If anyone is heading to Kew this summer, I would be extremely grateful for lookup assistance please.
In 2017, Adrian kindly offered suggestions with my soldier ancestor brickwall, with a trip to Kew being my only recourse. Unfortunately, I'm not geographically able to travel to Kew this year.
I need a search for my John Worrel in the following General Muster Books and Pay Lists:
24th Foot 1st Battalion - WO 12/4059 (1760-1782)
24th Foot 1st Battalion - WO 12/4060 (1783-1798)
I've no idea when or where John Worrel, attested (or transferred?) to the 24th Regiment. The only record I have for him is his marriage record on Scotland's People:
01 Feb 1785 - Edinburgh
John Worrel (24th Regiment of Foot - Edinburgh Castle)
Hannah Hume (spouse's father: John Hume of Cupar)
John and Hannah's son (John) indicates a birthplace of Glasgow in the 1851 census for Dundee. In April 1785, the 24th embarked at Glasgow for Drogheda - but was John still with them in Ireland?
According to Chapter 5 of the Historical Records of the 24th Regiment
, "Inspection of the Regimental Muster Rolls
and War Office Marching Books
of this period (c1782) suggests a hopeless condition of the recruiting market". Of course John Worrel could have enlisted prior to 1782, and therefore have served in America with the 24th.
FYI: There are FMP military service records for two John Worrell's who served with the 24th - both of which I've eliminated:
John Worrall/Morrall - born 1779 in Youghall, Cork, Ireland (he's too young)
John Werrell - born 1747 in Hayfield, Derbyshire (he didn't join the 24th until June 1787)
Many thanks, in advance, if a kind forum member can perform my lookup request of the MB & PLs mentioned above!