Pension payments are in the National Archives series WO 22 and cover 1842 up
to 1883 by area/town and have been imaged/indexed by FMP. Not all areas'
records exist to 1883.
The Best way to follow a soldiers movements is the Muster Rolls. These show
where the regiment was on a quarter by quarter basis and whether the
soldier was with the regiment or was out on detachment. They also show when
the soldier was enlisted and left the regiment. These are in the National
Archives W0 12 but are not imaged or indexed.
According to my "Records and Badges of Every Regiment and Corp in the
British Army" the 14th Hussars were "at home" from 1797 to 1808 when the
they went with Wellington to Portugal and stayed there until 1815 when they
were sent to Jamaica via the UK. They fought in most of the battles of the
Peninsula War. "When peace was concluded" they returned to the UK. They
were stationed in "various quarters" until 1826/7 when they went to Ireland.
Wives and children travelled with the regiment, even to war zones. One forum
member found a lady ancestor who was at the Battle of Waterloo. They acted
as cooks, nurses and similar duties. Soldiers were encouraged to marry the
wives/daughters of fallen comrades so it is not impossible that your man
married in the Peninsula. The musters may show possible first husbands and
From: DEVON [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On
Behalf Of Michael J Hulme
Sent: 19 March 2017 17:08
Subject: Re: [DEV] Marriage 18 Apr 1816 at Coldridge, Devon
Thank you for the info about the agents paying the pensions. I often
wondered how they got their pension in those days and hadn't previously come
across the idea of agents doing it.
I have some details about Chelsea Pensioners which I collected a long time
ago but found the Chelsea Pensioners web site in your link very interesting.
I guess he would not be in the book of remembrance because he was an out
On 19/03/2017 08:26, Luned's wrote:
Have you looked at TNA, The National Archives, for records of Chelsea
Pensioners (out)? It seems there were agents who paid them their
pensions wherever they lived. It may give a clue or two.
Also this link to Chelsea Pensioners website.
There was no Manning in their book of remembrance.
the link to the British Empire website and the 14th Dragoons made for
great reading of 'derring-do' and raised a deal of chuckles. A must
read. Repeated here:
Luned in Blaenavon
Charles MANNING was living in Wolverhampton in 1851 - he was a Chelsea
(out) Pensioner. Their son was born in King's Lynn, Norfolk in 1820
because father happened to be there with the army at the time. This
is my problem, I have no idea where they might have been at the time
they married. A further complication is that Mary died in 1838 so I
have no way of knowing where she was born.
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