William Jay was a native of England, born c1777 and served in the well known 41st Regiment of Foot.
This story is typical of a British soldier during the French Revolution & Napoleonic era. 1789-1815.
Edward Lee was born in Bridgenorth, Shropshire, England in 1766. St. Leonard’s Church records show the he married a Elizabeth Jones on 5 April 1790, He first joined the British army 1792 in Pigot’s Regiment of Foot it would later be called the 130th (Loyal Staffordshire Volunteers) served in the West Indies, seeing action in what is now Jamaica during the Second Maroon War 1795-96.
William Dukes was born c 1778 in Hindon, Wiltshire, England. At the age of 15 he volunteered for the Wiltshire Militia where he spent nine years. He was discharged at the rank of private and served as a private in the 59th Regiment of Foot for six months. After this he signed up for the 41st Regiment of Foot, 1st Battalion.
Biography for Alexander Thom
41st regiment of Foot (1775-1845)
Alexander Thom, born in Aberdeen, Scotland, on October 26, 1775, served in the War of 1812 with the 41st Regiment of Foot, of the British regular army. Following the war, he remained in Upper Canada, in the newly-created Perth Military Settlement, to which he made a substantial contribution. To quote one biographer:
“Alexander Thom was a force in assuring the survival and growth of the town (of Perth).”
This application is sponsored by the Town of Woodstock, New Brunswick and the Carleton County Historical Society.
John Francis Wentworth Winslow was the son of a prominent Loyalist, Judge Edward Winslow. He was named after John Wentworth, the Governor of Nova Scotia, and his wife, Frances, who was also the mistress of the Duke of Kent, Queen Victoria’s father. As one of ten children of a large, but impoverished, prominent Loyalist family, Winslow sought a career in the British army, joining at the age of 16 on 14 December 1809. Perhaps it was through family influence that he was commissioned as a Lieutenant, first in the Nova Scotia Fencibles, and he later transferred to the 41st Regiment of Foot that was stationed in the Canadas.
George Fowler was probably born in England in about 1766. In 1798, he was a lieutenant in the York Regiment of Fencible Infantry in Ireland. On 7 August 1806, Lieutenant Fowler was transferred to the 41st Regiment of Foot, which was in Canada.