General Nicholas Nepean

General Nicholas Nepean

Male 1757 - 1823  (~ 66 years)    Has 2 ancestors and 21 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Nicholas Nepean 
    Prefix General 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Christened 9 Nov 1757  Saltash, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Dec 1823  Newton Abbot, Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I263986  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2006 

    Father Nicholas Nepean,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Margaret Jones,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Family ID F106882  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Johanna Francina Carolina Wedikind,   b. 1767,   d. 4 Jun 1845  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1784 
    Children 
    +1. Admiral Evan Nepean,   b. 15 Aug 1785,   d. 1864  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F106881  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsChristened - 9 Nov 1757 - Saltash, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Dec 1823 - Newton Abbot, Devonshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • joined the marines as a second lieutenant in December 1776. He saw action off Brest in July 1778 in the Ocean. He became a first lieutenant in December 1778, saw service in the Triton and Britannia, and was engaged in the recruiting service until February 1783. He remained in the marines until 1789, when he joined the New South Wales Corps as a captain on 5 June.
      Nepean arrived in Sydney in June 1790 in the Neptune, in charge of the first detachment of the New South Wales Corps and, until the arrival of Major Grose , he was the corps' commanding officer. During the voyage 'the fiery Nepean' had quarrelled with John Macarthur , as a result of which Macarthur applied for Nepean to be court-martialled, but Grose succeeded in arranging a settlement of their dispute. From May 1791 Nepean was stationed at Parramatta, where Surgeon John Harris criticized his administration, accusing him of using his men for his own profit, and commenting that Nepean was discontented at not receiving promotion. In September 1793 Grose sent Nepean home in the Britannia because of ill health. When the ship called at Norfolk Island in November Lieutenant-Governor King directed Nepean to take charge of the island while he visited New Zealand. King asked Nepean to convey his impressions of Norfolk Island to the British government and gave him dispatches to take to England. Owing to the ship meeting pirates in the Malacca Straits he went to Batavia, where he stayed, very ill, until February 1794. Next year he was appointed major and in September joined the 93rd Regiment as lieutenant-colonel. Thereafter, interspersed with periods on half-pay, he served in Ireland 1795-96, Gibraltar 1802-03, and Canada 1807-10. He was not killed there, as has been stated, but was regularly promoted until he attained the rank of lieutenant-general in 1814.
      Nicholas finally retired on half-pay in June 1814


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