JOHN CHARLES CRABTREE BORN CAVAN IRELAND

January 26th, 2012

JOHN CHARLES CRABTREE FROM IRELAND TO NEW ZEALAND

John Charles Crabtree 1850 Cavan Ireland

Marriage of John Crabtree and Margaret Payne 1848 Parents of John Charles Crabtree.

John Crabtree, full age, bachelor, solider, [residence] Barracks, son of William Crabtree, weaver,

Margaret Payne, full age, widow, [residence] Barracks, dau. of Edward Ryan, shoemaker married at Leeds parish church 4 March 1848 after banns.

He signed, she made her mark. Witnesses John Coughlin(?) and Margret Williams

BIRTH OF THEIR SON JOHN CHARLES CRABTREE BELTURBET CAVAN IRELAND

HER MAJESTY’S 57th Regiment of Foot Whereof General Charles Richard Fox is Colonel, (Place and Date) Auckland, NZ

2nd April 1867

PROCEEDINGS OF A REGIMENTAL BOARD, held this day, in conformity to the Articles of War, for the purpose of verifying and recording the Services, Conduct, Character, and Cause of Discharge of No.1846 Private John Crabtree of the Regiment above-mentioned.

President

…… Major …… 57th Regt.

Members

Capt.E.Mills 57th Regt. Lieut. L.Barton 57th Regt.

THE BOARD having examined and compared the Regimental Records, the Soldier’s Book, and such other documents as appeared to them to be necessary, report that Private John Crabtree, by trade a Laborer, was BORN in the Parish of Salterforth in or near the Town of Barlonswick (Barnoldswick) in the County of York and was ATTESTED for the 57th Regiment of Foot at Oldham in the County of Lancaster on the 18th Febry 1846 at the Age of 17 years 10 months that after making every Deduction required by Her Majesty’s Regulations, the SERVICE up to this day, which he is entitled to reckon, amounts to 20 years, 344 days, as shewn by the detailed Statement on the 2nd page; during which period, he served Abroad 12 2/12 years, viz: at Crimea 1 6/12 years, Malta 2 years, East India 2 7/12 years, New Zealand 6 1/12 years, and further that his DISCHARGE is proposed in consequence of his own request.

Free with Pension after 21 years service.

With regard to the CHARACTER AND CONDUCT of Private John Crabtree the Board have to report that, upon reference to the Defaulter’s Book, and by the Parole testimony that has been given, it appears that Private John Crabtree, being asked to what date he has been paid, answered that his Account is balanced up to the latest period required by the Regulations; and being further asked whether he has any claim on the Regiment for Arrears of PAY ALLOWANCES or CLOTHING, answered that he has received all just demands from his entry into the Service up to the 2nd April 1867 and in confirmation therefore affixes his signature hereto.

I acknowledge this to be true John Crabtree

Witness E.Mills, Capt. Commanding the Company to which he belongs.

THE Board have ascertained that Private John Crabtree’s Soldier’s Book is correctly balanced and signed by the Officer Commanding his Company, and they declare that they have impartially inquired into, and faithfully reported on, all the matters brought before them in accordance with the Regulations and Instructions issued by Her Majesty’s Orders.

N.H.Newall, Major 57th Regt. President

E.Mills, Capt. 57th Regt.

………… Lt. 57th Regt.

W.O. Form 83

FINAL DESCRIPTION

Of No.1846 Pte John Crabtree of the 57th Regt. of Foot

When discharged the Service

of ______________________

this ____ day of _______ 18__

Age: 38 10/12 years

Height: 5 Feet 9 Inches

Complexion: Fresh

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Brown

Trade: Laborer

Marks or Scars,

whether on the Face or

other parts of the Body None

Intended Place of Residence Otahuhu NZ (Otahuhu) Near Auckland

Later in 1870/71 John is granted land in Otahuhu

To date cannot find a further marriage or death.

Grant to John Crabtree of Otahuhu – Parish of Aotea, Queens County, part allotment 96

 

 

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