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    Default terminology 18th century

    I am researching a soldier in the 18th century - 1780s - in the 1st regiment of Foot, 2nd battalion, (The Royals
    or Duke of Argyll's Regiment). I've found his records of promotion and am going through muster rolls to track his
    movements. Two questions re terminology
    a. John Fraser , promoted Lt to the addl (additional) company 28th Dec 1778. Can anyone shed light on what
    'additional' (later 'independent') company means. Or is it just the obvious meaning?

    b. from the additional company ......14th October, King's leave. Is King's leave just the term for getting time off or does it have any other meaning?
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    First, a warm welcome to Brit-gen.

    Google Books "The Regimental Companion 1800 ..."
    https://books.google.co.uk/books/abo...AJ&redir_esc=y
    Search inside under "additional company" (include " " as part of search key) - see pages 400-401

    Re "King's Leave" - think this means "permission"
    "dyfal donc a dyr y garreg"

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    Thanks for quick response. The Regimental Companion worth a read in itself, even if it doesn't provide all the answers

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