Sunday, July 23, 2017

Payroll Account of Serjeant James Robertson, 78th Regiment of Foot, 1758

Much like today accounting books were used in the eighteenth century for documenting military pay and other related expenses accrued over periods of time. The payroll account of Serjeant James Robertson, 78th Regiment, covers the period of July 5, 1757 through April 24, 1758. 

Note: Category headers and bracketed typescript have been added for clarification and do not appear in the original document. Additionally, it would not be uncommon to discover accounting errors as these were gentlemen who created inaccuracies the same as you and I.

Income

To 9 Weeks Pay w/ arrears & 2 weeks arrears in Ireland Due him
     £: 3 | Sh: 3 | d: 2
To 6 Weeks arrears at Halifax
     £: -- | Sh: 5 | d: 10
To 6 Weeks Pay & arrears from y'e. 17th Oct'r. to y'e. 28th Nov.
     £: 2 | Sh: 1 | d: --
To 21 Weeks arrears from y'e. 28th Nov. 1757 to y'e. 24th Apr'l. 1758
     £: 1 | Sh: 1 | d: --
To Cash Due for paying 90 Effectives of Major Clephane's Comp'y.
for 10 months
     £: 3 | Sh: 16 | d: 3
To Cash Due for paying 14 Men of s'd. Comp'y. for 4 months
£: -- | Sh: 4 | d: 8

[Total]  £: 10 | Sh: 11 | d: 11

Expenses

To 1 Pair Shoes & 1 Nap Sack
     £: -- | Sh: 6 | d: 6
To 1 Haversack & 1 Cocade
     £: -- | Sh: 1 | d: 8
To 1 Kilt & 1 Small belt
     £: -- | Sh: 1 | d: 4
Provision at Glasgow
     £: -- | Sh: 4 | d: 8
Spruce Beer at Halifax
     £: -- | Sh: 2 | d: 8
To 2 Cheq'd. Shirts
     £: -- | Sh: 7 | d: --
To Y'e. Proportion of a Cook's Frock
£: -- | Sh: -- | d: 8
To 7 Months stopages for y'e. Barber
     £: -- | Sh: 1 | d: 2
To Cash given at Fairf'd. & advance
     £: -- | Sh: 18 | d: 8

  [Total]  £: 2 | Sh: 4 | d: 4

 [Income minus Expenses equals Cash Paid]

To Cash Paid as Ball'ce. of y'e. above
       £: 8 | Sh: 7 | d: 7

Halifax 17th May 1758 Rec'd. the above Ball'ce. in full of all my Pay & arrears of Pay from the Date of my Attestation to the 24th Apr. last as witness of my hand.     
                                                                  [signed]  Jas Robertson Serjt.

Source:
Payroll Account of Serjeant James Robertson, 78th Regiment of Foot, 1758. MS NAS GD125-34-5, pp. 6-7, Military Account Book at Halifax. National Archives Scotland, n.p.

Tags:
Quebec, British Military, Seven Years War, French and Indian War, Fraser's 78th Highlanders

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Letter from Colonel Simon Fraser, 2d Highland Battalion, to General Forbes, Feb. 25, 1758

Dear Sir

     I hope you are Satisfied before now that I am not so much to blame as you Imagin'd with regard to the Returns but to prevent a poſsibility of mistake I send inclosed the Return for this Month, & have sent one also by this bearer to Genl. Webb.
    The 35th, 44th, & 48th have kept the vests the drafts from our Regt. had on, the reason aſsigned is that those Regts. have no vests to give them, however that be, I fancy you will think it unreasonable that so many Men of our Regiment shoud go about without vests, while those Regts. wear the vests bought for our Men and paid for by me - the original price will not be an equivalent, because if those vests are not return'd, I must buy new ones at a leas'd rate than those cost at home, & yet perhaps those Regts. may grudge paying the Reginal price; I beg you may be so good to Advise me what I shoud do in this Matter, which I have mention'd to Genl. Webb, but without making any demand.
     Serjt. Fraser was tried for the death of Corporal McKeye by the Superior Court yesterday, the indictment was laid for Murder, of which the Jury brought him in not guilty & the Court acquitted & dismissed him; I must do them the Justice to say that the Court & Jury behav'd with such moderation decency & propriety as Surprized me. The Colony of Connecticut & the 2d Highland Battalion are hand & glove & we are the only old countrymen they believe capable of performing great exploits, not but they hold themselves as the great Warriors, & suffer us only to follow longo intervallo.
     My Lord preſs'd last Sunday in great health - your warm room was ready, but I own I was not sorry you did not apear for such a jaunt in rich weather coud hardly be Salutary.
     I am with great regard
                                       Dear Sir
                                       Your most obedt. & most 
                                       humble Servant
                                                    S. Fraser

Stratford Febry 25th
                         1758.

Source:
Letter of Col. Simon Fraser to Colonel Forbes, Adjutant General, at His House in the Broadway or at the Fort, New York. NAS GD 45-2-29, pp. 18-19. National Archives Scotland.

Tags:
Quebec, British Military, Seven Years War, French and Indian War, Fraser's 78th Highlanders

©  Jeffrey Campbell, The 78th Regiment of Foot, 2017.  All rights reserved.  


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Accoutrements of the 78th Regiment of Foot, May 1758

Albeit nothing official has ever been located in describing exactly what tartan the 78th Regiment Highland Dress uniform consisted of, this author has discovered an accounting ledger among the personal paperwork of Major James Clephane, dated May 1758. The ledger's purpose was for tracking expenses for every man in the company, including uniform items and monthly pay, and each soldier had his own account, which detailed the following accoutrements he received. Considering the date of the ledger and the types of items listed we believe these to be of initial government issue.

1 - Pair Shoes
1 - Napsack
1 - Haversack
1 - Cocade
1 - Pair Garters & 1 Sett Buckles
1-  Kilt & Small Belt*
2 - Cheq’d Shirt**
1 - Turn Key Screw, Brush & Wire***
Proportion of a Cooks Frock

* Some accounts list this item as “pistle belt.”
** Issued by Major Clephane.
*** Primarily used in maintaining and repairing of the firelocks.

Additionally, we discovered multiple men who received two haversacks; one in Kilraick, Inverness and the other in Cork, Ireland.

Source:
Military Account Book at Halifax, 1758. NAS GD125-34-5, National Archives Scotland.

Tags:
Quebec, British Military, Seven Years War, French and Indian War, Fraser's 78th Highlanders

©  Jeffrey Campbell, The 78th Regiment of Foot, 2017.  All rights reserved.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

British Officers of the 78th Regiment Serving in America

Compiled from the 'Army Lists' of the English army for the period of the French and Indian War, by Worthington Chauncey Ford in 1894, the author was fortunate enough to find these annual rosters in the Astor Library, New York, and from the 'official' registers the following 89 names from the 78th Regiment of Foot have been extracted. Alphabetically arranged, this list included name, rank, and date of commissioning.

Abercombie, James
     Rank:  Major
     Date:  25 July, 1760

Baille, Charles
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  10 January, 1757

Baille, David
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  26 July, 1757

Burnet, Charles
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  8 May, 1760

Cameron, Alexander
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  21 July, 1757

Cameron, Allan
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  23 June, 1762

Cameron, Donald
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  30 September, 1758

Cameron, Duncan
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  25 September, 1759

Cameron, Evan
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  5 January, 1757
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  9 June, 1758

Cameron, Hugh
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  12 January, 1757
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  25 September, 1759

Campbell, Alexander
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  7 May, 1757

Campbell, Alexander
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  23 July, 1760

Campbell, Alexander
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  5 October, 1760

Campbell, Archibald
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  23 January, 1757
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  29 April, 1760

Campbell, John
     Rank:  Major
     Date:  6 January, 1757

Campbell, John
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  9 January, 1757
     Rank:  Major
     Date:  5 October, 1760

Campbell, John
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  27 September, 1758
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  13 December, 1759

Campbell, -----
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  12 December, 1759

Chisholme: John
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  17 January, 1757
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  4 September, 1759

Clephane, James
     Rank:  Major
     Date:  4 January, 1757

Douglas, John
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  18 June, 1757

Fraser, Alexander
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  12 February, 1757

Fraser, Alexander
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  22 July, 1757

Fraser, Alexander
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  15 September, 1758

Fraser, Alexander
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  15 January, 1757
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  27 September, 1758

Fraser, Alexander
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  13 December, 1759

Fraser, Alexander
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  4 October, 1760

Fraser, Archibald
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  7 April, 1760
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  23 June, 1762

Fraser, George
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  24 April, 1761

Fraser, Hugh
     Rank:  Adj`t
     Date:  12 January, 1757

Fraser, Hugh
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  9 June, 1758
     Rank:  Qt. Mr.
     Date:  22 April, 1759
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  29 April, 1760

Fraser, Hugh*
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  23 October, 1761

Fraser, James
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  4 January, 1757
     Rank:  Qt. Mr.
     Date:  12 January, 1757
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  27 September, 1758

Fraser, John
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  19 January, 1757
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  22 April, 1759

Fraser, John
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  24 January, 1757
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  15 April, 1760

Fraser, John
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  30 January, 1757

Fraser, John
     Rank:  Qt. Mr.
     Date:  27 September, 1758

Fraser, Malcolm
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  18 July, 1757
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  25 September, 1759

Fraser, Malcolm
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  18 June, 1758

Fraser, Malcolm
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  9 July, 1760

Fraser, Malcolm
     Rank:  Adj`t
     Date:  24 July, 1761

Fraser, Simon
     Rank:  Lt. Col. Com.
     Date:  5 January, 1757

Fraser, Simon
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  5 January, 1757
     Rank:  Capt. Lt.
     Date:  27 September, 1758

Fraser, Simon
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  9 January, 1757
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  18 June, 1757

Fraser, Simon
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  16 January, 1757

Fraser, Simon
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  21 January, 1757
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  25 September, 1759

Fraser, Simon
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  8 February, 1757

Gilchrist, Alexander
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  25 September, 1759
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  4 October, 1760

Gordon, Cosmo
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  24 July, 1757

Gordon, George
     Rank:  Qt. Mr.
     Date:  15 April, 1760

Gregorson, Alexander
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  10 June, 1758
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  29 April, 1760

Henderson, James
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  23 July, 1758
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  8 May, 1760

Mackenzie, James
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  7 May, 1757
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  25 September, 1759

McAlister, Archibald
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  13 January, 1757
     Rank: Lieutenant
     Date:  23 July, 1758

McBean, Daniel
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  28 January, 1757
     Rank:  Capt. Lt.
     Date:  29 April, 1760

M'Cullock, Kenneth
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  9 July, 1760

McDonald, Donald
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  12 January, 1757

McDonald, Ronald
     Rank:  Lieutenant 
     Date:  14 January, 1757
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  17 October, 1759

McDonell, Alexander
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  2 February, 1757

McDonell, Charles
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  19 January, 1757
     Rank:  Capt. Lt.
     Date:  17 October, 1759

McDonell, Hector
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  27 January, 1757

McDonell, John
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  13 January, 1757

McDonell, John
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  23 July, 1757
     Rank:  Ensign, 15th Regiment
     Date:  14 November, 1763
     Rank:  Qt. Mr., 15th Regiment
     Date:  14 November, 1763

McDonnell, William
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  21 January, 1757

McLeod, Alexander
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  11 January, 1757
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  4 September, 1759

McLeod, Norman
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  24 July, 1760

McNeill, Donald
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  20 July, 1757
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  17 October, 1759

McNeill, Rory
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  20 January, 1757

McPherson, John
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  5 January, 1757

McPherson, John
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  5 October, 1760

McPherson, Lachlan
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  22 April, 1759
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  9 July, 1760

McPherson, Malcolm
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  4 September, 1759

McPherson, Robert
     Rank:  Chaplain
     Date:  12 January, 1757

McQueen, James
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  29 April, 1760

Menzies, Robert
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  15 September, 1758
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  23 August, 1760

Monro, Harry
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  23 July, 1757
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  12 December, 1759

Montgomery, Hugh
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  2 June, 1762

Murray, James
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  15 September, 1758

Murray, John
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  6 February, 1757

Nairne, John
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  16 July, 1757
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  24 April, 1761

Robertson, William
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  17 October, 1759
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  5 October, 1760

Rose, Arthur
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  17 July 1757

Ross, Thomas
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  23 July, 1757

Seton, Sir Henry, Bt.
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  17 July, 1757
     Rank:  Captain, 17th Regiment
     Date:  22 April 1759

Sinclair, Charles
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  23 July, 1760

Stuart, Allan
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  7 January, 1757
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  10 June, 1758

Stuart, Charles
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  25 September, 1759
     Rank:  Lieutenant
     Date:  23 July, 1760

Stuart, Kenneth
     Rank:  Ensign
     Date:  29 April, 1760

Walkenshaw, J. Crauford
     Rank:  Capt. Lt.
     Date:  5 January, 1757
     Rank:  Captain
     Date:  9 June, 1758

* Some of these Frasers may be identical

Source:
Ford, Worthington Chauncey. British Officers Serving in America, 1754-1774. Boston; 1894. Print.

Tags:
Quebec, British Military, Seven Years War, French and Indian War, Fraser's 78th Highlanders

©  Jeffrey Campbell, The 78th Regiment of Foot, 2017.  All rights reserved. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Soldiers of the 78th Regiment Discharged in America

Although 158 names appear in Col. J.R. Harper's The Fraser Highlanders (p.123-5), this list contains 170 soldiers of the 78th Regiment of Foot discharged in Quebec, Canada in 1763. The list does not include commissioned officers. It's possible some of these men joined the 15th Regiment and participated in the continued securing of Quebec from 1763-68.

The Colonel's Company
Drum Major Alexander Kennedy
Serjeant Alexander Fraser
Serjeant Donald Fraser
Serjeant Donald Gray
Corporal Thomas Fraser
Corporal Thomas Reid
Soldier Hugh Forbes
Soldier Alexander Fraser
Soldier John Fraser
Soldier Thomas Maitland
Soldier Robert Robertson
Soldier John Simpson

Major James Abercrombie's Company
Serjeant Hugh Tulloch
Corporal Donald McKenzie
Corporal Allan Shaw
Drummer John McDonell
Soldier John Anderson
Soldier Hugh Fraser
Soldier William Fraser
Soldier George McAdam
Soldier Donald McDonald
Soldier Evan McLachlin
Soldier John McLeod

Major John Campbell's Company
Serjeant William Fraser
Serjeant George Thompson
Corporal Allan Cameron
Soldier Angus Cameron
Soldier Evan Cameron
Soldier Donald Henderson
Soldier John Kennedy
Soldier Donald McGillvray
Soldier Kenneth McKenzie

Captain John McDonell's Company
Serjeant Donald Campbell
Serjeant Alexander McDonald
Serjeant James Thompson
Corporal Donald Fraser
Corporal William Porterfield
Drummer Thomas Fraser
Drummer John Hamilton
Soldier John Fraser
Soldier William Fraser
Soldier Allan McArthur
Soldier Evan McGillvray
Soldier John McPherson

Captain Alexander McLeod's Company
Serjeant James Carmichael
Serjeant James Gordon
Serjeant Angus McDonell
Serjeant Alexander Mcnaughton
Serjeant James Sinclair
Drummer Rory McDonell
Soldier Duncan Campbell
Soldier Allan McDonell
Soldier Allan McDonell

Captain Hugh Cameron's Company
Serjeant Gilbert Anderson
Serjeant Allan Cameron
Serjeant George McKenzie
Corporal Evan Cameron
Corporal Roderick Fraser
Corporal John Lamb
Drummer Duncan Mckenzie
Soldier John Chisholm
Soldier John Fraser
Soldier William Fraser
Soldier Duncan McDonell
Soldier John McDonell
Soldier David McLean
Soldier Duncan McMillan
Soldier George Sutherland

Captain Ranald McDonell's Company
Serjeant Alexander Ferguson
Serjeant William Fraser
Corporal Alexander McDonell
Corporal Donald Mcpherson
Corporal John Ross
Drummer Grigor McGrigor
Soldier Evan Black
Soldier John Carmichail
Soldier Miles Carmichail
Soldier Edward Davidson
Soldier John Ferguson
Soldier Alexander Grant
Soldier Peter Grubb
Soldier John Gunn
Soldier Duncan McGrigor
Soldier Donald Sutherland

Captain John Fraser's Company
Serjeant Malcolm Fraser
Serjeant James McDonell
Serjeant Mure Trotter
Corporal Benjamin Allen
Soldier John Chisholm
Soldier James Forsyth
Soldier John Fraser
Soldier Simon Fraser
Soldier Donald McDonald
Soldier Farquhar McGillvray

Captain Archibald Campbell's Company
Serjeant Simon Fraser
Serjeant James Robertson
Serjeant John Watson
Corporal John Campbell
Corporal Hector Ross
Soldier James Campbell
Soldier Donald Cuthbert
Soldier Alexander Johnston
Soldier Alexander McArthur
Soldier Lachlan McIntosh

Captain Alexander Campbell's Company
Serjeant John Fraser
Serjeant Edward Mcpherson
Serjeant Duncan Wier
Corporal Evan Mcpherson
Corporal Lewis Stuart
Soldier Duncan Cameron
Soldier Murd. Cameron
Soldier James Fraser
Soldier John McKay
Soldier John Mcpherson
Soldier Thomas Mcpherson
Soldier John Smith

Captain John Nairn's Company
Serjeant Allan McDonell
Corporal Donald McKinnon
Corporal William Ross
Drummer William Bruce
Soldier John Forbes
Soldier Donald McIntosh
Soldier William More
Soldier Alexander Munro
Soldier Alexander Ross
Sodlier Archibald Stuart
Soldier William Thompson

Captain Hugh Fraser's Company
Serjeant John Clark
Serjeant Alexander Fraser
Serjeant Alexander McKay
Corporal Duncan Forbes
Corporal George Geddes
Drummer Alexander Fraser
Drummer John Stuart
Soldier Peter Campbell
Soldier John Fraser
Soldier John Fraser
Soldier Murd. Mcpherson
Soldier Peter Stuart
Soldier John Sutherland

Captain Hugh Montgomerie's Company
Serjeant Alexander Shaw
Serjeant William Watson
Corporal John Ferguson
Corporal Donald Fraser
Corporal Hector Munro
Drummer John Provan
Soldier Alexander Cormak
Soldier Thomas Davidson
Soldier Alexander Fraser
Soldier James Johnston
Soldier Roderick McKenzie
Soldier Donald McLean
Soldier James McQueen
Soldier Donald Morrison
Soldier Donald Munro
Soldier John Ross

Captain Alexander Wood's Company
Serjeant Alexander Fraser
Serjeant William Gunn
Serjeant Ranald McDonell
Corporal John Fraser
Corporal John McDonell
Corporal Donald McIntyre
Drummer Donald McKenzie
Soldier James Crawford
Soldier William Grahame
Soldier John Kennedy
Soldier John McDonell
Soldier Ranald McDonell
Soldier John McIntosh
Soldier Alexander Mckenzie

The following men are known to have remained in Quebec at the conclusion of the war. And while these names do appear on the Subsistence Rolls for the 78th Regiment (Fraser's Highlanders) at Quebec, August-September, 1763, they are not among those from the above list as actually having been discharged in Canada.

Captain Archibald Campbell's Company
William Campbell:  Married Marie Josephte Chartier, c1761, Berthier
William Campbell:  Married Marie Louise Dumont, 1772, Kamouraska

Additionally, these six men are know to have filed Crown land petitions with the Quebec Government, dated 19 May 1765, for their military service with the 78th Regiment: Donald Clark, Alexander McNabb, Angus McDonald, Duncan McGraw, William McNabb, Finlay Munro.

Source:
An Account of His Majesty's Royal Bounty of Fourteen Days Subsistence, also the Sword Money paid the following Men of the 78th Regiment Discharged in America. Microfilm C-10462, Series RG4 C2 Vol. 1, National Archives of Canada.

Tags:
Quebec, British Military, Seven Years War, French and Indian War, Fraser's Highlanders

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

Troops Destined for the Siege of Louisbourg

Major General

Staff Brigadiers
Lawrence
Whitmore
Wolfe

Corps [with Rank & File]
Royal:  983 
Lascelles:  985 
Warburton:  993
Monckton:  802
Lord John Murray:  1000
Lawrence:  1000
Bragg:  700
Webb:  834
Forbes:  695
Hopson:  969
Whitmore:  992
Amherst from England:  900
Anstruther, Col. from Ireland:  700
Recruits with Col. Whitmore for Lord Murrays Regt.:  300
Proportion of recruits with Col. Whitmore for 10 Batts. at 94 per:  940
Officers, Serjeants & Drummers:  1092
3 Companies of the Royal Regt. of Artillery Officers included:  330
Total:  14,215

Rangers:  600
Col. Bastide, Chief Engineer, and a sufficient & proper Battering Train for this Service.

Troops destined for an Irruption into Canada by way of Crown Point

Staff
Major General Abercromby
Brigadier Lord Howe
Col. Gage

Corps [with Rank & File]
Prevost:  450
Abercromby:  836
Blakeney:  695
Maj. Genl Murray:  694
Stanwix:  1145
Otway:  1145
Howe:  699
Frazer:  1145
Independent Companies at New York:  448
Recruits with Col. Whitmore for Frazers Batt:  300
Idem with d`o for Montgomeries Batt. to remain with Frazers:  300
Idem with d`o for 7 Batts. at the rate of 94 per Batt & 8 over:  666
Royal Regiment of Artillery, Officers inclusive:  214
Officers, Serjeants & Drummers:  710
Total:  9447

Provincials:  20,000
Supposing that 1500 of this body are left for the protection of Nova Scotia, there will remain for this Operation 7947 Regulars, and 20,000 Provincials, with a proper Train of Artillery and Ammunition. Arms will be sent for 12,000 Men.

Troops destined for the Ohio, Fort Du Quesne, or other Operations to the Southward

Staff
Colonel Forbes
Lieut. Col. Boquet
Lieut. Col. Montgomery
Lieut. Col. Bradstreet, D.2. M.G., being perfectly acquainted with the Country.

Corps [with Rank & File]
Prevosts Detachment:  350
Montgomerys:  1145
Independent Companies at So. Carolina:  345
Provincials:  5000
Total:  1880

There will be a proper Train of Artillery for this Service also

Recapitulation

Louisbourg
Regulars:  14,215
Rangers:  600
Total:  14,815

Invasion of Canada by Crown Point
Regulars:  7947
Provincials:  20,000
Total:  27,947

Nova Scotia:  1500

Ohio, Fort Du Quesne &c.
Regulars:  1880
Provincials:  5000
Total:  6880
Total:  51,142

Endorsed - Disposition of His M's Forces in America

Source:
War Office Records: Amherst Papers. Correspondence Between the Commander-in-Chief and Various Officers in Cape Breton Island, 1759-1763. W.O. 34, vol.18., p.241-4. Public Archives Canada.

Tags:
Quebec, British Military, Seven Years War, French and Indian War, Frasers Highlanders

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

78th Regiment of Foot: Officers Requesting Leaves of Absence, Aug. 1761

Albany, 11th August 1761
Dear Sir,
              I give you Joy of the Reduction of Belleisle the Packet that was supposed taken being at last arrived Safe at New York, having waited at Falmouth for the June Mail.
             The Letters Arrived here last Night, and I have Directed that those for the Several Governments in Canada shall be sorted that I may Dispatch them immediately.
             I Don't doubt but you will receive in your Letters all the News which the Packet brings but least your Correspondents Letters may not be so lately as when the Gazette came out, I send you a Copy of the Capitulation of Belleisle.
             The Secretary at War has acquainted me of the King's Intentions in regard to the Contingent Men, on which I write to the Commanding Officers of Corps, and I leave those of your Government open for your perusal. I have also received a List of promotions from the War Office a Copy of which I Enclose to you.
             Major Abercromby in a Letter to my Brother, has Desired the Adjutancy of Fraser's may be granted to Lieut. Malcolm Fraser instead of another Lieut. Fraser who Chuses to Resign, Which Commission I have signed and now transmit to you. There are several leaves of Absence, which the Major requests for Officers in the Regimt, viz. Capt. John McDonnell being in a bad State of Health desires leave to go home in the fall. Lieut John McTavish to go home as it would be an Act of Charity to him & his family; Lieut. Baille to get rid of Some Difficulties in money Matters. Mr. Mclean the Surgeon has pressing business too, that calls him home, and the Major will take Care the Regiment shall not Suffer by the Absence of the Surgeon. To all which you have to answer if you think it really requisite for the above Gentlemens affairs to go to Europe. You have my Leave to permit any of the Whole to go, as you think proper.
               Dispositions for carrying on the War, are continued in England as Earnestly as tho' Mo. de Brissy was not in London, or Mr. Stanley in Paris, and that the Congress which must now be assembled at Augsbourg had never been thought of.
                                           I am, with great Truth & Esteem
                                                             Dear Sir,

                                                                                Jeff Amherst

P.S. I am to Acknowledge the Receipt of your Letter of 
7th June by Mr. Wilkins the Surgeon of Otways, you 
may be Assured I shall be glad to convince him
of my Regard to your Recommendation.
                                                                    J.A.

Hon.ble Br. General Murray

Source:
War Office Records: Amherst Papers. Letters from the Commander-in-Chief, New York to the Governor of Quebec, 1760-1763. W.O. 34, vol.3., p.105. Public Archives Canada.

Tags:
Quebec, British Military, Seven Years War, French and Indian War, Albany

©  Jeffrey Campbell, The 78th Regiment of Foot, 2017.  All rights reserved.  

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Chelsea Pensioners

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is a retirement and nursing home for veterans of the British Army and first opened its doors in 1692. Known the world over as Chelsea Pensioners, some of the initial soldiers admitted were injured at the Battle of Sedgemoor. 

Soldiers from the 78th Regiment began arriving at the facility in November of 1758 with injuries sustained at the Battle of Louisbourg in North America. Nearly 200 Fraser's Highlanders would be admitted through the spring of 1764.

Note: Please consult original record where indicated for further clarification.

Soldiers of the 78th Regiment in Royal Chelsea Hospital, 1760
Soldiers of the 78th Regiment in Royal Chelsea Hospital, 1760

Royal Chelsea Pensioners' Recruiting Map

In an effort to better understand potential recruiting locations for soldiers of Fraser's 78th Highlanders, we've compiled the birth data for most all pensioners entering Royal Chelsea Hospital and placed each man accordingly on this map of Scotland. Of the over 200 men located the majority were born in/around Inverness (centre map). Additionally, we've included the locations of four civilian recruiters known to have 'made their recruits.' Click on map to open and save.

Royal Chelsea Pensioners: 78th Regiment of Foot Soldiers Recruiting Map
78th Regiment, Royal Chelsea Pensioners Recruiting Map

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Monday the 20th Novem, 1758

Name: John McDonald

Age: 19
Time in Serv: 2 yrs.
Ailment: An amputated hand at Louisbourg
Born: Inv`s
Occ: Baker

Name: Dougal MackDonald

Age: 26
Time in Serv: 2 yrs.
Ailment: Lost the use of his right arm & side by a fall in carrying a meal for the reg't.
Born: Badenoch
Occ: Lab~

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Friday the 20 July, 1759

Name: Jam's Williamson

Age: 39
Time in Serv: 19 yrs.
Ailment: An ulcer in his breast
Born: Glenlivet, Banffsh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: Rhod'k Macknicl [Serj't]*
Age: 28
Time in Serv: 2 1/2 yrs.
Ailment: Shot thro' the arm at Louisbourg
Born: Inv`s
Occ: Lab~
* Consult original record for clarification. Might read: "Mackniel".

Name: Wm. Fraser Callum
Age: 25
Time in Serv: 2 1/2 yrs.
Ailment: Shot thro' the arm at Louisbourg
Born: Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: Jam's Cummings
Age: 19
Time in Serv: 2 1/2 yrs.
Ailment: Shot thro' the Rt. arm at Louisbourg
Born: Abernethy, Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: Jno Gillis
Age: 26
Time in Serv: 2 1/2 yrs.
Ailment: Bruised in back at Louisbourg
Born: Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: Wm. Cunnison
Age: 27
Time in Serv: 2 1/2 yrs.
Ailment: Disabled in the hand at Louisbourg
Born: Kirkmichl, Perthsh~
Occ: Taylor

Name: Alex'r McTavish
Age: 25
Time in Serv: 2 1/2 yrs.
Ailment: Bruised at landing at Louisbourg
Born: Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: Rob't Thompson
Age: 36
Time in Serv: 2 1/2 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the head at Louisbourg
Born: Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: John Fraser
Age: 53
Time in Service: 17 1/2/ yrs.
Ailment: Lamed at Louisbourg
Born: Abernethy, Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: Jno Macallum
Age: 34
Time in Serv: 2 1/2 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the head at Louisbourg
Born: Lorn, Argyleshire
Occ: Soldier's son

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Tuesday the 4th December, 1759

Name: Alex'r Fraser [Serj't]
Age: 48
Time in Serv: 20 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in thighs
Born: Inverness
Occ: Labourer

Name: Jno Chisholm [Serj't]
Age: 56
Time in Serv: 13 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in both thighs
Born: Inverness
Occ: Labourer

Name: Wm. Cumming
Age: 48
Time in Serv: 26 yrs.
Ailment: ----------*
Born: Castle Grant, Inverness-shire
Occ: ---
* Consult original record for clarification

Name: Don'd Cameron
Age: 54
Time in Serv: 6 1/2 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in Belly
Born: Strewey, Inverness-shire
Occ: Herdsman

Name Don'd Ross:
Age: 31
Time in Serv: 3 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the finger of rt hand
Born: Inverness-shire
Occ: Herdsman

Name: Don'd Ross
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 3 yrs.
Ailment: Lost his right arm
Born: Ross-shire, Negg Parish
Occ: Blacksmith

Name: Alex'r McDonald

Age: 26
Time in Serv: 3 yrs.
Ailment: Disabled in rt arm
Born: Lockhaber
Occ: Herdsman

Name: Hugh Fraser

Age: 35
Time in Serv: 3 yrs.
Ailment: Lame in left legg
Born: Inverness, Kirkalty Parish
Occ: Herdsman

Name: Dun Duff

Age: 28
Time in Serv: 3 yrs.
Ailment: Lost his right hand
Born: Perthshire, Fothergill Parish
Occ: Herdsman

Name: Don'd McDonald

Age: 22
Time in Serv: 3 yrs.
Ailment: Lost his right thumb
Born: Sutherlandshire, ------ Parish*
Occ: Herdsman
* Consult original record for clarification

Name: James Murray
Age: 24
Time in Service: 3 yrs.
Ailment: Rhumatick
Born: Inverallan, Inverness
Occ: Herdsman

Name: John Ross

Age: 34
Time in Serv: 3 yrs.
Ailment: Disabled in left hand
Born: Kincarden, RossCrty
Occ: Herdsman

Name: John Cameron [Serj't]

Age: 60
Time in Serv: 23 yrs.
Ailment: Rhumatick
Born: Finnart, Perthshire*
Occ: Herdsman
* Consult original record for clarification

Name: John Cameron [Serj't]

Age: 35
Time in Serv: 3 yrs.
Ailment: Astmatic
Born: Lochhaber, Inverness-shire
Occ: Herdsman

Name: Donald McDonald

Age: 29
Time in Serv: 2 1/2 yrs
Ailment: Fits & wounded in the head
Born: Straglass, Inverness
Occ: Herdsman

Name: Kenneth Campbell

Age: 40
Time in Serv: 3 yrs.
Ailment: Astmatic
Born: Badnock, Inverness-sh`r
Occ: Herdsman

Name: Alexander Fraser

Age: 49
Time in Serv: 19 yrs.
Ailment: Shot in the thigh
Born: ----------, Inverness*
Occ: Herdsman
* Consult actual record for clarification

Name: Alex'r McPherson

Age: 36
Time in Serv: 3 yrs.
Ailment: Bruised in the left side
Born: Badnock, Inverness-sh`r
Occ: Herdsman

Name: Donald  Mcleod

Age: 60
Time in Serv: 2-*
Ailment: -----------*
Born: Island of Sky
Occ: Herdsman
* Consult original record for clarification

Name: Murd'h McLeod

Age: 25
Time in Serv: 3 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the right arm
Born: Island of Sky
Occ: Herdsman

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Tuesday the 18th December, 1759

Name: Peter Dewars
Age: 26
Time in Serv: 2 yrs.
Ailment: Rhumatick & disabled in the left legg
Born: Canmore, Perthsh`r
Occ: Husbandman

Name: Donald Ca-anach*
Age: 46
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Lost his right eye
Born: Baddnoch, Invernessh`r
Occ: Miller
* Consult original record for clarification

Name: John McDonald
Age: 45
Time in Serv: 2 yrs.
Ailment: Consumption
Born: Baddnoch, Invernessh`r
Occ: Husbandman 

Name: John Ross
Age: 36
Time in Serv: 2 yrs.
Ailment: Rhumatick
Born: Kinnegarn, Rossh`r
Occ: Husbandman

Name: Angus Gileurs
Age: 26
Time in Serv: 2 yrs.
Ailment: Rhumatick
Born: Ile Sky in Invernessh`r
Occ: Husbandman

Name: Donald Bissett
Age: 26
Time in Serv: 3 yrs.
Ailment: Ague
Born: ----------*
Occ: Husbandman
* Consult original record for clarification

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Tuesday the 18th March, 1760

Name: Rob't Ross

Age: 24
Time in Serv: 2/10m
Ailment: Wounded at Quebec
Born: Kincardine, Rossh`r
Occ: Lab~

Name: Hugh McMillen
Age: 23
Time in Serv: 2/10m
Ailment: Wounded at Quebec
Born: Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: Don'd Livingston
Age: 22
Time in Serv: 2/10m
Ailment: Wounded near Quebec
Born: Kinmore, Perthsh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: John Cameron [1]
Age: 28
Time in Serv: 2/10m
Ailment: Wounded near Quebec
Born: Lochaber
Occ: Lab~

Name: Alex'r McColl

Age: 34
Time in Serv: 2/10m
Ailment: Wounded at Quebec
Born: Invenary
Occ: Lab~

Name: Hector McPhail

Age: 47
Time in Service: 2/10m
Ailment: Wounded near Quebec
Born: Argylsh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: John McDonald:

Age: 36
Time in Serv: 2/10m
Ailment: Lost the use of his limbs by colds contracted in the service
Born: Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: Niel McIntosh

Age: 25
Time in Serv: 2/10m
Ailment: Wounded near Quebec
Born: Isle of Skie
Occ: Lab~

Name: John McLeod

Age: 24
Time in Serv: 2/10m
Ailment: Wounded near Quebec
Born: Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: Jno Cameron [2]

Age: 31
Time in Serv: 2/10m
Ailment: Wounded near Quebec
Born: Perthsh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: Arch'd Stewart

Age: 23
Time in Serv: 2/10m
Ailment: Lost his leg in Quebec
Born: Argylsh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: Geo Crookshank

Age: 30
Time in Serv: 2/10m
Ailment: Wounded near Quebec
Born: Edinb~
Occ: Weaver

Name: John McLaren

Age: 40
Time in Serv: 2/10m
Ailment: Lost his Rt arm at Quebec
Born: Perthsh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: John McDougal

Age: 22
Time in Serv: 2/10m
Ailment: Shot thro the arm at Quebec
Born: Perthsh~
Occ: Lab~

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Tuesday the 28th Octr, 1760

Name: James McPherson
Age: 26
Time in Serv: 6 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded at Quebec
Born: Strathspey, Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Peter Grant [Serj't]
Age: 58
Time in Serv: 30 yrs.
Ailment: Scurvey & age
Born: Glenmorrison
Occ: Lab~

Name: Tho`s Fraser [1]
Age: 50
Time in Serv: 26 yrs.
Ailment: Lost his sight
Born: Inverness
Occ: Taylor

Name: John McDonald
Age: 59
Time in Serv: 22 yrs.
Ailment: Scurvy & age
Born: Badenough
Occ: Taylor

Name: Tho`s Fraser [2]
Age: 24
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the head at Quebec
Born: Castledownie
Occ: Lab~

Name: Don`d McMasters
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 12 yrs.
Ailment Age & scurvy
Born: Gleninion, Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Fra`s McLachlan
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 10 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the left shoulder
Born: St. Ninians, Stirling
Occ: Lab~

Name: John Stuart
Age: 57
Time in Serv: 10 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded at Quebec
Born: Logan, Inverness
Occ: ---

Name: Tho`s Fraser 3d
Age: 63
Time in Serv: 21 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the thigh at Quebec
Born: Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Wm. Noble
Age: 25
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the left arm at Quebec
Born: Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: John Fraser
Age: 26
Time in Serv: 4 yrs
Ailment: Lost the use of his left leg at Quebec
Born: Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Ang. McDonald
Age: 40
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Lost the use of his left arm at Quebec
Born: Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Ale`x McKenzie

Age: 26
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Lost the use of his right arm at Quebec
Born: Urray, Ross Shire
Occ: Lab~

Name: John McLaren

Age: 26
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Lost the use of his left arm at Quebec
Born: near Perth
Occ: Lab~

Name: Evan Cameron

Age: 24
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Shot thro the body at Louisbourg
Born: Kil---vay, Inv.*
Occ: ---
* Consult original record for clarification

Name: John Cameron

Age: 26
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Lost the use of his right arm at Quebec
Born: Kiltarlity
Occ: ---

Name: Don`d Fraser

Age: 39
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Consumption & scurvey
Born: Ross Shire
Occ: ---

Name: Angus Kennedy

Age: 36
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the left shoulder
Born: Invs.
Occ: Weaver

Name: Ang`s McTavish

Age: 26
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Contusion in his leg at Louisbourg
Born: Inverness
Occ: ---

Name: Hugh McGilbray

Age: 38
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Lost the use of his right hand at Quebec
Born: Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: James Sutherland [Serj't]

Age: 43
Time in Serv: 21 yrs.
Ailment: Losing the use of his lt leg
Born: Rogart, Sutherland
Occ: Lab~

Name: James Robertson [Serj't]

Age: 50
Time in Serv: 20
Ailment: Wounded at Quebec
Born: near Edin~
Occ: Farmer

Name: Duncan Cameron

Age: 36
Time in Serv: 20 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded at Quebec
Born: Fort William
Occ: Lab~

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Tuesday the 23d Decem'r, 1760

Name: Simon Munro
Age: 24
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Lost the use of his left arm
Born: Kiltarlity Co. Invs
Occ: Smith

Name: Laughlan Mclachlan
Age: 57
Time in Serv: 41 yrs.
Ailment: Old & infirm
Born: Appin Co. ------*
Occ: Lab~
* Consult original record for clarification

Name: Alex`r Munro
Age: 63
Time in Serv: 30 yrs.
Ailment: Old & inform
Born: Alnes Co. Ross
Occ: Taylor

Name: Duncan McIntosh
Age: 65
Time in Serv: 26 yrs.
Ailment: Old & infrim
Born: Badenoch Co. Invers.
Occ: Taylor

Name: Don`d Campbell
Age: 65
Time in Serv: 26 yrs.
Ailment: Old age
Born: Dunkeld, Perthsh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: John McIntyre
Age 58
Time in Serv: 24
Ailment: Ruptur'd & old
Born: Perth
Occ: Lab~

Name: Rob`t Carr
Age: 41
Time in Serv: 24 yrs.
Ailment: Lost his arm at Quebec
Born: Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: John Fraser
Age: 54
Time in Serv: 21 yrs.
Ailment: Old & infirm
Born: Culloden near Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Wm. Gunn
Age: 60
Time in Serv: 21
Ailment: Infirm & old
Born: Letheren, Caiths.
Occ: Lab~

Name: John McDougal
Age: 46
Time in Serv: 24 yrs.
Ailment: Scurvy & age
Born: Isle of Mull, Argylesh~
Occ: Farmer

Name: Alex`r Fraser
Age: 39
Time in Serv: 20 yrs.
Ailment: Old & infirm
Born: Stratherick Co. Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: George Ross
Age: 60
Time in Serv: 20 yrs.
Ailment: Old & infirm
Born: Balnagown, Ross sh~
Occ: Farmer

Name: Murdoch McKenzie
Age: 63
Time in Serv: 16 yrs.
Ailment: Old & infirm
Born: Inverness
Occ: Weaver

Name: Don'd Kennedy
Age: 36
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Lost the use of his side by long sickness
Born: Badenoch, Inv.
Occ: Lab~

Name: Tho`s Carter
Age: 23
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Lost the use of his leg on Duty
Born: Dublin
Occ: Servt.

Name: Dun. Kennedy
Age: 52
Time in Serv: 8 yrs.
Ailment: Old & infirm
Born: Fort William, Invnerness sh~

Name: Allan Morrison
Age: 24
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Shot thro the body
Born: Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Donald Grant
Age: 24
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded at Quebec
Born: Fort Willm, Co. Inv.
Occ: Lab~

Name: Alex~ Fraser
Age: 28
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Lost his use of Hand by Frost
Born: Near Inv.
Occ: Lab~

Name: John McNeal
Age: 26
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Lost the use of his rt hand
Born: Barra, Inv.
Occ: Lab~

Name: Cha`s McLachlan
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Lost his right leg
Born: Fort William
Occ: Taylor

Name: Don`d McDonald [1]
Age: 24
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the Head at Quebec
Born: Fort Will`m
Occ: Lab~

Name: Don`d McDonald [2]
Age: 36
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the Breast at Quebec
Born: near Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Donald McDonald [3]
Age: 24
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Lost his right leg at Quebec
Born: Isle of Sky
Occ: Head~

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Friday the 6th Febr'y, 1761

Name: Alex~ McDougall
Age: 56
Time in Serv: 20 yrs.
Ailment: Infirmities
Born: Glasgow
Occ: Lab~

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Friday the 27th Febr'y, 1761

Name: Niel McKay
Age: 67
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Palsey contracted in America
Born: Large, Suthd
Occ: Lab~

Name: Alex~ Kennedy
Age: 57
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Deaf occasion'd by colds in America
Born: Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: Cha`s Robinson
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the Body & Foot
Born: near Dundee
Occ: Lab~

Name: Dav'd Morris
Age: 28
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Consumption
Born: Kilmorack, Co. Ross
Occ: Weav~

Name: Jam`s Tolmey
Age: 32
Time in Serv: 3 1/2 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the arm
Born: Croy, Inverness sh~
Occ: ---

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Tuesday the 8th Septemr, 1761

Name: John Farquharson [Serj't]
Age: 50
Time in Serv: 28 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the rt Leg
Born: Tullow Co. Aberdeen
Occ: Lab~

Name: John McEnzie [Serj't]
Age: 50
Time in Serv: 24 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded
Born: Walton Co. Caithness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Ang`s McDonnell [Serj't]
Age: 47
Time in Serv: 13 yrs.
Ailment: Gravellish
Born: Snizort near Inverness
Occ: Carpent~

Name: Alex~ Fraser
Age: 50
Time in Serv: 30 yrs.
Ailment: Shot thro the Body
Born: Bollaskeen Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: Donald Campbell
Age: 57
Time in Serv: 25 yrs.
Ailment: Bruis'd at Montmorency
Born: near Tayne
Occ: Lab~

Name: Allan McKay
Age: 50
Time in Serv: 20 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the Head
Born: Durness Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: Alex~ McIver
Age: 60
Time in Serv: 17 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded
Born: Fort Augustus
Occ: Carpent~

Name: Don`d Hojack
Age: 60
Time in Serv: 16 yrs.
Ailment: Consumptive & old
Born: Inverness
Occ: Writer

Name: Don`d Monro
Age: 50
Time in Serv: 15 yrs.
Ailment: Consumptive & wounded
Born: Fowles Ross sh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: Alex~ McLeod
Age: 35
Time in Serv: 12 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded 3 times
Born: Isle of Skie
Occ: Carpent~

Name: John Campbell
Age: 27
Time in Serv: 7 3/4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the thigh
Born: Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Wm. McPherson
Age: 27
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded
Born: Badenoch
Occ: Farmer

Name: John Fraser /1
Age: 44
Time in Serv: 4 3/4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the Lt arm
Born: Durris, Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: John Reid
Age: 24
Time in Serv: 4 3/4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the private parts
Born: Nairn
Occ: Weav~

Name: Wm. Thompson
Age: 40
Time in Serv: 4 3/4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the Head
Born: D-ller Co. Inv`s*
Occ: Lab~
* Consult original record for clarification

Name: John Fraser /2
Age: 23
Time in Serv: 4 3/4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the arm
Born: Durris Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: Jam`s Stuart
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 3 3/4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded at Louisbourg
Born: near Fort William
Occ: Lab~

Name: Alex~ Fraser
Age: 28
Time in Serv: 3 3/4 yrs.
Ailment: Consumptive & scurvy
Born: near Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: John McRae
Age: 28
Time in Serv: 3 3/4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the rt leg
Born: Red Castle Co. Ross
Occ: Lab~

Name: John Fraser /3
Age: 26
Time in Serv: 3 3/4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the Head
Born: near Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: Arch`d McDonald
Age: 31
Time in Serv: 4 3/4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the rt arm
Born: near Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: John McLeod
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 4 3/4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the Head
Born: near Dormach Co. Suth`d
Occ: Lab~

Name: Hugh McLean
Age: 25
Time in Serv: 4 3/4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the Leg
Born: Torsay Argylesh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: Alex~ McEnzie
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 4 3/4 yrs.
Ailment: Scurvy & Consumption
Born: Urray, Rossh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: John McDonald
Age: 28
Time in Serv: 4 3/4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded
Born: Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Don`d McFarlane
Age: 38
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the groin
Born: Archir Dunbartonsh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: Wm. Lawson
Age: 27
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the rt arm
Born: Allford Aberdeensh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: Rob`t McCall
Age: 29
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the Lt Hand
Born: Appin Argylsh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: Arch`d McDonald
Age: 35
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the Head
Born: -oggie Inverness*
Occ: Lab~
* Consult original record for clarification

Name: Duncan Stuart /1
Age: 25
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the Leg
Born: Appin Argylsh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: Duncan McDonald
Age: 28
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the rt arm
Born: Isle of Skie
Occ: Lab~

Name: Duncan Cunningham
Age: 32
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the Head
Born: Kincardine Rossh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: James Jamieson
Age: 23
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the rt Leg
Born: Newhills Aberdeensh~
Occ: ---

Name: Duncan Stuart /2
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the Head
Born: Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: John McDonald
Age: 32
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the Head
Born: -egge Inverness*
Occ: Lab~
* Consult original record for clarification

Name: Evan Cameron
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the arm & leg
Born: Argylesh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: Duncan Ross
Age: 35
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the Head
Born: Croy Co. Sutherl`d
Occ: Lab~

Name: Angus McDonald
Age: 32
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the groin & knee
Born: Lochaber
Occ: Lab~

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Tuesday the 6th October, 1761

Name: Jam`s Fraser
Age: 31
Time in Serv: 5 yrs.
Ailment: Consumptive
Born: Inverness
Occ: Shoemaker

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Wednesday the 17th of Nov, 1762

Name: Donald Sutherland [Serj't]
Age: 34
Time in Serv: 18 yrs.
Ailment: Disorder in his senses
Born: Caithness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Peter McNeal [Serj't]
Age: 23
Time in Serv: 5 1/2 yrs.
Ailment: Lost his Leg in Canada
Born: Bara
Occ: Lab~

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Tuesday the 1st of Nov, 1763

Name: Jam`s McKenzie
Age: 34
Time in Serv: 9 yrs.
Ailment: Convulsions
Born: Tayne
Occ: Servant

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Tuesday the 6th Jan, 1764

Name: John Campbell
Age: 48
Time in Serv: 28 yrs.
Ailment: Worn out
Born: Elgin
Occ: Weav~

Name: Ang`s McPherson [Serj't]
Age: 48
Time in Serv: 18 yrs.
Ailment: Deaf
Born: Rathven, Banff
Occ: Lab~

Name: John Watson [Serj't]
Age: 50
Time in Serv: 24 yrs.
Ailment: Worn out
Born: Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Duncan McPhee [Serj't]
Age: 51
Time in Serv: 29 yrs.
Ailment: Worn out
Born: Glenelg
Occ: Lab~

Name: John Campbell
Age: 47
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Wound in the head & thigh
Born: Argylsh~
Occ: Lab~

Name: Jam`s Sutherland
Age: 45
Time in Serv: 23 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded
Born: Caithness
Occ: Farmer

Name: Malcolm McNaughton
Age: 37
 Time in Serv: 15 yrs.
Ailment: Wound in the shoulder & arm
Born: Argylsh~
Occ: Gard

Name: Jam`s Gow
Age: 50
Time in Serv: 21 yrs.
Ailment: Worn out
Born: Croy near Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: Dun Mcfarlane
Age: 44
Time in Serv: 16 yrs.
Ailment: Rheumatic
Born: Perth
Occ: Farmer

Name: Dan`l Gunn
Age: 50
Time in Serv: 24 yrs.
Ailment: Worn out
Born: Caithness
Occ: Solate-*
* Consult original record for clarification

Name: John Law
Age: 32
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Broken back & wounded
Born: near Aberdeen
Occ: Lab~

Name: John Fraser [1]
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Wound'd in the should'r & broken arm
Born: near Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: John Fraser [2]
Age: 28
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Wound'd in the should'r & broken arm
Born: near Inv`s
Occ: Lab~

Name: Don'd Black
Age: 69
Time in Serv: 6 yrs.
Ailment: Very old
Born: ---
Occ: ---

Name: Wm. McDonnell
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Disabled in the hand
Born: near Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: John McKenzie
Age: 39
Time in Serv: 10 yrs.
Ailment: Wound'd in the head
Born: near Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Nicholas -ass*
Age: 31
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Bruis'd between two boats
Born: Nigg
Occ: Lab~

Name: Jam`s Calanach
Age: 32
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Consumptive by a bruise
Born: near Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Lach. McKinnon
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Consumptive
Born: near Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Donald Stuart
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 8 yrs.
Ailment: Very severely wound'd
Born: Caithness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Alex`r Cameron
Age: 60
Time in Serv: 9 yrs.
Ailment: Very old
Born: near Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Wm. Rose
Age: 40
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Disabled in the lt. hand
Born: near Nairn
Occ: Lab~

Name: John McPhee
Age: 68
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Very old
Born: near Lochbar
Occ: Lab~

Name: Neal Mclean
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Very ill and bruised
Born: near Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Wednesday the 11th Jan, 1764

Name: Don`d Stuart
Age: 51
Time in Serv: 8 yrs.
Ailment: Infirm by hard duty
Born: Abernethy
Occ: Lab~

Name: John Grant [Corp'l]
Age: 54
Time in Serv: 28 yrs.
Ailment: Worn out
Born: Abernethy
Occ: Lab~

Name: Don'd McDonald
Age: 62
Time in Serv: 27 yrs.
Ailment: Worn out
Born: near Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Wm. Mcleod
Age: 54
Time in Serv: 26 yrs.
Ailment: Worn out
Born: Thurso
Occ: Lab~

Name: Alex'r Fraser [Serj't]
Age: 50
Time in Serv: 22 yrs.
Ailment: Worn out
Born: near Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Rhod`k Morrison
Age: 53
Time in Serv: 20 yrs.
Ailment: Worn out
Born: Argyleshire
Occ: Lab~

Name: Arch`d McTavish
Age: 44
Time in Serv: 20 yrs.
Ailment: Woun'd'
Born: Argyleshire
Occ: Lab~

Name: Malcolm McNicoll
Age: 54
Time in Serv: 13 yrs.
Ailment: Ruptur'd
Born: near Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Cha`s McPherson
Age: 55
Time in Serv: 13 yrs.
Ailment: Rheumatic & consumptive
Born: near Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Dougal Campbell
Age: 60
Time in Serv: 11 yrs.
Ailment: Consumptive
Born: near Inverary
Occ: Lab~

Name: Alex`r McKenzie
Age: 24
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Disabled by wounds
Born: near Tayne
Occ: Lab~

Name: Ang`s Stuart
Age: 50
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Bruis'd in drawing wood to build a fort
Born: near Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Kenneth McLeod
Age: 63
Time in Serv: 4 yrs.
Ailment: Very old
Born: near Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: Alex`r McKenzie
Age: 31
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Wounded in the arm & thigh
Born: Caithness
Occ: Lab~

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Tuesday the 7th Feb, 1764

Name: John Clarke
Age: 46
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: A lunatic
Born: Argylsh`r
Occ: Lab~

Name: Evan Campbell
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 6 yrs.
Ailment: Disabled in the lt leg
Born: near Perth
Occ: Lab~

Examination of Invalid Soldiers on Tuesday the 1st May, 1764

Name: Simon Fraser
Age: 52
Time in Serv: 28 yrs.
Ailment: Worn out
Born: near Inverness
Occ: Lab~

Name: John Ferguson
Age: 30
Time in Serv: 7 yrs.
Ailment: Shot in the hand
Bprn: Perth
Occ: Weaver

Sources:
Public Records Office (PRO), Kew, Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom. Series W.O. 116/5

1947 Scotland Administrative Map courtesy of www.wikimedia.org.

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