Name/Alias Jacob CAVILL
Birth date and place c. 1814 Spaxton, Bridgewater, Somerset, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census Residences See Musters below (1841, 1851).
RSM Kensington Barracks, Westminster, Middlesex (1851).
[Note: Page missing from 1851 Census HO107-1480-908-38].
Red Lion, Milford, Surrey (1861).
Tilford Road, Frensham, Surrey (1871).
Abbotts Cottages, Farnham, Surrey (1881).
Trade Miner.
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 9¼ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marks or Scars: scar on left cheek.
Marriage date and place 1st 7 May 1837 St Nicholas, Plumstead, Kent.
2nd 1882 Q4 Farnham District, Surrey (tentative).
Spouse 1st Catherine CALLAGHAN aka BOYLE d. 1881.
2nd Clara BONNER or Ellen JARRATT.
Children of 1st Marriage Harriet b. 1838, Woolwich, Kent.
Margaret Fanny b. 1844-46, Gibraltar.
Mark Charles b. 1847, Gibraltar.
Job b. 1852 Western Australia.
Abraham b. 1854, Albany, Western Australia.
Fanny Margaret b. 1857 (d. 1857), Fremantle, Western Australia.
Death date and place 1884  Q4 Farnham District, Surrey.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices
Corps and Company  Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #1561 Sappper.
Attestation date and place 16 Oct 1835 Exeter, Devon.
Service/Campaigns Canada 4 years 5 months.
Gibraltar 5 years 11 months.
Australia 8 years 3 months.
Musters WO11-91 1st Company, Isle Aux Noix & St. Johns, Canada (1841).
WO11-123 2nd Company Woolwich (1851).
WO11-126 Detachment, Kensington (1851).
WO11-130 (1852) to WO11-172 (1860), Western Australia.
Promotions 1845 Sapper to 2nd Corporal.
1846 2nd Corporal to Corporal.
1849 Corporal to Sergeant.
1856 Sergeant to Colour Sergeant.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Two Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£10 gratuity).
Other Awards & Prizes The Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/Medical  None.
Courts Martial  None.
Discharge date and place  2 Oct 1860 Chatham.
Length of Service  24 years 352 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference  WO97-1359-208.
Post Discharge Residence  Milford, near Godalming, Surrey.
Pension District 1st Portsmouth (1860). 2nd Portsmouth (1869, 1873).
Pension 2/- per diem.  Permanent 23 Oct 1860.
Ship Marion.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Portland 2 Nov 1851.  Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p.33].
King George’s Sound (Albany) Convict Depot Aug 1853 to Dec 1855.
Subscriptions to Funds Nightingale Fund 1857.
Indian Relief Fund 1858.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WA Lord Raglan.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 26 Jan 1860 for Cape of Good Hope and London.