GSSAThe 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Additonal Information

This is pre 1820 information mainly taken from actual images of parish registers held at the London Metropolitan Archives, Westminster Archives, West Yorkshire Archives, Manchester Central Library, non-conformist registers at the National Archives at Kew (RG4), online parish registers at CityArk or from original images at Family Search. I have also included some information from original images of Scottish old parish registers and English parish records which I have personally researched. Where reference is made to the London Gazette, the full version can be downloaded from

Sue Mackay

EMSLIE, Robert - Extra Data


(member of COCK's Party)


National Archives, Kew

Military Discharge Papers (WO97/873/47)

Sgt Robert EMSLIE in Capt Thos VILLETT's Company in the 76th Hindustani Regiment.

Born in the parish of Aberdeen, enlisted age 18.

Discharged “in consequence of three gunshot wounds received at Jamalabad 6th October 1799, at Burthpore 21st January & 21st February 1805, as also rheumatism and intermittent fever contracted in Walcheren” ~ considered unfit for service.

“He is about forty three years of age, is 5 feet 8¼ inches in height, black hair, gray eyes, dark complexion, and by trade a weaver.”


75th Foot from 15 October 1789 to 24 July 1805

76th Foot from 26 July 1805 to 31 May 1813


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