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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Chelsea Pensioner Records
« on: Thursday 04 March 21 09:52 GMT (UK)  »
Yes there does appear to be a missing page and I have just emailed Findmypast to ask about it. Iíll let you know what they say

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Chelsea Pensioner Records
« on: Wednesday 03 March 21 18:05 GMT (UK)  »
I have about 16 pages from Findmypast with great detail about his service and his discharge and Iím trying to find this last piece. In these pages are records of him losing his arm in an accident and his commanding officer requesting approval for his discharge.

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Family History Beginners Board / Chelsea Pensioner Records
« on: Wednesday 03 March 21 17:42 GMT (UK)  »
Does anyone know how to access Chelsea Pensioner and Soldier Service records? I have found a summary of such a record on Ancestry for Robert Sherlock, born 1796 in Carlow and who served with the 29th Regiment of Foot. Ancestry want a very large subscription payment above what I already pay them and I wondered if there is an alternative route to these records. I also subscribe to FindMyPast and they were able to provide a great deal of information about his ultimate discharge from the service but I'm reluctant to pay even more for just this bit of his record.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Mystery surname
« on: Monday 22 February 21 16:29 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks again for the pointers. It's so easy when you know how. I was assuming that the little arrows were similar to those on Ancestry census pages and just took you to the next census page.
What an amazing history this has turned up. I might never know why there were two surnames but I now know more about Robert Sherlock than any of my other forebears.
Thank you again.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Mystery surname
« on: Sunday 21 February 21 16:45 GMT (UK)  »
I have looked up the Examination of Invalid Soldiers record you refer to but I cannot see the details of the accident that you mention, e.g. the letter requesting his discharge and the information about walking with his children when the accident happened. I have only recently taken out a sub to Findmypast so it maybe because I don't know my way around it properly. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Mystery surname
« on: Saturday 20 February 21 11:59 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks to everyone for all your input.
Bbart, could I ask where you found the details of where he was posted? I have a "service record" from when he was discharged which gives the dates of his promotions, plus the duration of his posting in Mauritius but no other details of postings.
And where did you find the details of his accident with a rifle? That's an amazing piece of information.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Mystery surname
« on: Friday 19 February 21 18:52 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks. Are you suggesting that he used the name Sherlock when he enlisted then changed to Stewart afterwards?

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Mystery surname
« on: Friday 19 February 21 17:12 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks. Are you thinking that he took on the name Sherlock for his military service then perhaps reverted or changed to Stewart afterwards?

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Mystery surname
« on: Friday 19 February 21 16:46 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Carole but itís Richard Sherlock I am interested in and why he changed his name.

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