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Captain Robert Westmacott "Westmacett" (...........)

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  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : December 1831
  • Ship Arrived on : " Margaret "
  • Port Arrived : Sydney
  • Rank on Discharge : Captain
  • Date of Army Enlistment 1823 as ensign (by purchase?)
  • Where Enlisted Army :England
  • Transferred :  1828 Captain 98th (puchased?) 1829 at Cape Good Hope, 
  • Transferred :1832 transferred to Kings Own (4th)
  • Last Regiment Served : Kings Own (4th)
  • Date Enlisted Mounted Police : 4th Mounted Police 1 july 1832
  • Rank Mounted Police : Govenors Body Guard
  • Date Discharge Mounted Police: December 1835
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  • Where Discharged : Sydney
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  • Spouse's Name : Louisa M
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    Some information was supplied by James Rose James@HTGate.demon.co.uk

    Descendants
     
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    Children :
    1 . George Robert Westmacott ( Bapt.1833 . St James Church Sydney d.... ) .
    2 . Robert Horatio Westmacott ( Bapt.1834 . St John Church Parramatta d.... 1851) . He is buried within the graveyard of St Mary-in-the-Castle, Hastings East Sussex England.
    3 . Francis H Westmacott ( Bapt.1835 . St John Church Parramatta d.... ) .
    4 . Helen Westmacott ( Bapt.1845 . St Phillips Church Sydney d.... ) .
     
    History & Achievements :
    Robert Horatio Westmacott, was sent to Hastings, England for his schooling in the 1840’s. Alas, he contracted pneumonia and never recovered, dying in 1851. He is buried within the graveyard of St Mary-in-the-Castle, Hastings East Sussex England. Two years ago, we embarked on a project to improve the ramshackle cemetery and stumble upon Robert Horatio’s tomb. It later transpired that he was the grandson of Sir Richard Westmacott the eminent sculptor, celebrated for his neoclassical monumental statues and sepulchre in churches. Reverend Horatio Westmacott, Captain R M Westmacott’s brother, had numerous offspring, several serving in the conflict at Gallipoli during the Great War of 1914-1918, hence the Australian connection.
     
    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: February 22, 2004.