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Offline John Scott 1959

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Henry Elson
« on: Thursday 07 January 21 21:36 GMT (UK) »
I think this is an extract of my 6 x GG from a Chelsea Pensioner Record from 1769. Any assistance would be wonderful.   

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Re: Henry Elson
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 07 January 21 21:37 GMT (UK) »
Double post! Sorry.

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Re: Henry Elson
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 07 January 21 23:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi John, it would be helpful to include a large snip so that there are more letters to compare.


75 Jn Hen’y Elson
25  3  A Cancer in the lip(?), Born near Guildford Surry
it not being clear that this ailment was contracted on duty
He is refer’d to Thobury(?) at war
Milligan - Jardine – Glencross – Dinwoodie - Brown: (Dumfriesshire & Kirkcudbrightshire)
Clark – Faulds – Cuthbertson – Bryson – Wilson: (Ayrshire & Renfrewshire)
Neale – Cater – Kinder - Harrison: (Warwickshire & Queensland)
Roberts - Spry: (Cornwall, Middlesex & Queensland)
Munster: (Schleswig-Holstein & Queensland) and Plate: (Braunschweig, Neubruck & Queensland)


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Re: Henry Elson
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 07 January 21 23:49 GMT (UK) »
Not sure which part you can’t read?

He was in the 75th Foot, an invalid regiment disbanded in 1769.
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C150284

The last column reads ...

a Cancer in the Lip, Born near Guildford Surry
it not being Clear that this Ailment was contracted on
Duty He is refer’d to the Secr(eta)ry at War

(His pension award would have depended on whether his illness/injury was caused or aggravated by his service in the regiment.)

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Re: Henry Elson
« Reply #4 on: Friday 08 January 21 00:40 GMT (UK) »
Thanks all. Bigger snip. Hope this is legible.


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Re: Henry Elson
« Reply #5 on: Friday 08 January 21 00:46 GMT (UK) »
Not sure which part you can’t read?

He was in the 75th Foot, an invalid regiment disbanded in 1769.
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C150284

The last column reads ...

a Cancer in the Lip, Born near Guildford Surry
it not being Clear that this Ailment was contracted on
Duty He is refer’d to the Secr(eta)ry at War

(His pension award would have depended on whether his illness/injury was caused or aggravated by his service in the regiment.)

I struggled as I actually thought it read "career".  Thanks for the link. I am guessing that he may have been a veteran of the Seven-Year War.