The Soldier Settlers of the 39th Regiment of Foot


Conditions under which Discharges may be obtained1

His Majesty having been pleased to direct that Soldiers may be allowed to purchase or obtain their discharges under certains conditions and limitations, the terms are to be regulated by the following Scale, viz.:

Period (Years)* For Men Serving in the
Cavalry Infantry
Under 7 years'
actual service
£30 £20
7 £25 £18
10 £21 £15
12 £15 £10
14 £12 £5
15 £6 Free Discharge at Home, and in
addition Three Months' Pay Abroad
16 Free Discharge Free Discharge, and in addition
Three Months' Pay at Home, and
Six Months' Pay Abroad
17 Free Discharge, and
Three Months' Pay
Free Discharge, and in addition
Six Months' Pay at Home, and
One Year's Pay Abroad
18-21 Free Discharge, and
Six Months' Pay
Free Discharge, and in addition
One Year's Pay at Home, and
One and a Half Year's Pay Abroad

* After 21 years' service men qualified for a pension and a passage home if Abroad.

Soldiers of the 39th Foot who took their discharge in NSW in 1832

Rank Name Received gratuity or purchased discharge Location of grant2 Employment3
Serjt Wilcox John   Applied for 200 acres Psh Lawry, Bathurst, 1833  
" Wilcox Zachariah Thomas 18 months gratuity £50.3.9 Emu [Plains] 1833  
Corpl Pappen Estaphania   Psh St Matthew 1832  
" Fahy Michael Purchased for £5 (disch 30 April 1832) Wilson River 1832, Rollands Plains 1836  
Pte Akers William   Hassans Walls 1833  
" Butcher John   Psh Frederick 1832, Hassans Walls 1833  
" Banford John 12 months gratuity £18.5.0    
" Brennan Peter Purchased for £5 Psh Frederick 1832, Nepean River 1834  
" Collinson Charles Purchased for £15 (disch 30 April 1832)   Appointed Patrolman, Sydney, 17 Sep 1833.
Dismissed Nov 1834.
" Cox John 12 months gratuity £18.5.0 Bowens Hollow 1833  
" Devanny Patrick 18 months gratuity £27.7.6 Psh Cornelia 1832  
" Eccleston George Purchased for £18 Field of Mars 1833  
" Emms James 18 months gratuity £27.7.6 Psh Cornelia 1832  
" Evans James      
" Green Herbert 6 months gratuity £9.2.6 Psh Maroota 1832  
" Harris Joseph 18 months gratuity £27.7.6 (disch 30 April 1832) Camden 1832  
" Hesmondhalgh Thos 12 months gratuity £18.5.0    
" Howard Joseph or Joshua Purchased for £5 Redbank Ck Camden 1833  
" Hunt Charles   Psh St Matthew 1832  
" James Thomas??? 12 months gratuity £18.5.0 Redbank Ck Camden 1833  
" Keenan Michael Purchased for £5 Hassans Walls 1833  
" Lane Phillip 18 months gratuity £27.7.6    
" McGrath George 18 months gratuity £27.7.6 Psh Cornelia 1832, Hassans Walls 1833  
" Mills James Purchased for £10 Redbank Ck Camden 1833  
" Phillips Joseph 18 months gratuity £27.7.6 [Port] Macquarie 1834 Licensed victualler
" Price Thomas 18 months gratuity £27.7.6   Dismissed Dec 1834
" Quinn Edward Purchased for £10 Psh Melrose 1832  
" Roden Benjamin 18 months gratuity £27.7.6   Appointed Patrolman, Sydney, 12 Oct 1832.
Dismissed for improper conduct 1 Mar 1833.
" Smith Henry 18 months gratuity £27.7.6 Mt Tomah Rd Lot 8 1832  
" Smith William 18 months gratuity £27.7.6 Mt Tomah Rd Lot 9 1832  
" Walker John 18 months gratuity £27.7.6   Appointed Patrolman, Sydney, 12 Oct 1832
" Warburton James   Applied for 60 acres Field of Mars 1832  
" Wood Humphrey 12 months gratuity £18.5.0    
" Woodley James 18 months gratuity £27.7.6 Applied for 100 acres near Springwood Co Cook 1833  
" Wright James Purchased for £15    
" Woolford Charles 18 months gratuity £27.7.6   Appointed Patrolman, Sydney, 17 Sep 1833.

 

Parish of Frederick (detail) Parish of Frederick
Parish of Frederick, showing the location of the soldiers' grants
along the Great North Road
(NSW Department of Lands, Parish Map Preservation Project
http://www.lands.nsw.gov.au/OnlineServices/ParishMaps/default.htm)

 


Notes

  1. The Queen's Regulations and Orders for the Army, Adjutant General's Office, Horse Guards, first of July 1844. JW Parker, London,1853.p.199
  2. Applications for land and subsequent purchases from NSW Government Gazettes
  3. Appointments and dismissals from NSW Government Gazettes

© 2006 Patricia Downes

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