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Armed Forces / Re: John Wilkinson. 44th Regiment. about 1846.
« on: Tuesday 01 September 20 18:05 BST (UK)  »
I'm sorry that I have not replied to your question. John Wilkinson is hard to research because it is a common name. I am not sure of my facts about him. There is a discrepancy about whether he was an officer or a private in the military. The John W. that I think is our ancestor, was in the military from 1842 to 1860. He was in China and the Crimea. After that he appears to have been a resident of Dublin. So this John W. could not have been in Australia in 1846. Good luck with your research. Sue.

Perthshire / Re: Peter and Cathrine Mcgrigor of Little Dunkeld.
« on: Friday 08 February 19 18:52 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you. What a wonderful piece of local history, which is beautifully written: "the wind in a frolic". Lovely. I can't find my McGrigors in Dull but this social history is my main interest.  The old customs.
The teaching interests me because one of the reasons that the McGrigors/McGregors did so well in Canada was because they could read and write. They took a major part in establishing the township of Oshawa. Best wishes, Sue.

Perthshire / Re: Peter and Cathrine Mcgrigor of Little Dunkeld.
« on: Wednesday 06 February 19 19:14 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you both very much. I will share this with my fellow researchers both in Canada and the US. It is such a help to have people with local knowledge. The music is much appreciated, especially when stuck inside with 32 cms of snow outside. The Oshawa gravestones have a somewhat unusual way of recording age: John McGrigor died Sept. 17, 1846 aged 62 years, 4 months and 7 days. That makes his birth date on or about 10th May, 1784. There have been mistakes. I've just found a baptism for 29 June, 1784 in Dull. Could Dull be called "Dunkeld Region"? On the map it appears to me to be different. Thanks again, Sue.

Perthshire / Peter and Cathrine Mcgrigor of Little Dunkeld.
« on: Sunday 03 February 19 20:05 GMT (UK)  »
Three brothers, Donald (1781- ), John (1784- 1846) and Peter (about 1800- 1886) McGrigor, all settled in Oshawa and East Whitby, Ontario, Canada. John arrived with the military in 42nd Foot Battalion, fought in the war of 1812 and was the first to settle in Oshawa. His register of service says that he was born in Dunkeld and served "for Kinlock". At some point Donald arrived in Oshawa. Peter followed in about 1832. His testimonial is from Moulin Kirk which says that he "resided there since infancy." So, he was born elsewhere. The McGrigors named the roads around their settlement John, McGrigor and Atholl. The latter showing some connection with Blair Atholl. We have a birth record for a Donald in1781 and a John in 1783- our John's gravestone says 1784- children of Peter and Cathrine of Little Dunkeld. We would appreciate any help to confirm these parents or to tell us where to look next. Peter was my great, great grandfather. Thanks, Sue.

Armed Forces / John Wilkinson. 44th Regiment. about 1846.
« on: Sunday 08 April 18 22:11 BST (UK)  »
Captain John Wilkinson of HM 44th regiment was my husband's gt gt grandfather. His son, William has a biography in the archive of the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia. William was born in Dublin on 28 June 1846, and educated at Castleknock College before going to Australia, aged 14. A history of the 44th by Thomas Carter (1864) states that the 44th returned to Dublin in April, 1845. They were stationed at The Barracks, Dublin. That ties in with William's birth! John is referred to as "Captain" on a marriage certificate in 1875. I have one note that states: John Wilkinson: serial number 3552, a private, was slightly wounded in 1856. This may or may not be our relative. John's wife was Margaret. Any help with verifying this would be appreciated. So far, I have been unable to document them in Dublin or John in the 44th. Thank you. Sue.

Armed Forces / Re: Palestine Police.
« on: Saturday 12 March 16 17:00 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you all,

I am making progress. My uncle was transferred to the Royal Army Veterinary Corps in 1939. By 1942 he was in the Middle East, so as has been suggested, he stayed on in the Palestine Police. I will contact the Oxford archive and the Old Comrades Association. No, I had not seen a record of the sale of his medal.
Thanks again, Sue.

Armed Forces / Re: Palestine Police.
« on: Wednesday 09 March 16 20:42 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you for your prompt reply. It is quite possible that he was in the Middle East prior to being in the police, as you suggest. I just don't know. He had no children so there is little information within the family. Sue.

Armed Forces / Palestine Police.
« on: Wednesday 09 March 16 19:57 GMT (UK)  »
I am researching my uncle, Albert Cecil Hunt (1920-1995) who was in the Palestine Police until 1948. I would appreciate any help with this. I have the travel record of his return but that is all.

Thanks, Sue.

Glamorganshire / Hudgins family.
« on: Sunday 22 March 15 19:13 GMT (UK)  »
I am preparing a family tree for a friend but I have  been unable to find birth records for the Hudgins family in Glamorgan. There are several memoirs that give dates and locations but they are not sourced. Thomas Hudgins is said to have been born in or around Llandaff about 1620. He married an Elizabeth Morgan. Their son, Robert was born about 1660. He married Charlotte Lewis of Trellech. Four sons of Robert and Charlotte were William b.1702, Lewis, John and Robert and they all went to Virginia where they are well documented.

In the National Library of Wales, I found an indenture witnessed by Thomas Hudgins in 1659. This might be the man. Two wills from the Llandaff Probate Record are for Edward Hudgins probated in 1728 and John Hudgins in 1757.

This is enough evidence to place a Hudgins family in the area but I have no real evidence for Thomas or his son Robert.

I would appreciate any help.

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