|NAME Edmund ASHWORTH||Name variations: Edward|
|Birth Date and Place||21 Feb 1818 New Road, Township of Hundersfield, Rochdale, Lancashire, England|
[TNA RG44-992-25. Edmund Ashworth’s Diary,courtesy Melody Alvila].
|Baptism Date and Place||24 May 1818 Wesleyan Chapel, Littleborough, Rochdale, Lancashire [TNA RG44-992-25].|
|Marriage Date and Place||April 1850 Wesley Chapel, Guildford, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.310].|
|Children||Ralph 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].
|Occupations||Poundkeeper, Guildford 1856 [TROVE].|
Shoemaker, York [WASRO Cons 101-109].
Farmer – Pastoral Licence 1872 – not verified [ERIC p.81].
|Land Acquisition in WA||York Suburban Lot (1860) and York 10 acres (1860) – not verified [ERIC p.81].|
|Death Date and Place||18 Oct 1888 York, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.592].|
|Burial Date and Place||19 Oct 1888 York Cemetery, Western Australia [TROVE].|
|Death, Funeral, Obituary Notices||Eastern Districts Chronicle, York 20 Oct 1888.|
|Will and Probate||[WASRO Cons 3403-1888-910]. Details to be advised.|
|Regiment||96th Regiment of Foot.|
|Soldier No. and Rank||#1515 Corporal.|
|Enlistment Date and Place||23 Jun 1840 [Edward Ashworth’s Diary].|
24 Jun 1840 Manchester HQ [WO12-9611-29].
Age 18 years. Bounty paid to recruit £3 17s. 6d. First Muster at Manchester HQ.
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6 ins. [WO12-9612-29].|
|Arrival Van Diemen’s Land: Ship and Date||Tortoise 19 Feb 1842 from Plymouth, England dep. 26 Oct 1841 [WO12-9613-238 & DPS].|
|Arrival Western Australia: Ship and Date||Java 24 Feb 1847 from Hobart, embarked 27 Jan 1847 [WO12-9620-331].|
|Military Postings within Western Australia||Rottnest 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 Australia||None.|
|Discharge Date and Place||April 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 Discharge||31 years [deduced].|
|Length of Service||11 years [deduced].|