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Private William Reeves ( 1798.........)

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  • Born :  4.6.1798
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 30.4.1822 
  • Ship Arrived on : "The Richmond"
  • Port Arrived : Port Dalrymple, Van Diemens Land.
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Army Enlistment :  1815,
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  • Date Discharged Army :  1825
  • Comments Regarding Army Discharge honourable discharge
  • Where Discharged :  Bathurst
  • Died : 6/10/1848
  • Where Died / Buried :  Lapstone Hill Blue Mountains N.S.W  / St Stephen the Martyr graveyard
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  • Spouse's Name : Mary Ann Clarkson
  • Date Married : 14.6.1830
  • Where Married :Heber Chapel Cobbity - Then Called Narellan
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  • Born :2.6.1812
  • Where Born :  Sydney New South Wales
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  • Died : 23.7.1871
  • Where Died / Buried Gratti House, Gratti Station Via Mudgee  NSW. / Old West Cemetery, Mudgee
  • Descendants

    Research compiled by Lyn Hyatt -

    Information supplied by Grahame CHAMBERLIN  passed away 2009  
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    History & Achievements :
    My relative William Reeves was born or   1798 -1799 somewhere in England, was one of seven sons, his father brought home a new wife around 1814 whom the boys didn't like apparently , so they left home.  He may have come from Cheshire. William left home and joined the 3rd East Kent Regiment in 1815,  his unit who were stationed in Ireland in 1821 were called back to England to go to Australia on garrison duty as escorts for convicts.  The boat that he came on was called "The Richmond" and went to Port Dalrymple in Van Diemens Land on the Tamar River, the unit arrived
    there in 1822 and our William came back to NSW sometime in 1823 and was posted out to Lancer Barracks at Parramatta.   From there, he went on to Bathurst where he got a honourable discharge  in 1825.
    He was good friends with the Cox family of "Winborne" Mulgoa and went to work for them as Footman, Manager and bullock team driver.   His trips from Penrith to Mudgee to the other Cox property called "Burrendalla" would take up to 6 weeks taking supplies up there with Ticket of Leave men as other bullock team drivers.
    Died - On the 6/10/1848, William was on his way with other bullockies on a trip up to Mudgee, when they reached Lapstone Hill on the Blue Mountains, they stopped for a rest but one of the bullock drays that
    they were uncoupling, rolled back and ran over our William and killed him.
    Buried - St Stephen the Martyr graveyard - The cemetery is situated
    behind the Church (High Street) on Fulton Lane, Penrith


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    Last revised: Thursday, 28 January 2010 05:34:17