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PERSONAL DETAILS Henry PASSMORE
Birth date and Place: 29 Feb 1840, Raleigh Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon [GRO Birth Certificate].
28 Dec 1839, Barnstaple, Devon [RN Service Record Jan 1854].
29 Dec 1839, Barnstaple, Devon [RN Service Record Aug 1858].
Baptism date and Place: 29 Mar 1840, Pilton, Devon.
Census Residences: Rawley, Pilton, Barnstaple Devon (1841). John Street, Tiverton, Devon (1851). HMS London, Grecian Archipelago (1861).
Occupations pre-WA: Machine Boy 1851 (lace making industry).
Assistant Warder, Dartmoor Prison.
Physical Description: Height: 5’ 6”. Hair: light. Eyes: blue. Complexion: fair. (1858).
Marriage date and Place: (1) 11Oct 1858, St Peter’s Church, Tiverton, Devon.
(2) 15 May 1878, Upper Swan Church, Western Australia.
(3) 24 Mar 1897, Congregational Church, Perth, WA.
Spouse: (1) Mary ELLIS.
(2) Annie PRIOR.
(3) Mary Ann (Marian) DIBB.
Children: George Henry 1859 Tiverton, Devon.
Anne 1863 Crediton, Devon.
Minnie 1865 Tavistock, Devon.
Rosalind 1866 Middle Swan, WA.
John Phillip 1868 Upper Swan, WA. Charles
Christian 1870 Williams Bridge, Kojonup, WA.
Mary Ellen 1872 Fremantle, WA.
Jessey Georgina 1874 Fremantle, WA.
Death date and Place: 06 Mar 1920, Raleigh Avenue, North Fremantle, WA.
Burial date and Place: Mar 1920, Karrakatta Cemetery, Anglican CA 0147.
Will and Probate: Will: 06 Feb 1910. Probate: Sep 1920, Supreme Court of Western Australia.
[Cons. 3403-1920-542].
Obituaries and Death Notices: Sunday Times 07 Mar and 14 Mar 1920. Western Mail 11 Mar 1920. West Australian 11 Mar 1920. Daily News 11 Mar 1920.
ARMED FORCES
Royal Navy Ships and Rating: Impregnable 21 Jan 1854-22 Jan 1855. Boy Second Class.
Caesar 23 Jan 1855-19 May 1855. Boy Second Class.
Caesar 20 May 1855-07 Mar 1857. Boy First Class.
Cordelia 08 Mar 1857-07 Apr 1857. Boy First Class.
Cordelia 08 Apr 1857-18 May 1857. Boy Second Class.
Ajax 03 Oct 1857-31 Jan 1858. Able Seaman.
Exmouth 01 Feb 1858-26 Sep 1859. Able Seaman, Assistant Stoker, Stoker.
London 27 Sep 1859-1862. Stoker, Petty Officer.
Service Nos. #7179. #38102. #9887.
Attestation date and Place: 21 Jan 1854. Ten years continuous service from age 18.
05 Aug 1858. Ten years continuous service.
Service/Campaigns: Baltic Sea Campaign 1854-1855.
Medals, Clasps and Badges: Baltic Sea Medal.
Casualty/Medical: None.
Discharge date and Place: 1862.
ARRIVAL and LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship: Racehorse.
Departure and Arrival: 26 May 1865 Portland; 10 Aug 1865 Fremantle.
Status/Occupation: Warder.
Land Grant/Purchase: 06 Oct 1891 purchased Lots 35, 36, 47, 48 Bruce Town, North Fremantle.
Newspaper articles and advertisements: These are too numerous to list. The Passmore family in WA has over 100 hits in TROVE, the online newspaper website from the National Library of Australia.