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Alexander Williscroft

Alexander Williscroft

Male 1789 - 1834  (45 years)

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  • Name Alexander Williscroft  [1
    Alexander Williscraft 1789-1834
    Alexander Williscraft 1789-1834
    Life Story
    Born 1789  Shankill, Lurgen, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Military 30 Oct 1807  Shankill, Lurgen, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • On the 30 Oct 1807 Alexander enlisted in the Royal Artillery. His attestation took place at Lisburn, County Armagh before Lieut. Clark. He signed for limited service. At the time he gave his occupation as a tailor. He was described as 5' 9" tall, of
    Military 20 Jul 1810  West Indies Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Alexander served in the 6th Company, 3rd Battalion, of the Royal Artillery. His regiment set sail for the West Indies in the summer of 1810. He remained there until 1816 when his regiment returned to England. He was discharged from the Army on his return.
    Military 22 Oct 1816  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Discharged from the Army when his regiment returned home.
    Military 26 Aug 1819  [2
    • On the 26 Aug 1819 Alexander re-enlisted in the 3rd Battalion, Royal Artillery. Soon afterwards his regiment was stationed in Stoke Dameral, Devon, England. This is where he met and married his wife in 1823.
    Occupation
    • 17 Jan 1834, St John the Baptist, St John, Newfoundland, Canada, Alexander's rank was given as a Gunner at the time of his death.
    Occupation 16 Jul 1823  Stoke Dameral, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gunner in the Royal Artillery 
    Died 17 Jan 1834  St John, Newfoundland, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    • Alexander died on the 17th January 1834 at St. John's, Newfoundland.
    Association George Williscroft (Relationship: father/son) 
    Person ID I4791  Williscroft
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2018 

    Family Jane Hoskins,   b. 13 May 1802, St. Stephens, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1855, Landrake, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 16 Jul 1823  Stoke Dameral, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Witnesses John Smith & John Sitchells
    Children 
     1. Jane Williscroft,   b. 1824, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1838, Landrake, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     2. Ann Williscroft,   b. 1825, Stonehouses, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1827, St John, Newfoundland, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     3. Sophia Williscroft,   b. 3 Feb 1828, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1839, Landrake, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
    +4. William Williscroft,   b. 7 May 1830, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1913, Saltash, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +5. Mary Williscroft,   b. 30 Jun 1832, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1921, Tideford, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +6. Margaret Alexandra Williscroft,   b. 16 Aug 1834, St John's, Newfoundland, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1894, Landrake, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 25 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1279  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1789 - Shankill, Lurgen, Armagh, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 30 Oct 1807 - Shankill, Lurgen, Armagh, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 22 Oct 1816 - England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Parish Records, Exeter Record Office.

    2. [S233] Artillery Description Book 1800 - 1830. 3rd Battalion.

    3. [S199] The decendants of Alexander Williscraft, (23 June 1999), E-mail 25/4/00: Registry of Deceased Soilder WO section pertaining to the Royal Artilliary.

    4. [S199] The decendants of Alexander Williscraft, (23 June 1999), parish records.

    5. [S611] Newfoundland's Grand Banks Site, (http://ngb.chebucto.org/Parish/burials-st-john-the-bap-1825-1855-sjc-.shtml).

    6. [S555] Devon Parish Records.