Ireland, Royal Hospital Kilmainham Pensioner Discharge Documents

Records: 114,596 · Complete: 100%

This collection is made up of certificates of pensioners of the Royal Kilmainham Hospital in Ireland. The Hospital dates back to 1679 and when built, housed just 20 retired soldiers. The Hospital went on to deal with pensions for regiments of the Irish Army Establishment until 1800, when the British and Irish Army Establishments were united in principal, if not in practice. Regiments were places in the Irish Establishment when they were sent to Ireland and remained a part of it, even when they were sent elsewhere. Kilmainham continued to discharge and pay pensions until 1822, when this duty was taken over by Chelsea. However, soldiers discharged in Ireland had to be examined in Kilmainham until the 1860s and recommendations or refusals were made there and then sent on to Chelsea. For each record, details given include, where available: a brief description of the pensioner together with age, place of birth, particulars of service and the reason for discharge. There are two registers of in-pensioners covering 1839 until 1922 and give details of previous admission to out-pensions.

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Publication Title
Ireland, Royal Hospital Kilmainham Pensioner Discharge Documents
Total Records
Records: 114,596 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
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Published on Fold3
September 7, 2016
Last Updated
October 18, 2016
Description
Pensioners' certificates from the Royal Kilmainham Hospital in Ireland.