Private William Wetherall (1766...1828)


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  • Born : April 1766
  • Where Born : Spalding . Linconshire
  • Baptised : 23 August 1771
  • Occupation : Labourer / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 7 May 1804
  • Ship Arrived on : "Coromandel"
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 1773 8th Light Dragoons
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  • Other Regiments Served : 99th , . 60th , . 40th , . & 67th Regiments of Foot
  • Enlisted NSW Regiment : 19 August 1803
  • Transferred to Veterans : 24 April 1810
  • Date of Discharge : 24 October1822
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  • Died : 5 May 1828
  • Where Died / Buried : St John's Church Cemetery Parramatta
  • Parents Names : John Wetherall (b......d.) m 7August 1752 Mary Stallworth (b....d.)
  • Spouse 's Name : Mary Young
  • Date Married : 8 October 1807
  • Where Married : St Phillips Church of England Sydney
  • Spouse's Parents : James Young (b......d.)
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  • Occupation : Soldiers Wife
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  • Died : 1 May 1843
  • Where Died / Buried : St John's Curch Cemetery Parramatta
  • Descendants
    The information for William Wetherall was kindly given by John Sutton for futher details contact John.Sutton@ditm.nsw.gov.au
    Area Settled
    Children :
    1 . James Wetherall ( b. 2/9/1806......d.)
    2. William Wetherall (b.30/8/1808.....d.)
    History & Achievements :
    WILLIAM WETHERALL 1766 - 1828.
    William Wetherall was born at Spalding in Lincolnshire, England in April 1766, the son of John and Mary nee
    Stallworth, who were married at Spalding on 7 August, 1752.He was christened at Spalding on 23rd August, 1771. Prior to enlistment, William's occupation was given as labourer. William enlisted into the British Army in 1793 in the 8th Light Dragoons but was soon drafted to the 99th Regiment of Foot with whi ch he served in the West Indian Islands. He was then drafted to the 66th Regiment, then to the 40th Regiment, and finally to the 67th Regiment of Foot, with which he returned to England after 11 years service in the West Indies.
    In England on 18 March, 1802, William was placed on the Chelsea Out-Pension list due to bad health. His entitlement was 2/3 day. He was called again into service with the NSW Corps from the 1st Royal Garrison Battalion on 19th August 1803 at Cumberland Fort where he was described as being 5'4 3/4" tall, of fair complexion, with blue eyes, light brown hair and small visage.He arrived in Sydney from England with the rank of Private on 7th May, 1804 on board the transport COROMANDEL of 522 tons as part of a detachment of The New South Wales Corps escorting 200 prisoners.After arrival, William was detached for duty with Captain John Townson. Following this service, he was detached for duty with Captain William Grosser from 1805 to 1808.On 2nd September, 1806 William and Mary Young had a son named James. The 1806 Muster shows Mary as the wife of W. Weatherall, soldier. Almost a year after the birth of James, William Wetherall was married by banns to Mary Young by Henry Fulton, at St Phillips Church of England, Sydney on the 8th September,1807. Mary was the daughter of James Young. Their marriage certificate shows that William was able to sign his name whereas Mary was unable to do so. Witnesses to their marriage were Thomas Johnson and Mary Bowden.
    Following detachment with Captain William Grosser between 1805 and 1808, later in 1808 William served with Captain Francis Lewis and the 6th Company. On 30th August, 1808 William and Mary had another son in Sydney whom they named William. In December 1809, Governor Macquarie arrived from Madras with the 73rd Regiment. The NSW Corps officers were ordered home, but half of the other ranks, including William, chose to remain. Governor Macquarie formed an Invalid or Veteran Company of 100 rank and file of the 102nd Regiment, formerly the NSW Corps. In early 1810, William served with the 5th Company until on 24 April, 1810, he was transferred to this Veteran Company. The Muster of 1814 does not mention William, but shows Mary along with two children as being on stores and with Mary being the wife of a Veteran.William was almost certainly still a serving member of the Royal Veteran Company when it was disbanded on 24th September, 1822. In 1823, Thomas Rowden wrote to the Governor, Major General Sir Thomas Brisbane on behalf of the former members of the Royal Veterans Company requesting that land be granted in recognition of their service to the Colony. On 28th October, 1823 Frederick Goulburn, the Colonial Secretary replied on behalf of the Governor that the Governor would "...make you a Grant in any part of the Colony already surveyed of One hundred acres of Land.". Further, on the 25th November,1823 a certificate was prepared by the Governor, Sir Thomas Brisbane "...to certify that William Wetherall Private late of the Royal Veteran Company disbanded on the 24th of September last is entitled to a grant of Land according to the instructions of His Excellency Major General Sir Thomas Brisbane. Of interest is an annotation on the above certificate of "Wife and Two Children".
    William was granted his 100 acres near to Upper Burragorang in the Parish of The Peaks, County of Westmoreland and an order issued to this effect on 1st May, 1825. This grant was not surveyed until Surveyor Elliott visited Burragorang in 1833. Wetherall's "...grant was situated at Black Gooler" (now spelt Black Coola), "and adjoined Farrell's. There was a hut and stockyard on it at the time of survey. Elliott also speaks of a crop of maize, so that some of the land was under tillage." "... Tofts', West's, and Weathrell's (sic) grant were acquired by Richard Hunt and Samuel Barber, of Parramatta, and the deeds issued on April 14,1838, were in the names of the two men just mentioned." William Wetherall died on 5th May, 1828 and was buried in the cemetery of St John's at Parramatta on 7th May in Section 1, Row H by John Vincent, Chaplain. The 1828 Census shows Mary living as a lodger of Thomas Simon at Parramatta.She died at Parramatta on 1st May,1843 and was buried at St John's Cemetery on 4th May by J. Walker.Neither William nor Mary left a will.
    William Weatherall's Head stone reads as follows NOTE the spelling is correct. The Headstone is incorrect. Should have been Wetherall not as shown Weathrell
    to the Memory of
    Who died May 5th 1828
    Aged 62 Years
    Number 6 Row H Section 1




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     -Inventory of Burials 1792-1820  City of Sydney Historical Program
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    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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