|SURNAME:||Haywood also recorded as Heywood||FORENAMES:||James||BORN:||c1786||AT:||St Martins London Middlesex||OCCUPATION[S]:||.||RELIGION/DENOMINATION:||.||FATHER:||.||MOTHER:||.||SIBLINGS:||.||OTHER RELATIONS:||.||NOTES:||.||1st REGIMENT NO:||8||2nd REGIMENT NO:||4||ENLISTED:||1806 20th Light Dragoons
Dec 1818 4th Light Dragoons
|ENLISTED BY:||.||BOUNTY:||.||ATTESTED:||For the 4th Regiment of Light Dragoons at Cahir in the County of Tipperary on the 16th December 1818, at the age of 34 years.||HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:||.||HEIGHT AT DISCHARGE:||5' 10˝"||DESCRIPTION AT ENLISTMENT:||.||DESCRIPTION AT DISCHARGE:|| ___ hair [blank], Hazle eyes, Fair complexion
50 Years of Age, by Trade a Laborer
|TROOP NO:||Dec 1821: Troop 5
1822: Troop 2
Jan 1824: Troop 3
Jan 1826: Troop 3
Jun 1828: Troop 1
1831: Troop 1
|TROOP CAPTAIN:||1831: Captain William Havelock||RANK:||1818: Private
1826: Private, Armourer Sergeant
1828: Armourer Sergeant, Private
1831: Private, Sergeant, Private
1832: Private, Sergeant
1834: Armourer Sergeant
1836: Armourer Sergeant
|PROMOTIONS:|| Private to Armourer Sergeant 29 04 1826
Private to Sergeant 24 07 1831
Private to Sergeant 31 01 1832
|REDUCTIONS:||Armourer Sergeant to Private 14/15 06 1828
Sergeant to Private 08 09 1831
|DESERTIONS:||.||COURT MARTIALS:||.||GIVEN UP TO:||.||GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:||.||MEDALS:||.||EMBARKATIONS:||31 12 1821 Dunira Gravesend England
03 01 1836 India [to England]
|DISEMBARKATIONS:||16 05 1822 Dunira Bombay India
17 05 1836 Gravesend England
|CAMPAIGNS:||.||OTHER DUTIES:||Also served with 20th Light Dragoons||TRANSFERRED FROM:||Volunteered from 20th Light Dragoons 11 12 1818||TRANSFERRED TO:||.||DISCHARGED TO OUT PENSION:||.||ADMITTED TO OUT PENSION:||13 07 1836 North London 1||REGIMENTAL BOARD:||
His Majesty's 4th QO Regt. of Light Dragoons
Whereof General Francis Hugonin is Colonel
No. 4 James Heywood
Born in the Parish of St. Martins in or near the Town of London in the County of Middlesex by Trade a Laborer.
Attested for the 4th Regiment of Light Dragoons at Cahir in the County of Tipperary on the 16th December 1818 at the Age of Thirty Four Years.
1st Service. After the Age of 18 Years, Thirty Six Years and One hundred and thirteen and a half days.
The Board have verified that his Soldier's Book is correctly balanced, and signed by the Officer Commanding his Troop and they further declare that they have impartially inquired 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. Colonel, President
F.D. Daly, Captain and Member
H. Master, Capt and Member
Pay and Clothing: He has received all just Demands from his Entry into the Service up to the ___. James Haywood 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 no unsatisfied claims whatever.
[Signed] James Haywood
Certified F.D. Daly, Captain, 4th Light Dragoons
I certify that the foregoing Statements are correct Extracts from the Regimental Records, and the Proceedings of the Regimental Board
J. Scott, Lieut. Colonel and President
Confirmed by me: W. Fendall, Lieutenant-Colonel Commanding, Kirkee 16 October 1835.
Proceedings of a Regimental Board, held in conformity to the Articles of War, for the purpose of verifyuing and recording the Services, Conduct, Character, and cause of Discharge of Armourer Sergeant James Heywood 4th the Queens ___ Regiment of Light Dragoons
Kirkee 9th October 1835
President Lieut Colonel Scott
Members, Captain Daly, Captain Master
James Heywood appeared, and the Board having personally examined and compared the Regimental Records the Soldier's Book, and other documents, report to the following effect:
Service which he is entitled to reckon, after making every deduction required by His Majesty's Regulations up to the 31st Dec 1835 is Thirty Six Years and one Hundred and Thirteen and a half Days, the details of which, as extracted from the Regimental documents, are stated on the following page...
|NOTES:||When he left the Regiment, Robert Campbell was the Pay Sergeant of his Company.||MEDICAL REASON:||Unfit, Rheumatic Pains
I do hereby certify that in my opinion Sergeant James Haywood, His M's 4th Light Dragoons, is unable to perform his duties as a soldier, in consequence of rheumatic pains, feebleness and nervousness, the consequence of 14 years service in India. It does not appear, in the histories of his case, that his ailments have been caused or aggravated by indiscretion. His conduct in Hospital has been very correct.
[W.M.] Wilson, Assistant Surgeon, 4th Light Dragoons, in medical charge
Kirkee, October 1835
Opinion of the Principal Medical Officer, at Chatham May 24 1836 after examination at this General Hospital. I am of opinion that James Heywood is unfit for service and is likely to be permanently incapacitated for Military Duty and I [approve] of the opinion of the Ast. Surgeon. J. Davy, Ast. Surgn of ___
Horse Guards [12th] July 1836
Confirmed, John Gar[rock], A.A.G.
According to the Surgeon's Report annexed, it appears that this is a case of disease or disability contracted in and by the Service without being attributable to neglect, design or vice, or intemperance, or constitutional disease, and the board concur in the Surgeon's opinion.
|STATEMENT OF SERVICE:||
20th Light Dragoons: Private from 06 07 1806 to 15 12 1818, total 12 years 163 days.
4LD: Volunteered, Private from 16 12 1818 to 28 04 1826, total 7 years 134 days
Promoted, Armourer Sergeant from 29 04 1826 to 14 06 1828, total 2 years 47 days
Reduced, Private from 15 06 1828 to 23 07 1831, total 3 years 39 days
Promoted, Armourer Sergeant from 24 07 1831 to 07 09 1831, total 3 years 46 days
Reduced, Private from 08 09 1831 to 31 01 1832, total 3 years 146 days
Promoted Armourer Sergeant from 01 02 1832 to 31 12 1835, total 3 years 334 days
Landed at Gravesend 17 05 1836
For Soldiers enlisted previous to the 15th March 1818:
East Indies from 12 05 1822 to 31 12 1835, total 6 years 299˝ days
Total 36 years 113˝ days
|PRÉCIS OF SERVICE ON DISCHARGE:||One year in Portugal, five years in Sicily, one year in Spain, thirteen years in the East Indies, and the remainder at home.||CHARACTER:||The Regimental Board, having examined the Defaulter's Book, and received parole testimony from Lieut. and Adjutant Gordon, are of opinion that his conduct has been that of a good and efficient Soldier seldom in Hospital, highly trustworth and sober.|
|PENSION DISTRICT:||1836: North London 1||NOTES:||.||POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:||.||POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:||.||DIED:||03 02 1860||BURIED:||.||WILL:||.||BENEFICIARY:||.||NEXT OF KIN:||.||PRIZE MONEY:||.||NOTES:||.||1st WIFE:||Ann||BORN:||c1783||DIED:||December 1824 Kaira India aged 41 years||BURIED:||16 12 1824 Kaira India. Officiating Minister Ambrose Goode, Chaplain. Wife of James Heywood||NOTES:||Wife [unnamed] of Private James Haywood, travelled to India in 1822 on the Dunira||TNA SOURCES:||WO/12/634-638
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