NAME William BEARDMAN Name variations: None encountered.
Birth Date and Place c. 1816 Essex, England [deduced].
Baptism Date and Place
Marriage Date and Place 10 Dec 1857 Toodyay, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.1103].
Spouse Sarah HITCHCOCK (widow of John Drury/Druery/Drewry) [ERIC p.176].
Children Elizabeth b. 1858 Toodyay, Western Australia. [ERIC p.176]
William b. 1860 Toodyay, Western Australia [ERIC p.176]
John Emens/Emons b.&d.1862 Toodyay, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.6323,2070].
Occupations Farmer [Chambers Toodyay HS, ERIC p.176].
Land Acquisition in WA Tillage Lease No. 5537 Nunile 1859, Toodyay, Western Australia [Chambers Toodyay HS, ERIC p.176].
Death Date and Place 20 May 1897 Toodyay, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.2577].
Cause of Death: Suicide by strangulation with rope – Coroners Inquest [TROVE].
Burial Date and Place 20 May 1897 Public Cemetery, Telegraph Road, Toodyay, Western Australia,
Anglican Section [Chambers Toodyay HS].
Death, Funeral, Obituary Notices Western Australian 20 May 1897 [TROVE]. Click here.
Will and Probate None.
BRITISH ARMY
Regiment 51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding) The Kings Own Light Infantry.
Soldier No. and Rank #1292 Private [WO12-6202-199].
Enlistment Date and Place 28 Dec 1838 Chatham HQ. Age 22 years.
Bounty paid to recruit £3 0s. 0d.  First Muster 01 Jan 1839 [WO12-6200-526 & 553].
Physical Description Height: 5 ft. 67/8 ins. [WO12-6200-526]
Arrival Van Diemen’s Land: Ship and Date Hindostan. Embarked 1 May 1839, paid to 7 Sep 1839 [WO12-6201-8].
Arr. 12 Sep 1839 from London, England dep. 9 May 1839 [DPS].
Arrival Western Australia: Ship and Date Runnymede 25 Jun 1840 from Hobart [TROVE].
Military Postings within Western Australia Ellensbrook Jul 1840-Oct 1841.
Variously Pinjarra, Ellensbrook,Leschenault and Bunbury Nov 1841-Mar 1842. 
Garrison Duty Apr-Jul1843. Pinjarra Aug-Nov 1843.
Variously On Command or Garrison Duty Dec 1843-Sep 1845.
Variously Regimental Duty, On Command or Garrison Duty Oct 1845-Jun 1846.
Bunbury Jul 1846-31 Mar 1847.[WO12-6202 to 6208] 
Discharge Date and Place 31 Mar 1847 Swan River, Western Australia [WO12-6208-188].
Age at Discharge 31 years [deduced].
Length of Service 9 years 3 months [deduced].