PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasJacob CAVILL
Birth date and placec. 1814 Spaxton, Bridgewater, Somerset, England.
Baptism date and place
Civil Census ResidencesSee 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).
TradeMiner.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 9¼ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: light brown.
Marks or Scars: scar on left cheek.
Marriage date and place1st 7 May 1837 St Nicholas, Plumstead, Kent.
2nd 1882 Q4 Farnham District, Surrey (tentative).
Spouse1st Catherine CALLAGHAN aka BOYLE d. 1881.
2nd Clara BONNER or Ellen JARRATT.
Children of 1st MarriageHarriet 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 place1884  Q4 Farnham District, Surrey.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#1561 Sappper.
Attestation date and place16 Oct 1835 Exeter, Devon.
Service/CampaignsCanada 4 years 5 months.
Gibraltar 5 years 11 months.
Australia 8 years 3 months.
MustersWO11-91 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.
Promotions1845 Sapper to 2nd Corporal.
1846 2nd Corporal to Corporal.
1849 Corporal to Sergeant.
1856 Sergeant to Colour Sergeant.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesTwo Good Conduct Badges.
Long Service & Good Conduct Medal (£10 gratuity).
Other Awards & PrizesThe 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 District1st Portsmouth (1860). 2nd Portsmouth (1869, 1873).
Pension2/- per diem.  Permanent 23 Oct 1860.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipMarion.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Portland 2 Nov 1851.  Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p.33].
King George’s Sound (Albany) Convict Depot Aug 1853 to Dec 1855.
Subscriptions to FundsNightingale Fund 1857.
Indian Relief Fund 1858.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Ship ex-WALord Raglan.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 26 Jan 1860 for Cape of Good Hope and London.