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William Percival Stuart

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Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
William Norman Stuart ABT 1765 Margaret Bruscow ABT 1770

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 1786 Madras, Madras, India
Christening 11 SEP 1790 Fort St George, Madras, India
Other Event 4 FEB 1811 Madras, Madras, India Ensign, European Regiment
Marriage 11 MAY 1811 Vepery Church, Madras, India Y
Other Event 1813 Madras, Madras, India Lieutenant, Military Institution, European Regiment
Other Event 17 NOV 1818 Madras, Madras, India Lieutenant, Quarter Master
Other Event 1822 Madras, Madras, India Lieutenant, Quarter Master and Paymaster
Other Event 4 JUN 1824 Madras, Madras, India Captain (Adjutant) 2nd European Regiment
Other Event 12 SEP 1825 Hyderabad, India Major, 2nd European Regiment [Com 2 ex reg.]
Other Event 1833 Madras, Madras, India Major, European Regiment [Gen sub-asst com]
Other Event 2 JAN 1836 Madras, Madras, India Retired
Occupation 1836 Madras, Madras, India Head Clerk, Military Auditor's General Office
Death 5 MAR 1855 Madras, Madras, India Y


Possible snippet from http://members.ozemail.com.au/~clday/madras.htm
Secunderabad 1 June 1808
This is to certify that Thomas DRUDGE son of Thomas and Ashery DRUDGE born 27 October 1807 was baptised according to the form of private baptism set forth in the rubric of the Church of England this 1st day of June 1808 by me,[signed] W. Thomas, Chaplain to Arcot and Vellore. Sponsors : William STUART, John PATTERSON, Mary HART
The European Regiment was in the following palces:
1811 Dutch East Indies garrison and defence
1816 India
1824 Burma
1826 India
1835 Malucca

Whilst there is no documentary evidence other than the raw records of his military career. An insight into life in the East India Company Regiments is provided by Lt Colonel WJ Wilson's History of the Madras Army (1883) . In volume3 pp384-6 he has the following observations.

July 1814: Dress Regulations
Wellington pantaloons and half boots are to be worn by all officers of engineers, artillery, infantry and pioneers.
Black kid-skin* caps of the same muster in every respect as in use with the Madras European Regiment are to be worn by all officers of engineers, infantry and pioneers.
For bad weather and cold climates, Wellington pantaloons of dark grey cloth are permitted to be worn quite plain without trimmings or ornament. plain great coats of the same colour are also established, made single-breasted withregimental buttons and distinguishing eppaulets or wings for all regimental officers.
Sword belts and sashes are to be worn above the great coats. the full dress coats of the general staff as have facings are always to be worn with the lapels buttoned down.
* These were found so unsuited to the climate that they were abolished in 1816.

He was at the Madras Military Institution 1813-1814, two years later it was closed down.