STEVENS – James Honourable East India Company Bengal Artillery

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EAST INDIA COMPANY

NameSTEVENS – James
Regiment (s)Honourable East India Company Bengal Artillery
Regiment Number (s) Discharge No. 271
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
Enlisted 6th July 1826/19 years/Westminster London
Labourer / Tailor
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 5½ in
Dark / Hazel / Brown / Not Stated
Overseas Service/DurationHEIC
17th January 1826 embarked from England for India per Thames
25th May 1847 embarked for England from India per Alfred
Length of Service21 years 4 months (estimate)
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner / 25th May 1847 / not yet known
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not stated
Pension Districts1 May  1847 Madras Office
1848 2nd North London
1850-1867 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
4th March 1850 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SCINDIAN 1st June 1850
Date/Place of Birthc1806 St Giles London Middlesex England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
UNKNOWN Johanna
c1807 St Giles Middlesex England
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known / St Giles Middlesex England
Children by 1st WifeNone known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
September 1850 assigned South Perth Location P7 of 5 acres resumed by Government 31 December 1853 on his dismissal from the Enrolled Force. He was given an advance payment to cover the cost of tools seeds and provisions (1851)
SROWA Cons 36 Volume 273 Folio 166 25 October 1853 account of the dismissal from the Enrolled Force
James Stevens’, EIC, Evidence given by Sergeant Joseph Reilley and John Gorman.
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial29th January 1867 York Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
21st November 1871 (Hannah ROWSON) all unknown age 63
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information24th February 1850 Mrs Hannah Stevens received medical treatment aboard the Scindian
Discharge due to disease of the liver
After the arrival of the Scindian at Fremantle Captain Henderson wrote a report listing the rank name, trade or calling, rate of pension, date of enlistment for 5 months service, marital status, and number of children for each pensioner. Sometimes the trade of calling differed from that recorded at the time of attestation:
Private James Stevens, brick layers labourer, 1/-, 31st January, married
York Census 1859 for James Stevens aged 60 RC arrived Scindian born St Giles married St Giles his wife Johanna age 52 RC can read and write also born St Giles.
After the death of James Joanna Stevens (nee Riley) married Thomas Rowson at York in 1867