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Muster Rolls for 48th Regiment of Foot
« on: Saturday 19 March 11 07:32 GMT (UK) »
The death certificate for my GGGrandfather, William Wills, records he was an Army Pensioner (Private) 48th Foot Regiment. I'm trying to locate any record of his service (I've tried Chelsea Pensioner Records with "FindMyPast" but without luck. The only info I can provide on William is that he was born abt 1836 at Weedon Loys, Northampton and died 14 May 1908 at Tipton, Staffordshire.

Can anyone assist?

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Re: Muster Rolls for 48th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 19 March 11 07:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi Tom,

Big Welcome to RChat

My interest in the 48th is from an earlier era, they were involved in the Penninsula Wars under Wellington, and then were in NSW Australia as a garrison force guarding convicts.

But, I can tell you that they were known as The Northamptonshire Regiment. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/48th_(Northamptonshire)_Regiment_of_Foot

http://wiki.fibis.org/index.php?title=48th_Regiment_of_Foot

And Muster Rolls for the 48th do exist !  According to a reliable text they were found at Kew...  probably now at TNA ... the general references would be
WO 12 Muster Books and Pay Lists (other ranks)
WO 17 Monthly Returns
WO 25 Returns of Officer's Service.

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Re: Muster Rolls for 48th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 19 March 11 07:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi there,

That reliable text :

ISBN 0646 25612 2
The Colonial Garrison 1817-1824 
The 48th Foot
The Northamptonshire Regiment

Author :  Clem Sargent.

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Re: Muster Rolls for 48th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 19 March 11 08:02 GMT (UK) »
And from my notes

Further info in those War Office files is found at
WO 22 Out Pension Records
WO 25 - 404 Description Book 48th Regiment

Further info is also found at the Northamptonshire Regimental Museum at
Abington Museum
Abington Park
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN1 5LW

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Re: Muster Rolls for 48th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 19 March 11 09:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi Tom

2980 Private William Wills served in the Crimean War. The 48th Foot were involved in the siege and fall of Sebastopol.

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Re: Muster Rolls for 48th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #5 on: Friday 21 October 16 22:21 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know if the 48th Regiment Muster Rolls for the Peninsular War period are on Find My Past?
NEAL, TAYLOR, WRIGHT, BIDWELL, PRICE, YEARDLEY, RODGERS, HANDLEY, ELLIS, LOWE, HOUGH, ANNABLE, DAWSON, SANDERSON, PARKIN

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Re: Muster Rolls for 48th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 22 October 16 08:40 BST (UK) »
Ancestry has the muster rolls for 1st Battalion 48th Regiment for the 1812-1816 period. FindMyPast only has muster rolls for the 60th and 84th.
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Re: Muster Rolls for 48th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 22 October 16 22:28 BST (UK) »
Ancestry has the muster rolls for 1st Battalion 48th Regiment for the 1812-1816 period. FindMyPast only has muster rolls for the 60th and 84th.

Thanks Shaun, that's very good to know.
NEAL, TAYLOR, WRIGHT, BIDWELL, PRICE, YEARDLEY, RODGERS, HANDLEY, ELLIS, LOWE, HOUGH, ANNABLE, DAWSON, SANDERSON, PARKIN

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Re: Muster Rolls for 48th Regiment of Foot
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 04 April 17 07:56 BST (UK) »
Hi.  Is there any information out there  regarding the wives and children in these regiment41st and 48th that returned to England.  I am looking for records for Richard Torney and family.  He was discharged in 1843.  I don't now what happened to his wife  Judith nee  ??? Woods m Richard Torney in 1827. on the marriage certificate it states she was a widow.  She had 3 children to Woods but they all died in India.  2 Girls to Richard Torney. my GGGrandmother and Margaret b1830  cannot find any other info weather they returned to UK  or some nasty bug took their life.  Also.  what happened to service records for these deceased soldiers.  I cannot find one for George Woods
Jones, John, Johns, Harrop, Edwards