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Leicestershire / Non-Conformists / Non-Conformity in Leicestershire
« on: Thursday 10 November 11 06:47 GMT (UK)  »
I read with great interest Michael Wood's book of the Story of Kibworth and the high incidence of non-conformity in the area of Kibworth (Harcourt, Beauchamp & Smeeton Westerby).


I also have a reference to one of my ancestors (my 6th Great Grand Uncle) Francis Tilley as having his house "licensed for nonconformist worship" in 1724.
[reference "British History Online - "A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume 5: Gartree Hundred" by J.M. Lee, R.A. McKinley, 1964]

I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has information about non-conformity in these villages!

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Essex / Coggeshall and Feering, Essex
« on: Thursday 10 November 11 06:21 GMT (UK)  »
I would be interested in hearing from any member researching families in Coggeshall and Feering and villages nearby.


I have James MILLER married to Susanna WILSON in June 1803.
James is son of John MILLER married to Ann BENTLEY c1767.


I have found James in both the 1841 and 1851 UK Census data.

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Armed Forces / 1st 17th Leicestershire Foot Regiment - Regiment Postings c 1832-1839
« on: Friday 29 December 06 01:55 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find information regarding my 3G-Grandfather, James Bird Hill , who appears to have been a member of the 17th Leicestershire Foot.

James was born 1 Mar 1801 in Burton Overy, Leicestershire, and is reported to have died 31 Jul 1839 in Ghazni Afghanistan, just after the first Battle of Ghazni.

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Believed to have served as a member of the First 17th Leicestershire Foot Regiment; the Regiment is known to have been stationed at Parramatta, Sydney, NSW, Australia in 1832, and also Ghaznia, Afghanistan in 1839.


http://www.regiments.org/wars/19thcent/39afghan.htm
1839 July 21-23     Ghuznee 1839 EIC award 1839; British award 1840; date added 1907
     Cav: LD4 L16 Inf: F2 F13 F17
     Cav: BLC2 BLC3 2/Skinner ByLC1 Poona Engr: BySM Inf: BE1 B16 B35 B48 By19

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It is apparent from the birth records of 6 of his 9 children, who were born in and around Poona (which was then just outside Bombay), that the entire family was in India during 1839.

I would be interested in any information pertaining to James, or the Regiment's stay in Australia, or the Regiment's actions/history in India/Afghanistan, or any links to written references that might be available in Australia.

I have tried accessing the UK National Archives, but have not had much success, as I can not visit them in person. There doesn't seem to be a lot of information here in Australia about the 17th Leicestershire Foot, which I find rather surprising, so I am guessing I have not yet hit the motherlode for that information here yet.

Apologies if this topic has already been posted in this forum, but I couldn't find anything relevant when I searched it.

Regards,
Megan from Australia

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Armed Forces / 63rd Regiment of Foot (1830, Tasmania) - Sgt MACKIE/MACKEY
« on: Friday 29 December 06 01:34 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to find information regarding my 3G-Grandfather, Edward Mackey, who appears to have been a Sergeant in the 63rd Regiment of Foot, stationed in/at Macquarie Harbour, Tasmania, and/or Hobart Town, Tasmania c1831.

I have a record of birth of Edward's daughter Elizabeth, born 1831 and registered in the NSW BDM [V18311756 162A/1831, MACKEY, ELIZABETH, Father EDWARD, Mother MARY]. My supposition is that all records for Van Dieman's land would have been referred back to the 'headquarters' in Sydney.

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I have information from Ken Larbalestier via http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~garter1/63rdfoot.htm

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63rd Regiment of Foot (The West Suffolk Regiment) 1827- 1835

In May of 1828 the 63rd Regiment of Foot was ordered to proceed to NSW, by detachments, as guards on board convict ships. The Headquarters of the Regiment arrived in Sydney on 18th February 1830 and after landing the convicts, sailed for Van Diemen's Land where the remainder of the Regiment was located, landing there on 22nd March. Major James Fairclough commanded the Regiment on arrival in NSW but Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Logan arrived in November 1830 and assumed command of the Regiment at Hobart Town.

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I would be interested in any information pertaining to Edward, or the Regiment's stay in Australia (both NSW and TAS stations), or any links to written references that might be available in Australia.

I have tried accessing the UK National Archives, but have not had much success, as I can not visit them in person. There doesn't seem to be a lot of information here in Australia about the 63rd Foot, which I find rather surprising, so I am guessing I have not yet hit the motherlode for that information here yet.

Apologies if this topic has already been raised, but I was unable to find any reference when I searched RootsChat.

Regards,
Megan in Australia

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Hertfordshire / FREEMAN James b c 1767 - Transported to Australia
« on: Monday 20 November 06 10:04 GMT (UK)  »
Hi!

I am researching James Freeman, b c 1767, transported for 7 years in 1787 on the Ship ALEXANDER arriving Botany Bay 26 January, 1788.

I have a lot of information about James once he arrived in the colony - de facto relationship with Mary Edwards, first public hangman in the Colony, died pauper and buried in St Matthew's CofE Windsor, NSW. I also have his court transcription and arrest info - arraigned in the Lent Hertford Assizes. Information thereon shows him late of Watford.

However, I have next to nothing about him prior to his conviction.

I am hoping that he will have a family somewhere in Hertfordshire, and that one of us will be able to put a family to him!

Thanks in advance from Oz!

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Roxburghshire / SCO-Rox - Hawick area
« on: Wednesday 21 September 05 23:08 BST (UK)  »
Hi - is anyone looking specifically at families located around and in Hawick?

I have Adie, Knox, Turnbull, Wilson Burnet.

David Knox (1767) m 1790 Mina Burnet
  William Knox
  Jean Knox (1792-1877) m John Adie
                                        m William Thomson
                                        m 1829 Francis Wilson
     Jane
     William
     Elizabeth (1830-1911) m 1849 Robert Turnbull
              migrated to Australia.


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Leicestershire / Tilley - Kibworth & Burton Overy
« on: Sunday 18 September 05 06:42 BST (UK)  »
I am researching my Paternal line within Leicstershire:

Henry Tilley b1846 Burton Overy, son of
James Tilley b1821 Burton Overy, son of
James Tilley b1793 Burton Overy, son of
William Tilley b1764, son of
Francis Tilley b1734, son of
John Tilley b1695 Kibworth, son of
Robert Tilley b1649 Kibworth Beauchamp, son of
Daniel Tilley (Tillye) b1625 Kibworth Beauchamp, son of
Daniel Tilley b1607

I would be interested in any clarification of spouses, children, etc. or especially, any links to source data such as registries, web sites, etc.

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