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Prescot Waterloo Men

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As the two hundredth anniversary of the battle of Waterloo approaches, I thought it apt to record the Prescot men who fought in the battle.

 

Corporal Henry Burgess, born Prescot 1793.

Occupation Labourer

Enlisted 1/4/1813, 23rd Regiment of Foot

Discharged 13/11/1832

 

Sergeant Thomas Bradburn, born Prescot 1781

Occupation Weaver

Enlisted 25/10/1799, Grenadier Guards

Discharged 13/12/1822

 

Private William Hill, born Prescot 1783

Occupation Blacksmith

Enlisted 25/12/1804,1st Dragoons

Discharged 24/10/1821

 

Private James Molyneux, born Prescot 1702

Occupation Miner

Enlisted 25/09/1813, 3rd Regiment of Foot

Discharged 25/09/1834

 

All the above fought in the battle of Waterloo

 

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Not a Waterloo connection exactly, but I thought this might be interesting.
This is one of the old gravestones used as paving slabs, this one's on the south side of the church near the war memorial.

I took this pic because of the inscription (take a look at the very last word. I wonder if the mason had to knock a bit off the price - even the name Catledge may be wrong, it's Cartledge on the census)

After a little research I found the following:

The 39th Regt were otherwise known as the Dorsetshire Regt & served in the Peninsular War from 1809 to 1812 when they were relocated to Canada for the war of 1812.

According to the census records, in 1861 Ralph Cartledge is down as lodging in Church Lay Fields at the age of 81. His occupation is given as "cotton weaver and Chelsea pensioner".

In 1871 he's at 40 Eccleston Street as Head of household & pensioner.

Place of birth is given as Chatham, Kent.

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BTW, re: the first post.
the 23rd Regiment of Foot were the Royal Welch Fusiliers & the 3rd were the Buffs (Royal East Kent) Regt.

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All great stuff this... in 1808 there was a large call to arms and a number of ordinary folk answered the call.

A fair proportion locally was from Sutton and Parr believe it or not.

 

All of those men you reference slark are career soldiers, and this is reflected in length of service.

 

 

There is an officer who fought in the Napoleonic Wars buried in St.helens Cemetery as well as a man who fought in the Indian Mutiny in 1857.

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even the name Catledge may be wrong, it's Cartledge on the census)

If you look closely, it does say Cartledge, note the small r. ohyeah.gif

 

I see other errors too besides 'pain', 'where' should be 'were' and I don't think there should be an apostrophe in 'freed'. noway.gif

Edited by Phyll

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If you look closely, it does say Cartledge, note the small r. ohyeah.gif

 

I see other errors too besides 'pain', 'where' should be 'were' and I don't think there should be an apostrophe in 'freed'. noway.gif

True, but that small r suggests the mason got it wrong at first. Someone must have pointed out all the errors & tha was the only one he could at least try to fix.

 

Master Mason: "Nice work Fred.. err.. what's a pian?"

Fred: frusty.gif

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Mary's burial record shows her surame as Cartlidge - every thing else matches

 

I can't find anything for Ralph

 

Ralph seem to be a bit of an enigma

 

in the 1851 and 1861 he is shown correctly as a widower - born in Chatham - his age suggests a birth around 1779/1780

 

In the 1841 Census he and Mary are living in Market Place - his occupation shown as army pensioner - but the return shows them both as being born in Lancashire

 

There is a baptism record at St Mary's for a Ralph Cartledge born in 1779

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Colour Sergeant Ralph Cartledge

born Warrington 1776

Occupation Labourer

Enlisted 104th Regiment of Foot 12/11/1794

Transferred 39th Regiment of Foot 25/11/1795

Discharged 24/06/1817

Awarded General Service Medal, with Clasps for Vittoria, Pyrennees,Nive,Toulouse

 

Think this could be the man.

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There can't be too many Colour Sergeant Ralph Cartledge around :-)

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Further name to add to list.

Private William Chew,born Prescot 1800

Occupation Labourer

Enlisted 18/02/1814, 52nd Regiment of Foot

Discharged 28/06/1841

Was 14 years of age when he enlisted and only 15 years of age when he fought at Waterloo.

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Another name for the list

Gunner James Winstanley, born Prescot 1789

Occupation Taylor

Enlisted 01/07/1808 Royal Artillery

Discharged 31/07/1827

Fought at Waterloo

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Further name for the list

Private Edward Porter,born Prescot 1787

Enlisted 04/05/1812 Grenadier Guards

Discharged 10/03/1826

Fought at Waterloo

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Possibly Edward Porter, buried at St Mary's, Prescot on 19th April 1835.

 

Age recorded as 51, but people were notoriously inconsistent with theie ages back then!

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Yes Stephen I had seen that, i think there is a good chance that is him.

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