Private Robert Gordon (c1782......1863.)
Back To . . .48th
Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment
Where Born : Limerick.
Occupation : Soldier
Date Arrived : 3 August, 1817
Ship Arrived On:
Arrived on : "Matilda " information from the
Archives of New South Wales and it was what was reflected
on the 1828 N.S.W. Census
Date of Enlisment : Circa 1797
Where Enlisted : Limerick County Militia
(date unknown), at Nass, Ireland.
Regiment of Enlistement : Circa 1797 26th Limerick Malita
Transfer to 48th : 48th in June of 1816
Date of Discharge : 19th January 1825
Where Discharged : Sydney
Died : 19 January 1863
Died / Buried East Maitland, N.S.W. Buried Church of
England burial ground, East Maitland.
Parents Names : John Gordon (b.......d.)
and Mary Gordon (nee Malloy) (b.......d.)
Spouse's Name : Ann Gordon (nee King)
Date Married : May 2, 1812
Where Married : St. Mary's Church of
England, Portsea, Hampshire, England
Spouse's Parents : James and Ann King (nee
Where Born : Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
Occupation : Home Duties
Date Arrived :
Ship Arrived on :
Where Died /
- Area Settled :
- Children :
& Achievements :
- Private Robert Gordon bought himself out of
Regimental duty with a payment of 20 pound . He was
- discharged on the 19th of January 1825. Following
19 years of service. Robert had served a previouse 19
years in the 26th
Limerick Malita. Following his discharge he became the
commissary storekeeper and his wife Ann was appointed
Matron of the Parramatta Female factory. Gordon's
behavior was less than respectable with the female in-mates.
This lead to his wife Ann's dismissal in 1836
- Letter he wrote to
the military in 1824 reflected his age was 42 years,
which would have him born in . His
- death certificate
reflected he was 77 years old at time of death in 1863,
which would have him born in 1786. I would tend to go
with the 1782.
His military papers reflect he was born in Limerick. His
death certificate state he was born in Bermuda, West
Indies. I would tend to go with Limerick.
- © Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD)
- Last revised: May 30, 2003.