Major Peter Wilkie

1786 - 4th Nov 1852


Biography

Born in Aberdeenshire in 1786, died in Horfield, Gloucestershire, 04/11/1852. Major in the 92nd Regiment of Foot. Severely injured in Egypt under the command of Sir Ralph Abercrombie early in his career. Served in the Battle of Waterloo. The will of Peter Wilkie, late Major in Her Majesty's 92nd Regiment of Foot, Barrack Master at Horfield Barracks near the City of Bristol of Gloucestershire, was proved 30/11/1852.

Living at Shiel, Brecknock, in the county of Brecon, Wales, in the census of 1841, age 54, with wife Eliza age 39 and children Annabelle age 9, John Lunan age 7 and Arthur Alexander age 5. Living at Horfield Barracks in the census of 1851, age 64, born Aberdeen, with wife Eliza age 53 and daughter Annabella age 14 (or 19?) both born in Jamaica.

Anna Maria Wilkie and Arthur Alexander Wilkie were baptised in St Catherine, Jamaica, in 1830 and 1836 respectively, parents Peter Wilkie and Eliza Wilkie.

Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=95139977 [accessed 01/03/2017] with image of gravestone and reference to Bristol Mercury, 13/11/1852.

1841 and 1851 censuses online.

Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish
Spouse
Eliza Lunan
Children
Anna Maria (1830-), Annabelle 1832-), John Lucas (1834-), Arthur Alexander (1836-)
Occupation
Soldier

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1820 [EA] - → Other

Commanding officer


Relationships (3)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law
Notes →
Peter Wilkie married Eliza Lunan, the daughter of John...
Deceased Husband → Widow
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law

Addresses (2)

Horfield, Gloucestershire, South-west England, England
Shiel, Brecknock, Powys, Mid-Wales, Wales