31 July Bachelor Sgt William Hornby aged upwards of twenty one years to Anne Amelia Griffiths, aged 20 years, spinster daughter of Armourer Sgt Samuel Griffiths 47th Regiment, with the consent of her parents.
28 Aug Bachelor L/Cpl George Pinner aged upwards of twenty one years to Catharine Davis, spinster and minor, having the consent of her father Sgt John Davis 47th Regiment.
7 Sep Bachelor Pte Daniel Dempsey aged upwards of twenty one years to Winfred Kennedy, spinster and minor, having the consent of her father Pte John Kennedy 47th Regiment.
The following were baptised in 1838:
28 JanMargaret Lawson daughter of CSgt John Lawson and Sarah born on 23 December 1837.
11 MarWilliam John Fenniston son of Pte John Fenniston and Sarah born on 2 March.
29 MayCharlotte Davies daughter of Cpl John Davies and Elizabeth born on 8 May.
23 SepAnne Jane Whitmarsh daughter of Daniel Whitmarsh and Susannah born on 13 September.
6 NovHenry Gallegher son of Schoolmaster Sgt Vernon Gallegher and Mary born on 25 October.
13 Jan 1841 Death of Captain (Paymaster) Clarke 47th Foot from a rupture of a blood vessel in his lungs. Captain Clarke had served for 41 years, seven years in the Lancashire Militia and thirty-four years in the 47th Regiment. He was in his 63rd year. He entered the army as an ensign in the 1st/47th Foot on 12 August 1807. He was promoted Lieutenant on 5 Nov 1807. From 1809 to 1812, Capt Clarke was employed in recruiting. In 1812, he was transferred to the second battalion, but re-transferred to the first battalion in 1813. He joined his corps in the East Indies where he served with it during the various campaigns of 1817-1818, and afterwards in the Burmese War of 1824-1825. On 19 March 1824, he was promoted to a company. On 27 Sept 1830, Captain Clarke became paymaster following the death of Paymaster Milton at Calcutta in 1826. On 23 Sept 1834, Captain (Paymaster) Clarke embarked with the 47th at India for Gibraltar and subsequently move with the regiment to Malta.
11 Feb 606 men, 41 women and 88 children sailed for the West Indies to relieve the 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot.1 Six companies of the 47th arrived in Barbados on 5 Apr 1841.
The following were baptised in 1841:
24 Jan Twin Catherine Lawson born on 15 January 1841, daughter of Pte John Lawson and Sarah.
24 Jan Twin Eliza Lawson born on 15 January, daughter of Pte John Lawson and Sarah.
2 Apr 1853 The 1st/47th (Lancashire) Regiment embarked at Corfu on 28 March 1853, disembarking at Malta on 2 April.
The 47th Foot moved from Isola Gate, St Francesco de Paolo and Inquisitor's Palace to the recently constructed Fort Verdala. It was the first infantry regiment to occupy Fort Verdala.
The following were baptised in 1853:
10 JuneWilliam Kellshaw Hornby born 20 May 1853, son of Ann Amelia and CSgt William Hornby.
10 JuneElizabeth Battams Pettam born 12 May 1853, daughter of Martha and Sgt John Pettam.
17 JuneHelen Mackintosh born 25 April 1853, daughter of Ellen and QM William Mackintosh.
25 NovHarriet Ann Hicks born on 9 November 1853, daughter of Sarah Jane and School Master Sgt Charles Hicks.
25 NovElizabeth Wolstenholme born on 27 October 1853, daughter of Ellen and Sgt Joseph Wolstenholme.
16 DecElizabeth Coleman born on 14 November 1853, daughter of Elizabeth and Pte John Coleman.
The following were buried in 1853:
19 Aug Infant John Dowdney aged 7 days, son of Samuel Edmond Dowdney.
12 OctHelen Mackintosh aged 6 months, daughter of QM William Mackintosh.
13 OctMary Anne Downey aged 2 years 5 months, daughter of Sgt Edward Downey.
19 Nov L/Sgt William Henry Smith aged 30 years.
12 Dec 1853 In the Collegiate Church of St Paul's Valletta Bachelor Sgt John Wood born at Stonehouse Plymouth, son of Jonathan and Mary Wood, residing in Malta, married Anna Maria Giddens, born at Woolwich Kent, spinster and minor, with the consent of her guardian John Purcell, daughter of Samuel and Mary Giddens (now Mary Purcell).
8 Mar 1854 Burial of Pte David Madill aged 23 years.
10 Apr 845 men and 6 women embarked on board the Apollo for Turkey.
Nov 1854 In November, the regiment had 29 officers and 945 men serving in the Crimea. Diarrhoea was common among the men and was blamed by the surgeon on the inclement weather, exposure to the cold, and hard duty. Cholera broke out among the recently arrived recruits; there were five deaths from cholera, two from gunshot wounds and two from diarrhoea.
The following were baptised in 1854:
10 FebJames Arthur born 31 January 1854, son of Anna Maria and L/Cpl Henry Arthur.
13 MarJohn Hay born on 24 February 1854, son of Jane Ann and Pte John Hay.
2 June 1856 The 1st/47th embarked in the Crimea on 27 May 1856, disembarking at Malta on 2 June.
7 Aug In the Collegiate Church of St Paul's Valletta Bachelor CSgt Richard Lethbridge Yeabsley born in Yealmpton, Devonshire, son of Nathaniel and Ann Yeabsley married Charlotte Hickie, spinster daughter of Steward Henry Hickie Medical Staff Corps and of Eliza his wife.
The following were baptised in 1856:
2 JuneFlorence Philips born on 1 June 1856 , daughter of Caroline and Capt Nathaniel George Philips 47th Regiment.
8 OctJohn Henry Dalton born 22 June 1856, son of Mary and Sgt John Henry Dalton 47th Regiment.