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Private Richard Horscroft (.c 1805........1850.)

Back To . . . 17th Foot Leicestershire Regiment

  • Born : circa 1805
  • Where Born : Fulton Knott
  • Occupation : Labourer / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 18 August 1830 (Van Diemans Land):
  • Ship Arrived on : " David Lyon "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Regimental # : 63
  • Date of Enlistment : 6 March 1821
  • Where Enlisted :
  • Date of Discharge : 29 February 1836
  • Where Discharged : Sydney NSW
  • Died : 1 May 1850 (aged 45 years)
  • Where Died / Buried : Maitland NSW Australia
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Emma Evans
  • Date Married :
  • Where Married : Carcoar NSW
  • Spouse's Parents : John Evans, Hotel Keeper (b......d.) and Mary surname unknown (b......d.)
  • Born : Circa 1816
  • Where Born : Bristol, England
  • Occupation : Servant
  • Date Arrived : 8 September 1835
  • Ship Arrived on : "Canton"
  • Died : 20 October, 1886
  • Where Died / Buried : Redbank, Taree NSW

  • Information Supplied by , Craig Dahl thedahls@jumpnet.com.au

  • Descendants

    Norm King njking1@bigpond.com.au

    Area Settled :
    Kings Plains
     
    Children :
    1 . Arthur Horsecroft Born: 11/12/1837 Where Born: Liverpool NSW Died: 1912 Taree NSW
    2 . Emma Eliza Hoscroft Born: 30 May 1843 Where Born: Carcoar NSW
    3 . John Hoscroft Born: 15 October 1845 Where Born/died: Carcoar NSW Died: 2 November 1845
    4 . Elizabeth Hoscroft Born: 10 January 1849 Where Born: Kings Plains NSW
    died 1 April 1896 in Tamworth
    5 . Alice, Hoscroft ( born 30 May 1841 in Essington Park, died 28 January 1918 in Walcha
    6 . Amelia Mary Hoscroft
    born 13 December 1846 in Bathurst, died 9 April 1921 in Walcha
     

    History & Achievements :

    Richard served about two years in Tasmania, then came to Sydney where he was a Garrison Guard and was
    for some time stationed at Emu Plains where the pay records note him as a Cook.  Following his discharge, he reverted to his pre-service trade as a labourer in Carcoar NSW (nr Bathurst) and later settled at Kings Plains near Bathurst  Following his death, Emma married Job Taylor of Thalaba and the family moved to Stroud NSW.
     
    e- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: November 08, 2003.