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Re: Was the army of the British East India Company ever in Carlow?
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 30 November 21 09:15 GMT (UK) »
Son Lawrence born in Money in August 1865. Father's occupation "pensioner":

https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1865/03562/2311925.pdf
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Re: Was the army of the British East India Company ever in Carlow?
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 30 November 21 09:33 GMT (UK) »
Patrick Brien receiving a pension at Frankford in 1878, ex "depot Artillery"

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM%2FWO22%2F212%2F00006&parentid=GBM%2FWO22%2F212%2F00006%2F0253249

Another one, with his signature (usually he just made a mark):

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM%2FWO22%2F212%2F00118&parentid=GBM%2FWO22%2F212%2F00118%2F0254893

A possible discharge record: Patrick Brien born Wexford circa 1822, joined the East India Company's Bengal Artillery in 1842 and served 19 years in India. Discharged in 1862, intending to reside in Co Kildare.

https://search.findmypast.co.uk/record?id=GBM%2FWO97%2F1310%2F072%2F001&parentid=GBM%2FWO97%2F1310%2F724769
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Re: Was the army of the British East India Company ever in Carlow?
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 30 November 21 09:41 GMT (UK) »
Comparing the signature of the Bengal Artillery soldier in 1862 with that of the Frankford pensioner in 1878, it looks to be the same man:
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