Where Born : Jamaica. West
Occupation : Flax Dresser /
Date Arrived :
16th August 1842.
Ship Arrived on : Barque
Rank on Discharge : "Private".
Date of Enlistment : 20th March 1838.
Where Enlisted : (Ireland).
Date of Discharge : 1st
Where Discharged : Sydney.
Died : 18th October
1887 age 72.
Where Died /
Buried : Wattle Flat near Sofala.
N.S.W./ Wattle Flat Catholic Cemetery. Wattle Flat. N.S.W.
Parents Names : Father:
unknown at present. / Mother: - Williams.
Spouse's Name :
Date Married :
12th September 1843.
Where Married :Morpeth
Presbyterian Church. Morpeth. N.S.W.
Where Born : County Galway.
Occupation : House Maid.
Date Arrived : 11th
Ship Arrived on : "Glenswilly".
Died : 21st December
1876 age 56.
Where Died /
Buried : Wattle Flat. N.S.W./
Wattle Flat Catholic Cemetery. Wattle Flat. N.S.W.
Spouse's Parents : . Thomas. Forde.
(b.....d.) & Mary Donahs. (b.....d.)
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of the 99th Regiment's Soldiers who stayed
This information was kindly
supplied by a great great grandson David. S. Jeskie firstname.lastname@example.org
- Area Settled :
- Wattle Flat, near Sofala, New
- Children :
- 1/. Thomas Hutchinson. b. 25th January 1844. East
Maitland. N.S.W.m. 1864 at Bathurst. N.S.W to Bridget
Madden.d. 8th April 1902. Sydney. N.S.W age 58.
2/. Mary Ann Hutchinson. b. 13th February 1846. Sydney. N.S.W.m.
1866 at Wattle Flat. N.S.W to James Prime.d. 17th
November 1886. Sofala. N.S.W age 40.
3/. Alexander Hutchinson. b. 6th July 1847. 99th Regiment
Barracks, Sydney. N.S.W.m. 22nd March 1869 at Bathurst. N.S.W
to Eliza Tettler Brockwell.d. 1st October 1918.
Alexandria. N.S.W age 71.
4/. Margaret Hutchinson. b. 10th March 1849. York Street,
Sydney. N.S.W.d. 28th January 1864. Wattle Flat. N.S.W
age 14y 11m.
5/. Catharine Hutchinson.
b. 28th October 1850. Paddington. N.S.W.m. 15th May 1876
at Kelso. N.S.W to John Tettler Brockwell.d. 5th March
1922. Bathurst. N.S.W age 71.
6/. William Goodwin Hall Hutchinson.b. 28th January 1853.
Walberton. N.S.W.m. 2nd August 1875 at Wattle Flat. N.S.W
to Mary Anne Elizabeth Hodges.d. 28th September 1917.
Wattle Flat. N.S.W, age 64.
7/. John Hutchinson. b. 4th February 1854. Sofala. N.S.W.d.
14th August 1924. Wattle Flat. N.S.W age 70.
8/. Febi. Hutchinson. b. 13 August 1855. Sofala. N.S.Wm.
1882. Bathurst. N.S.W to George Frederick Clark.d. 12th
March 1887. Wattle Flat. N.S.W age 31.
9/. Sarah Hutchinson. b. 21st March 1857. Wattle Flat. N.S.W.m.
2nd August 1875. Wattle Flat. N.S.W to,William Henry
Hodges.d. 25th October 1841. Mudgee. N.S.W age 84.
10/. Bridget Hutchinson. b. 1st September 1859. Wattle
Flat. N.S.W.m. 1892. Bathurst. N.S.W to. Conrad Watts.d.
25th February 1942. Wattle Flat. N.S.W age 82.
& Achievements :
- Alexander Thomas Hutchinson enlisted in Ireland
on the 20th March 1838 as a Private in the 99th Regiment
of Foot (Lanarkshire Volunteers).
On the 2nd April 1842, the 3rd detachment, under Captain
Daywith 60 troops, departed Spithead, England as Guard on
the convict barque, "Candahar" with 250
prisoners bound for Hobart Town, Van Dieman's Land where
they landed after a passage of 109 days on the 20th July
Also on the "Candahar" were the soldier's
families and government stores.
Twenty days later, on the 10th August 1842 the "Candahar"
departed Hobart Town with the 3rd detachment from the 99th
Regiment of Foot along with their families and government
stores where they arrived in Sydney, New South Wales on
the 16th August 1842.
On the 17th August 1842, Private Alexander Hutchinson was
noted on the Pay and Musters Records as being assigned to
Maitland, New South Waleson Garrison duty.
Private Alexander Hutchinson married Margaret Forde on
the 12th September 1843 at Morpeth, (near Maitland) New
Early in 1846, Private Alexander Hutchinson was
transferred back to the George's Square Barracks in
Private Alexander Hutchinson was discharged from the 99th
Regiment of Foot and became "non-effective" on
the 1st of July 1848 at Sydney. N.S.W.
On the 15th July 1848, Alexander Hutchinson was appointed
as a Police Constable in the District of Sydney Police
Establishment on a monthly pay of four pounds, five
shillings and three pence, where eighteen months later he
resigned on the 31st December 1849.
On the 23rd December 1851, Alexander Hutchinson was
appointed as a Trooper in the Gold Escort Police at
Walberton. N.S.W in the Western District, on a yearly pay
of 59 Pounds, 6 Shillings and 3 Pence,
plus rations and clothing.
Two of the many duties of a Trooper were escorting the
transport of gold either as a Mounted Trooper, or riding
as Guard in the carriage, and the collection of gold
miner's fees of 30 shillings per month,which was payable
The Chief Gold Commissioner in Sydney, (John Richard)
Hardy stated, "At the goldfield, a policeman may get
as much drink as he likes at every tent he comes to;
there are more temptations to drink than anywhere else,
and there are constant changes in consequence"
In May 1852 the Chief Gold Commissioner in Sydney, John
Richard Hardy Esq. ordered that Trooper Hutchinson and
three other Troopers be dismissed for "drunkenness
On receiving these orders, the Assistant Gold
Commissioner in Sofala, Harold Maclean initially
dismissed the four Troopers.
Some days later Assistant Gold Commissioner Maclean then
wrote a lengthy correspondence to the Chief Gold
Commissioner Hardy in Sydney outlining the reasons to
have Trooper Hutchinson reinstated on his outstanding
army and police record of sixteen years.
Trooper Alexander Hutchinson was reinstated.
On the 1st February 1853, Trooper Alexander Hutchinson
was transferred from Walberton to Sofala. N.S.W, in the
Trooper Alexander Hutchinson was dismissed from the Gold
Escort Police,Western District on the 23rd January 1854.
The charge was, "Drunk on duty".
Records indicate that Alexander Hutchinson then became a
gold miner at Washing Gully, near Hill End. N.S.W.
Land Records indicate that Alexander Hutchinson purchased
land at Wattle Flat. N.S.W in August 1869, February 1876
and October 1876.
Alexander Hutchinson's wife, Margaret, died of pneumonia,
on the 21st December 1876 at the age of 56 at Wattle Flat.
Alexander Hutchinson also died of pneumonia, on the 18th
October 1887 at the age of 72 at Wattle Flat. N.S.W.
Both Alexander Hutchinson and his wife, Margaret, are
buried at the Wattle Flat Catholic Cemetery, Wattle Flat.
On Alexander Hutchinson's death certificate, it is
noted,Time in Australian Colonies : "48 years in N.S.W"
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