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AINSWORTH – William Royal Artillery 6th Battery

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Royal Artillery Badge
NameAINSWORTH – William
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 6th Battery
Regiment Number (s)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd March 1825 / 18 years / Bolton Lancashire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Grey / Dark Brown / Scar on the fore part of right leg
Overseas Service/DurationJamaica – 5 years 1 month
Halifax Nova Scotia – 2 years 4 months
Length of Service21 years 68 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 14th April 1846 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1846 2nd North London
1848 1st East London
1848 Preston
1851 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th July 1851 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MINDEN 14th October 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1807 Blackburn Lancashire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
AINSWORTH James/Thomas
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
BRYAN Elizabeth Parrot
M c 1845 St Pancreas London MDX
Date/Place of Marriage28th September 1847 Blackburn Lancashire England
Children by 1st WifeRosa Mary B c1847 Middlesex England
M MARCHETTI Giovanni 26 November 1861 Newcastle Western Australia
D 28 June 1890 Greenough Western Australia
William Matthias B 17 November 1850 Preston Lancashire England
See UK GRO Reference: 1850 D Quarter in THE PRESTON UNION Volume 21 Page 644 where mother’s maiden name is BRYAN for registration of William Matthias Ainsworth
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
BRYAN Richard
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
1st Husband of Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Died 1st Qtr 1845
Date/Place of Marriage1844 Blackburn Lancashire England
Children by 1st  HusbandNot yet known
3rd Husband of Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B c 1810 (deduced)
Date/Place of Marriagec1864 Greenough Western Australia
Children by 3rd HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Toodyay Lot S2 Harper Road
4 Acres Assigned 25 January 1869
Title Application 17 July 1869 Title 2733
This man died in 1863 so title to the land not known
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesVictorian Express Saturday 7 July 1890 page 4 Death Rosa Marchetti
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th March 1863 Toodyay Western Australia
Bur Old Toodyay Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1884 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationThere are 2 possibilities for the identity of his wife the 1st Being Elizabeth WHALLEY nee ACROYD and the 2nd Eliza Parrot BRYAN. According to the 1851 Census his wife Eliza was born 1809 at Lambeth Surrey. Eliza Parrot BRYAN was the mother of William Matthias AINSWORTH. No birth or baptism has been found for Rose Mary.
Greenough Cemetery records the death of Rosa Mary Marchetti as being 27 August 1890 whereas the newspaper death notice said she died 28 June 1890