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Major D'Arcy Wentworth (1793......1861..)


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Some  information was kindly supplied by Ken Miles , Ken is a descendant of Charles D'Arcy Wentworth. email address
Area Settled :
Bathurst :
Children :
WENTWORTH, Martha  Birth
 Index Year: 1813
Father D'Arcy Wentworth
Mother: Elizabeth
Reg Year: 1813 Reg State: New South Wales
Ref Number:   Parish: Parramatta, St John's, Church of England
WENTWORTH, Martha EM 1024667 Marriage
Spouse: REDDAL, John
Index Year: 1828
Reg Year: 1828 Reg State: New South Wales
Ref Number: V18284261 3B Parish: Campbelltown, St Peter's (Co. Airds), Church of England
Recorded twice
WENTWORTH, Martha EM 1024668    Marriage
 Spouse: REDDAL, John   
  Index Year: 1828
 Reg Year: 1828 Reg State: New South Wales
 Ref Number: V1828770 12 Parish: Campbelltown, St Peter's (Co. Airds), Church of England
From the Sydney Gazette 21/3/1828
On Wednesday, the 12th instant, by Spe-
cial -License, at St. Peter's Church, Camp-
bell Town,by the Rev. Thomas Reddall,
his eldest Son, John Reddall, Esq. of    
Molle's Main, to Miss Martha Went-
worth, eldest Daughter of the late D'Arcy
Wentworth, Esq. of Homebush, near Parramatta.
REDDALL, Martha ED 741473 Death
Age at Death: 34
Index Year: 1847
Reg Year: 1847 Reg State: New South Wales
Ref Number: V1847583 32B Parish: Parramatta, St John's, Church of England

History & Achievements :

Major D'Arcy Wentworth served with both the 63rd Regiment and the 73rd Regiment. D'Arcy was the
second son of D'Arcy and Catherine and was born in the Australian territory of Norfolk Island. D'Arcy has the honour of being the first Australian born person to be commissioned as an officer in the British Army. D'Arcy was the brother of William Charles Wentworth (b.1793...d.1872 ) a noted explorer and statesman. While serving with the 73rd Regiment D'Arcy initially settled in Tasmania before coming to N.S.Wales.
On January the 8th 1853 D'Arcy was appointed as Police Magistrate at Bathurst. D'Arcy's former home in
Tasmania at Bothwell is now known as Wentworth House and still is in existence. In the first elections of the legislative Council D'Arcy was elected to represent the district of Northumberland .
Son of D'Arcy Wentworth, principal surgeon at Sydney Hospital, and Catherine Crowley; brother of William Charles Wentworth, also a member of the first Legislative Council and later a Member of the Legislative Council. When he was six, his mother died and his father changed his son's name from Dorset Crowley to D'Arcy Wentworth. Married Elizabeth Macpherson, third daughter of the late Major Charles Macpherson, barrack-master general for Scotland, on 27 April 1826 at St Cuthbert's Church, Princes Street, Edinburhg. There were no children of the marriage.
D'Arcy Wentworth's headstone reads as follows.
Here lie the mortal
Remains of
Late of Home-Bush in this
County who departed this
Life the 7th Day of July A.D.1827
in the 64 Year of his Age
Also of CATERINE his wife
removed at the time of
his interment to this vault
from a contiguous grave
who departed this life
A.D. 1800 in the 28 year of her
his daughter
by another mother
She departed this life
the 1st of January 1847 in
the 54 (34) year of her age
late of Her Majesty's 65th Regiment ( 63rd )
who departed this life the 27th day
of July 1861 aged 65
In my Father's house are many Mansions

Note. Major D'ARCY WENTWORTH'S head stone was refurbished the stone mason made errors. ^5th Regiment instead of 63rd Regiment and Martha Reddalls  age 54 instead of 34Years


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