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SARGENT – William 17th Dragoons / Lancers

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17th Lancers
NameSARGENT – William
Regiment (s)17th Dragoons / Lancers
Regiment Number (s) 302
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
21st December 1827 / 18 years / Heston Middlesex England
Labourer / Gardener at discharge
Description – Height
5 Ft 8 in
Dark / Hazel / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationAll ‘at home’
Length of Service21 years 276 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 11th April 1850 / Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Brighton England
Pension Districts1850 North London
1850 Brighton
1850 Northampton
1854 Plymouth
1855-1863 Western Australia
1863-1879 New South Wales
1879 Brighton
Pension Paid10d per diem
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 Birth1809 Wartling Sussex England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsSarah B c1809
M LEVETT John 1826 Brighton Sussex, England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
1818 Wexford Ireland
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeJames B 1850 Hounslow Middlesex England
Benjamin B 11th September 1853 Shoreditch London England
D 5th February 1854 Finsbury Street Barnabas 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
Occupation after
Assistant Warder 1856-1859 with Convict Establishment
Newspaper ArticlesSydney Morning Herald Tuesday 5th November 1878 – page 1
The Argus Monday 16th November 1863 – page 4
The Sydney Morning Herald Tuesday 17th November 1863 – page 4
Departure from Western
4th October 1863 P and O “CS Northam” from Point de Galle, King George’s Sound, Melbourne and Sydney. Mr and Mrs Sargent unaccompanied by any children joined the ship at King George’s Sound.
Date/Place of Death/Burial4th Quarter 1884 Brighton Sussex England
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
29th October 1878 Liverpool New South Wales
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to varicose veins in both legs.
William applied for admittance to Chelsea Hospital as an in-patient in 1880 which when awarded he declined on 2 November 1880.
He again applied again on 7 December 1880 and after being granted he again declined. He then applied on 1 April 1881 and again declined after which the Staff Officer at Brighton was informed no application for in-pension would be granted.
1880 On his application for admission into Chelsea Hospital it said he had no wife or family
1851 Census HO 107/1755/223
Eversholt, Bedfordshire, Church End
William Sargent, Head, Married, 41, Police Force, Chelsea Pensioner, born Wartling, Sussex
Ellen Sargent, wife, 33, married, born Wexford, Ireland
James, son, 1, born Hounslow, Middlesex, England
1881 Census RG11/1079/8 33 Eastern Road, Brighton.
John Levett, Head, Married, 85, Butcher, born Herstmonceau, Sussex
Sarah Levett, Wife, Married, 72, Born Walling(sic) Sussex
William Sargent, brother, widower, 72, artisan, born Walling(sic) Sussex.
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. Mrs Sargent was one of the women who objected to the conduct of Surgeon Caldwell
The Authority under which his transfer of pension was recorded was number 1905 which is not available from the National Archives of Australia