PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias Honourable John James BURY.
Birth date and place 22 Oct 1827 Charles Street, Westminster, Middlesex, England.
Baptism date and place 15 Dec 1827 St George Hanover Square, St Pancras, Middlesex.
Civil Census Residences Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon (1861).
Profession Officer in the British Army, Corps of Royal Engineers.
Marriage date and place 24 Jun 1852 (tentative).
Spouse Charlotte Theresa AUSTIN.
Children Beaujolois Arabella Charlotte b. 1855, Kilkenny, Ireland.
Georgina Florence b. 1856, Kilkenny, Ireland.
Louisa Emily Austin b. 1858, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Ada Piercy Tighe b. 1859, at sea on ‘Robert Morrison’ en route to England from Western Australia.
Edith P L 1861, at sea (tentative).
Death date and place 20 Jan 1864 Exeter, Devon.
Burial date and place Jan 1864 Barnstaple, Devon. Town E Cemetery.
Will and Probate 11 Feb 1864 Probate (Letters of Administration), Exeter Registry. Effects under £2000.
Death Notices & Obituaries London Times 22 Jan 1864.
Exeter Flying Post 
27 Jan 1864.
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and Company Royal Engineers.
Service No. and Rank 2nd Lieutenant. Cadet Company.
Attestation date and place 17 Dec 1846 Woolwich, Kent.
Service at Home & Abroad Unknown. Statement of Service not extant.
Promotions
(Source: London Gazette)
2nd Lieutenant 17 Dec 1846.
1st Lieutenant 1 Sep 1847.
2nd Captain 21 May 1855.
1st Captain 18 Apr 1860.
Captain on Half-Pay 8 Jul 1862.
Courts Martial (and type) None.
Discharge date and place Died while serving.
Length of Service Approx. 18 years until death.
Statement of Services Reference WO25-3913 not extant.
Post Discharge Residence Not applicable.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Nile.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Plymouth 23 Sep 1857. Arr. Fremantle 1 Jan 1858.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Captain in command of 20th Company, Royal Engineers in Western Australia.
Supervising convicts on public works.
Subscriptions to Funds Indian Relief Fund 1858.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WA Robert Morrison.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 4 Oct 1859 for Cape of Good Hope and London.