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NameDAVENPORT / DEVONPORT – Thomas
Regiment (s)Royal Marines
Regiment Number (s) 3544
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1824 / 20 years / Woolwich Kent England
Labourer
Description – Height
Complexion/Eyes/Hair/Scars
Not yet known
Overseas Service/DurationNot yet known
Length of Service21 years 2 months 27 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 6th January 1846 / Plymouth England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Discharge
Not yet known
Pension Districts1846 Plymouth
1851 Leicester
1853 – 1865 Western Australia
1866 – 1875 South Australia
Pension Paid£18/4/0 per annum
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
22nd November 1852 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
DUDBROOK 7th February 1853
Date/Place of Birthc1805 Ashby de la Zouche Leicestershire England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Father
Date/Place of Birth
DAVENPORT Samuel
Not yet known
Mother
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
WOLNER Mary
B 1812 Plymouth, Devonshire (1851 Census)
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeThomas B 1840 East Stonehouse Devon England
Robert B 1844 East Stonehouse Devon England
D 1859 Western Australia
Mary B 1846 East Stonehouse Devon England
Eliza B 1848 Ashby de la Zouche Leicestershire
Sarah Jane B 1850 Leicestershire
D 1854 Western Australia (recorded as 2 yo)
Edwin B 1857 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Marriage
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Australia
None
Occupation after
Arrival
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Australia
Left in late 1865 / early 1866 for South Australia (deduced)
Date/Place of Death/Burial27th February 1875 Vincent Street Adelaide South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Wife
2 May 1875 Port Adelaide
Informant son Thomas
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarged due to length of service – admitted to out-pension Plymouth paid 18/4/-

1851 English Census residing at 14 Lower Hill St, Leicester.
1855 residing in North Fremantle with wife & 4 children.
1857 contributed 2/- to the Florence Nightingale Fund.
1865 to South Australia
1875 Died from heart disease at Vincent Street, Adelaide.

Aboard the “Dudbrook” during the 1852-53 voyage was Thomas Davenport’s sister Elizabeth and her husband Charles GANE, also an EPG, and their son Charles William.

An incident occurred on board the “Dudbrook” just before arrival in Fremantle concerning another EPG for which he was court martialled. Thomas gave evidence at this trial

9th June 1855 living in North Fremantle with wife and 4 children

Thomas Davenport noted as “Protestant” in Bi-Centennial Dictionary