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CHRONOLOGICAL DOCUMENTATION FOR THE PERIOD THROUGH 1842

Copyright Bruce Seymour


BLIO, Cadet Papers of Patrick Craigie

1799


28 April Patrick Craigie born at Montrose, Scotland
Glanmire Parish Register, Church of Ireland HQ

2 Jan 1805 Charles Silver Oliver married at Glanmire


BLIO Cadet Papers of Thomas James

23 January 1807 Thomas James born at Carlow, Ireland (BLIO cadet records)


The Story of Kilmallock by Mainchin Seoighe

Kilmallock Historical Society, Cill Mocheallog, Co. Luimnigh, 1987

p155 In their day the word of the Olivers was law; and it would be no exaggeration to say that the Olivers were harsh and despotic in wielding the power at their disposal. Capt. Charles Silver Oliver is remembered as the man responsible for the hanging of the highly respected "Staker" (Patrick) Wallis

in 1798. (Quoting Fr. John Fleming's book Ardpatrick p59:) "The last quarter of the 18th century saw the power of the Olivers reach its height. They dominated the military and parliamentary scenes in southeast Limerick completely. By that time they were regarded as the owners of two seats in parliament, and made vast profits from these. They also had command of the Volunteer and Yeomanry forces, and so to a very large extent, had control of law and order in the area
Thorne, R.G.: The House of Commons, 1790-1820; London, History of Parliament Trust, 1986; Vol. VI, page 690

CHARLES SILVER OLIVER: Born c.1763, son of Silver Oliver of Castle Oliver by Isabella Sarah, daughter and coheiress of Richard Newman of Newbury, Co. Cork (married 1759) educated Eton 1778-1780, married January 1805 Maria Elisabeth, daughter of Abraham Morris of Dunkettle, Co. Cork, 3 sons 4 daughters

MP in Ireland 1798-1800, MP in Westminster for Co. Limerick 1802-1806

Cornet 4 Horse 1786; lt 7 Drag 1788-90

Sheriff Co Limerick 1791-92

Commandant Kilfinane yeomanry 1796-1807

In the last Irish parliament for the family borough of Kilmallock. His father, who died in 1799, had represented Limerick in two parliaments, and in 1802 he got the seat by beating his brother-in-law John Waller (reportedly due to interest of Lord Clare). Did not seek reelection in 1806. Died 10 Oct 1817.
Will of Charles Silver Oliver

Irish Land Commission, Box 3643; Sch A, No.2; Rec. No. EC 4332

Original Will of Charles Silver Oliver, dated and signed in Old Brompton

Country of Middlesex, 3 May 1815

[Manuscript note on back of will indicates it was introduced as evidence in the case of Oliver v. Oliver, Chancery, 1819 20 Nov, 23 Nov 1819, before extraordinary commissioner in Chancery of Ireland for the London District; witnesses to the will were all called to testify. All records of this apparent will dispute seem to have been destoyed during the storming of the Four Courts Building in Dublin in 1920 during the Irish Civil War.]


"....I give and bequeath to my reputed son John Oliver now an apprentice to a Grocer at Cork the sum of Five hundred pounds to my reputed son Thomas Oliver bound to a Grocer at Limerick the sum of Five hundred pounds to my reputed Daughter Mary Oliver bound to Mrs. Hall a Milliner and Dress Maker at Cork the sum of Five hundred pounds and to my reputed Daughter Elizabeth Oliver bound also to Mrs. Hall all children of Mary Green deceased the sum of Five hundred pounds to be paid to my said reputed Children at their respective Ages of twenty-one years or sooner if my said trustees shall think fit with Interest in the mean time at the Rate of Six pounds per cent per annum. And I direct that during the minority of each of my reputed children or until his legacy is payable the interest thereof only shall be raised from time to time...."
Notes on Higgens, Records of the King's Own Borderers

p 283 August 1815 25th Foot Regiment in Guadaloupe

p 284 Dec 1816 change to felt top caps for infantry with white band and two peaks

2nd Battalion disbanded at Cork on the 24th of Feb 1816 and the effective men sent to Hilsea Barracks, to await the arrival of the 1st Battalion from the West Indies

p 285 Regt arrives from Caribbean at Depford on 27 July and 1 August 1817; marches to Northhamtonshire where it is joined by the remains of the late 2nd Battalion, dibanded 24 Feb 1816, of 20 sergeants, 11 drummers, 335 rank and file.

p 286 Regt to Chatham in Jan 1818, on to Portsmouth late May 1818

17 Dec 1818 embark on the Borodino and Wyton for Cove of Cork, arrive 24 December, disembark, march to Fermoy, arriving on Xmas, marched on to new barracks at Cork, arriving 28 Dec

p 287 Dec 1819 help put out the Wise's Distillery fire

28 Feb 1820 Regt HQ marched to Templemore, arrives 5 March. One company left at Cashel and parties detached to New Inn, Thurles, Barrisoleigh, Nenagh, Cappaghwhite, Dundrum, Clonoulty, Tipperary Hospital, Little Bannaghan, Frankford, and Cameron Fort, in consequence of the disturbed state of the country

p 288 HQ marched from Templemore on 16 March 1820 for Birr, left for Loughrea on 4 April 1820, and occupied Ordanance Barracks sending detachments to Thomas's Mills, Kilrickle, Mt Shannon, Kiltormer, Tubbon Regt reviewed at Loughrea on 11 May 1820

27 May 1820 on to Boyle, Co of Roscommon (2 Boyle parishes)

Three companies to Sligo; detachments to Cootehall (Ardcarn or Tumna Parish), Grange 9 mi N of Sligo Ahamlish Parish), Farnvey, baronetcy in Monaghan, Co Roscommon; Elphin (co Roscommon 5 mi NW of Strokestown -- Shankhill or Clooncraft Parish); Ballaghdreen, Co Mayo, 14 Miles west of Boyle (Castlemore or Kilcommon Parish); Castlereagh, 17 mi NW of Roscommon (Kilkeevan Parish); Tubbercarry; Ballinamore, Co Leitrim (Oughteragh, no records); Ballyfarnan, 15 mi No of Roscommon (destroyed); Ballytogether, 6 mi SE of Sligo (Ballysadre Parish?); Ballymote 12 mi S of Sligo; and four unnamed etachments

5 Jan 1821 detachment to Roscommon until 13 June

27 April 21 Ballymote detachment withdrawn

7 May 21 Cootehill

June 1821 Farnevy-Carney (6 mi N of Sligo) to Sligo

25 Aug 21 Regt reduced from 8 to 10 companies

20 Sept 21 Detachment back to Roscommon

15 April 22 HQ to Belfastbut company and a half goes to Carrickfergus; Sligo companies march for Downpatrick and send detatchments to Maghera and Castledawson (Magherfelt)
Notes made at visit to 25th Regt HQ Museum, Berwick

An officer of the 25th Foot in 1815 wore a red coatee (jacket), white Sam Brown Belt, one (right) epaulette, single left lapel folded back, red sash belt, black shako with white regimental with red base; Belgie shako; blue facings; shako has badge, crossbelt has a plate; King's Own Borderers


PRO WO25/351 Description and Succession Book, 25th Regt, 1810-18

No record of Edward Gilbert as NCO. He was not raised from the ranks.


PRO ZJ1/263 London Gazette 19 July 1817 p1594.1

Edward Gilbert, Gent. to be Ensign, vice Pigott, deceased. Dated 3 July


PRO WO 25/65 Commissioning Book

Edward Gilbert is on page 384; commissioned as Ensign 3 July 1817; Pay(?) 3s8d


PRO WO12/4174 Musterlist of 25th Foot to 1818

and

PRO WO12/4175 Musterlist of the 25th Foot 1818-22

25th Regt returned to England late in July 1817 from the Caribbean to Deptford; Gilbert was not among them; his signature first appears in the regimental records signing the muster account on 29 June 1818 at Hilsea Barracks, Company 4. From 31 December 1817 to 8 Jan 1818 he marched with the regiment 102 miles in 8 days from Weedon to Chatham. From 19 May to 26 May he marched with the regiment from Chatham to Hilsea.

Shows E Gilbert sailed on the Borodino from Portsmouth to Coves on 25 December 1818 and joined the Battalion during that reporting period. Regt marched from Coves to Fermoy on 24-25 December 1818.
National Archives of Ireland, Dublin

Microfilm of Registers of Christ Church (Holy Trinity), Cork is reel MFCI 21


Parish Register of Holy Trinity Church (Christ Church), Cork Vol. 11, Marriages, p 119

This is to certify that Edward Gilbert, Ensign in his Majesty's 20th [sic] Regt of Foot and Eliza Oliver were married on the 29th day of April 1820 twenty,

By License

Alexr. Kennedy


Geary's Almanac for 1820

Rev Alexander Kennedy lived in George St and was one of two curates at Christ Church; he was also chaplain for the county jail

April 29 1820 sunrise at 4:42, set at 7:18 full moon

Easter was on April 2


Ennis Chronicle and Clare Advertiser 6 May 1820 page 3col1

Married in Cork, Edward Gilbert, Esq, 25th Regiment to Eliza, daughter of late Charles Silver Oliver, Esq, of Castle Oliver, MP.


PRO WO12/4175 25th Foot Musterlist 1818-1822

July 21, 1820 Gilbert with 1st Company at Boyle.

Jan 21, 1821 ditto

Apr 21, 1821 Strokestown

July 21, 1821 Sligo

Oct 21, 1821 "

Jan 22, 1822 "
PRO WO 42/18/81

Baptismal certificate for Elizabeth Rosanna Gilbert, daughter of Edward Gilbert, Gentleman, and Eliza, baptised on February 16, 1823, at St. Peter’s, Liverpool. On the back is an anonymous note stating “Elizabeth Rosanna Gilbert born at Grange in the County of Sligo Ireland on the 17th day of February 1821.”

I have seen the microfilm of this document at the PRO. Mr. Nicholas Shreeve found it there and a photocopy made by him can be found in this volume at Tab B.
PRO WO 12/4176 Musterlist for 25th Foot

Shows Edward Gilbert in Ballintoghea, 9 April 1822 in First Company.


PRO WO25/3503 Embarcation/Disembarkation Returns

page 82 of 1819-1822; Ensign Gilbert embarked on the Bridget from Gravesend on 14 March 1823. [This is clearly the departure of Gilbert, his wife, and daughter for India, but the Bridget was not bound for India and there is no indication where or how they changed ships and finally arrived in India.

A very thorough search of all the existing passenger lists in the BLIO and in the Calcutta newspapers for 1823 shows no evidence of the arrival of Gilbert and his family. How and exactly when he arrived in India remains a mystery, but it must have been around July, 1823, and he must have left Calcutta almost immediately to join the 44th Foot in Dinapore, where he died on 22 September 1823, possibly on the very day he arrived there.]
Bengal Hukaru (Calcutta) 28 February 1823 page 458col2

7 Feb 23 Lt Patrick Craigie, of the 19th Regiment Native Infantry, to the Command of the Guard with the Political Agent at Jyepoor.


Notes on Cadet's Guide to India by a Lieutenant of the Bengal Establishment;

London, Black, Kingsbury, Parbury and Allen, 1820

Passage to India 110 pounds sterling with small cabin; no washing at sea, wash at ports of call; East India Company's ships commonly have excellent band for dancing; Ships arrive at Diamond Harbour 90 miles from Calcutta; must hire ship to go to Ft William, 12 to 18 hours; bring letters of introduction3-4 weeks before reporting get uniform etc; journey up river 2 to 6 months; singing of rowers, shooting, author saved 120 pounds sterling in India in one year as ensign; East India Co pays fare home for sick leave but the party must pay return fare

rupee = 2/6

Pay of servants: Table attendant 8 rupees/mo; clothes man 6 Rs; cook 6 rs; punkha puller 4 rs; link boy 3; sweeper 3; in field tent pitchers; horse 16 rs per mo for groom and grass cutter

Ensign can live on 100 rs/mo; pay and allowances are 200 Rs/mo

Interest in England is 5%, in India it is 12%


Bengal Hukaru (Calcutta) 25 April 1823 page 413col1

Order of 15 April 1823: Gentleman Cadet George J. Smart, from the Royal Military College, to be ensign without purchase, 5th September 1822.


Government Gazette (Calcutta) 1 May 1823

Order of 22 April 1823: Gilbert granted leave from 10 Oct 1822 to 24 February 1823.


Government Gazette (Calcutta) 22 May 1823 page 7col1

General Order 2933 of 20 May 1823; 44th Foot: Ensign Edward Gilbert from the 25th Foot to be Ensign vice Smart who exchanges 10 October 1822


PRO WO 12/5653 Musterbook of 44th Foot Regiment

In muster for March-April Ensign Smart, JG is listed for the only time as staff officer.

Ensign Edward Gilbert's name first appears, as staff officer, on accounting of period 25 April to 24 May showing him as being "without leave" but "effective and belonging to corps" [!].

In musters from 24 May through 24 August he is not present.

In the muster from 25 August to 24 September he appears assigned to the 4th company and a note indicates he died on 22 September.

Regiment is just under 1000 men.


BLIO Eur.Ms. B242

Journal of travel on Ganges from Aug 1853

no travel at night; insects are numerous near the banks; from Borkampur to Calcutta the Kurukpur mountains are on one side of the boat; boys with umbrella hats of bamboo strips and dried leaves; tiffin, dinner; pilots along the river


BLIO Eur.Ms. B208

Journal of Capt. Christopher D. Aplin of the 33rd NI

Sandy shoals, ducks, misquitos; left on 1 Dec 1829; cobra killed; no European station after Kishanaghur (5 Dec) for 15-16 days.

Jungle grass, waste lands, no hamlets, sand shoals; indigo factory, walk along as the boats travel; flowering mustard; natives fear and distrust whites;

10 Dec: small villages, farms; average speed 1 1/4 mph; silk farm with 10000 worms in a house and 20 houses

13 Dec: entered main branch of the Ganges, about three miles across; slow progress against the current but grand sights

14 Dec: navigation is difficult with sand shoals; boatmen wade waistdeep for more than an hour tugging the boat; anchored three miles below Bauleah

15 Dec: no meat since a kid on the 6th; bread is eight days old

16 Dec: Bogwaugola market, bought radishes; made 14 1/2 miles

17 Dec: poling boats; rupee equals two shillings; bought goats to milk

20 Dec: used a sail; squall

24 Dec: hills along the boundary of Bengal; muslim tombs

27 Dec: Puttuguttah; rocks in river; land is a garden, finest trees; apes in trees are slate colored with black faces, three or four feet tall with screeching howl

28 Dec: mid-day sun too hot to leave boats

29 Dec: Palmira trees near Boglipore; first military post; very fertile luxuriant forest; 374 miles from Calcutta

30 Dec: made 8 miles

31 Dec: cultivated fields of pulse, wheat, barley; we boil most of the water from wells

3 Jan: Mongher, an invalid station

6 Jan: took three days to go 17 miles; autumnal storms

8 Jan: rich vegetation, mango trees

9 Jan: enter a super swift channel

11 Jan: 24 miles from Patna; beggars from 3 years old to old age, very persistant

13 Jan: made 3/4 mile; sand bar formed by Patna; big market, many wealthy individuals; grain, cotton, wax candles and potatoes from here are famous; bought 80 pounds of candles for 60 rupees, 100 pounds of potatoes for a rupee

14 Jan: noise of washerwomen, watercarriers, bathers, all kinds of people is scarcely bearable; sand too deep and loose for easy walking; screaming and moaning as bodies are dumped in the river

17 Jan: Dinapore - Bungalows around a square; military music, turfed parade ground, cheerful and imposing; 526 miles from Calcutta.

Note of visit to Bareilly in 1831 remarks on availability of Rice, fish, beef, ham, milk, rolls, jelly, Devonshire cream, tea, coffee; visits received and returned
PRO WO25/1789 Casualty list of 44th Foot

Indicates Edward Gilbert died at Dinapore, 22 September 1823. Married. 60 pounds,4 shillings,1 1/2 pence paid to widow at the regiment.

Letter bound in declares widow was present and given pay and property.

AUCTION OF EFFECTS OF ENSIGN EDWARD GILBERT, Dinapore, 27 Oct 1823

1 Regimental Coat 5

ditto 8/13

1 Epaulette 20

ditto 22


1 Regt. Sword 37

1 Breast Plate 8/8

1 Shoulaer(?) 1/1

1 Regt Sword Nat.(?) 10

ditto 20

1 Regt. Cap 15/8

1 Undress Jacket 1/4

6 Pairs trousers etc.

8 White cotton jackets

26 " " shirts

8 Waistcoats

18 pairs socks

1 Camlet jacket, waistcoat & trousers

3 pairs boots

1 pair black cloth garters

1 case of colours, pencils, drawing cards

1 concert flute w/ silver keys and case 40

1 pack patented playing cards

1 set shoe buckles

1 rifle piece w/ bayonet

1 powder horn & shot pouch

8 bags shot

one gorget

1 Regt. feather

10 volumes "New British Theatre"

3 volumes of Pope's works

1 volume Army regs 1822

1 volume French grammar

1 volume Essays on Physigonomy

1 book Rhyme and Reason

21 false collars

7 pairs gloves

1 forage cap

1 dog


1 punker

1 Three Cafe Green Screen

4 checks

2 perks


1 large box Total receipts 460/2
PRO WO 23/105 Pension listing

p35 indicates widow's pension granted to Eliza Gilbert with note that she remarried, name Craigie


Notes on visit to Dinapore, India

St.Luke's church, commenced 1827, completed 1850. Sunbaked beige of the north Indian plain. Racous, disputatious ravens.

Mud and thatch villages. Farmers casually squatting to relieve themselves. Dust devils. Dung piled to dry.
Government of Bihar: List of Pre-Mutiny Inscriptions in Christian

Burial Grounds in the Patna District; no place, no date [1938].

Page 48, Inscription 158, in Cemetery No.2, Dinapore


Sacred

To the Memory of

Ensign EDWARD GILBERT H.M. 44th Regt., who departed this life

The 22nd of September, 1823, Aged 26 Years

This Monument is erected by a Friend

Dinapore
BLIO N/1/vol 12/p617 Dinapore burial records

Edward Gilbert buried on 23 September 1823.

Records show that infant son of a private in the 44th buried on Aug. 20.

Gilbert was the 12th soldier or dependant of the 44th to die in Dinapore.

Drummajor lost both his wife, 20 years old, on 27th and his daughter on the 30th. Thirty-five more died before the end of 1824


BLIO Cadet papers:

Patrick Craigie nominated by David Scott (same as name of ship) at the recommendation of James Farquahar; educated at Montrose Academy in Classical and Commercial; born 28 Apr 1799


Montrose Parish registers on microfilm in Montrose Library

Mary Hill and Patrick Craigie married 9 Mar 1794

1)George baptised 28 Jan 1795

2)Catherine baptised 29 Jan 1797 [step-aunt who as Mrs. Rae later took care of Lola]

3)Patrick baptised 28 Apr 1799 [Lola's stepfather]

4)Mary baptised 4 July 1801 died 2 Sept 1820

5)Thomas baptised 13 Jan 1804 Doctor in Perth(?) and Leith

6)John baptised Mar 1808

7)David baptised 21 Apr 1810

8)Margaret baptised 14 May 1812

9)William baptised 28 Nov 1814 buried 26 July 38 Doctor in Montrose?
BLIO N/1/vol 13/p189 Parish register of Dacca

August 16, 1824 Patrick Craigie, a Lieutenant in the 38th Regiment, N.I., a Bachelor and Eliza Gilbert, a widow, were married by license this 16th day of August by me, William Parish, Chaplain of Dacca and Chittagong


Bengal Hurkaru (Calcutta), 24 August 1824, page 2col3

At Dacca on the 16th August, by the Revd. W. Parrish, Lieut. P. Craigie, of the 38th Regiment to Mrs. Gilbert, second daughter of the late Silva [sic] Oliver, Esq. of Castle Oliver, County Limerick.


Service records in BLIO:

Patrick Craigie L/mil/10/24/ff33

Lt. Col. Innes was Craigie's brigadier; Craigie was quartermaster of the 19th NI 23 Jan 22; Guard of the Political Agent at Jyepore 22 Feb 23; Ordered back to the 19th NI on 23 Oct of 1823; to the 38th NI 17 June 24; in letter of 4 June 24 Innes asks to retain him at the Sylhet Frontier; acting adjutant to the 39th NI on 23 July 24; baggage master to Schulham's Division 24 Jan 25; joined the corps at Agra on 19 Nov 25; Duty at the seige of Bhutapore; 8 Feb 26 to the 1st European Regt.; 18 March 26 assigned to the Presidency at Calcutta; member of the Arsenal committee on 27 July 26; Dept. Asst. Adj.Gen. on 16 Oct 26, posted to Meerut; reports states that he rides well, has good appearance, punctual, cheerful, prompt, moderates Sir Jasper's severeness; 18 Dec 38 became Dept. Adj. Gen.; shared in the Ghanzee prize money; allowed to accept an honorary order from the King of Afghanistan; failed to make LtCol in 41; from 3 March 41, acting Adj.Gen; ordered to Allahabad for HQ on 9 Sept 43, to be established in early October


Bengal Hukaru(Calcutta) 25 December 1826 page 2col1

Departures per Ship Malcolm: For Madras, Ensign John Ogily, HM Royals; For London: LtCol Wm. Innes, Mrs. Eliza Innes, Lt Col George Sargeant, Miss Sophia Innes, Miss Eliza Renton, Miss Eliza Gilbert, Matthew Can, servant to Col Innes, and Suckeena, servant to Mrs Innes.


BLIO L/Mar/B/70B Log of the Malcolm

Page 73


18 Dec 1826

Daylight: weighed anchor and dropped down to Coolie Bazar, downriver

26 Dec

passengers come on at Diamond Harbor, including Eliza Gilbert, Daughter of Mrs Craigie



28 Dec

Captain and Purser come on board

2 Jan

Pilot dropped



3 Jan

Thunderstorm

5 Jan

Ingeram - cargo loaded in bales



12 Jan

leave Ingeram

16 Jan

arrive Madras



27 Jan

leave Madras

five pints of water per day, six pints on pea soup days

2 Feb


squalls and rain

3 Feb


fresh monsoon

20 Feb


private in the 89th going home dies at 1:30 a.m.; buried 8 a.m.

26 Feb


storm, lightning

4 Mar


too stormy for divine service

9 Mar


another private dies, buried at noon

10 Mar


Cape Angullas sighted

12 Mar


saw English Bark and exchanged salutes

21 Mar


sighted St Helena at daylight; landed later in day

25 Mar


invalided private taken off for court-martial; depart; too busy for divine service

29 Mar


Ascension Island sighted

30 Mar


wet bales discovered in hold

31 Mar


Captain decides to alter trim by hoisting water butts and moving them to top deck

5 Apr


six pints water and pea soup

6 Apr


US ship sighted; seaman dies and is buried

7 Apr


sailor gets no grog and tea for a week for absenting himself from work for 24 hours without being sick

8 Apr


heavy rain; no divine service

14 Apr


English brig sighted

18 Apr


3rd Officer Bretts dies at 1130 pm

14 May


Lands End sighted

17 May


Dover pilot comes on board

19 May


Blackwell

22 May


Baggage off; heavy rain
Madras Almanac for 1828; Madras, Asylum Press

Page 330


Malcolm departed Madras Jan.27, 1827, under Capt James Eyles for London.

Passengers from Madras: Mrs. Goldingham, Misses Jane Anne Goldingham, Maria Bird, Jane Bird, Lucretia Gordon, Catherine Mary Gordon; Aitchins, Esq, J.Goldingham, Esq; J.Cotton, Esq.;Captain Fletcher (in charge of invalids), Lt Campbell; Masters Herbert John Oldingham, Alexander Tweadie, and Ann Tweedie; Ann Glassford, servant to Mrs. Goldingham, and Jane Squibb, servant in the care of the Misses Gordon.

From Calcutta: Miss Eliza Renter, dau of Dr. Renter, Miss Eliza Gilbert, Lt.Col.W. Innes, CB, Lt.Col.Sargeant, Lt Ogilvey to Madras, Mr.Carew and 4 Servants

Arrived London 18 May 1827, 600 Tons



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