Major Robert Winchester

???? - 1846

Claimant or beneficiary

Biography

Major (later Lt-Colonel) Robert Winchester of the 92nd Highlanders, army officer, who in right of his second wife Rachel Winchester née Walsh was awarded a half share of the compensation for enslaved people on Ann Grove and a 1/6th share for enslaved people on Harmony Hill, both in St George, Jamaica.    

  1. Marriage: "Lately... At Seymour Hill, Captain Robert Winchester, 92nd Highlanders, to Matilda, daughter of Robert Johnstone, Esq." Death of Lt-Col Robert Winchester, Peninsular and Waterloo veteran, late of 92 Highlanders but retired on full pay, at his residence in Edinburgh c. July 1846.

Sources

T71/869 St George Nos. 256A-D and 258A & B; T71/1593 pp 6-7 07/12/1835 letter to Major Robert Winchester 92 Highlanders Barrack's Perth [Scotland] under #256 and 258 re 'awards to you, your wife and Mrs Eleanor West.'

  1. Edinburgh Annual Register, (Edinburgh, Archibald Constable and Co., 1818) Vol. II p. 383. Times 01/08/1846 p. 5.

Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
(1) Matilda Johnstone (2) Rachel Walsh
Occupation
Soldier

Associated Claims (2)

£1,153 6S 6D
Awardee
£746 9S 4D
Awardee

Relationships (2)

Husband → Wife
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law

Addresses (3)

Edinburgh, Midlothian (Edinburgh), Central Scotland, Scotland
North-east Scotland, Scotland
92 Highlanders Barracks, Perth, Perthshire, North-east Scotland, Scotland