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Class of 1851 – EPFs Who became Constables – by Peter Conole and Jean McDonald – July 2012 EPG Gazette

NameRYDER / RIDER – Thomas
Regiment (s)Royal Marines
Regiment Number (s) 3449
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
March 1835 (Deduced) / Not yet known
Description – Height
5’11”/Fresh/Hazel/brown/visage oval/ scar on left ankle
Overseas Service/DurationNot yet known
Length of Service10 years 4 months
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 2nd July 1845 / Not yet known
Campaign MedalsNone known
Intended Residence at
Not yet known
Pension Districts1845 1st Plymouth
1851 Western Australia
1863-1865 New Zealand
1865-1881 Victoria
Pension Paid£9.4.0 per annum pension increased 16 November 1880 to £13/12/0
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
16th July 1851 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MINDEN 14th October 1851
Date/Place of Birthc1815 Stokenham Devon England
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
RYDER Thomas
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
JARVIS Margaret or Peggy
c1817 Charleton Devon England
bap 21st June 1818 Charleton Devon England
Date/Place of Marriage27th April 1840 St. Andrew Plymouth Devon England
Children by 1st WifeSamuel Thomas B c1839 Charleton Devon England
Bp 17 March 1839 (Jarvis) Charleton Devon England
M BOWDEN Mary Ann 1871 Victoria Australia
D 24 January 1888 Bendigo Victoria Australia
Emma Jane B c1848 Stokenham Devon
Bp 10 March 1850 Stokenham Devon
M MITCHELL James 1883 Eaglehawk Victoria Australia
D 1883 Eaglehawk Victoria Australia
Adah B c1850 Stokenham Devon England
Bp 10 March 1850 Stokenham Devon
D 24th August 1851 at sea onboard “Minden”
Elizabeth B 1854 Victoria Australia
D 1855 Victoria Australia
Thomas B 1856 Sandhurst Victoria Australia
D 1881 Victoria Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
JARVIS William
1779 East Allingham Devon
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
UNKNOWN Elizabeth
1779 Charleton Devon England
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Police Constable 1851
Newspaper ArticlesThe Perth Gazette and Independent Journal of Politics and News Friday 6 May 1853 page 2 Passenger list Rosebud
Bendigo Advertiser Wednesday 12 January 1881 page 3 Funeral notice Thomas
Bendigo Advertiser Monday 11 December 1882 page 3 Funeral notice Margaret
Bendigo Advertiser Wednesday 25 January 1888 page 2 Death of Samuel
Departure from Western
2 May 1853 per Rosebud
Date/Place of Death/Burial11 January 1881 Sandhurst, Victoria
Bur White Hills Cemetery
Date/Place of Death/Burial
December 1882 Victoria Australia
Bur White Hills Cemetery
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationIn the 1851 Census Thomas Ryder (Rider) and his family are living with his father-in-law and his wife Elizabeth at Charleton in Devon. Thomas at the time was a fisherman. A Philip Rider age 29 is also a lodger at the same address.