- Soldiers on board
- " John
- Back to Royal New
South Wales Veterans Regiment
- Back to Surnames of the Royal
Veteran Regiment's Soldiers who stayed
Soldier who arrived in the "John Barry" No 3 Company to be transferred to
London the 20th February; Portsmouth the 8th March; and the Cape of Good
Hope the 28th of May" . It arrived in Sydney Saturday evening 8th* July 1826
- ALLAN Joseph , .
- BENNETT Charles
, . BILSON Joseph
, . BOSKELL (Bowskill) James , BRINDLEY James
, . BURNS William , . BURNIP
James , .
- CARSON Simon ,, . CLEARY William
, , . COLLINS Stephen
, . COMPTON James , . COONAN
Robert , . COSTLLO Joseph , .
COULSTON (Coulson) Samuel , . CUNNINGHAM Patrick
- D'ARCY John , . DIGNEY
John , . DONALDSON Alexander
- EGAN William , . ,
- FRASER (Frazer) John , . FULLERTON Alexander
- HEYBURN (Hepburn)
, . HILL John William , . HOLLIDAY (Halliday) William , .
, . HOMER Thomas , . HUGHS Thomas Hughes , . HUNT William ,
. HORRILL John , .
- IRVAN (Irvine, Irving) John
- JERVIS (Jarvis) William
, . JORDAN James , . JOHNSON (Johnston) Samuel
- KELLY James
, . KERRIGAN James , . KENWORTHY John , . KIRKWOOD John
, . KIRSONS ( Kerivan) John , .
- LAYMAN George , . LEE Anthony , . LEONARD Thomas
, . LEE William
- McCAFFERTY John , . McKAY (McCoy) William , .
McPHERSON Linsay , . MANAGAN
Peter/Patrick , . MEANEY Stephen . ,
- NASH John , .
- ORCHARD John , .
- PAGE William ,
. PANTON James ,
. POULTON John ,
- thomas quin , .
- ROWLEY James
- SHIRES Benjamin
, . ,SEKAR (Skerrow, Skerrar) William , . SMITH John,
Charles , . STOREY
Storer(Storey)Daniel/John , . SULLIVAN William
- THOMPSON John #
2 , . TOPLIS Benjamin , . TRAVIS Robert , . TROTTER James
, . TIERNEY Edward
- WALKER James ,
. WALSH Augustus ,
. WAUGH John , . WHITE Martin , .
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales
Advertiser of Wednesday 12* July 1826 recorded the following
"On Saturday evening last arrived from England, the ship John Barry, Captain
Roche. She sailed from London the 20th February; Portsmouth the 8th March; and
the Cape of Good Hope the 28th of May. She brings a part of the New South Wales
Corps , consisting of Captain Darcy, accompanied by his lady and infant son;
Lieutenant Bell, also accompanied by Misses Bell , and Masters Bell ; Lieutenant
Collins, Lieutenant Travers , Lieutenant Sweeney , and Assistant Surgeon Gibson,
with 84 rank and file, and 66 women and 73 children."
"The Colonial Times, ( Hobart Town newspaper )
Friday 23rd August 1826.
The John Barry which arrived last Friday (16th August) from Sydney brings down
Captain D'Arcy's company of the New South Wales Corps , consisting of a Captain,
two Subalterns, three Sergeants, three Corporals and fifty rank and file. To
this detachment there are attached forty-five women and forty-two children. "
DISPOSAL OF PASSENGERS ON THE JOHN BARRY BY STATUS AND DESTINATION
Capt Lt. A/S* Sgt. Cpl. Pte OR* Women Children TOTAL
Arrived Sydney 1 4 1 84 66 73 230+
(3rd Company) 1 2 - 3 3 50 56 45 42 148
Left in Sydney
(1st Company) - 2 1 2 1 25 28 21 31 83+
From the article The Royal Veterans in Australia by R. H. Montague,
of the Royal Australian Historical Society, December 1982, Vol. 68 Pt 3, p240 it quoted "By July 1826, Governor Darling was able to inform the home
government that the first division of the Royal Veteran Companies had
arrived at Sydney." ... "The second division of the Royal Veteran
Companies arrived at Sydney in the ship Marquis of Hastings its members
appeared little better disciplined than their predecessors."
(I)JOHN BARRY, arrived Sydney 8 July 1826
The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser of Wednesday 12 July 1826
(page ??) recorded the following under Shipping Intelligence:-
"On Saturday evening last arrived from England, the ship John Barry,
Captain Roche. She sailed from London the 20th February; Portsmouth the
8th March; and the Cape of Good Hope the 28th of May. She brings a part of
the New South Wales Corps, consisting of Captain Darcy, accompanied by his
lady and infant son; Lieutenant Bell, also accompanied by Misses Bell, and
Masters Bell; Lieutenant Collins, Lieutenant Travers, Lieutenant Sweeney,
and Assistant Surgeon Gibson, with 84 rank and file, and 66 women and 73
>From Shipping Arrivals and Departures Sydney, 1826-1840, by I.H. Nicholson,
Indicates that the John Barry departed for Hobart Town with a
detachment of "NSW corps"on "August 5./6/10". It is unclear if she had two
attempts to depart or if the "10" is a footnote. This information is,
however, is not consistent with the advice provided by William Hunt in his
>From Shipping Arrivals and Departures - Tasmania 1803-1833, author unknown,
p 118 it has the following entry:-
1826 Vessel Master Whence Cargo, Passengers
H Aug. 18 hkJOHN BARRY, - Peter/J Roach(e)Lon via Syd, 10/8, b, det
NSW/Royal Veteran Corps-Aug 26 Ch/28Kship, 520/528, Jn Barry, O-port(s) in India, b P: Capt
Cartwight, Beng Arty.
Where H is Hobart Town is port of arrival; from the abbreviations it is
unclear what "hk" means; from London via Sydney, Departed Sydney 10 August,
b in ballast; det means detachment; it departed Hobart 26 August 1826; Ch
means Circular Head (Came into use with the establishment of VDL Co there
in 1826, but foreign vessels were generally required to go to Port
Dalrymple (George Town) first to obtain clearance. Arrivals & departures
are only listed for Circ. Hd when direct to or from Syd or overseas) - I
assume "Ch/28" means it departed Circular head on the 28 August for a port
in India. There is no abbreviation for K. 520/528 would appear to be the
tonnage of the ship; "O" would appear to mean departed for Oyster Bay,including (Great) Swanport and P = Port Dalrymple.
>From this record, it would appear that the John Barry arrived in Hobart on
18 august 1826, directly from Sydney.
In a letter from Gary O'Hagan (32 Williams Street, St. Albans VIC 3021)
of 10 July 1989 he gave me the following:-
"The Colonial Times, (weekly newspaper Hobart Town)
Friday 23rd August 1826.
The John Barry which arrived last Friday (16th August) from Sydney brings
down Captain D'Arcy's company of the New South Wales Corps, consisting of a
Captain, two Subalterns, three Sergeants, three Corporals and fifty rank
and file. To this detachment there are attached forty-five women and
>From the letter by William Hunt, which is outlined in section 13 below, he
provided the following account of the period between arriving in Sydney and
arriving in Hobart.
"We were at Sidney three weeks when our company were ordered for this place
where we arrived in seventeen days."
This would indicate that the John Barry arrived in Sydney on 8 July 1826,stayed for 21 days and left for Hobart on 29 July, with the voyage taking
17 days and arriving in Hobart on 16 August. With such a long voyage time
between Sydney and Hobart, it might suggest that the John Barry called at
some other port before Hobart, such as Launceston. William Hunt mentions
in his letters that only 11 members of the Royal Veterans were in Hobart in
March 1827 and the others were in other parts of the Island.
The initial starting point to develop a passenger list for the John Barry
is the Adjutants Monthly Roll of Leiut. Col. Dumaresq Company New South
Wales Royal Veterans from 25 June to 25 July 1826. It can only be assumed
that they were part of the 84 rank and file mentioned above which arrived
on 8 July 1826. It would appear that the remainder went with the John
Barry to Hobart in August 1826. This would appear to be the case from the
information now available in Table 6 below.
MUSTER ROLL FOR 1ST COMPANY RNSWVC, JUNE/JULY 1826, SYDNEY
"Sgt. J B Cunen
Sgt. Wm Hopkinson
Corporal Wm Chater
Pte Thomas Boyd , .
Pte James Brindley to 3rd Company 25 July
Pte Mich Duggan
Pte John Elliot
Pte John Gillian
Pte Henry Hart , .
Pte John Huling? , .
Pte Thomas Holland , .
Pte Matthew Howard to 3rd Company 25 July
Pte Thomas King
Pte Edward Lees , .
Pte George Ladby?
Pte James Mhan? , .
Pte John McLravask? , .
Pte Samuel Murphy
Pte David Navin , . Pte Samuel Norma
John Orchard to 3rd Company 25 July
Pte John Pachard?
Pte Patrick Quin
Pte Thomas Richardson
Pte Richard Tine
Pte James Waller , .
Pte Thomas Webb , .
Pte Thomas Wood , .
Pte William Wood"
The Muster for this period of this Roll was taken at Sydney on the 24 day
of July 1826. The Commander of the Company ??? not having as yet arrived
Wm Bell Lieut. Commanding
>From the same unit roll for the period 25 July 1826 to 24 August 1826 it
had the following transferring from the 3rd Company
Pte Wm Finn
Pte David McKay
Pte Wm Scott"
This would indicate some exchange of personnel between the first and third
Companies before the third went to Hobart in August.If the arrival information for Hobart is combined with the shipping notice
concerning the arrival of the John Barry in Sydney, then we have the
following dispersal of the passengers of the John Barry.
DISPOSAL OF PASSENGERS ON THE JOHN BARRY BY STATUS AND DESTINATION
Capt Lt. A/SSgt. Cpl. Pte or Women Children TOTAL
Arrived Hobart (3rd Company)12-3350564542148
Left in Sydney (1st Company)-21212528213183+
Where A/S is Assistant Surgeon; OR is rank and file, including Sergeants
>From the letter of William Hunt, dated 20 March 1827 which is reproduced in
section 13 below, it would appear that 12 children died on the voyage, plus
one woman. It would appear that no men died on the voyage. While at least
10 children might have been born on the voyage.
(a) LIST OF THOSE PASSENGERS WHO REMAINED IN SYDNEY
LIST OF THOSE PASSENGERS WHO REMAINED IN SYDNEY
Lieutenant William Bell
Lieutenant James Sweeney
Assistant Surgeon Andrew Gibson
J B Cunen
Henry Hart , .
Edward Lees , .
James Mhan? , .
David McKay , .
John McLravask?, .
David Navin , .
James Waller , .
Thomas Webb , .
Thomas Wood , .
Eleanor Boyd, bc 1796
Eleanor Boyd, bc 1817
James Errol Boyd, bc 1821
John Boyd, bc 1823
Thomas Boyd, b 24 April 1826 (at sea)
with possibly Sarah Ann Lyles/Boyd?, bc 1819
Royal Veterans 1st Company, which stayed in
Sydney having arrived on that vessel. The Assistant Surgeon was Andrew Gibson
a Scot born c 1896, believed baptised 12th June 1796, states the
following – “Andrew Gibson was born in Scotland
in 1796, studied in Glasgow for 3 years and served at Waterloo as a Surgical
Assistant with the British Army. After further studies in London he was
commissioned as a Military Surgeon in 1826”.
On arrival in Sydney he served as Assistant Surgeon to the Royal Veterans
Companies (for a time on half pay- which assisted him in securing a land
grant) and served the civil establishment as Assistant Surgeon with the
Colonial Medical Department.
Dr. Gibson stated that his object in joining the
Veteran Companies was with the “view of being enabled after service to
permanently establish himself as a settler in this country”. And the
record shows he achieved this objective.
Dr Gibson was granted on 22nd
February 1827 a licence to marry and he married Alice Faithfull at St James
Church of England, in Sydney. [NSW BDM reference
V1827125 11/1827 and V18274010 3B/1827]
Their Children recorded on BDM records were:
ALICE J [NSW BDM reference V827323 12/1827]
ALICE J [NSW BDM reference V18288516 1C/1828]
ANDREW F [NSW BDM reference V1831773 17/1831]
SUSANNAH J [NSW BDM reference V1835851 19/1835]
FREDERICK F [NSW BDM reference V18371108 21/1837]
WILLIAM F [NSW BDM reference V18381203 23A/1838]
SEPTIMUS F [NSW BDM reference V18401352 24A/1840]
Dr Gibson died on
22 September 1840 [NSW BDM reference V18401022 24A/1840] and by this time
his property, named Tirranna [Goulburn
& District Historical Society Note, 23 Jan 1985 -TIRRANNA is an aboriginal
word, the preferred definition being “Swiftly running waters”] had
increased by acquisition to near 5000 acres.
This included 6 of seven 100 acre lots near his main
farm which had been granted to veterans of the NSW Veterans Company. A
letter from Colonial Secretary dated 14th May 1829 stated that seven huts
were to be erected at Goulburn Plains under the superintendence of Dr
Gibson. He was also required to put the 7 veterans and their families in
possession of their grants and have them sign Bonds detailing terms under
which after 7 years occupancy and improvements they would receive deeds to
their allotments. In 1838 six of the veterans sold them to Dr Gibson at
what seems a fairly generous price.
The veterans were:
William Wichellow (Pvt. & replacing Sergt
Taylor) Lot No. 1
Brown (Corporal) Lot No. 2
(Pvt) Lot No. 3 (afterr 1838 apparently
lived in Goulburn for a few years and had children born there)
John McGeorge (replacing Pvt.
Thomas Wright) Lot No. 4 (was from Staff Corps and retained his
allotment to at least the 1880s)
Christopher Wharmby (Pvt)
Lot No. 5
Sugden (Pvt) Lot No. 6
Thomas Harley ( Pvt)
Lot No. 7
Dr Gibson had achieved a small community
comprised of the Veterans at the Veterans Flats in addition to the people
employed on the Tirranna property
some of the Veterans were probably in his Company. He had
been appointed JP and Magistrate at Goulburn and started a dynasty of
Gibsons, and descendants still own the Tirranna property acquired by Dr
Rank Men Women Identified Children
Capt John D'Arcy Mrs D'Arcy infant son
Lieut. Stephen Collins, d 1828 Laetitia Susanna, b 1824
Lieut Robert Travers
Sgt Samuel Johnston, d 1852 Catherine ? Samuel, b 1818
Sgt William Lee, d 1852 Ann -
Sgt. XX XX XX
Cpl Joseph Costello Mary ? Maria, b 1818; Ellen, b 1824
Cpl John Kenworthy, wid., d 1851 - Robert, b 1825
Cpl Stephen Meaney?, d 1838 Mary/Margaret Mary-Anne; John Thomas; Margaret, b 1822
Pte Joseph Allen, b 1858 Mary Mary Anne
Pte Charles Bennett, d 1861 Elizabeth/Mary Charles, b 1821
Pte Joseph Bilson, d 1872 Mary/Ann Mary, b 1819; Joseph 1824
Pte James Boskell/Bowskell Mary/Sarah Elizabeth, b 1823; Hannah b 1825
Pte James Brindley Mary
Pte William Burns Mary/Ann ? Eliza, b 1825
Pte Simon Carson, wid. Simon, b 1821
Pte William Cleary, d 1850 Agnes, b 1857
Pte James Compton Ann
Pte Robert Coonan, d 1827 Mrs Coonan Dennis, b 1821; John, b 1823
Pte Samuel Poulston
Pte Patrick Cunningham, d 1845 Jane, d 1831 Emma, b 1823; Mary Ann, b 1825
Pte Alex Fullerton, d 1841
Pte John Frazer Elizabeth
Pte William Hill Margaret
Pte William Holliday, d 1878 Martha/Rebecca , d 1842
Pte Thomas Homer, d 1833 Margaret
Pte Matthew Howard, d 1839 Ann Matthew, b 1821
Pte Thomas Hughes, d 1858 Phoebe James, b 1816; others ?
Pte William Hunt, d 1828 Eleanor Eleanor Williams, b 1811
Pte John Irvine (g) Catherine
Pte William Jervis Rebecca ? William, b 1807
Pte James Kelly Bridget
Pte William/James Kirsons/Kerivan Maria
Pte James Kerrigan Ann John (an infant)
Pte George Layman, d 1850 Martha, d 1829
Pte Anthony Lee Jane
Pte Thomas Leonard, d 1866
Pte John McCafferty, d 1832
Pte William McKay ? William, b 1810
Pte Lindsay McPherson, d 1830 Ann
Pte John Nash Mary/Ann, d 1835 ? children
Pte John Orchard Jane ? William
Pte James Panton, d 1862 Judith ? James, b 1808; John
Pte John Poulton, d 1826 Jane Jane, b 1816; Louisa, b 1819
Pte James Rowley Elizabeth Ann, b 1822; ? William, b 1823
Pte Benjamin Shires, d 1879 Sarah
Pte William Skerra/Skerrer, d 1846 Maria
Pte John Smith, d 1829 Mary ? John, b 1822; George, b 1824; Mary (an infant)
Pte Charles Stewart Sarah
Pte Daniel Storer Ann Sarah, b 19 March 1826 (at sea, bap after arrival)
Pte John Thompson Harriet ? James
Pte Benjamin Toplis Mary/Margaret
Pte James Trotter, d 1847/49 Mary, d 1844
Pte James Walker, d 1835 Esther John, b 1823; William, b 1826
Pte Augustus Walsh, d 1843 Agnes
Pte John Waugh, wid., d 1844 Charlotte
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