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RISEAM – William Royal Marines Chatham Division 59th 95th and 13th Company

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Royal Marines 1854 Britains Sea Soldiers Vol 1 by Cyril Field
NameRISEAM – William
Regiment (s)Royal Marines Chatham Division 59th 95th and 13th Company
Regiment Number (s) 3573
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th August 1826 / 19 years / Rochester Kent England
Description – Height
5 Ft 6¾ in
Fair / Hazel / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationUndaunted – 22nd August 1827 to 15th November 1830
Pelorus – 5th October 1831 to 7th October 1835
Serpent – 5th October 1836 to 10th October 1836
Wolverine – 11th October 1836 to 29th May 1837
Wolverine – 30th May 1837 to 16th June 1837
Wellesley – 1st July 1837 to 9th August 1842
Curacao – 5th March 1843 to 4th September 1847
He also served in the merchant service for 1 year 3 months as a seaman
Length of Service21 years 14 days
Private 28 August 1826-10 April 1836
Corporal 11April 1836-29 May 1837
Private 30 May 1837-10 September 1847
Afloat or at Foreign stations 17 years 6 months 19 days
On shore 3 years 5 months 25 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th September 1847 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not stated
Pension Districts1851 2nd East London
1854 Canterbury
1854 2nd East London
1854 Plymouth
1855-1859 Western Australia
1859 2nd East London
1861 Deptford
1861 In-Patient Chelsea Hospital
Pension Paid£15/4/0 per annum
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th February 1855 Plymouth England via Cape of Good Hope
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
STAG 23rd May 1855
Date/Place of Birthc1806 St. Leonard’s Shoreditch Middlesex England
Date/Place of Baptism19th May 1811 Shoreditch London England
Date/Place of Birth
RISCAM (sic) William
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
PERRY Sally Norton
Not yet known
23rd October 1803 London MDX
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1802 Wiltshire England
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
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 ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Last paid Western Australia to 30th June 1858
Date/Place of Death/Burial2nd Quarter 1870 Whitechapel London England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationWilliam Riseam saw active service while serving in the Wellesley at China, may have been eligible for medal.
Discharge: Length of service and at his own request
AJCP reel 466/87 part 2 Folio 233
Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry into complaints by the wives of the Pensioner Guard on the Stag into the conduct of the Super Intendent Surgeon Caldwell. Enrolled Pensioner Private William Riseam said he had no personal quarrel with Mrs Brown before she accused him of co-habitating with Mrs Denman. She was a most quarrelsome woman and he did not see her gagged.
This suggests that his wife did not accompany him on the voyage to Western Australia, she has not been found on any census after 1851 although on his admission to Chelsea Hospital he said he was a married man.
1851 Census RG 107/1548/25/43
1 Short Street, St. George in the East, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, London, England
William Riseam (Riseane) Head, Married, 43, Labourer, Born Shoreditch, Middlesex
Ann Riseam (Riseane) wife, 49, born Wiltshire Devizes
1861 Census RG 09/403/125/8
Greenwich, London, Kent, England
William Riseam, In Pensioner, Married, age 54, Born London Middlesex