|Birth date and place
|c. 1824 Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland [Army documents, 1851 Census].
c. 1824 York, Yorkshire, England [1871,1881,1891 Census].
|Baptism date and place|
|Civil Census Residences||Kensington Palace Barracks, St Margaret’s, Westminster, Middlesex (1851).
9 Victoria Road, Melksham, Trowbridge, Wiltshire (1871).
5 Westbourne Road, Melksham, Trowbridge, Wiltshire (1881).
Westbourne Road, Melksham, Trowbridge, Wiltshire (1891).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 8½ ins. Complexion: tanned fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: dark brown – grey.
Marks or Scars: scar on chin.
|Marriage date and place||25 Aug 1851 St. John the Baptist Church, Hoxton, Middlesex.|
|Spouse||Mary Ann BERRETT (Berritt).|
|Children||Mary Ann b. 1852, Toodyay, Western Australia.
James b. 1853 (d.1854) Northam?, Western Australia.
Mary Jane b. 1855 (d.1855), Port Gregory, Western Australia.
Robert b. 1857, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Jane b.1859, Fremantle, Western Australia (recorded as Hanshaw).
Helen b. 1861, Guildford, Western Australia.
Sarah b. 1863, Weymouth, Dorset, England.
Abraham b. 1866, Queenstown, Cork, Ireland (recorded as Hanshaw).
William b. 1867, Melksham, Wiltshire.
Isabella b. 1869, Melksham, Wiltshire.
|Death date and place||29 Jan 1892 Melksham, Wiltshire.|
|Burial date and place||29 Jan 1892 Trowbridge Cemetery, Wiltshire.|
|Will and Probate||5 Mar 1892 Salisbury Probate Registry. Effects £144 5s.|
|ARMY SERVICE DETAILS|
|Corps and Company||Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).|
|Service No. and Rank||#837 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||6 Apr 1844 Glasgow, Lanark.|
|Service/Campaigns||Western Australia 10 years 9 months.|
|Musters||WO11-126 20th Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
|Promotions||Private to 2nd Corporal 1 May 1859.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 3 Oct 1860.
Corporal to Sergeant 1 Jul 1864.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Four Good Conduct Badges.|
|Regimental Court Martial||7 Oct 1862 (offence unknown).
24 times entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
|Discharge date and place||31 Oct 1865 Spike Island, Cork.|
|Length of Service||21 years 207 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97-1361-91.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Westbury, Wiltshire.|
|Pension||1/3½d. per diem.|
|ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival dates||Dep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.|
|Occupations post-arrival in WA||Instructing Warder [Barker p.101].
Toodyay Convict Depot Jan 1852 to Dec 1853.
Port Gregory (Lynton) Convict Depot Aug 1854 to Dec 1855 (at least).
|Subscriptions to Funds||None.|
|Land Acquisition||None in Western Australia.|
|Departure date and destination||Dep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.|