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Robert Hunter c1850's , Service records, East Indies?
« on: Tuesday 08 May 18 02:04 BST (UK) »
The Glasgow 1855 valuation roll lists a "Robert Hunter, soldier, East Indies" as the proprietor of 63 Mill St Rutherglen where my 3g grandfather, John Bennie, was living. I suspect he was somehow related to John's first wife, Jane/Janet Hunter.

Is is possible to access these records?

Jan
England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
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Re: Robert Hunter c1850's , Service records, East Indies?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 08 May 18 10:01 BST (UK) »
Oh dear, big haystack!

East Indies at that time essentially meant India and soldiers there were either in the East India Company's army (until 1857) or the British army both before and after that date.

His name produces some hits on the FIBIS site but without a bit more information I'm not sure we can get much further there.  Military records also have some/a lot of Robert Hunters in India at the time but without any personal information to identify them.

Not much help I'm afraid.

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Re: Robert Hunter c1850's , Service records, East Indies?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 08 May 18 18:17 BST (UK) »
There are 4 Robert Hunters on the Indian Mutiny (1857) medal roll:

An Armourer Sergeant in 1st Battalion 60th Foot
A private in 72nd Foot
A private in 73rd Foot
A private in 82nd Foot
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Re: Robert Hunter c1850's , Service records, East Indies?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 08:38 BST (UK) »
Thank you both for your feedback.

MaxD, I was hoping that the records would have a date or place of birth :-( I think I'll have to work back from my Hunter ancestors instead - hopefully a marriage or death cert will mention the right occupation.

ShaunJ, Thanks for the Robert Hunters you found. I'll see if any of them are mentioned in contemporary newspaper accounts.

I did check the 1861 census for Glasgow but of course, I realised that Robert Hunter would not be listed.
England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
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Re: Robert Hunter c1850's , Service records, East Indies?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 09 May 18 12:12 BST (UK) »
hi jan
found these Robert hunters to go with Shaunjs
r horse gds
2nd bat artillery
71st foot
2nd foot gds
4th artillery
86th foot
25th foot
2nd dragoons , piece description Glasgow 1st, think what we need is a year of birth if pos .
yours
trevor
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went colchester essex    goodey essex -suffolk

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Re: Robert Hunter c1850's , Service records, East Indies?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 09 September 18 00:51 BST (UK) »
Trevor, A very belated thank you for the other Robert Hunters. For some reason replies to my posts aren't being notified and I only just stumbled on this one. You're right about a date of birth - it's proving very elusive at present.
Jan
England:
Durham: COULSON, FENWICK, HUNTER, LOWES, NAYLOR, ROBSON
Norfolk: DEWING, OUGHTON, TAYLOR,
Lancashire: TWEDDLE
Ireland: KEATING, Limerick; NELSON, Donegal
Scotland: BENNIE, Glasgow; COOK, Renfrewshire; HENDERSON, Alloa/Dundee; HUNTER, Glasgow; KIRKWOOD, Alloa; LAMONT, Dalkeith; YOUNG, Glasgow
Switzerland: VOSTI, DELUBINI
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk