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Messenger to Board of Enquiry
« on: Monday 05 April 21 12:32 BST (UK) »
Just had a massive breakthrough and found my ggggg grandfather who was married in 1805 in Dublin.  He is said to be a "Messenger to the Board of Enquiry".  This is the ONLY mention I have every found of him.

Any ideas where I might look next, please?  What was the Board of Enquiry?  Was it military? Might this explain why my ggggg grandmother ended up in Dublin from a small village in Rutland at the age of 18?

I'm v excited and v curious at the same time.

(Didnt know whether to put this in Occupations or Ireland, so it's here).

Thanks for any help.
Plant - Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire
Bothamley, Pateman, Roffe,  - Northamptonshire
Thurlby, Baker, Kilbon - Lincolnshire
Hurry, Bishop - Cambridgeshire
Pretty, Coulson - Rutland
Shaw - Nottinghamshire
De Rippe - Rutland, Middlesex, Carlow

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Re: Messenger to Board of Enquiry
« Reply #1 on: Monday 05 April 21 16:25 BST (UK) »
It's quite possible it was an Army BOI.
They were set up to to investigate misconduct/wrongdoing etc.
There were others in civvy street for similar activities.
You would need to know if he was a serving soldier at the time.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
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Re: Messenger to Board of Enquiry
« Reply #2 on: Monday 05 April 21 18:46 BST (UK) »
Thank you, Jim.

Unfortunately, I do not know where he was born or where he died or anything else.  I only know he married my gggg gm in Dublin and my ggg grandfather and three sisters were their children.  He was obviously off the scene by 1816 since my gggg grandmother had a daughter with another man (although I cannot find a marriage).  Sometime between 1816 and 1824 the famly moved to Wisbech.  I did wonder if there was a naval connection since there are quite a few links with either the navy or overseas trade in other branches (they all lived very close to each other).
Plant - Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire
Bothamley, Pateman, Roffe,  - Northamptonshire
Thurlby, Baker, Kilbon - Lincolnshire
Hurry, Bishop - Cambridgeshire
Pretty, Coulson - Rutland
Shaw - Nottinghamshire
De Rippe - Rutland, Middlesex, Carlow


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Re: Messenger to Board of Enquiry
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 06 April 21 10:43 BST (UK) »
My only doubt is that if he was a serving soldier that's
what his occupation would be listed as rather than messenger.
Warks:Ashford;Cadby;Clarke;Clifford;Cooke Copage;Easthope;
Edmonds;Felton;Colledge;Lutwyche;Mander(s);May;Poole;Withers.
Staffs.Edmonds;Addison;Duffield;Webb;Fisher;Archer
Salop:Easthope,Eddowes,Hoorde,Oteley,Vernon,Talbot,De Neville.
Notts.Clarke;Redfearne;Treece.
Som.May;Perriman;Cox
India Kane;Felton;Cadby
London.Haysom.
Lancs.Gay.
Worcs.Coley;Mander;Sawyer.
Kings of Wessex & Scotland
Census information is Crown copyright,from
www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/