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SPRANKLIN / SPRANKLING – James Thomas 90th and 91st Regiment

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90th Regiment Perthshire Volunteers
91st Regiment Argyllshire
Regiment (s)90th and 91st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 90th 844/1601 – 90th Regiment
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th September 1831 / 18 years 6 months / Bow Street London Middlesex England
Description – Height
5 Ft 8½ in
Fresh / Grey / Light Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCeylon – 2 years
Length of Service21 years 64 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 29th November 1852 / Enniskillen Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1853 Salisbury – admitted to Out Pension Salisbury
1853 1st Portsmouth
1854-1856 Western Australia
1856 Chatham
1856 Tralee
1861 Salisbury
1865 Dorchester
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
1856 Increased to 1/2d per diem due to loss of sight
1857 Increased to 1/6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
5th May 1854 Plymouth England via Gibraltar
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RAMILLIES 7th August 1854
Date/Place of Birth29 March 1810 Wareham Dorset
Date/Place of Baptism28 April 1811 Independent baptism Wareham Dorset
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 1811 Place unknown
Date/Place of Marriage23 April 1841 Newcastle West Limerick Ireland
Children by 1st WifeMary A born 1846 Ireland
Sarah Jane born 8th/12th July 1849 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Bp 13th June 1851 Liverpool, Lancashire, 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
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
1856 to England
Date/Place of Death/Burial23rd June 1867 England
bur 26 June 1867 Wareham St Mary Dorset England
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1st Qtr 1864 Wareham Dorset England
Will or ProbateNot yet known
Further InformationSurgeon’s Log states placed on sick list 17th June 1854 suffering from Amaurosis. Transferred to hospital 14th August 1854 after the arrival at Western Australia.
Mrs Spranklin (sic) age 36 was treated for dyspepsia during the voyage
WO97 Discharge document has comment about loss of complete sight shortly after arrival Western Australia
British Army Worldwide index
1841 James Sprankling (sic) Private 844 90th foot location Depot Tralee
1851 James Sprankling (sic) 1601/844 91st Regt location Liverpool
1861 Census GR09/1345/69/15 Trinity Lane Wareham Dorset
James is living with his wife Catherine born 1811 place unknown and his daughter Mary A who was aged 15 and born in Ireland. James has been totally blind for 7 years.
Sprankin in all its variations was a well-known name in Dorset, it is likely James and Catherine had children other than Mary and Sarah Jane.