PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/AliasEdward TAYLOR 
Birth date and place1818 Elmsted, Kent, England.
Baptism date and place2 Aug 1818 St James the Great Church, Elmsted, Kent.
Civil Census ResidencesBrompton Barracks, Chatham, Kent (1841).
Grove Cottages, Yeomans Row, Kensington, Middlesex (1851).
Queen Head Inn, Garden Street, Gillingham, Kent (1861).
127 Lower Kennington Lane, Lambeth, London (1871).
19 Pratt Street, Lambeth, London (1881).
The Thatch, Kernsley Road, Tatsfield, Godstone, Surrey (1891).
See Musters below (1841, 1851).
TradeCooper.
Time Keeper (1871, 1881).
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 6¾ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marks or Scars: Scars on right side of lower lip.
Marriage date and place1st: 20 Oct 1851 St Nicholas Church, Plumstead, Kent.
2nd: 10 Mar 1863 St Simon Zeolotes Church, Chelsea.
Spouse1st: Helena Susanna MASON.
2nd: Mary Jane GILBERT (widow of ? Johnstone).
Children1st marriage:
Henry b. 1845 ?, birth registered in Corfu, Ionian Islands.
Emma E. b. 1849, Chatham, Kent.
Helena M. b. 1851, at sea in the English Channel on ‘Marion’ en route to Western Australia.
At least one child born in Western Australia 1852-1860.
2nd marriage:  Stepdaughter, Alice Johnstone b. 1855 Knightsbridge, Middlesex.
Matilda b. 1864, Lambeth, Surrey.
Victor Edward b. 1868, Lambeth, Surrey.
Arthur Osmond b. 1870, Lambeth, Surrey.
Death date and place20 Jan 1900 Bromley, Kent.
Burial date and place
Will and ProbateNone.
Death/Funeral Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and CompanyRoyal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank#217 Sapper. #63 on Army discharge papers).
Attestation date and place24 Jul 1840 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/CampaignsCorfu 6 years 2 months.
Western Australia 8 years 3 months.
MustersWO11-91 5th Company, Chatham (1841).
WO11-126 Detachment, Kensington (1851).
WO11-130 (1852) to WO11-172 (1860), Western Australia.
PromotionsSapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Sep 1848.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 15 Jan 1851.
Corporal to Sergeant 29 Dec 1855.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesThree Good Conduct Badges.
Other Awards & PrizesThe Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/MedicalNone.
Courts MartialNone.
Discharge date and place18 May 1862 Chatham.
Length of Service21 years 289 days.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceWO97-1364-115.
Post Discharge Residence47 Hasker Street, Wilson Street, Chelsea.
Pension1/10½d. per diem.
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.198/99].
Toodyay Convict Depot Jun 1853 to Sep 1856.
Subscriptions to FundsNone.
Land AcquisitionNone in Western Australia.
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette 21 Jan 1853.
Ship ex-WALord Raglan.
Departure date and destinationDep. Fremantle 26 Jan 1860 for Cape of Good Hope and London.