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Captain Franics Allman (1780-1860)

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

  • Born : 1 November 1780
  • Where : County Clare,Ireland
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Rank on Discharge : Captain
  • Date Arrived : 30 April 1818
  • Ship Arrived on : Minerva
  • Date of Enlistment : 9th of July 1803 , 2nd/48th
  • Date of Discharge : 14th of April .1829 ( sold out his commission )
  • Died : 12 October 1860 aged 64
  • Where Died / Buried : Yass, New South Wales
  • Parents Names : John Allman (b.......d) Harriet Janns (b.......d)
  • Spouse's Name : Sarah Wilson daughter of the 48th's paymaster
  • Born : 25 February 1780
  • Where : Scotland
  • Occupation : Soldiers wife
  • Date Married : 1/10/1807
  • Where Married : Gibralter
  • Date Arrived : 30 April 1818
  • Ship Arrived on : "Minerva "ass on ,.
  • Died : 6th February  1864  aged 76
  • Where Died / Buried : Yass Campbelltown N.S.Wales
  • Spouse's Parents Paymaster James Wilson (b1741.....d.1807) Lieutenant 1st Battalion Veterans m Sarah Robertson (b.1753.....d.1834)
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  • Children :

    1 . Frederick Allman (b.....d.)
    2 . Mary Allman (b.......d.)
    3 . John James Allman (b.1812.England....d. )
    4 . Francis William Allman (.b1814. England d. )
    5 . Sarah Allman(b.1816 England ....d.)
    6 . Maria Allman (b. 1818. N.S.Wales ......d.)
    7 . .Harriet Allman(b.1821 .N.S.Wales
    8 . .George Cimietiere Allman (b. 28/11/1822.......d.)

    Descendants :

    Some of the information for this page was kindly supplied by Ian Miller. e-mail
    Ian.Miller@uq.net.au

    Area Settled :

    Port Macquarie & Yass

    History & Achievements :

    Captain Franics Allman arrived in Australia with his wife and family on the transport "Minerva" 10/4/1818 where he served with the garrison until his appointment as Commandant and Magistrate to Port Macquarie in March 1821.
    In 1794, age 14, Allman was commisioned as an Ensign "without purchase "to the Queen's Royal Regiment
    of Foot,serving in Holland and Egypt. In 1801 at Alexandria he was wounded and received the Sultan's Medal for Egypt.
    On the 20th of August he was promoted to Lieutenant,j oining the newly formed Regiment 2/48th on the 9th of July 1803.
    During the Battle of Albuera 16/5/1811 Allman received a sabre wound to the head and was captured by
    French soldiers. He consequently spent the balance of the Peninsular War as a prisoner. He carried the scars of his wound to his grave. Following the war and his release he rejoined the regiment in Ireland 1814,he then transferred to Sydney. On March the 11th 1821, a detatchment of 97 officers, soldiers, convicts and others set sail on board three ships" Brig lady Nelson" , "cutter Mermaid" and the "schooner Prince Regent " for Port Macquarie. Allman has been credited as settling this port in the diaries of Governor Macquarie.
    Settling in the Hunter district serving as a Magistrate and took up land, however he made a very
    poor farmer. Captain Allman held a number of public offices in Illawarra, Goulburn, Campbelltown, Berrima and Wellington before retiring in 1844. Captain Allman settled at Yass where he passed away 24/10/1860
    For his military service he was awarded the General Service Medal with 4 clasps. , naming the battles in
    which he fought with distinction. His General Service Medal represent the following Battles : Egypt - Talavera -28/6/1809 : Busaco 27/9/1810 : Albuera 16/5/1811 :
    Soldier and public servant.
    Arrived as Captain in the 48th Regt. on the Minerva,30 April 1818. He had a property, 'Rathluba,'on the Hunter River but settled in the Yass district, where he died on 24 October 1860 aged 64. His wife, Sarah, was a daughter of James Wilson, a paymaster in the British Army. She died at Yass on February 6th 1864, aged 76.
    [see: Australian Dictionary of Biography1788-1850 Vol.1 pp.8-9].

     

    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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