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Any military historians out there?
According to a pedigree held at the GO in Dublin (photocopy obtained through the LDS), one of my rellies married "Phillip CRAMPTON late Colonel of the Black Horse, Esquire." I've found that they were married in Dublin 24 Jan 1807.
I can't find out who this man was. :( After much searching, I'm not even 100% certain that I have the correct identification of the Black Horse. Was it the 7th Dragoon Guards? I can't find any Col. Crampton listed on a website giving their history and officers. The pedigree was prepared 1814/1815, so he was "late Colonel" by then.
Thanks for any help,
29-03-2005, 9:25 AM
Did you find this information from Todd Mills site ?
If you enter Black Horse in search box.
He has them listed as 7th (The Princess Royal's) Dragoon Guards with a number of books about the Regiment and a link to the museum in York.
Thanks. Yes, that's the site on which I found the list of Colonels, most of whom seem to have been generals. :confused: (Some military custom or terminology may be eluding me here. <g>) I think I e-mailed the museum a few years back, without success. (The name popped up recently, so I thought I'd ask here in the hope of finding someone who has researched the regiment.)
One of the books could help, but buying a book that might have the name of the spouse of a cousin of my 3x G-GF would violate my genealogy budgetary priority rules. <g> The bookcase set aside for books that mention direct ancestors, or have a lot of ink devoted to blood relatives or interesting in-laws, is straining at the seams. (The history cases have long since overflowed as my tree has lead me to read up on more areas, historical periods, and events.) Searches for direct ancestors get first call on funds available, so the mysterious Col. must wait in line.
30-03-2005, 4:13 PM
Just a last thought Peggy, I'm not sure if the Army List covered Irish Regiments for that period, maybe Geoffers could help?
I believe that Army Lists would have included Irish regiments. They certainly had many English officers.
Just posted the query in the hope that one day someone with an interest in the Black Horse will spot it, and perhaps share some info on Col. Crampton. I've "talked" to descendants of likely Crampton families in Ireland, and they don't know who he was and can't fit him in. No urgency, and no request that anyone go out of the way to look it up.
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