Richard Scoon
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Born: c1703

Place of Birth: Unknown.

Died: Unknown.

Parents: Richard Scoon 16??

Marriages: Ann Spence, 11 May 1740 at Church of St Mary, Castlegate, York, Yorkshire. Click here to view details.

Children: Ann 1738, Richard 1841 and George 1742.

Occupation: At the time of his marriage he was a soldier in Barrell's Regiment (see note below).

Notes: The regimental name refers to The King's Own Regiment of Foot, a Lancashire Infantry Regiment in the 18th Century. It was refered to as Barrell's Regiment after the name of it's Colonel, Colonel William Barrell. The regiment fought at Culloden and was stationed in Scotland from April 1746 to September 1751.

It may be the case that Richard's son Richard, was either admitted to, or received a pension from the Royal Hospital, Chelsea on 15th July 1783. There is an entry in the hospital records on this date, refering to a Richard Scoon born in Fooston (a miss spelling of Fewston) in c1741.

Find more regimental history at http://www.kingsownmuseum.com/18thcent.htm.