|SURNAME:||Ashley||FORENAMES:||James||BORN:||c1796||AT:||Devizes Wiltshire||OCCUPATION[S]:||Weaver||RELIGION/DENOMINATION:||.||FATHER:||.||MOTHER:||.||SIBLINGS:||.||OTHER RELATIONS:||.||NOTES:||.||1st REGIMENT NO:||45||2nd REGIMENT NO:||37||ENLISTED:||02 08 1812||ATTESTED:||03 08 1812 at Canterbury Kent aged 17 years.||HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:||.||HEIGHT AT DISCHARGE:||5' 5½"||DESCRIPTION ON DISCHARGE:||43 Years of Age, Brown Hair, Grey Eyes, Fair Complexion||TROOP NO:||Dec 1821: Troop 5
1822: Troop 2
Jan 1824: Troop 3 [recorded as John]
Jan 1826: Troop 3
1831: Troop 3
1838: Troop 3
|TROOP CAPTAIN:||1831: Captain Edward Byne||RANK:||1821-1822: Private
Jan 1826: Private
|PROMOTIONS:||.||REDUCTIONS:||.||DESERTIONS:||.||COURT MARTIALS:||.||GIVEN UP TO:||.||GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:||.||MEDALS:||.||EMBARKATIONS:||31 12 1821 Dunira England||DISEMBARKATIONS:||16 05 1822 Dunira Bombay India||CAMPAIGNS:||.||OTHER DUTIES:||.||TRANSFERRED FROM:||.||TRANSFERRED TO:||.||INVALIDED:||31 01 1839 India
Roll of James Ashley of HM 4LD who is deemed a fit subject to be brought before the Special Invaliding Committee of Field Officers, ordered to be assembed at Kirkee on the 20th Day of September 1838:
No. 37, James Ashley,
Troop 3, Private,
Present Age: 43 years 1 Month
Service in India: 16 Years 4 Months
Disease or reason for proposing his discharge: Worn out, subject to Bowel Complaints.
Brief summary of previous Medical Treatment: Purgitivesm Astringents, Tonics &c, when suffering from bowel complaints.
Decision of the Committee and grounds of the Opinion formed:
We have heard the Evidence of the Regtl. Surgeon and the Captain of the Troop to which this man belongs and judging from these and his general Appearance are of Opinion that he is unfitted for the general duties of a soldier and is not likely to be able to resume them in India.
W. Fendall, Lieut. Colonel Commanding, 4QOLD,
D. Perston, Surgeon, 4QOLD,
J. Scott, Lt. COl 4LD
______ Major 17th Regt.
J. Crawfurd, Capt. 6th Regt & Major
President and Members
|ADMITTED TO OUT PENSION:||24 07 1839||REGIMENTAL BOARD:||Proceedings of a Regimental Board, held in confirmity to the Articles of War, for the purpose of certifying and recording the Services, Conduct, Character and cause of Discharge of James Ashley, No. 37, 4QOLD
Kirkee 29 09 1838
President Lt. Col. Scott
Members Captain Master and Captain Parlby
James Ashley appears, and the Board having personally examined and compared the Regimental Records the Soldier's Book and other documents, report to the following effect...
James Ashley being asked up to what period he has been paid, answered that his account was balanced up to the end of the present Month, being further asked whether he has any other claim on the Regiment for Arrears of Pay, Allowances, or Clothing, answered, that he has none.
The Board have verified that his Soldier's Book is correctly balanced, and signed by the Officer Commanding his Company, and they further declare that they have impartially enquired into, and faithfully reported their Opinion on all the matters brought before them, in accordance with the Regulations and Instructions issued by His Majesty's Orders.
J. Scott, Lt. Col., President
H. Master, Captain and W. Parlby, Captain, Members
He has received all just Demands from his Entry into the Service up to the 30 09 1838.
I James Ashley [signed]
Certified J. Harrison, Captain
I certify that the foregoing Statements are correct Extracts from the Regimental Records, and the Proceedings of the Regimental Board. J. Sco[tt] ... and President
Confirmed by me, W[illiam] Fendall, Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding.
Parchment Certificate signed by W. Fendall, Lt. Col. and dated Kirkee 30 09 1838.
Horse Guards: Discharge of James Ashley confirmed.
|MEDICAL REASON:||Worn out, subject to Bowel Complaints. Being unfit for further Service.
Opinion of the Principal Medical Officer, at Chatham 02 07 1839:
After a treatment of 15 days in this General Hospital, I am of opinion that James Ashley is unfit for service and is likely to be permanently incapacitated for military Duty his constitution being inpaired.
Had [sea] scurvy on Homeward Voyage
Signed J Davy, A.J.H.
Brief summary of previous Medical Treatment: Purgitives, Astringents, Tonics &c, when suffering from bowel complaints.
|STATEMENT OF SERVICE:||
First to 1828:
4LD: Private from 02 08 1812 to 01 08 1813, under age
4LD: Private from 02 08 1813 to 31 12 1828, total 15 years 152 days
4LD: East Indies, Private from 12 05 1822 to 31 12 1828, half period 3 years 117 days.
Total Service to be reckoned to 31 12 1828: 18 years 269 days
______ Lt Col. Queens Royal, Pres[ident]
J. Al[geor], Major 6th Regiment, Member
Second to 1838:
4LD: Private from 02 08 1812 to 01 08 1813, under age
4LD: Private from 02 08 1813 to 30 09 1838, total 25 years 60 days.
4LD: East Indies from 12 05 1822 to 30 09 1838, half period 8 years, 71 days
Total Service: 33 years 131 days
Further Service from 01 10 1838 to 24 07 1839 when finally discharged, total 299 days.
Total Service allowed to reckon to the day of final discharge: 34 years 66 days
Served two years in Portugal, Spain and France and 16 years in the East Indies. The remainder at Home.
|CHARACTER:|| The Officers composing the Board, having examined the Defaulter's Book, and received parole testimony from Lieut. and Adjutant Lloyd are of opinion that his conduct has been that of a good and efficient soldier, trustworth and sober. |
The Regimental Board is of opinion that his conduct has been that of a good and efficient soldier, trustworthy and sober.
W. Fendall, Lt. Colonel Commanding, 4LD.
|PENSION DISTRICT:||1839: Trowbridge |
|NOTES:||.||POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:||.||POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:||.||DIED:||.||BURIED:||.||WILL:||.||BENEFICIARY:||.||NEXT OF KIN:||.||PRIZE MONEY:||.||NOTES:||.||1ST WIFE:||Elizabeth Abraham||BORN:||c1801 Devizes Wiltshire||MARRIED:||24 05 1842 Southbroom St James Wiltshire
James recorded as Ashly
Wiltshire Bishops Cannings Devizes District 7
William [Oriel], 55, Grocer, N
Elizabeth [Oriel], 40, Y
James Ashley, 45, P, Y
Ref. HO 107/1839
James Ashley, Head, Mar, 55, Corn factor, Wilts Devizes
Elizabeth Ashley, Wife, Mar, 50, Wilts Devizes
Ref. RG9 1293
Wiltshire Devizes St James District 7e
James Ashley, Head, Mar, 65, [Meal Man] Chelsea Pensioner, Wiltshire Devizes
Elizabeth Ashley, Wife, Mar, 60, Wiltshire Devizes
|BL SOURCES:||IOR/MAR/L/B/21A||OTHER SOURCES:||FreeBMD
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