629,000 Chelsea Pensioner records added to TheGenealogist


12 December 2022
The Royal Hospital, Chelsea
TheGenealogist has announced the addition of a new record set of historic records for Chelsea Pensioners, covering the years 1702 to 1933.

The record set, available to Diamond subscribers of TheGenealogist, is part of the military records collection and comprises high-quality scans of the docment pages.

101 year old John McKay, a veteran of Waterloo and the Peninsular War, is just one of the Chelsea Pensioners found in this record set

The records in this release include:

* registers

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* admission books

* ledgers 

The records relate to army pensioners and the payment of pensions to these individuals. The majority of the records relate to pensions payable by the Commissioners of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, to either in-pensioners or out-pensioners.

The bulk of the registers and admission books give the name, rank and regiment, rate of pension, date of admission to pension, and residence of the army pensioner. Additionally, many of the records will provide a date and place of birth, a record of service and complaint or reason for discharge.

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