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Major General Philip McPherson (........)

 

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  • Occupation : / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 18th August 1830
  • Ship Arrived on : " David Lyon "
  • Rank on Discharge : Major General
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  • Regimental Nunber : C.10
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  • Spouse's Name : Caroline
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  • Occupation :.
  • Date Arrived : 18th August 1830
  • Ship Arrived on : " David Lyon "
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  • Descendants

    information supplied by alwynne mackie alwynnem@melbpc.org.au

    Area Settled :
    Sydney
    Children :
    1. John Louis, McPherson (b.......d.)
    2 . Ann Charlotte, McPherson(b.......d.)
    3 . Walter Edward , McPherson(b.......d.)
    4 . Phillip ,. McPherson (b.......d.)
    5 . Francis McPherson (b.1831......d.),
    6 . Cecil McPherson (b.1833 ......d.)
    7 . Fitzroy McPherson (b.1835. ......d.)
     
    History & Achievements :
     
    Major General Philip McPherson was posted in Sydney with the 17th Regiment. He fought in the Peninsular War, and later in the Crimea. I don't know what rank he held whilst in Australia, but he didn't become a General until the Crimean War. While in Sydney he and his wife Caroline had three children that I know of - Francis 1831, Cecil 1833 and Fitzroy in 1835. I think his wife Caroline died here or soon after, as he married again, but I haven't been able to find her death. According to Hart's Army List he had a long string of decorations, but I assume they were gained elsewhere. I would love to look at the records in the Mitchell Library, but I am laid up with a broken leg, and in any case am here in Melbourne. I suppose there are no copies of the records held anywhere else? I think this an interesting project and wish you well with it!
     
    Reference  (1) researched by Cathy Dunn
    (2) Australian Vital records 1788 - 1905 Disks 1 - 4
    Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
    Relatives and Descendants
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