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James RENNISON
Serjeant - 6th Regiment of Foot of Kendal, Westmorland
Ancestors
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Thomas RENNISON
1700 - bur.1773
Stuff weaver of Kendal, Westmorland
James RENNISON
1743 - 1813
Serjeant - 6th Regiment of Foot of Kendal, Westmorland
 
Ruth [RENNISON]
~1714 - 1755
of Kendal, Westmorland
Spouses and Descendants
Generations
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James RENNISON
1743 - 1813
Serjeant - 6th Regiment of Foot of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Jane HARGREAVES (bap.1742 - ~1802)
 
Ruth RENNISON
bap.1764 - ~1825
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. William WEBSTER (~1753 - ~1842)
 
Jane WEBSTER
bap.1788 - ~1838
of Kendal, Westmorland
James WEBSTER
1790 - 1857
Tailor of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Jane MCKAUGHEN (~1792 - ~1871)
 
William WEBSTER
bap.1816 - ~1878
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Jane THOMPSON (~1808 - ~1883)
 
Ann WEBSTER
bap.1817 - ~1881
of Kendal, Westmorland
Sarah Ruth WEBSTER
bap.1822 - ~1883
of Kendal, Westmorland
Jane WEBSTER
bap.1824 - ~1883
of Kendal, Westmorland
Margret WEBSTER
~1828 - ~1885
of Westmorland
Betty WEBSTER
bap.1793 - ~1843
of Kendal, Westmorland
Thomas WEBSTER
1795 - ~1845
of Kendal, Westmorland
William WEBSTER
1797 - ~1866
Weaver of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Mary GREENIP (~1797 - ~1864)
 
Elizabeth WEBSTER
bap.1823 - ~1873
of Crosthwaite, Kendal, Westmorland
Mary WEBSTER
bap.1825 - ~1875
of Crosthwaite, Kendal, Westmorland
George WEBSTER
1834 - ~1884
of Kendal, Westmorland
Sally WEBSTER
1799 - ~1850
of Kendal, Westmorland
Ann WEBSTER
1801 - ~1851
of Kendal, Westmorland
Eleanor WEBSTER
1804 - ~1854
of Kendal, Westmorland
Hannah WEBSTER
1806 - 1882
Living on interest of money of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Thomas SCOTT (1804 - 1859)
 
Sarah Ruth SCOTT
bap.1826 - ~1888
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Unknown ROBINSON (~1804 - ~1854)
  m. Michael LONG (1823 - ~1887)
 
John ROBINSON
1844 - ~1897
of Sedgwick, Kendal, Westmorland
Thomas ROBINSON
1846 - ~1898
of Kendal, Westmorland
William LONG
1850 - ~1900
of Kendal, Westmorland
Elizabeth SCOTT
bap.1828 - ~1884
of Kendal, Westmorland
William SCOTT
bap.1829 - 1832
of Kendal, Westmorland
Joseph SCOTT
bap.1832 - 1905
Tailor of Kendal, Westmorland
Thomas SCOTT
bap.1834 - 1835
of Kendal, Westmorland
Samuel SCOTT
bap.1836 - 1906
Leather currier of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Nancy ANDERSON (~1837 - 1905)
 
James SCOTT
~1861 - 1879
of Kendal, Westmorland
Thomas SCOTT
1860 - 1883
Boot clicker of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Alice TANNER (1857 - 1930)
 
Ada SCOTT
1880 - 1930
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Arthur LOWRY (~1869 - ~1944)
 
Thomas SCOTT
1883 - ~1946
  m. Annie RUTTLEDGE (1884 - 1957)
 
Gladys SCOTT
bap.1912 - 1978
of Burneside, Westmorland
A Private Individual
  m. Gerard SIMMS (~1910 - ?)
 
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John E SCOTT
~1863 - ~1927
Boot rivetter of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Mary [SCOTT] (~1863 - ~1927)
 
Nancy A SCOTT
~1884 - ~1938
of Kendal, Westmorland
Mary A SCOTT
1890 - ~1941
of Kendal, Westmorland
Frederick Alexander SCOTT
~1866 - ~1916
Hannah SCOTT
1866 - 1886
of Kendal, Westmorland
Agnes Jane SCOTT
bap.1869 - 1885
of Kendal, Westmorland
Sarah Elizabeth SCOTT
1871 - ~1931
Boot fitter of Kendal, Westmorland
Nancy SCOTT
~1873 - ~1932
Machinist of Kendal, Westmorland
John SCOTT
1837 - 1913
Furniture broker and shopkeeper of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Elizabeth MACHELL (1839 - 1892)
 
John William SCOTT
1867 - 1902
of Everton, Lancashire
  m. Isabella EDMOND (1874 - 1920)
 
Isabel SCOTT
1902 - 1983
of Everton, Lancashire
 
Audrey Lois MOORE
1928 - 2003
of Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
 
Thomas SCOTT
1869 - 1906
Cabinet maker of Everton, Lancashire
  m. Jessie Maria WATKINS (1866 - 1948)
 
Thomas SCOTT
1892 - ~1952
Sawyer (tobacco manufacturer) of Liverpool, Lancashire
Edith SCOTT
1895 - ~1955
of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. John Joseph BROWN (1896 - ~1956)
 
George A BROWN
1917 - ~1967
of West Derby, Lancashire
Eileen BROWN
1922 - ~1981
of West Derby, Lancashire
A Private Individual
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Mabel SCOTT
1897 - ~1957
of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. Richard BROADHURST (~1885 - ~1960)
 
Ivy SCOTT
1901 - 1901
of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Charles SCOTT
1903 - 1903
of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Jessie Maud SCOTT
1904 - 1979
Packer (toy factory) of Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Elizabeth Ann SCOTT
1871 - 1872
of Everton, Lancashire
Edith SCOTT
1873 - 1956
Dressmaker of Everton, Lancashire
  m. John Richard EVANS (1876 - 1921)
 
Lillian Edith EVANS
1901 - 1914
of Liverpool, Lancashire
Harold EVANS
1904 - 1943
Stereotyper of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. Mabel NEWMAN (1911 - 1969)
 
Francis R 'Frank' EVANS
1934 - 2008
of Liverpool, Lancashire
 
Winifred EVANS
1907 - ~1973
of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. Hugh Tryfan GRIFFITHS (1907 - 1970)
 
Annie EVANS
1912 - ~1962
of West Derby, Lancashire
Maude SCOTT
1875 - 1889
of Everton, Lancashire
Edward SCOTT
1878 - 1961
Joiner of West Derby, Lancashire
  m. Annie Theresa GELLING (1879 - 1940)
 
Emily Theresa SCOTT
1898 - 1956
of West Derby, Lancashire
  m. William WEBSTER (~1894 - ~1969)
 
Clara Louise SCOTT
1900 - 1971
of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. William LASHLEY (1904 - 1965)
 
A Private Individual
Charles LASHLEY
1929 - 2002
of Liverpool, Lancashire
 
A Private Individual
 
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Joanne LASHLEY
1960 - 1963
of Liverpool, Lancashire
A Private Individual
Catherine SCOTT
1902 - ~1956
of West Derby, Lancashire
Annie SCOTT
1904 - ~1957
of West Derby, Lancashire
Edward SCOTT
1905 - ~1972
Electric plater of Everton, Lancashire
  m. Kathleen HARVEY (1907 - ~1973)
 
A Private Individual
Hilda SCOTT
1936 - 1992
of Liverpool, Lancashire
 
Kathleen SCOTT
1937 - 1993
of Liverpool, Lancashire
 
A Private Individual
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Claire Louise SCOTT
1942 - 2002
of Liverpool, Lancashire
John 'Jack' SCOTT
1908 - ~1909
of West Derby, Lancashire
Florence SCOTT
1910 - ~1960
of Liverpool, Lancashire
Maud SCOTT
1912 - 1966
of West Derby, Lancashire
  m. Henry HARGREAVES (1910 - ~1975)
 
A Private Individual
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George SCOTT
1914 - ~1977
Builder's labourer of West Derby, Lancashire
Robert SCOTT
1917 - ~1978
Electrician of West Derby, Lancashire
A Private Individual
  m. RIDDELL (~1920 - ?)
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
Charles SCOTT
1880 - 1944
Upholsterer of Everton, Lancashire
  m. Martha Ada ROBERTS (1883 - 1965)
 
Gladys Irene SCOTT
1913 - ~1983
Staff Nurse of Liverpool, Lancashire
Randolph SCOTT
1885 - 1950
Cinema electrician and operator of Everton, Lancashire
  m. Eleanor BEEVERS (1884 - 1940)
 
Randolph SCOTT
1905 - 1910
of Everton, Lancashire
Edna May SCOTT
1908 - 1994
Cotton Weaver (Part time) of Everton, Lancashire
  m. John 'Jack' FORREST (1907 - 1972)
 
Firth Scott FORREST
1937 - 1937
of Blackburn, Lancashire
A Private Individual
 
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Mona Irene SCOTT
1912 - 1914
of Everton, Lancashire
Edith Annie SCOTT
1915 - 1916
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Edward SCOTT
1839 - ~1895
of Kendal, Westmorland
Agnes SCOTT
1841 - 1894
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Thomas LUND (~1836 - 1898)
 
Hannah LUND
~1868 - ~1925
of Lancaster, Lancashire
Adam LUND
~1869 - ~1925
of Lancaster, Lancashire
Thomas William LUND
1871 - 1925
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Florence Amy LEWIS (~1872 - 1904)
 
Thomas Kendal Noah LUND
1904 - 1989
Royal Australian Airforce of Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  m. Marjorie Margaret BROOMFIELD (~1900 - ~1975)
 
Jane LUND
~1874 - 1923
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Unknown MAKIN (~1868 - ~1918)
 
Samuel F LUND
~1876 - ~1934
of Kendal, Westmorland
Joseph LUND
1878 - 1935
Sergeant - King's Liverpool Regiment of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Ann BROOMFIELD (~1885 - ~1949)
 
Joseph LUND
1908 - 1910
of Everton, Lancashire
Arthur LUND
1911 - ~1961
of West Derby, Lancashire
Thomas Broomfield LUND
1913 - ~1963
of West Derby, Lancashire
Samual Robert LUND
1921 - ~1971
of West Derby, Lancashire
Doreen Ann LUND
1924 - 1999
of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. Francis JOHNSON (1926 - 2013)
 
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Edward Scott LUND
1880 - 1915
Soldier - King's Liverpool Regiment of Kendal, Westmorland
Maria Agnes LUND
1882 - 1918
of Liverpool, Lancashire
Hannah SCOTT
1843 - 1879
of Stricklandgate, Kendal, Westmorland
  m. William TATE (~1831 - 1871)
  m. Joseph GEE (~1843 - ~1918)
 
Florence May GEE
1877 - 1878
of Everton, Lancashire
Thomas William GEE
1877 - ~1927
of Everton, Lancashire
Jane SCOTT
1845 - 1859
of Kendal, Westmorland
Sarah RENNISON
bap.1766 - ~1816
of Kendal, Westmorland
Thomas RENNISON
bap.1766 - ~1816
of Kendal, Westmorland
Narrative and Notes

James RENNISON was born in Kendal in 1743. He was by trade a weaver but enlisted in the 59th Regiment of Foot in 1759 aged 15.

The 59th Foot were formed in 1755 and performed garrison duty in Ireland until 1763. During this period James must have been allowed regular leave to return to Kendal, as he married Jane HARGREAVES in January 1762. He must have been left in England when the Regiment sailed for Nova Scotia in 1763 as his first child, Ruth, was baptized in Kendal in November 1764 and two more on the same day in January 1766.

We know that he did eventually join the regiment in the American Colonies as his discharge papers read "was present at the engagements at Bunker Hill and Lexington in the 1775, at the latter of which he was wounded in the thigh by a musket shot; and also served at the Siege of Gibraltar".

The Battle of Lexington on 19 Apr 1775, was barely a skirmish, but was the first engagement of the American Revolutionary War (also known as the American War of Independence). It's unknown who fired the first shot that started the war - "the shot heard around the world" - but James was there...

Bunker Hill was also a British victory in that they gained territory, however they suffered severe casualties, and in 1776 the 59th Foot returned to England to reform. As Bunker Hill followed Lexington, it is more likely that he was wounded at Bunker Hill rather than at Lexington.

It's likely that James was promoted from Corporal to Serjeant in the aftermath of Bunker Hill, accounting for the 13 years of being a Serjeant before his first discharge.

His involvement in the Siege of Gibraltar came at the end of the siege by Spanish and French forces in late 1782. Indeed, the arrival the relief force, of which his regiment was a part, persuaded the Franco-Spanish allies to sign the Treaty of Paris in early 1783 thereby ending the American Revolutionary War. Gibraltar remained British.

James had been present at the very first and last fighting of the American Revolutionary War.

He served for 29 years - 13 years as a Serjeant - and was decommissioned from the 59th Regiment of Foot for health reasons in Gibraltar in 1788, and given a Chelsea Hospital pension. Aside from his thigh wound, he had suffered a "rupture".

Shortly afterwards, however, he was taken out of the pension and was re-enlisted into the 6th Regiment of Foot as part of an augmentation of the British Army. He was discharged again 3 years later on 31 Jan 1791.

Then again, in February 1798 he was again re-enlisted in the Independent Company of Invalids and spent 4 years 4 months as a Garrison Serjeant in Chester, being discharged for a third time in 1802. The Invalids were companies of veterans charged with local garrison duties in lieu of a pension. They wore the same uniform as patients of the Chelsea Hospital. The Invalids were disbanded in 1802, so James would have been one of its final members.

In August 1804, James wrote to the Chelsea commissioners with a copy of his discharge hoping to have them send his pension to Kendal.

He appears on Chelsea Pensioner records in 1804 and 1806. He had finally retired to Westmorland.

James RENNISON died aged 69 on 1 Jul 1813 at Low Mills (1.5 miles south of Kendal on the Natland Road), his death was investigated by the coroner. He was buried on 22 Jul 1813 in Kendal.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
31 May 1725
-18
Death of brother Thomas RENNISON 
Kendal, Westmorland
16 Nov 1740
-3
Burial of sister Mary RENNISON 
Kendal, Westmorland
c. 1743
0
Birth 
 
23 Oct 1743
0
Baptism 
Kendal, Westmorland
23 Jun 1755
12
Death of mother Ruth [RENNISON] 
Kendal, Westmorland
1759
16
Occupation: Soldier - 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Regiment of Foot 
 
16 Jan 1762
19
Marriage to wife Jane HARGREAVES 
Kendal, Westmorland
8 Nov 1764
21
Baptism of daughter Ruth RENNISON 
Kendal, Westmorland
5 Jan 1766
23
Baptism of daughter Sarah RENNISON 
Kendal, Westmorland
5 Jan 1766
23
Baptism of son Thomas RENNISON 
Kendal, Westmorland
5 Jun 1773
30
Burial of father Thomas RENNISON 
Kendal, Westmorland
19 Apr 1775
32
Military Engagement 
 

Battle of Lexington

 
Lexington Common, Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
17 Jun 1775
32
Military Engagement 
 

Battle of Bunker Hill

 
Bunker Hill, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA
frm Oct 1782 to Jan 1783
39
Military Engagement 
 

Siege of Gibraltar

 
Gibraltar
1 Jul 1786
43
Marriage of daughter Ruth RENNISON and William WEBSTER 
10 
Kendal, Westmorland
31 Jan 1788
44
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (45).
Occupation: Serjeant - 6th Regiment of Foot 
11 
Gibraltar
31 Jan 1791
48
Occupation: Serjeant - Chelsea Pensioner 
12 
London, Middlesex
frm 10 Feb 1798 to 2 Aug 1802
55
Occupation: Garrison Serjeant - Independent Company of Invalids 
13 
London, Middlesex
1798
55
Residence 
14 
Stramongate, Kendal, , Westmorland, England
2 Aug 1802
59
Occupation: Serjeant - Chelsea Pensioner 
15 
Chester, Cheshire
1 Jul 1813
69
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (70).
Death 
16 
Low Mills, Kendal, Westmorland, England
22 Jul 1813
70
Burial 
17 
Kendal, Westmorland
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

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First name(s) Mary

Last name Rennison

Gender Female

Marital status -

Occupation -

Event year 1740

Birth year -

Death year 1740

Death date 16 Nov 1740

Age at death -

Death place Kendal, Westmoreland, England

Burial place -

Place Kendal

County Westmorland

Father's first name(s) Thos.

Father's last name Rennison

Mother's first name(s) Ruth

Country England

Record set England Deaths & Burials 1538-1991

Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory Parish Burials

Collections from England, Great Britain

2 - FamilySearch.org

Name James Rennison

Gender Male

Christening Date 23 Oct 1743

Christening Date (Original) 23 OCT 1743

Christening Place KENDAL,WESTMORLAND,ENGLAND

Father's Name Thos Rennison

Mother's Name Ruth

3 - FamilySearch.org

Name Ruth

Gender Female

Death Date 23 Jun 1755

Death Place Kendal, Westmoreland, England

Marital Status Married

Spouse's Name Thos. Rennison

4 - FamilySearch.org

Name James Rennison

Spouse's Name Jane Hargreaves

Event Date 16 Jan 1762

Event Place Kendal, Westmoreland, England

5 - FamilySearch.org

Name Ruth Rennison

Gender Female

Christening Date 08 Nov 1764

Christening Date (Original) 08 NOV 1764

Christening Place KENDAL,WESTMORLAND,ENGLAND

Father's Name Jas Rennison

Mother's Name Jane

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Name Sarah Rennison

Gender Female

Christening Date 05 Jan 1766

Christening Date (Original) 05 JAN 1766

Christening Place Kendal, Westmoreland, England

Father's Name James Rennison

Mother's Name Jane

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Name Thos. Rennison

Gender Male

Christening Date 05 Jan 1766

Christening Date (Original) 05 JAN 1766

Christening Place KENDAL,WESTMORLAND,ENGLAND

Father's Name Jas Rennison

Mother's NameJane

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Name Thos Rennison

Gender Male

Burial Date 05 Jun 1773

Burial Place Kendal, Westmorland, England

Age 73

[Suggested] Birth Date 1700

9 - Archdeaconry of Richmond

Lancashhire Archive

Title Probate records

Date 4 MAY 1774

Description Testator's name: THOMAS RENNISON

Occupation/status: STUFF WEAVER

Minor place: RATTEN ROW LANE

Township: Not given

Parish: KIRKBY LONSDALE

County/Country: WESTMORLAND

Other information: OF RATTEN ROW LANE, OTHERWISE CAPTAIN FRENCH LANE

Contents: W,

Where:

A = Administration bond

A with W annexed = Administration with Will annexed

AFF = Affidavit

AFFIRM = Affirmation

APP OF ADMIN = Appointment of Administrator

APP OF ATT = Appointment of Attorney

CERT = Certificate

COD = Codicil

COMM = Commission

COMM & RET = Commission and Return

CONF PRBT & ADMNR = Confirmation of Probate and Administrator

CUR = Curation bond

DEP = Deposition

I = Inventory

LETT = Letter

LTD = Limited Administration bond

MEMO = Memorandum

MON = Monition

NUNC W = Nuncupative will

PROXY OF REN = Proxy of Renunciation

REN = Renunciation

TUON = Tuition

W = Will

WRAP(PER) = Wrapper

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First name(s)

Wm

Last name

Webster

Name note

-

Marriage year

1786

Marriage date

01 Jul 1786

Marriage place

Kendal

Spouse's first name(s)

Ruth

Spouse's last name

Rennison

Spouse's age

-

Residence

Kendal, Westmoreland, England

County

Westmorland

Country

England

Record set

England Marriages 1538-1973

Category

Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory

Parish Marriages

Collections from

England, Great Britain

11 - British Army Service Records
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16 - Westmorland Quarter Session Rolls - 1726-1971

WQ - Westmorland Quarter Sessions

SR - Sessions Rolls - 1726-1971 >

667 - Kendal: Michaelmas: Session Roll - 1813

Archive centre

Kendal

Reference

WQ/SR/667/36

Title

Account of Robinson Cartmell, coroner for taking inquisitions

Description

6 May, Mary Crosthwaite at Beathwaite Green; 16 June, John Hadwen at Cowenhead; 1 July, James Rennison at Low Mills; 14 August, Nathan Newby at High in Crosthwaite; 23 September, Mary Watson at Grasmere; 3 October, Robert Sill at Beckfoot, Dillicar

Date

1813

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First name(s) James

Last name Rennison

Gender Male

Marital status -

Occupation -

Event year 1813

Birth year 1744

Death year 1813

Death date 22 Jul 1813

Age at death 69y

Death place Kendal, Westmoreland, England

Burial place -

Place Kendal

County Westmorland

Country England

Record set England Deaths & Burials 1538-1991

Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory Parish Burials

Collections from England, Great Britain

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