PARSONS – Richard 4th Regiment

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4th Regiment

Jessimina’s burial16 November 1857 Madras

NamePARSONS – Richard
Regiment (s)4th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 902
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
14th April 1831 / 18 years 6 months / Birmingham Warwickshire England
Description – Height
5 Ft 7½ in
Fresh / Blue / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationNew South Wales – 5 years 11 months
East Indies – 6 years 3 months
Length of Service14 years 214 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeSergeant / 28th July 1846 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Dudley Worcestershire England
Pension Districts1846 Wolverhampton
1853-1855 Western Australia
Pension Paid9d 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 Birth1813 Dudley Worcestershire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
M 25 Nov 1799 Halesowen, Worcestershire
SiblingsSarah B 1800 Dudley, Worcestershire, England
Elizabeth B 1802 Dudley, Worcestershire, England
Ann Dixon B 1804 Dudley, Worcestershire, England
Daniel B 1806 Dudley, Worcestershire, England
Mary B 1808 Dudley, Worcestershire, England
Ceney B 1810 Dudley, Worcestershire, England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
East Indies (India) c 1822
Date/Place of Marriage3rd April 1839 Poonamallee India
Children by 1st WifePhoebe B c1839 Poonamallee India
M BROCK Samuel 10 Jun 1857 Madras, India
D 16 Apr 1913 London England
Daniel b 1842 India
M1 CHRISTIAN Grace Comfort 1 Sep 1864 Wellington, Madras, India
M2 WATSON Florence Fanny 2 Jun 1869 Vepery, Madras, India
D 13 Dec 1898 and buried same day Bangalore All Saints, India
Isaac B 1843 Secunderabad India
D 05 Oct 1845 Secunderabad India
Asenath B 1845 Secunderabad India
D Not yet known
Richard B  March Quarter 1849 in Dudley Registration District, Worcestershire, England
M WATSON Bessie 26 December 1870 Vepery, Madras, India
D Not yet known
Jessimina Bap 21 Apr 1853 Fremantle Western Australia
D 16 November 1857 Madras, India buried St Mary’s Burial Ground aged 4years, 6 months 27 days i.e. born in Western Australia after the Dudbrook arrived
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Possibly BRACKEN James of the 89th Regiment based Quilon, India in 1820/21
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Possibly UNKNOWN Ann based in Quilon India 1820/21
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Wife Ann returns to Madras, India with children
Date/Place of Death/Burial30th January 1855 Fremantle Western Australia (WO23 46 00215)
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
12 Mar 1876 Madras, India
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information29/5/1841 arrived at Fort Pitt, Chatham, Kent – an invalid from Service Companies (WO12/2223). Fort Pitt was a military hospital
1846 Discharged due to general debility and chronic liver disease, his character was shown as being very good.
1851 UK Census, Ann b India age 29 and children: Phoebe b India age 11 , Daniel b India age 9 and Richard b Dudley age 2 live at Badgers Square Dudley Worcestershire. EPG to be Richard not with family.