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Offline kareny

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Chelsea pensioners
« on: Monday 05 March 18 18:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi .I am new to Roots chat so still trying to get to grips with things.I am trying to find out some information about Donald Ross born Kilmuir wester which later became Knockbain, the Black isle born 1772 died Jan 1865 Fendom Tain.Listed as a Chelsea pensioner.Any help gratefully appreciated.Thanks Kareny
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Re: Chelsea pensioners
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 March 18 19:49 GMT (UK) »
Kareny,

If you have access to Find My Past (and sometimes you can access this in a local library if you are a member of that library) -- there is a record for a Donald Ross amongst the Chelsea Pensioners Discharge documents in the Military Records.

It is hard to decipher - but it looks like he was born in Kilmuir, Ross. He was a Sergeant at discharge aged 31 in 1803.

This Donald had served in what looks like the 75th Foot for 12 years and in the 6th ?? of Foot for 5 months at the time of discharge. He was a Labourer by trade. There may be other records for him on Find My Past.
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Re: Chelsea pensioners
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 March 18 20:27 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the info.Gratefully appreciated .Kareny
Family names Ross, Bytheway,Yardley,Ashbrook, Latham.
Royal Marine Artillery, Royal Marine Bandmasters Portsmouth,
Shropshire, Hampshire & Scotland