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From: "Lois Gardner" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] Advice on Navy Pensions
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2006 08:53:54 -0800
I know from my RM ancestor that there were half pay lists for officers who
had been discharged, I had to get a researcher to go to Kew and look through
the lists. (national archives has an assortment of military researchers on
their site) My records were not to be found but a lot of them are still
there, no guarantees even if you pay someone, as it was wasted money in my
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Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 1:40 AM
Subject: [DEV] Advice on Navy Pensions
> Can anyone offer me some advice on Navy Pensions. My GGG Grandfather
> Humphrey PANTING/PONTING from Fairford, Gloucestershire served in the
> Plymouth Regiment of the Royal Marines in 1820s, he was serving in
> Plymouth when he married EVE Christiannah EDWARDS on 12/5/1822, and I
> believe that at least 2 children were born in Plymouth before 1828.
> Humphrey may have been discharged from the regiment with a Hernia sometime
> after this date. In later censuses and on his and his wife Eve's death
> certificates he was shown as a Pensioner.
> Are there records available relating to the Plymouth Regiment in early
> 1800s? Would he have had to apply for his pension, or would it have been
> paid automatically after a certain age? Who can I contact for any records
> relating to his service and pension records? I'd be grateful for any
> advice anybody can offer.
> Best wishes
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