Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

Private James Groom (.1789.......1839)

Back To . . . 3rd Foot The Buff's The East Kent Regiment.

  • Born :c.1789
  • Where Born : Dovercourt, Essex, England
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived :  Sydney  26 Aug 1823"
  • Ship Arrived on : :""Henry"
  • Rank on Discharge :  Private
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Regement :West Essex Militia 21 yrs of age, around 25
  • Transfered :2nd Battalion. East Kent Regiment
  • Transfered :3rd Regiment East Kent
  • Date of Discharge : 31 May 1833 
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died :  1876 aged 50 years
  • Where Died / Buried : Sydney
  • Parents Names : Joseph V and
  • Spouse's Name : Albertine (Albertina) Dupont,
  • Date Born :c. 1793
  • Where Born : France
  • Occupation : Soldiers wife
  • Date Arrived :  Sydney 26 Aug 1823
  • Ship Arrived on : :"Henry" 
  • Date Died:1876 age 83
  • Where Died / Buried : Maitland NSW
  • Spouse 's Parents :
    GROOM, Albertina D CD 351000 Death
    Age at Death: 83
    Father:
    Mother: 

    Death Place: Sydney
    Index Year: 1876
    Reg Year: 1876 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: 46
    (1)
  • Descendants
    Some information was kindly supplied by  Jenny  Jenny Merrell

     

    Area Settled :
     
     
    Children :
     GROOM, Joseph V EB 812631 Christening
    Father: James
    Mother: Elbertine
    Reg Year: 1827 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: V1827766 127 Parish: Sydney, St Mary's, Roman Catholic
    (1)
    Re-Registered
    GROOM, Joseph V EB 812632 Christening
    Father: James
    Mother: Elbertine
    Reg Year: 1827 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: V1827786 128 Parish: Sydney, St Mary's, Roman Catholic
    (1)

    GROOM, Mary EB 812648 Christening
    Father: James
    Mother: Albertine
    Reg Year: 1836 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: V1836935 126 Parish: Sydney, St Mary's, Roman Catholic
    (1)

    History & Achievements :

     
     James Groom Abt. b. 1789, Dovercourt, Essex, England, he enlisted in the West Essex Militia at abt. 21 yrs of age, around 25
    yrs of age he joined the 2nd Btn. East Kent Regiment and was sent to Canada, they were recalled to England in 1815 and stationed at
    Hastings Barracks. After Napoleon's escape from Elba they were sent to France  where he met his wife Albertine Dupont, In Nov 1818 hi
    regiment was sent to Ireland, Albertine went too, in Ireland he transferred to the 3rd Regiment East Kent and was sent to N.S.W with Albertine accompanying him
    In NSW in 1824 James was stationed at Port Macquarie.
    1825 he was moved to Newcastle.
    1827 he was transferred to 7 Co. 57th Regiment (West Middlesex).
    1828 sent to Moreton Bay (now in Queensland).
    1830 sent to Parramatta.
    1831 transferred to the Leicestershire Regiment and sent back to Moreton Bay.
    1832 he was in Sydney on Garrison guard duty.
    31 May 1833 he was discharged possibly on grounds of ill health, as he died in 1839 aged 50. James was a Private with many years of army service, his discharge pay for 18 months at 8d per day was 18 pounds 4 shillings and 8 pence,  equivalent to $36.47
     
    References
    (1)Australian Vital Record Series 1788 - 1905 Discs 1 to 4
    References
    Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
    The information is intended for short Historical value only,
    E- mail address
    Refer to Home Page
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: Tuesday, 27 October 2009 08:34:31