on : "Countess of Harcourt "
  • Rank attained : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 17th of March, 1813
  • Where Enlisted : Chatham
  • Regimental # : 045
  • Transfered 21st Regiment :1st November 1833 Private (No. 979)
  • Transfered 51st Regiment : 1st April 1838 Private (No.1240).
  • Date of Discharge :- 8th July 1840
  • Where Discharged : Hobart
  • Died : 11th July 1871.
  • Where Died / Buried : Hobart
  • Parents Names : Thomas Ford (b.....d.1800 ) and Abigail Ford (nee Croft).
  • Spouse's Name : Roseanna
  • Born :
  • Where Born : Ireland
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : 1832
  • Ship Arrived on : 'Norval' in Launceston
  • Date Married :
  • Where Married : It seems the marriage was in England.
  • Died :
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Spouse's Parents :  
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    Joseph Ford (.b on the 30th of May 1838 in Hobart. .....d.1868 )
    History & Achievements :
    Joseph's records show that he was a Private (No. 45),  in the 63rd Regiment of Foot who served in the West Indies from 8th May 1815 until 2nd July 1819. On 25th of December 1820 he was promoted to Corporal , but for reasons unknown that promotion only lasted until the 9th of July 1821. Between this time and his sailing  with the 63rd Regiment on a convict ship for New South Wales in late 1828, he married Roseanna (surname not known) from Ireland. It seems the marriage was in England.   It's un-established at this stage where Joseph served his initial time in Australia, but it seems that his wife may have been the Mrs. Ford who arrived on the ship 'Norval' in 1832 at Launceston?   Joseph is shown on the Regiment's pay lists around this time either on duty at Port Arthur, or listed in Government Employ or on Garrison Duty.   Joseph transferred to the 21st Foot  as a Private (No. 979) on 1st Nov 1833;  presumably because the 63rd regiment was going abroad. Joseph can be found on the pay lists of the 21st Regiment still on duty at Port Arthur.   On 1st April 1838 Joseph transferred to the Regiment of the 51st Foot, (No.1240).  He'd been in ill health it appears, and he applied for a Pension.  He's listed on the regiments pay sheets as a Chelsea Pensioner and is at this time found on detachment at Port Arthur or attending the Government Magazine.   Joseph was awarded  his pension on the 8th of July 1840. His records state  that ''since his transfer to the 51st Regiment he had been quite unable to perform his duty and had spent a considerable time in hospital.''   Joseph and Roseanna remained in Hobart where Joseph died on 11th July 1871.  
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