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Captain William Earle Buller Wilson (.1797....1835)

Back To . . .63rd Foot West Suffolk Regiment
48th Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment
  • Born :15/9/1797
  • Where Born : Chathamn , Kent England
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 31/3/1821
  • Ship Arrived on : " Minerva "
  • Rank attained : Captain
  • Date of Enlistment : 24/6/1813 age 15 years & 9 months 71st Reginment
  • Where Enlisted : unknown
  • Date Transferred 63rd : unknown
  • Date Transferred 48th : 13/2/1817
  • Date of Discharge : no discharge recorded
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  • Died : 23/6/1835
  • Where Died / Buried : Madras / India
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  • Spouse's Name : Mary Honoria Brooks
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  • Date Married : 29/1/1828
  • Where Married : St Peters Church Campbelltown ,New South Wales.
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  • Spouse's Parents : Richard Brooks (b........) of Denham Court ,mother unknown
    The information for this officer was kindly supplied by Ian Miller
    Area Settled :
    Campbelltown N.S.W. & Tasmania
    Children :
    Jane Pascall Wilson ( bapt 27/11/1829 Chatham Kent..d.25/10/1888 Bourke N. S.Wales ) m 25/5/1855 Charles Macarthur King (b.14/5/1824 Greenwich England.....d4/9/1903 Carisbrooke Darlinghurst Sydney )

    History & Achievements :

    Captain William Earle Buller Wilson began his military career on the 15th of September 1813 at the age of 15 years and 9 months. He enlisted as a member of the 71st Light infantry following his education at the Marlow Miltary College. While still serving with the 71st he was on the, 19th of May 1814 promoted with out purchase to the rank of Lieutenant. William went onto half pay on December the 25th 1815.
    William Wilson transferred to the 48th Regiment on the 13th of February 1817 and posted to Sydney. He
    arrived on the 31st of March 1821 with his brother-in-law Francis ALLMAN (1780-1860) . WIlliam served in Sydney as Engineering and Inspector of Public Works. Transferring with Captain Allman, William sailed with the settlement party to Port Macquarie and assisted in the setting up of this part of the colony.
    It was noted in a letter by Francis Allman to the Colonial secretary. While crossing the bar two men had
    been lost and that Lt W.E.B. Wilson who had been given permission to go back to Sydney and bring back his sister Maria, crossed the bar in another boat, but his bagage was in the boat that upturned and was entirely spoiled.
    William Wilson served in India with the 48th Regiment and was promoted with out purchase to Captain on
    the 6th of November 1827. From February 1828 until July 1829 he served in India. On the 27th of November 1829 their daughter Jane Pascall Wilson was baptised in Chathamn Kent. In September of 1831 William was posted to Van Dieman's Land where he stayed until being transferred to Madras India . Leaving Australia on board the "Lonach" he was never to return to his family. He died of "Apoplexy "on 23rd of June 1835 aged 37.

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    Last revised: December 22, 2002.