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Offline Lady Kitty23

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45th regiment of foot births in south africa
« on: Sunday 09 September 18 04:12 BST (UK) »
Hi

My great grandfather John Ellis was in the 45th regiment of foot I would love to find out what he did in south africa and find the birth details of his sons Samuel who was born when the battalion was stationed in south america Montevideo and James bn 1847  in Cape Town their mum was Elizabeth mastin she was born in 1816 her dad was george mastin also of the 45th foot regiment Thank you any help will be appreciated
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Re: 45th regiment of foot births in south africa
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 09 September 18 09:02 BST (UK) »
Hi

My great grandfather John Ellis was in the 45th regiment of foot I would love to find out what he did in south africa and find the birth details of his sons Samuel who was born when the battalion was stationed in south america Montevideo and James bn 1847  in Cape Town their mum was Elizabeth mastin she was born in 1816 her dad was george mastin also of the 45th foot regiment Thank you any help will be appreciated

This is very brief, but might be a starting point
http://samilitaryhistory.org/vol043at.html

The regiment was in England 1838-43.  Sent in 1843 to South Africa (7th Xhosa War).  I can't see a record of the regiment stationed in Montevideo - perhaps they were in the harbour en-route to South Africa?

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ADDED: https://archive.org/stream/historythstnott01dalbgoog/historythstnott01dalbgoog_djvu.txt gives more detail of the regiment's movements, but it's an automated transcript and not easy to read.
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Re: 45th regiment of foot births in south africa
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 09 September 18 09:11 BST (UK) »
The 2nd Battalion of 45th Foot served in Montevideo in 1846. Per John Ellis' army record he was there for 10 months. and in the Cape of Good Hope for 6 months (also nearly 12 years in the East Indies and nearly 2 years in Gibraltar).

I can't see a record of the children's births.
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Re: 45th regiment of foot births in south africa
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 09 September 18 10:31 BST (UK) »
The original History, more readable, is here:

https://archive.org/details/historythstnott01dalbgoog

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Re: 45th regiment of foot births in south africa
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 20 September 18 01:08 BST (UK) »
Thank you ;) my great great uncle might have been born on the resistance or on shore in montevideo itself the book was indeed clear do you know where else i can find the birth records of samuel ellis?
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Re: 45th regiment of foot births in south africa
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 20 September 18 01:10 BST (UK) »
The original History, more readable, is here:

https://archive.org/details/historythstnott01dalbgoog

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Thank you for trying though ;)
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Re: 45th regiment of foot births in south africa
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 20 September 18 01:12 BST (UK) »
The 2nd Battalion of 45th Foot served in Montevideo in 1846. Per John Ellis' army record he was there for 10 months. and in the Cape of Good Hope for 6 months (also nearly 12 years in the East Indies and nearly 2 years in Gibraltar).

I can't see a record of the children's births.

Thank you for looking  :)
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Re: 45th regiment of foot births in south africa
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 25 May 19 10:07 BST (UK) »
hi, lady kitty23. i find this interesting. my great great grandfather was also from the 45th regiment, 2nd division. he too spent time in south america before coming to the cape in 1846. i have a birth certificate of his one son, born in gibralta from the catholic church. when the 45th regiment left south africa around 1858 he and many other men decided to stay in south africa and we have been here ever since.

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Re: 45th regiment of foot births in south africa
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 11 June 19 10:10 BST (UK) »
SHAUNJ:-

Do you have info on a john nason of the 2nd battalion 45th regiment, also sent to Montevideo and the Cape province in 1846? he had a wife and child/children with him?