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English Regiments in Corfu 1830's
« on: Saturday 13 December 08 11:49 GMT (UK) »
  Hi everyone,

I am still finding my way around this so interesting site, so I hope I am asking the question in the right place.
 Last week I was helped with a problem, that had bugged me for weeks, in a matter of hours. Great stuff!
Now I am trying to help a lady who came to our beginners workshop to find out about her ancestors. But I know zilch about military stuff and so with that part I am stuck.
Does anyone out there know which regiment(s) were stationed in Corfu in the 1830's where her ancector and family members were born. I know they went to Malta later.
Thanks in hope
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Re: English Regiments in Corfu 1830's
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 13 December 08 11:56 GMT (UK) »
Do you, or she, know any other details? I traced a military family from England to Corfu to Malta to Canada and back to England (a bit later than 1830s) but had lots of information to start with on them.
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!

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Re: English Regiments in Corfu 1830's
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 13 December 08 12:06 GMT (UK) »
Hi aghadowey, :)

What we know is that he was Isaac Foster, he had for certain two daughters Mary c.1830 and Ellen c.1836 both born Corfu. There were three others who may have been born there but not certainly.
Mary married a Richard Golding c.1847[also a soldier] possibly in Canada and had several children in Nova Scotia before coming to spend the rest of her life in England.
Isaac and a son Thomas were living in Malta in 1874 [she has a letter from him dated then] Ellen was also in England by the 1850's and married an Englishman.
That's about it
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