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Sergeant William Henry Jones (1798....1881)

Back To . . .48th Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment

  • Born : circa 1798
  • Where Born :
  • Occupation : Private Gentleman / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 13 November 1817 .
  • Ship Arrived on : . The" Barque..Matilda "
  • Rank on Discharge : Sergeant
  • Date of Enlistment :7 December 1816 age 18
  • Where Enlisted : Naas
  • Date of Discharge........11/3/1840 (debilitated Gibralta, paid out N.S.W).
  • Where Discharged : Gibralta
  • Died :1881
  • Where Died or Buried...Wellington New Zealand / Pioneer section Bolton St Cemetry Wellington N.Z
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Mary Gowen
  • Born : 17 May 1806 .  
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived :
  • Ship Arrived on :
  • Died :
  • Where Died or Buried...
  • Date Married : 17 August 1821
  • Where Married : Liverpool on
  • Spouse's Parents :John Gowen, (b.1763......d 1837)(onetime Corporal of Marines on HMS Sirius of the First Fleet). Audrey Appleyard (b........d.)
  • Some information supplied by Brian Roberts robcloud@xtra.co.nz
    Some information supplied by Syd Norris sydnor@optusnet.com.au

    JOHN GOWEN - MARINE  FIRST FLEETER   1763 - 1837 Information supplied by Syd Norris sydnor@optusnet.com.au

     

    Descendants
    Area Settled :
    New Zealand
     
    Children :
    1 . William Henry Jones (b.29/7/1829.. at Trinchinopoly, India....d.1/10/1899 at Wellington, New Zealand )
    2 . Frances, was born in Poonamalee, India, in 1824, and married a Peter Nicol in Brisbane  in 1844

    History & Achievements :

    Very little is known about Sergeant William Henry Jones except for the following : During 1851 his pension was being paid to him in New Zealand.
    The couple went to India with the 48th Regiment in 1824, but Jones discharged in Gibraltar (caught the bott) and returned to Sydney where he was paid out.
    There were two children, a son (William Henry Jones) and a daughter.
    I suspect Mary Gowen Jones died between going to India and coming to New Zealand. She’s not shown on any records we can find here, and leaving only two children in a usually fecund family also points to her early demise.
    It seems William and his son and daughter came to New Zealand in 1848 and settled at Petone, a seaside village across the harbour from Wellington.
    The Joneses had a large landholding in the centre of what is now Wellington CBD.
     

    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au

    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia

    Last revised: February 09, 2007.