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KENNARD Serjeant in 65th Foot?
« on: Sunday 26 July 20 13:13 BST (UK) »
Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can shed any more light on Edwin/Edward Kennard b.c.1804. On his son's marriage certificate his occupation is 'colour sergeant' and I'm trying to establish if the Edwin John Kennard, discharged aged 35 and collected a Chelsea pension is the same person. The dates seem to fit but I need more than that to prove the link. Any info you can shed on this would be helpful. (There's no chance I can get to Kew right now and look for myself, I live too far away!)
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Re: KENNARD Serjeant in 65th Foot?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 26 July 20 15:19 BST (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat

This entry on TNA website mentions that the record is available on FindMyPast
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C8780301
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Re: KENNARD Serjeant in 65th Foot?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 26 July 20 15:22 BST (UK) »
Served Jun 1824 to Oct 1839.  Born St Pancras -  overseas 1829-1838, said he was 20 years of age in Jun 1824.  Reached the rank of sergeant in Nov 1828 but not colour sergeant.

Does that help?

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Re: KENNARD Serjeant in 65th Foot?
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 26 July 20 15:36 BST (UK) »
Thank you rosie99.
MaxD, that is a bit more info, thank you. To be honest I don't know the difference between sergeant and colour sergeant!

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Re: KENNARD Serjeant in 65th Foot?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 26 July 20 19:01 BST (UK) »
Colour sergeant would be the next step up the promotion ladder, his promotions are clear on his record and end at sergeant.

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Re: KENNARD Serjeant in 65th Foot?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 26 July 20 20:18 BST (UK) »
On the "son's marriage certificate" what is the father's name -  Edwin? Edward? or is it difficult to read?
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.

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Re: KENNARD Serjeant in 65th Foot?
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 02 August 20 20:53 BST (UK) »
Thanks MaxD. He died when the son was a child so I guess by the time he got married he could have exaggerated or got it wrong. The daughter's marriage certificate, if I have the right one, says 'officer in the army'.

hanes teulu – it says Edward. The names seem interchangeable in the census. I'm intrigued, why do you ask?

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Re: KENNARD Serjeant in 65th Foot?
« Reply #7 on: Monday 03 August 20 10:48 BST (UK) »
The army service record for Edwin John Kennard includes the date 12 May 1804. His trade was "Trunk Maker"

FindMyPast has the baptism (transcript/image) of -
Edwin John Kennaird, born 12 May 1804, baptised 29 Oct 1807, place St Paul, Covent Garden, parents George and Sarah.

What's the source of the "b.c 1804" for the "Edwin/Edward" mentioned in post#1? 

 
S. Wales, Somerset, Devon - Oxenham

Aberavon - Hopkin/s, Jenkins, Thomas
St. Brides/Wick - Jenkins
Llanblethian -  Price
Abergwynfi -  Han(d)ford
Pontardawe -  Lewis.