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Private Martin Wilson (c.1782.......)

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

  • Born : circa 1782
  • Where Born : Manchester
  • Occupation : Weaver / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 13 November 1817 .
  • Ship Arrived on : . The" Barque..Matilda "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 15 August 1803 aged 21
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  • Date of Discharge :24 June 1824
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
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  • Spouse's Name : Mary Ann Nicholson
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  • Date Arrived : 13 November 1817 .
  • Ship Arrived on : . The" Barque..Matilda "
  • Died : 23 May 1861
  • Where Died / Buried : Bunnerong Cemetery Sect WE W Plot 188 Cat D
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  • Descendants

    Some information supplied by Nola Umbers umbers3@bigpond.com

    Area Settled :
     
     
    Children :
    1. Mary Ann bap 1821,
    2. Jane bap 1823, Jane married Benjamin West 1847
    3. Martin James bap 1826,married Martha Rosevere Mannell 1850 lived St Leonards
    4. William West bap 26 Nov 1827 in Sydney Gaol, married Margaret McEwan 1847 lived Garden Street Alexandria
    5. Elizabeth bap 20 1830
    6 . Matilda bap 1832 . married James Brierley 1852 lived Erskine Street Sydney  

    History & Achievements :

    Very little is known about Private Martin Wilson except the following :In 1829 he was a constable in Sydney. During the poisoning scandal of . Gilbert SMITH . he stated that the poisoning was carried out by friends of one Captain Crotty of the 39th Regiment . This man was the arch and sworn enemy of Gilbert. Wilson was bought before a Magistrate and because of no foundation of the comments they were dismissed. Wilson was later dismissed as a constable for making the unfounded remarks.
    Martin and his wife Mary Ann Nicholson arrived In Sydney per "Matilda"  .He was appointed undergaoler at Sydney Gaol. Their children:   Jane married Benjamin West 1847 Martin James married Martha Rosevere Mannell 1850 lived St Leonards William West married Margaret McEwan 1847 lived Garden Street Alexandria Matilda married James Brierley 1852 lived Erskine Street Sydney   Martin's death and burial are not yet confirmed but when his wife died on 23 May 1861 she was residing at her son in law's (James Brierley) residence. She was buried in Old Devenshire Street Cemetery. Her remains were exhumed and reburied at Bunnerong Sect WE W Plot 188 Cat D when the railway line was being formed.
     

    e- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au

    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: December 06, 2004.