1861 Army Census

1861 Army CensusFindmypast has added a little known, but very useful dataset to it’s website. Roger Nixon, a military history researcher, has released an index of 245,000 soldiers who were serving in the British Army worldwide in 1861. The material has been collected using the April – June quarter Paylists which are held at The National Archive.

This surely must have been a labour of love which took many hours so it would be criminal if it was not widely used. Many thanks to Roger Nixon for allow online access to such useful data.

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  1. Hi Linda

    Just happened across you Mad About Genealogy website and noted my name in it. I am most grateful to you for positive comments about me/The 1861 Worldwide Soldier index but I have to ask you tweak the comments a bit as I did not actually compile the index. I had a working relationship with the original compiler and ultimately took over all the the rights exclusively. This has resulted in the index being published under licence to Findmypast.

    For the sake of correctness, might I suggest you a quick revamp as follows:
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    Findmypast has added a little known, but very useful dataset to it’s website. Roger Nixon, a military history researcher, has released an index of 245,000 soldiers who were serving in the British Army worldwide in 1861. The material has been collected using the April – June quarter Paylists which are held at The National Archive.

    This is a very valuable substitute for the men missing in the 1861 census. Many thanks to Roger Nixon for allowing online access to such useful data.

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    I have left in your thanks to me as these are your personal sentiments and are much appreciated.

    By the way my late mother wan Elliott from a very large enclave in Suffolk 1767 to date. Do you connect?

    Kind Regards Roger Nixon

  2. Hi Roger,
    Many thanks for your comment re the above post. I have changed the post as suggested and am pleased to have it corrected. I am sure this dataset will be of great help to many historians and genealogists.
    My Elliott ancestors came from Berkshire and so far I haven’t found any that have wandered as far as Suffolk, however one never knows what may be found in the future!
    Kind regards, Linda

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