Records of Cavers soldiers serving in British army in Canada

Ancestry has recently added records of early 18th and 19th century British soldiers in Canada to its online databases.

Checking in there for Cavers there are a few matches. For example searching in the British Army and Canadian Militia Muster Rolls and Pay Lists, 1795-1850 finds the following:

  • Walter Cavers and Ebenezer Cavers, both in Lieutenant Elias Durham’s Company of First Regiment of Lincoln Militia Upper Canada, 1837/8
  • Robert Cavers, in 6th, 7th and 8th Provisional Battalions, 9th Provisional Battalion (Queen’s Royal Borderers), 10th, 11th and 12th Provisional Battalions, 1838
  • Thomas Cavers, in 6th, 7th and 8th Provisional Battalions, 9th Provisional Battalion (Queen’s Royal Borderers), 10th, 11th and 12th Provisional Battalions, 1839

Some of the records above include original signatures of the men.

Likewise the UK, Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Registers of Soldiers Who Served in Canada, 1743-1882 includes the following references:

  • Adam Cavers (1782-1864) from Cavers, Roxburghshire (son of Robert Cavers and Margaret Henderson), who served in the 3rd Regiment of Dragoons
  • James Cavers (b. ca 1785) from Wilton, Roxburghshire (son of Thomas Cavers and Janet Scott), who served in the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards, and emigrated with his family to Canada
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