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Frederick George Cole ( or George Cole)

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Sappho Report 29 Jun 2013 18:04

Meant to ask if you can get the 'Answered" tick removed as we are still in the process of searching - thread still unaswered and we need help.




brummiejan Report 29 Jun 2013 18:19

1851 England Census
Name: Freddick G Cole
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847
Relation: Son
Father's Name: William Cole
Mother's Name: Rebbecca Cole
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Slapton, Devon, England

Civil Parish: Slapton
Ecclesiastical parish: Totnes
County/Island: Devon
Country: England

Registration District: Kingsbridge
Sub-registration District: Blackawton

William Cole 40 ag lab
Rebbecca Cole 29
Freddick G Cole 4
James Cole 2
Mary Jane Cole 4 Mo

1861 England Census
Name: William Farley Cole Fisherman
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1811
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Rebecca Cole
Gender: Male
Where born: Slapton, Devon, England

Civil Parish: Slapton
County/Island: Devon

Registration District: Kingsbridge
Sub-registration District: Blackawton

William Farley Cole 50
Rebecca Cole 39
Mary Jane Cole 10
Henry Cole 8
Ellen Cole 5
Robert Cole 3
Mark Cole 1


Sappho Report 29 Jun 2013 23:27

Hi Jan,

So we are still 'getting there' with regard to Census and Birth year. It has me puzzled.
Freddick indicates spelling mistake.

Do you think the Kingsbridge one fits in with the 1847 birth and not 1850 - Slapton is in the Kingsbridge district.

In the 1871 Census he is approx. 22 years under George in the Barracks, so I am thinking his birth needs clarifying. Everything else fits both.

Anything more on his Army movements. I cannot move on this at present. Stuck. Been through Boer War Records, and other records covering the years, but despite finding the change I am a bit lost on this.

Any ideas folks.



Victor Report 18 Jul 2013 16:41

Sorry for the delay but have been doing searches and have found that George Frederick Cole on the Boer War site where there are 2entries and I am even more confused. There is also I have found listing all the men who served in the Imperial Yeomanry by battalions and companies. Many English regiments sent detachments of their troops out to South Africa where they were all amalgamated into the Imperial Yeomanry. On findmypast his Boer War entry is shown as Private G. Cole No7133 of the Volunteer Service Company (1st South Lancashire Regt). It is all about trying to get a copy of his service documents. Wish I knew where to find these!! Vic


Sappho Report 18 Jul 2013 19:48

Hello Victor,

Do you have an RSA near you as I think they would be likely to point you in the right direction. It does seem like you have quite a bit of information on your relative.

I am not an 'army' knowledgeable person, but if you go into Google and enter 1st South Lancashire Regiment - Volunteer Service - Boer War it will give you a choice for searching.

From this I found that the the second Boer War ended in 1901 - correct me if I am wrong.

Just google as I have said and see what you think may be a connection. They take some reading and it is interesting.

Good luck



Sappho Report 18 Jul 2013 19:50

You could try The Regimental Museum - Fulwood Barracks, Preston, Lancashire.
They might be able to give you a pointer.



Sappho Report 18 Jul 2013 19:59

The National Archives hold the Military service Records.

The site will help you if you go in and have a look.

Again good luck,