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Napoleonic Wars, maybe slightly earlier
« on: Tuesday 30 April 19 21:13 BST (UK) »
What I'm going to ask may seem a little vague but I thought I'd give it a go.

We have recently found out that there used to be a cache of letters in our family from a Mr Forrest (which is my ancestors surname). A distant relation knows where they were and where they went immediately after his Great Aunt, who had them, died.

He seems to recall that they had a military connection, possibly the Napoleonic Wars, possibly with a Derbyshire linked regiment.

One fragment of the letters does still exist, as an extract was used in a book about Derbyshire customs, written a number of years ago. Although this has nothing to do with the military, the story dates from the 1750s and concerns a naked boys race in the village of Whitwell, Derbyshire. The lady who wrote and compiled the book has long since passed.

Can anyone find anything about a man with the surname Forrest who could read and write with Derbyshire connections, from around the period I've said? I know it's a long shot, but any lead could help.
Forrest, Stubbings, White, Johnson, Lewis, Hemmingray

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