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Canada, Widows' Pension Applications for British Military Officers

Records: 658 · Complete: 100%


This collection contains various documents relating to applications for pensions or benefits for the widows and children of officers of the King's German Legion and British American Regiments who died while in the service or on half-pay (1776-1881). Documents include the following:

• birth and baptismal certificates
• marriage certificates
• death certificates
• wills and administrations
• statements of service
• and other personal papers

What You May Find in These Records
Details you find will vary according to document type but may include the following:

• name
• place and date of death
• age
• relationship
• spouse
• children
• spouse petition year
• children petition year
• date of marriage

Multiple images may be associated with an officer. On Fold3, these records are organized alphabetically by surname, then given name.

Description Source: Canada, Pension Applications For Widows and Family of British Military Officers, 1776-1881 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2010.