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Searching for a soldier


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I have an ancestor, John Wood, who according to the 1841 and 1851 censuses lived in Nottingham and was born in Falmouth in 1806. On his second marriage certificate in 1840 his father is shown as also John Wood, a soilder(sic).
Searches in the Falmouth area have failed to reveal recorded evidence on the birth of John Wood (junior) or the marriage of his father. Searches through Army records, concentrating on regiments known to be in the Famouth area in 1806, have drawn a blank.
Any ideas please?
It is intriguing to consider how John Wood (junior) found his way from Falmouth to Nottingham, around 200 miles, between 1806 and 1829, when he was first married. It did occur to me that he might have accompanied his father, as a youngster, on the regimental baggage train en route to a new posting.
Thanks in advance.
Doug Wood

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