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NICHOLS / NICHOLLS – Joseph 76th Regiment

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76th Regiment of Foot
Regiment (s)76th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 335
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
5th February 1821 / 17 years / Leicestershire England
Stocking Weaver
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¾ in
Fresh / Hazel / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCanada – 6 years 4 months
West Indies – 6 years 5 months
Bermuda – 4 months
Length of Service19 Years 6 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 25th November 1840 / Fort Pitt Chatham England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Cambridge England
Pension Districts1840 Cambridge
1850-1856 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1804 Ullesthorpe Leicestershire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeAnn B c1831 Not yet known
D c1919 Not yet known
(An Ann Nicholls died 16th July 1891 age 60 years and is buried in EP Cemetery C of E this could even be his wife)
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
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 14th June 1850
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial27th February 1856 Perth Western Australia
29th February 1856 Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationAfter the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation:
Drummer, Joseph Nichols, painter plasterer and glazier, 10d. 26th January, married.