Corporal 2nd Class Daniel Savill (c. 1800 ....1898)


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  • Born : Circa 1800
  • Where Born : Chigwell Essex / Essex , England
  • Occupation : Brickl Layer / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 4/11/1826
  • Ship Arrived on : Convict Transport " Chapman "
  • Rank on Discharge : Corporal 2nd Class
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  • Where Enlisted : England
  • Date of Discharge :24/6/1829
  • Where Discharged :Sydney
  • Died : 20/12/1898
  • Where Died / Buried : Grafton /
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  • Spouse's Name : Isabella Griffin
  • Date Married : 5/2/1838
  • Where Married : Parish Estate of, County Gloucester
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    Information kindly provided by Kathi Gaffy.   and

    John Saville

    Area Settled :
    Hawkesbury : Grafton
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    History & Achievements :
    Corporal 2nd Class Daniel Savill arrived in Australia as a young man on board the convict ship "Chapman" November 1826. His main tasks while a serving member of the number 3 Company Royal Staff Corps in Australia was to supervise convicts in the building of bridges and roads in the Parramatta and Sydney areas. Discharged himself in 1829.
    Corporal 2nd Class Daniel Savill's Obituary reads as follows.
    Death of an Old Resident.

    On Tuesday morning, Mr. D. Saville , a resident of Grafton for 36 years, died,in the 99th year of his age. The long life of the deceased had been in many resects eventfull. He was a native of Essex, England, and came to the colony in 1855, as a private in a Regimentr that accompanied Governor Darling to N. S. Wales. In those early colony days events occurred that do not embelish the history of the colony, Mr. Saville witnessed scenes that coulkd not be raedily forgotten. Nearly 70 years ago he went to the Hawkesbury, and followed the trade of bricklayer, afterwards removing to Stroud, and in 1862, to Grafton. At each of the places mentioned he assisted in the erecting af many earlier buildings. For some time he was wardsman in the Grafton Hospital. He displayed wonderful energy up to the last, and was in great hopes of reaching the century. Mr. Saville survived his wife of 16 years, and latterly resided with his son-in-law, Mr.T. Shore, of Pound Street. He leaves a family of six, the eldest of whom is over 60 years of age.

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