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Veteran Corps
« on: Wednesday 13 June 18 01:05 BST (UK) »
Greetings,
I'm looking for the members of the Veteran Corps who were recruited from Chelsea Pensioners in the UK in about 1825. More particularly, for one James Walker who was recruited as a private and, with the 3rd Company, arrived in Tasmania on the John Barry in 1826. I have articles from Tasmanian newspapers via Trove that have the ship's arrival in Hobart, but not much other information.
Thanks in advance, Keith Jeffery

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Re: Veteran Corps
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 01:33 BST (UK) »
Birth of son William WALKER
Father: Walker, James
Mother: Walker, Esther
Date of birth: 17 Dec 1826
Registered: Hobart
Registration year: 1827
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD32-1-1-p126j2k

https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fNAME_INDEXES$002f0$002fNAME_INDEXES:1079887/one

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Re: Veteran Corps
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 01:37 BST (UK) »
Birth of son Joseph WALKER
Father: Walker, James   (Private Royal Veterans)
Mother: Walker, Esther
Date of birth: 28 Dec 1828
Registered: Hobart
Registration year: 1829
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD32-1-1-p168j2k

https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fNAME_INDEXES$002f0$002fNAME_INDEXES:1080728/one

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Re: Veteran Corps
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 01:45 BST (UK) »
Birth of daughter Ann/Anne WALKER
Father: Walker, James
Mother: Walker, Esther
Date of birth: 30 Aug 1830
Registered: New Norfolk
Registration year: 1832

Adding birth of daughter Jane WALKER (same page)
Father: Walker, James
Mother: Walker, Esther
Date of birth: 13 Jul 1832
Registered: New Norfolk
Registration year: 1832
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD32-1-1-p246j2k

https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fNAME_INDEXES$002f0$002fNAME_INDEXES:1082256/one

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Re: Veteran Corps
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 01:53 BST (UK) »
Birth of daughter Mary WALKER
Father: Walker, James (Soldier)
Mother: Walker, Esther
Date of birth: 23 Apr 1835
Registered: Hobart
Registration year: 1835
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD32-1-2-p336j2k

https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fNAME_INDEXES$002f0$002fNAME_INDEXES:1084012/one

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Re: Veteran Corps
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 02:18 BST (UK) »
According to this link James died 1835 https://www.ancestry.com.au/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=12219&p=surnames.walker
This may be his death:
James WALKER
Age: 50
Date of burial: 20 Jul 1835
Registered: Hobart
Registration year: 1835
https://stors.tas.gov.au/RGD34-1-1p169j2k

https://linctas.ent.sirsidynix.net.au/client/en_AU/names/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fNAME_INDEXES$002f0$002fNAME_INDEXES:1179540/one


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Re: Veteran Corps
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 13 June 18 03:37 BST (UK) »
Hi,

The Official Hobart Town Gazette, Saturday, 15th September 1827 on page 5 has a mention of James WALKER, Private in the Veterans Corps called as a witness in a case against Charles MCQUEEN for selling spirits without a licence in Barrack Street.  James WALKER was mentioned as being an overseer in the Barracks.

Gerry

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Re: Veteran Corps
« Reply #8 on: Friday 15 June 18 00:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks to cupoflife and yourself for the information, it's really appreciated.

Keith

Hi,

The Official Hobart Town Gazette, Saturday, 15th September 1827 on page 5 has a mention of James WALKER, Private in the Veterans Corps called as a witness in a case against Charles MCQUEEN for selling spirits without a licence in Barrack Street.  James WALKER was mentioned as being an overseer in the Barracks.

Gerry