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Sergeant William Gangell (1778.......1846)

 

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  • Born : September 1778
  • Where Born : Grittleton, Wiltshire, England;
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 16 Oct 1803
  • Ship Arrived on : " Calcutta "
  • Rank on Discharge : Marine / Sergeant
  • Date of Enlistment : 23 Apr 1798 atage 19
  • Where Enlisted : Bradford, England at
    Date of Discharge : 24 Nov 1812
    Where Discharged : Lower Pittwater
  • Died : 4 November 1846
  • Where Died / Buried : Pittwater Tasmania
  • Parents Names : Walter GINGELL born in England; died Abt. 1792 in Grittleton,
    Wiltshire, England.  and Ruth WHEELER. March 1735 in Wiltshire, England; died Abt. 1812. 26 July 1756, Stanton St Quintin, Wiltshire, England
  • 1st Spouse's Name : Ann MILLER widow of John Caryer Skilhorne (Skelhorn)
  • Born : Abt. 1778
  • Where Born : England
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  • Date Married : 18 March 1804 in
    Where Married : Sulivan Cove Camp, River Derwent, Tasmania
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  • Died : 2 January 1817
  • Buried : Pittwater, Tasmania
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  • 2nd Spouse's Name : Mary LEA
  • Born : 31 January 1793
  • Where Born : West Or Parish, Greenock, Renfrew, Scotland,
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  • Date Married : 25 January 1819
    Where Married : Hobart Tasmania
  • Spouse's Parents : John LEA (b.....d.)and Margaret TAYLOR. (b.....d.)
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  • Died : 27 October 1870
    Buried : Hobart Tasmania.
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  • Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Tasmania
    Children :
     
    History & Achievements :
    William enlisted in the Royal Marines 23 Apr 1798 at Bradford, England at age 19, he was paid five pounds for enlisting, his training was at Portsmouth.  Sailed in the "Calcutta" from England on 24 Apr 1803 with the rank of Corporal , arriving at Port Philip Bay NSW on 16 Oct 1803, left 30 Jan 1804 on the "Ocean ", together with the "Lady Nelson", arriving in the River Derwent on 20 Feb 1804 .  The "Ocean" carried Lt-Governor David
    Collins, Marines and convicts. the Lady Nelson carried the free settlers. William and Ann were married in the presence of Governor Collins and was the first marriage in the new settlement carried out by Rev. Knopwood, they lived in a timber house on the present site of St. David's Cathedral. Discharged from the Marines 24 Nov 1812 with the rank of Sergeant, settled in Lower Pittwater as a farmer.  Oct 1830 William and his eldest son (from
    second marriage) were attacked by aborigines attempting to rob and murder them, William received three spear wounds from which he recovered.

     

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