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Sylann Report 31 Jan 2020 16:28

Just wondering if any one has membership for Fold3
Still trying to find info about my John McAlpine born about 1785 in Scotland
1841 census he was in Linlithgow with his wife Margaret both down as 55 born in Scotland but not in county with them was their Daughter Stewart Cowie aged 15 down as son, born in Linlithgow Scotland, When he married in 1807 Haddington he was in the Berwickshire Militia ,So this is why I'm after some one who has membership for Fold3, They seem to have a few John McAlpine's , I think this is the only way I can find out anymore about him I've got all the deaths for John between 1841 and 1861 when his son death certificate had his parents was deceased

fingers crossed


ErikaH Report 31 Jan 2020 19:40

Fold3 offer a 7 day free trial

Not sure they have any non-American records


Maddie Report 1 Feb 2020 16:26

is this the fold 3

Name: Private John McAlpine
Enlistment Age: 22
Discharge Age: 41
Birth Date: abt 1785
Birth Place: St Ninicans Stirling
Enlistment Year: 1807
Discharge Year: 1826
Regiment: 75th Regt Of Foot


Maddie Report 1 Feb 2020 16:33

in the UK, Royal Hospital, Chelsea: Regimental Registers of Pensioners, 1713-1882
Name: John McAlpin
Residence Date: 19 Dec 1826
Document Type: Regimental Registers of Pensioners
died 20/04/1862
residece glasgow


Kay???? Report 1 Feb 2020 18:34

FIndmypast also holds the same records to view with sub if its exsists it may have details of his discharge

hes under as Jno McAlpine.


SylviaInCanada Report 1 Feb 2020 23:58

The FMP record shown by Kay doesn't appear to be him, IF it has been transcribed correctly!

British Army Service Records

First name(s) Jno
Last name McAlpine
Birth year -
Year 1836
Regiment Rifle Brigade
Regiment / service number as transcribed Rifle Brigade
Candidacy year 1836
Pension age 39
Parish Lanark
County Lanarkshire
Series Wo 23 - Royal Hospital Chelsea: Admission Books, Registers, And Papers 1702-1876
The National Archives
Archive reference WO 23
Piece number 8
Piece description Admission books.
Year range 1836
Record set British Army Service Records
Category Armed Forces & Conflict

from image:-

It does indeed say age 39 -> birth year of ca 1797

Rank:- Sergeant
Compliant:- Chronic Cough and Defective Sight
Granted Out Pension of £5
Intending to live in Glasgow

I think this might be the same John Mcalpin posted by Maddie as being in residence in Chelsea in 1926


ArgyllGran Report 2 Feb 2020 16:42

Only US records are on Fold3 if you go direct to their website.

But there are UK records if you access them through Ancestry, plus a Fold3 membership (or 7-day free trial).

However, I don't see any likely looking John McAlpine army records on Ancestry.
Lots of John McAlpines, but none that look as if they might be the right one, if he was living in the Linlithgow/Haddington/general Edinburgh-ish area.

There's this one in Musselburgh, but not Berwickshire Militia. This is a list of serjeants:

John McAlpine
in the UK, British Army Muster Books and Pay Lists, 1812-1817
Name: John McAlpine
Start of Muster: 25 Dec 1812
End of Muster: 24 Mar 1813
Stationed or Muster Place: Musselburgh Barracks
Regiment or Unit: 1st Regiment of Foot (Royal Scots), 4th Battalion
Piece Number: 2019

Image viewable on Ancestry - no need for Fold3 for this one.