31586Re: [War Of 1812] Notification of Families of British War Casualties
- Mar 7, 2007Do 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?
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Tom Fournier"
> Another interesting note; from an inspection return from Octoberis
> 1811, the establishment of the 41st was listed as 760 men. There
> also a notation indicating that there was 98 "legally" marriedwomen
> and 253 children.brother
> > A question that would require a lot of digging is how many of the
> > with wills listed wives as the next of kin? Tom mentioned
> > soldiers first. It would seem (in the 41st at this time, atexact
> > that it was rare to list a wife on a will - perhaps for this
> > reason.
> > Chris
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