Born in Newtownards, Co. Down. Parish and parents unknown, believed Presbyterian. Left for South Africa 1847? with Royal Irish Rifles. Died and buried in South Africa. I'm trying to trace my great-great grandfather's ancestors, if anyone can help further I'd be most grateful, thank you.
|Date of Birth||17th Apr 1828|
|Date of Death||27th Aug 1905|
|Townland born||Born in Newtownards, Co. Down. Parish and parents unknown, believed Presbyterian.|
|Place & Date of Marriage||1850, marries Suzanna Eiizabeth Fisher at St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town. They had 10 children born in South Africa|
|Place of Death||East London, South Africa|
|New Type||He left Ireland having joined the 6th (Royal Warwickshire) regiment - not Royal Irish Rifles - as a private and went to South Africa (via other destinations?). He applied for and received a medal in 1846, formally discharged in 1857|