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Re: 97th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 16:00 GMT (UK) »
Been thinking>>>>
he must have been on Jersey in 1827/28 as James was born in 1827. Can't be him if he left in 1823 for Gibraltar.

Such a puzzle

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Re: 97th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 14 February 18 16:33 GMT (UK) »
The battalion left for Gibraltar but as I suggested in my post he, as a senior man by that time, could well have stayed on Jersey employed away from his regiment for a time.  An alternative explanation, although I don't know how realistic it is, is that the wife stayed on Jersey and he had two spells of leave in the critical years!  Dare I suggest she had two children by someone else which he was content to call his?

A puzzle indeed but this was after all 200 years ago!

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Re: 97th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 15 February 18 09:18 GMT (UK) »
 Yes you are right there could be several explanations.
Wonderful to be able to place him on Jersey

Thank you

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Re: 97th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 15 February 18 10:46 GMT (UK) »
I have another piece of info

He may have been Royal Artillery as RA is on the marriage certificate after Colour Sergeant

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Re: 97th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 15 February 18 15:16 GMT (UK) »
A quick look at newspaper reports show there were certainly artillery units on Jersey in the time frame.  No luck however finding a John Courtney of the Royal Artillery in on-line records.

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Re: 97th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 15 February 18 16:49 GMT (UK) »
Bless you for looking.

I have foundName:   John Courtney
Enlistment Age:   25
Discharge Age:   59
Birth Date:   abt 1779
Birth Place:   Killincan Cavesh
Enlistment Year:   1804
Discharge Year:   1838
Regiment:   Royal Regiment Of Artillery
But it is in Fold3 which I do not have access to at the moment.
I'll keep looking