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Offline clare

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73rd Regiment
« on: Saturday 07 February 09 03:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
    Is their anyway to find the names of soldiers that belonged to  "Lachlan McQuarie"  he went to India ab: 1806 & and also picked up servants  that travelled on with him,
I am looking for "Amos Hoppo" he joined him in India and went to Australia with him and his regiment,  any help appreciated, thankyou
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Re: 73rd Regiment
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 07 February 09 03:33 GMT (UK) »
Hi Clare

Checking the National Archives Catalogue for Amos draws a blank. That probably means that his papers have not survived. They have indexed all surviving papers for men discharged before the end of 1854.

If you cannot get to Kew you will have to employ a researcher to look in the Muster Books and Pay Lists (WO12) for the 73rd Foot. This will list all men in that regiment at the time.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/militaryhistory/army/step4.htm

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Re: 73rd Regiment
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 08 February 09 02:57 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ken,
            Thank you, I have a cousin that lives  over there, will ask them to go look  it up  at Kew
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suggett    London
jones        Glamorgan,   Wales
Smith        London
Thompson   Cambridge and London
Alder           Gloucester
Arundell      Gloucester
Hobbs        Gloucester
Holder          Gloucester


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Re: 73rd Regiment
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 08 February 09 10:23 GMT (UK) »
You might want to see if you can get hold of this book...

"Under a Tropical Sun": Lachlan Macquarie and the 73rd Regiment in Sri Lanka 1796-1821, by Robin Walsh (Macquarie University Library)

And have a look here

http://www.lib.mq.edu.au/digital/under/documents/1814/17august.html

And here...

http://www.lib.mq.edu.au/digital/under/documents/1818/15august.html

And herein is the email of the chap who knows all (and wrote the book !)

www.iatul.org/doclibrary/public/Conf_Proceedings/2008/RWalsh080318.doc

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Re: 73rd Regiment
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 08 February 09 19:29 GMT (UK) »
Scrimnet,
              Thank you so much for that information, will write straight away
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suggett    London
jones        Glamorgan,   Wales
Smith        London
Thompson   Cambridge and London
Alder           Gloucester
Arundell      Gloucester
Hobbs        Gloucester
Holder          Gloucester

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Re: 73rd Regiment
« Reply #5 on: Monday 27 July 20 11:04 BST (UK) »
Hi Clare.
I also lose the trail at Amos Hoppo. My grandfather was a Hoppo. Have you had any success with India or Sri Lanka?
I had read on ancestry.com that he went from Sri Lanka to India Scotland and Australia with Lachlan Macquarie.
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