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31586Re: [War Of 1812] Notification of Families of British War Casualties

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  • Chris McKay
    Mar 7 12:33 PM
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      Do you think, Tom, that most of the time when a will was filled out
      for a wife, it was one of these women on the strength of the Regiment?

      Chris

      --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Fournier"
      <tom4141fournier@...> wrote:
      > Another interesting note; from an inspection return from October
      > 1811, the establishment of the 41st was listed as 760 men. There
      is
      > also a notation indicating that there was 98 "legally" married
      women
      > and 253 children.
      >
      > Tom
      >
      >
      > > A question that would require a lot of digging is how many of the
      > men
      > > with wills listed wives as the next of kin? Tom mentioned
      brother
      > > soldiers first. It would seem (in the 41st at this time, at
      > least)
      > > that it was rare to list a wife on a will - perhaps for this
      exact
      > > reason.
      > >
      > > Chris
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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