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soldier's families c1810
« on: Thursday 07 December 17 13:33 GMT (UK) »
Hello
I'm researching a soldier in the 6th Battalion Royal Artillery in 1800-1815.
During this time he and his wife had two children that I know of. One born South America 1807 and the other born in Ireland 1812 ( at least that's what they told the census man).
A old family letter says there were three other brothers which we can't yet identify.
Just how many children might a soldier be allowed to take with him on his travels? The soldier's army record says he was a private. I can't see the army allowing 5 or 6 children per man.
If a soldier's wife did not accompany him on his travels, how did the family live in the meantime?  On the parish or would the army provide? Can anyone suggest a little light reading on the matter?  Many thanks, Avril

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Re: soldier's families c1810
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 December 17 15:12 GMT (UK) »
Overseas postings could last a number of years so plenty of time for more children.
Around 10% of men were allowed to take wives drawn by lot.
Those that stayed at home would live on money deducted from the husband's pay.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: soldier's families c1810
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 December 17 15:59 GMT (UK) »
thank you Jim

sounds like a hard life

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Re: soldier's families c1810
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 07 December 17 16:57 GMT (UK) »
There's a book about Army wives (commonly called camp followers) & their lives.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: soldier's families c1810
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 07 December 17 17:05 GMT (UK) »
It was very tough for the few wives who were allowed to accompany their husband. Families usually lived in a curtained off corner of the menís barrack room, the wife was expected to wash and sew for the other men to earn their keep.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: soldier's families c1810
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 07 December 17 17:11 GMT (UK) »
Army wives (Barrack women) were considered to be "on the strength" of the Regt. & so subject to Army rules which included keeping the barrack room clean & catering for the single soldier.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/

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Re: soldier's families c1810
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 07 December 17 18:01 GMT (UK) »
Thanks

I have some reading to do


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