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Sergeant Lewis Henry Campbell (.1783......1854.)

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

  • Born : Circa 1783
  • Where Born : Galway christened in 1783 in St Nicholas Collegiate Church, Galway
  • Occupation : Labourer / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 30th August  1817
  • Ship Arrived on :" The Dick "
  • Rank on Discharge : Sergeant School Master
  • Date of Enlisment : 3rd July 1805
  • Where Enlisted : Gasport
  • Regiment of Enlistment : 23rd Regiment " The Royal Fusiliers" later known as the " The Welsh Royal Fusiliers" this Regiment was not in Sydney
  • Date of Transfer to 48th : 20th November 1814
  • Date of Discharge :3rd January 1823
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 7th April 1854
  • Where Died / Buried :Seven Hills / St Bartholomew's , M4 side , Prospect, N.S.W.
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  • Spouse's Name : Mary Gordon
  • Date Married : 24 May 1815
  • Where Married : Saint Munchin, Limerick, Ireland.
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  • Date Arrived : 30th August  1817
  • Ship Arrived on :" The Dick "
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  • Descendants
    Some information supplied by Hazel Magann
    Some information supplied by Karenn Layne
    Area Settled :
    Children :
    1 . Ann was born at sea in 1817 baptised in Sydney 28th September 1817. and died probably in child birth on 25 May 1852.Ann Campbell married Thomas Henry Cave 25 Oct 1844 and had four children,
    2 . Sarah born 9 June 1819 and died 12 October 1891.
    3 . Henry Lewis 1820,
    4 . William 1822
    5 . Robert 1824

    History & Achievements :

    Sergeant Lewis Campbell arrived in Australia as part of the North Hamptonshire Regiment (48th
    Regiment of Foot) contingent, on board the ship "Dick" on 3rd November 1817 . During the voyage he was the only teacher on board the ship and taught the Soldiers and their families as they sailed to Sydney. Sergeant Lewis formed part of the 48th's head quarters during the Regiments stay in Sydney . In Sydney the responsibility of teaching soldiers to read and write fell on his shoulders.
    Following his discharge on the 3/1/ 1823 , Lewis went to work for Robert Crawford but this was to prove a little too much for his wife. She left Lewis and and took up residence with Robert Crawford. In later years he obtained an appointment as a Police Constable at Parramatta, but was dismissed from this post in 1827. Worked as an overseer in Bathurst for a Charles Thomas. Sergeant Lewis Campbell died at Seven Hills ,Sydney
    Mary Campbell nee Gordon (Mary denise in correspondence that she was legally married to Lewis).   Lewis was hired as an overseer on the property "Hillend" at Doonside which was a 1,000 acres grant given by Governor King to Robert Crawford. It appears that Robert had a relationship with Mary Campbell that resulted in the birth of 4 children, Mary, Robert, Agnes and George. Robert and Agnes are buried in in Old Section of the cemetery at Prospect, NSW.   Lewis arrived in the Colony with 5 children one a daughter Ann born at sea.Lewis has a headstone in the grounds of the cemetery on their is in a state of disrepair and was erected by an ancestor John Farrell.


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    Last revised: April 03, 2009.