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Private William Wagstaff (c.1806.....1880)

Back To . . 51st Foot 2nd Yorkshire , West Riding Light Infantry Regiment
  • Born : circa 1806
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation : Soldier / Tailor / Town Crier
    Date Arrived : early December 1838
  • Ship Arrived on : " Portsea "
  • Rank attained : Private
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Where Enlisted :
  • Regimental Number : 730
  • Date of Discharge :-
  • Where Discharged :
  • Died : 8 August 1880 aged 74
  • Where Died / Buried : Perth - possibly at the Mt Eliza Invalid Depot.
  • Parents Names : John Wagstaff (b........d.) and Mary Wagstaff (b........d.) of Dodford, Northamptonshire
    1st Spouse's Name : Mary Ann Wagstaff
  • Born :
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : early December 1838
  • Ship Arrived on : " Portsea "
  • Date Married :
  • Where Married :
  • Died :
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Spouse's Parents : Joseph and Elizabeth
  • 2nd Spouse's Name : Mary Murphy
  • Born :c.1818
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : early December 1838
  • Ship Arrived on : " Portsea "
  • Date Married : 25 March 1851
    Where Married : St John the Evangelist Catholic Church,
  • Died : 1885 aged 67
  • Where Died / Buried : Western Australia
  • Spouse's Parents :Lawrence Murphy (b........d.) and Mary Easman (b........d.) of Carlow,Ireland

  • WAGSTAFF, William CD 914158 Death
    Age at Death: 74
    Reg Year:
     8 August 1880  Reg State: Western Australia
    Ref Number: 10629
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  • WAGSTAFF, Mary Ann CD 914144 Death
    Father: Joseph
    Mother: Elizabeth
    Birthplace: Bee
    Reg Year: 1856 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 4291
  • WAGSTAFF, Mary CD 914142 Death
    Age at Death: 67
    Reg Year: 1885 Reg State: Western Australia
    Ref Number: 13319
  • Descendants
    Some  information kindly supplied by Kim Evans kishtu67@bigpond.net.au
    Some  information kindly supplied by Don Best" agatha@uq.net.au
    Children
    Children William and Mary Ann
    1 . Mary Ann Wagstaff (b.1833......d.) married John Morris in 1853 in Perth and they had 8 children.  John Morris was a convict on the Scindian 1850

     

    2 . Sarah Jane Wagstaff (b.1839.....d.)

     

    Children William and Mary
    1 . WAGSTAFF, John CB 2101231 Birth
    Father: William
    Mother: Murphy Mary
    Event Place: Perth
    Reg Year: 1845 Reg State: Western Australia
    Ref Number: 603
     (1) 
    WAGSTAFF, John CM 996764 Marriage
    Father: William
    Mother: Murphy Mary
    Spouse: GLYDE, Kate
    Marriage Place: Adelaide
    Reg Year: 1873 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 1193
     (1) 
     
    2 . WAGSTAFF, George CD 914637 Birth
    Father: William
    Mother: Murphy Mary
    Age at Death: 4
    Birthplace: Mar
    Reg Year: 1852 Reg State:
    Western Australia
    Ref Number: 9M
    WAGSTAFF, George CD 913527 Death
    Father: William
    Mother: Murphy Mary
    Age at Death: 4
    Birthplace: Mar
    Reg Year: 1856 Reg State:
    Western Australia
    Ref Number: 9M  (1) 

     

    3 . WAGSTAFF, Elizabeth B 9967 age 20  Birth
    Father: William
    Mother: Murphy Mary
    Event Place: Perth
    Reg Year: 1851 Reg State: Western Australia
    Ref Number: 325
    WAGSTAFF, Elizabeth CM 996783 age 20  Marriage
    Father: William
    Mother: Murphy Mary
    Spouse: ANDREWS, George age 22
    Marriage Place: Newcastle
    Reg Year: 1871 Reg State: Western Australia
    Ref Number: 3254 
     (1) 

     

    4 . Ann Mary (b 1853.......d.) (1) 
    Area Settled :
    Perth
    History & Achievements :
    Family legend says that he was born in Dodford, Northamptonshire, parents John & Mary but I have seen no definite evidence of this.
    This information from AJCP Reel 3809:
    William, aged 32, was part of a convict guard which sailed from Deptford,Kent on 7 July 1838 on the Portsea. He was accompanied by his wife, MA Wagstaff (30) and daughter MA (Mary Ann) Wagstaff (18months.) Another
    daughter, Sarah Jane, might also have been on board. (The Wagstaffs were not recorded on the passenger list for the Portsea but appear in the Surgeon Superintendent's Log. )
    The Portsea reached Hobart in early December 1838 but I don't know whether the Wagstaffs disembarked there or continued on to Sydney. However William was part of a detachment which departed Hobart on 26 April 1840 on the Bark Runnymede for Swan River. AJCP Reel 3811. The WA Biographical Dictionary shows that the Runnymede arrived in Swan River on 25 June 1840 and that William was stationed at Headquarters Perth. Reel 3811 states that he was on detachment - Dales. I assumed that this was an area but I believe that there was an officer Ensign Dales.
    No record of the death of William's first wife has been found but on 25 March 1851 William married as a Bachelor to Mary Murphy. This union produced two children, John 1845 and Elizabeth 1853.
    According to WADB William was a Tailor at Toodyay in 1869 and a Town Crier in 1875.
    William Wagstaff died of Old Age and Debility on 8 August 1880 at Perth - possibly at the Mt Eliza Invalid Depot.

    References
     (1)  Australian Vital Record Series 1788 - 1905 Discs 1 to 4
    Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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