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Armed Forces / Re: 3rd Dragoon Guards - finding John Parsons
« on: Saturday 26 May 18 12:34 BST (UK)  »
Oh my giddy aunt MaxD. Thank you. That's absolutely fantastic. I haven't read through the link but will tomorrow when fresh. But nothing is going to stop the genealogy happy dance before bed!!!

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Armed Forces / Re: 3rd Dragoon Guards - finding John Parsons
« on: Saturday 26 May 18 10:41 BST (UK)  »
MaxD I'm doing my best not to get excited...!! The marriage I have that seems to be a good fit (and the only one I can find!) is John Parsons marrying Mary Farrell in 1827 in the Diocese of Cork and Ross in County Cork, Ireland. I can confirm that Farrell was John's wife's maiden name from the birth certificate of their son Robert (my direct line). Further their first child William was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1829. Both John and Mary give different birth places on the census documents of 1841 and 1851 stating Norfolk and then Hampshire (Winchester for John and Gosport for Mary) respectively. In Mary's last census she states she's from Ireland hence the reason I'm open to an Irish marriage. Thanks for your efforts - I'm feeling very close to shining some light on this couple!!!

Name:   John Parsons
Sex:   Male
Marriage:   1827
Marriage Place:   Diocese of Cork & Ross, County Cork, Ireland
Spouse:   Mary Farrell
Source:   Albert Eugene Casey, Eleanor L. Downey-Prince, and Ursula Dietrich.. Index of O'Kief, Coshe Mange, Slieve Lougher and Upper Blackwater in Ireland. 16 vols. Birmingham, Alabama: Knocknagree Historical Fund, 1952-1971. (And as found on Ancestry)

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Armed Forces / Re: Mounted Guards North End Station
« on: Saturday 26 May 18 04:17 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Ian999 - appreciate your help. PM sent. I'm glad "removed" wasn't something to hide with the family skeletons!! Good luck with your own search :)

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Armed Forces / Re: Mounted Guards North End Station
« on: Friday 25 May 18 23:38 BST (UK)  »
Hi Ian999, thanks for that additional information. Another RootsChat member recommended me to ADM 175-6 but I have been unable to download it - keep getting an error message each and every time over a period of a week (and again this morning just before posting this). I have reported this to the National Archives and they had similar problems so sent me the download only of the one that shows the North End entry. I'm intrigued - "he was removed from service?" What does this mean? When his son was born in 1843 (my multiple great grandie) occupation of father was shown as Coast Guard Service. Is this something different? Does the entry show where he (and his wife) were born at all? I'll have to ask the NA if they can send me this download as well. Thanks again :)

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Armed Forces / Re: 3rd Dragoon Guards - finding John Parsons
« on: Friday 25 May 18 23:26 BST (UK)  »
Sorry MaxD for being unclear. Yes I am looking for his time in the 3rd Dragoon Guards. I estimate he was born about 1802 so, without knowing the age young men could join, perhaps from 1818 till he joined the Mounted Guards in March 1834?

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Armed Forces / 3rd Dragoon Guards - finding John Parsons
« on: Friday 25 May 18 07:39 BST (UK)  »
I've had some fantastic help from RootsChat members with regard to a multiple great grandie John Parsons (Abt 1802 - 1851). I've been able to confirm his appointment to the Mounted Guards from the 3rd Dragoon Guards. I'd love to know more about his military history (ulterior motive being to find where he was born and whether he was ever in Cork, Ireland to confirm his marriage!) I have been advised to search the National Archives which I have done and I can see that I will need to make a request for (potentially) the right documents. Are there any other places I could be looking for information? I have browsed forces-war-records with no luck. Thanks for any suggestions :)

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Armed Forces / Re: Mounted Guards North End Station
« on: Friday 25 May 18 07:12 BST (UK)  »
Thanks so much tonepad. I think that is a great contender :) Fits with what I know of the family in that period. :D

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Armed Forces / Mounted Guards North End Station
« on: Friday 25 May 18 06:01 BST (UK)  »
Hi there, I have found a Mounted Guards record for my multiple great grandie John Parsons in the National Archives (with thanks to a RootsChat member). He joined the Mounted Guards in March 1834 and his first station was North End. I have no idea where that is (I live in Australia) and Google Maps hasn't been particularly helpful. I note that either side of this posting his children were born in Ringwould and then Sandwich. Any ideas as to where this station might have been (or still is!) greatly appreciated :)

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Kent Lookup Requests / Re: Robert and Martha Parsons last seen near Dover 1881
« on: Tuesday 15 May 18 09:06 BST (UK)  »
Wow thank you so much Martin! I look forward to accessing these documents and learning more about John. Really appreciate your help 😊 This will settle some family debate!!!

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