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Private Alexander Fulerton (c1783.....1841)

 

Back To . . .Royal New South Wales Vetrans Regiment ,
  • Born : Circa 1783
  • Where Born : Campbelton , Argyleshire, Scotland
  • Occupation : Weaver / Soldier
  • Regimental Number : unknown at present
  • Date Arrived : 26/8/1826
  • Ship Arrived on : " John Barry"
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Enlisted : 91st Regiment
  • Date of Enlistment 91st :
  • Where Enlisted 91st:
  • Date of Discharge 91st :
  • Where Discharged 91st :
  • Date of Enlistment Veterans : 8. December 1825
  • Where Enlisted Veterans: unknown at present
  • Date of Discharge Veterans: 25. January.1830
  • Where Discharged Veterans: Hobart, Tasmania
  • Died : 15 . July 1841
  • Where Died / Buried : Hobart Town, Tasmania
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Elleanor Hunt (nee ) Shelton
  • Date Married : 18 . April 1828
  • Where Married : Launceston
  • Born : Circa 1790
  • Where Born : unknown at present
  • Occupation : Soldiers Wife
  • Date Arrived : 26/8/1826
  • Ship Arrived on : " John Barry"
  • Died : 21. April 1859 age 69
  • Where Died / Buried : Campbell Town Hobart
  • Spouse's Parents :
  • Descendants

    This information was kindly supplied by a descendant of Charles Bennett

    Tricia Sullivan e-mail address lsullivan@vtown.com.au

    Area Settled :
    Launceston Tasmania
     
    Children :

    History & Achievements :

    Private Alexander Fullerton began his military career as a member of the 91st Highland Regiment . Alexander would have discharged in England and enlisted in the Royal New South Wales Veterans Company Regiment (; service in Australia ; 1810 - 1823 & 1826 - 1833) arriving in Australia as part of the Number 3 Company Royal Veterans of Tasmania 1826 - 1833 . These men arrived in Van Diemans Land ,26/8/1826 ,via the ship " John Barry" Following his discharge Alexander applied for and recieved a grant of land in the township of Launceston. This grant was at 5 Veteran's Row . Alexander was a widower when he married Eleanor Hunt ,who was the widow of a fellow soldier William Hunt . Following Alexander's death,Eleanor married another veteran, John Thompson.

    Alexander Fullerton's obituary was recorded in the Colonial Times of July the 20th 1841. It describes

    Alexander as a Veteran of Campelton Argyleshire . He served with the 91st Highlanders at the Cape of Good Hope, with sir John Moore and the Duke of Wellington in the Peninuslar War, and at the Battle of Waterloo. He joined the Royal Navy, then the Veteran Corps. He died at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Hotel Hobart,aged 58 years.
    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: August 04, 2001.