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Belturbet Barracks 1845 - 1850
« on: Tuesday 22 November 11 23:31 GMT (UK) »
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Is it possible to find out which regiments were stationed at the Belturbet Barracks between 1845 and 1850?

I have an ancestor Sergeant William Duke born about 1800 and died at the barracks in 1849.

I have his DC1849 but does not state regiment or service number† :(

Cheers

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Re: BELTURBET BARRACKS 1845 - 1850
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 24 November 11 19:23 GMT (UK) »
He may have been a soldier discharged to pension who then found employment as a Barrack Sergeant. Do you have any information on him?

This record should be on Findmypast - http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATID=-3996086&CATLN=7&Highlight=%2CWILLIAM%2CDUKE&accessmethod=0

There may be others. If he was not a Barrack Sergeant and therefore still serving then they would not have kept his record - and you will have to carry on searching for his regiment. Once you have found it you can follow his service using the muster books in the (UK) National Archives. They are not online.

I found this post by accident. If you wish to reply please send a PM, or ask the moderator to move it to Armed Forces. Where did the DC come from? They have some regimental BMDs on Findmypast that may give the regiment.

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Re: BELTURBET BARRACKS 1845 - 1850
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 30 November 11 10:13 GMT (UK) »
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Thanks Ken for TNA info. This could be him. The only other infomation I have is he had a daughter born in 1845 at Belturbet Barracks and I have the BC for this.
His DC1849 states he was a Barrack Serjeant. I live in Australia so will be unable to look at the Muster Rolls, but will continue trying to find some more information.
His wife Margaret Duke married Thomas Hunt in Cavan 1850 so was not widowed for long† ::)
You are probably right that maybe he finished his army service and then was employed as a Barrack Sergeant.† :-\
I will try and confirm which Regiment he may have belonged to and let you know.
Thanks for your help it's much appreciated.

Cheers† :)† †Kay


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Re: Belturbet Barracks 1845 - 1850
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 28 September 13 12:13 BST (UK) »
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Is it possible to find out which regiments were stationed at the Belturbet Barracks between 1845 and 1850?

I have an ancestor Sergeant William Duke born about 1800 and died at the barracks in 1849.

I have his DC1849 but does not state regiment or service number  :(

Cheers

Does anyone have any suggestions? Thankyou

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Re: Belturbet Barracks 1845 - 1850
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 September 13 15:03 BST (UK) »
Really a query for the Armed Forces board-
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=300.0
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!

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Re: Belturbet Barracks 1845 - 1850
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 28 July 20 15:08 BST (UK) »
I know this is an old thread but hoping OP is still on here.

William Duke is my 4 x great grandfather. His daughter Mary Ann is my 3 x great grandmother.

It would be lovely to hear back from anyone who is interested in this family.

Thank you

Leanne
Carnan, Greig, Porteous, Brown, Taylor, McKay, Mochrie, McLure/ McClure, Ogilvie

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Re: Belturbet Barracks 1845 - 1850
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 29 July 20 04:16 BST (UK) »
I do hope we are related. Mary ann Duke was born 1845 at Belturbet Barracks to Parents William  Duke and Margaret Elliot. William Duke died 1849 at Belturbet. Cheers Kay (Australia)

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Re: Belturbet Barracks 1845 - 1850
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 29 July 20 11:20 BST (UK) »
Hey Kay

I noticed that Mary Ann used the surnames Duke and Hunt which confused me. At first I thought she might be an illegitimate child but then I found a marriage for her mum to Thomas Hunt in 1850. I knew Mary Ann was born around 1844-1845 so I knew Hunt wasnít her father.

I did a bit more digging and found William Duke. Knowing he died in 1849 made me think he must be Mary Annís father.

Mary Annís mother, Margaret Elliott, was first married to William Hamilton. They had a son also called William. I think this is who you are related to me through.

She then married William Duke and had two children, that I know of, to him - Elizabeth and Mary Ann.

She then married Thomas Hunt. They had a son also called Thomas. I think Thomas died as an infant. I need to look into that.

When Mary Ann and her sister Elizabeth were married, one of the witnesses at their weddings was William Hunt. I think this will be the brother William Hamilton.

When Margaret Elliott died, her son William Hamilton registered her death. It looks like her son chopped and changed his surname from Hamilton to Hunt just like Mary Ann did with Duke and Hunt.

Mary Ann married William Buchanan in Glasgow. They had a son also called William. The son William also had a son called William (it can get so confusing!) Mary Annís grandson William was my grandfatherís father.

I would love to know about anything you have found out. I have a photo of Mary Annís son William and copies of certificates for them all, including Margaret Elliottís death which I am more than happy to pass on to you. If you want to send me a private message on here with your email address I will send these over to you.

Thank you so much for getting back to me.

Leanne (Scotland)
Carnan, Greig, Porteous, Brown, Taylor, McKay, Mochrie, McLure/ McClure, Ogilvie

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Re: Belturbet Barracks 1845 - 1850
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 04 August 20 08:18 BST (UK) »
Great to hear from you. I've been on the DUKE ancestry for many years. MACGREGOR/CAMPBELL/BUCHANAN/WHITELAW are some of my ancestors I have been following.

CAMPBELLS are a nightmare! My grandmothers name was CElizabeth-Duke Robertson Campbell and I always wondered where the DUKE name came into it. I'll list what I know so here goes-

Margaret Eliott aka Hamilton - Duke - Hunt (married at least 3 times and to Regimental soldiers.
1.Private William Hamilton 44th Regiment of Foot (1st husband) 
2.Sgt William Duke 81st Regiment of Foot (2nd husband)
3. Private Thomas Hunt 35th Regiment of Foot (3rd Husband)

1st Husband William Hamilton born abt 1811 Ireland married Margaret Elliot born abt 1810 Ireland Marriage date unknown.
They had a son William Hamilton born abt 1839 Gibraltar and he married in Glasgow 1864 and on his MC states father William Hamilton deceased 44th Regiment of Foot)  He also states on some census as born in Gibraltar and Ireland??? When his mother Margaret Elliot aka HUNT died in 1874 he signed her DC.

2nd Husband William Duke born about 1800 Brandon CORK died at Belturbet Barracks 1849. I have a MC for Sgt. Maj. William Duke (widower) to Margaret Turk (widower) 1842 Trinidad. I think the MC was wrongly transcribed....
So I think  WIlliam Dukes 1st wife may have been Elizabeth and maybe he had daughter Elizabeth then. Margaret Elliot also would have had son William Hamilton then when their marriage took place.
Now your Maryann was born at the barracks 1845, I have her BC. Also a John Duke was born 1847.
Maryann died in 1905 and William Buchanan died by suicide in 1910  :'(
Maryann marriaged William Buchanan in 1863. William Hamilton witnessed but signed as William Hunt!

3rd Husband Thomas Hunt 35th Regiment of Foot married Margaret Elliot aka Hamilton/Duke
both aged 39 in Cavan Ireland (Thomas Hunt listed as bachelor and Margaret Duke as widower. They had a son Thomas Henry Hunt born 1851 and died in 1856 and were living in Glasgow.

I would like to solve all three of Margaret Elliot's husbands and I know there is a military connection. After each husbands death she married very quickly.   Margaret Hunt died 1874 in Glasgow and William Hamilton signed the DC.

Unfortunately, I live in Australia and am a bit remedial looking through the National Archives for William Hamilton. I have obtained Thomas Hunt and William Duke though.

William Hamilton and William Duke must have been in Gibraltar or Trinidad at the same time I think for them to marry so quickly after William Hamiltons death. I assume he must have died at Kabul.

Hope this info is helpful to you and not too confusing. I still find it hard. If you need any certificates send me a PM and I will send them to you. Cheers Kay