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Private George Lawson (c.1774......1827.)

 

Back To . . .The New South Wales Corps. ( Rum Corps. ) "Renamed 102nd Regiment
73rd Regiment .......1st Battalion Royal Highland
46th South Devonshire .Macquaries own Regiment
48th Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment
  • Born : circa 1774
  • Where Born : Dublin
  • Occupation : Weaver / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 25. June 1802
  • Ship Arrived on : "Hercules "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 1796 ; Enlisted in the 16th Regiment
  • Where Enlisted :
  • Date Transferred : unknown . transferred to the 102nd Regiment
  • Date Transferred : unknown . transferred to the 73rd Regiment
  • Date Transferred : unknown . transferred to the 46th Regiment
  • Date of Transfer 48th Regiment : 25/8/1817 from the 46th Regiment
  • Transferred at : Sydney
  • Date of Discharge :10/3/1821 " Debility"
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 1827
  • Where Died / Buried : Launceston ,Tasmania
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  • Information Kindly supplied by Byron Deveson E-mail Address bdeveson@bigpond.com

    Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Launceston Tasmania
     
    Children :
    1 . Ann Lawson (b.1809......d.)
    2 . Viana Lawson (b1810......d.)
    3 . George Lawson (b.1814......d.)

    History & Achievements :

    Very little is known about Private George Lawson . George served in the Army for a total of 25 years & 240 days . Governor's body guard till discharge in 1821 .
    Recorded in the " Colonial Times "
    George Lawson - Chief Constable of Launceston " drowned 27 June 1827 leaving a wife and 6 Children, 2 Grown up
    George was appointed Chief District Constable at Launceston Government General Orders 10 January 1823
    For his military service he was not awarded the General Service Medal .
     
    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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