Richard William Hulley

Richard William Hulley Born: 26 May 1785, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire
Christened: 5 June 1785, St Mary, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire
Parents: Joseph Ulley and Anne Ulley (nee Turner)
Siblings: Mary Ulley, baptized 23 May 1770
                Elizabeth Ulley, baptized 25 July 1771
                Thomas Ulley, baptized 6 February 1774
                Joseph Ulley, baptized 6 November 1776
                Francis Ulley, baptized 11 June 1779
                Lydia Ulley, baptized 2 October 1782
                Benjamin Ulley, baptized 7 November 1788
                Sarah Ulley, baptized 7 November 1792
Married: Ann Sarah Brangan, 1809, Ireland

Children: Richard Brangan Hulley, 5 September 1810, Bandon, County Cork, Ireland
                  Ann Hulley, 10 August 1813 (elsewhere 1814), (possibly on Bere Island), Cork, County Cork, Ireland; died 6 October 1887
                  Sarah Hulley, 27 December 1815, Bandon, County Cork, Ireland
                  Francis Turner Hulley, 1819, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; died 12 May 1902, Willowdam, South Africa
                  Edward John Hulley, 18 December 1820, Caxton Farm, Lower Albany, Cape; died 8 January 1875, Smithfield, South Africa
                  Joseph Hulley, 2 June 1823, Clumber, (Albany), Eastern Cape Province, South Africa; died 2 July 1896
                  Mary Hulley, 21 July 1824, Caxton Farm, Clumber District, (Albany)
                  Benjamin Hulley, 4 July 1826, Trappe's Valley; died 20 January 1905 (20 July 1901 on, Somerset East, South Africa
                  Marmaduke Thomas Hulley, 1830/1831, Albany, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
                      (Marmaduke married Mary Ann Ekron (who died) and then Eliza Alice Eales, daughter of William Eales)
                      (Marmaduke died 5 June 1876, Wodehouse District, Transvaal, South Africa)
Died: 8 March 1880 (aged 94), Cradock, South Africa
Buried: 12 March 1880, Cradock, South Africa
              (Methodist Parish Registers "Cradock Methodist Church Register of Burials. Rev E Gedye")
              Note that his age is given in burial register as 99 yr 10 mo, but this is incorrect (should be 94 ys 10 mo).
              There is no gravestone for Richard in the Cradock cemetery.

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Richard was employed as Cutler's apprentice, 1797.
He served in the military Royal Regiment of Artillery, 11 February 1807, in Rotherham.
Gunner Richard Ully/Hully - July 1809 in Muster Roll of 9th Battalion, Bandon.

The National Archives at Kew, south west London, has Richard Hulley's enlistment papers. The details were found in a large ledger-type book, WO 54/299 - Description Book Artillery 9th Battalion.

Name: Ulley Richd (L.S = Limited Service)
Age: 19
Height: 5 Feet 5 1/2 Inches
    When: 11 Feby 07
    Where: Rotherham
    By whom: St. Prior
    Nation: England
    County: York
    Town: Ellisfield
Trade: Cutler
Read or write: Neither
Colour of:
    Comp: Fair
    Hair: Dk
    Eyes: Grey
Promoted to: Bombr. Corporal Serjeant
Joined from:
    Company: Cowper's
    Batt: 9
Remarks: Discharged 20th July 1816 B. of Reduction

Richard was stationed on Bere Island with the Royal Regiment of Artillery as a Gunner 2 Class from January 1812 to July 1815.

Richard and Ann were 1820 settlers. They arrived on the ship Stentor as members of the James Richardson party from Sheffield. Richardson's party sailed aboard Stentor from Liverpool on 13 January 1820, and arrived in Table Bay on 19 April 1820, and then transferred to the HM Store Ship Weymouth and arrived at Algoa Bay on 15 May 1820.

He was Farmer in 'Claxton' Farm, Clumber (near Grahamstown), South Africa.

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