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).
Physical Description
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 Section 1A, Gravesite 0092.
Will and Probate None.
Death Notices and Obituaries West Australian 7 Apr 1919.
Western Mail 11 Apr 1919.
ARMED FORCES
Regiment(s) Turkish Contingent (tentative).
Regiment No. and Rank
Attestation date and place
Service/Campaigns
Musters
Promotions
Medals, Clasps and Badges Name does not appear on Turkish Contingent Medal Roll.
Casualty/Medical
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
Pension Amount
ARRIVAL AND LIFE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Ship Lord Raglan. 
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).
Subscriptions None.
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).