PERSONAL DETAILS
Name/Alias Edward TAYLOR 
Birth date and place 1818 Elmsted, Kent, England.
Baptism date and place 2 Aug 1818 St James the Great Church, Elmsted, Kent.
Civil Census Residences Brompton 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).
Trade Cooper.
Time Keeper (1871, 1881).
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 6¾ ins. Complexion: fair. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown.
Marks or Scars: Scars on right side of lower lip.
Marriage date and place 1st: 20 Oct 1851 St Nicholas Church, Plumstead, Kent.
2nd: 10 Mar 1863 St Simon Zeolotes Church, Chelsea.
Spouse 1st: Helena Susanna MASON.
2nd: Mary Jane GILBERT (widow of ? Johnstone).
Children 1st 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 place 20 Jan 1900 Bromley, Kent.
Burial date and place
Will and Probate None.
Death/Funeral Notices
ARMY SERVICE DETAILS
Corps and Company Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).
Service No. and Rank #217 Sapper. #63 on Army discharge papers).
Attestation date and place 24 Jul 1840 Woolwich, Kent.
Service/Campaigns Corfu 6 years 2 months.
Western Australia 8 years 3 months.
Musters WO11-91 5th Company, Chatham (1841).
WO11-126 Detachment, Kensington (1851).
WO11-130 (1852) to WO11-172 (1860), Western Australia.
Promotions Sapper to 2nd Corporal 1 Sep 1848.
2nd Corporal to Corporal 15 Jan 1851.
Corporal to Sergeant 29 Dec 1855.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Three Good Conduct Badges.
Other Awards & Prizes The Great Exhibition 1851.
Bronze Medal and Present.
Casualty/Medical None.
Courts Martial None.
Discharge date and place 18 May 1862 Chatham.
Length of Service 21 years 289 days.
Chelsea Pension Reference WO97-1364-115.
Post Discharge Residence 47 Hasker Street, Wilson Street, Chelsea.
Pension 1/10½d. per diem.
ARRIVAL IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Marion.
Departure and Arrival dates Dep. Portland 2 Nov 1851.  Arr. Fremantle 30 Jan 1852.
Occupations post-arrival in WA Instructing Warder [Barker p.198/99].
Toodyay Convict Depot Jun 1853 to Sep 1856.
Subscriptions to Funds None.
Land Acquisition None in Western Australia.
Newspaper Articles Perth Gazette 21 Jan 1853.
Ship ex-WA Lord Raglan.
Departure date and destination Dep. Fremantle 26 Jan 1860 for Cape of Good Hope and London.