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Loyal Tarbert Fencible Infantry - 1798-1802

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Loyal Tarbert Fencible Infantry
1798-1802

“The Tarbert Fencibles. It has always been assumed that this was a Scottish Regiment but Letters of Service to raise the regiment were issued on 27 July 1798 and the first commissions are dated 19 March 1799. It was raised by Sir Edward Leslie whose seat was in Tarbert, County Kerry. The regiment moved to the South of England and it is known that it took a route which marched through Glouchester, Poole and Ringwood to South Hamptton. In 1800 they moved to Winchester. Then later the same year to Fort Cumberland in Portsmouth and in January 1801 they moved to Guernsey in the Channel Islands. Whilst in Hampshire in 1800 a soldier of the regiment was hanged for murder, details of the crime recorded on a plaque upon a stone at Botley, Hants, subsequently removed to Southsea Castle Museum. The Scottish United Services Museum possesses a medal presented to a John Moore of the regiment, as best shot. (2) There is also an oval shoulder=belt plate in a private collection, which shows a simple design, crown above GR and title around the rim. The regiment is thought to have had a scarlet uniform with blue facings. Disbanded in 1802 with colours believed to be laid up at Kilkenny Cathedral, Ireland. ... (2) Data kindly supplied by W. G. F. Boag, MA, of the Scottish United Services Museum.” : http://www.limerickcity.ie/media/mh49.pdf

“1798 Sir Edward Leslie raises an infantry regiment, the Loyal Tarbert Fencibles, drawn from North Kerry and West Limerick which serves as a home guard regiment in England and takes part in the war against the French in Holland. The regiment is disbanded in 1802.”

“His Majesty has been graciously pleased to grant Letter of Service to Sir Edward Leslie, Bart, of Tarbert, to raise a Fencible Regiment of Infantry to serve in Great Britain” : The Observer from London, on August 19, 1798
The Dublin Gazette: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dublin_Gazette
1799: http://opac.oireachtas.ie/Data/Library3/Library1/DC016850.pdf
1800: http://opac.oireachtas.ie/Data/Library3/Library1/DC014867.pdf
1801: http://opac.oireachtas.ie/Data/Library3/Library1/DC012903.pdf

"... the Tarbert Fencibles, consisting chiefly of Catholics ...." : https://books.google.com/books?id=IJRgAAAAcAAJ&pg=RA1-PA53

“In addition, the Loyal Tarbert Fencibles, raised in 1799, drew on County Limerick for some of their officers.”

“On the 9th of June, 1799, Major-General Whitelock arrived at Poole, in Dorsetshire, where the Tarbert Fencibles were then quartered, authorized to recruit non-commissioned officers and men from its ranks for active service in the army awaiting embarkation for the invasion of Holland.” : p. 21, http://www.nflibrary.ca/nfplindex/data/0/3/298103-558903.pdf

June 30, 1802 The Times from London, Page 3: “On Saturday last [i.e. 26 June] the Loyal Tarbert fencibles Colonel Sir E. Leslie were disbanded at Mill-Bay Barracks Plymouth. The greater part embarked directly for Cork in vehicles provided by Government for that purpose.”

“War-Office, July 13, 1799:
...
A Regiment of Fencible Infantry.
Sir Edward Leslie, Bart. to be Colonel. [1744–1818]
Robert Anstey, Esq. to be Lieutenant-Colonel. [1st cousin of Sir Edward]

To be Captains,
Lieutenant Godfrey Massey, from the Half-Pay of the 66th Foot.
Francis B. Chute, Esq.
Richard Tooker, Esq.
John Hewson, Esq.
Michael Creaghe, Esq.
John C. Hefferman, Esq.
Anthony Parker, Esq.

To be Captain-Lieutenant,
Ensign William Taylor, on the Half-Pay of the Irish Invalids.

To be Lieutenants,
John Hailey, Gent.
Francis Wilkinson, Gent.
Henry Sands, Gent.
Thomas Chute, Gent.
James Raymond, Gent.
Leslie Wrenn, Gent.
Robert Burnell, Gent.
John Macnamara, Gent.
George Fosberry, Gent.
James Pendergast, Gent.
Henry Orpen, Gent.

To be Ensigns,
Lieutenant John W. Gunthorpe, from the Half-Pay of the late 105th Foot.
Sampson Cox, Gent.
William Aston, Gent.
Henry Kearns, Gent.
Hamilton Finey, Gent.
John Hare, Gent.
Edward O'Brie, Gent.
Hickman Rose, Gent.

To be Adjutant,
Lieutenant John W. Gunthorpe, from the Half-Pay of the late 105th Foot. [sic]

To be Quarter-Master,
Ensign William Taylor, from the Half-Pay of the Irish Invalids. [sic]

To be Surgeon,
Jeffecott, Gent.”
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/15158/page/698 https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/15158/page/699

“John Francis Hewson [of] Ennismore, Kerry Capt Tarbert Fencibles” http://www.europeana.eu/portal/fr/record/2023822/gv4_nbl_lh_nbl_show5_php_id_051818.html

Earlier Tarbert Military Units (Ireland):

Tarbert [Volunteers] Regiment: 1779 (disbanded 1793):

Col. Edward Leslie (1779)

Tarbert [Yeomanry] Cavalry 1796:

“War-Office, Dublin-Castle, 15th October, 1796
...
Tarbert Cavalry.
Sir Edward Leslie, Bart. to be Captain. [Captain-Commandant 8.ix.1802]
...” : The Dublin Gazette, Numr. 6393, P. 698.

Lieuts. Leslie, Wren, and John Sanders (in 1803)

Tarbert [Yeomanry] Infantry 1796:

“War-Office, Dublin-Castle, November 8, 1796.
His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to sign Commissions for the following Noblemen and Gentlemen to be Officers in the undermentioned District Corps.
...
Tarbert Infantry.
Robert Leslie, Esq; to be Captain. (31.x.1796) [1st cousin of Sir Edward; d. 1820-1823?]
Lancelot O'Brien, Esq; to be First Lieutenant
Leslie Wren, Esq; to be Second Lieutenant.” :
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/13953/page/1120/data.pdf
Thomas Wren (in 1801).
Lieuts. Thos. Ellison and John Parker (in 1801); and Robert Leslie, Junior (17.x.1808 - 1821) [b. 1792].

“Letter from Robert Leslie, Tarbert House, Tarbert, County Kerry, to William Gregory, Under Secretary, Dublin Castle, reporting the spread of disaffection from County Limerick across the border into County Kerry and requesting a supply of ammunition for the Tarbert yeomanry corps. Also reports on the quantity of firearms held by the lower orders, 13 August 1821. Encloses letter from John B Kitson, Derry, County Kerry, acting chief constable of police for barony of Iraghticonnor, County Kerry, to Leslie, reporting attacks on houses to obtain firearms in the vicinity of Rathoran, County Kerry.” 2 items; 6pp. 8 Aug 1821-13 Aug 1821 : http://www.csorp.nationalarchives.ie/search/index.php?simpleSearchSbm=true&category=27&searchDescTxt=SC%2F1821%2F881

“On (apparently) the night of Wed. 17 to Thur, 18 Oct. 1821, William Lindsay and Kittson and Robert Leslie junior and the Tarbert volunteers [infantry] apprehended one of the culprits across the border at Port, Abbeyfeale par, Co.Limerick.” For more info, see : http://humphrysfamilytree.com/Blennerhassett/lindsay.william.html

“30th Septenber 1829
...
Yeomanry and Volunteers.
...
Tarbert Infantry.
Captain Robert Leslie 31Oct.1796
1st Lieutenant Thomas Ellison 11Jan.1806
2nd Lieutenant John Parker 11Jan.1806
3rd Lieutenant Robert Leslie, jun. 17 Oct.1808" [born 1792; died 1827, age 35 yrs] https://books.google.com/books?id=_uYNAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA313

1831: “Tarbert Yeomanry, county Kerry—Pierce Leslie [b. 9.ii.1795, d. v.1872] to be Captain Commandant, vice Leslie, deceased.” : Cork Constitution Cork, Republic of Ireland 10 Feb 1831

“Volunteers [?]
...
TARBUT. [sic]
Captain Donald McLeod 31Mar.1795
Lieutenant
Thomas Rose 31Mar.1795
Colin McKenzie do.
Agent,
...” : https://books.google.com/books?id=R_ENAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA287

Re: Fencibles:

“The term Fencible describes a form of militia raised for the defence of a particular district and for a limited time. The engagement on the part of the men is a voluntary one, and their services are restricted to the county in which they were raised.”

“The Fencible Regiments were regular army regiments but raised for home defence only, hence the title.”

Re: Captain-Lieutenant: “Captain-lieutenant was formerly a rank in the British Army; the senior subaltern rank, above lieutenant and below captain.
A regiment’s Field officers - its colonel, lieutenant-colonel and major - originally commanded their own companies, as well as carrying out their regimental command duties.
However, from the 17th century onwards, the colonel increasingly became a patron and ceremonial head instead of an actual tactical commander, with command in the field devolving to the lieutenant colonel. This left the colonel's company without a captain.
The lieutenant of this company thus became its acting captain. This state of affairs was formally recognised with the creation of the rank of captain-lieutenant, with its own entry in the table of prices for the purchase of commissions.
In 1772 captain-lieutenants were granted rank as captains in their regiments and in the Army. [7] The rank was abolished sometime in the early 19th century.
...
[7] "War-Office, May 26, 1772.
The King has been pleased to direct that, for the future, the Captain-Lieutenants of the Cavalry and Marching Regiments shall have Rank, as well in the Army as in their respective Regiments, as Captains; that the present Captain-Lieutenants shall take the said Rank from this Day; and all future Captain-Lieutenants from the Date of their respective Commissions. B A R R I N G T O N ." The London Gazette: no. 11251. p. 1. 23–26 May 1772.” : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_lieutenant

“A lieutenant with the rank and duties of captain but with a lieutenant's pay, - as in the first company of an English regiment.”

Captain-Lieutenant William Cumberland Wilkinson, 62nd Regiment of Foot, ca.1785 :
http://www.62ndregiment.org/William_Wilkinson_portrait.JPG

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1798 “Mr. [Francis] Wilkinson, Lieutenant in his Majesty's regiment of Tarbert Fencibles” :
https://books.google.com/books?id=W38HAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA306

“In 1799 leave was given to the Men of the Regiment, then stationed in Poole in Dorsetshire, to Volunteer into certain Regiments of the line forming part of the Army intended for the invasion of North Holland, .... “ : https://www.glenbow.org/collections/search/findingAids/archhtm/extras/moodieg/m-9718-58-transcript.pdf

The British Army Monthly List, 1st September 1799
Tarbert
Poole

Colonel: Sir Edward Leslie, Bart.
Lieutenant-Colonel: Robert Anstey
Major:
Captains:
Godfrey Massey, T. B. Chute, Richard Tooker, John Hewson, Mich. Creaghe, John C. Hifferman, James Raymond, Anthony Parker
Captain-Lieutenant: William Taylor.
Lieutenants: John Harley, Francis Wilkerson, Henry Sands, Tho. Chute, Ja. Raymond, Leslie Wren, Robert Burnell, John Macnamara, Geo. Fosberry, Ja. Pendgast, Henry Orpen
Ensigns: J. W. Gunthorpe, Sampson Cox, Wm. Aston, Henry Kearns, Hamilton Finey, John Hare, Edw. O’Brie, Hickman Reze [sic]
Paymaster:
Adjutant: J. W. Gunthorpe.
Quater-Master: Wm. Taylor.
Surgeon: - Jeffecott - Assistant.
Agent:

“War-Office, October 19, 1799.
...
49th Ditto [Regt. of Foot], Volunteer John Macnamara, from the Tarbert Fencibles, to be Ensign, vice Ginn, deceased.
...”: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/15195/page/1068

The British Army List January 1800:
Tarbert.
Poole.

Colonel: Sir Edward Leslie, Bart.
Lieutenant-Colonel: Robert Anstey
Major:
Captains:
Godfrey Massey, T. B. Chute, Richard Tooker, John Hewson, Mich. Creaghe, John C. Hifferman, James Raymond, Anthony Parker
Captain-Lieutenant:
Lieutenants:
John Harley, Francis Wilkerson, Henry Sands, Tho. Chute, Ja. Raymond, Leslie Wren, Robert Burnell, John Macnamara, Geo. Fosberry, Ja. Pendgast, Henry Orpen
Ensigns:
J. W. Gunthorpe, Sampson Cox, Wm. Aston, Henry Kearns, Hamilton Finey, John Hare, Edw. O’Brie, Hickman Reze [sic]
Paymaster:
Adjutant: J. W. Gunthorpe.
Quater-Master: Wm. Taylor.
Surgeon: - Jeffecott - Assistant.
Agent:

P. 63: War-Office, January 21, 1800.
“William Vere Taylor, Gent. to be Ensign, vice O'Bre, appointed to the 9th Foot.
Michael Lynch, Gent. to be Ensign, vice Hare, appointed to the 27th. Foot.”

1st January 1802: Dennis Herbert, Major 30 January 1800: https://books.google.com/books?id=bcigAAAAMAAJ&vq=Tarbert&pg=RA1-PA33

P. 106: War-Office, February 4, 1800.
“Loyal Tarbert Fencibles Infantry.
Captain Dennis Herbert, from the l0th West India Regiment, to be Major, with permanent Rank in the Army.
Lieutenant James Raymond to be Captain, vice Parker, who resigns.
Ensign Henry Kearns to be Lieutenant, vice Raymond.
John W. Jeffecott to be Ensign, vice Kearns.”

P. 241: War-Office, March 11, 1800.
“William Harper, Esq; to be Captain, vice Tooker, who resigns.”

P. 287: War-Office, March 25, 1800.
“Ensign Samson Cox to be Lientenant, vice Fosberry, who resigns.
John Lavery, Gent. to be Ensign, vice Coat.”

P. 463: War-Office, May 13, 1800.
“Loyal Tarbert Fecible Infantery.
-To be Lieutenants,
Lieutenent James Stevenson, from the Half-Pay of Elford's late Corps, vice Pendergraft, appointed to the 56th Foot.
Ensign Hamalton Finney vice Macnamara, appointed to the 49th Foot.
Robert Bolton, Gent. vice Chute, who resigns.
- To be Ensigns
John White, Gent. vice Finney:
To be Adjutant,
Lieutenant James Stevenson, vice Gunthorpe, who resigns.”

“Lieutenant John Harley, from the Tarbert Fencibles, to be Quarter-Master.” 54th Regt. of foot: War Office, June 17, 1800. : https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/15267/page/665/data.pdf

The Gruesome Murder of Thomas Webb, 1800, Curdridge, Hampshire: http://allthingsgeorgian.tumblr.com/post/116992847881/the-gruesome-murder-of-thomas-webb-1800

The British Army List July 1800:
Tarbert.
Winchester.

Colonel: Sir Edward Leslie, Bart.
Lieutenant-Colonel: Robert Anstey
Major: Dennis Herbert
Captains:
Godfrey Massey, F. B. Chute, John Hewson, Mich. Creaghe, John C. Hifferman, James Raymond, William Harper
Captain-Lieutenant: William Taylor.
Lieutenants:
Francis Wilkerson, Henry Sands, Leslie Wren, Robert Burnell, James Henry Orpen, Henry Kearns, Sampson Cox, James Steven Son, Hamilton Finey, Robert Bolton
Ensigns:
J. W. Gunthorpe, Wm. Aston, Hickman Rose, W. V. Taylor, Mich. Lynch, J. W. Jeffecott, John Lavery, John White
Paymaster:
Adjutant: James Stevenson.
Quater-Master: Wm. Taylor.
Surgeon: - Jeffecott - Assistant.
Agent: Brown.

P. 774: War-Office, July 8, 1800.
“J. Linwood Verity, Gent. late a Lieutenant in, the 54th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Harley, ap-
pointed to the 54th Foot.”

P. 1099: Page missing. [Barry, Michael - E., Johnston, William, - E., Rose, Hickman - L. ]
However:
“From the London Gazette. War-Office, September 27, 1800.
...
LoyaI Tarbert Fencibles.
Ensign Hickmam Rose to be Lieutenant, vice Sands, who resigns.
Lieutenant William Johnston. On the Half-Pay of the late Independent Companies, to be Ensign, vice Aston who resigns.
Michael Berry Gent. to be Ensign, vice Rose.” P. 700, The Dublin Gazette, Numb. 7017,

P. 1183: War-Office, October 18, 1800.
“LoyaI Tarbert Fencibles.
Lieutenant Leslie Wren to be Captain, vice Massey, who resigns.
Lientenant Henry Orpen to be Captain, vice Chute, who resigns.
G. Waddington, Esq; to be Captain, vice Kiffeman, who resigns.
Ensign John William Jeffcott to be Lieutenant, vice Wren.
Ensign John White to be Lientenant, vice Orpen.
William John Stevenson, Gent. to be Ensign, vice Jeffcott.
William J. Bernard, Gent. to be Ensign, vice White.”

P. 1294: War-Office, November 18, 1800.
“Quarter-Master-Serjeant Daniel Neal to be Quarter-Master, vice Taylor, who resigns.
Matthew Barrington, Gent. to be Ensign, vice Taylor, who resigns.”

P. 1307: War-Office, November 22, 1800.
“Serjeant-Major John Duffey, from the late Limerick Fencibles, to be Ensign, vice Gunthorpe,
who resigns.”

P 1413: War-Office, December 20, 1800.
“Captain D. Morphy [sic], from the late Limerick Fencibles to be Captain-Lientenant, vice Taylor, who resigns.”

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.c2553356

The British Army List January 1801:
Tarbert.
Cumberland Fort, Gosport.

Colonel: Sir Edward Leslie, Bart.
Lieutenant-Colonel: Robert Anstey
Major: Dennis Herbert
Captains:
John Hewson, Mich. Creaghe, James Raymond, Wm. Harper, Leslie Wren, Henry Orpen, G. Waddington
Captain-Lieutenant: D. Murphy.
Lieutenants:
Francis Wilkerson, Robert Burnell, Henry Kearns, Sampson Cox, James Stevenson, Hamilton Finey, Robert Bolton, J. Linwood Verity, Hickman Rose, J. W. Jeffcott, John White
Ensigns:
Mich. Lynch, John Lavery, W. Johnston, Mich, Barry, Wm. J. Stevenson, Wm. J. Bernard, Mathew Barrington, John Duffy
Paymaster:
Adjutant: James Stevenson.
Quater-Master: Daniel Neal.
Surgeon: - Jeffecott - Assistant.
Agent: Brown.

P. 86: War-Office, January 20, 1801.
“Loyal Tarbert Fencibles.
Ensign"Michael Barry to be Lieutenant, vice Bolton, who resigns.
Ensign John Dolley to be Lieutenant, vice Burnell, who resigns.
John Moore, Gent. to be Ensign, vice Barry.
William C. Harpour, to be Ditto, vice Dolley.
Lieutenant James Wilson, from the West Norfolk Militia, to be Adjutant, vice Stevenson, appointed Adjutant to Hilsea Barracks.”

P. 592: War-Office, May 30, 1801.
“Loyal Tarbert Regiment of Fencible Infantery.
Ensign Michael Lynch to be Lieutenant, vice Wilkison, appointed to the 2nd Battalion Royals.
Adjutant James Wilson to be Ensign, vice Lynch.
Lieutenant William Langrith Crowther, from the Exminster Volunteers, to be Ensign, vice
Johnston, who resigns.”

The British Army List July 1801:
Tarbert.
Guernsey.

Colonel: Sir Edward Leslie, Bart.
Lieutenant-Colonel: Robert Anstey
Major: Dennis Herbert
Captains:
John Hewson, Mich. Creaghe, Jas. Raymond, Wm. Harper, Leslie Wren, Henry Orpen, G. Waddington
Captain-Lieutenant: D. Murphy.
Lieutenants:
Henry Kearns, Sampson Cox, Hamilton Finey, J. Linwood Verity, Hickman Rose, J. W. Jeffcott, John White, Mich. Barry, John Duffey, Mich. Lynch
Ensigns:
John Lavery, William J. Stevenson, William J. Bernard, John Moore, William C. Harpour, James Wilson, James L. Crowtner
Paymaster: Hickman Rose.
Adjutant: James Wilson.
Quarter-Master: Daniel Neal.
Surgeon: J. W. Jeffecott - Assistant.
Agent: Dickson.

P. 839: War-Office, July 18, 1801.
“Loyal Tarbert Regiment of Fencible Infantry.
Quarter-Master Thomas Rivera, from the 55th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Kearnes, who resigns.”

P. 894: War-Office, July 25, 1801.
“Loyal Tarbert Fencible Infantry.
Enlign John Lavery to be Lieutenant, vice Stevenson, appointed to the Invalids.
Ensign Patrick McDermott Roe, on the Half-Pay of the late 3d Regiment of the Irish Brigade, to
he Ensign, vicc Livery.
John Parrott Hanger, Gent. to be Ensign, vice Barrington, who resigns.”

P. 1016: War-Office, August 22, 1801.
“Loyal Tarbert Regiment of Fencible Infantry.
Ensign William J. Bernard to be Lieutenant, vice Jeffcotte, who religns.
Ensign John Moore to be Lieutenant, vice White, who resigns.”
The London Gazette - 1801 : https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=uc1.c2553357
“War-Office, July 25, 1801.
Loyal Tarbert Fencible Infantry. Ensign John Lavery to be Lieutenant, vice Stevenson, appointed to the Invalids. Ensign Patrick McDermott Roe, on. the Half-Pay of the late 3d Regiment of the Irish Brigade, to be Ensign, vice Lavery. John Parrott Hanger, Gent, to be Ensign, vice Barrington, who resigns.”: https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/15389/page/894/data.pdf
“Robert Anstey [apt. lt.-col.] 18.iii.1799 Loyal Tarbert”: https://books.google.com/books?id=DcegAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA29
James FitzGibbon (1780-1863): See pp. 19-21: https://books.google.com/books?id=QBIIAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA21

War-Office, January 16, 1802.
Lieutenant John Moore and Ensign Patrick M'Derrnott Roe, of the Loyal Tarbert Fencibes are superseded;, being absent without Leave. : https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/15444/page/47

The British Army List 1st February 1802 (Monthly)
Tarbert.
Guernsey.
Colonel: Sir Edward Leslie, Bart.
Lieutenant-Colonel: Robert Anstey
Major: Dennis Herbert
Captains:
John Hewson, Mich. Creaghe, Jas. Raymond, Wm. Harper, Leslie Wren, Henry Orpen, G. Waddington
Captain-Lieutenant: D. Murphy.
Lieutenants:
Sampson Cox, Hamilton Finey, J. Linwood Verity, Hickman Rose, Mich. Barry, John Duffey, Mich. Lynch, Thomas Rivers, John Lavery, William Bernard.
Ensigns:
Conway Harpour, James Wilson, William L. Crowtner, John P. Hanger, David Beard, Martin Tarber.
Paymaster: Hickman Rose.
Adjutant: James Wilson.
Quarter-Master: Daniel Neal.
Surgeon: J. W. Jeffecott - Assistant.
Agent: Dickson.

From the London Gazette 1801-1803: “James Wilson adjutant”; “Creagh captain”; “G. Waddington captain”; “ensign John Persul deserted”; Lieut. Henry Kearns”; “Lieut. Michael Lynch” [War Office, February 23, 1802 to ensign 40th regt. wo purchase]; “lieut. Lavery”

“... Li[e]u[t.] Lavery, from the Tarbert fencibles, ensign, vice Rowe. 60th ...”: Kentish Gazette Kent, England - 13 Apr 1802.

The British Army List 1st June 1802 (Monthly), p.46.
Tarbert.
Guernsey.
Colonel: Sir Edward Leslie, Bart.
Lieutenant-Colonel: Robert Anstey
Major: Dennis Herbert
Captains:
John Hewson, Mich. Creaghe, Jas. Raymond, Wm. Harper, Leslie Wren, Henry Orpen, G. Waddington
Captain-Lieutenant: D. Murphy.
Lieutenants:
Sampson Cox, Hamilton Finey, J. Linwood Verity, Hickman Rose, Mich. Barry, John Duffy, Mich. Lynch, Thomas Rivers, John Lavery, William Bernard.
Ensigns:
Conway Harpour, James Wilson, William L. Crowtner,John P. Hanger, David Beard, Martin Tarber.
Paymaster: Hickman Rose.
Adjutant: James Wilson.
Quarter-Master: Daniel Neal.
Surgeon: J. W. Jeffecott - Assistant.
Agent: Dickson.

June 30, 1802 The Times from London, Page 3: “On Saturday last [i.e. 26 June] the Loyal Tarbert fencibles Colonel Sir E. Leslie were disbanded at Mill-Bay Barracks Plymouth. The greater part embarked directly for Cork in vehicles provided by Government for that purpose.”

“Officers placed on Half-Pay, in 1800, 1801, and 1802.
...
Loyal Tarbert, (Leslie's)
Major Denis Herbert
Adjut. James Wilson
Q. Mr. Daniel Neal
...” 1803 list, p. 503.

Regimental Bios:
“DlED.—After a tedious and painful illness, Lieut. Col. Robert Anstey, of Bath. Hereford Journal Herefordshire, England 22 Apr 1818.” [brother-in-law to Sir Edward Leslie. w. Louisa Canne. ]
“On the 12th inst. [i.e. April, 1818] died Lieut. Col. Robert Anstey, whose exertions in support of the charitable institutions in Bath will be long remembered.” : http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dutillieul/ZOtherPapers/S&WJApril201818.html
“Will of Robert Anstey of Bath , Somerset. Date: 28 July 1818.” : http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D524932
“At Bath. aged 59. Robert Anstey, esq.” : https://books.google.com/books?id=_clDAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA570
“Robert Anstey, son of Christopher Anstey, Esq., of Trumpington, born there; entered as pensioner of St. John’s, July 7, 1779; tutor, Mr. Carr. Died April 12, 1818” : https://books.google.com/books?id=MuU1AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA325
“ ... Robert Anstey was at this time [i.e. 1791] Captain[-Lieutenant] in a regiment [ i.e. 19th Regiment of Light Dragoons] serving in the East Indies, and being under orders to join his regiment, ....” : https://books.google.com/books?id=mXADAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA507
“Marriages ... 21 [April 1791] ... Capt. Robert Anstey, of the 19th regiment of Light Dragoons, to Mrs. Light, of Bath.” : https://books.google.com/books?id=qX4EAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA279
“War-Office, November 10 [1792]. ... 19th Regiment of Light Dragoons, Captain Patrick Maxwell, from the 76th Foot, to be Captain-Lieutenant, vice Robert Anstey, who exchanges.
Lunders v. Anstey” : https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/13474/page/838/data.pdf
“War-Office, June 11[, 1793]. ... 76th Regiment of Foot, Captain Michael Symes, of an Independent Company, to be Captain of a Company, vice Anstey, who exchanges.” : https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/13536/page/478/data.pdf
76th Foot: “Anstey. Robert Anstey. Captain-Lieutenant, from the 19th (Light) Dragoons. Captain of a Company, vice P-Makwenv who exchanged 10th November, 1792; Captain of an Independent Company, vice M. Symes, who exchanged 11th June, 1793.” : https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=umn.31951d010893143;view=1up;seq=256
“War-Office, March 19th [1791] ... 19th Regiment of Light Dragoons, ... Lieutenant Robert Anstey to be Captain-Lieutenant vice Gilbert Child.” https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/13291/page/167

James Fitzgibbon: “At the age of 15 he joined the Knight of Glin’s Yeomanry Corps, and at the age of 18, the Tarbert Infantry Fencibles. In 1799 [49th Regiment of Foot] he fought in the Battle of Egmond aan Zee, Holland, and the Battle of Copenhagen, Denmark, for which he won the distinguished Naval General Service Medal for bravery. In 1802 he was made a marine, ....” : https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11290084
Also see : https://books.google.com/books?id=3_jP2h6vO90C&pg=PA13
and : http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/fitzgibbon_james_9E.html?print=1 James FitzGibbon (1780-1863): See pp. 19-21: https://books.google.com/books?id=QBIIAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA21

“Dennis Herbert: Regimental Service: Major in Tarbert Fencibles; to half-pay; Major in 7th Foot 15 August 1804; Inspecting Field Officer of Militia in Nova Scotia January 1808.”
“Major Dennis Herbert [apt.] 39[sic].i.1800 ”

“Sir John Hare CB: He first served [Ensign] in the Tarbert Fencibles (County Kerry), commanded by Sir Edward Leslie [apt. 18.iii.1799]”: https://www.royal-irish.com/persons/sir-john-hare-0
“John Hare, gent. to be ensign in a regiment of Fencible Infantry (Sir Edward Leslie Colonel)” London Gazette of 13 July 1799.
“1572. Lieut.-col. John Hare, C. B. Previous to entering the line, this officer was an Ensign in the Tarbert fencible infantry, commanded by Col. Sir Edward Leslie, from which regiment he volunteered, with three hundred men, to serve in the expedition to Holland, and was attached to the 69th reg., which he joined at Barham Downs Camp, 3d Aug. 1799; on the 6th of that month, he embarked with the army for the Helder, was present at the landing, and served the subsequent campaign under the Duke of York. On the 28th Oct. 1799, he joined the 27th reg. as an Ensign, and was appointed Lieut. 17th June, 1800; ....” : [Barham Downs Camp near Canterbury] https://books.google.com/books?id=e_BhWkIKNUoC&pg=PA97

“Sir Edward Leslie, Bart, of Tarbert House, co. Kerry, M.P. for Old Leiglin, was created a Bart, 3 Sept. 1787. He m. [29.vii.1773] Anne, dau. of Col. Cane, of the Royal Dragoons, M.P. for Tallagh, and left at his decease a dau. and heir, Catherine, m. 16 June, 1807, Lord Douglas Gordon Hallyburton, of Pitcur, and d. 25 Dec. 1841.” : https://books.google.com/books?id=MZRAAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA383
“Lately [November 1818], — At Weymouth, in his 74th year, Sir Edward Leslie, bart. of Tarbert House, co. Kerry. He was elected to Parliament in April 1787, for the borough of Old Leighlin, co. Carlow, and created a Baronet of Ireland [28.viii.1787], September 3d following he married Anne, daughter of Colonel Hugh Cane, M. P. for Tallage, and had issue an only child, Catherine Louisa Leslie [d. 2 Oct 1851], who married July 16, 1807, the Hon. Douglas Gordon Halliburton of Pitcur, co. Forfar, half and only brother of George, fifth Earl or Aboyne. Sir Edward Leslie leaving no issue male, the title of Baronet becomes extinct.—This branch of the family of l.eslie has been settled in Ireland since the reign of Charles I. but derives its origin from William Leslie, fourth Baron of Balquhain in Scotland, the ancestor also of the Leslies of Glaslough, co. Mona'ghan.”
“Sir Edward Leslie, 1st (and only) Baronet, bapt at Durham on 5 Jan 1746, see p.20 of Durham records, succeeded to Tarbert House 1770, mar 1773 to Anne Cane, founded the Tarbert Regiment 1779 (disbanded 1793), ... , MP for Old Leighlin 1787, cr. Baronet 1787, founded the Tarbert Cavalry 1796, ... Tarbert Infantry (Fencibles) (founded 1799, disbanded 1802). ” : http://humphrysfamilytree.com/Blennerhassett/leslie.html
"Edward was an Irish Member of Parliament and had an active military career in the Irish Volunteers between 1779 and 1780 and raised the Loyal Tarbert Regiment of Fencibles. Telling relics of those days are the original gun racks in the front hall and over each of the four doors are carved wooden bayonet holders with the Leslie thistle crest and the buckles of their coat of arms"Taken from the last page of this: http://archive.irishartsreview.com/i...f.bannered.pdf

“One Capt. Robert [Leslie] of Tarbert is given as died at 90.” : https://books.google.com/books?id=WutPfYaJLY8C&pg=PA92
“DEATH OF CAPTAIN E. LESLIE, J.P., D.L. We much regret to have to announce the death of Captain Robert Leslie, J P, b, which took place on Sunday last at his residence, Tarbert House, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. The deceased gentleman, who was in his 90th year ... ” : Kerry Evening Post Kerry, Republic of Ireland 15 July 1914.

George Augustus Henry Waddington: GAHW born 1776, West Middlesex Militia joined 1794, Ensign 1795; Lieut.1796. Capt. Northumberland Provisional Cavalry 1799; Capt. Loyal Tarbert Fencible Infantry 1800; Capt. 16 Battn of Reserve 1803; became Ensign 32nd. Foot; Lieut 38th Foot 1805; joined 2nd Battn at Launceston, transferred to 1st Battn, resigned 1812. Embarked for Portugal 1808 with Lord Beresford's Army, fought under Duke of Wellington against Napoleon. Aide de Camp to Wellington 1812. Married Laureana do Crato of Catello de Vide....3 sons William, Jorge, & General Luiz. : http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/waddington/369/

Tarbert House:

View of Tarbert House and Tarbert Island, Co. Kerry. 1795 by Joseph Charles Barrow (active 1790-1802). : http://humphrysfamilytree.com/Blennerhassett/Lindsay/tarbert.2.jpg
Detail of above showing Tarbert Island : http://humphrysfamilytree.com/Blennerhassett/Tarbert.pictures.2/DSC_0091.b.jpg

Joseph Charles Barrow (active 1790-1802). West view of Tarbert, upon the River Shannon, in the County of Kerry, Ireland, the Seat of Sir Edward Leslie, Bart. dated 1795. Watercolour, in deep black border. 37.7 x 59.6 cm (sheet of paper): https://d9y2r2msyxru0.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/styles/collection_object_bootstrap_carousel_/public/collection-online/c/3/271909-1335519976.jpg?itok=NbzIaNAJ

“It was made into a full 3 storey building by Sir Edward Leslie, 1st Baronet, around 1810.” :
http://d4n04853jbgik.cloudfront.net/1/50/49011_2752-305x204.jpg

“Notable visitors have included Benjamin Franklin, who visited Sir Edward Leslie after 1776, ...” : http://www.wildatlanticway.com/directory/
“Mr. Franklin came to visit Sir Edward Leslie as part of his effort to rekindle trade between Ireland and America. Mr. Franklin presented Sir Leslie with a type of rose which, when planted in the gardens of the house, became the inspiration for the famous Rose Pattern which was woven in to curtains for use in Tarbert House (which hang to this day) and then used in curtains as far away as the White house by Nancy Regan, who also visited Tarbert house.” : http://www.kerrytourism.tarbert.ie/things-to-do/visit-tarbert-house/

1786 “Proclamation for discovering and apprehending the persons concerned in setting fire to the house of Edward Leslie, Esq., of Tarbert. Co. Kerry.” : http://www.igp-web.com/IGPArchives/ire/countrywide/xmisc/proc-ire.txt

Part of 1868 map of Leslie estate:
http://humphrysfamilytree.com/Blennerhassett/Tarbert/c/IMAG2348.small.jpg

“At a pleasing distance from the town to the Right is Tarbert house, the seat of Sir Edward Leslie, Bart. which is happily situated on an eminence, and commands an extensive view of the country and of course of the river Shannon, the channel of which is here considerably narrowed by a point of land that stretches itself from the N. of county of Clare side towards Tarbert, the E. and W. sides of which open into two capacious bays. Tarbert-house has also an very extensive prospect up the river towards Limerick. There is also a deep harbour formed by Tarbert Island or point, on which the government have lately erected a fortification for the defence of trade of Limerick, where a number of ships generally lie, this being considered the best anchorage in the river.” : p. 248, The post-chaise companion: or, Traveller's directory through Ireland. Containing a new and accurate description of the direct and principal cross roads, with particulars of the noblemen and gentlemen's seats, cities, towns ... forming an historical & descriptive account of the kingdom. To which is added, A travelling dictionary, or Alphabetical tables, shewing the distances of all the principal cities, boroughs, market & seaport towns in Ireland from each other. 1810 3d ed. corrected and enlarged, with an entire new set of plates. 2 p. ., xxviii, 646 col., 647-660, [19] p. front., plates (part fold.) fold. maps. 22 cm. : https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101041594779;view=1up;seq=158

British Army Lists - National Archives: Free Downloads:
http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/browse/r/r/C14273?iaid=C14273&parentiaid=C543

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