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Private James Waller (c.1787.........)

Back To . . . Royal New South Wales Veterans Regiment
  • Born : Circa 1787
  • Where Born : Manchester,  England
  • Occupation : Soldier ,
  • Date Arrived : 8 July 1826
  • Ship Arrived on : " John Barry"
  • Rank attained : Weaver / Private
  • Date of Enlistment : Before 20 February 1826
  • Where Enlisted : England
  • Date of Discharge : 24 July 1829
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died :
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Mary Dickenson
  • Born : Circa . 1790
  • Where Born : Manchester, England
  • Occupation : Matron, Female School of Industry, Sydney
  • Date Arrived : 8 July 1826
  • Ship Arrived on : "John Barry "
    Date Married : 16 July 1807
  • Where Married: Manchester, England
  • Died : 18 February 1868
  • Where Died / Buried : Botany Cemetery
  • Spouse's Parents :

  • Descendants

    Information Supplied Margaret M Smith
    Area Settled :
    Children :
    1 . James Waller (Junior)  b.1819 ....d.1871    m. Sarah Muddle 1853
    2 . Martha Waller  b. 1829 ....d. 1909     m. William Beaumont 1851
    3 . Agnes Waller  b.1832 .... d. 1900   m.  Charles Muddle 1854
    History & Achievements :
    James Waller enlisted in the 23rd Regiment of Foot, The Royal Welsh Fusiliers in 1805 at the age of 18. He served with this famous regiment throughout the Peninsular and Napoleonic Wars, seeing service in Spain,
    Portugal, France and Belgium and was a participant in the great Battle of Waterloo. He was discharged on 24 November 1818 and recommended to the Chelsea Hospital as deserving a pension. Life outside the army was not for James and he enlisted in the 5th Royal Veterans Battalion the following year, serving for 2 years. He followed his trade as a weaver before enlisting in the newly formed NSW Royal Veterans Company and arrived with it
    in 1826 on the "John Barry". He took an early discharge, possibly disqualifying himself from the promise of a land grant, to work as a messenger in the office of the Colonial Secretary. In 1837 he entered the service of Captain Lonsdale and travelled to the new settlement of Port\ Phillip where he was briefly appointed gaoler. He disappears from historical record in a dispatch by Captain Lonsdale on 29th December, 1837 stating that "he has gone to Van Diemens Land." All attempts to trace him have failed.
    Shortly after arriving in NSW Mary Waller, his wife, was engaged as Matron of the Female School of Industry, a position she held for over 10 years. This was the first charity in Australia wholly created and managed by women, with a committee of socially prominent ladies, headed by Mrs Darling, wife
    of the Governor. The institution was dedicated to the moral, religious and basic academic education of girls whilst training them to become household servants.  James and Mary's three children all achieved a very high level of
    social and economic success.

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    Last revised: December 01, 2004.