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Sapper 1861 John Jerred - lookup request
« on: Thursday 21 January 21 06:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi good people
John Jerred is/was my ggggrandfather.
I am led to believe that in about 1861 he was a Sapper (Royal Engineer) - he was from Devon.
I am wondering if anyone has any access to online records that would show some light on to any information pertaining to this man.
My thanks in advance.

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Re: Sapper 1861 John Jerred - lookup request
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 21 January 21 07:22 GMT (UK) »
British Army Index 1861:

John Jerred
Service No -5592
Rank-Sapper
Company or Regiment-15th Co., Roal Engineers
Stationed- Curragh Camp.(County Kildare).

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Re: Sapper 1861 John Jerred - lookup request
« Reply #2 on: Friday 22 January 21 08:58 GMT (UK) »
Do you have any idea of when he was born and where in Devon?
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire


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Re: Sapper 1861 John Jerred - lookup request
« Reply #3 on: Friday 22 January 21 22:57 GMT (UK) »
Thanks djm297 - ashenique and I really appreciate this. It is wonderful that some people know how to access this information. Cheers

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Re: Sapper 1861 John Jerred - lookup request
« Reply #4 on: Friday 22 January 21 22:59 GMT (UK) »
Girl guide - unfortunately, ashenique and I can only guess that he was born in about 1838. No idea of where in Devon. Thanks for asking though.

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Re: Sapper 1861 John Jerred - lookup request
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 23 January 21 07:03 GMT (UK) »
What was the name of his wife and where did they marry?

I can see 2 John Jerred/Jerrad's bapt in Devon in 1839.

However, I have also found an account of a Cornoner's Inquest in The Salisbury Times on 13 July 1878, giving an account of the death of a John Jerred aged 37--a former soldier, but he is reported to have had no wife or children.

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