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Armed Forces / Re: John LESTER b.1771 Army reserve record 48th Foot.
« on: Tuesday 23 April 24 16:20 BST (UK)  »
The records originate from E182 (Deserter Bounty Certificates)

 :o  Oh no!!!
Should I understand he was likely to have been a deserter??

Definitely being dense!!

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Armed Forces / Re: John LESTER b.1771 Army reserve record 48th Foot.
« on: Tuesday 23 April 24 16:15 BST (UK)  »
Ok. Thank you Andy.
So I will not find a record on line, and the FindMyPast info in my original post is not correct?
Or it is all I am going to get without professional help?

I have a census entry 1851 that lists him as a "Chelsea Pensioner" in Lancs.
I understand that all Army pensioners were colloquially known as Chelsea Pensioners.
(Though, as a Londoner, to me that phrase means something more specific and includes scarlet coats).

I am compiling a family history for someone adopted at birth, and I want to give a sense of what the biological family were about, but I don't want to give false information, which is why I need to know if I can cite the FindMyPast 48th Foot entry with confidence.

Many thanks.

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Armed Forces / Re: John LESTER b.1771 Army reserve record 48th Foot.
« on: Tuesday 23 April 24 15:17 BST (UK)  »
Hmmm  https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C3241220

Sorry?
Particulars of Account of Land and Assessed Taxes: Lancashire

How does that help me?
Clearly I am being dense!

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Armed Forces / Re: John LESTER b.1771 Army reserve record 48th Foot.
« on: Tuesday 23 April 24 15:15 BST (UK)  »
"The records originate from E182 (Deserter Bounty Certificates) and WO12 (Muster Books and Pay Lists) at The National Archives."

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-records/napoleonic-war-records-1775---1817

Thank you. Yes. As I said, I found that on FindMyPast..............

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Armed Forces / John LESTER b.1771 Army reserve record 48th Foot.
« on: Tuesday 23 April 24 14:50 BST (UK)  »
Transcript of John LESTER's record:
Reference E182/503(pt3)
Volume Vol. 4
Year 1803
Dataset title: Army of Reserve
Place: Preston
Record set: Napoleonic War Records 1775 - 1817
County: Lancashire
Category: Military Service & Conflict
Country England
Subcategory Other Wars & Conflicts
Unit or regiment 48th Foot
Collections from Great Britain, England

I found this on FindMyPast and I have tried searching the National Archive, without success.
Does anyone have the skills to find the record please?
Keeping fingers crossed. Many thanks.  :D

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The Common Room / Re: Is it worth paying the unlock fee on the FTDNA Site?
« on: Tuesday 16 April 24 16:49 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Romilly.
I will check that out.  :)

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The Common Room / Re: Is it worth paying the unlock fee on the FTDNA Site?
« on: Tuesday 16 April 24 09:55 BST (UK)  »
I find the chromosome browser very useful! Liz 

I was searching for advice about the FTDNA chromosome browser, and found this post that said you find it very useful. I am hoping someone might be able to advise me on how best to exploit it.

Essentially, I am trying to help someone now aged 77, (adopted at birth,) locate the details of their natural parents.  I now have the maternal line sorted I believe.

Using the "in common" feature on FTDNA, I seem to have isolated 4 distinct clumping groups to 4 of the closest matches, that I suspect must be the paternal grandparent lines, but I don't know what my next step should be?

Does anyone feel able to advise me?

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Europe Resources & Offers / Re: Old newspapers
« on: Tuesday 09 April 24 14:24 BST (UK)  »
Searching can be tricky I agree. :D

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Europe Resources & Offers / Re: Old newspapers
« on: Tuesday 09 April 24 06:44 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Maddy.
I thought it must be a special Rootschat bookmark, that I have never been able to find.
Glad I was brave enough to ask. :D

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