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Offline Maclaine

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Irish soldiers in the 17th C. What records remain?
« on: Thursday 07 September 17 16:21 BST (UK) »
Hello all, I wasnt sure where exactly to place this question so I picked Ireland general.

Ive possibly made a connection for my ancestors in Dublin city in the early 1700s to a St. Johns parish burial record from 1683.

16 Nov 1683 The burial of Daniel McCleane, soldier in Capt. Morrison s Co.

On further investigation, I found this was a soldier under Capt. Richard Morrison, of the Kings Regt of Guards which was a 1200-man regiment quartered in Dublin under the Restoration Army of Charles II.

Im wondering if there are any muster lists, pay records, etc for the military in this time period.     

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Re: Irish soldiers in the 17th C. What records remain?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 September 17 16:59 BST (UK) »
Maybe at Kew??

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Re: Irish soldiers in the 17th C. What records remain?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 September 17 20:33 BST (UK) »
He would have been in the English Army, so probably records are at The National Archives.
If you can trace the history of the Regiment to today's British Army successor, their Regimental Museum may have records.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)