Manx Soldiers serving in British Army pre 1850

The following list is derived from the PRO on-line catalogue - <http://www.catalogue.nationalarchives.gov.uk/search.asp/> - however the names have been normalised (those found are shown as e.g. 'CANE' in remarks); the place of Birth is also normalised (unidentifiable/queriable are shown as [] within remarks), the Date of Birth is derived from year and age at discharge. In a few cases the Dates of Service are derived from additional remarks. Personal search may discover more information - this page is meant purely as a guide to the records.

The Manx Fencibles are discussed elsewhere; the 2nd Regt Royal Veterans served on the Island 1814-1815

Name Born D.O.B. Regt Dates Ref Notes
ALEXANDER THOMAS Onchan 1779 55th Foot Regiment 1813-1814 WO 97/678/9
BAILLIE WILLIAM Douglas 1795 90th Foot Regiment 1804-1838 WO 97/986/37
BELL WILLIAM Rushen 1788 6th Dragoon Guards; 1st Royal Veteran Battalion 1805-1826 WO 97/1113/65
CAIN CHARLES Peel 1820 1st Dragoon Guards; 10th Dragoons 1841-1850 WO 97/26/94 CANE [Kirkmichael Peel]
CAIN EDWARD Douglas 1764 75th Foot Regiment; 76th Foot Regiment 1785-1807 WO 121/82/191 CANE/KANE after 22 years of service
CAIN RICHARD Malew 1808 80th Foot Regiment 1827-1844 WO 97/899/3
CAIN WILLIAM Michael 1803 Rifle Brigade 1825-1838 WO 97/1075/1
CALLISTER WILLIAM 1773 9th Royal Veteran Battalion; 90th Foot Regiment; Manx Fencibles; 1st Royal Veteran Battalion; 3rd Royal Veteran Battalion 1794-1816 WO 97/1121/181 CALLESTER [Gallonlake]
CALLON JAMES Douglas 1819 1st Dragoon Guards 1839-1853 WO 97/26/50
CANNALL JOHN Marown 1802 Rifle Brigade 1825-1835 WO 97/1075/20
CANNAN THOMAS Douglas 1821 97th Foot Regiment 1844-1850 WO 97/1045/17
CANNEL WILLIAM Kirksmeal 1747 19th Foot Regiment 1771-1791 WO 121/12/38 after 20 years of service
CANNELL JOHN Braddan 1794 85th Foot Regiment 1817-1841 WO 97/943/10 CANNALL
CARINE MARK Rushen 1782 Manx Fencibles 1797-1810 WO 97/1184/31
CARLOW JOSEPH IoM 1754 Served in other regiment(s) unspecified; 45th Foot Regiment 1785-1796 WO 121/27/64 after 9 years of service
CARRASS EDWARD Malew 1771 2nd Garrison Battalion; 90th Foot Regiment 1794-1816 WO 97/1143/71 CURRESS [Kirkinaller]
CARRON EDWARD 1778 43rd Foot Regiment; Manx Fencibles; 9th Royal Veteran Battalion 1797-1814 WO 97/1134/67 [Morse]
CARRON JOHN Patrick 1799 85th Foot Regiment 1817-1838 WO 97/943/23
CARRON THOMAS Douglas 1805 39th Foot Regiment 1825-1847 WO 97/551/37
CARRON WILLIAM Onchan 1790 5th Foot Regiment 1810-1826 WO 97/269/32
CARRON WILLIAM Andreas 1783 6th Dragoon Guards 1806-1831 WO 97/27/77
CASSON THOMAS Douglas 1778 Yorkshire Militia 1803-1835 WO 97/1093/254
CAVANAGH THOMAS Braddan 1814 8th Foot Regiment 1835-1850 WO 97/295/1
CHRISTIAN ROBERT Marown 1781 43rd Foot Regiment 1802-1816 WO 97/584/29 CHRISTAIN [Kirkmainham]
CHRISTIAN THOMAS Jurby 1778 5th Royal Veteran Battalion; 6th Dragoon Guards 1805-1816 WO 97/1127/166
CHRISTIAN WILLIAM 1768 43rd Foot Regiment; Manx Fencibles; 1st Garrison Company 1795-1816 WO 97/1146/77 [Respace church]
CLAGUE THOMAS Douglas 1746 Royal Waggon Train; 7th Dragoons 1793-1814 WO 97/1153/38 CLEGUE
CLARE MICHAEL Douglas 1766 2nd Foot Regiment 1773-1787 WO 121/1/280 ? age as 21 at discharge; after 14 years of service
CLARK MICHAEL Douglas 1765 2nd Foot Regiment; 77th Foot Regiment 1791 WO 121/140/72 Residence or place where pension paid stated in document.
CLEGG RICHARD Malew 1819 16th Foot Regiment 1841-1845 WO 97/369/23
CLEGGE JOHN Marown 1780 Isle of Man Fencibles; 38th Foot Regiment 1798-1822 WO 97/543/146
CLUCAS JOHN Lezayre 1807 86th Foot Regiment 1825-1842 WO 97/951/70
CLUCAS PHILIP German 1771 90th Foot Regiment 1794-1816 WO 97/987/92
COLLINS GEORGE Malew 1818 23rd Foot Regiment 1836-1841 WO 97/427/14
COLLISTER JOHN Ballaugh 1782 6th Dragoon Guards; 2nd Royal Veteran Battalion 1805-1826 WO 97/1117/198
CORKHILL JOHN Ballaugh 1781 6th Dragoon Guards 1805-1818 WO 97/34/30
CORKILL JOHN Douglas 1793 2nd Life Guards 1815-1843 WO 97/3/44
CORLETT DANIEL Downpatrick ?IoM 1798 55th Foot Regiment 1813-1819 WO 97/680/38 CURLETT
CORLETT DANIEL JOHN Douglas 1795 55th Foot Regiment 1813-1817 WO 97/680/37 CURLETT
CORLETT GEORGE Andreas 1812 67th Foot Regiment 1831-1853 WO 97/799/126 CURLETT
CORLETT ROBERT Ballaugh 1783 6th Dragoon Guards 1805-1828 WO 97/34/32 s/o Ann Corlet [+ Matthias Corlett] see Ann's will 1820
CORLETT THOMAS Malew 1797 85th Foot Regiment 1817-1841 WO 97/943/78
CORLETT WILLIAM Douglas 1794 25th Foot Regiment 1810-1825 WO 97/443/70
CORMODE WILLIAM Marown 1767 50th Foot Regiment 1802-1811 WO 121/114/77 CARMODE after 9 years of service Covering dates give year of enlistment to year of discharge.
COSTEEN THOMAS Lonan 1778 Kirkcudbrightshire Militia 1803-1829 WO 97/1094/247
COTTIER THOMAS Douglas 1750 other regiment(s) unspecified; Royal Garrison Battalion 1794-1799 WO 121/37/223 COTTOR after 5 years of service
COTTIER THOMAS Braddan 1769 90th Foot Regiment 1794-1817 WO 97/988/20 COTCHER
COWAN WILLIAM Onchan 1765 90th Foot Regiment 1794-1802 WO 121/57/395 after 8 years of service
COWELL JOHN 1779 Isle of Man Fencibles; 38th Foot Regiment 1795-1818 WO 97/544/21 [Buthel]
COWEN THOMAS Maughold 1783 48th Foot Regiment 1803-1809 WO 121/101/58 [Cutmaghon] after 6 years 3 months of service Covering dates give year of enlistment to year of discharge.
COWLEY THOMAS Braddan 1822 57th Foot Regiment 1840-1849 WO 97/697/106
CRANE EDWARD Braddan 1769 90th Foot Regiment 1794-1802 WO 121/50/250 after 8 years 1 month of service; 'Chelsea Pensioner'
CREER JOHN Braddan 1754 51st Foot Regiment; 90th Foot Regiment 1794-1807 WO 121/85/173 CRIER after 13 years 6 months of service
CREER THOMAS Braddan 1803 80th Foot Regiment 1827-1835 WO 97/899/72
CREETCH WILLIAM 1791 7th Foot Regiment 1811-1816 WO 97/288/63 CREETH [Cockstone]
CRELLIN JOHN Malew 1810 80th Foot Regiment 1827-1836 WO 97/899/73
CRIBBEN JAMES Malew 1807 22nd Foot Regiment 1825-1839 WO 97/419/94
CUBBON THOMAS Santan 1805 80th Foot Regiment 1826-1831 WO 97/899/80
DANSON WILLIAM Braddan 1780 50th Foot Regiment; Isle of Man Fencibles 1800-1823 WO 97/637/95
FARRAGHER JAMES Malew 1805 22nd Foot Regiment 1825-1845 WO 97/420/83
FITZSIMMONS HENRY Arbory 1798 59th Foot Regiment 1819-1834 WO 97/716/52
FITZSIMMONS JAMES German 1807 86th Foot Regiment 1825-1841 WO 97/952/60
GALE WILLIAM Douglas 1783 79th Foot Regiment 1805-1812 WO 121/122/173 after 7 years 7 months of service
GARRATT JAMES Michael 1785 79th Foot Regiment 1804-1812 WO 121/126/100 GARRETT after 7 years 11 months of service
GARRETT ROBERT Castletown 1810 74th Foot Regiment 1828-1845 WO 97/860/47
GARRY WILLIAM 1781 79th Foot Regiment 1805-1816 WO 97/893/10 [Kirkcross]
GILLING THOMAS Patrick 1786 79th Foot Regiment; Manx Fencibles 1804-1819 WO 97/893/25
GORDON JAMES Malew 1806 2nd Foot Regiment 1826-1848 WO 97/243/1
HALSALL JAMES Malew 1776 90th Foot Regiment 1794-1817 WO 97/990/29
HAMPTON JOHN Andreas 1799 47th Foot Regiment; 48th Foot Regiment; 63rd Foot Regiment 1825-1846 WO 97/765/7
HAYES JOHN Castletown 1794 54th Foot Regiment 1816-1840 WO 97/672/26
JACKSON JOHN Ballaugh 1772 38th Foot Regiment; Manx Fencibles 1794-1818 WO 97/545/151
KAGG JOHN 1786 79th Foot Regiment 1805-1814 WO 97/894/2 [Kirmuer]
KAIGHAN THOMAS Peel 1800 85th Foot Regiment 1817-1842 WO 97/945/114
KEE ROBERT Ramsey 1806 Royal Sappers and Miners 1827-1839 WO 97/1150/59
KELLEY WILLIAM German 1744 2nd Foot Regiment 1765-1789 WO 121/7/257 after 23 years 8 months of service
KELLY GEORGE Bride 1815 1st Foot Guards 1838-1853 WO 97/184/24 KELLEY
KENDALL THOMAS Marown 1757 28th Foot Regiment; 13th Royal Veteran Battalion; 7th Royal Veteran Battalion 1784-1816 WO 97/1131/432 KENDELL/ KENDLE [Cork mannon]
KENNALD THOMAS Patrick 1781 6th Dragoon Guards; Manx Fencibles 1799-1824 WO 97/76/90
KENNISH PETER 1795 9th Foot Regiment 1819-1845 WO 97/307/45 [Cookmill]
KENNISH THOMAS Maughold 1786 6th Dragoon Guards 1805-1817 WO 97/77/8
KENNISH WILLIAM Braddan 1781 43rd Foot Regiment 1802-1817 WO 97/586/112
KERMODE THOMAS Malew 1778 38th Foot Regiment; Manx Fencibles 1794-1820 WO 97/546/47 KERMOYDE
KEWISH WILLIAM 1789 Royal African Colonial Corps 1817-1822 WO 97/1171/221 [Kirklogare]
KEWLEY EDWARD Onchan 1776 90th Foot Regiment; Manx Fencibles; 2nd Royal Veteran Battalion 1797-1821 WO 97/1118/246 'Chelsea Pensioner'
KEWLEY EDWARD 1770 79th Foot Regiment; Manx Fencibles 1799-1814 WO 97/894/17 KEWLY
KINREAD WILLIAM Maughold 1786 6th Dragoon Guards 1805-1829 WO 97/77/17 KENREAD
KIRKWOOD FRANCIS Peel 1829 3rd Foot Guards 1846-1852 WO 97/185/45
KISSACK JOHN Douglas 1759 43rd Foot Regiment; Manx Fencibles 1799-1824 WO 97/586/126 KISSICK
KNEAL ROBERT 1778 43rd Foot Regiment; Manx Fencibles; 2nd Royal Veteran Battalion 1794-1814 WO 97/1118/260 [Caranaghan]
LACE PATRICK Douglas 1765 90th Foot Regiment 1794-1796 WO 121/27/381 LANE after 2 years 6 months of service
LEVINGSTONE JOHN 1750 26th Foot Regiment; 4th Foot Regiment; 66th Foot Regiment; 2nd Royal Veteran Battalion; Invalid Company 1776-1815 WO 97/1118/289
LEWENT WILLIAM Braddan 1780 Manx Fencibles 1805 WO 97/1184/134 year of discharge.
LEWIS HUGH Michael 1790 6th Dragoon Guards 1807-1828 WO 97/81/109
LONGSDALE RICHARD Douglas 1754 117th Foot Regiment; 2nd Foot Regiment 1768-1795 WO 121/25/125 LONGSDAILE/LANGSDALE/after 27 years of service
MAYCOCK NATHANIEL Castletown 1791 1st Foot Regiment 1804-1831 WO 97/232/32
McALLISTER DAVID Douglas 1757 30th Foot Regiment 1793-1794 WO 121/21/89 MCALISTER/after 1 year 4 months of service
McDONALD THOMAS Ramsey 1821 10th Foot Regiment; 31st Foot Regiment; 3rd Foot Regiment 1839-1849 WO 97/318/45
McINNIS EDWARD Douglas 1813 3rd Foot Guards 1832-1853 WO 97/189/86 MCGINNIS
MILES ANDREW Braddan 1774 90th Foot Regiment 1794-1816 WO 97/993/8
MOORE JAMES Douglas 1744 1st Foot Regiment 1770-1791 WO 121/11/10 after 21 years of service
OATES GEORGE Braddan 1795 5th Dragoon Guards 1815-1840 WO 97/102/16 OATS [Cockbrather]
PERRY JOHN German 1798 85th Foot Regiment 1816-1828 WO 97/948/21
PLACE JOHN Douglas 1780 58th Foot Regiment; 73rd Foot Regiment; 83rd Foot Regiment; 102nd Foot Regiment; 45th Foot Regiment 1793-1827 WO 97/929/106
POND JAMES 1774 34th Foot Regiment 1792-1796 WO 121/28/193 after 4 years of service
QUAYLE GEORGE Maughold 1783 5th Royal Veteran Battalion; 6th Dragoon Guards 1805-1816 WO 97/1128/185 QUAILL
QUAYLE JOHN Ballaugh 1805 86th Foot Regiment 1825-1840 WO 97/956/85 QUAILE
QUAYLE WILLIAM Malew 1788 7th Foot Regiment 1813-1831 WO 97/292/21 [Quirk mellon]
QUIGGAN PAUL 1779 43rd Foot Regiment; 2nd Royal Veteran Battalion 1802-1816 WO 97/1119/197
QUIGGAN RICHARD Arbory 1775 90th Foot Regiment 1794-1806 WO 121/78/177 after 12 years of service
QUIRK JOHN German 1807 Rifle Brigade 1825-1847 WO 97/1086/21
QUIRK WILLIAM German 1806 80th Foot Regiment 1827-1845 WO 97/903/63
RADCLIFFE ROBERT Castletown 1809 80th Foot Regiment 1825-1837 WO 97/903/65
ROXBOROUGH JOHN Lezayre 1790 3rd Royal Veteran Battalion; 23rd Foot Regiment 1810-1826 WO 97/1124/152
SAYLE AHAB German 1793 Rifle Brigade 1825-1843 WO 97/1087/37
SKELLY JOHN Arbory 1779 43rd Foot Regiment 1802-1817 WO 97/589/24 [Curcarberd]
STEPHENS JOHN Jurby 1779 79th Foot Regiment; 2nd Garrison Battalion 1805-1816 WO 97/1143/430
TEAR JOHN Ballaugh 1785 6th Dragoon Guards; 1st Royal Veteran Battalion 1805-1821 WO 97/1116/251 'Chelsea Pensioner'
TODD JOHN Castletown 1769 63rd Foot Regiment; East London Militia 1795-1800 WO 121/41/241 after 4 years 8 months of service
VINING HENRY Douglas 1814 62nd Foot Regiment 1831-1850 WO 97/759/136
WALKER BENJAMIN Douglas 1799 2nd Foot Guards 1818-1842 WO 97/215/39
WALKINGTON JOHN Malew 1775 62nd Foot Regiment 1804-1820 WO 97/760/10 Kirkmallin
WATTERSON JOHN Malew 1814 80th Foot Regiment 1828-1853 WO 97/904/80
WHITTLE JOHN Malew 1830 Royal Artillery 1849-1854 WO 97/1270/10
WILSON JOHN Douglas 1794 1st Life Guards 1813-1818 WO 97/11/99

The following give places of birth off Island but who joined the Manx Fencibles

Name

 

Born

D.O.B.

Regt

Dates

Ref

Notes

CAMPBELL

JAMES

Clachan, argyllshire

1778

38th Foot Regiment; Isle of Man Fencibles; 9th Royal Veteran Battalion

1796-1814

WO 97/1134/61

 

McBRIDE

SAMUEL

Bellenderry, Londonderry

1750

28th Foot Regiment; Isle of Man Fencibles; Limerick Fencibles; Mayo Militia; other regiment(s) unspecified

1779-1800

WO 121/42/401

after 21 years of service

MCCONNELL

JAMES

Culdaff, Donegal

1766

Isle of Man Fencibles; 37th Foot Regiment

1799-1814

WO 97/540/7

 

REES

JOHN

Clarbistone, Pembroke

1761

Westminster Militia; Isle of Man Militia

1786-1811

WO 121/112/267

REESE after 25 years of service

SIMPSON

RICHARD

Preston, Lancashire

1754

4th Dragoons; Army Depot; 90th Foot Regiment; Isle of Man Fencibles

1790-1804

WO 121/72/62

after 14 years of service

The following are linked to the Island by marriage

Name

 

Born

D.O.B.

Regt

Dates

Ref

Notes

SHEARD John Bradford, Yorkshire 1771 11th Royal Veteran Battalion; 5th Royal Veteran Battalion; 3rd Dragoons 1794-1816 WO 97/1128/264 Married Elizabeth CRELLIN German 1811 (presumeably whilst stationed at Peel)
SHEARD John Ovendon, [Ovenden,between Halifax & Bradford]Yorkshire 1794 34th Foot Regiment; 77th Foot Regiment 1812-1835 WO 97/520/11 presume son of above John Sheard, also settled in Peel and children raised there

 

 

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