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FOOT or LIGHTFOOT baptism Trim, Meath
« on: Friday 10 June 16 20:40 BST (UK) »
Hello all,
Though most of my posts have been in the Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire boards on this wonderful forum, there is also a question for the Irish section, and I'm hoping someone can help me solve this mystery.

My ancestor served in the Bedfordshire militia and seems to have spent some time in Ireland with his regiment, in the 1790s. He had at least one child in Ireland (her place of birth turns up as Ireland in two censuses, 1851 and 1861), but there may have been more. If you could help me find baptisms for the child(ren) that would be fabulous.

This is what I have:

James LIGHTFOOT (or FOOT, he himself was baptised as James Foot, somehow the whole family changed their surname some time in the 1780s) x Jenny/Jane CRUTCHLEY (married 1790 in Goldington, Bedfordshire).
These are their children, well, the ones I know of:
1: Mary Lightfoot (Oakley, Bedfordshire, 1791)
2: Jane Lightfoot (Trim, Meath, Ireland, abt 1797, based on the census info)
3: John Foot (Clapham, Bedfordshire, 1801)
4: Elizabeth Lightfoot (Clapham, Bedfordshire, 1803)
5: Alice Lightfoot (Clapham, Bedfordshire, 1805)
6: Joseph Crutchley Lightfoot (Clapham, Bedfordshire, 1807)
7: Thomas Lightfoot (Clapham, Bedfordshire, 1811)

My first goal is to find a baptism for Jane Lightfoot, of course. Would there be any place I could look, anyone who could locate a baptism for a child of a Militia father? Also, I'm thinking James and Jenny/Jane may have had more children in Ireland, any idea how I could find out if there were?

Thanks very much in advance for any help!
Regards,
Lexi.

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Re: FOOT or LIGHTFOOT baptism Trim, Meath
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 11 June 16 14:52 BST (UK) »
Hi Lexi,
I had a look but no results, sorry.
The Bedfordshire militia that he served with, have you got any documents?
Children born while their fathers were serving usually are listed in the army paperwork.
I did look to see if I could find any.
I would try KEW, that's if you are in the UK.
Maggsie

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Re: FOOT or LIGHTFOOT baptism Trim, Meath
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 11 June 16 15:16 BST (UK) »
Hi Lexi,
I had a look but no results, sorry.
The Bedfordshire militia that he served with, have you got any documents?
Children born while their fathers were serving usually are listed in the army paperwork.
I did look to see if I could find any.
I would try KEW, that's if you are in the UK.
Maggsie

Not in the UK, unfortunately... Might have to go at some point, or hire someone to go. Usually, when I'm in the London area, it's museums and sightseeing, somehow the family research gets forgotten  ;)
Which information would they have in Kew? Do they have all kinds of military papers? And would that include information such as what I'm looking for? In that case it might be a good reason to go, after all.

I have no information about which Militia he served in, other than the mention at John Foot's baptism that his father James was in the Bedfordshire Militia. John Foot would have been the younger brother of Jane Lightfoot, the one born in Ireland.

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Re: FOOT or LIGHTFOOT baptism Trim, Meath
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 11 June 16 15:52 BST (UK) »
Hi,
www.nationalarchives.gov
this is the web site, search with his name and it will list what hey have, then it will say available on line or only available at Kew.
If you do it on line there will be a charge.
If it's not there, I don't think you will get it.
Oh! try Bedfordshire militia.
Trim is lovely were always stop there before we get the ferry back to Wales.
Maggsie

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Re: FOOT or LIGHTFOOT baptism Trim, Meath
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 12 June 16 15:53 BST (UK) »
You could try FindMyPast
British Nationals Armed Forces Births 1761 to 2005
http://search.findmypast.ie/search-world-records/british-nationals-armed-forces-births-1761-2005