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Sergeant George Pick (Peek) (1814......1887.)

Back To . . . 99th Foot Wiltshire Duke of Edinburgh Regiment.

  • Born : 1814
  • Where Born :  France
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived :   26th November, 1842
  • Ship Arrived on :"Marquis of Hastings"
  • Rank on Discharge : Sergeant
  • Date of Enlistment : 10th October, 1832
  • Regimental # : 750
  • Where Enlisted : Dalkeith District, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Date of Discharge : 28th February, 1847
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 30th January 1887
  • Where Died / Buried :West Maitland / Church of England Cemetery, West Maitland
  • Parents Names : William Peck and Jean Kennoway
  • Spouse's Name : Catherine Dixon
  • Date Married :  Abt. 1839
  • Where Married : Presbyterian Church, Athlone, Ireland
  • Spouse 's Parents : George Dickson and Ann Connors
  • Where Born : Newry Armagh, Ireland
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : 26th November, 1842
  • Ship Arrived on :"Marquis of Hastings"
  • Died : 23rd August, 1860
  • Where Died / Buried : West Maitland / Church of England Cemetery, West Maitland
     
  • Descendants :

    This information was supplied by Lorraine McDarmont E-mail address cl.mcd@aussiebroadband.com.au

    Area Settled :
    Bishop's Bridge near Maitland.  
    Children :
    1.  James b. 3.4.1840 in Newry, County Armagh, Ireland, m. Sarah Bolton
    2.  George b. 14.1.1843 in Wollongong, m. Sarah Pallett
    3.  Ann Jane b. 4.8.1844 in Sydney m. William Yeates
    4.  William John b. 17.11.1846 in Newcastle m. Jeannie Blakely Browne
    5.  Maria b. 19.11.1848 in Melville, m. William Tracy
    6.  Robert  b. February, 1851 in Melville, d. 10.1.1853 in Melville
    7.  Walter  b. abt. 1854 in Melville, d. 27.9.1854 in Melville
    8.  Catherine b. 7.1.1856 in Matiland, m. William Hart Norman
    9.  John Walter b. 18.11.1858 in Bishop's Bridge, Maitland, d. 19.7.1877 in
    Matiland
    10.  Gabriel b. 21.8.1860 in Bishop's Bridge, d. 2.10.1860 in Bishop's
    Bridge.

    History & Achievements :

    George Pick enlisted in the 99th in Dalkeith at the age of 18 years.  He
    spent time in Ireland before returning to Chatham and sailing for Hobart
    Town on the "Marquis of Hastings" in 1842.  He was the only Sergeant of
    board and his wife Catherine and son James accompanied him.  The "Marquis of
    Hastings" arrived in Hobart Town on 7th November, 1842 where it disembarked
    it's load of 238 male prisoners, one of whom was the traitor John Francis
    who was sentenced  of life for shooting at Her Majesty, Queen Victoria.
    ("The Times" 31.5.1842 and 11.6.1842.)
     
    On arrival in NSW, George was posted to the Illawarra  where his second
    child, George, was born.  He was later sent to the Newcastle area.  He
    received a free discharge 28th February, 1847 and continued to live around
    the Maitland area.
     
     
     
    References
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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