Cpl Monahan raises some interesting ?'s. We are originally from
Gloucestershire, but my gg grandfather, Frederick, knocked up (i.e. got
preggers) the family maid, Jane Beard, and was forced to leave the
ancestral 'ome. He went to London, and thence, in 1880 to South Wales
where me g grandfather, Charles was born, just two months after the
South Wales is where I wuz born, 'n lived in Deb'n from age 10 to 20,
hence the love of scrumpy.
The Irish connection - hate to say this to a bloke named Monahan, but me
other ancestors went raping and pillaging across Ireland (remember
Drogheda and Wexford?) with Cromwell after the ECW. They never became
RCs, but remained staunch Anglicans. The gang that remained in
Gloucester became Baptists (sorry AdC Lozon!)
Oh, I iz confoozed. Just discovered a James Hobbs in the 41st in the
War of 1812, born in Wiltsshire, where other parts of me family came
from. He was hospitalized in Ancaster after the disaster at
So, we never worked in the peat bog - we owned it! End of story. As for
haggis - God forbid, we prefer faggots and peas. 'Tis an acquired
41st Regiment of Foot
> Hobbses? Hobbs's? Hobbies? Hobbits?
> Are we to understand then, from Sergeant Hobbes' account, that his
> were "invited" ( manners deny that we use a stronger term) to leave
> not one
> but TWO great nations - first England , then Ireland? Or are we to
> that first England's then Ireland's "lose" is Kent County's gain?
> veddy suspicious to me!
> Peter Monahan, Corporal, RNR
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> The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds
> of square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of
> THOUSANDS of square miles...
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