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HAYTER – Thomas Royal Marine Portsmouth 2nd Division

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Royal Marines 1854
NameHAYTER – Thomas
RegimentRoyal Marine Portsmouth 2nd Division
Regiment Number6245
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
10th December 1838/labourer
Description – Height
5ft 11 ins/Fair/Grey/Brown/none
Overseas Service/Duration10 years 4 months 23 days Afloat and at Foreign stations
2 years 9 months 25 days On shore UK
Ships: Britannia, Stromboli and Rodney, St. Vincent, Vernon, Powerful
Length of Service13 Years 2 months 18 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate 27th February 1852
Campaign MedalsNone known
Intended Residence at
Not known
Pension Districts1852 Salisbury
1854 Southampton Cancelled
1854-1856 Salisbury
1856 Plymouth
Pension Paid£9/4/0
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
Possibly the Runnymede from Plymouth 5th June 1856; or
Possibly the Clara from London 19th March 1857
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
Possibly the Runnymede 7th September 1856; or
Possibly the Clara 10th July 1857
Date/Place of Birth1815 Tisbury near Shaftsbury, Wiltshire, England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
HAYTER Thomas (he was an excise officer)
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
MULLINS Mary b c1818 Tisbury, Wiltshire, England
D 27th April 1856 at Fovant Wiltshire
Date/Place of Marriage26th September 1847 St. George Fovant, Wiltshire, England
Children of 1st Wife’s previous marriageChristianna b 1843 Tisbury, Wiltshire England born and baptised Tisbury as Christianna Mullins
Children of 1st WifeJoseph b 1856
Baptised 25 or 29 March 1856 Fovant, Wiltshire, England
Died 1 April 1856 Fovant, Wiltshire, England
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 ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 9th June 1858 page 4 Thomas Hayter donated one shilling to the Indian Relief Fund
Departure from Western
Date/Place of Death/Burial19th November 1874 Western Australia Buried East Perth Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWhile serving on the Powerful Thomas’s wife is recorded as Mary and the date of his marriage, also his father’s name and occupation.
Discharge due to Phthisis and palpitations contracted in the service. Invalided to Haslar hospital 21st February 1852 discharge per Admiralty order dated 25th February 1852.
In the 1851 Census Thomas age 36, born at Wardour Wiltshire was on furlough from the Royal Marines. He was living at Fovant, Wilton, Wiltshire with his wife Mary age 33, a dressmaker, born Tisbury Wiltshire as was his step-daughter Christianna age 7.
We do not know if Christianna accompanied Thomas to Western Australia as there is no further mention of her in Australia.
Thomas died of consumption.