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Re: Antrim rifle regiment of militia 1850's
« Reply #9 on: Monday 12 January 15 11:22 GMT (UK) »
This site might be able to help you

http://www.army.mod.uk/infantry/regiments/29515.aspx

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Re: Antrim rifle regiment of militia 1850's
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 14 January 15 00:38 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the information about the census and also the web address for the army, much appreciated
Dee
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Re: Antrim rifle regiment of militia 1850's
« Reply #11 on: Monday 08 January 18 15:39 GMT (UK) »
Dee3:. Did you have any luck with Antrim Rifles?  My2xgf William Wright was also a member. 

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Re: Antrim rifle regiment of militia 1850's
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 00:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi, no unfortunately was not able to get any further information.  Was hoping to find out parents and
possible address for him.  Have details of his record once he gets to the UK in the Marines but again no details of parents,cheers Dee
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Re: Antrim rifle regiment of militia 1850's
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 08:55 GMT (UK) »
Just to be aware that there is a will available to view online for the Matthew Aiken of Dunfane (Drumfane) mentioned at Reply #1 who died in 1896, you can find it at the link below, his death registration is also available to view:

https://apps.proni.gov.uk/WillsCalendar_IE/WillsSearch.aspx

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1896/05909/4677132.pdf

Unfortunately, I'm not seeing anything in the content of the will to indicate this was John's father.


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Re: Antrim rifle regiment of militia 1850's
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 09 January 18 09:38 GMT (UK) »
Please see this, should tell you a good deal, very detailed.

https://www.royal-irish.com/stories/antrim-militia.
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Re: Antrim rifle regiment of militia 1850's
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 05:03 GMT (UK) »
Yes have looked at the info in the will but it does not seem to be relevant.
Do records actually exist for the Militia?  And if so would they show an address or the next of Kin and name?  Cheers Dee
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Re: Antrim rifle regiment of militia 1850's
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 10 January 18 07:54 GMT (UK) »
Didn't his Royal Marine record refer to previous service in another corps/regiment? Antrim regiment was in Crimean War and Indian Mutiny.
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Re: Antrim rifle regiment of militia 1850's
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 11 January 18 05:53 GMT (UK) »
The documents I received from the Nat Archives mentions that he was a volunteer in the Antrim rifle Regiment of the Militia on the 11/2/1858 and then joined the Royal Marines 7/6/1859.  There are various Ships he was on and time served to entitle him to a pension in 1881.  No other information about his home adress or his parents or next of Kin before leaving Ireland.
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