Thank you to all of those who replied to my post. The Captain had
been posted to Mauritius for 15 years in the 29th then the 12th regiment of
foot. He became unattached 9 June 1848 and was posted to St Helena 21 June
1850. He had a couple of daughters by this time and was almost 40. I
don't know if he stopped in St Helena on the way back to England or the exact
details of his family. The 1861 census indicated there was another
daughter born in Carlow, Ireland about 1849, but I have no corroboration.
I am trying to determine where the family was during his St Helena
posting. there were 2 or 3 daughters (one might have died) and I can not
find any of them in the 1851 UK census, so they might not have been in
I am wondering if there are any newspaper records from the time, that might
have mentioned the family.