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Army Lists (officers) any early years online?
« on: Saturday 23 December 17 14:38 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for online editions of the Army List which I believe to have been published each year from 1702.  The National Library of Scotland has a long run of them but it appears to start later than my interest.
I am interested in the career of Francis Lind of the 14th Regiment of Foot (or one of its earlier titles*) who was listed in 1754 as Lieutenant from 22 June 1745 and as surgeon from 3 June 1726.
He had qualified as a doctor of medicine before his army service and may have held a dual role.  He died in Gibraltar in 1759.
*1685: Hales's
1688: Beveridge's
1692:Tidcomb's
1713: Clayton's
1743: Price's

Any suggestions about the regiment's service in Scotland during 1745 would also be useful.

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Re: Army Lists (officers) any early years online?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 December 17 14:57 GMT (UK) »
The Scots Magazine, 5 Feb 1759
DEATHS - Lately, at Gibraltar, Captain Lind, of Jeffery's foot

Aberdeen Press and Journal, 20 Feb 1759
Francis Lind, esq, to be captain in col. Jefferies' regiment of foot
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Army Lists (officers) any early years online?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 December 17 15:13 GMT (UK) »
The Trial of the admirable John Byng ....
Author - John Byng   Published 1757

The state and condition of His Majesty's Ship Portland, Captain Baird, Commander, in Gibraltar Bay 1756

Soldiers of General Guise's Regiment
Quality Lieutenant ....... Officers' Names Francis Lind

(Note - these are not marines - marines are recorded separately) 
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Army Lists (officers) any early years online?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 23 December 17 15:26 GMT (UK) »
Robert Douglas Sen's "The Genealogy of the family of Lind .....", published 1795 describes him as "Captain Francis Lind, M.D. ...."
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: Army Lists (officers) any early years online?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 23 December 17 18:45 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for those references.  His rank of captain seems to have come at the very end of his life and I am curious about his apparent dual role in the regiment.
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Re: Army Lists (officers) any early years online?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 23 December 17 21:56 GMT (UK) »
With reference to his medical role, you might look at Peterkin and Drew, Commissioned Officers in the Medical Services of the British Army, 1660-1960.
Simons Barrett Jaffray Waugh Langdale Heugh Meade Garnsey Evans Vazie Mountcure Glascodine Parish Peard Smart Dobbie Sinclair....
in Stirlingshire, Roxburghshire; Bucks; Devon; Somerset; Northumberland; Carmarthenshire; Glamorgan

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Re: Army Lists (officers) any early years online?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 24 December 17 10:16 GMT (UK) »
"Authorisation for commissions for Francis Lind, [-] Bruere and Francis Brereton to be ensigns in Lieutenant General Jaspar Clayton's regiment of foot. " (February 4 1740)

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« Reply #7 on: Sunday 24 December 17 11:17 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for more references, which I had seen.  I am hoping that a contact will be able to  look at the Discovery item for me after the holidays.

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« Reply #8 on: Sunday 24 December 17 12:10 GMT (UK) »
Per Roll of Commissioned Officers in the Medical Service of the British Army, 1727-1898 he resigned from his position as regimental surgeon in 1758.
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