John MALLETT

Male Abt 1811 - 1887  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name John MALLETT  [1
    Born Abt 1811  St Neot, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened 21 Jun 1812  St Neot, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1831  98th Regiment of Foot, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • John Mallett, a labourer, enlisted in the 98th Regiment of Foot in 1831 at Plymouth when he was eighteen.
    Occupation Between 1852 and 1887  St Cleer, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Chelsea Pensioner. 
    Census 1861  St Cleer, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1861, St. Cleer Village

      John Mallett/Head/Married/48/Chelsea Pensioner & Copper Miner/ Born St.Neot Elizabeth Mallett/Head/Married/44/Born Kea
    Occupation 1861  St Cleer, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Copper Miner 
    Census 1871  St Cleer, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1871, St.Cleer Village

      John Mallett/Head/Married/48/Chelsea Pensioner/ Born St.Neot Elizabeth Mallett/Head/Married/54/Pensioners Wife/Born Kea
    Census 1881  St Cleer, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1881, St.Cleer Village

      John Mallett/Head/Married/68/Chelsea pensioner/ Born St.Neot Elizabeth Mallett/Wife/Married/ Born Kea
    Census 3 Apr 1881  Village, St Cleer, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    UKC 1881
    Note
    • John Mallett, a labourer, enlisted in the 98th Regiment of Foot in 1831 at Plymouth when he was eighteen.
      He served for 21 years - 15 at home, then 2 in China and 4 in India. During his service the 98th Foot took part in the First China, or Opium, War and the Second Anglo-Sikh War on the North West Frontier.
      A Regimental Board at Peshawar in 1851 decided to discharge John due to "General bad health caused by climate.". His character and conduct were described as "exemplary". He was finally discharged at Chatham
      in 1852.

      John received an "out-pensioner" Chelsea Pension and he was described as a "Chelsea Pensioner" in the 1861, 1871 and 1881 Censuses for St.Cleer, Cornwall. (He was, however also described as a "copper miner"
      in the 1861 Census). The Regimental Register of Pensioners shows that he was paid a pension of one
      shilling per day which he collected quarterly at Bodmin.

      Private J.Mallett No. 668 - awards and medals (per discharge papers):
      3 Good Conduct Badges
      China War Medal (1842)
      Punjab Medal (1849)

      Census Records

      1861, St. Cleer Village

      John Mallett/Head/Married/48/Chelsea Pensioner & Copper Miner/ Born St.Neot Elizabeth Mallett/Head/Married/44/Born Kea


      1871, St.Cleer Village

      John Mallett/Head/Married/48/Chelsea Pensioner/ Born St.Neot Elizabeth Mallett/Head/Married/54/Pensioners Wife/Born Kea

      1881, St.Cleer Village

      John Mallett/Head/Married/68/Chelsea pensioner/ Born St.Neot Elizabeth Mallett/Wife/Married/ Born Kea


      St.Cleer Gravestone

      John Mallett died 14th February 1887 aged 74 years Elizabeth Mallett died 27th January 1885 aged 68 years
    SW Group
    Occupation 3 Apr 1881  [5
    Chelsea Pensioner 
    Died 14 Feb 1887  St Cleer, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    • Aged 74 years.
    Person ID I4360  Southwest
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2017 

    Father John MALLETT,   b. Abt 1786, St Neot, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1879, St Cleer, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth DAVEY,   c. 13 Nov 1792, St Neot, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1874, St Cleer, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1808  St Neot, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1412  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth DAVEY,   b. Abt 1817, Phillack, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1885, St Cleer, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married Est 1836 
    Family ID F1465  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 1831 - 98th Regiment of Foot, Plymouth, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Chelsea Pensioner. - Between 1852 and 1887 - St Cleer, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1861 - St Cleer, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Copper Miner - 1861 - St Cleer, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 - St Cleer, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1881 - St Cleer, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 3 Apr 1881 - Village, St Cleer, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Feb 1887 - St Cleer, Cornwall, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S966] Gedcom, Smith, Paul, (Falmouth, Cornwall, England), M0601S197.

    2. [S907] St Neot Baptisms 1710 - 1840, 907.
      || John MALLET son of John & Elizabeth, 21st. June, 1812

    3. [S1069] e-mails, Sowerby, John 131118, Sowerby, John, (England), M0601S78.

    4. [S895] UKC 1881 CD, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), CD ROM (1999)., RG11/2285 f.43 p.1.

    5. [S895] UKC 1881 CD, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)), CD ROM (1999).

    6. [S899] Digital Photograph of Grave, 899.
      || St Cleer Cemetry, 29.

      In Memory of John Mallett of this parish Pensioner who died Feb 14th 1887, aged 74yrs, Born 1813.
      Also of his wife Elizabeth she died Jan 27th 1885 aged 68yrs. Born 1817
      ‘There is no discharge in that War’.