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Re: Fife Fencibles - 1795 to 1803
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 10 February 09 17:50 GMT (UK) »
I found some more interesting little snit-bits...  Does anyone have any idea what the uniform looked like or the regimental cap badge?

Any one have any info, links etc to contribute?

Pages 397 and 399 mention the Fife Fencibles…
http://books.google.com/books?id=r32yANzckOMC&pg=PA397&lpg=PA397&dq=%22fife+fencibles%22&source=bl&ots=y0ykvQG6rn&sig=HzAQVViKGNM0hFSRejwHnop-OTQ&hl=en&ei=dw2QScPeOZiq-gaJprWPCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result#PPA397,M1

Life of Captain Matthew Flinders, page 177 by Ernest Scott
http://manybooks.net/pages/scotternetext05flind10/177.html

Page 282
http://books.google.com/books?id=xcQTAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA2-PA282&lpg=RA2-PA282&dq=%22fife+fencibles%22&source=bl&ots=VY6pmQyTOs&sig=y_mX3QWiJWhR0YAC4GR16-T3580&hl=en&ei=kBKQSfCGDNWV-gbY6smrCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=7&ct=result#PRA2-PA283,M1

REBELLION, INVASION AND OCCUPATION:
A MILITARY HISTORY OF IRELAND, 1793-1815
Could one of the uniforms on page 3 by that of the Fife Fencibles?!
Fife Fencibles mention in pages 59, 109 (2 Fife Fencibles executed),
http://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/bitstream/10092/1042/1/thesis_fulltext.pdf

Page 18 and 19
http://books.google.com/books?id=o3qcmGbLHGQC&pg=PA18&lpg=PA18&dq=%22fife+fencibles%22&source=bl&ots=EmAdy7PlvP&sig=m-wKMzDMfaF8-TTbtfziZ3n8lz0&hl=en&ei=dReQSdb4FMaO-gb6x4ijCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=result#PPA19,M1

Fife Fencibles Unit Strength = 500
http://books.google.com/books?id=IjQ9Plqyd8AC&pg=PA166&lpg=PA166&dq=%22fife+fencibles%22&source=bl&ots=HRlS3JLs0N&sig=ZQYh84cSAbdfmBxoD6aAHwEOjN4&hl=en&ei=dReQSdb4FMaO-gb6x4ijCw&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=2&ct=result#PPA166,M1





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Re: Fife Fencibles - 1795 to 1803
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 10 February 09 19:05 GMT (UK) »
I found some more interesting little snit-bits...  Does anyone have any idea what the uniform looked like or the regimental cap badge?


.....much snipped........

There's a chance that an issue of the journal of the now defunct journal of the SMHS (Scots Military History Society) would have an illustration, each issue had at least one such, so it be necessary to locate a person or a library with a full run.

James McKay, I seem to recall, was a SMWS stalwart and could be a candidate for having a full run, and it could also be worth a look at his Lineage and Uniforms of the Regiments of Scotland - Past & Present website at http://www.btinternet.com/~james.mckay/journal.htm could be worth a visit. The site includes a forum.

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Re: Fife Fencibles - 1795 to 1803
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 29 July 09 16:31 BST (UK) »
Point of information. Regarding entries for 'Fifeshire Fencibles' in Hythe birth records, this will be a reference to the Fifeshire Fencible Cavalry who moved to Kent from Essex in 1799, (having  made their way gradually south from Carlisle in 1796 via Sheffield and the Fens). My g.g.g.g.grandfather commanded a troop 1794-1799.

There are detailed muster rolls and paylists for the F.F.C- biannual 1794-97 and monthly thereafter- at WO 13 in the National Archives, Kew.  This may repay investigation if you haven't checked already.

It's dusty work, I warn you. I have just spent a couple of days in the company of  my ancestor and his Laddies- "I venture to say there are not two finer troops in the regiment- I may say the ARMY". He didn't make it to Kent, though. Unfortunately he took sick the previous winter, went home and died.

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Re: Fife Fencibles - 1795 to 1803
« Reply #12 on: Friday 31 July 09 11:08 BST (UK) »
I think you may've got your dates wrong as the Fife Fencibles were in Ireland from 1795 to 1803.

I've been in touch with Kew and they say they have very little as records didn't survive.

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Re: Fife Fencibles - 1795 to 1803
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 01 August 09 00:29 BST (UK) »
I'm sorry there was nothing much on the Fife Fencibles at Kew. The muster/pay records for the Fifeshire Fencible Cavalry at WO13/3748 and 3749 are fairly comprehensive- including the dates! Of course, I didn't mean to suggest those records would be any use to you.

 

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Re: Loyal Irish Fencibles - 1795 to 1803
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 06 July 10 21:01 BST (UK) »
Hi can anyone point me in the right direction for the Loyal Irish Fencibles, I have an ancester who was a Sergeant, I'm not sure were to start tracing him. Thanks Lisa B

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Re: Fife Fencibles - 1795 to 1803
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 06 July 10 22:05 BST (UK) »
here is a link to a Fife Fencibles website

http://thaneofife.org.uk/fencible-cav.html

Lawrie name in Fife (and elsewhere) with all its various spellings.

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Re: Fife Fencibles - 1795 to 1803
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 29 April 12 22:00 BST (UK) »
My ancestor Andrew Williamson enlisted in Loyal Tay Fencibles 2 Jan 1795. Believe his sister Margaret married Samuel Player.
You can see my tree at
http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wlonie/

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