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Title: Royal Artillery Service Record 1800ís
Post by: rebeccaclaire86 on Saturday 29 May 21 09:09 BST (UK)
Iím trying to find the service record (or any record) of a Hugh Blair who was in the Royal Artillery and who died during a hurricane in Barbados in 1831 (source here - https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=jjwSAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA11-PA6&lpg=RA11-PA6&dq=hugh+blair+barbados+hurricane&source=bl&ots=KSnSvBLjg6&sig=ACfU3U2ns_1Rx3m3uUKtLCCIfO7_jO3p9A&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiImo_HtO7wAhUKA2MBHUW_BicQ6AEwD3oECAgQAg#v=onepage&q=hugh%20blair%20barbados%20hurricane&f=false)

Someone on Ancestry has linked this man to a Hugh Blair who was thought to have married my ancestors sister, and it would explain a potential marriage of her niece in Barbados alsoÖ Iím pretty intrigued but canít find the service record on FindMyPast, but Iíve struggled to find a few on there especially for mid 1800ís

Any ideas where I could look to find the service record of more information?
Title: Re: Royal Artillery Service Record 1800ís
Post by: ShaunJ on Saturday 29 May 21 09:26 BST (UK)
Hugh BLAIR. Born Clonis, Monaghan. Enlisted 1810 aged 22 years. Discharged 1831. Discharge reason: Dead.

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14430652

This catalogue entry mentions a wife Elizabeth

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C13470492

See also https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C13469930

and https://tinyurl.com/4e4njfm5
Title: Re: Royal Artillery Service Record 1800ís
Post by: rebeccaclaire86 on Saturday 29 May 21 09:35 BST (UK)
Thank you so much! Monaghan is the right area and Elizabeth the right name so looks like it could well be correct. Itís a shame that hasnít been digitised, I may order them at some point. Thank you!