Third Generation

4. Col. William Conrad3 FAITHFULL (Richard Coventry2, William1)(2) was born inHampshire, England 1782. William died 16 March 1838 at 55 years of age.(3) Died on board the Cornwall on his passage from India to the Cape.

He married Maria AGG 26 June 1805 in Calcutta, India. Maria was born CA 1786. Maria died 2April 1851 in Calcutta, India, at 64 years of age.

He was baptized 26 December 1782 in Winchester, Hampshire, England. Baptised at St. John's Church, near Winchester. Colonel William Conrad Faithfull was a career officer with the Army of the East India Company. A summary of his service record follows:

 27 Dec 1798 - Cadet 
 29 Oct 1799 - Admitted 
 29 Oct 1799 - Ensign 
        1799 - Lieutenant, 4th NI, Adjt 1/4th NI
        1805-9 2nd Mahratta War; Aligarh; battle of Deig 30 Jul
        1808 - Captain, 4th Bn Bengal Vols. 
        1811 - Capture of Java, 
 12 Feb 1812 to Nov. 1814 - Fur. s.c. 
        1815 - Nepal War ; capture of Almora; Capt, 1/4th NI
 21 Feb 1817 - Leave s.c. to N.S.W. 
 19 Jan to 18 Sep 1819 - Commanded Agra Najib Bn 
  7 Jun 1819 - Major, 2/4th NI
  1 May 1824 - Lieutenant Colonel, 23rd (late 2/4th) NI
             - Siege and capture of Bhurtpore (s.w.)
             - Commanded 23rd NI
  1 Dec 1829 - Colonel, Commander 23rd NI
 27 Sep 1831 - Awarded Companion of the Bath
 18 Apr 1834 - Command of Karnal and Sirhind Div. 
 28 Nov 1837 - 29th NI 
 22 Jul 1838 - 17th NI 
  8 Mar 1838 - Leave s.c. 2 years to Cape

His reasonably fast promotions and the C.B award indicate that he was a successful officer. It is not know why he was posted to the Cape shortly before his death at sea. It would seem quite possible that he would eventually have been a General had he completed his service.

His will confirms that he came from Hampshire and owned property in Winchester. The name seems to be spelled either Faithful or Faithfull depending upon the particular record.

Col. William Conrad FAITHFULL and Maria AGG had the following children:

child6i.Maria4 FAITHFULL was born circa 1808.(4)

child7ii.Martha FAITHFULL was born circa 1810.(5)

child8iii.Anna Sophia FAITHFULL was born in India 4 May 1811.(6) She was christened 24 January 1812 in the Church of England at Fort William in Calcutta,India.(7)

child9iv.Margaret FAITHFULL was born in India circa 1814.(8)

child+10v.Maj. Richard William FAITHFULL was born circa September 1815.(9)

child+11vi.Emma FAITHFULL was born 16 October 1816.(10)

child12vii.Augusta Sultana FAITHFULL was born in India 16 February 1821.(11) She was christened 14 November 1821 in the Church of England in Benares, India.(12)

child13viii.Susannah FAITHFULL was born in India 3 March 1823.(13) She was christened 16 October 1823 in the Church of England in Benares, India.(14)

child14ix.Clara Letitia FAITHFULL was born in India circa October 1825.(15) She was christened 24 November 1825 in the Church of England in Cawnpore, India.(16)

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