|PERSONAL DETAILS||Bedford CHAPMAN|
|Birth date and place||1835 Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.|
|Baptism date and place||12 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-WA||Shoemaker Apprentice (1851).
Shoemaker (1901). Boot Maker (1911).
|Physical Description||Height: 5 ft. 8¾ ins. Complexion: sallw. 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 place||31 Jul 1863 Perth, Western Australia.|
|Children||Robert b. 1864 Perth, Western Australia.
Bedford b. 1867 Perth, Western Australia.
|Death date and place||30 Oct 1923 Bedehouses, Sleaford, Lincolnshire.|
|Burial date and place||October/November 1923 Sleaford Cemetery, Plot W 039, Sleaford, Lincolnshire.|
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||Lincolnshire Chronicle 3 Nov 1923.
Boston Guardian 10 Nov 1923.
Sunday Times 2 Mar 1924.
|Regiment(s)||62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment.|
|Regiment No. and Rank||#3709 Private.|
|Attestation date and place||c. 1853.|
|Service/Campaigns||Crimea 1854 to 1856.
Halifax, Nova Scotia 1856 to 1857.
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Crimea War Medal (returned forfeited WO100-192).|
|Regimental Courts Martial|
|District Courts Martial||Halifax, Nova Scotia [HO86-008-183].
Trial 16 Aug 1856. Desertion. Losing Necessaries.
Sentenced six lunar months with hard labour and stoppages.
|General Courts Martial||Committal 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 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.
20 Nov 1858 Fremantle Prison #5290.
|Chelsea Pension Reference||Not applicable. Parchment Certificate issued 4 Jun 1857.|
|Post Discharge Residence||Western Australia.|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.|
Steward, Independent Order of Rechabites.
Vice President, City Band of Hope and Temperance League.
|WA Convict #||5290.|
|WA Ticket of Leave||19 Jun 1860.|
|WA Certificate of Freedom||–|
|WA Conditional Pardon||30 Dec 1861 Perth.|
|Land Grant/Purchase||Application in relation to South East Corner of Perth Building Lot W13 advertised 15 Oct 1875.|
|Misc. Newspaper Articles||Inquirer & 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 WA||25 Feb 1882 Dolphin to Melbourne [Erickson]. This could have been Bedford Chapman Junior.
Departed for England c. 1900.