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Chelsea Pensioners
« on: Monday 09 January 06 20:58 GMT (UK) »
Where can I find records of Chelsea Pensioners from the early nineteenth century?
1851 Census, Edward Owens, aged 77, Chelsea pensioner 1/2 pay, possibly blind?
Abbeycwmhir Radnorshire.

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Re: Chelsea Pensioners
« Reply #1 on: Monday 09 January 06 21:20 GMT (UK) »
At the National Archives, Kew.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/RdLeaflet.asp?sLeafletID=15

for the research guide on army pensioners.

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Re: Chelsea Pensioners
« Reply #2 on: Monday 09 January 06 21:30 GMT (UK) »
The only Edward Owens Chelsea pensioner born Radnorshire I can find in TNA catalogue

WO 97/1145/194 EDWARD OWENS Born LLANBISTER, Radnorshire Served in 81st Foot Regiment; 3rd Garrison Battalion Discharged aged 18 Years of enlistment and discharge are unknown. Covering dates give a generic date range only. 1760-1854

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/searchresults.asp?SearchInit=0&txtsearchterm=edward+owens&txtfirstdate=&txtlastdate=&txtrestriction=&hdnsorttype=Reference&image1.x=47&image1.y=11

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Re: Chelsea Pensioners
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 10 January 06 09:30 GMT (UK) »
Little Nell/Valda,

Thank you both very much for the information, much appreciated.

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Re: Chelsea Pensioners
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 10 May 09 18:09 BST (UK) »
Aderyn - not sure if we have chatted before as I find it hard to search Roots Chat for previous posts - but I wondered if this Edward Owens is in your family tree? He's in mine, and I have further info on him. Would be pleased to swap details!
Cherry