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Subject: Re: [CHS] A soldier's wedding at Nantwich
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2001 12:11:33 +0000
"leoneedwards" <> wrote.....
> Hi Roy -
> As ever, I am looking for STRETTLES. In particular I am looking for THOMAS
> BENJAMIN STRETTLES, apparently one of those Nantwich volunteers. In 1804 he
> would have been between the ages of 7 and 14 approximately. I have not been
> able to find his birth - have looked on the dreaded IGI and also have been
> in contact with Cheshire PRO who looked on the Parish Registers for me and
> found nothing. For this service they charged me...NOTHING. What excellent
> So, I have started, very slowly and pathetically on a one name study. I
> cannot afford to pay very much for research as I am on a government pension,
> and I have so many branches of my family in different English counties,
> Ireland and Scotland and also here in Australia, to study.
> So if you come across any STRETTLESES, particularly from Nantwich, but
> really from ANYWHERE, I'd love to have details.
> Thanks in advance,
> Leone Edwards<<
I checked the index of the James Hall book and I regret there do not
appear to be any STRETTLES in it. But of course, if Thomas were a
private soldier it is unlikely he would be shown in the book anyway,
which only lists the officers.
However, someone on the list will probably know if there are any
records of the Nantwich Volunteers at the Cheshire RO. I was lucky
enough to find a copy of the published records of the Whitby and
Scarborough Volunteers, North Yorkshire, at the SoG Library in London
and they gave names of enlisted men, including a probable ancestor of
mine. Sometimes, private soldiers appeared in the Orderly Book when
they were up before the CO for some offence or incident.
If there are records of the Nantwich Volunteers somewhere, I am sure
someone will tell us. Come to think of it, why don't you have a look
under Nantwich in the Family History Library Catalog on
Roy Stockdill, Editor, the Journal of One-Name Studies
Web page of the Guild of One-Name Studies:- www.one-name.org
Newbies' Guide to Genealogy & Family History:- www.genuki.org.uk/gs/Newbie.html
Cheshire interests - PLEVIN and WILLIAMS at Nantwich and Acton-by-Nantwich