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CARSON – Samuel 22nd and 73rd Regiments

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22nd Cheshire Regiment of Foot
73rd Regiment Colours
South Africa Medal


NameCARSON – Samuel
Regiment (s)22nd and 73rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 631 / 1060
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
23rd August 1831 / 19 years / Ayr, Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Dark / Hazel / Dark / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 3 years
Gibraltar – 3 months
North America – 3 years 1 month
South America – 8 months
Cape of Good Hope – 6 years 7 months
Length of Service22 years 123 days (addition error, should be 23 days)
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th September 1853 / Cape of Good Hope
Campaign MedalsSouth Africa medal for 2nd and 3rd Kaffir Wars (1846 – 53)
Intended Residence at
Cape of Good Hope
Pension Districts13th September 1853-1st April 1855 Cape of Good Hope
1855 Ballymena
1855 Birr
1856 2nd Dublin
July 1857 – September 1862 Western Australia
1862 – March 1879 Sydney NSW
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd July 1857
Date/Place of Birth1812 Carnmoney Dunagan Antrim Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
1767 Carnmoney Dunagan Antrim Ireland
Date/Place of Birth
1784 Carnmoney Dunagan Antrim Ireland
1805 Carnmoney Dunagan Antrim Ireland
SiblingsCARSON William (half-brother)
B1789 (Father Samuel and unknown mother)
D Not yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B1817 Donegal Donegal Ireland
Parents Martin M & Rose
Date/Place of Marriage1854 Cape of Good Hope
Children by 1st WifeJane (Mary Jane) B 18th May 1854
Bp 24 June 1854 St Saviour’s Claremont, The Cape (South Africa)
Rose B 1856 unknown location
M TANKO James 1891
D 10th May 1939 Waverley New South Wales
Ellen b 1862 Western Australia
M HAYTER William 1881 Lismore NSW
D September 1941 Bangalow (Byron Bay) NSW
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
On the baptism for Mary Jane Carson (South Africa) it said Samuel was a policeman
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 1st August 1862
Sydney Morning Herald Saturday 13th May 1939 page 16 Death Notice Rose Tanko
Kyogle Examiner Tuesday 16th September 1941 page 6 Death of Ellen Hayter
Departure from Western
 28th July 1862 per Laughing Water to Melbourne (with wife and 4 children)
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th February 1883 Lismore New South Wales aged 71 years
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1890 Lismore New South Wales
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Samuel Carson 1060 Private 73rd foot location Montreal Canada on a ship
1851 Samuel Carson 1060/22nd F 631 Private 73rd foot location Cape of Good Hope
He was in the West Indies from 10th May 1833-10th March 1837.
Discharge due to chronic rheumatism and scurvy and impaired constitution
He was paid a Gratuity of £5 while at pension in Cape of Good Hope