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.
Spouse Elizabeth ROSS.
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.
ARMED FORCES
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.
Musters
Promotions None.
Medals, Clasps and Badges Crimea War Medal (returned forfeited WO100-192).
Casualty/Medical
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
Ship Edwin Fox.
Departure and Arrival 26 Aug 1858 Plymouth; 20 Nov 1858 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation Shoemaker.
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.
Subscriptions None.
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.