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Richard Rowe born Gedding Suffolk 1792

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David Report 8 Feb 2013 23:13

Hi all, I am related to Richard Rowe born Rattlesden in 1792. He was my 3x Great grandfather, he Married Mary Stiff in 1823 the next year he came out of the army.. I found out his army records after a bit of research and dead ends.. he spent 13 years and 210 days in the Queen's royals 2nd foot regiment. He joined in Ipswich in 1809 aged 17 but said he was 14, I think it was because he was short.. He went on to fight with the Duke of Wellington in the Peninsular war in Spain, at the battle of Vittoria in 1813 and the pyrenees in 1813. The regiment was then sent to the west indies for over 5 years and he spent the last year and a half in Dublin before being discharded for being undersized after a total of 13 years 210 days in the regiment..He was only 5foot 3 and a half inches tall, grey eyes and brown hair. his conduct was very irregular as his officer said..Mist have fell asleep on guard duty a lot.. His daughter Harriet married my ancestor John Sparke and they ended up with 15 children together, one of which was my gt. grandad Arthur Sparke.. His son Kitchener was my Grandad :-D


AnnCardiff Report 8 Feb 2013 23:30

not quite sure why you've posted this on Chat David. Are you asking for assistance here? :-)


patchem Report 8 Feb 2013 23:31

Are you looking for people who are related to Richard Rowe, or want help in finding out more about him?


AnnCardiff Report 8 Feb 2013 23:41


name: Richard Rowe
event: Census
event date: 1871
gender: Male
age: 78
relationship to head of household: Self
birthplace: Rattlesden, Suffolk
record type: Household
registration district: Stow
sub-district: Rattlesden
event parish: Rattlesden
county: Suffolk
Household Gender Age Birthplace
self Richard Rowe M 78 Rattlesden, Suffolk
wife Mary A Rowe F 68 Elmswell, Suffolk


AnnCardiff Report 8 Feb 2013 23:43

Richard Rowe, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
┬źname: Richard Rowe
age: 58
gender: Male
birthplace: Rattlesden, Suffolk
relationship to head of household: Head
record type: Household


jax Report 9 Feb 2013 00:32

An old thread that David posted on last week