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Private William Sutherall ( Sutherland) (c.1792....)


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

  • Born : circa 1792
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  • Occupation : Gunsmith / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : August 1817
  • Ship Arrived on : " Matilda "
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 1/2/1817 aged 25
  • Where Enlisted : Fermoy , Ireland
  • Date of Discharge :2/2/1824 completed Service
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
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    Private William Sutherall ( Sutherland) arrived in Australia on board the " Barque..Matilda "13/11/ 1817 . From his arrival it had been recorded that he intended to stay in the country and settle. His life in New South Wales was not to be as good as he had hoped . During 1819 Sutherland was a Sergeant in charge of the garrison armoury. In November of 1819 he was charged with the following offences ( note Copied as written)
    " 1. Making away with or thro neglect losing a Number of Firelocks belonging to different companies given to him for purpose of being repaired.
    2. Selling the stock of a firelock to a detcht of the 46th Regt , Which was given to him to be repaired .
    3. Selling Firelocks to different inhabitants of Sydney
    4. Making away with or thro neglect, loosing a number of armoury tools , instructed to his care for the use of the 48th Regt.
    Private William Sutherall ( Sutherland) was court marshaled and found to be guilty of the above. His
    punishment was to be reduced in the ranks to Private . As well as demotion he was sentenced to 300 lashes, these were remitted .
    Following his discharge he applied for a grant of 100 acres of land ,this was at first denied and only 80 were
    granted. Eventually the 100 acres were granted but he never lived on it , instead selling it to Thomas Raine. In 1828 the census records showed him as a gun smith at Parramatta.
    For his military service he was not awarded the General Service Medal.

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    Last revised: April 15, 2007.