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7th January 2011, 09:27
This is proving to be a tricky one. :)
Which Regiment of Foot would have been in these locations around the dates given? I'm not sure about the first and last.
(1860 Edinburgh, Scotland)
1861 Aldershot, Hampshire
1865 Dublin, Ireland
(1869 Glasgow, Scotland)
7th January 2011, 11:37
have a read of this article - dates seem to match except for the last one.
7th January 2011, 19:46
Thank you very much. That is a possibility.
My best guess to date is the 83rd which was somewhere in England in 1862, in Ireland in 1866 and Gibraltar in 1867.
7th January 2011, 22:02
This is the chap in question so it will be interesting to see if it was the 78th or the 83rd or some other Regiment of Foot.
Daniel Francis MOYNIHAN b. abt 1825 Cork, Ireland d. 1891 London
Daniel MOYNIHAN & Mary FLYNN
22 Oct 1860 Edinburgh Parish, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Deaths Jun 1891
Moynihan Daniel 57 Whitechapel 1c 240
Moynihan Mary 49 Whitechapel 1c 239
1. Daniel Francis b. 25 Aug 1861 Aldershot, Hampshire, England
2. William John b. 24 Feb 1865 0884, Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland
3. Mary Jane b. abt 1867 Gibraltar
4. George Arthur b. 5 Oct 1870 Calton, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland
5. Ellen Margaret b. Sep Q 1874 Spitalfields, Middlesex, England
6. Eliza (Lizzie) b. Dec Q 1878 Spitalfields, Middlesex, England
In 1871 Daniel is listed as a labourer in a boat yard and in 1881 as a shoe-maker and army pensioner.
8th January 2011, 18:51
Hello Dave I hope this clears up the first one
The Royal Scots were also known as "First of foot, right of the line and the pride of the British army". The 9th (Territorial) Battalion (later after amalgamation with the 7th Battalion, known as the 7th/9th Battalion) was known as "The Dandy Ninth", being the only kilted battalion of this lowland regiment which was originally formed from highlanders who emigrated to the Edinburgh area.
8th January 2011, 23:02
Thanks for that bit of info.
I hope someone can find a discharge record for Daniel or some other bit of info on his service.
11th January 2011, 00:56
The name MOYNIHAN also appears in records as MOYNIHEN, MOYNIHER, MOYNIHAM & MAYNCHAN. :)
19th January 2011, 05:29
Looks like the 78th.
19th January 2011, 14:50
78th foot his 4 page service record is available on findmypast
served east indies 14 years
served 23 years in total.
19th January 2011, 22:29
Thank you very much.
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