Find Ancestors

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Icons

  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Jamaica look up please

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date

Maxwell

Maxwell Report 1 Dec 2010 03:19

I would like to find the parents of William Afflick born about 1781 in St. Kits, West Indies.He joined the 10th Hussards as a bugler and served with the British Army . He is reported as being the most highly decorated black soldier in the Napoleonic wars, receiving the Waterloo Medal, Military General Service Medal 1793-1814 with four clasps for Sahagun and Benavente, (one shared clasp), Vittoria, Orthes and Toulouse.

Gins

Gins Report 1 Dec 2010 06:17

Theres a tree on Ancestry that has details of your man....is it your tree?

x

Maxwell

Maxwell Report 1 Dec 2010 07:37

Can you tell me the name of the tree please.
I do have a tree there with him on it.
It is his parents names I am trying to locate

Jonesey

Jonesey Report 1 Dec 2010 07:43

The image of his statement of military service appears on 9 trees on Ancestry (Including your own Samuel tree). None show his parents.

If you click on the image in your own tree it will show you who also has it in their tree.

You could try this site to see if any records of his birth/baptism are shown:

http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=home

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 1 Dec 2010 07:45

International Genealogical Index - Caribbean Islands
86. WILLIAM AFFLICK - International Genealogical Index / CX
Gender: Male Marriage: 10 SEP 1762 Saint Joseph, Barbados, Caribbean

87. WILLIAM AFFLICK - International Genealogical Index / CX
Gender: Male Marriage: 09 FEB 1796 Saint Michael, Barbados, Caribbean

88. William Nathan Alexander Afflick - International Genealogical Index / CX
Gender: Male Birth: 12 DEC 1853 Manchioneal Bay,St Thomas In The, , Jamaica, Caribbean

89. William Nathan Alexander AFFLICK - International Genealogical Index / CX
Gender: Male Birth: 12 DEC 1853 Manchioneal Bay,St Thomas In The East, , Jamaica, Caribbean

Matches: International Genealogical Index/Caribbean Islands - 4

Maxwell

Maxwell Report 1 Dec 2010 08:09

Hi Jonnesy, I don't have a tree called Samuel mine is 'Bancroft's in Australia'.
Hi Ann, the William born in 1762 is probably the one I want as he would have been about 19 when my William was born in 1781.
I had previously contacted a GR member with a William Afflick at Manchioneal Bay and she says there is no connection as
Manchioneal Bay is on a different island to St. kits.
How can I find a marriage for William c1762

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 1 Dec 2010 08:12

The nineteenth century saw the emergence of a "cult of heroic sacrifice", which prized and venerated war wounds and campaign service, (although paradoxically Britain itself has a shameful record of ill treating former enlisted soldiers). Within this context, the hitherto exclusively ceremonial role of black military musicians, as expressed by historians and visually represented by contemporary images was compared with the actual military service records of black soldiers. It was found that whilst the permanent commitment of Household units to London ensured that black soldiers in those units remained on ceremonial duties, their counterparts in other regiments played a full and active part in all the major campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars, (including the Peninsular, North American and Waterloo campaigns), and received the same decorations as their white peers. In addition to George Rose, a number of other black soldiers received the Waterloo Medal, including; William Wilson of Barbados and William Affleck of St. Kitts, after service with the 13th and 10th Hussars respectively. Whilst in 1848, the latter, was only one of a number of former black soldiers to receive the retrospectively awarded Military General Service Medal, (in Affleck’s case with clasps for the Peninsular battles of Sahagun & Benevente, Vittoria, Orthes and Toulouse). However, despite the visual evidence to the contrary, not all black soldiers served as military musicians; Joseph Fergus of St. Kitts "carried arms as a Private" in the 2nd Foot Guards from 1814 to 1833, whilst Estiphania Pappin of St. Domingo served as a Private in the 39th Foot in the Peninsular, later being promoted to Corporal.
Web ResultsRole and Origin of Black Soldiers in British Regiments
... the Waterloo Medal, including; William Wilson of Barbados and William Affleck of St. ... The Napoleonic Wars produced a plethora of enlisted and commissioned ... him for five years, including the Netherlands and Waterloo campaigns. ...

napoleonic-literature.com/Articles/Black_Soldiers.htm - 14k - Similar pages



AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 1 Dec 2010 08:14



WILLIAM AFFLICK Pedigree
Male Family
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Marriages:
Spouse: HESTER ROBINSON Family
Marriage: 10 SEP 1762 Saint Joseph, Barbados, Caribbean
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Messages:
Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.

Jonesey

Jonesey Report 1 Dec 2010 08:19

Maxwell,

Sorry but as the Samuel tree is owned by an Ancestry member called Maxwellrobyn1 I assumed that it was you.

Maxwell

Maxwell Report 1 Dec 2010 10:04

Hi Ann, I read somewhere on the net that William was so highly thought of he was given a pension on his retirement (which was unusual) due to him losing his front teeth which makes it impossible to sound the bugel.
He was found a job as a barber in a Brighton hotel and married Elizabeth Roach a dressmaker. They had two children. Jane and Charles.
In 1831 Charles was arrested in the street and charged with stealing a dress that he was in fact delivering to a customer. Regardless of the remonstrations of his mother he was convicted, given 7 years and transported to Sydney, Australia.
Elizabeth must have died as William also married someone named Ann (surname unknown) who was the notifying person at his death.
His descendants here in Australia have variations of his surname of both Afflick and Affleck however I have also seen William recorded with the surname Fleck. Thank you for helping me it was very much appreciated