|Birth date and place||25 Nov 1810 North Berwick, Haddingtonshire (now East Lothian), Scotland.|
|Baptism date and place||9 Jan 1811 St Andrews Church, North Berwick, Haddingtonshire.|
|Civil Census Residences||Sapper Quarters, opp. North Arch, Artillery Place, Woolwich, Kent, England (1851).|
See Musters below (1841, 1851).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 8 ins. Complexion: dark. Eyes: light grey. Hair: grey.|
|Marriage date and place||5 Apr 1833 St Mary Magdalene, Gillingham, Kent.|
|Children||Alexander S b. 1833, Chatham, Kent.|
John T b. 1837, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
James b. 1840, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Stephen b. 1842, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Elizabeth b. 1844, Woolwich, Kent.
Jabez P b. 1847, Gibraltar.
Hannah b. 1849, Gibraltar.
Cecelia b. 1851 at sea on ‘Anna Robertson’ en route from London to Western Australia (tentative).
|Death date and place||22 Jun 1888 Melbourne Benevolent Asylum, Hotham, Victoria.|
|Burial date and place||June 1888 General Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria.|
|Will and Probate|
|ARMY SERVICE DETAILS|
|Corps and Company||Royal Engineers 20th Company (formerly Royal Sappers & Miners).|
|Service No. and Rank||#1393 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||31 Jan 1831 Edinburgh.|
|Service/Campaigns||Gibraltar 6 years.|
Halifax, Nova Scotia 6 years 1 month.
Western Australia 3 years 6 months.
|Musters||WO11-91 3rd Company, Halifax, Nova Scotia (1841).|
WO11-123 2nd Company, Woolwich (1851).
WO11-130 (1851) to WO11-142 (1855), Western Australia.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Three Good Conduct Badges.|
|Casualty/Medical||Chronic Rheumatism. While employed in Western Australia two years ago , he was much exposed to wet weather, and performed his working duties in a swamp, from which he became affected with Rheumatism in his loins and lower limbs, which still continues. Disability caused by his military service.|
Unfit for service and likely to be permanently disqualified for military duty, but able to contribute to something towards his livelihood [Woolwich 20 July 1855].
|Courts Martial||At Brompton Barracks on 29 Sep 1832 for being absent without leave. Convicted and sentenced to 14 days imprisonment which was inflicted. Imprisoned 27 Sep to 12 Oct 1832.|
At Woolwich on 23 Jan 1836 for refusing to do his work and making his escape. Convicted and sentenced to 12 days solitary confinement, of which 1 day and 20 hours were remitted. Imprisoned 20 Jan to 1 Feb 1836.
At Halifax, N.S. on 11 Oct 1836 for using threatening language to a non-commissioned officer. Convicted and sentenced to 30 days imprisonment which was inflicted. Imprisoned 8 Oct to 10 Nov 1836.
At Gibraltar on 4 Apr 1848 for habitual drunkenness. Convicted and sentenced to forfeit his wine for 6 months, and 8 days solitary confinement which was inflicted.
|Discharge date and place||14 Aug 1855 Woolwich.|
|Length of Service||24 years 127 days.|
|Chelsea Pension Reference||WO97-1364-183.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Not stated.|
|Pension District||Woolwich (1855). Melbourne (Q3 1857).|
|Pension||1/1½d. 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.212]. See sidebar.|
Guildford Convict Depot Sep 1853 for one month.
|Subscriptions to Funds||None.|
|Land Acquisition||None in Western Australia.|
|Departure date and destination||Dep. Fremantle 5 Mar 1855 for Cape of Good Hope and London.|
|Departure date and destination||Dep. England 21 May 1857; Arr. Queenscliff, Victoria 25 Aug 1857.|