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Sergeant  Richard Guise (1757......1821 )

Back To . . . The New South Wales Corps. ( Rum Corps. ) "Renamed 102nd Regiment
    Born : 1757  
    Where Born : France
    Occupation : Soldier
    Date Arrived : ,  June 20 1790
    Ship Arrived on :  "Justinian"
  • Rank Attained : Sergeant
    Date of Enlistment :  1791
    Where Enlisted :  Sydney
    Date of Discharge :  1809
    Where Discharged :   Sydney
    Died :  16/ 04/ 1821 of a liver complaint, 
    Where Died / Buried :   Liverpool Cemetery (it is the oldest grave there)
    Parents Names :
    Spouse's Name :  Elizabeth Armstrong
    Born : 1762
    Where Born : England
    Occupation :
    Date Arrived : ,  June 20 1790
    Ship Arrived on :  "Justinian"
    Date Married :  1791
    Where married :  
    Died : 01 /10/ 1853 
    Where Died / Buried : Gundaroo, NSW, Australia.
    Parents Names :


  • Descendants

    some Information Supplied by  Judy Lee Lee, Judy MRS  

    some Information Supplied by   Robyn Montgomery


    Area Settled :
    Children :
    Hannah b 1793 d 1793 in Sydney, NSW
    Richard – 27 07 1794 Sydney D 02 01 1855 
    William James b 25 05 1796 Sydney , d 17 03 1850 in Liverpool
    Elizabeth b 1799 Sydney, d 1850?


    History & Achievements :


    Elizabeth’s parents didn’t approve of Richard, but the couple eloped to NSW. The NSW BDM records show them being married in Sydney, but they may have married before in the UK at a registry office before embarking on the expedition out to Australia.
    Richard SNR held the title of “Prince of France”, prior to 1789. The family had to flee France as he was a cousin of Marie Antoinette. He thought if he entered the military in England the Royal Family of Britain might protect the Royal Family of France, they did.
    Elizabeth and Richard eloped to NSW with the 2nd Fleet, traveling as free settlers along with John Macarthur and Charles Throsby.
    In 1809 he received a wine and spirit license in Sydney town at his premises “Jolly Sailor” in Kent St till 1811, when he sold it.
    He purchased land at Minto and Bankstown, eventually building his residence at Minto, calling it ‘Casula”. There is a primary school at Macquarie Fields named in his honour.
    More at
    I believe he and his son were later granted land at Gundaroo a small town not far from Canberra, which they named ‘Bywong’.

    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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