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SINCLAIR – David Royal Marines Chatham Division 13th Company

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Royal Marines 1854 Britains Sea Soldiers Vol 1 by Cyril Field
NameSINCLAIR – David
Regiment (s)Royal Marines Chatham Division 13th Company
Regiment Number (s) 6703
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
30th October 1827 / 18 years/Glasgow Lanarkshire
Description – Height
Not yet known
Overseas Service/DurationShips:
Gloucester 18 August 1829-14 November 1830
Britannia 15 November 1830-12 November 1832
Barnham 20 April 1835-3 April 1839
Queen 1 October 1840-11 July 1844
Vernon 4 April 1845-7 November 1848
Afloat or at Foreign Stations: 14 Years 6 months 24 days
On shore: 6 years 5 months 19 days
Length of Service21 years 12 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th November 1848 / Royal Marine Barracks Chatham Kent
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1848 1st Edinburgh
1851 Western Australia
1857-1863 South Australia
1864 Scotland
Pension Paid£15.4.0 per annum
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th July 1851 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MINDEN 14th October 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1809 Old Grayfriars Edinburgh Scotland
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
c1812 France – British subject (1871 Census)
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
Lock-up keeper Champion Bay 14 August 1854 –see Barker “Warders and Gaolers” p 191
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer Perth Wednesday 18th August 1852 – page 2
South Australian Register 11 December 1856 Passengers on Louisa
Departure from Western
C1856 to Victoria Australia He was paid WA to 31 December 1856
Mary Sinclair left for South Australia on the Louisa 30 November 1856
Date/Place of Death/BurialNot yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarged at his own request and length of service.
In the 1851 census David age 41 and his wife Mary age 38 are lodgers in the home of Janet McKenzie at Campbells Close Canongate Midlothian Scotland. Both have Edinburgh Midlothian as their place of birth. David was a Greenwich pensioner.
1871 Census Scotland:
David Sinclair was living at 17 Abbeyhill, South Leith aged 60, a labourer and was born Greyfriars Scotland
His wife Mary aged 58 is living at the same address, she was born in France and was a British subject
They do not appear in the 1881 census