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Private Phillip Stevenson (1793........1854.)

 

Back To . . 57th Foot West Middlesex Regiment

  • Born : 29 September 1793
  • Where Born : Liverpool, Lancaster, England
  • Baptised:St Nicholas C of E Liverpool 14 December 1793
  • Occupation : Cotton Spinner / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 5 May 1825
  • Ship Arrived on : " Sir Charles Forbes "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 6 November 1812 . 57th West Middlesex
  • Where Enlisted : West Middlesex
  • Date of Discharge : 31 March 1833
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 15 June 1854
  • Where Died / Buried : Church Street Parramatta / All Saint's Burial ground Parramatta. (No Headstone) Name on pioneer memorial in cemetery grounds.
  • Parents Names : Bartholomew Stephenson Corporal in the Rutland Regiment on foot (b..........d.) & Isabella Harrison (b..........d.)
  • Spouse's Name : Ellen Finlay or Fennel
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  • Date Arrived : 5 May 1825
  • Ship Arrived on : " Sir Charles Forbes "
  • Date Married : c1819
  • Where Married : (Cork) Ireland
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  • Descendants

  • This information was kindly supplied by Barry.Stephenson Barry.Stephenson@facs.gov.au

    Area Settled :
    Parramatta
    Children :
     
    Children of Philip and Ellen Stephenson
     
    1.  Phillip born c 1819 Clonmel Ireland. Died Bannaby NSW 10 November 1883. Buried Stonequarry cemetery Taralga. Married Wilhelmina Nichol 31 Dec 1844 Sydney.
    2. Mary born Cork Ireland 5 May 1821. Died Bannaby NSW 3 February 1874. Buried Stonequarry cemetery Taralga. Married John McCabe.
    3  Margaret born Sydney 19 May 1826. Died Parramatta c.1841. Married George Shepherd 1841 Parramatta.
    4. Ellen born Sydney 16 May 1828. Died Goulburn NSW 14 July 1915. Buried Stonequarry cemetery Taralga. Married 1. George Handley 19 Jul 1842 Goulburn. 2 James O’Connor 1858 Goulburn.
    5. James born 1830. No further records found
    6. Anne born 16 Dec1830. No further records found
    History & Achievements :
     
     
    On joining the army Philip spent the first 54 days in England. Then from January 1813 served in Portugal and Spain. 1814 he went to France and then to Montreal Canada. While in Canada he was listed as being burnt on board the "Saragosia" transport in Quebec Harbour 12 June 1815.
    July 1915 the regiment returned to France where he spent the next 3 years 2 months with the army of occupation.
    He is listed as returning to Dover November 1818 and December 1818 in Cork. The next 5 years 9 months were spent in Ireland. The towns listed: Cork, Clonmel, Kilkenny, Galway, Limerick, Fermay, Butlevant and Kinsale.
    September 1824 he left Ireland (with his family) and returned to England where the 57th Regiment was ordered to New South Wales.
    On the 5 January 1825 the "Sir Charles Forbes" left Portsmouth with 34 men of the 57th Regiment together with their wives and children. Also on board were 130 male and 79 female convicts. The convicts were bound for Hobart Town. The ship reached Hobart Town 18 April 1825 and off loaded the convicts. The 57th Regiment continued on to Sydney where it arrived 5 May 1825.
    The regiment stayed in Sydney until September 1927 when moving to Cox's River until September 1828 when it moved to Moreton Bay. The regiment stayed on at Moreton Bay for the next two years. 1831 the regiment returned to Sydney and Longbottom area.
     On 31 March 1833 Philip was discharged from the army after serving 21 years. He was paid 18 months gratuity payment.
    His abode in 1833 was listed as Parramatta with his wife Ellen listed as next of kin.
     
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    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: February 12, 2004.