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Peter Huddlestone
Male 1823 - 1894


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  • Birth  29 Jun 1823  Wymondham, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Gender  Male 
    Miltary Service  1841 - 1855  Private in Leicestershire Regiment 17th Foot  [2
    Occupation  Aft 1855  Pensioner after discharge due to Wounds
    Residence  1881  Prospect Place, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Residence  1891  23, Snow Hill, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Residence  1894  Storer's Almshouses, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Died  22 May 1894  Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 5
    Buried  25 May 1894  Saint Peter's Churchyard, Wymondham, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Person ID  I4257  bolstridge
    Last Modified  4 Oct 2017 

    Father  John Huddlestone,   b. 1776, Wymondham, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1858, Union Workhouse, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Mary Atter,   b. 1780, Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1837, Wymondham, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  16 Jun 1802  Saint Peter's, Wymondham, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1591  Group Sheet

    Family  Sarah UNKNOWN,   b. 1835, Galway, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1909, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1855 
    Children 
    >1. Mary Ann Huddlestone,   b. 1854, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. John Henry Huddlestone,   b. Dec 1856, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Albert Huddlestone,   b. Nov 1858, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Sarah Huddlestone,   b. Oct 1860, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Fanny Huddlestone,   b. 1863, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Clara Sophia Huddlestone,   b. May 1866
    Family ID  F2210  Group Sheet

  • Event Map Event
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 May 1894 - Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
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      Peter Huddleston is the subject of a War Office army record WO97/1445

      Case 4094 H.M. Leicestershire Regt of Infantry Limerick 12th Sept 1855
      Discharge of 1691 Peter Huddlestone, labourer b. Wymondham
      Height 5' 5½ " ; Hair dark brown; Eyes dark brown; complexion fresh;
      Enlisted on 11th February 1841 at 3 'o' Clock PM by Private Jack Stafford 17th Foot for a bounty of £3/17/6
      (signs with his mark)
      Attested for 17th Regt of Foot at Leicester 12th February 1841 age 18 6/12 years (b.1822)
      Joined at Chatham 24th February 1841, approved 24th February 1841
      Served abroad in the East Indies from 7th July 1841 to Jan? 1847, 6 1/12 years
      Discharged for being " unfit for further service " - his general character is good
      Details of Service:- 17th Foot
      Private 12th Sept 1841 to 12th Sept 1855, served 14 years 213 days
      Entitled to wear the Distinguished Mark with Good Conduct Pay attached from 12 Feb 1846 although this was removed and reinstated on several occasions.
      Finally discharged at Chatham 23rd October 1855, 41 days later, bringing his pensionable service to 14years 254 days.
      Rendered unfit for service through ---?, giddiness, vertigo and impaired vision, the result of a gunshot wound to the right temple producing a fracture of the frontal and temporal bones, which occurred on 17th of February in the trenches?

      Extraction by Eric Bird
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  • Sources 
    1. [S465] Parish Registers LEI, Wymondham Baptisms 1815 -, ( Original Register;), DE 669/3., 29 June 1822.
      Peter Son John and Mary Lbr

    2. [S647] WWI Soldiers? records, War Office WO series, ( Public Records Office;), Wo series., WO97/1445.
      Case 4094 HM Leicestershire Regt of Infantry Limerick 12th Sept 1855
      Discharge of 1691 Peter Huddlestone, labourer b. Wymondham

    3. [S622] See Burial, ( Details From Entry;).

    4. [S371] Monumental Inscriptions Wymondham Churchyard, Martyn Parsons, ( Confirmed on site, Eric Bird & Martyn Parsons;), Rear of Chancel Against Wall.
      Peter Huddlestone of Melton Mowbray
      June 29 1823 - May 22 1894

    5. [S422] Parish Registers LEI, Melton Mowbray Burials, ( Original Register;), DE36/17/3., 25 5 1894.
      Peter Huddlestone of Store's Almshouses Melton Mowbray age 70


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