If he lived to 1845 you will find registers of pensions being paid,
arranged by regiment, at WO120, pieces 52 to 70. That runs to 1857. They
are extended to 1876 in WO23/26 to 65.
Before 1845 I do not think there is any record of pensions being paid. The
best you can hope for is the odd note of residence sometimes given in the
On 17 October 2014 16:01, Theresa Green via <sog-uk(a)rootsweb.com> wrote:
Can anyone tell me please how retired army soldiers would pick up their
pensions (before we had post offices, banks etc)? I have a very elusive
ancestor who disappears off the face of the earth at the time of his
retirement from the British Army in 1814. He had served 28 years, and I
can see from his Chelsea Pension details that he was entitled to his
pension, so I wondered how difficult it might be to try to find out where
he picked up his cash? At least that would give me a place to look for a
burial record etc. Any suggestions gratefully received.
Thank you all
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