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    Help reading records from National Archives

    Hi Everyone,

    Following is a list of names found in records from the National Achives in Kew of the 71st Regiment of foot who participated in the British Invasion of 1806 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am having trouble reading the names of soldiers who “Remain in South America” and wonder if someone could help me.
    No. Surname Name Comment
    13 Cormick ? Not sure of surname and can’t read name
    16 Christy John Correct
    22 Duffy James Correct
    32 Howard Archibald Surname ok but not sure name
    33 Island Patrick Correct
    34 Ink Samuel Not sure surname, name ok
    41 Ma………….ham? Dough Can’t read surname, name ok
    48 Mc? John Can’t read surname, name ok
    52 McCo…….ken? Daniel? Can’t read surname and not sure name
    64 Rooney Daniel? Surname Ok, not sure name
    66 Rofs ?? Surname Ok, can’t read name
    I have attached two copies of the records with this post.

    Any help is much appreciate.

    Thank you.
    Siam01
    Australia
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    #2
    For 13 I am reading Carmichael as the surname, and possible an abbreviated form of Michael for the first name.

    32 - Howard's forename looks like an abbreviation of Matthew.

    34 - what you see as Ink I see as Dunk, forename Samuel

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      #3
      52 - McG??ckan

      64 totally agree Rooney, Daniel

      66 - Ross (old style ss), not sure what that abbreviated forename is though there are several similar ones

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        #4
        66. Jno = John

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          #5
          41. Possibly: Mallachie, Hugh

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            #6
            Hi Jill,

            Thank you for your prompt reply and sorry for the delay in responding I was travelling overseas.

            13: I think you could be right there with surname and forename

            32: The same for this name

            34: Don't think it's Dunk because surname on this list are in alphabetical order by surname. The surname at number 33 is Island and the surname at 35 is Keal. Therefore surname must start with "I".

            Thank you for your help much appreciated.

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              #7
              Hi Carol,

              Thank you for your reply and yes it does look a John.

              Your help is much appreciated.

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                #8
                Hi Carol,

                41: Yes could possibly be Mallachie, Hugh will keep this noted.

                Thank you.

                Siam01

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                  #9
                  Hi Jill,

                  52: Will note that down.

                  66: Not sure if it's Ross the second letter is not the same height as last letter s. That's why I though might be Rofs.

                  Thank you for your input.

                  Siam01

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                    #10
                    Siam1

                    The old form of double ss was written with what is called the long s, which indeed looks like fs. Rofs for Ross, Mofs for Moss, Crofs for Cross and so on.

                    OC

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                      #11
                      Hi Olde Crone Holden,

                      Thank you for this information and will keep this in mind for future search.

                      Regards

                      Siam01

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