NAME William Hunt ELSEGOODName variations: None encountered.
Birth Date and Place6 Nov 1820 Norwich, Norfolk, England [TNA RG-4-654].
Baptism Date and Place30 Nov 1820 Calvert Street Wesleyan Chapel, Norwich, Norfolk [TNA RG-4-654].
Marriage Date and Place17 Sep 1844 Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide, South Australia [SABDM 1/120].
SpouseMary Ann SPENCER.
ChildrenWilliam James b.1845 Port Lincoln, Adelaide, South Australia [SABDM Reg. #1/117].
Maria b.1847 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. #930].
John Joseph b.1849 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. #1283].
Louisa b.1851 Western Australia – not verified [ERIC p.978].
Louisa Elizabeth b.1853 Western Australia – not verified [ERIC p.978].
Margaret Harriet b.1855 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. #2994].
Elizabeth Lucy b.1847 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. #3758].
Alfred Henry b.1859 Burswood Farm, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. #4586].
Frances Alice b.1861 Burswood, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. #5584].
Frederick Austin b.1863 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. #7262].
Emma Constance b.1865 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. #8616].
Charles Edward b.1867 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. #9770].
George b.1870 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. #12811].
OccupationsLabourer [WHIT-STAT p.101]. Carpenter-Joiner [ERIC p.978].
Assistant Superintendent Warder 1849 [BARK p.66]. 
Proprietor ‘Ship Tavern’ and ‘Shamrock Hotel’ [Inquirer 1857].
Land Acquisition in WA 
Death Date and Place16 Nov 1874 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg. #8125].
Cause of Death: Heart Disease [EPCem].
Burial Date and Place17 Nov 1874 East Perth Cemetery, Western Australia [EPCem].
Death, Funeral, Obituary NoticesWestern Australian Times 20 Nov 1874.
Will and ProbateNone.
Regiment96th Regiment of Foot.
Soldier No. and Rank#1492 Private.
Enlistment Date and Place5 May 1840 Blofield District, Norwich [WO12-9612-29].
Age 19 years. Bounty paid to recruit £3 5s. 0d.
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 7¾ ins.
Arrival Van Diemen’s Land: Ship and DateLady Raffles disembarked 19 Mar 1841, from Portsmouth, England dep. 2 Dec 1840 [WO12-9612-299].
Medals, Clasps and BadgesGood Conduct Badge with pay 1d. per diem, awarded prior to arrival in Western Australia [WO12-9620-335].
Arrival Western Australia: Ship and DateJava 24 Feb 1847 from Hobart, embarked 27 Jan 1847 [WO12-9620-334].
Military Postings within Western AustraliaPerth HQ 24 Feb 1847 to 18 May 1849, at which time the Regiment left for Calcutta [WO12-9624 Muster and Pay List not extant in Australia].
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 £4 0s. 0d. [WO28-266-132].
Age at Discharge28 years 6 months [deduced].
Length of Servicec. 9 years [deduced].