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BEASLEY / BEASLY – George 77th Regiment

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77TH Regiment
Regiment (s)77th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 621
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1st September 1832 / 22 years 2 months / Bow Street London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 10¼ in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta and Corfu – 5 years 4 months
Jamaica – 3 years
North America – 2 years 2 months
Length of Service21 years 30 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant Major / 11th October 1853 / Not stated
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Possibly Devon not given
Pension Districts1853 Exeter
1855-1856 Western Australia
1856- 84 Cape of Good Hope
Pension Paid2/2½d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1810 Walcot near Bath Somerset England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Caroline
1822 Germany (1851 census states British subject)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJane B 1849 Portsmouth England
Bap 12th August 1849 St. Thomas of Canterbury Portsmouth
M ROBERTSON Thomas William 19th October 1890 Not yet known
D 25th November 1921 King William’s Town Cape Colony
George James B 15th February 1852 Plymouth Devon England
bap 7th March 1852 Royal Chapel of St. Katherine-upon-the-Hoe Plymouth Devon England
Harry B May 1854 Exeter Devon England
D 12th March 1855 at sea on board “Stag”
Eliza Oceana B 23rd May 1856 King William’s Town Cape Colony
bap 24th August 1856 Church of the Province of South Africa
M KING George 18th August 1875 Trinity Church King William’s Town Cape Colony
Emily / Charlotte B 31st May 1858 King William’s Town Cape Colony
bap 3rd October 1858 Church of the Province of South Africa
M BUTLER John William Not yet known
D 1st January 1933 King William’s Town, Cape Province of South Africa
Alfred George B 18th July 1860 King William’s Town Cape Colony
bap 12th August 1860 Church of the Province of South Africa
David Richard B 12th April 1862 King William’s Town Cape Colony
bap 4th May 1862 Church of the Province of South Africa Parish registers 1801-2004 entry 543
Frederick George B 20th February 1865 King William’s Town Cape Colony
bap 12th March 1865
D 10th August 1938 Grahamstown Mental Hospital Albany South Africa
bur New Cemetery Albany South Africa
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Occupation in South Africa (source baptisms)
1856 Pensioner
1858 Enrolled Pensioner
1860 Pensioner
1862 Trader
1865 Storekeeper
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial26th February 1884 King William’s Town South Africa
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateYes but details not known (South Africa)
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 George Beasley 621 Sergeant location Malta
1851 George Beasley 621 Color Sergeant location Newport Wales
Discharge: For the purpose of enabling to serve on the permanent staff of the 1st or East Devon Militia per authority date Horse Guards 26 September 1853
In the 1851 Census George, a color sergeant, is living in the Longcross Barracks, Roath, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, Wales with his wife Caroline age 29 born Germany (British Subject) and daughter Jane age 1 who was born At Portsmouth Hampshire.
George as the highest ranking non-commissioned officer of the Convict guards acted as the Sergeant Major during the voyage of the Stag.
Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into complaints by the wives of the Pensioner Guards on the Stag into the conduct of the Superintendent Surgeon CALDWELL. Major George BEASLEY, in command of the detachment of Pensioners, gave evidence that the Surgeon did not inform him he was going to examine the women. (His wife was exempted).
George Beasley was a widower at the time of his death (1884) and the children still alive were Jane Robertson, Emily Butler, David Beasley and Frederick Beasley
The information regarding deaths was found in the probate records.