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From: "Doug Porteous" <>
Subject: H.M. 77th Regiment
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 18:28:32 -0400
The obituary of my great-great-grandmother, Isabella Reid (née Harrison)
appeared in the Sarnia Observer on January 19, 1900:
"In Sarnia, January 17th 1900 Isabella A. Reid, relict of the late Joseph
Reid, Col. Sergt. of H.M. 77th Regiment at the age of 77 years."
Note: Joseph and Isabella were married in Toronto in 1847. I think Joseph
died there, but Isabella moved to the Sarnia home of her daughter, Josephine
(Reid) Clement, prior to 1900. I am making the assumption that Joseph
probably served in the regiment prior to his marriage... (but that all
depends on what I learn about the regiment).
I believe Joseph was born in Ireland; Isabella's death registration shows
she was born in County Monaghan, Ireland.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I might learn more about this
"77th Regiment"? The Web sites I came across indicate that the regiment was
disbanded in 1764, well before Isabella's husband Joseph would have been
alive. The regiment also seems to be associated with India.
Thanks in advance for any information.
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