All pictures Copyright
 E & BJ Capper Nagold 2015

 

Events in the life of John Capper

Date

Place

Event/Picture
Family

Sources/
Notes

Finances

ca. April/May 1828

Parish of Grange, Charlemount, Co. Armagh, Ireland
(map)

Birth of John Capper
John Capper - larger picture

Initial family - father and brother
Initial family

Descendants of John Capper (3 generations)
Descendants

When was he born? - see note

 

3rd April -
8th June 1830

 

Birth of Ann Tapson Avery
Ancestors of Ann Tapson Avery
Ancestors

When was she born? - see note

 

1845-52

Ireland
(map)

Potato Famine

 

 

1st Dec. 1847

Charlemont, Co. Armagh, Ireland
(map)

Enlistment with brother Thomas for Royal Regiment of Artillery

In army paybook
Enlistment
Next of kin

See story of brothers joining up

 

May 1848

Woolwich, England
(map)

Record of army stations and monthly payments starts

Page 20 of Army Paybook

Wooolwich Royal Artillery Barracks - Wikipedia

 

August 1848

Woolwich, England (map) or Devonport, England (map)

John Capper signs his own name

In army paybook
see note

 

Jan.1849

Devonport, England
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 21 of Army Paybook
Probably at Legonier Square Barracks (see link)

 

 

Jan.1850

Devonport, England
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 22 of Army Paybook

 

Jan.1851

Devonport, England
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 23 of Army Paybook

 

30th March 1851

Stoke Damerel, Devon(= Devonport)
(map)

Gunner and Driver, Royal Artillery, at Military Hospital

England and Wales Census 1851

 

8th June 1851

East Stonehouse, Devonport, England
(map)

Marriage to Ann Tapson Avery

John Capper and Ann Avery marriage certificate
Page 13 of Army Paybook
John Capper and Ann Avery marriage record

Credits / Debits

Jan.1852

Woolwich, England
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 24 of Army Paybook

Savings

15th March 1852

St. Germans, Cornwall, England
(map)

Birth of daughter Mary Jane
Mary Jane Capper - larger
Descendants of Mary Jane Capper
Descendants

See note about Mary Jane

Birth recorded in army paybook
see note

 

 

Jan.1853

Woolwich, England
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 25 of Army Paybook

Credits / Debits

1st March - 28th July 1853 

-

Transferred to Capt. E. Price's Company, 7th Batallion R.A.(for limited period?)

In army paybook
see note

 

 

Jan. 1854

Shorncliffe, near Folkestone, Kent
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 26 of Army Paybook
See description of the camp

 

7th Dec. 1854

Shorncliffe, near Folkestone, Kent
(map)

Birth of son Thomas (died young)
 

Birth/death in army paybook - see note

 

Jan.1855

Shorncliffe, near Folkestone, Kent
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 27 of Army Paybook

 

Jan.1856

Woolwich, England
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 28 of Army Paybook

Credits / Debits

10th Jan. 1856

-

Promotion from Gunner to Bombadier

In army paybook
see note

 

30.3.1856

Treaty of Paris - End of the Crimean War

 

See note on Crimean War

 

4th April -
16th June 1856

Turkey
(map)

Overseas Service

In army paybook
see note

 

28th Nov. 1856

Ballincollig, Ireland
(map)

Birth of daughter Anne
Anne V. Capper - larger

Descendants of Anne V. Capper
Descendants

Birth in army paybook
see note

See note about army location Ballincollig
Ballincollig

 

Jan.1857

Ballincollig, Ireland
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 29 of Army Paybook

Credits / Debits

May 1857 - June 1858

India
(map)

Indian Mutiny

See Wikipedia

See note on John Capper’s postings in mutiny hotspots

 

31st Dec. 1857

India
(map)

Starts overseas service.

In army paybook
see note

Where JC was in India:
John Capper - locations in India

 

Jan.1858 

Kurrachee, India(Karachi, Pakistan)
(map

Stationed at start of year

Page 20 of Army Paybook
Where JC was in India:
John Capper - locations in India

Credits / Debits

Jan.1859

Peshawar, India
(Peshawar, Pakistan)
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 21 of Army Paybook
Where JC was in India:
John Capper - locations in India

Events in Peshawar

Credits / Debits

Jan. 1860

Peshawar, India
(Peshawar, Pakistan)
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 22 of Army Paybook

Credits / Debits
Savings
Savings in year
205 Rupees

19th Sept. 1860

-

Promotion from Bombadier to Corporal

In army paybook
see note

 

Jan.1861

Peshawar, India
(Peshawar, Pakistan)
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 23 of Army Paybook

Savings
Savings in year
170 Rupees

Jan.1862

Peshawar, India
(Peshawar, Pakistan)
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 24 of Army Paybook

Credits / Debits

Savings
Savings in year
130 Rupees

Jan.1863

Bareilly, India
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 25 of Army Paybook
Where JC was in India:
John Capper - locations in India

Events in Bareilly

Credits / Debits
Savings
Savings in year
100 Rupees

7th Oct. 1863

Bareilly, India
(map)

Birth of son John
Descendants of John Capper (2)
Descendants

In army paybook
see note.

Birthplace noted in 1881 census

 

Jan.1864

Bareilly, India
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 26 of Army Paybook

Savings
Savings in year
70 Rupees

Jan.1865

Delhi, India
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 27 of Army Paybook
Where JC was in India:
John Capper - locations in India

Events in Delhi

Credits / Debits
Savings
Savings in year
40 Rupees

28 Aug. 1865

-

Promotion from Corporal to Sergeant

In army paybook
see note

 

30th Nov. 1865 

Gwalior, West Bengal, India
(map)

Birth of daughter Rosina Elisa

See note on Rosina

Where JC was in India:
John Capper - locations in India

Events in Gwalior

 

Jan.1866

Morar, Gwalior, India
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 28 of Army Paybook

Credits / Debits
Savings
Savings in year
230 Rupees

2nd Sept. 1866

Gwalior, West Bengal, India (map)

Death of daughter Rosina

See note on Rosina

 

Jan.1867

Morar, Gwalior, India
(map)  

Stationed at start of year

Page 29 of Army Paybook

Credits / Debits
Savings
Savings in year
460 Rupees

6th Sept. 1867

Gwalior, Bengal, India (map)

Marriage of daughter Mary Jane (15)

See note about Mary Jane

 

 

28th Nov. 1867

St. Thomas Mount, Madras, India
(map)

Birth of daughter Adelaide
(no descendants)

See document, and birth in Army Paybook
see note
 

 

Jan.1868

Trichinopoly, India(now Tiruchchirappalli)
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 10 of Army Paybook
Where JC was in India:
John Capper - locations in India

Savings
Savings in year
160 Rupees

8th Jan.1868

Secunderabad
(map)

Marriage to Ann on 8th June 1851 entered in regimental register

See note and document.

Where JC was in India: (He may not have visited Secunderabad.)
John Capper - locations in India

 

22nd Oct. 1868

Madras, India
(now Chennai)
(map)

Death of first grandchild William Benton

See note about Mary Jane

 

Jan.1869

Trichinopoly, India(now Tiruchchirappalli)
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Page 8 of Army Paybook

Savings
Savings in year
280 Rupees

1st Jan. 1869

-

Awarded annuity of £10 per year for meritorious service

See note and documents about reward

 

Jan.1870

Bangalore, India
(now Bengaluru)
(map)

Stationed at start of year

Unnamed page of Army Paybook
Where JC was in India:
John Capper - locations in India

 

21st Jan. 1870

Bangalore, India
(now Bengaluru)
(map)

Discharge being found unfit for further service

See note and discharge document

 

Feb. 1870

-

Last army payment record

Unnumbered page in Army Paybook

 

24th May 1870

Horse Guards
(London, UK)
(map)

Discharge confirmed (army service reckoned to this date)

See note and discharge document

 

25th May 1870

Royal Hospital, Chelsea
(map)

Admission as Out-Pensioner to receive pension of 1s 10 1/2d per diem

See note on Pension and
Pensioner Certificate

 

15th Oct. 1870

Trichinopoly, India(now Tiruchchirappalli)
(map)

Birth of 2nd grandchild Rose Ann to Mary Jane

See note about Mary Jane

 

25th Oct. 1870

Trichinopoly, India(now Tiruchchirappalli)
(map)

Death of Mary Jane’s 1st husband

See note about Mary Jane

 

ca. July 1870

Millbrook, Cornwall, UK
(map)

Birth of daughter Lilian
Lilian Capper - larger
Descendants of Lilian Capper
Descendants

Date and place: see Kent Census 1881

 

2nd April 1871

Morice Town, Devonport, England
(map)

John, Ann, Annie (daughter), John (son), Adelaide and baby Lilian in household

England and Wales Census 1871

 

28th Aug. 1872

Bangalore, India
(now Bengaluru)
(map)

2nd marriage of Mary Jane

See note about Mary Jane

 

12th Feb. 1873

Princetown, Tidford, Devon
(map)

Birth of son William James

Descendants of William J. Capper
Descendants

See note on
W.J.Capper

William J. Capper birth certificate

 

12th Feb. 1873

Dartmoor, Devon
(map)

John Capper's occupation at William’s birth:
Civil Guard, Dartmoor Convict Prison.

William J. Capper birth certificate

See note on Dartmoor

 

11th June 1875

Kamptee, Bengal, India
(map)

Mary Jane widowed for 2nd time

See note about Mary Jane

 

27th Oct 1875

Kamptee, Bengal, India
(map)

3rd marriage of Mary Jane

See note about Mary Jane

 

March 1876

Rochester, Kent, UK
(map)

Birth of daughter Elizabeth
Elizabeth Capper in family picture - larger
Elizabeth Capper - Auntie Lizzie - larger
Descendants of Elizabeth E. Capper
Descendants

Place and date: see document and  Kent Census 1881

 

9th Aug 1876

Kamptee, Bengal, India
(map)

1st of 7 known children born in Mary Jane’s 3rd marriage

See note about Mary Jane

 

28th Oct. 1878

St. Margaret, Rochester, UK
(map)

Marriage of daughter Anne

See note about Anne

 

3rd April 1881

H.M.Prison, Borstal, Rochester, UK
(map)

Capper family recorded living here in Census

See note: Kent Census 1881

 

1st Jan. 1882

Rochester, UK
(map)

Death of wife Ann

See note and documents
Grave of Ann T. Capper

 

April - June 1883

Newport, Mon, UK(now Newport, Gwent)
(map)K

Birth of granddaughter Anne to Anne and Harry Gill

See note about Anne

 

April - June 1885

Newport, Mon, UK(now Newport, Gwent)
(map)

Birth of grandson William to Anne and Harry Gill

See note about Anne

 

1st April 1887

Newport, Mon, UK(now Newport, Gwent)
(map)

First entry on Certificate of Identity for quarterly issue of pension and annuity

See note on Pension and
Certificate of Identity

and a nice old map of Monmouthshire
Old map of Monmouthshire

 

25th Aug 1887

Madras, India
(now Chennai)
(map)

Marriage of granddaughter Rose Ann

See note about Mary Jane

 

19th Oct. 1887

Newport, Mon, UK(now Newport, Gwent)
(map)

Death of daughter Adelaide

Adelaide Capper -  grave and burial

 

1st Oct. 1890

Newport, Mon, UK(now Newport, Gwent)
(map)

Last entry on Certificate of Identity for quarterly issue of pension and annuity

See note on Pension and
Certificate of Identity

 

ca. 1893-1895

-

Capper family photo

John Capper and family - larger

and see note about the picture

 

ca. 1893

-

Retirement from Customs

‘Four years ago’ in obituary.

 

1st Jan. 1897

22 Morden Road,
Newport, Mon, UK
(now Newport, Gwent)
(map)

 

Death of John Capper

John Capper - death certificate



Obituary

John Capper -  grave

 

 

17th Feb. 1897

-

W.J.Capper obtains Letters of Administraton.

Probate

Probate obtained for estate of £288 9s 2d

12th Oct. 1897

-

Mary Jane Smith signs for receipt of her 1/6th from William J. Capper.

Estate

Estate for distribution was £251 13s 6d.