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Private George Radford  (c 1796......1848.)

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  • Born : c 1796
  • Where Born : Yorkshire
  • Occupation : Weaver Soldier /  labourer
  • Date Arrived :  6th August 1824.
  • Ship Arrived on : "Pheonix  "
  • Port Arrived :  Sydney then Arrived Hobart April 1825 via the ship Cumberland.
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Army Enlistment : 16 November 1809
  • Where Enlisted Army : Wells, Somerset into 40th Foot
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  • Died : 26 April 1848  age  52
  • Where Died / Buried : Launceston
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  • Spouse's Name : Mary Anne
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  • Date Arrived : 22/1/1825
  • Ship Arrived on : "Cumberland"
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  • RADFORD, George CD 734990 Death
    Sex: Male
    Age at Death: 52
    Death Date: 26 Apr 1848
    Reg Year: 1848 Reg State: Tasmania
    Ref Number: 950 (1)



    Some information supplied by Peter
    Area Settled :
    Children :
     William Cumberland Radford was born at sea and the birth registered in Launceston on 26/3/1825 Ship "Cumberland"
    Amelia who was born at Perth, Tasmania on 1/1/1828
    John Jonathan Radford was born on 3/9/1830.
    George junior, also a publican, died at his residence, the Petrel Hotel, Pakington Street, Ashby, Geelong, Victoria on 14 July 1859
    History & Achievements :
    Another child, Amelia, was christened to George and Mary on 1 January 1828. Record has George as a settler, late private soldier in 40th Regiment of Foot. In 1831 George is listed as licensee of independent Hotel, Launceston and from 1833 as licensee of the Golden Lion Hotel, Launceston. He died Launceston 1848, aged 52 ll this was fine until I decided to get George Radford's military record from British Archives. Only one George Radford 40th Foot was listed and covers the period 1809 - 1836 This George Radford was born circa 1892  in Tiverton, Devon Discharge note at the end of his record records his age as 44 !/2 years in 1836 which doesn't quite tally with his stated age of 18 when he enlisted in 1809.
    As you can see this has created a dilemma for me. The George Radford who was licensee of hotels in VDL from 1831 onwards was definitely the father of William and Amelia and he was according to Amelia's baptism ex 40th foot. What I can't reconcile is how can he be licensee of hotels in VDL while at the same time being on half service in the East Indies, particularly given his rank. Nor v can I
      An Elizabeth Radford of Launceston married a publican, Charles William Grant in 1842. George Radford was a witness at that wedding and I can confirm that Radford did settle in .
    I am still piecing together what took place subsequently but he was a publican until the time of his death on 26 April 1848 in Launceston at 52. He was certainly the publican of the Golden Lion in William Street as it is recorded in licensing records and in published extracts from the Launceston Examiner.
    His first pub may have been known as "The Lame Dog" and later as the "Tamar Hotel", which is now the site of "Boags World of Beer" in Launceston. It is stated on various web sites that the Radford's ran that pub for many years and his wife Mary Anne assumed the licence after his death according to the Examiner
    He had several children and one George junior, also a publican, died at his residence, the Petrel Hotel, Pakington Street, Ashby, Geelong, Victoria on 14 July 1859. Young Radford is cited several times in the The Examiner as well, including some charges for assault and also for stealing a pig. It states he was transported for 7 years for that


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