|Cpl Joel Cresswell 2/23 Rgt of Foot
To establish a link between Joel Cesswell a soldier that is recorded as the father of James Cresswell on his marriage
certificate to Alice Broomfield dated 11th November 1855, and Cpl Joel Cresswell 2/23 Rgt of Foot, and Joel Cesswell
1 James Christened at St Marys Stockport Cheshire 1807
2 Joel Cresswell and Ann Burgess married
3 Muster Roll 2/23 Rgt Foot WO 25 946 National Archives
4 Regimental History by Cary & Mc Cance
Extracts 1805 2nd Battalion Headquarters were at Wrexham.
1806 2nd Battalion were at Chester and Wrexham.
1808 2nd Battalion was stationed at Loughrea, in August British Government decided to send 10,000
troops to North Spain, the battalion sailed from Falmouth.
On the Lenshill, 10 Officers, 143 NCO's and men, 10 women 2 Children.
On the Boreas, 6 Officers, 131 NCO,s and men,13 women, 7 children.
On the Laurel, 7 Officer, 110 NCO,s and men, 9 women 5 children.
On the Patriot, 7 Officers, 123 NCO,s and men, 9 women, 3 children
5. A Joel Cresswell was born 18 Jan 1778 Sulhamstead Berkshire mother Sarah Cresswell no father. Parish Register.