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Private Robert Gordon (c1782......1863.)

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

  • Born :Circa 1782
  • Where Born : Limerick.
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 3 August, 1817
    Ship Arrived On:
    Ship Arrived on : "Matilda " information from the Archives of New South Wales and it was what was reflected on the 1828 N.S.W. Census
    Rank on Discharge : Private
  • 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
    Where 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)
    here Born:
  • Date Married : May 2, 1812
  • Where Married : St. Mary's Church of England, Portsea, Hampshire, England
  • Spouse's Parents : James and Ann King (nee Ovey)
  • Born : 1795
  • Where Born : Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
  • Occupation : Home Duties
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  • Descendants
    Information Kindly supplied John Raymond by E-mail address
    Information Kindly supplied Julie Fox
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    History & 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.
    Where born:
    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.
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    Last revised: May 30, 2003.