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William Mansfield (c.1779........1814)

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.The New South Wales Corps. ( Rum Corps. ) "Renamed 102nd Regiment.
73rd Regiment . 1st Battalion Highland
  • Born : c.1779
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  • Occupation : Soldier
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    Date 2nd arrival : 1812
  • Ship 2nd Arrived : " Guildford "
    Rank on Discharge : Drummer
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  • Transfered : 24 April 1810 73rd Regiment
  • Date of Discharge :  25th  Nov 1814 died in service
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 25th  Nov 1814 aged 35
  • Date Buried : 26th  November  1814
  • Where Died / Buried : 26th  November  1814  Sydney Buried at S Phillips Church ,C/D
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  • Spouse's Name : Henrietta Tyre
  • Date Married : 26th Jun 1803
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    Reference R.S.T & R.M
    History And Archives/Old Sydney Burial  Ground.
     -Inventory of Burials 1792-1820  City of Sydney Historical Program
    Researched Cathy Dunn C/D

  • Descendants

    Some information supplied by Margaret Brooke

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    There were pay records in the colony and he was paid in britain for three months when he went back in 1811 to bring his family to the colony.  They came as part of the 73rd detachment on the guildford I think the ship arrived in 1812.  I dont know about the 102nd.  I found in my research that the 73rd regiment left in early 1814 but william stayed.  His death record at St Philips Sydney shows that he was in the 73rd regiment so I wonder if he was in the small group of the 73rd that Macquarie kept in the colony.  .  Perhaps he was going to join his regiment in Ceylon
    but he died suddenly.
    The family stories had him as a Captain who was given a grant of land by macquarie.  In my research he started off as a private and on the st philip's records he was a drummer.  I have no proof but it appears that one of his children was Margaret Mansfield and she married a Mr Day in the colony and he was given a grant of land in Minto.  Perhaps all the stories were mixed up.  In one newspaper obituary from 1966 a woman believed that
    she was descended from a Captain William Mansfield of the 73rd Regiment. In fact the woman was descended from a daughter of the marriage of william's widow and her second husband John Thorn. 


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