|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.
|Death date and place|
|Burial date and place|
|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.|