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Offline RyanUK

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Enquiry - Ancestor in Peninsula War
« on: Monday 15 July 19 17:14 BST (UK) »
Hi. I am trying to learn a little about my relative by visiting a museum dedicated to his battalion.
My 4X Great Grandfather.
Mr John Winfindale (1792-1874)

His regiment was the
2nd battalion 83rd regiment of foot.
He fought in the peninsula war.
I am aware he was hospitalised according to the Chelsea pensioners record dated 13/10/1814 aged 22. Having fought in busaco and salamanca.
His wife was called Elizabeth (surname unknown)
Who he met in Lisbon whilst stationed there.
She must of travelled here to the UK from Lisbon because they married and the family tree leads from there.

I would like to confirm if there is a museum dedicated to the 83rd in the UK.

Any guidance will be amazing.
thankfully
Ryan Townley

Brinsley -
(marple, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Dace -
(cannock, staffordshire)
(altrincham, cheshire)
(detroit, michigan)(canada)(usa)
(stockport, manchester)

Longson -
(chapel en le frith, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Tattersall -
(waterfoot) (haslingden)
(rawtenstall) (rossendale valley)
(stockport, manchester)

Townley -
(livesey, blackburn)
(greater manchester) (cheadle, stockport)

Winfindale -
(burton upon trent, staffordshire)
(stockport, manchester)

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Re: Enquiry - Ancestor in Peninsula War
« Reply #1 on: Monday 15 July 19 18:05 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat.

There is no museum dedicated to the 83rd. There have been many amalgamations and the name changed several times, I suggest you contact The Royal Ulster Rifles Museum in Belfast.

https://www.royal-irish.com/museums/royal-ulster-rifles-museum
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,  Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Enquiry - Ancestor in Peninsula War
« Reply #2 on: Monday 15 July 19 18:57 BST (UK) »
I can get in touch with them now and even visit the museum at some point. I appreciate your guidance.
The history is fascinating.

Thank you.
Brinsley -
(marple, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Dace -
(cannock, staffordshire)
(altrincham, cheshire)
(detroit, michigan)(canada)(usa)
(stockport, manchester)

Longson -
(chapel en le frith, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Tattersall -
(waterfoot) (haslingden)
(rawtenstall) (rossendale valley)
(stockport, manchester)

Townley -
(livesey, blackburn)
(greater manchester) (cheadle, stockport)

Winfindale -
(burton upon trent, staffordshire)
(stockport, manchester)


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Re: Enquiry - Ancestor in Peninsula War
« Reply #3 on: Monday 15 July 19 19:25 BST (UK) »
In case you haven't read this particular history:

https://archive.org/details/memoirsandservi00riflgoog/page/n9

You are probably aware he died 17 Sep 1874 and that he was present at the storming of Ciudad Rodrigo.

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Re: Enquiry - Ancestor in Peninsula War
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 16 July 19 09:38 BST (UK) »
Great, I have downloaded the Pdf version of the book. What a fantastic reference.
Thank MaxD
Brinsley -
(marple, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Dace -
(cannock, staffordshire)
(altrincham, cheshire)
(detroit, michigan)(canada)(usa)
(stockport, manchester)

Longson -
(chapel en le frith, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Tattersall -
(waterfoot) (haslingden)
(rawtenstall) (rossendale valley)
(stockport, manchester)

Townley -
(livesey, blackburn)
(greater manchester) (cheadle, stockport)

Winfindale -
(burton upon trent, staffordshire)
(stockport, manchester)

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Re: Enquiry - Ancestor in Peninsula War
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 16 July 19 10:34 BST (UK) »
John Winfindale "lost a finger of his left hand and an injured right hand at Salamanca" per the pension record.

He had served 4 years and 10 months when discharged to pension, so must have enlisted around mid-December 1809.
UK Census info. Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Enquiry - Ancestor in Peninsula War
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 16 July 19 14:51 BST (UK) »
Hi Shaun.
Wow thank you for that information. Very helpful.


Brinsley -
(marple, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Dace -
(cannock, staffordshire)
(altrincham, cheshire)
(detroit, michigan)(canada)(usa)
(stockport, manchester)

Longson -
(chapel en le frith, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Tattersall -
(waterfoot) (haslingden)
(rawtenstall) (rossendale valley)
(stockport, manchester)

Townley -
(livesey, blackburn)
(greater manchester) (cheadle, stockport)

Winfindale -
(burton upon trent, staffordshire)
(stockport, manchester)

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Re: Enquiry - Ancestor in Peninsula War
« Reply #7 on: Friday 11 September 20 08:30 BST (UK) »
Brilliant thread and fantastic information.
Thank you all for providing more on John Winfindale and his part in the Napoleonic War.
Brinsley -
(marple, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Dace -
(cannock, staffordshire)
(altrincham, cheshire)
(detroit, michigan)(canada)(usa)
(stockport, manchester)

Longson -
(chapel en le frith, derbyshire)
(stockport, manchester)

Tattersall -
(waterfoot) (haslingden)
(rawtenstall) (rossendale valley)
(stockport, manchester)

Townley -
(livesey, blackburn)
(greater manchester) (cheadle, stockport)

Winfindale -
(burton upon trent, staffordshire)
(stockport, manchester)