RE: Where can I find more information on a soldier John Blair please
by Keith Sanger - written 22/08/2010 16:32:47
National Archives at Kew in London holds the records for that Fencible Regiment. They run from 1794, WO13/3956 to WO13/3960 when the regiment was stood down in 1802.
Karen wrote (20/08/2010 06:50:58):
My 4XG Grandfather John Blair married in Cupar Fife on 4 Aug 1799. His marriage lists his occupation as a Soldier in the Loyal Tay Fencibles. His daughter Christian born about 1800 is not listed on the IGI's like the other children. The second child 21 Aug 1802 was baptised at Auchterderran, Fife and all his other children at Abbotshall Fife. When his third child was baptised 3 Sept 1804 he was at Dotie Mill and the fourth at Raith; both outside of Abbotshall. When his daughter Christian married in 1830, her Father was listed as a servant at Raith. I think he must have left the army between his first and third child being born. Are there any clues in the above information that might help me find out more about his time as a solider. He worked as a Groom/Coachman on an estate at Raith.
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