WELLSTEED / WELSTEAD / WELLSTED / WALLSTEAD – Thomas William Royal Artillery 2nd Battery

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NameWELLSTEAD / WELSTEAD / WELLSTEED / WALLSTEAD –  Thomas William
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 2nd Battalion
Regiment Number (s)
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
17th April 1838 / 20 years / Portsmouth Hampshire England
Gardener
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
5 Ft 8½ in
Swarthy / Dark / Dark brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 5 years 6 months
Length of Service13 years 163 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 14th October 1851 / Woolwich Kent England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Discharge
London England
Pension Districts1851 2nd North London
1852 Western Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem Temporary 3 years until 3rd November 1854 Refused increase 28th May 1857
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
London England (Date not known)
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
WILLIAM JARDINE 1st August 1852
Date/Place of Birth c1817 Portsmouth Hampshire England
Date/Place of Baptism10th February 1817 Portsea Hampshire England
Father
Date/Place of Birth
WELLSTEED William
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
LEGGAT/LEGGETT Elizabeth
M 21st March 1816 Portsea St. Mary Hampshire England
SiblingsMary Jane B 1819 Bp 16th July 1819 Portsea Hampshire
Caroline B 1821 Bp 15th September 1821 Portsea Hampshire
Hannah Leggett B 1823 Bp 28th November 1823 Portsea Hampshire England
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
HAYDEN Julia nee WALTON
1818
Date/Place of Marriage1841 Lewisham London England
Children by 1st WifeCaroline B 1843 Cahir Tipperary Ireland
M BISHOP John 1873 Perth Western Australia
D 28th September 1921 Fremantle WA
Julia B 1845
M LEWIS John 1865 Fremantle Western Australia
D 2nd September 1910 Fremantle Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Fremantle Cemetery Western Australia
E(Edward ?)
Thomas B 1852
D 1929 Prahan Victoria
Elizabeth B 1854 Fremantle Western Australia
D 20th August 1924 East Melbourne Victoria
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
WALTON Edward
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Appointed assistant warder Convict establishment 1 November 1852 various rolls until pension awarded 1 April 1873 of £44/13/0. Cancelled and allowed compensation of £74/17/0 see Barker page 213/4
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 13th September 1863 page 3 Thomas Wellstead Principal warder CE in-charge of bakehouse gave evidence in trial of Thomas Bushell
The Herald Saturday 18th April 1874 page 2 Death of Thomas Wellstead
The Age Friday 23rd May 1902 page 1 Death notice Julia
Western Mail 10th September 1910 page 34 Obituary Julia Lewis
Western Mail Thursday 6th October 1921 page 27 Death Caroline Bishop
The Argus Saturday 23rd August 1924 page 11 Death Elizabeth
Departure from Western
Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial9th March 1874 Carlton Melbourne Victoria
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
21st May 1902 Heidelberg Victoria
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information1841 Census HO 107/493/25/20 Thomas William Wellsteed(sic) is a bombardier with the Royal Artillery at Woolwich Kent England
British Army Worldwide Index
1851 Thomas W Wellstead Gunner & Driver RA 2nd Battalion 6th Company detachment March 1851 Location Port Royal. Jamaica West Indies
1851 as above May 1851 Location Woolwich
Discharge due to injury to right knee
On the baptism entry for Thomas William it said his father was a baker and that is probably where he got his expertise to be appointed in charge of the bakehouse for the Convict Establishment
Son Thomas Wellstead had a will VPRS 28/P3 unit 2034 Item 231/401