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Offline Kimbrey

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Bengal Artillery
« on: Thursday 26 November 15 12:23 GMT (UK) »
Not sure which board I should use for this !

I have an ancestor whose occupation on his marriage in 1847 is "Corporal Bengal Artillery -  E F Co" which would seem to be the European Foot Co ?

After much googling the records seem to be with the  East India Company held  at the British Library

Would there be any information on lower ranks or just Officers ?

Advice appreciated

{He was born in 1799 and seems to be on the Westminster Rates Books from 1856 where he ran a lodging house until he died in 1866}

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Re: Bengal Artillery
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 26 November 15 14:19 GMT (UK) »
It might be worth checking Families in British India Society?
www.fibis.org

Scroll down and select FIBIS database.
Then "Find a Person".
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Re: Bengal Artillery
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 26 November 15 14:31 GMT (UK) »
hi,,can you post his name and where born ?
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: Bengal Artillery
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 26 November 15 14:58 GMT (UK) »
The book I'm referring to is Researching Ancestors in the East India Company Armies by Peter A Bailey, published by FIBIS, 2006, ISBN 09547 11610. London recruitment lists start from 1817; other recruitment centres are later. Depot Description lists - before the recruit was sent overseas to India - also exist. These have been microfilmed by the LDS, so would be available at your local Family History Center, I would expect. There are also Embarkation Lists and records of service, Muster Rolls once in India, discharge records from 1830, and pension records - all filmed by the LDS. Looks like a very fruitful direction to investigate.
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Re: Bengal Artillery
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 26 November 15 15:11 GMT (UK) »
EFCo is surely a badly written E I Co ?
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Re: Bengal Artillery
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 26 November 15 15:16 GMT (UK) »
EFCo is surely a badly written E I Co ?

The East India Company is always referred to as the Honourable East India Company - HEIC!

I think Kimbrey was correct - The Bengal Army consisted of Cavalry, Infantry, Engineering and Artillery.
The Artillery Regiments were:

    Bengal Horse Artillery
    Bengal European Foot Artillery
    Bengal Native Foot Artillery
    Punjab Horse Artillery, Punjab Irregular Force

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bengal_Army
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Re: Bengal Artillery
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 26 November 15 15:41 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much for your replies

Yes,I am a bit unsure as to if the  "F" is an "I"   initially I thought it was a "T" !!

His name Richard Kimbrey { many varients} and he was born at Drayton Berkshire 1799

Kim