|PERSONAL DETAILS||William BLIGHT|
|Birth date and place||5 or 6 Apr 1824 St German, Cornwall, England.|
|Baptism date and place||18 Apr 1824 St German’s Parish Church, Cornwall, England.|
|Civil Census Residences|
England, Wales & Scotland
|Higher Treyone, St German, Cornwall (1841).|
2 Chapel Lane, East Stonehouse, Devon (1851).
South Cottage, Shebbear Village, Shebbear, Torrington, Devon (1861).
Police Constable, Devon County Constabulary (c. 1858-1864).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 6¼ ins. Complexion: freckled. Eyes: blue. Hair: brown.|
|Marriage date and place||1st: 5 Sep 1844 Parish Church, Stoke Damerel, Devon.|
2nd: 19 Jan 1853 Parish Church, Stoke Damerel, Devon.
|Spouse||1st: Sarah ROWSE d. 1852,|
2nd: Elizabeth WILLIAMS.
Hannah b. 1845, Plymouth, Devon (d.1853).
Jane b. 1852, Plymouth, Devon (d.1853).
Thomas b. 1853, Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon.
Lawrence b. 1854, Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon.
William b.1856, Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon.
Frederick b.1858, Exeter, Devon.
Alfred b. 1858, Exeter, Devon.
John b. 1860, Exeter, Devon.
Elizabeth Jane b.1864, Plymouth, Devon.
Charles John b. 1867, Perth, Western Australia.
Note: Thomas, Lawrence, William, Frederick and Alfred baptised 8 Sep 1858,
John baptised 30 Apr 1860 at Heavitree Parish Church when the family resided at Wonford, Exeter.
|Death date and place||31 May 1905 Maylands, South Australia.|
|Burial date and place||2 Jun 1905 Hindmarsh Cemetery, South Australia.|
|Will and Probate|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Express & Telegraph 2 Jun 1905|
Adelaide Observer 10 Jun 1905.
The Chronicle 10 Jun 1905
|Regiment No. and Rank||#51 & #8119 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||5 Apr 1842 Plymouth, Devon.|
|Ships||Vanguard 10 Feb – 9 Aug 1845. 6 months.|
Constance 6 Aug 1846 – 4 Dec 1849. 3 years 4 months 2 days.
Great Tasmania 1855 (see sidebar for William Blight’s possible involvement in the Crimean War).
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||None.|
|Casualty/Medical||Loss of eyes (?) [ADM6-317].|
|Regimental Courts Martial||None.|
|District Courts Martial||None.|
|General Courts Martial||None.|
|Discharge date and place||14 Jun 1856 Plymouth.|
|Length of Service||14 Years 2 months 9 days.|
Afloat 3 years 10 months 2 days.
Ashore 10 years 4 months 7 days.
|Greenwich Pension||ADM6-317. £9 4s. per annum for life.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Exeter District.|
|Post Discharge Pension District||1st Plymouth (Jun 1856). Exeter (Feb 1857). 1st Plymouth (Mar 1861).|
Western Australia (1865). South Australia (1878).
|Pension Amount||£9 4s. per annum.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||30 Sep 1865 Portland; 22 Dec 1865 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Enrolled Pensioner Force.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||See letter in sidebar [SRO Cons Vol. 1496-0184-1899].|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles|
re Memorial Days
|SA Advertiser 26 Jul 1897.|
SA Advertiser 5 Nov 1898.
|Departure from WA||c. 1878 to South Australia.|