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Private John Wells (1786......c 1833.)

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Surnames 2nd Veterans Company Regiment of Foot :Newcastle 1826 - 1833
  • Born : 17 December 1786
  • Where Born : Bishop's, Tachbrook, W, England
  • Baptised :25 Dec 1786 Bishop's, Tachbrook, W, England
  • Occupation : Labourer. Private Soldier in NSW Royal Veterans Corps.
  • Date First Arrived : 28 December 1809
  • Ship Arrived on : "Dromedary"
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 1803, 39th Regiment of Foot
  • Transfered : 15 April 1809 73rd Regiment of Foot
  • Transfered : 1816. He was transferred back to the 39th Regiment of Foot
  • Where Enlisted : England
  • Date of Discharge :November 1816
  • Where Discharged : England
  • Enlisted R.V.C : 6 May 1826)
  • Date Second Arrival : 13 Sep 1826
  • Ship Arrived on : "Orpheus"
  • Died : Abt 1833
  • Where Died / Buried : NSW, Australia
  • Parents Names :John Willis (b.......d.)& Susanna Hitchman (b.......d.)
  • Spouse's Name : Catherine Willson
  • Date Married : 22 August 1825
  • Where Married : St Nicholas ChurchWarwick, Warwickshire, England
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    Information kindley supplied by Charlie & Barbara Stevens, Barbara is one of his descendants E-mail address stevensc@bmr.net.au
     
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    History & Achievements :

    !CHRISTENING: Church of Lichfield, Tachbrook, Warwickshire - Entry John Willis
    !MARRIAGE: St Nicholas Church, Warwick
    !OCCUPATION: Soldier. 39th Regiment of Foot from 1803. Detached to 73rd Regiment of Foot on 15 Apr 1809 for service in
    Australia. Arrived Sydney with Lachlan Macquarie in the "Dromedary" 28 Dec 1809 and served until 24 Dec 1814 when the
    Regiment sailed in the "General Barry" for Columbo, Ceylon. The Regiment served in Ceylon until 24th Dec 1815. 73rd Regiment
    arrived in England in 1816. He was transferred back to the 39th Regiment of Foot. Discharge Certificate - Nov 1816 being worn out
    and length of service after 13 years service - age 29 years, height 5 ft 7 inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, dark complexion, by trade a
    Labourer. Private Soldier in NSW Royal Veterans Corps.
    !MIGRATION: From England (London 6 May 1826) to Australia (Sydney 13 Sep 1826) on "Orpheus" with the Royal Veterans Corps
    for service in Australia accompanied by his wife.
    !PERSONAL: Land grant of 100 acres at Wollombi Brook - possibly due to the death of John Wells, the land grant went to David
    Davis.
    !DEATH: Died between 1832 and 1834
    !PROBATE: Will dated 14 Dec 1832 - no probate record
     
     

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    Last revised: December 13, 2004.