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Offline bearkat

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Army Service East Indies 1820s
« on: Tuesday 22 December 20 10:02 GMT (UK) »
I'm clutching at straws looking for an Irish ancestor.

He had a fairly common name but settled in Colchester which is an army town.  The census just gives Ireland for the place of birth for him and his wife.  They were not Catholics.

I have found a possibility among the army service records which says he was serving in the East Indies.  Would he had been there the entire time or would he have come home on leave?

If he's the chap I'm looking for he would have needed to come home to have fathered children.
Middx - VAUS, ROBERTS, EVERSFIELD, INMAN, STAR, HOLBECK, WYATT, BICKFORD, SMITH, REDWOOD
Hants - SMALL, HAMMERTON, GRIST, FRYER, TRODD, DAGWELL, PARKER, WOODFORD, CROUTEAR, BECK, BENDELL, KEEPING, HARDING, BULL
Kent - BAYLY, BORER, MITCHELL, PLANE, VERNON, FARRANCE, CHAPMAN, MEDHURST, LOMAX, WYATT, IDEN
Devon - TOPE, BICKFORD, FOSTER
YKS - QUIRK, McGUIRE, BENN
Nott/Derbs - SLACK
Herts - BARNES
L'pool- PLUMBE
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Re: Army Service East Indies 1820s
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 22 December 20 10:30 GMT (UK) »
No he wouldn't have been going home on leave. The average journey time in the 1820's was 6 months each way.
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Re: Army Service East Indies 1820s
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 22 December 20 10:59 GMT (UK) »
Many thanks.

I can dismiss him as a possible candidate then which is a shame as I can't see a better one at the moment.
Middx - VAUS, ROBERTS, EVERSFIELD, INMAN, STAR, HOLBECK, WYATT, BICKFORD, SMITH, REDWOOD
Hants - SMALL, HAMMERTON, GRIST, FRYER, TRODD, DAGWELL, PARKER, WOODFORD, CROUTEAR, BECK, BENDELL, KEEPING, HARDING, BULL
Kent - BAYLY, BORER, MITCHELL, PLANE, VERNON, FARRANCE, CHAPMAN, MEDHURST, LOMAX, WYATT, IDEN
Devon - TOPE, BICKFORD, FOSTER
YKS - QUIRK, McGUIRE, BENN
Nott/Derbs - SLACK
Herts - BARNES
L'pool- PLUMBE
 All UK census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk