|William Morris ELVERD||Name variations: Elford, Elvard, Elvered, Elvord|
|Birth Date and Place||1819 Buckland Newton, Dorset, England [deduced].|
|Baptism Date and Place||3 May 1819 Church of Holy Rood, Buckland Newton, Dorset, England [Dorset History Centre].|
|Marriage Date and Place||1st: April 1846 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.173].
2nd: 23 Jun 1853 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.508].
|Spouse||1st: Elizabeth PRIDEAUX d. Nov 1850 in childbirth [WABDM Reg.173].
2nd: Agnes SAMWAYS widow of Thomas Phillips [WABDM Reg.508].
Emily Elizabeth b. 1846 Perth, Western Australia [WABDM, Reg.775].
Selina Jane b. 1849 (d.1853) Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.1273].
Charles Henry b. 1850 (d.1850) Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg1543].
2nd Marriage: Stepson Thomas Phillips b. 1850 [ERIC p.980].
Susannah b. 1854 (d.1855) Perth, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.2586].
Mary Jane b. 1855/56 Busselton, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.3241].
John Charles b. 1858 Busselton, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.4037].
William Morris b. 1860 Geraldton, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.5513].
Henry b. 1863 Kojonup, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.6948].
Robert b. 1865 Kojonup, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.8676].
Charles Edward b. 1868 Kojonup, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.10697 as Elvered].
|Occupations||Labourer 1850 [STAT P.105].
Police Constable, Vasse 1854-1860; Geraldton 1860-1864 [PASH Index].
Polce Constable, Perth 1854; Champion Bay Dec 1860 [BENT:42,56,151].
Farmer, Kojonup 1864-1873 [ERIC p.980].
Publican, Kojonup 1869-1873 [TROVE].
|Land Acquisition in WA||Tillage Lease 100 acres, Kojonup 1864 [ERIC p.980].
120 acres, Kojonup 1867 [ERIC p.980].
|Death Date and Place||3 Sep 1873 Kojonup, Western Australia [WABDM Reg.6754].|
|Burial Date and Place||September 1873 Kojonup Cemetery, Western Australia.|
|Death, Funeral, Obituary Notices||The Herald 20 Sep 1873 [TROVE].|
|Will and Probate||Probate: Letters of Administration ‘de bonis non’ granted 28 Mar 1877, Supreme Court of Western Australia Ecclesiastical [WASRO Cons.3458-1877-261].|
|Regiment||51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding) The Kings Own Light Infantry.|
|Soldier No. and Rank||#1562 Private [WO12-6205-143].|
|Enlistment Date and Place||30 Dec 1842 Sherborne, Dorset – recorded at Chatham HQ [W012-6204-334].|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges|
|Arrival Australia State: Ship and Date||Ratcliffe – troopship. Embarked on 29 Jun 1843. Paid in advance to 15 Nov 1843 [WO12-6205-110].
Arr. 5 Nov 1843 Sydney; dep. 4 Jul London, 21 Jul 1843 Plymouth [TROVE].
Waterlily – contract schooner.
Arr.18 Nov 1843 Hobart Town; dep Sydney 11 Nov 1843 [TROVE].
|Arrival Western Australia: Ship and Date||Champion 27 Nov 1844 from Hobart [WO12-6206-313; TROVE].|
|Military Postings within Western Australia||HQ Perth Jan 1845 to Nov 1846 [WO12-6206 to 6208].
HQ Perth and in Hospital for a total of 16 days Dec 1846 to Mar 1847 [WO12-6208-166,189].
|Discharge Date and Place||31 Mar 1847 Perth, Western Australia [WO12-6208-189].|
|Age at Discharge||27 years [deduced].|
|Length of Service||4 years 3 months [deduced].|