Sergeant William Henry
Back To . . .48th
Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment
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
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 .
Date Arrived :
Ship Arrived on :
Where Died or Buried...
Date Married : 17 August 1821
Where Married : Liverpool on
Spouse's Parents :John Gowen,
1837)(onetime Corporal of Marines on HMS Sirius of the
First Fleet). Audrey Appleyard (b........d.)
- Area Settled :
- New Zealand
- Children :
- 1 . William Henry Jones (b.29/7/1829..
at Trinchinopoly, India....d.1/10/1899 at Wellington, New
- 2 . Frances, was born in
Poonamalee, India, in 1824, and married a Peter Nicol in
Brisbane in 1844
& 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
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. Shes
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
- The Joneses had a large
landholding in the centre of what is now Wellington CBD.
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& M Chapman (QLD) Australia
Last revised: February 09, 2007.