William Henry WATERS 1810 Wexford - 1861 India

William's parents were  Joseph WATTERS / WATERS & Elizbeth nee HUTCHINSON

Children of Joseph & Elizabeth:

children surviving infancy
children's marriage
their descend's
abt 1806/07

c.1852 to Victoria Australia
William HEWETT 1853 Collingwood Vic. Australia
Joseph BRADFORD 1875 Preston Victoria Australia
none known

Victoria Australia

1809 Wexford
St. Iberius


William Henry
4 Jan 1810
Wexford St.Iberius
1831 to Bengal India
Isabella JOHNSON 1839 Calcutta Bengal India 1843 Anne Olivia, d.1869
1845 Isabella Bungarribee, d.1935
1849 William B., d.1925
1851 Rachel Elizabeth, d.1878
1853 Leah Julia, d.1903
1854 Joseph Henry , d.1936
1858 Alice Mima, d.1930
1861 Catherine Hope, d. 1927
see photos of all children
1861 to Frederick B  BRINE
1866 to Walter Marsh OSMOND
1894 to Najkoo
1870 to Alfred W CLARK,
1872 to John B. WARWICK
1880 to Evangeline  FRENCH
1886 to Matthew H. PETTIT
1 son
2 sons
5 children
3 ch., 5 gch.
Bengal India

Mary Ann

William SMYTH 1837 St.Iberius Wexford, Ireland


Ann Agnesia MEYER 1859 St.Iberius, Wexford, Ireland
Hannah Elizabeth 1861-1874

1886 Killurin Wexford Ireland
abt 1822/23

1857 to Victoria Australia
Mary ROSSITER 1862 Melbourne Vic. Australia
none known

1907 Ondit Victoria Australia

William Waters

Many Irishmen, left their homeland in the 19th century, often via Liverpool. 

William Henry enlisted in the EIC Army at Liverpool on 9 Mar 1831, just 21 years old. He was described as a labourer,  5' 8" tall, of fresh complexion, round visage, blue eyes & fair hair, and embarked on the "Thomas Grenville" on 3 June, arriving in Calcutta on the 16 October.

William began his military career as a gunner in 1 Troop, 3 Bgde. stationed at Dum Dum, the HQ of the Bengal Artillery. By 1839 he was a corporal, and on the 19 February married Isabella JOHNSON (the daughter of Thomas & Elizabeth) at St. Stephens in Dum Dum. Isabella was just 15, but this was not unusual in India.

By 1843 William was a sergeant, and travelled to Australia to the HEIC horse stud establishment at Bungarribee NSW.
In  1846 he returned on the "Emily Jane" with his wife and 2 children incl. Isabella Bungarribee and became Sergeant Overseer of the Government stud at Haupper near Meerut, maintaining horses for the Artillery.  In 1852 he completed 21 years service & was"pensioned to the GOCC" attached to the Stud .  4 or 5 of his children were born at Haupper.
William Waters
GGM Isabella

In 1856 a new settlement "Hopetown" (now Kurseong, near Darjeeling) was established in Sikkim.  William became a Tea Planter on 1500 acres on a spur of the Sanchall Range. Daughters Alice Mima & Catherine Hope were born. 

William wrote his last will & testament* in 1859 (with Isabella Ann as sole Executrix - with provision made for education of children) and in December 1861 he died on the way from HopeTown to Calcutta.  Isabella had a pension of Rup. 5-9-5 per month.

The children were aged 6 months to 15 years.  William's widow Isabella Ann survived another 27 years to 1888, by which time daughters Isabella, Rachel, Leah, & Alice had married, Harry was Headmaster at Rawalpindi Station School. Isabella Ann may have seen her grandson (Rosemary's father) Hal as a 3-year-old before she died.

Isabella's grave is in the Calcutta Lower Circular Road

published by Neville's email  2012  made on a Mac