Discover your military ancestors who served in the British Army in 1798. These early and rare army lists are a valuable aid to your genealogy search. The records may reveal your relative’s full name, the year they were in the army, their regiment and rank, and perhaps even details of their pay.
Each record comprises a transcript and image of the original list. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
• First name(s)
• Last name
• Listing type
The image may contain additional details, including:
• Details of foot colors
• Years of service at full and half pay
The 1798 list includes the names of over 15,700 servicemen.
An Army List is a list of serving regular, militia or territorial British Army officers that has been kept in various forms since 1702. Manuscript lists of army officers were kept between 1702 and 1752, with the first official list being published in 1740.
These records contain details of light dragoons, dragoons, foot regiments, foot guards, life guards, horse guards, major generals and lieutenant colonels.
The document is organized by regiment. It also contains lists of military departments, garrisons, invalids, lieutenant colonels and majors, among other things.