ALEXANDER FIGARO

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
SURNAME:Figaro also recorded as Fiaro
FORENAMES:Alexander
BORN:c1782
AT:Island of St Thomas, West Indies
OCCUPATION[S]:Labourer
RELIGION/DENOMINATION:.
FATHER:.
MOTHER:.
SIBLINGS:.
OTHER RELATIONS:.
NOTES:Black
1st REGIMENT NO:.
2nd REGIMENT NO:.
ENLISTED:15 September 1800 Lancaster, aged 18 years
ATTESTED:.
HEIGHT AT ENLISTMENT:.
DESCRIPTION: Black complexion, black hair, black eyes
TROOP NO: Dec 1821: Troop 3
Jan 1822: Depot Troop
Jan 1823: Depot Troop
Jan 1824: Depot Troop
TROOP CAPTAIN:.
RANK:1821-1824: Trumpeter
PROMOTIONS:.
REDUCTIONS: .
NOTES:To Depot 25 December 1821.
Joined [from Regiment] 18 January 1822
Service:
21 years 3 months as Private.
3 years as Corporal Trumpeter.
Also served as Trumpet Major.
DESERTIONS:.
COURT MARTIALS:.
GIVEN UP TO:.
GOOD CONDUCT BADGES:.
MEDALS:.
EMBARKATIONS: .
DISEMBARKATIONS:.
CAMPAIGNS:.
OTHER DUTIES:.
TRANSFERRED FROM:.
TRANSFERRED TO:.
DISCHARGED TO OUT PENSION:30 November 1824 / 01 December 1824 Depot, aged 42 years. Completed period of service.
ADMITTED TO OUT PENSION:.
MEDICAL REASON:.
PENSION DISTRICT:At discharge intended place of residence London
CHARACTER: Served as Trumpet Major and `was most exemplary.'
NOTES:Pension 1s. per day
POST DISCHARGE MILITARY SERVICE:.
POST DISCHARGE OCCUPATION[S]:.
DIED:4Q 1838 St Olave Southwark
BURIED:.
WILL:.
BENEFICIARY:.
NEXT OF KIN:.
PRIZE MONEY:.
NOTES:.
THE GLOBE
16 September 1837
Robberies:
...On Wednesday afternoon, from on board the Water Lilly, Greenwich steam-boat, a newly-invented musical instrument called a cornopion, similar to a key bugle, maker's name `Pace,' 14, King-street, Westminster, on the bell of the instrument, and the owner's name `Alexander Figaro,' on a small silver plate soldered on the side.
TNA SOURCES:WO/12/634-636
WO/25/887
WO/97/47/62
WO/120/20
BL SOURCES:.
OTHER SOURCES:Death certificate Ref 4Q 1838 St Olave Southwark vol 4 page 331
LINKS:.




A Cornopean made by Charles Pace, dated to around 1840.





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