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Return of RECRUITS for his Majesties 65th Foot COMMANDED by Lieut. Genl. Edward Urmston

THIS LIST OF RECRUITS IN 1776/7 WAS FOUND IN THE PAPERS OF THE WOOD FAMILY OF MONK BRETTON & BARNSLEY

(Probably for the American War of Independence W Norris)

Return of RECRUITS for his Majesties 65th Foot COMMANDED by Lieut. Genl. Edward Urmston

No.NAMEAGESIZEBORNHAIREYESCOMPLEXIONMARKWHENENLISTEDBYTRADEEXPENCE
1Chas. Hunt205' 5½Sheffield, Yorks.BlackHazleFreshRound Shouldered7 Nov 1776SheffieldLieut. BingleyScissor Smith£5 5s.
2Richd. Duckenfield255' 5¼Eaghton, Yorks.D.BrownGreyFreshPockmarked 2 Dec 76RotherhamdittoScythe Maker£5 5s.
3James Hewitt185' 4¼Wakefield, Yorks.BrownGreyFresh 28 Feb 77WakefielddittoTaylor£5 5s.
4James Wilson245' 5½Wakefield, Yorks.L.BrownGreyFreshP.Marked 6 Mar 77WakefielddittoCordwainer£5 5s.
5Wm. Wright255' 5½Wakefield, Yorks.L.BrownGreyFairP.Marked17 Mar 77WakefielddittoB.Smith£5 5s.
6Josh. Hawksworth245' 6½Ardsley, Yorks.D.BrownHazleFreshLittle P.Marked13 Apr 77WakefielddittoHusbandman£5 5s.
7Wm. Atherley245' 5¼Loughborough,Bucks.FairHazleFreshP.Marked 3 May 77WakefielddittoGlassblower£5 5s.
8Francs. Lindley255' 5¼Worsbrough, Yorks.FairGreyFresh  5 Aug 77BarnsleydittoHusbandman£5 5s.
9Wm. Newton255' 5¼Ardsley, Yorks.BrownGreyFresh 13 Aug 77BarnsleydittoHusbandman£5 5s.
10John Roberts185' 6Wharton, Derbys.D.BrownHazleFreshP.Marked18 Aug 77BarnsleydittoHusbandman£5 5s.
11Thos. Hydes175' 4¼Barnsley, Yorks.D.BrownGreyFresh  1 Mar 77WakefielddittoHusbandman£5 5s.

NOTE:- The 65th Foot later became the YORK & LANCS REGIMENT


Transcription by
Walt Norris ©1989
Reproduced here with the permission of Barnsley MBC
Archives and Local Studies Department

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