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Scottish foot soldier at Lewes, Sussex 1738
« on: Wednesday 08 May 24 15:28 BST (UK) »

Hello,
I found a baptism record from Lewes, Sussex in 1738 where the child's father is noted as a Scottish foot soldier. Could anyone tell me why a Scottish foot soldier would have been in Lewes in 1738?
Any help would be much appreciated.  :)


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Re: Scottish foot soldier at Lewes, Sussex 1738
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 May 24 21:11 BST (UK) »
I havenít read it but this Thesis looks interesting and if nothing else contains a lot of references one of which might hold the answer.

https://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/1593/1/Henshaw11PhD.pdf

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Re: Scottish foot soldier at Lewes, Sussex 1738
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 09 May 24 15:27 BST (UK) »
Thanks, I'll take a look!  :)

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Re: Scottish foot soldier at Lewes, Sussex 1738
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 09 May 24 15:53 BST (UK) »
Are you able to give details of this baptism  :-\
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Re: Scottish foot soldier at Lewes, Sussex 1738
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 15 May 24 19:09 BST (UK) »
I have been told that regiments were moved away from their home areas to other parts of the country so that, in the event of public disorder, they would not be ordered to fire on their own kin.

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