|Birth date and place||c. 1820 Canongate, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.|
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences||Fieldwork Terrace, Gillingham, Chatham, Kent (1841).
New Road, Woolwich, Greenwich, Kent (1851).
7 Canal Street, Manchester, Lancashire (1871 tentative).
19 Tickle Street, Manchester, Lancahsire (1881 tentative).
See Musters below (1841, 1851, 1861).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6¼ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: hazel. Hair: sandy.|
|Marriage date and place||22 Dec 1839 Roxburgh Church, Edinburgh, Scotland.
31 Dec 1839 St Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland.
|Spouse||1st Helen (Ellen) MARR. Died 1854 Western Australia.
2nd Elizabeth BELLINGER or GILLIES (refer 1871 Census tentative).
|Children of 1st Marriage||George b. 1841. Chatham, Kent.
James b. 1843, Bermuda, West Indies.
Agnes b. 1848, Sheerness, Kent.
John b. 1852 (d.1852), Albany, Western Australia.
William John b. 1854 (d.1854), Fremantle, Western Australia.
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|Will and Probate|
|ARMY SERVICE DETAILS|
|Corps and Company||Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).|
|Service No. and Rank||#1979 Sapper.|
|Attestation date and place||17 Dec 1839 Edinburgh.|
|Service/Campaigns||Bermuda 4 years 9 months.
Western Australia 4 years 6 months.
|Musters||WO11-91 5th Company, Chatham (1841).
WO11-123 2nd Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-146 (1856) Western Australia.
WO11-190 5th Company, Chatham (1861).
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||None.|
|Regimental Court Martial||Tried and imprisoned for being drunk 21 Aug to 14 Sep 1855.
28 times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
|Discharge date and place||16 Jul 1861 Chatham.|
|Length of Service||21 years 187 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97-1360-242.|
|Post Discharge Residence||21 Bridgewater Street, Manchester.|
|Pension District||2nd Manchester (1861).|
|Pension||8d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival dates||Dep. Plymouth 2 Nov 1851. Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.|
|Occupations post-arrival in WA||Instructing Warder
King George’s Sound (Albany) Convict Depot May 1852 to Aug 1853.
|Land Acquisition||None in Western Australia.|
|Ship ex-WA||Esmeralda. See Crimean War Connection.|
|Departure date and destination||Dep. Fremantle 25 Feb 1856, via Cape of Good Hope and St Helena to London.|