Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   

Corporal Charles Faunt (1780........)

 

Back To . . Surnames 2nd Veterans Company Regiment of Foot :Newcastle 1826 - 1833
  • Born : 1780
  • Where Born : Parish of Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland
  • Baptised :
  • Occupation : Labourer. Private Soldier in NSW Royal Veterans Corps.
  • Date Arrived : 13 Sep 1826
  • Ship Arrived on : "Orpheus"
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 1812 he joined the British Army – 100th Regiment.
  • Date of Discharge : 1818
  • Where Enlisted : England
  • Re-enlisted R.V.C: 10 December 1825
  • Date of Discharge : 9 January 1832
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 1847 at the – aged 67
  • Where Died / Buried :Benevolent Asylum of the Anglican Church St Lawrence’s Sydney
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name :
  • Date Married :
  • Where Married :
  • Born :
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : 13 Sep 1826
  • Ship Arrived on : "Orpheus"
  • Died :
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Spouse's Parents :
     
  • Descendants
     
    Information kindley supplied by Alison louttit@optusnet.com.au
     
    Area Settled :
     
    Children :
     

    History & Achievements :

     
    Corporal Charles FAUNT arrived on Orpheus in 1826 with we presume his family (at least wife and 3 children).
    Charles was born in the Parish of Mullingar, Westmeath, Ireland in 1780.In 1812 he joined the British Army – 100th Regiment.Served 5 years 317 days attained rank of Sergeant (possible American service but as yet this has not been clarified).The Regiment was disbanded in England in 1818.
    Charles married and had 4 children between 1808 and 1817.
    In December 1825 Charles reapplied for military service.  His father had died in 1824 and in his will chooses to leave nothing more to Charles
    Charles joined the “Royal Veteran Company” engaged for service at Clatham CountyKent
    10 December 1825– Departed London 6 May 1826He was 5 foot 7 inches tall, fair hair and grey eyes.
    Charles served 6 years and 22 days.He was discharged 9 January 1832 (?) – Private – entitled to military pension – general conduct – indifferent
    In the early 1830’s Charles wrote to his previous commanding officer, Colonel Dumaresq “solicits a situation either military or civil that my assist him to support his family”.
    In 1832 he was granted a land grant at Lot 6 South Creek Windsor – 100 acres.Also in 1832 apparently he was appointed as Constable at Campbelltown.
    In 1833 he surrendered the land grant.
    In 1834 Charles was listed as the victim of burglary on 27 September in Sydney.
    Charles died in 1847 at the Benevolent Asylum of the Anglican Church – aged 67 and was buried at St Lawrence’s Sydney
     
    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: December 13, 2004.