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STANTON Ryan line Edward 1821-1882

Posted By on March 23, 2021

WHITEKIRK Haddington

The 1851 Scottish Census finds the family residing in the Parish of Whitekirk and Tynninghame. The whole family Staunton had been born in Ireland but this census does not tell us what County. Only the young Edward age 1 was born in Whitekirk. Their address was called ‘Pleasance’. There was Edward Stanton age 65, his wife Elizabeth age 56. Son Andrew age 33 with his wife Margaret [RYAN] 30. Also Mary Staunton age 23 and Elizabeth age 17. Andrew’s young son Edward was age 1.

We must assume that the family came over because of the Famine. But Edward was a Chelsea Pensioner and he was in H.M. 88th Foot Soldiers. His wife was Eliza Kelly. The 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers) (“the Devil’s Own”) was an infantry Regiment of the British Army, raised in 1793. Under the Childers Reforms it amalgamated with the 94th Regiment of Foot to form the Connaught Rangers in 1881.


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