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SEWARD / SEAWARD – Charles 4th Regiment

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4th Regiment
NameSEWARD / SEAWARD – Charles
Regiment (s)4th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 437
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
3rd February 1827 / 21 years / Exeter Devon England
Description – Height
5 Ft  7½ in
Sallow / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationPortugal – 1 year,
New South Wales – 4 years 6 months
East Indies – 10 years 5 months
Length of Service21 years 189 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 8th August 1848 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Exmouth Devon England
Pension Districts1848 Exeter
1849 Salisbury
1850 Exeter
1853 Tilbury Fort
1853-1854 West Australia
1855 South Australia No payment
1855 Melbourne
Last Paid 6th April 1875: struck off 25th July 1877
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
June 2 1853 Kingstown, Dublin, Ireland
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
PHOEBE DUNBAR 30th August 1853
Date/Place of Birth1806 (Deduced from WO97) Withycombe Exeter Devon
Date/Place of Baptismbap 2nd September 1804 Withycombe Raleigh Exeter Devon England.
Date/Place of Birth
bap 13th August 1755 Aylesbeare Devon, England
bur 18th March 1831 Withycombe Raleigh Devon
Date/Place of Birth
WEST Jenny (Jane) b c1764
21st July 1785 Withycombe Raleigh Devon England
bur 18th April 1824 Withycombe Raleigh Devon

bur 18th April 1824 Withycombe Raleigh Devon
SiblingsMary  bap 26th March 1786 Littleham Devon England
Elizabeth bap 24th June 1787 Withycombe Raleigh Devon England
jenny bap 5th July 1789 Withycombe Raleigh Devon England
William bap 9th October 1791 Withycombe Raleigh Devon England
Sarah bap 5th May 1793 Withycombe Raleigh Devon England
John bap 21st June 1795 Withycombe Raleigh Devon England
Nelly bap 25th February 1798 Withycombe Raleigh Devon England
Elijah bap 2nd March 1800 Withycombe Raleigh Devon England
Nancy bap 20th March 1803 Withycombe Raleigh Devon England
Thomas bap 8th February 1807 Withycombe Raleigh Devon England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
bap 25th March 1788 West Teignmouth Devon England
Date/Place of Marriage8th July 1850 Littleham near Exmouth Devon England
Children by 1st WifeNone (Wife’s age at marriage around 62 years old)
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
HORWOOD Richard (Mariner)
B Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
B Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Wife’s occupation given as Servant on marriage record
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Times  1st December 1854 – page 2 Passenger list Hamlet
Departure from Western
14th November 1854 departed for South Australia per “Hamlet”
Date/Place of Death/Burial1875 Victoria Australia
18th May 1875 Heathcote Cemetery Bendigo Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial
27th August 1851 Littleham cum Exmouth Devon England
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Charles Seward 437 Private 4th Foot location Balanee Madras
At the Assault and capture of the fort of Bedanee 9th & 10th June 1841
Discharge due to being worn out by long service
1851 Census HO 107/1865/264/39
Market Street Littleham Exmouth Devon. Charles Seaward (sic) age 46 a Chelsea pensioner born Withycombe Devon is living with his wife Ann age 63 born Teignmouth Devon.