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Kath Report 7 Jan 2013 03:24

William Hobbs. 23rd Regiment of Foot (Later the Royal Welch Regt.)
discharged as a Chelsea pensioner outpatient 1807.Born in Alderton,Wiltshire 1784



Flip Report 7 Jan 2013 08:42

He appears on a couple of trees on ancestry - is the hazelrosier tree yours? It has quite a lot of detail on him.

Baptism 29/5/1784, death 3/4/1837 and has his wife as Jane Andrews.

If it isn't your tree I'll get more info and the story they have on Wiltshire Millitia.


George_of_Westbury Report 7 Jan 2013 13:28

Do you have this from FMP? there are two pages, although probably not much more than you already know, just mainly his discharge papers

British Army Service Records 1760-1915 Transcription
Print Close First name(s): William
Last name: HOBBS
Calculated year of birth: ?
Parish of birth: Alderton
Town of birth: Alderton
County of birth: Wiltshire
Age at attestation:
Attestation date: 27 October 1807
Attestation corps:
Attestation soldier number:
Discharge rank: Private
Discharge corps: Royal Welsh Fusiliers - 23rd Foot
Discharge soldier number:
The National Archives reference: WO121 / 85 / 1



Kath Report 9 Jan 2013 04:34

Hello and thanks to Flip and George of Westbury
Many thanks to you both for your reply to my query re my 2 x gt grandfather William Hobbs,
I do not subscribe to Ancestry ,hopefully I can get a relative to look at the items mentioned. I do have a copy of his discharge papers from the Royal Welch in November 1807. I will pursue the avenues mentioned. Wish me luck!
Thanks again from Oz


Kucinta Report 9 Jan 2013 09:56

Ancestry public trees can be accessed through the following site:

You have to register, but it's free to use at the moment.

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Kath Report 10 Jan 2013 03:35

Hi Kucinta
Thanks for the web site, will try it hopefully with good results!


Flip Report 10 Jan 2013 18:57

Offer still stands, if you can't access the tree I posted I'll copy the info onto here for you. I'd forgotten about Mundia, it's pretty good for public trees.


Kath Report 14 Jan 2013 09:13

Hi Flip,
Thanks for the offer but I did manage to log into Mundia and access a couple of the public trees re William Hobbs, and send a message to them, I hope to get answers soon!
Thanks for your help, much appreciated.