Edmund ASHWORTHName variations: Edward
Birth Date and Place21 Feb 1818 New Road, Township of Hundersfield, Rochdale, Lancashire, England
[TNA RG44-992-25. Edmund Ashworth’s Diary,courtesy Melody Alvila].
Baptism Date and Place24 May 1818 Wesleyan Chapel, Littleborough, Rochdale, Lancashire [TNA RG44-992-25].
Marriage Date and PlaceApril 1850 Wesley Chapel, Guildford, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.310].
SpouseCharlotte POLLARD.
ChildrenRalph b. 1851 Guildford, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.1591].
Edmund b. 1852 Guildford, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.2272].
Alice b. 1854 Guildford, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.2422].
Edward b. 1856 Guildford, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.3331].
Sarah b. 1859 Daliack, York, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.4919].
Charlotte b. 1862 York, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.6720].
Charles b. 1867 York, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.10154].
James b. 1869 York, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.11761].
Frank Robert b. 1871 York, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.13483].
Nathan b. 1874 York, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.15530].
OccupationsPoundkeeper, Guildford 1856 [TROVE].
Shoemaker, York [WASRO Cons 101-109].
Farmer – Pastoral Licence 1872 – not verified [ERIC p.81].
Land Acquisition in WAYork Suburban Lot (1860) and York 10 acres (1860) – not verified [ERIC p.81].
Death Date and Place18 Oct 1888 York, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.592].
Burial Date and Place19 Oct 1888 York Cemetery, Western Australia [TROVE].
Death, Funeral, Obituary NoticesEastern Districts Chronicle, York 20 Oct 1888.
Will and Probate[WASRO Cons 3403-1888-910]. Details to be advised.
BRITISH ARMY
Regiment96th Regiment of Foot.
Soldier No. and Rank#1515 Corporal.
Attestation Date and Place23 Jun 1840 [Edward Ashworth’s Diary].
Arrival Western Australia: Ship and DateJava 24 Feb 1847 from Hobart, embarked 27 Jan 1847 [WO12-9620-331].
Military Postings within Western AustraliaRottnest 24 Feb to Oct 1847 [WO12-9620-331 to 9622-55].
Perth HQ Nov 1847 to May 1848; Jun 1848 On Guard [WO12-9622-110].
Perth HQ Jul to Oct 1848; Nov 1848 On Guard [WO12-9622-168].
York Dec 1848 to Apr or May 1849 [deduced as WO12-9623 Musters & Pay Lists not extant in Western Australia].
The detachment left for Calcutta on 18 May 1849 with the regiment [TROVE].
Courts Martial in Western AustraliaNone.
Discharge Date and PlaceApril or May 1849 Perth, Western Australia – Conditional.
1 Feb 1851 Horse Guards, Westminster, London.
1 Jul 1851 Commandant, Perth, Western Australia.
Purchased Discharge for £7 0s. 0d. [WO28-266-132].
Age at Discharge31 years [deduced].
Length of Service