JOSEPH ASHMAN

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
SURNAME:Ashman
FORENAMES:Joseph
BORN:c1808
AT:Salisbury Wiltshire
CHRISTENED:25 12 1808
AT:St Martin Salisbury Wiltshire
OCCUPATION[S]:Labourer
RELIGION/DENOMINATION:.
FATHER:Richard
MOTHER:Elizabeth Scott
SIBLINGS: James cx. 27 08 1797, St. Martin Salisbury
John b. 11 10 1800, cx. 25 12 1808 St Martin Salisbury
Susanna b. 1803, cx. 25 12 1808 St Martin Salisbury
Jane b. 06 04 1805, cx. 25 12 1808 St Martin Salisbury
Louisa cx. 21 10 1810, St Martin Salisbury
OTHER RELATIONS:.
NOTES:Parents Richard Ashman and Elizabeth Scott married 28 12 1796 at St Thomas Salisbury Wiltshire.
1st REGIMENT NO:282
2nd REGIMENT NO:287
ENLISTED:01 10 1825 London aged 18 years
ENLISTED BY: Sergeant [William] Price, 4th Light Dragoons
BOUNTY: 2 12s
ATTESTED:03 10 1825 at Queen Square before Edward Markland Esq. Magistrate.
Witness present: Wm. Belton.
Middlesex... I Edward Markland Esqe. one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace of the said Country do hereby certify, That Joseph Ashman, appearing to be Eighteen Years old, 5 Feet 7 Inches high, fair Complexion, Blue Eyes, Brown Hair, came before me at Queen Square on the 03 10 1825.
HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:5' 7"
HEIGHT AT DISCHARGE:5' 11"
DESCRIPTION AT ENLISTMENT: Brown Hair, Blue Eyes, Fair Complexion
DESCRIPTION AT DISCHARGE: 42 years 8 months, Brown Hair, Blue Eyes, Fair Complexion, no marks or scars
TROOP NO:May 1826: Troop 4
1831: Troop 4
TROOP CAPTAIN:1831: Captain John Baker Spooner
1850: Captain Hubert D. Slade
RANK:Jan 1826: Private
May 1826: Private, at Bombay
1831: Private
1834: Private
1839: Private
1841: Private
1850: Private
PROMOTIONS:.
REDUCTIONS:.
DESERTIONS:.
COURT MARTIALS:District Court Martial on 10 10 1832 for being Drunk on Guard on the night of 04 10 1832.
Found Guilty and sentenced to 4 months Solitary Confinement.
Served 45 days Solitary Confinement, remitted 67 days Solitary Confinement.
DEFAULTER'S BOOK EXTRACTS:Compiled at Island Bridge Barracks 10 06 1850
On 26 09 1831, Drunk at Watering Parade, 7 days Drill
18 10 1831, Absent from 10p.m. on 17 10 1831, 2 days Congee House and 7 days Drill
12 12 1831, Outstaying his Pass, 7 days Drill
10 02 1832, Absent from Drill, 7 days Drill
06 05 1832, Having Liquor in his Possession, 2 days Congee House and 7 days Drill
10 06 1832, Absent from Stables, 10 days Drill
04 10 1832, Drunk on Guard on the night of the 4th October, District Court Martial
13 01 1833, Absent from Watchsetting, 2 days Black Hole and 27 days Drill
19 03 1833, Drunk at Evening Stables, 7 days Heavy Drill
08 05 1833, Absenting himself from his Guard without Leave, 2 days Black Hole and 7 days Drill
28 08 1833, Absent from Watchsetting, 7 days Drill
27 09 1833, Demanding the 2nd Dram, 2 days Drill
10 10 1833, Absent from Watchsetting and not returning till 5 a.m., 2 days Congee House and 7 days Heavy Drill
10 11 1833, Absent from Watchsetting and Being at the Officers Mess after hours, 5 days Drill
26 01 1834, Absenting himself from Church Parade and running away when ordered to be confined, 1 shilling stopped and 4 days Drill
29 06 1835 Absent from Watchsetting till 3 a.m., 7 days defaulter's Room
04 06 1835 Overstaying his Pass and not returning till 6 o'clock a.m., 2 days Congee House and 7 days defaulter's Room
21 12 1835 Absent from Watchsetting, 4 days defaulter's Room
27 02 1836, Absent from Watchsetting, 5 days defaulter's Room
14 07 1836, Absent from Evening Stables, 5 days defaulter's Room
14 03 1837, Absent from Evening Stables on the 14th and not returning till 3 a.m. on the 15th, 7 days defaulter's Room
21 04 1837, Absent from Evening Stables and night Guard, 5 days defaulter's Room
17 08 1837, Drunk and absent from Watchsetting, 4 days defaulter's Room
08 09 1837, Drunk at Watering Parade, 7 days defaulter's Room
17 12 1837, Drunk and absent from Watch, 2 days Congee House and 7 days D's Room
01 04 1838, Late of Watchsetting, 1 days Light Drill
30 09 1838, Absent from 5 o'clock Roll Call, 2 days Drill
20 10 1838, Absent from Watchsetting and not returning till 5 a.m., 4 days Defaulter's Room
25 12 1838, Making a Disturbance in the Barrack Yard after Hours, 1 days Drill
31 12 1838, Absent from Watchsetting till past 2 a.m., 4 days Def's Room
27 01 1839, Absent from his guard and in [Mrs] Cooks quarters after hours, 4 days defaulter's Room
17 02 1839, Absent from Watchsetting, 3 days defaulter's Room
11 03 1839, Drunk and absenting himself from Watchsetting on the 10th and not returning till the morning of the 11th, 2 days Congee House and 7 days defaulter's Room
22 04 1839, Drunk for Guard, 2 days Congee House and 7 days D's Room
09 09 1839, Taking a bottle of Beer to Bazaar Guard, 7 days Defaulter's Room
16 09 1839, Absent from 3 o'clock Roll Call till 12 p.m., 6 days defaulter's Room
09 04 1840, Drunk at Drill, 4 days defaulter's Room
04 12 1840, Drunk and absent from Watg. Parade, 4 days def's Room and 4 days Drill
27 07 1842, Absent from Morning Stables and not returning till 3 o'clock p.m., 7 days Drill and confined to B[arrac]ks.
27 05 1843, Absent from [Church] Roll at past 10 till 5 next morning, 6 days defaulter's Room
11 02 1844, Drunk at Evening Stables, 12 hours Black Hole and 4 days [M & Order]
09 04 1845, Absent on the line of March at 9 o'clock a.m. on the 9th until past 9 p.m. on the 10th, 15 days drill and confined to B[arrac]ks.
22 06 1846, Absent from Watchsetting on the 22 until past 11 o'clock p.m. on 23rd Inst[ant], 10 days drill and confined to Barracks.
17 08 1846, Absent from [Church] Roll on 17 until 9 o'clock p.m. on 18th, 24 hours Black Hole, 10 days drill and confined to Bks.
11 10 1847, Drunk and unsoldierlike conduct when undergoing examination by the Revd. Mr. Gleig, Chaplain General, 7 days drill and confined to Barracks.
Signed D. Halkett, Major Commanding 4th Light Dragoons.
GIVEN UP TO:.
GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:.
MEDALS:.
EMBARKATIONS:09 01 1826 England
06 11 1841 Repulse Bombay India
DISEMBARKATIONS:04 05 1826 Bombay India
28 03 1842 Repulse Gravesend England
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DISCHARGED TO OUT PENSION:24 06 1850 Dublin
ADMITTED TO OUT PENSION:09 07 1850 Salisbury
REGIMENTAL BOARD: Island Bridge Barracks, Dublin, 10 06 1850
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. 287 Joseph Ashman [Private] of the Regiment above-mentioned [4LD].
President: Capt. Low 4th Light Dragoons
Members: Capt. Grant 4th Light Dragoons and Capt. Slade 4th Light Dragoons
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 Joseph Ashman by Trade a Laborer was born in the Parish of Salisbury in or near the Town of Salisbury in the County of Salisbury and was attested for the 4th Queens Own Regiment of Light Dragoons at London in the County of Middlesex on the 03 10 1825 at the Age of 18 Years 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 24 years 190 days, as shewn by the detailed Statement on the 2nd page; during which period, he served Abroad 15 years viz.-
In East Indies 15 years
Private Joseph Ashman 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 10 06 1850 and in confirmation therefore, affixes his signature hereto.
I acknowledge this to be true: J. Ashman
Witness: Hubert D. Slade, Captain commanding the Troop to which he belongs.
The Board have ascertained that Joseph Ashman's Soldier's Book is correctly balanced, and signed by the Officer Commanding his Troop, and they declare, that they have impartially enquired into, and faithfully reported upon all the matters brought before them, in accordance with the Regulations and Instructions issued by Her Majesty's Orders.
Signed by Alex. Low, Captain 4LD, President;
A. Grant, Captain 4LD, and Hubert D. Slade, Captain 4LD, Members
MEDICAL REASON:And further, that his Discharge is proposed in consequence of Medical Disability per authority dated Adjutant General's Office, Dublin, 28 05 1850.
Joseph Ashman is unfit for service in consequence of Chronic Rheumatism and Disease of Liver, contracted during long Service and much exposure when in India: his complaints have not been in any degree the result of Neglect, Vice or Intemperance and his conduct while in hospital has been good.
Dublin 18 06 1850.
Signed Th_____ter M.D. Surgeon 4th Light Dragoons
Opinion of the Principal Medical Officer, at Dublin 19 06 1850 Pte. Joseph Ashman was this day examined by a Medical Board of which I was President, and found unfit for further service from Chronic Rheumatism.
D. Scott, Staff Surgeon ___, Adjutant's General's Office Dublin 24 06 1850.
The Discharge of the Man above mentioned is approved by the Lt. General Commanding ______ ___
STATEMENT OF SERVICE: 4LD: Private from 01 10 1825 to 31 12 1828, total 3 years 92 days.
4LD: Private from 01 01 1829 to 03 10 1832, total 3 years 276 days.
Tried and sentenced on the 10 10 1832 to four months imprisonment, total nil
Imprisoned, Private, from 04 10 1832 to 05 12 1832, total nil
Released, Private, from 06 12 1832 to 10 06 1850, total 17 years 187 days
Entited to 1 Ring from 11 10 1849.
Total of foregoing statement, 24 years 190 days
Further Service from 11 06 1850 to 24 06 1850, when finally discharged, total 14 days.
Total Service: 24 years 204 days
The foregoing Report is hereby confirmed by me D. Halkett, Major, Commanding 4th Regt. of Light Dragoons
CHARACTER: With regard to the Character and Conduct of Private Joseph Ashman 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 of a good soldier, although he was tried by a District Court Martial on the 01 10 1832, for being drunk on Guard and Sentenced to 4 months solitary Impris. 67 days remitted, he is in possession of one good conduct badge.
PENSION DISTRICT:1850: Salisbury
NOTES:Intended place of residence on discharge: Marylebone Lane, London.
POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:.
POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:.
DIED:16 11 1854
BURIED:.
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PRIZE MONEY:.
NOTES:2Q/1839: Private
1851 CENSUS:Ref. HO 107/1847
Wiltshire, Salisbury St Martin, District 3c
Witts Yard
John Grace, Head, Mar, 29, Laborer, Wiltshire Salisbury
Louisia/Lousin Grace, Wife, Mar, 33, Wiltshire Salisbury
Mary Jane Grace, Daur, Unm, 3, Scholar, Wiltshire Salisbury
Joseph Ashman, Lodger, Unm, 43, Laborer, Wiltshire Salisbury
TNA SOURCES:WO/97/14/37
WO/12/636-637
WO/12/641
WO/12/644
WO/12/649
WO/12/651
WO/12/656
WO/23/52
BL SOURCES:.
OTHER SOURCES:IGI
Ancestry.co.uk
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