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Offline Sue Lappin

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63rd of Foot / Royal Irish
« on: Monday 11 February 19 23:38 GMT (UK) »
Hi
I am trying to trace records of my 3rd ggrandfather.  I think i know the following:

born in Belfast in 1837
service number 2730 in 63rd of Foot
had my 2nd ggrandfather in Nova Scotia and one of his brothers in India
was a sergeant but was sentenced to 4 days and demoted to Private in Montreal
did 20 yrs 291 days service

....BUT

I can't find anything about his parents to extend my family search.  any ideas where i can find these details?

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Re: 63rd of Foot / Royal Irish
« Reply #1 on: Monday 11 February 19 23:45 GMT (UK) »
And his name is?  :) So we can take a look in various places for clues.

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Re: 63rd of Foot / Royal Irish
« Reply #2 on: Monday 11 February 19 23:55 GMT (UK) »
Oh goodness that would help!

His name is Thomas Lappin.  He married Ellen in Nova Scotia and they had Walter H in 1863 in Hamilton, Canada.

i visited Kew last week but wasn't able to find any additional information in relation to his birth

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Re: 63rd of Foot / Royal Irish
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 11:18 GMT (UK) »
Was he a musician, and was he discharged in 1875? found some military records but nothing about his parents.
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Re: 63rd of Foot / Royal Irish
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 12:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Yes I think he was a drummer at some point and 1875 rings a bell. 

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Re: 63rd of Foot / Royal Irish
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 16:09 GMT (UK) »
Do you know when he died? Do you have him on any censuses?

Sadly. marriages on novascotiagenealogy.com start in 1864!! Would have stated both parties parents.

ADDED: Is this them in 1871  RG10; Piece: 2129; Folio: 75; Page: 28; Stoke Damerel Barracks
Thomas Lappin   33 b Belfast sergeant
Ella Lappin   26 b Halifax NS
Wache H Lappin   7 b New London, Canada
Thomas Lappin   5 b Aldershot
James Lappin   2 b Ireland

Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: 63rd of Foot / Royal Irish
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 16:28 GMT (UK) »
Free search on Ulster Historical Foundation website
https://www.ancestryireland.com/family-records/birth-and-baptism-records-county-antrim-and-county-down/

has a Thomas Lappin, 1839, father Owen, county Antrim.
Might be a possible candidate.
Potential siblings?, spellings Lappin, Lappen, Lappan.


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Re: 63rd of Foot / Royal Irish
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 16:38 GMT (UK) »
https://registers.nli.ie/registers has the baptism 24 Fen 1839 at St Patrick's Belfast, mother Alice Mandile.

Also one 16 Mar 1834 son of Peter & Catherine.

Yes, so many spellings possible. :(
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON

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Re: 63rd of Foot / Royal Irish
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 12 February 19 16:50 GMT (UK) »
Not really relevant but probably Ellen's death
Deaths Jun 1910   
Lappin    Ellen    64    Salford    8d   20

ADDED: Can't find the marriage on British Armed Forces and Overseas Banns and Marriages on findmypast.

Walter's birth
First name(s)   Walter H
Sex   Male
Last name   Lappin
Birth year   1863
Regiment   63rd Foot
Type   Armed Forces
Country   Canada
Place   Hamilton
Page   23
Archive   General Register Office
Record's year range   1863
Volume   766
Line number   64
This certificate may give Ellen's maiden name.

Thomas' & James'  certificates are here too. Can't find Thomas on freebmd.org or James on irishgenealogy.ie.
Seeking: baptism Philip Murray 1813 nr Chatham Kent, death Ralph James Dunn b 1808 1861 - 1868 in Newington 1861
IRE: Kik DRAY[EA], PURCELL, WHITE: Mea LYNCH: Tip MURRAY, SHEEDY: Wem ALLEN, ENGLISHBY; Dub PENROSE: Lim DUNN[E], FRAWLEY, WILLIAMS.
87th Regiment RIF: MURRAY
ENG; Marylebone HAYTER, TROU[W]SDALE, WILLIAMS Con HAMPTON, TREMELLING Wry CLEGG, HOLLAND, HORSEFIELD Coventry McGINTY
CAN; Nova Scotia [Halifax, Pictou]: HOLLAND, WHITE, WILLIAMSON