Record of William Pender
99th Regiment, July 12, 1818
Discharge Papers for Private William
Pender of the 99th (late 100th) Prince Regents Regiment of Foot
His Majesty’s 99th Prince Regents Regt. of Foot
Whereof Major General Sir Edward Baines [V.C.B.?] is Colonel.
These Are to Certify,
1st. Certificate of Age and Enlistment. That Private William Pender born in the Parish of Powerscourt in or near the Town of Wicklow in the County of Wicklow was enlisted for the aforesaid Regiment at Roundwood in the county of Wicklow o the 24th day of May 1804 at the age of twenty three for unlimited service.
2nd Certificate of Service. That
he hath served in the Army for the space of Sixteen Years and sixty One
Days, after the Age of Eighteen, according the the subjoined. Statement
of Service. In What Corps:; From 24 May 1804 to 24 July 1818. 14 years
61 days as a Private. Total Service 14 years 61 days. Walace Fencibles
from [not noted – just the “ mark. Appears he may have been in this Fencibles
unit prior to service with 99th Regt]. 2 years as private; 2 years total
service. Total years 16 days 61.
3rd certificate of the cause of Discharge. That in consequence of the Reduction of the Regiment he is hereby discharged in consequence of his length of service he is hereby recommended
4th Certificate of being disqualified for Pension (not filled out);
5th Certificate of Character &c. &c. &c. That his General Conduct as a Soldier has been Very Good.
6th Certificate of the Settlement of all Demands. That he has received all just Demands of Pay, Clothing, &c. from his Entry into the Service to the date of this Discharge, as appears by his Receipt underneath.
7th Acknowledgement of the Receipt of all Demands. I William Pender do hereby acknowledge that I have received all my Clothing, Pay, Arrears of Pay, and all just Demands whatsoever, from the time of my Entry into the Service to the date of this Discharge. with the [allowances?] of full pay to 24th September 1818. Witnessed by [S.J. Hingth?] Signature of the Soldier William Pender.
8th Certificate of Description. To prevent any improper use being made of this discharge, by its falling into other Hands, the following is a Description of the said Private William Pender. He is about thirty seven years of Age, is Five Feet Five Inches in height, Brown Hair, Blue Eyes, Dark Complexion; and by Trade or Occupation a Labourer.
Given under my Hand, and the Seal of the
Regiment at Quebec this 12th Day of July 1818. Signature of the Commanding
Officer. John [Matthew?] [Grassigg?]
December 08, 2003