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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)


Carlow Soldiers

Absconded From Military Service During 1828 - 1840


The information was originally recorded by the English and it is in places very phonetic to read.

The British Army were involved in numerous campaigns around the world during the period before 1828 and well after 1840 and many of the soldiers elected to settle in the areas that their Regiment happened to be serving in when their time of service expired.  One of the reasons for this might be because they meet a local girl and decided to abscond with her.  There's probably a number of other reasons why soldiers absconded from there units and a few of those might be the poor conditions and pay they had to endure away from home, or it was simply a case of home sickness that they suffered. 

Offences under the British Army Act, which resulted in a court martial with a sentence to be shot at dawn included alleged acts of cowardice, desertion, sleeping at post, casting away arms and disobedience.


The information was originally recorded by the English and it is in places very phonetic to read.

The following information is from the Police Gazettes of 1828-1840

SURNAME FORENAME UNIT AGE PLACE OF BIRTH Occupation before joining DATE ABSCONDED
ADAMS William 9th Lancers 21 Carlow, Carlow Shoemaker 24 Jun 1828
BARKER John 89th Foot 19 Barragh Carlow Labourer 23 Aug 1837
BARKER John 89th Foot 19 Barragh Carlow Labourer 27 Jun 1837
BARTLETT John 51st Foot 23 Clonegal Carlow Labourer 4 Sep 1833
BERGAN John 69th Foot 21 Carlow Carlow Nailor 8 Oct 1834
BIGLEY Thomas 10th Foot 19 Carlow Tailor 20 Nov 1840
BRACKEN James 86th Foot 25 Carlow Labourer 08 -May - ??
BUTLER Patrick 83rd Foot 23 Loughlin Carlow Labourer 17 Aug 1831
BYRNE William 33rd Foot 20 Ballinkillin Carlow Labourer 2 Sep 1839
CASTLES * Pat. 8th Foot 19 Carlow Carlow Labourer 10 Oct 1829
CASTLES Patrick 8th Foot 22 Carlow Carlow Labourer 31 Oct 1832
COLLINS Patrick 23rd Fusiliers 18 Killeshin, Laois Labourer 9 Sep 1837
COMFORD James 57th Foot 19 Loughlin, Carlow unknown 5 Mar 1834
CONNOLLY Thomas 8th Foot 24 Bagnalstown, Carlow Labourer 12 Sep 1829
COX Timothy 14th. Light Drags 23 Carlow Carlow Musician 26 Oct 1833
CRAYCE John 19th Foot 19 Tinryland Carlow Labourer 14 Feb 1840
CROSBY James 15th Foot 26 Carlow Carlow Labourer 15 Jan 1834
CROWE William 69th Foot 18 Bagnalstown Carlow Labourer 23 Mar 1833
DALY James Power 30th Foot 19 Tullow Carlow Harness-maker 11 Jul 1832
DAWSON Timothy 9th Foot 24 Tullow Carlow Labourer 12 Jun 1838
DEERAN Thomas 15th Foot 25 Rathvilley Carlow Painter 8 Dec 1832
DEVEREUX Christopher 62nd Foot 18 Barragh Carlow Labourer 21 Jan 1835
DILLON Thomas 8th or King's Own 19 Carlow Carlow Spring-maker 11 May 1831
DOBBIN Patrick 74th Foot 24 Dunlekenny Carlow Labourer 30 Sep 1839
DOBBS William 30th Foot 21 Carlow Carlow Shoemaker 31 Oct 1832
DOYLE John 7th Fusiliers 18 Bagenalstown Carlow Labourer 2 Dec 1837
DOYLE John 8th Bat. Royal Art. 25 Ahada Carlow Wheelwright 20 Apr 1831
DOYLE Martin 86th Foot 26 Bowes Carlow Servant 26 Aug 1839
DOYLE Matthew 6th Foot 26 Loveran Carlow Labourer 19 Dec 1828
DOYLE Patrick 62nd Foot 23 Ballon Carlow Nailer 29 May 1839
DOYLE Michael 64th Foot 21 Fervulau. Carlow Nailer 1 Aug 1829
DOYLE Peter 30th Foot 19 Borris Carlow Labourer 10 Aug 1831
DOYLE Peter 30th Foot 20 Borris Carlow Labourer 12 Oct 1831
DOYLE William 19th Foot 26 Dunleckney Carlow Labourer 15 Feb 1834
DOYLE Thomas 33rd Foot 24 Borris Carlow Labourer 2 Sep 1839
DRAY Patrick 27th Foot 18 Paulstown Carlow Labourer 22 Feb 1832
DUNN Patrick 40th Foot 19 Tullow Carlow Labourer 4 Dec 1833
EARLS Thomas 66th Foot 28 Carlow Carlow Musician 19 Dec 1828
EUSTACE John 67th Foot 22 Tullow Carlow Servant 18 Nov 1828
FARRELL Denis 19th Foot 18 Rathvilly Carlow Labourer 31 Jan 1840
FENNELL Richard 69th Foot 22 Leighlin Carlow Labourer 6 Feb 1836
FINLAW Michael Royal Staff 28 Myshall Carlow Miner 20 May 1828
FINLIN Michael 69th Foot 21 Scurmdens Carlow Labourer 18 Jan 1828
FITZSIMONS Patrick 62nd Foot 21 Tullow Carlow Labourer 1 Aug 1838
GORMAN Michael 84th Foot 22 Palentine Carlow Labourer 27 Jan 1836
GORMAN Patrick 19th Foot 22 Tinryland Carlow Labourer 14 Feb 1840
GRACE John 11th Foot 18 Bagenalstown Carlow Labourer 12 Aug 1837
GRAHAM Francis 38th Foot 20 Arless, Co Laois Labourer 31 Jul 1839
HANLON William 97th Foot 18 Dunlicherry Carlow Tailor 25 Mar 1840
HANNAN Andrew 19th Foot 23 Hacketstown. Carlow Groom 17 Feb 1840
HAROLD Timothy 15th Foot 21 Carlow, Carlow Shoemaker 9 Sep 1835
HIGGINS William 73rd Foot 24 Rathvilly Carlow Labourer 10 Aug 1840
HUGHES John 85th Foot 18 Tankardstown Carlow Labourer 2 Mar 1836
HUGHES John 85th Foot 19 Tankardstown Carlow Labourer 13 May 1837
HUGHES Thomas 86th Foot 23 Myshall Carlow Labourer 5 Aug 1835
JAMES Henry 17th Lancers 23 Killemont Carlow Shoemaker 4 Apr 1832
JOYCE Patrick 57th Foot 21 Dunbenny Carlow Labourer 4 Feb 1835
KAVANAGH Garret 14th Foot 18 Loughlan Brid. Carlow Brick Maker 14 Sep 1831
KAVANAGH James HEICS,Artillery 20 Clonegal Carlow Land surveyor 30 Jun 1838
KAYS John 77th Foot 18 Myshal Carlow Labourer 2 Sep 1837
KEALEY Francis 20th Foot 21 Tullow Carlow Wheelwright 23 Mar 1839
KEATON  Thomas 23rd Fusiliers 19 Staiveen Carlow Labourer 4 Oct 1837
KEATON Thomas 23rd Fusiliers 20 Staiveen Carlow Labourer 11 Apr 1838
KEEFE  Mark 40th Foot 21 Leighlin Bridge Carlow Labourer 19 Aug 1835
KEEFFE  Martin 86th Foot 21 Dunleckney Carlow Brazier 30 Aug 1839
KEEFFE Martin 86th Foot 21 Dunlocky Carlow Brazier 21 Nov 1838
KEEFFE Martin 86th Foot 22 Dunleckney Carlow Brazier 4 May 1840
KEEGAN James 19th Infantry 21 Clonegal Carlow Labourer 21 May 1831
KEELLY John 71st Highlanders 26 Carlow Carlow Clerk 4 Jan 1837
KEOUGH Patrick 64th Foot 22 Castlemore Carlow Labourer 12 Sep 1838
KILLELEA Patrick 59th Foot 22 Carlow Carlow Labourer 28 Mar 1832
KILLELEA Patrick 59th Foot 22 Carlow Carlow Labourer 5 Feb 1831
KILLELEA Patrick 59th Foot 23 Carlow Carlow Labourer 20 Mar 1833
LAWLER Michael 12th Foot 22 Clanmore Carlow Labourer 12 Aug 1837
LAWLER Michael 42nd Foot 21 Clanmore Carlow Labourer 11 Jan 1837
LAWLER Michael 96th Foot 27 Bargarafey Wexford Labourer 19 Oct 1831
LEONARD Martin 68th Foot 20 Carlow Carlow Labourer 16 Oct 1833
LONG Rowland 60th Foot 20 Tullow Carlow Labourer 8 Feb 1828
MAHONEY John 61st Foot 23 Carlow Carlow Labourer 24 Jun 1829
MATHEWS Philip 1st Bt.60th R. 19 Carlow Labourer 6 Nov 1840
MAY James 87th R. Irish Fus 21 Dunlickney Carlow Servant 5 Mar 1834
McDANIEL Peter 40th Foot 19 Westall Carlow Labourer 9 Dec 1835
McDONALD Charles HEICS, Infantry 25 Carlow Carlow Labourer 26 Jan 1839
McDONALD John 69th Foot 23 Mashel Carlow Labourer 5 Apr 1837
McDONALD Richard 38th Foot 19 Tullow Carlow Labourer 17 Feb 1840
McDONALD Patrick 91st Foot 25 Carlow Carlow Labourer 7 Nov 1835
McEVOY John 96th Foot 34 Carlow Carlow Labourer 24 Jul 1830
McEVOY Patrick 23rd Fusiliers 20 Carlow Carlow Labourer 1 Nov 1837
McEVOY Thomas 17th Foot 19 Tenrealen Carlow Labourer 28 Oct 1828
McGRATH James 99th Foot 18 Carlow Labourer 11 Sep 1840
McGRATH James 99th Foot 18 Burris Carlow Labourer 14 Aug 1840
MIDDLETON John 20th Foot 21 Tullow Carlow Labourer 14 Sep 1840
MOORE George 59th Foot 18 Baltinglass Carlow Labourer 1 Sep 1838
MULCAHAIE Pat. 62nd Foot 19 Bagenalstown Carlow Labourer 20 Dec 1839
MULRONEY James 62nd Foot 20 Leighlen Carlow Labourer 16 Mar 1840
MURPHY Daniel 89th Foot 20 Dunleckney Carlow Servant 9 Apr 1834
MURPHY Edward 53rd Foot 18 Dunleckney Carlow Sawyer 24 Nov 1838
MURPHY Pat 69th Foot 18 Bagnalstown Carlow Labourer 23 Mar 1833
MURPHY Patrick 62nd Foot 22 Hacketstn. Carlow Labourer 26 Jul 1839
MURRAY Michael 2nd Drg. Gds. 27 Carlow Labourer 10 Jul 1840
NEIL James 73rd Foot 18 Revillie Carlow Labourer 24 Jun 1840
NEIL Thomas HEICS, Artillery 20 Lauglin Carlow Labourer 22 Feb 1832
NOWLAN Michael 40th Foot 22 Revillie Carlow Labourer 15 Jun 1836
NOWLAN Michael 40th Foot 22 Revillie Carlow Labourer 22 Jun 1836
NOLAN Peter 19th Foot 20 Dunleekney Carlow Tailor 29 Jul 1840
O'BRIEN John 77th Foot 19 Myshall Carlow Shoemaker 15 Mar 1837
O'BRIEN Patrick 77th Foot 18 Tumahely Carlow Brogue-maker. 16 Aug 1837
O'BRIEN Patrick 77th Foot 18 Tumahely Carlow Brogue-maker. 15 Mar 1837
O'BRIEN Patrick 77th Foot 18 Tumahely Carlow Brogue-maker. 4 Feb 1837
O'BRIEN Sylvester 69th Foot 21 Tullow Carlow Shoemaker 9 Mar 1839
O'NEILL Thomas 86th Foot 23 Borris Carlow Labourer 21 Sep 1840
RAFTER Stephen 9th Foot 18 Newtown Carlow Labourer 18 Nov 1840
RALPH John 28th Foot 20 Clonegale Carlow Carpenter 7 Jun 1834
RALPH John 87th. Fusiliers 24 Tullow Carlow Servant 20 Apr 1840
REDMOND James 69th Foot 27 Ballew Carlow Labourer 10 Nov 1830
REDMOND John 19th Foot 19 Carlow Shoemaker 18 Mar 1840
ROE George 43rd Foot 23 Carlow Carlow Labourer 20 Apr 1831
RONEY Cornelius 62nd Foot 18 Barragh Carlow Labourer 21 Jan 1835
RYAN Edward 84th Foot 19 Tentenan Wexford Labourer 7 Feb 1840
RYAN James 77th Foot 18 Borris Carlow Servant 28 Jan 1837
RYAN Patrick 82nd Foot 18 Leighlin Carlow Labourer 20 Jan 1838
SCOTT James 82nd Foot 20 Bagenalstown Carlow Labourer 31 Aug 1836
STUART Samuel 86th Foot 24 Carlow Carlow Labourer 26 Jul 1837
TARIS Charles 86th Foot 20 Clanmore Carlow Labourer 21 Aug 1833
TENNANT Richard 12th Lancers 20 Tullow Carlow Bricklayer 26 Dec 1832
TENNANT Richard 19th Foot 22 Tullow Carlow Labourer 31 Aug 1831
TENNANT Richard 19th Foot 25 Tullow Carlow Labourer 22 Jan 1834
TRACEY Thomas 50th Foot 18 Machill Carlow Labourer 8 Aug 1832
TRINMON Oliver 14th Foot 22 Dunleckeney Carlow Labourer 15 Jul 1837
TUTTLE George 67th Foot 19 Ballymurphy Carlow. Tailor 8 Jul 1840
WARD William 56th Foot 24 Dunleckney Carlow Labourer 14 Nov 1828
WARDE John 82nd Foot 24 Myshall Carlow Shoemaker 22 Feb 1832
WHELAND Thomas 19th Foot 17 Clonegal Carlow Labourer 14 Mar 1828
WHELAND Thomas 19th Foot 28 Clonegal Carlow Labourer 1 May 1839
WYNNE Anthony 17th Foot 20 Mayo Carlow Shoemaker 5 Apr 1839
     
  * Alias Pat. FITZPATRICK
  HEICS, Artillery Honourable East India Company's Horse Artillery
  12th Lancers 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers
  87th. Fusiliers 87th (Royal Irish Fusiliers) Regiment Of Foot
  9th Lancers 9th (or Queen's Royal) Lancers

Source : Police Gazettes of 1828-1840

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