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Sergeant James Greaves (c.1810.....1867)

Back To . . . 28th Foot TheNorth Gloucestershire Regiment

  • Born : circa 1810
  • Where Born :Risden, Hertfordshire England
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 28 October, 1835
  • Ship Arrived on : 'Mary Ann'
  • Regimental # : 533
  • Rank on Discharge : Sergeant
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  • Date Join Mounted Police - 1 Apr 1836 Date Left Police – Dec 1849
  • Died : 10 September 1867
  • Where Died / Buried : Bathurst NSW
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  • Spouse's Name #1 : Caroline Cooper Crawley.
  • Date Married : 23 January 1844
  • Where Married : Scots Presbyterian Church Sydney
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  • Died : 1 November 1845
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  • Spouse's Name #2 : , Mary Therese McLaughlin (nee Bauboir).
  • Date Married : 1848
  • Where Married : Carcoar near Hartley
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    Descendants:
    This information was kindly supplied Maureen Crawley crawley@bigpond.net.au
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    Children :
    1 . James Greaves jnr 1849,
    2 . Mary Theresa Greaves 1851,
    3 . Matilda Graves 1852,
    4 . Thomas James Graves 1853,
    5 . Ann Graves circa 1855,
    6 . Louisa Esther Graves 1857,
    7 . Lavina E Graves 1858 died 1859,
    8 . Rubina Emma Graves 1860
    9 . Edward Bede Graves 1862.
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    James enlisted with the British Army as a Private and served in 11th Foot Regiment, the 28th Foot Regiment and 99th Foot Regiment. (British National Archives - WO 97/325/134)
    The 28th (North Gloucestershire) Regiment of Foot had served in the Peninsula and at Waterloo and a few of the more senior officer who came to Australia had fought in both Campaigns. During its tour of duty in Australia the 28th Regimental Headquarters was established at Parramatta, but detachments were posted to most of the military outstations. ()
    James was originally posted to Sydney, where at some stage he met and married Caroline Cooper Crawley. On 23 January 1844 at the Scots Presbyterian Church Sydney, James Greaves, bachelor married Caroline Crawley, a widow of Sydney. (NSW BD&M -Vol 1844/909 73B – NSW AO Reel 5027)
    James and his new family, Caroline (nee Cooper) Crawley, her two children Betsey & David and Caroline's sister Matilda Cooper travelled to Hartley (near Lithgow) where he was stationed.   Caroline died at Hartley and was buried on 1 November 1845.  In the NSW Colonial Secretary Papers 1846 is a letter dated 2 May 1846 seeking information on the whereabouts of James Greaves, a soldier of the 28th Regiment of Foot, who is in the employ about five years ago, in the Mounted Police of NSW.
    A reply listed in the Colonial Secretary Papers on 16 Oct 1846 is listed among the minutes of a reply. I could not find this minute, as it may be filed with a previous minute. The index did state that James Greaves was a resident of Hartley and this followed up in the NSW Government Gazette on 1st January 1850 a listing in the professional section for ‘Chief Constable James Greaves of Hartley NSW’.
    The spelling of the surname changed over the years with the birth of the children.
    In the book ‘Inns and Hotels of old Bathurst town’ a listing for a Sergeant James Greaves (or Graves) as the publican of the ‘Black Swan Inn’ in Durham Street Bathurst from 1853 until July 1861.
     
    References
    Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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    Last revised: September 18, 2008.