Edward Macarthur, 17891872 (aged 82 years)

Name
Edward /Macarthur/
Given names
Edward
Surname
Macarthur
Birth
Immigration
Text: John, a lieutenant in the NSW Corps, and Elizabeth Macarthur and their son Edward were arrived in the colony aboard the ship 'Neptune'.
Text: When the New South Wales Corps sailed with the Second Fleet Macarthur was accompanied in the Neptune by Elizabeth and their first child Edward. After a quarrel that ended in a duel with the first master of the ship and another disagreement with his successor, Macarthur transferred his family to the Scarborough before the fleet reached the Cape of Good Hope.
Death
January 4, 1872 (aged 82 years)
Citation details: Sydney Morning Herald Mon 18 Mar 1872 p. 7
Text: DEATH OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR EDWARD MACARTHUR, K.C.B. - The death of Lieutenant General Sir Edward Macarthur K.C.B., Colonel of the 100th Regiment of Foot, occurred on January 4, at his residence in Princes Gardens, aged 82. The venerable general was the eldest son of Mr. John macarthur, of Camden and Parramatta, New South Wales, one of the founders of Australian sheep-farming, and eldest brother of Sir William Macarthur, of Camden Park, Sydney, New South Wales. The late general entered the army in 1808, and was present with his regiment (the 60th) at the battle of Corunna. He afterwards entered the 39th Foot, with which regiment he served in Sicily and again in the Peninsula, and was engaged in the battles of Vittoria, the Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, at Bayonne, Orthes and Toulouse, and also served on the personal staff of the late Lieutenant-General Sir R.W. O'Callaghan, G.C.B. He afterwards embarked with his regiment at Bordeaux for Canada, and on his return home served with the army of occupation in France. For his services in the Peninsula he had received the silver medal and seven clasps. During the reign of William IV he discharged the duties if the Lord Great Chamberlain's department. He afterwards served eight years on the staff of the army in Ireland, and in 1851 proceeded to Australia as deputy adjutant-general. In 1855 he succeeded to the command of the troops in Australia, and then, to the close of 1856, to the administration of the Government of Victoria. In the year following he was nominated a Companion of the Order of the Bath, and in 1862 a Knight Commander of that order for his civil services, and was appointed in September 1862, colonel of the 100th (The Prince of Wales's Royal Canadian) Regiment of Foot. His commissions bore date as follows: Ensign, October 27, 1808; Lieutenant July 6 1809; Captain February 8 1821; Major June 10 1926; brevet lieutenant-colonel, November 23 1841; Colonel June 20 1854; major-general October 26 1858 and lieutenant general January 14, 1866. The late Sir Edward married in 1862, Miss Neill, third daughter of the late Lieutenant-Colonel William Smith Neill, of Barnwell and Swindridge, Muir, Ayrshire.
Family with parents
father
Macarthur, John (1767-1834)
17671834
Birth: about 1767
Death: April 11, 1834
mother
17661850
Birth: August 14, 1766Devon, England, United Kingdom
Death: February 9, 1850Watsons Bay, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage MarriageOctober 6, 1788Bridgerule, Devon, England, United Kingdom
5 months
himself
17891872
Birth: March 16, 1789 22 22 Bath, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Death: January 4, 1872
4 years
younger sister
17921842
Birth: 1792 25 25
Death: April 19, 1842Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
17941831
Birth: 1794 27 27
Death: April 19, 1831London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
20 months
younger sister
17951852
Birth: August 10, 1795 28 28 Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 7, 1852New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
17981867
Birth: December 15, 1798 31 32 Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 21, 1867New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
18001882
Birth: December 15, 1800 33 34 Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1882Camden, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
8 years
younger sister
18081888
Birth: June 2, 1808 41 41 Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1888Richmond, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Birth
Text: Born at the White Hart Inn
Immigration
Text: John, a lieutenant in the NSW Corps, and Elizabeth Macarthur and their son Edward were arrived in the colony aboard the ship 'Neptune'.
Text: When the New South Wales Corps sailed with the Second Fleet Macarthur was accompanied in the Neptune by Elizabeth and their first child Edward. After a quarrel that ended in a duel with the first master of the ship and another disagreement with his successor, Macarthur transferred his family to the Scarborough before the fleet reached the Cape of Good Hope.
Death
Citation details: Sydney Morning Herald Mon 18 Mar 1872 p. 7
Text: DEATH OF LIEUTENANT-GENERAL SIR EDWARD MACARTHUR, K.C.B. - The death of Lieutenant General Sir Edward Macarthur K.C.B., Colonel of the 100th Regiment of Foot, occurred on January 4, at his residence in Princes Gardens, aged 82. The venerable general was the eldest son of Mr. John macarthur, of Camden and Parramatta, New South Wales, one of the founders of Australian sheep-farming, and eldest brother of Sir William Macarthur, of Camden Park, Sydney, New South Wales. The late general entered the army in 1808, and was present with his regiment (the 60th) at the battle of Corunna. He afterwards entered the 39th Foot, with which regiment he served in Sicily and again in the Peninsula, and was engaged in the battles of Vittoria, the Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, at Bayonne, Orthes and Toulouse, and also served on the personal staff of the late Lieutenant-General Sir R.W. O'Callaghan, G.C.B. He afterwards embarked with his regiment at Bordeaux for Canada, and on his return home served with the army of occupation in France. For his services in the Peninsula he had received the silver medal and seven clasps. During the reign of William IV he discharged the duties if the Lord Great Chamberlain's department. He afterwards served eight years on the staff of the army in Ireland, and in 1851 proceeded to Australia as deputy adjutant-general. In 1855 he succeeded to the command of the troops in Australia, and then, to the close of 1856, to the administration of the Government of Victoria. In the year following he was nominated a Companion of the Order of the Bath, and in 1862 a Knight Commander of that order for his civil services, and was appointed in September 1862, colonel of the 100th (The Prince of Wales's Royal Canadian) Regiment of Foot. His commissions bore date as follows: Ensign, October 27, 1808; Lieutenant July 6 1809; Captain February 8 1821; Major June 10 1926; brevet lieutenant-colonel, November 23 1841; Colonel June 20 1854; major-general October 26 1858 and lieutenant general January 14, 1866. The late Sir Edward married in 1862, Miss Neill, third daughter of the late Lieutenant-Colonel William Smith Neill, of Barnwell and Swindridge, Muir, Ayrshire.