David Canham

#52687, b. 1806, d. 28 May 1844

Individual's Timeline

Birth1806David Canham
Death28 May 1844David Canham1

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: David was a sheppherd, then served in the Coldstram Regiment of the Foot Guards for some 12 years, starting in 1825.

Census details

  • In 1841 in Wicken David Canham was included in the household of James and Mary CANHAM. He was an army pension, and there were other adult CANHAMs in the house.

Military Career

Records show that David Canham served in the armed forces. David was 19 when he signed up in 1825, in Bury St Edmonds. He did not serve overseas, and he contracted a disease of the chest in the service which was not attributed to neglect, design, vice or intemperance. He was illiterate, as he signed his discharge papers with his mark
* He was a member of Col HAYES Company.
* He was discharged with a pension in 1838.

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: David's army records show that he was imprisoned by the Civil Authorities between 31st Jan and 19th Feb 1834.
  • Research note 02: His parents are James CANHAM and Mary nee LAMBERT according to trees on ancestry. Siblings are James 1803, Shadrack 1809, Mary 1811, John 1815, James 1816 and Esther 1819.


  1. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, First name(s)      David
    Last name      Canham
    Birth year      1807
    Death year      1844
    Age      37
    Burial year      1844
    Burial date      02 Jun 1844
    Residence      otp
    Parish      Wicken
    County      Cambridgeshire
    Record set      Cambridgeshire Burials
    Category      Life Events (BDMs)
    Subcategory      Deaths & burials
    Collections from      United Kingdom.