BROWN – James Royal Artillery 6th Battalion 5th Company

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NameBR0WN – James
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 6th Battalion 5th Company
Regiment Number (s) 3145
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st June 1839 / 18 years  / Woolwich Kent England
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 9¼ in
Swarthy / Blue / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 5 years 6 months
Mauritius – 8 years 6 months
Length of Service21 years 21 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 8th July 1851 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not stated
Pension Districts1851 Glasgow
1851 Dublin
1852 Carlow
1853 Jersey
1855-1863 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d 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 Birthc1812 Rathdrum Wicklow Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Elizabeth
1812 Weymouth Dorset England
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeWOOD Henry – 51st and 96th Regiments – went to pension in Western Australia
Date/Place of Marriage1864 Bunbury Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
Not applicable
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
Not Applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial8th September 1863 Bunbury Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationAJCP reel 466 pages 227-251 relates the accusation of mistreatment to the wives of the pensioners by the Surgeon Superintendent including the harsh treatment afforded to Mrs. Eliza BROWN.  Henry Nelson CLARK, Master of the Convict ship “Stag”  testified Mrs. BROWN was a woman of a very quarrelsome disposition, of her being a very noisy woman and had he been aware of her quarrelsome disposition he would have done all in his power to prevent her being embarked on board.  He didn’t hear her making any noise after she was put into the “Black Box”.  He was not aware of who instigated the rows.  Sergeant Major BEASLEY said Mrs. BROWN’s general conduct was very bad indeed, she was a most quarrelsome backbiting woman, a very great liar, and the cause of all the disagreements that took place between the other women on board the ship.  He also saw her gagged.  He gives a detailed account of the occasion when she was handcuffed and gagged also her incarceration in the “Black Box” and subsequent release.