Captain William Earle
Buller Wilson (.1797....1835)
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
Where Discharged :
Died : 23/6/1835
Where Died /
Madras / India
Parents Names :
Spouse's Name : Mary Honoria Brooks
Where Born :
Date Arrived :
Ship Arrived on :
Date Married : 29/1/1828
Where Married : St Peters Church
Campbelltown ,New South Wales.
Where Died /
Spouse's Parents :
Brooks (b........) of Denham Court ,mother unknown
- Back To . . .63rd
Foot West Suffolk Regiment
- 48th Foot .The
- 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 )
& 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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