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The 65th (2nd Yorkshire, North Riding) Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army, raised in 1756 as the 2nd Battalion, 12th Regiment of Foot. Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment of Foot to become the 1st Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment in 1881.

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.

Here is a transcription of the Standing Orders for this Regiment.


Transcription by
Walt Norris ©1989