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03-07-2007, 5:05 AM
I recently discovered a marriage record on Scotland's People for my 7 times Great Grandfather James Ferguson to Elspeth Taylor in Coldstream on 3 December 1700. According to the information their he was a drummer with Captain Douglas's troup who were based in Coldtream. How would I go about locating more information on this group. 1700 is a long time ago and I am not sure how to proceed. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
03-07-2007, 8:37 AM
Captain Douglas's troup
I think that's probably troop :D :D :D
1700 is a bit early for finding useful records but have a look at the National Archives Research Guides under "British Army" -
04-07-2007, 5:13 AM
Thanks for the advise Peter and I apologise for the spelling error. I should have proof read it before clicking on submit. I will definitely try that web site.
04-07-2007, 7:46 AM
No need to apologise. Saying 'troupe' (nearly) made me imagine a group of squaddies who put the fear of God into the enemy with their high kicking song and dance routine.
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