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« on: Friday 19 November 21 02:29 GMT (UK) »
I have just found(I think)  on Family Search that my son in law's great  great grandad was born in Meerut India in 1831.The 26th Foot Regiment is mentioned.His name--William Thompson.
At this stage I am not sure if there is a connection but I have the son in laws great grandad also born at Meerut 1853.His name William Thompson his wife Sarah.
Can anyone give me any help ?
Thanks in advance.Dorothy

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Re: Cameronians
« Reply #1 on: Friday 19 November 21 04:33 GMT (UK) »
William Thompson, born in 1831, died in 1833. Record below - as per British Library.

Name:  William THOMPSON
Event type:  Birth
Date:  05 Jun
Year:  1831
Location:  Meerut
Parents:  William, Pte., H.M. 26th Regt.; Bridget
Event type:  Baptism
Date:  15 Jun
Year:  1831
Location:  Meerut
Parents:  William, Pte., H.M. 26th Regt.; Bridget
Event type:  Burial
Date:  11 Apr
Year:  1833
Location:  Meerut

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Re: Cameronians
« Reply #2 on: Friday 19 November 21 04:42 GMT (UK) »
The 1853 birth/baptism record for William Thompson (born in Meerut) is on FindMyPast. It should give you the parents' names and father's occupation - if not on Family Search.

It appears there were several men with that name in Meerut at the time.

William Thompson - born 1820, died 1846
William Thompson - born 1816, died 1854
William Thompson - born 1811, died ??
William Thompson - born 1831, died 1833 (see earlier post above)


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Re: Cameronians
« Reply #3 on: Friday 19 November 21 07:35 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much Hillhurst.