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Joseph JAMES

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Joseph James b. 1797 – baptised 25 Dec 1797 Midsomer Norton – parents Francis & Mary James nee Selway (they married 18 Dec 1796 Cameron Somerset)

Bap V1829588 13/1829 JAMES MARY - JOSEPH - ANN

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Baptisms solemnized in the Parish of St. Matthew, Windsor in the County of Cumberland in 1829
No. 885 When Baptised: July 5 When Born: 18 May Mary - Joseph & Ann James Abode: Windsor Quality or Profession: Soldier By whom the Ceremony was performed: Joseph Docker

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What regiments were in NSW in 1829?

40th (2nd Somerset) 1824 1829 New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland.
57th (West Middlesex) 1825 1832 New South Wales, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, Victoria and Queensland.
39th (Dorsetshire) 1827 1832 New South Wales, Western Australia and Tasmania.
1st / 63rd Foot (West Suffolk Regiment) service; 1829 - 1833

Married 29 June 1818 Gorbals, Lanarkshire to Ann BURRAY [Bury/Berry]

JAMES
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Was the 40th in Scotland in 1818?

So far I can't place any of those three regiments in Scotland in 1818.


Surnames of the 2/40th Regiment soldiers who stayed

Joseph not listed.
 
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Surnames of the 1/57th (West Middlesex) Regiment Soldiers who stayed

Joseph not listed.

Surnames of the 1/39th Regiment soldiers who stayed

Joseph not listed

Surnames of the 1/63rd Regiment soldiers who stayed

Joseph not listed.

Surnames 1st Veterans Company Regiment of Foot : Sydney 1826 - 1833

Joseph not listed.
 
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Surnames 2nd Veterans Company Regiment of Foot 1826 - 1833

Private Joseph James (1797....
Born :1797
Where Born : Appleside, Taunton, Somerset
Occupation :
Regimental Number :
Date Arrived : September 1826.
Ship Arrived on : " Orpheus "
Rank on Discharge : Private
Date of Enlistment : 9th January, 1826
Where Enlisted : Chatham
Date of Discharge : 30th September, 1831
Where Discharged : Sydney NSW
Regiment Prior to Royal Veterans: 14th Regiment of Foot ) on 10th June, 1811, at age 15.
Died : 19 December, 1852,
Where Died / Buried :St. John’s Church, Parramatta,
Parents Names : Francis James (b.......d) and Mary James (b.......d)
Spouse's Name :Ann(e)Berry (Barry/Burray).
Date Married : 1817-19
Where Married : Glasgow
 

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"At nine miles from the Nepean, having been one hour and fifty minutes in
performing that distance, we reached the Welcome Inn, kept by a jolly old
soldier named James, who rejoices in a waterloo medal, a pretty daughter,
and what was more to our purpose, some excellent bottled ale.”
( the daughter would be Mary)
 

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Was 'Orpheus' a convict ship with Joseph as one of the convict guards?

No.

The Monitor (Sydney, NSW : 1826 - 1828) Fri 15 Sep 1826 Page 8
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.
ON Wednesday the 13th instant, the Ship Orpheus,
J. F. Duff, from London the 6th of May, Rio, the 22d
of June ; lading, Government Stores.
PASSENGERS-Captain Robinson ; Lieut. Warner ;
and Lieut. North, of the New South Wales Corps ;
Assistant-Surgeon J. Robertson, 13th Light Infantry ;
Mrs. North and Mrs. Warner ; 213 Men, Women, and
Children, of the New South Wales Corps.


The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 - 1848) Wed 20 Sep 1826 Page 3
The detachment of the New South Wales Veteran
Corps, which arrived by the ship Orpheus, landed on
Saturday last. Their quarters are at present in the
Military Barracks.
 
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The Sydney Morning Herald - Thu 30 Dec 1852 p.3
DIED.
Died on the 10th ultimo at Welcome Inn Valley, Bathurst road, Joseph James, late of the 40th Regiment, greatly regretted by all his friends, age 56


Joseph was born in Somerset so he probably enlisted in the 40th of Foot (2nd Somerset) and not 14th as that record states in post #4.
 

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Looks as though may still have been with the 40th when he married, he received the Waterloo medal in 1815 and the PR [marriage 1818] gives his occ as soldier 40th Reg. Some soldiers were despatched to NSW and VDL in 1823.

There is a time line in Wikipedia, adds a bit more to post #4.

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Thanks Geoff.

I spent a few hours at the library today so I have some images to transcribe.

Actually, I was meaning to reply re different James family.

I've done it again - not enough tags. Now I can't find this one in my tree.

Dave
 

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