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MILLER – Samuel Royal Artillery 5th Battalion

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Royal Artillery Badge
Worked as Warder -The entrance of Fremantle Prison
NameMILLER – Samuel
Regiment (s)Royal Artillery 5th Battalion
Regiment Number (s) 1652
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
7th January 1840 / 18 years / Glasgow Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationMalta –  4 years
Length of Service10 years 242 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargeGunner and Driver / 20th September 1850 / Woolwich England
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1850 Woolwich
1851-1868 Western Australia
Pension Paid7d per diem – Temporary – pension expired 20th April 1853
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st February 1851 Falmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERMAID 15th May 1851
Date/Place of Birth1822 Glasgow Lanarkshire Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
STEVENS  Matilda
c1820 (deduced)
Date/Place of MarriageA Samuel MELLAR married Matilda STEPHENS at Bodmin  Cornwall –  2nd Quarter 1849 Bodmin C Volume 9 page 59
Children by 1st WifeSamuel B 1852 Perth  Western Australia
William John bap 15 November 1854  Perth Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
2nd Husband of WifeDAGWORTHY  Samuel
Date/Place of Marriage1868 Western Australia
Children by 2nd HusbandNot yet known
Land Grants Western
Not applicable
Occupation after
Warder 1851-1858  dismissed
Newspaper ArticlesPerth Gazette and Independent Journal of News and Politics  20th August 1852 – Page 5 – appointed Police Officer
Perth Gazette and Western Australia Times  Friday 24th July 1868 – page 2  – Samuel DAGWORTHY  advertisement
Inquirer and Commercial News  Wednesday 12th November 1890 – page 2 – death Matilda DAGWORTHY
Departure from Western
None known
Date/Place of Death/Burial25th April 1868 Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
7th November 1890  Perth Western Australia
Church of England Section East Perth Cemeteries Western Australia
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationDischarge due to a rupture of the left groin and spitting of blood.
15th March 1851 Mrs Miller was delivered of a still born child aboard the Mermaid, Samuel also received medical treatment during the voyage.
Appointed Warder Rottnest 1st January 1857 Warders and Gaolers (David J Barker) page 151 “To be given piece of land as a garden. Wife Matilda appointed cook (CSF 40) 2.1.1857)
Alleged Vincent ill treated aboriginal prisoners. Mrs Miller’s conduct found to be improper and disrespectful. Abusive about letting her 5 children run around naked on a Sunday.
Both dismissed (Acc 49/41 30.4.1857) arrange passages for Miller and family back to the mainland when a boat next visits (CS/harbour master 22.5.1857).”
Inquiry 24.7.1857-both suspended after complaint against Supt Vincent found to be frivolous and vexatious. Miller complained he was not shown his quarters on arrival at Rottnest and generally ignored by Vincent.
Overseer of prisoners Dismissed for neglect 4.1.1858.”