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1461St Helena Muster lists

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  • Colin
    Jan 3, 2012
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      For your information, the Friends of St Helena will shortly be adding a transcription of the 1819 and 1827 muster lists of soldiers/officers serving on St Helena in these years. The list includes name, rank, age, where they originated from (country ie England, Wales etc and sometimes the County), their previous occupation, the ship they arrived on and the year of arrival on the island, where they had previously served (many were ex British Army, some were from India) and their date of enlistment. The names will be available for all to see but the other details will only be available to members of the Friends. There are many other benefits of joining the Friends see www.fosh.org.uk

      for more information.

       

      Regards

       

      Colin Fox

       

      From: st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com [mailto:st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of debzadon
      Sent: 03 January 2012 09:57
      To: st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Re: Storey, Charles Robert, Captain

       

       

      Ed, Just to add to the discussion.
      My relative - a British soldier - John William Barrington Browne (born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England 1800) - had a relationship with a local woman while stationed on St Helena Island. Her name was Anne Retta and they subsequently had an illegitimate (apparently) child: Anne Browne (b1833 St Helena Is). Anne Browne is my second great grandmother she was brought up by her uncle Sir Thomas Gore Browne.
      I would be very interested in any information you find helpful regarding British soldiers on St Helena. I haven't found any census info in the archives pertaining to St Helena as yet.

      Deborah R

      --- In st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com, "Adele" <amclenn1@...> wrote:
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      > I can tell you that my husband's gt grandmother was born on St Helena and her parents came from England. I wish there were more records - although a distant cousin did get birth records for her and her brother.
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      > From: frankfcraig@...
      > Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 9:54 AM
      > To: st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Storey, Charles Robert, Captain
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      > Hi Ed,
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      > I have a suspicion that they were probably comprised mainly of local St Helena men and farmers who were conscripted into the Army. Any wives would thus be local.
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      > Out with officers, I couldn't see the Army paying for families to be moved or to live abroad.
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      > There may be Army records, base (Army base) records and censuses that you could access.
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      > St Helena's census records would be included in the UK census.
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      > Sent using BlackBerry®.
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      > From: "Ed Storey" <ecstorey@...>
      > Sender: st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Mon, 26 Dec 2011 19:33:07 -0700
      > To: <st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com>
      > ReplyTo: st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Storey, Charles Robert, Captain
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      > I am trying to learn more about the "norms" of English soldiers in the St Helena Regiment. (My interest is in the 1845 -1855 period)
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      > 1) Would they typically bring their families with them?
      > 2) Might there be any records of the families? (like rolls or newspapers)
      > 3) Are there any enumeration lists from censuses like 1851, 61, or 71?
      > 4) Are there any almanacs, directories, or similar extant?
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      > Thank you in advance for any help.
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      > Ed Storey
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