- His Excellency the Lieutenant General Commanding is pleased to
approve of the under mentioned soldiers being transferred to the
Colonial Corps of Mounted Police from tomorrow inclusive
- Private Edward LEPPER 58th Regiment
- Troop Order: No 54 Sydney 27 Nov 1846
- Trooper E LEPPER is deprived of one months police pay for
irregular conduct at Sydney.
- Troop Order: No 60 Sydney 25 Jan 1847
- Trooper E LEPPER is deprived of one months police pay for having
been absent from Barracks one day and one night.
- Troop Order: No 66 Sydney 25 March 1847
- It having been brought to the knowledge of the Commandant that on
the evening of 20th instant Troopers LEPPER and RITCHIE when on patrol, came in contact with two armed men
supposed to be bushrangers - and on the occasion in question, Trooper LEPPER behaved in an unsoldierlike and
disgraceful manner - most unusual in the mounted police.
- It appears that Trooper RITCHIE dismounted and by his own account
wounded one of the armed men - who with his comrade however, effected his escape and that Trooper LEPPER
remained all the while on his horse, and rendered no assistance whatever.
- As such conduct is most discreditable to the corps - the
Commandant orders Trooper LEPPER to be dismounted forthwith.
- General Order: No 47 Sydney 15 Apr 1847
- Dismounted Trooper Edward LEPPER of the mounted police is at his
own request and on the recommendation of the
- Officer commanding that Corps - he being no longer fit for the
service of the mounted police transferred to the 58th
- Regiment from 1st Proximo inclusive.
- Troop Order: Sydney 19 Apr 1847 No 72
- Trooper Edward LEPPER is retransferred to the 58th Regiment from
the 1st Proximo.
- 58th Rutlandshire Regiment at Sydney (01 May 1847-31 Jul 1857)
Sailed for New Zealand 3 Jun1847 on Pestonjee
- Bomanjee, arriving on Auckland 12 Jul 1847.; Discharged in
Auckland with gratuity on 31 Jul 1857; occupation Labourer;
- Reg No No 2215 Brickmaker at time of death Hospital Records lived
at Whau (1875).
- Island (April 1847) and
- May (1847)
- This is from the Naval and Military Settlers Land Orders at National Archives, Auckland.
The call number is LSA A41/30. Land Order No 146 granted to Private Edward LEPPER. 60 acres specified in Land
Order, selected on 21 Feb 1863 at Karanagahape. Many soldiers used their land order to obtain scrip [a document which
acts as proof of ownership of a holding in a joint stock
- Individual Report for Edward LEPPER 3
- Edward LEPPER and his sons built a pier at Browns Bay, Auckland
(no longer in existance)
- Quote from a letter of John BUCKLAND (Connecticut USA) to the
Secretary of the Mason's Collectors' Club in Sussex
- (which deals with the collection of early 19th Century ironstone
china and porcelain) concerning a dinner service which was
- used by members of the 58th Regiment :
- The family story is that the service was made In the Regimental
colours of the 58th, since It is a dark green rather than a
- cobalt blue, but I cannot confirm that. I was also told that It
was made for the 58th before 1850. In 1857 the 58th Regiment was sent to the Bermudas because of the uprising there.
- The 58th Regiment was found in 1755, and was the 2nd Battalion of
the Rutlandshire Regiment. After Bermuda, it was sent to India, and fought In the Indian Mutiny (with the dinner
service). After considerable service there, the 58th was shipped to New Zealand in 1863 to participate In the Waikato War
against The Maori. The Regiment marched down from Auckland to Cambridge, still carrying the service to the
officers. Most of the Regiment was disbanded there, and the service became the property of the Colonel. It later passed Into my
family's hands through marriage and on auction, and we have
- had It since 1910, It has been used for many, many family celebrations.