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Private Peter McCauley (.1784......1848.)

Back To . . .17th Foot Leicestershire Regiment
48th Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment
40th Foot Second Somersetshire Regiment
57th Foot West Middlesex Regiment
  • Born : circa 1784
  • Where Born : unknown
  • Occupation : Shoemaker / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 1821
  • Ship Arrived on : "Lady Ridley"
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Regimental # : 803
  • Date of Enlistment 48th Regiment: 24. May 1809
  • Transfered 40th Regiment : June 1824
  • Transfered 57th Regiment : 24th March 1826
  • Transfered 17th Regiment : 1st January 1831 age 47 years
  • Where Enlisted : Enniskillen Ireland
  • Date of Discharge :31. August . 1832
  • Where Discharged : Moreton Bay, Brisbane
  • Died : 23rd December 1848
  • Where Died / Buried : unknown
  • Parents Names : unknown
  • Spouse's Name : Mary McCauley (nee) Unknown
  • Date Married : unknown
  • Where Married : unknown
  • Spouse's Parents : unknown
  • Descendants

    This information was kindly supplied by Ken Black . For more information please conact Ken .


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    Private Peter McAuley enlisted in the Army as a member of the 48th Regiment and served in the
    Peninsular Wars against Napoleon. He came to Australia in 1821 as a convict guard on board the transport "Lady Ridley" During the voyage his wife gave birth to twins,one of which died during the voyage to Australia. Peter was an overseer of the building of roads. On June the 9th 1821 an article appears in the Sydney Gazette related to the absconding of convicts from McAuleys gang.
    Peter transferred to the 40th Regiment during June 1824 when the 48th Regiment were transferred to
    India. He served with a detatchment in Morteon Bay Penal Colony, with Captain Henry Miller . Captain Miller was the Officer who founded the Penal Colany.
    Andrew transferred to the 57th Regiment but remained stationed at Morteon Bay. Andrew
    transferred to the 17th Regiment and it was from this Regiment that Andrew took his discharge . Five months prior to his discharge, Andrew's eldest son Peter was reported as being drowned in the Brisbane River.
    In the Colonial Secretary's corresponence Andrew was reported as being" very insubordinate in his military
    capacity and dissatisfied at doing any military duty whatever "
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    Last revised: March 07, 2002.