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Lieutenant Richard Percival Wigmore (.1825......1882.)

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  • Born : 1825
  • Where Born :  Sierra Leone
  • Occupation : Soldier  
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  • Rank on Discharge : Lieutenant
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  • Date of Discharge : 9th September 1853
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  • Died : 1882
  • Where Died / Buried : Rushworth
  • Parents Names : Henry William (...........) & Casey Susan (...........)
  • 1st Spouse's Name :   HARPER, Elizabeth
  • Born : c1836
  • Where Born : Port Melbourne
  • Occupation : Soldiers Wife
  • Date Married :  1859
  • Where Married : Reg State: Victoria
  • Spouse's Parents : Capt.Henry William Wigmore who served in the County Down Militia and later in the 5th Lancashire Regiment at foot to Wellington in the Pyrenees region during the Napoleonic wars. After 37 years in the British Army he immigrated to Australia in 1841 taking up land in the Port Phillip Bay region.& Johnstone Elizabeth
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  • Died : .1868 age 32 
  • Buried : Reg State: Victoria
  • Where Died / Buried : Reg State: Victoria
  • 2nd Spouse's Name :   PETERS   Grace
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  • Occupation : Soldiers Wife
  • Date Married : No record so far
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  • WIGMORE, Richard Percival CM 1037736 Marriage
    Spouse: HARPER, Elizabeth
    Reg Year: 1859 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 1172

    WIGMORE, Richd Percival CD 952003 Death
    Father: Henry William
    Mother: Casey Susan
    Age at Death: -
    Death Place: R'Worth
    Reg Year: 1882 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 13093

    WIGMORE, Elizabeth CD 951991 Death
    Father: Harper William
    Mother: Johnstone Elizabeth
    Age at Death: 32
    Birthplace: Port
    Reg Year: 1868 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 8524

    Descendants
    Some information Supplied by Darrell Rowe
    Area Settled :
     
    Children :
    Children of Richard Percival & Elizabeth 

     WIGMORE, Eliza
    CB 2189710 Birth
    Father: Richard Perciva
    Mother: Harper Eliza
    Event Place: Caramut
    Reg Year: 1861 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 8617
    (1)

    WIGMORE, Henry CB 2189721 Birth
    Father: Richard Percival
    Mother: Harper Elizabeth
    Event Place: Yamb
    Reg Year: 1863 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 11555
    (1)

    WIGMORE, William Percival CB 2189754 Birth
    Father: Richard Perciva
    Mother: Harper Elizabeth
    Event Place: Wood
    Reg Year: 1865 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 5931
    (1)
     WIGMORE, Anne CB 2189703 Birth
    Father: Richard Percival
    Mother: Harper Elizabeth
    Event Place: Woodford
    Reg Year: 1866 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 12132
    (1)

     

    Children of Richard Percival & Grace

     

    WIGMORE, Richard Percival CB 2189745 Birth
    Father: Richard Percival
    Mother: Peters Grace
    Event Place: Smyt
    Reg Year: 1870 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 11823
    (1)
     
    WIGMORE, Julius Casey CB 2189735 Birth
    Father: Richard Perciv
    Mother: Peters
    Kealey Grace
    Event Place: Smyt
    Reg Year: 1871 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 26413
    (1)
     
    WIGMORE, Grace Peters CB 2189717 Birth
    Father: Richard Percival
    Mother: Peters
    Kealey Grace
    Event Place: Smythesdal
    Reg Year: 1873 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 20206
    (1)
    WIGMORE, Grace Peters CD 951993 Death
    Father: Richard Perc
    Mother: Peters Grace
    Birthplace: Smyt
    Reg Year: 1874 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 6330
    (1)

    WIGMORE, Jane French CB 2189731 Birth
    Father: Richard Percival
    Mother: Peters
    Kealey Grace
    Event Place: Smythesdal
    Reg Year: 1874 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 25930
    (1)

     
    WIGMORE, Alice Winifred CB 2189699 Birth
    Father: Richard Percival
    Mother: Peters
    Kealey Grace Annie
    Event Place: Hoth
    Reg Year: 1876 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 23764
    (1)
     
    WIGMORE, Grace Alice CB 2189715 Birth
    Father: Richard Percival
    Mother: Peters
    Kealey Grace Anni
    Event Place: Ho Th
    Reg Year: 1878 Reg State: Victoria
    Ref Number: 16809
    (1)
     
    History & Achievements :
     

    Lieutenant Richard Percival Wigmore who served with the Ceylon Rifle Regiment from 1847 to 1853. He settled in Australia after this becoming a policeman in Western Victoria. He later died at Rushworth in 1882.He is also mentioned in the Royal Commission into the capture of the Kelly gang as a Sergeant of Police.

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    (1) Refers to the Australian Vital records 1788 to 1905
    Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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    Last revised: April 08, 2009.