PERSONAL DETAILSBedford CHAPMAN
Birth date and place1835 Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.
Baptism date and place12 Jan 1838 Spalding, Lincolnshire.
Civil Census Residences
Polling District Registers
Grange Lane, St Mary’s Parish, Leicester (1851).
4 Jermyn Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire (1901).
6 Jermyn Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire (1911).
Alms House, Eastgate, Parish of New Sleaford East Ward, Lincolnshire (1921-1923).
Occupations pre-WAShoemaker Apprentice (1851).
Shoemaker (1901). Boot Maker (1911).
Physical DescriptionHeight: 5 ft. 8¾ ins. Complexion: sallow. Eyes: grey. Hair: brown. Face: oval. Build: middling stout.
Distinguishing marks: D on left side, M S B C E C left arm, pockmarked. (1858).
Marriage date and place31 Jul 1863 Perth, Western Australia.
SpouseElizabeth ROSS.
ChildrenRobert b. 1864 Perth, Western Australia.
Bedford b. 1867 Perth, Western Australia.
Death date and place30 Oct 1923 Bedehouses, Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
Burial date and placeOctober/November 1923 Sleaford Cemetery, Plot W 039, Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
Will and ProbateNone.
Death Notices and ObituariesLincolnshire Chronicle 3 Nov 1923.
Boston Guardian 10 Nov 1923.
Sunday Times 2 Mar 1924.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s)62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment.
Regiment No. and Rank#3709 Private.
Attestation date and placec. 1853.
Service/CampaignsCrimea 1854 to 1856.
Halifax, Nova Scotia 1856 to 1857.
Musters
PromotionsNone.
Medals, Clasps and BadgesCrimea War Medal (returned forfeited WO100-192).
Casualty/Medical
Regimental Courts Martial
District Courts MartialHalifax, Nova Scotia [HO86-008-183].
Trial: 16 Aug 1856. Desertion. Losing Necessaries.
Sentenced: six lunar months with hard labour and stoppages.
General Courts MartialCommittal Fort George, Halifax, Nova Scotia [WO90-3-43].
Trial: 16 Apr 1857. Desertion. Losing Necessaries.
Sentenced: six years, penal servitude.
Prison and Register #Halifax Guard Room 27 days.
On board ship to England 1 month.
3 Jun 1857 Millbank Prison #4991, 9 months, 2 days.
5 Mar 1858 Portland Prison #7646, 5 months 13 days.
18 Aug 1858 Convict Ship Edwin Fox 94 days passage from Plymouth.
20 Nov 1858 Fremantle Prison #5290.
Chelsea Pension ReferenceNot eligible.
Parchment Certificate issued 4 Jun 1857 in Millbank Prison.
Post Discharge ResidenceWestern Australia.
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ShipEdwin Fox.
Departure and Arrival26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.
Status/OccupationShoemaker.
Steward, Independent Order of Rechabites.
Vice President, City Band of Hope and Temperance League.
WA Convict #5290.
WA Ticket of Leave19 Jun 1860.
WA Certificate of Freedom
WA Conditional Pardon30 Dec 1861 Perth.
Land Grant/PurchaseApplication  in relation to South East Corner of Perth Building Lot W13 advertised 15 Oct 1875.
Misc. Newspaper ArticlesInquirer & Commercial News 14 Feb 1872.
Perth Gazette 30 Jan 1874.
West Australian 15 Oct 1875, 28 Feb 1882, 19 Mar 1889.
Daily News   6 Jan 1894.
Departure from WA25  Feb 1882 Dolphin to Melbourne [Erickson]. This could have been Bedford Chapman Junior.
Departed for England c. 1900.