|PERSONAL DETAILS||Rice SAUNDERS|
|Birth date and place||27 Sep 1837 Berrow, Somerset, England.|
|Baptism date and place||20 Apr 1838 St Mary’s Church, Berrow,Somerset.|
|Civil Census Residences
England, Wales & Scotland
|Berrow Ham, Berrow, Somerset (1841).
Bampton Street, Minehead, Somerset (1851).
|Occupations pre-WA||Clerk (tentative).|
|Marriage date and place||25 Feb 1861 York, Western Australia.|
|Spouse||Eleanor Willoughby DONCON (Duncan).|
|Children||Elizabeth Jeffery b. 1861, York, Western Australia.
Eleanor Mary b. 1864, York, Western Australia.
Edward b. 1866, Beverley, Western Australia.
William Richard b. 1869 (d.1873), Beverley, Western Australia.
Frank Michael b. 1871 (d.1872), York, Western Australia.
Ernest Edward Francis b. 1873 (d.1873), Perth, Western Australia.
Horace Robert b. 1874, Perth, Western Australia.
Samuel Robert Jeffery b. 1878, Perth, Western Australia.
|Death date and place||5 Apr 1919 Kelmscott, Western Australia. Post-mortem ordered.|
|Burial date and place||April 1919 Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia.
Anglican Area, Section 1A, Gravesite 0092.
|Will and Probate||None.|
|Death Notices and Obituaries||West Australian 7 Apr 1919.
Western Mail 11 Apr 1919.
|Regiment(s)||Turkish Contingent (tentative).|
|Regiment No. and Rank|
|Attestation date and place|
|Medals, Clasps and Badges||Name does not appear on Turkish Contingent Medal Roll.|
|Regimental Courts Martial|
|District Courts Martial|
|General Courts Martial|
|Discharge date and place|
|Length of Service|
|Chelsea Pension Reference|
|Post Discharge Residence|
|Post Discharge Pension District|
|ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA|
|Departure and Arrival||05 Mar 1858 Plymouth; 01 Jun 1858 Fremantle.|
|Status/Occupation||Assistant Warder, Convict Establishment 1 Feb 1858 to 28 Jun 1859 [Barker:188].
Clerk, York (1859).
Farmer, Beverley and York.
Proprietor, Drapers & Clothiers, Hay Street, Perth.
Justice of the Peace.
Member of the Metropolitan Licencing Bench.
Member of the Perth Public Hospital Board.
Commodore, Royal Perth Yacht Club.
|Land Grant/Purchase||7 Sep 1859 Avon Loc.273, York. 40 acres at 10 shillings per acre (purchase).
Sep 1864 York Town Lot 192 (purchase).
3 Sep 1866 Tillage Lease No. 3194, Williams, transferred from Alfred Quartermain (lease).
|Misc. Newspaper Articles
Note: Rice Saunders’ business, community and personal interests ensured that his name appeared in WA Newspapers on thousands of occasions. This is but a small sample.
|The Herald 27 May 1876 (Geraldton Murder Jury Foreman).
West Australian 12 Oct 1886 (Raffle of Yacht).
Daily News 8 Apr 1890 (Drapers Clearance Sale).
West Australian 10 Nov 1891 (Royal Perth Yacht Club Annual Regatta).
West Australian 27 Feb 1892 (Inquest Jury Foreman).
West Australian 8 Oct 1898 (Resignation Perth Public Hospital Board].
West Australian 3 Feb 1900 (Bankrupt).
Sunday Times 3 May 1908 (Resignation Licencing Bench).