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James Wright (1804....1835.)

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  • Born : Circa 1804
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  • Occupation : Soldier
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  • Rank on Discharge : Private
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  • Regiment Enlisted in Mounted Police: 3rd Regiment
  • Last Regiment Served : 39th Regiment
  • Date Enlisted Mounted Police : 1 November 1827
  • Rank Mounted Police : Sergeant
  • Date Discharge Mounted Police: October 1831
  • Transferred 39th : October 1831
  • Regiment Re-Joined : 39th Regiment
  • Comments Regarding Army Discharge : For Discharge service completed
  • Date of Discharge : June 1832
  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • Died : 27 November 1835
  • Where Died / Buried : Holy Trinity Church Kelso
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  • Spouse's Name : Elizabeth Langley
  • Date Married : 10/9/1832
  • Where Married : Holy Trinity Church Kelso
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  • Date Discharged Army : 29 September 1830
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  • Where Discharged : Sydney
  • This information was kindly supplied by Jenny & Rex E-mail
    jennycla@xtra.co.nz
     
    Descendants
    Area Settled :
    Kelso
     
    Children :
    1 . .Martha Wright (b.11/6/1828......d.)
    2 . Helen Jane Wright (b.16/7/1831........d.)
    3 . William Henry Wright (b.7/8/1833......d.)
    4 . James George Wright (b.10/11/1835......d.)

    History & Achievements :

    James Wright served with the 3rd and 39th Regiments, and is recorded in the musters of the 3rd Foot
    during period 25th of December 1822 to the 24th of March 1823, there he is listed at Port Dalrymple where he remained until 25th of March 1825, when he returned to Sydney. In December 1825 he was stationed at Bathurst : the 3rd Foot Regiment provided the Colonial Government with several soldiers who were mounted upon cart horses in a bid to stem the prevalance of bushrangers in the Bathurst district. This was so successful that Govenor Brisbane set in motion the chain of events that led to the establishment of the mounted police force.
    In October 1827 James Wright transferred to the 39th Regiment and is shown as being attached to the
    mounted police. The mounted police were the same as the light Dragoons and as such were paid similarly. In April 1828 he was notified that he had completed seven years and as such was entitled to an extra penny per day. He remained in the mounted police until he purchased his discharge in June of 1832, at a cost of fifteen pounds. In June 1832 James purchased the Red Lion Inn at Bathurst for the sum of 25 pounds.
     
    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: March 01, 2004.