Chelsea Pensions were awarded to British army personnel who were discharged with
served an extended period.
Many emigrants to Canada accepted a settlement , partial payment for transportation costs
and a short
period of support after, which left them destitute. Unless they wrote a begging letter,
their records are lost.
I have a copy of Norman K Crowder's "British Army Pensioners Abroad",
1772-1899, if anyone wants a look-up.