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CHARTRES / CHARTERS – Henry Thomas HEIC Bombay Horse Artillery

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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company – Bombay Horse Artillery
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 279
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1823 / 18 years / London England
Description – Height
6 Ft 0 in
Sallow / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/Duration1823 embarked from England for India per “Farquarson”
1844 embarked for England from India per “Falcon”
Length of Service21 years 1 month
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeCorporal / 12th June 1844 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Whitechapel London England
Pension Districts1844 1st East London
1850 2nd East London
1852 Tilbury Fort
1853-1872 Western Australia
1873 2nd East London
1874 Birmingham
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1803 Great Marlow Buckinghamshire England
Date/Place of Baptism28th November 1805 Great Marlow Buckinghamshire England
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Margaret
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
CARROL Bridget (a widow)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage12 Jan 1829 Deesa Bombay
Children by 1st WifeJohn (Charters) b 1830 India
Bp 25th September 1830 Deesa Bombay
D 6 March 1831 Deesa, Bombay
Mary Ann (Charter) B 31st December 1831 Bombay
Bp 26th February 1832
D 21st September 1839 age 8 years
William Henry (Charters) b 07 May 1834 Poona Bombay
Bp 14th September 1834
M Helier Jane B c1834 4th October 1876 Jersey Channel islands
D 1884 Hull Yorkshire England
Margaret and Henrietta (twins) b 5th February 1837 Bombay India
Bp 21st May 1837 Deesa Bombay
Margaret D 27 August 1837 Bombay India
Henrietta D 18 July 1837 Bombay India
John (Chartres) b 17th February 1839
Bp 9th December 1838 Deesa Bombay
D 4th October 1838 age 8 months
Father of 1st Wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st Wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1810 Cork, Ireland
Date/Place of Marriage5th November 1850 St Jude’s Whitechapel Middlesex England
Children by 2nd WifeNone known
Father of 2nd Wife
Date/Place of Birth
Mother of 2nd Wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
19th November 1865 applied for Title to Guildford Location 115
31st December 1866 Deed of Grant issued
relinquished Title in 1872 (believed sold)
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer Perth 1 July 1853 (wife)
Perth Gazette 8 July 1853
Departure from Western
1873 paid pension London
Date/Place of Death/BurialRegistered Aston, Warwickshire, United Kingdom March Quarter 1890
Date/Place of Death/Burial
2nd Wife
1865 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationOn the baptisms of his children his rank varies between Sergeant, Bombardier and Gunner always with the 2nd Troop Horse Brigade sometimes he is Henry and other times Henry Thomas

Another child Thomas Charters died Poona 27th December 1842 age 2 but it merely says he was a child of the Horse Artillery, no corresponding birth found

Discharged due to length of service & own request.

1851 residing 7 Plough Street Whitechapel with his wife Ellen age 44 born Cork Ireland
1852/3 Whilst aboard the Dudbrook treated for diarrhoea
Subscriber to the Pensioner Benevolent fund and donated to the Indian Relief Fund 1858.

Son William Henry the only surviving child of Henry’s first marriage enlisted in the Royal Artillery 1860. He served for over 23 years earning himself a medal and clasp for Persia and a medal and clasp for central India. He married Jane Helier at Jersey. He retired as a corporal 18th September 1883 to live in Hull. England with a pension of 1/4.