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Honourable East India Company – Painting of Battle of Ferozeshah 1845


NameSCULL – James
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company – Madras Artillery
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 266
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
6th October 1836/20 years/London/Servant
Description – Height
5 feet 10 inches/Fair/Grey/Light
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC India and China
To India 13 May 1837 Bombay
From India 1847 Wellesley
Length of Service6 years 9 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner/5 May 1847
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1849 Bristol
1853-1855 Western Australia
1856 Madras India
Pension Paid9d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th April 1853 London via Cork and Rio de Janiero
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
ROBERT SMALL 18th August 1853
Date/Place of Birth1818 Wigan Lancashire
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
B 1810 Bristol Somerset England
Date/Place of Marriage14th March 1844 Madras India
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
HUNT Michael
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Warder Convict Establishment 17 September 1853 resigned 9th April 1856 see Barker page 189
James Scull was one of the pensioners employed by the Convict Establishment without the sanction of the Staff Officer of Pensioners
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of politics and News Friday 2 May 1856 page 2 Passenger list William Hammond
Departure from Western
25th April 1856 India per William Hammond for Ceylon
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
19th January 1859 Madras India (She died of cancer)
Buried 20th January 1859 St. Mary’s buried ground Madras
Will or ProbateL-AG-34-29-263 Wills and Testament 2 December 1862 Madras
Further InformationDischarge due to general debility and loss of health from service in China
1844 – at the Scull’s wedding they are shown as :-
James 27 (widower) [ Father James]
Eliza 30 (widow) [ father Michael HUNT ]
Living in Blacktown ( also known as Georgetown – near Fort St George)
1851 Census HO 107/1945/313/4 James and Eliza were living at Bedminster Causeway Bristol James was working as a Turnkey
1853 wife Eliza signed a letter of thanks to the Surgeon Superintendent of the Robert Small, Dr Morris.
As his wife had predeceased him and he had no dependent children his will offered some interesting information regarding the distribution of his possessions. Firstly he willed to his friend John Phillips his revolver and case, a chest of drawers and 50 Madras rupees, secondly to his cook all his household goods and 200 Madras rupees, to Shunny the grass cutting woman for faithful service 200 Madras rupees. To his friend Michael Dunn 1 pair of Stock cock pistols and a cavalry sword complete and 50 Madras rupees, to the apothecary Mr. G. brown 50 Madras rupees for his valuable service …during his late illness. Any remaining money was to be distributed to the poor.