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NameADLAM – James
Regiment (s)8th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 981
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
28th February 1833 / 19 years / Devizes Wiltshire England
Description – Height
5Ft 6½ in
Fresh / Grey / Brown / Mark on right cheek
Overseas Service/DurationWest Indies – 3 years 102 days
North America – 2 years 235 days
East Indies – 7 years 94 days
Length of Service21 years 106 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 13th June 1854 / Chatham / Kent / England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Trowbridge Wiltshire England
Pension Districts1854 Wiltshire: must have spent time in other districts as children were born in different locations
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
May 1874 pension increased to 1/3d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd July 1857
Date/Place of Birth9th May 1810 Corsley Warmingford Wiltshire Engalnd
Date/Place of Baptism29th August 1813 Corsley Warmingford Wiltshire England
Date/Place of Birth
ADLAM Richard
c1776 Corsley Wiltshire England
Date/Place of Birth
bap 9th November 1788 Corsley Wiltshire England
19th April 1813 Corsley Wiltshire England
SiblingsADLAM Abraham Thomas B 3rd March 1818
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
B 14th February 1814 Melksham Wiltshire England
Date/Place of Marriage1841 London England
Children by 1st WifeADLAM Mary Maud
B 1843 Nova Scotia Canada
M PEAD Frederick William 19th July 1862 Greenough Western Australia
D 26th November 1935 Nedlands Western Australia
bur Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
ADLAM William
B 1845 Warminster Wiltshire ENGLAND
BUFTON Elizabeth 20th April 1870 Greenough Western Australia
D 6th March 1915 Claremont Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
B c1850 Karachi India
D 8th January 1902 Geraldton Western Australia
bur Greenough Pioneer Cemetery Greenough Western Australia
ADLAM Sarah Ann
B 20th August 1852
bap 8th September 1852 Gujarat Deesa India
ADLAM George Augustus
B 1855 Dartmoor England
D 1916 West Kimberley Western Australia
ADLAM Joseph
B 1857 Lewes Surrey England
Joseph Adlam April 2012 EPG Gazette
M BROWNRIGG Catherine 12th July 1879 Church of St Peter (RC) Greenough Western Australia
D 23rd July 1941 Leederville Western Australia
bur Anglican Section Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia
ADLAM Caroline
B 1859 Greenough Western Australia
D 10th June 1865 Greenough Western Australia
bur Greenough Pioneer Cemetery Greenough Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
1874 granted G13 and G14 Greenough Western Australia
Occupation after
Farmer, Pound Keeper
Newspaper ArticlesInquirer 10th November 1893 (Obit.)
The West Australian Saturday 31st July 1937
Numerous Inquirer and Commercial News articles
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial6th November 1893 Greenough Western Australia
Greenough Pioneer Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
10th October 1910 Greenough Western Australia
Greenough Pioneer Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationAdlam House (built by James Adlam c1868) is in the grounds of  Corringle, a heritage listed estate located at Greenough Western Australia

“In 1868, Corporal James Adlam was granted Greenough Lots G13 and G14, consisting of 33 acres, in consideration of his military services and built his home ‘Adlam Cottage’.12 Adlam was stationed at Greenough in charge of the Enrolled Pensioner Guard, who formed a large proportion of the early settlers at Greenough. He and his wife Caroline (nee. Richards) had arrived in the Swan River Colony in 1858. Adlam was also employed as the local poundkeeper and was a member of the Mechanic’s Institute.”

Further details of James Adlam available upon enquiry