Richard Scoon
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Born: 1703

Place of Birth: Near Lexgaard, Nordfriesland, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

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. There appears to be a second marrige to a Mary Ornsby of Battersea, London on 27 July 1740. This was found in a list of Clandestine London Marriages. The marriage took place at The Dolphin, thought to be a public house. He is described as a General of Barrill's (miss spelling) Regiment of Foot. Click here to see the entry.

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 referred to as Barrell's Regiment after the name of it's Colonel, Lieutenant-General William Barrell. The regiment fought at Culloden and was stationed in Scotland from April 1746 to September 1751. The regiment also served in the Mediterranean and West Indies.

An entry in the records of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, referring to one Richard Scoon, aged 60, worn out, born near Lexgaard 1703 and working as a gardener. This we believe to be our Richard Scoon. 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, which is near York where is father was married) in c1741.

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