Scott, Amos


Name/AliasAmos SCOTT
Birth date and place31 Mar 1827 Hambleton, Oakham, Rutland, England.
Baptism date and placeApril 1831 Wesleyan Methodist, Oakham, Rutland.
Civil Census ResidencesCottages, Oakham Union, Hambleton, Rutland (1841).
Wood Street, Brompton, Kent (1851).
Corporation Buildings Clerkenwell, Holborn, London (1871).
147 Farringdon Buildings, Clerkenwell, Holborn, London (1881).
Cavendish Buildings, Clerkenwell Road, Holborn, London (1891).
See Musters below (1851, 1861).
Prison Officer (1871).
Bookseller (1881).
Commercial Traveller (1891).
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8¼ ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marriage date and place1st: 23 Sep 1850 St Nicholas Church, Plumstead, Kent.
2nd: Unknown.
Spouse1st: Harriet FORSEY.
2nd: Elizabeth ?
Children1st: None.
2nd: Charles b. 1859 and Harry b. 1861, Cornwall (step children).
Kate Annette b. 1867, Holloway, Islington, London.
Death date and place1891 Q2 Holborn District, London.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate
Death/Funeral Notices
Corps and Company17th Regiment of Light Dragoons (Lancers).  1 Oct 1848 transferred to
Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#2140 Private.
Attestation date and place14 Apr 1846 Barley Thorpe, Rutland.
Service/CampaignsWestern Australia 10 years 10 months.
MustersWO11-124 7th Company, Chatham (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-207 (1862) Western Australia.
Promotions & ReductionsPrivate to 2nd Corporal 1 May 1859.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 1 Jun 1861.
Corporal to Sapper 30 Oct 1863.
Sapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Feb 1866.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesFour Good Conduct Badges.
Courts MartialDetachment Court Martial 23 Jan 1862 – acquitted. Offence unknown.
Regimental Court Martial 27 Oct 1863 – tried and imprisoned for insubordinate conduct. Reduced to Sapper.
Twice entered in the Regimental Defaulters Book.
Discharge date and place30 Apr 1867 Chatham.
Length of Service21 years 14 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1363-215.
Post Discharge Residence48 Walton Street, Brompton, London.
Pension District2nd N. London (1867). 1st E. London (Jul 1869).
Pension1/2½d. per diem.
ShipAnna Robertson.
Departure and Arrival datesDep. Woolwich 10 Sep 1851. Arr. Fremantle 18 Dec 1851.
Occupations post-arrival in WAInstructing Warder [Barker p.188 see sidebar].
Guildford Convict Depot Jun 1853 to Jul 1853.
York Convict Depot Aug 1853 to Mar 1854.
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 1 Jul 1859.
Ship ex-WALincelles.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 27 Apr 1862 for Cape of Good Hope and London.
ADDITIONAL NOTESAmos Scott presented a Paper to the Royal Geographical Society in February 1854 on his observations while in Western Australia.
Click here to read its publication in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London, Vol. 25 (1855), pp. 176-177.