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Baston Family Genealogy

Baston family of Hackney, Shoreditch and Whitechapel, London from 1785, originally from Bampton, Oxfordshire

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Marriage Register Francis Baston & Sarah Brown St Mary Islington

St Mary Islington Francis Baston Bachelor & Sarah Brown Spinster Married in this Church by Banns this 16th day of September in the year 1810 by me J Rose Curate. Witnesses:Mary Ann Larcombe & John Powell

Francis Baston 1786 Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire Baptism Register

St Nicholas, Rotherfield Greys, 22 January 1786 Francis son of Francis & Ann Baston.

Francis Baston War Record 1805 - 1819

Royal Hospital Chelsea record of his service in the 15th Dragoons (Light) 1805-1819. Discharged age 34. Born Greys, Oxfordshire (he was baptised 22nd January 1786 in Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire). HISTORY OF THE DRAGOONS Light dragoons have always been rather special troops. They were first raised in the middle of the Eighteenth Century for reconnaissance and patrolling - in other words scouting - but soon acquired a reputation for courage and dash in the charge. Originally, each regiment of cavalry formed a light troop, but so successful was the idea that whole regiments were formed. The 15th Light Dragoons were the first ever (1759), and others quickly followed including the Eighteenth and Nineteenth. The Thirteenth, raised as heavy dragoons (mounted infantrymen) as early as 1715, were also converted to the light role. These light dragoon regiments fought all over the world in the half-century that followed, notably in India and North America. They distinguished themselves under the Duke of Wellington in Spain and Portugal in the Napoleonic wars, and three of them were present at the battle of Waterloo (1815).( So Francis was probably injured during the Battle Of Waterloo 1815.

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