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Men listed as deserting from their Regiment


These men have been recorded as deserters from the Regiment in which they served. There is more than a strong possibility these men eventually settled. We have included them as they received a description etc. this list may be of help to their descendants. Today ,we understand why these men deserted, in many cases they were treated worse than the convicts. We have listed some in their Regiment , however in many cases the regiment did not directly record them. Many are listed with their regimens

1836jan09  Thomas   DALLY        95th foot           25  Duffield             Silk spinner
1840apr27  John     DAVENPORT    1st bat coldstr gds 22  Bramton              Lab
1833nov30  Henry    DEAN         34th foot           20  Bolsover             Lab
1839mar09  William  DOLMAN       1st drag gds        21  Repton               -----
1840dec23  Ralph    DONALDSON    49th foot           21  Glossop              Shoemaker
1831may11  Thomas   DOWNS        70th foot           21  Chinley              Silkweaver
1833jul17  Charles  DRAYCOTT     95th foot           18  Burnaston            Lab