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Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] William Ridge and William Clingen in the St. Helena Artillery

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  • ajb500
    Colin, Thank you for the information about the Muster Rolls. I will have to visit the British Library one day to search for William Ridge s and William
    Message 1 of 19 , Apr 4, 2011
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      Colin,
      Thank you for the information about the Muster Rolls. I will have to visit the British Library one day to search for William Ridge's and William Clingen's military records.
      Andrew

      --- In st-helena-genealogy@yahoogroups.com, "foxhome" <colin@...> wrote:
      >
      > Andrew, You can find the muster rolls for the St Helena infantry and
      > artillery in the British Library Asia, Pacific and African collection (3rd
      > floor)
      >
      > The indexes are on line at
      > http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=059-iorlmil_8-1
      > <http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=059-iorlmil_8-1&cid
      > =1-1-1#1-1-1> &cid=1-1-1#1-1-1
      >
      > Or search on 'St Helena muster rolls' on the National Archives web site
      > http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/ and click on
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      > St Helena Records IOR/L/MIL/13
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      >
      > The volumes handwritten are about 3 ins thick. There is a return for each
      > battalion every quarter year 1789 to 1859
      >
      > You can track the career of your ancestor from when he arrived at the island
      > until his discharge. If he received a pension he may be appear in other
      > volumes. The staff at the library are very helpful and will give you lots of
      > help if you ask. If you phone before hand you may be able to order volumes
      > to be ready when you arrive (first time readers will need to get a pass - a
      > quick and easy process). If you order them when you get there it will take
      > 70mins for the items to arrive.
      >
      > Try and avoid busy times - Sat mornings, bank hols etc.
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      > Hope this helps
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      > Colin
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