BETTS – William 13th Light Dragoons

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13th Dragoons – Hussars

NameBETTS – William
Regiment (s)13th Light Dragoons
Regiment Number (s) 800
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd June 1829 / 20 years / Westminster Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Dark / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies – 10 years
Length of Service23 years 193 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th October 1853 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Banbury Oxfordshire England
Pension Districts1853 Coventry
1856-1858 Western Australia
1858 Coventry
1859 1st West London
1859-1875 Coventry
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th June 1856 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RUNNYMEDE 7th September 1856
Date/Place of Birth1809 Banbury Oxfordshire England
Date/Place of BaptismBp 6 August 1810 Banbury Oxfordshire England
Date/Place of Birth
BETTS William
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
b 1834 Oxfordshire
Date/Place of Marriage3rd Qtr 1862 Banbury Oxford England
Children by 1st WifeWilliam b 1864 Banbury Oxfordshire
Ellen b 1865 Banbury Oxfordshire
Mary b 1866 Banbury Oxfordshire
Eliza b 1871 Neithrop Oxforshire
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
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1858 to England
Date/Place of Death/Burial1885 Banbury Oxfordshire England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWas present at the Kurnool campaign 1839
Bi-Centennial Dictionary states stuck off Pension List 8th December 1856: however, no proof of this happening
1871 Census William is living with his family at Towns End Neithrop Banbury Oxfordshire, he is working as a skinner’s labourer (fellmonger)
1881 Census William is still living in Neithrop and is unemployed curiously he does not say he is a pensioner although his pension is recorded as being paid in Coventry up to 1875(no further records). Sarah is not with the family although William is married not a widower.