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Private Francis Morrison (c.1784........)

Back To . . . 73rd 1st Battalion Highland Regiment
  • Born : circa 1784
  • Where Born : Parish of Bilroy, town of Bilroy, County of Limerick.
  • Occupation : Soldier
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  • Date Arrived : 1812.,
  • Ship Arrived on : "Isabella"
  • Rank on Discharge :Private
  • Date of Enlistment :10th November 1807
  • Where Enlisted : County Donegal,
  • Date of Discharge :  27 July 1819
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  • Spouse's Name : Kate Martin, and two children in 1822., on the "Isabella"
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  • Date Arrived : 1822.,
  • Ship Arrived on : "Isabella"
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    Francis Morrison, 73rd.
     
     
  • Descendants

    Information supplied by Helen Cobb miska@rabbit.com.au

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    History & Achievements :

      He, evidently came with a letter of recommendation from Lord Bathurst to the Governor of NSW, for a grant of land.   He was ,or had been, a soldier with the 73rd Foot Regiment.   He came from County Limerick in Ireland. The Colonial Secretary's Index, 1788-1825 ,states that he was an "outpensioner" of the 73rd Foot Regiment . Among other things, he was appointed overseer of the Sydney Road Party and later became a Constable of H.M.Dockyard, Sydney.
    Served with the 73rd Regiment in Australia, Returned to England and settled in Australia upon his return as a freeman in 1822
    Enlisted 73rd, Ballyshannon, County Donegal, 10th November 1807, aged 21 years, for unlimited service.
     
    Served, 73rd,   10 nov 1807 to 27 July 1819 as Private (11 years 260 days)
    Discharge: Visceral disease and ascitis consequent to fever.  He is incapable of further service as a soldier.
    Character: Good
    Description : Age 33years.  Height 5'4",  Fair hair,  blue eyes,  fresh complexion.  Trade: labourer
    Served : India 1year 11 months
    Dated: Tricomalee, 4 Dec. 1818
    Confirmed: Horse Guards, 27 July 1819.
     
    Source: Soldiers' Documents (WOP97s) 73rd, 1765-1854.
    The originals are held in the Public Record Office at Kew.   I (meaning, he!) has microfilmof the 73rd material
     
    During his period of service, the 1st. Battalion, 73rd, were stationed in the following places;-
    1807          Perth
    Jan 1810    NSW 
    1814          Ceylon.

     

    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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