I was just looking at the 1851 census mentioned somewhere along the way.
Charles neighbour is Richard Manning who was born less than 10 miles away
from Charles. Also Charles wife was born in Worcestershire, somewhere he may
never have visited in his army career. I know each regiment had a recruiting
area, usually some distance from their main barracks. Was the 14th the
Wolverhampton area? This is something that the musters would show. Each
muster has a list of new recruits and where they were recruited and a
description of any recruiting marches and the cost. I suspect Mrs Manning
may have been the wife or daughter of a comrade.
Also one mail described how the 14th were spread along the south coast. The
cavalry often worked in detachments that were used to support the infantry.
Not so much on the battlefield but after when the army adopted the role of
police, based in the UK and Ireland. The same also happened when the
overseas (Jamaica?) role did not require a full regiment of cavalry. It is
important to check where the man was not just the regiment. This level of
detail is only usually found in the musters, but where was Charles, 9 months
before his son was born.
Remember that Familysearch, Ancestry FMP etc. are far from complete and to
ensure a complete sweep of the area may require microfilms.
From: DEVON [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Adrian Bruce
Sent: 20 March 2017 19:52
Subject: Re: [DEV] Marriage 18 Apr 1816 at Coldridge, Devon
On 20 March 2017 at 16:47, Michael J Hulme <mjhulme(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for this but can you please give me a link to the record
collection on Ancestry. No way can I get it to come up.
Go to the Card Catalogue (menu option Search/Card Catalogue) and enter
"Muster" in the title, ticking "Only records from the UK and
I get 3 of which the right one is "UK, British Army Muster Books and Pay
That is on URL http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=60546
On the search page for that collection, I entered "Charles" "manning"
you must set "Charles" to "exact & similar" because none of the
for "Charles", they are for Chs (2 off), Chars and Chas!
Incidentally I always fail to go from the Search/Military menu to the bits I
want, because Ancestry's Categories splitting that up are meaningless to me.
So I just keep the URLs for that lot as bookmarks or use the Card Catalogue.
Hope this helps....
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