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Private James Cracknell (1793.....)

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

  • Born : circa 1793
  • Where Born : West Wickham Cambridge
  • Occupation : Labourer / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 3rd August 1817
  • Ship Arrived on : "Matilda"
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 4 March 1813 age 20
  • Where Enlisted : Bury
  • Date of Discharge :13 October 1823 ( paid 20 pounds to discharge )
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 12th Oct 1864
  • Where Died / Buried : Forbes st Sydney & buried 14th Oct 1864 at Camperdown Cemetry.
  • Parents Names :
  • 1st Spouse's Name :Margaret Barret
  • Date Arrived : 3rd August 1817
  • Ship Arrived on : "Matilda"
  • Died :
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Date Married : 25th Mar 1813
  • Where Married : Linton Cambridge
  • Spouse's Parents :

     

  • Descendants
    Area Settled :
     
     
    Children :
    1 . Susannah b 1814.....d.) Ship Arrived on : "Matilda"
    2 . Mary Ann b 1817 .....d.)
    3 . John b 1819 .....d.)
    4 . Sarah b 1821 .....d.)
    5 . Richard b 1823 .....d.)
    6 . William J b 1825 .....d.)
    7 . James b 1826 .....d.)
    8 . Thomas b 1829 .....d.)
    9 . Jeffrey b 1831.....d.)
    History & Achievements :
    Private James Cracknell arrived in Australia as part of the North Hamptonshire Regiment (48th Regiment of Foot) contingent, on board one of three ships the ship "Dick" on 3/11/1817. The" Barque..Matilda ", and HM. ship " Lloyd's " . Spent eight years as soldier servant to the Paymaster George Bunn , his eventual father-in-law. George Bunn had used his influence to help James Cracknell obtain a publican's licence. He discharged from the 48th Regiment after payment of 20 Pounds, a very large sum of money to be saved by any private. He made a success of his new found life in New South Wales, purchasing a house in Sussex Street in Sydney.and was a publican in Sussex Street as well. Later on he became the proprietor of the Inn called "The Cat and Mutton" from 11/7/1834 to 7/6/1837, located on the corner of Kent and Erskin Streets Sydney. Later he was also the proprieter of the "Green Dragon" from 6/6/1838 to 29/6/1846. He was first granted a liquor licence in 1829 for "the Bell" at Sussex st and held various licences until 1848 when he was listed as insolvent. All this was achieved by a Private, unusual considering the pay per month they recieved.
    For his military service he was not awarded the General Service Medal .
     

    e- mail address
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    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: April 27, 2004.