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Offline thomasgatherer

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Army births in Ireland
« on: Sunday 14 February 21 16:42 GMT (UK) »
My gggrandfather was in the 92nd rgt(Gordon Highlanders) and posted to Fermoy barracks in Cork around 1847 and I believe his wife and son accompanied him there. A census states that his daughter was born in 1851 in Ireland.   Where can I find details of the 92nd stay in Fermoy and how does one find birth details for children of soldiers in Ireland?
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Re: Army births in Ireland
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 14 February 21 17:02 GMT (UK) »
FindMyPast has a data set, titled:
British Armed Forces and Overseas Births and Baptisms
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Re: Army births in Ireland
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 14 February 21 17:07 GMT (UK) »
Irish newspapers (you can search them on FindMyPast and BNA) are a useful source for tracking regiments as they moved around Ireland on garrison duty. Just looking briefly at the papers for 1851, it looks like the 92nd was in Kilkenny at the start of the year before moving on to Fermoy en route to Corfu.
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Re: Army births in Ireland
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 14 February 21 21:29 GMT (UK) »
Civil registration of births in Ireland didn't start until 1864 but if you can't find an Army registration perhaps there might be a baptismal record that survives.
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