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Horse Guards bequest in Bennett will
« on: Friday 11 November 16 23:24 GMT (UK) »
I've been reading through the will of my ancestor Peter Bennett and found the following interesting bequest left by him to his son John:

"Sixty Pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to buy him into the Horse Guards"

Is there any way I can find out more about this and if John did indeed enter the Horse Guards? Where would I find the relevant records?

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Re: Horse Guards bequest in Bennett will
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 November 16 01:35 GMT (UK) »
What date did this happen, please?
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Re: Horse Guards bequest in Bennett will
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 November 16 18:58 GMT (UK) »
What date did this happen, please?

1743. The will was proved at the PPC in London.

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Re: Horse Guards bequest in Bennett will
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 16 November 16 00:10 GMT (UK) »
What date did this happen, please?

Hi the will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in 1743. The extract I am looking at reads like this

“I give and devise to him [my son John] Sixty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to buy him into the Horse Guards which I leave entirely to the discretion of my said son William and Barnaby”

Where can I find out more information about whether John entered the Horse Guards?

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Re: Horse Guards bequest in Bennett will
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 04 December 16 23:49 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Horse Guards bequest in Bennett will
« Reply #5 on: Monday 05 December 16 21:37 GMT (UK) »
Google search?

e.g.
https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/units/2322/royal-horse-guards/

Unfortunately this website only seems to list soldiers from 1799 onwards. I guess my best bet would be to contact the regimental archives if there is one.