William retired from the military in 1861 serving his full 20 years and was to return to England sometime after April 1861 as a pensioned soldier. This is where I lose William, I believe he returned to his family in Ross and would have collected his pension at the local pay office. I’m not sure if William died returning to England in 1861 or if he died between 1861 and 1871 when his wife Sophia appears in the 1871 census as widowed. Later in 1871 Sophia comes to Canada to meet her son George who immigrated in 1869, they eventually end up in Manitoba where the Brad’s continue to live.
I would like to know if there are any records kept in the Ross district that may indicate William’s return or death, if the records are correct I suspect his death would be between 1861 and 1871. I am also interested in any remaining Brad’s or Hunt’s that may still live in Ross who would be interested in contacting a possible descendant in Canada.
I have recently acquired Williams war records from India and would love to share them or exchange information. If you have any ideas or help in my search for William it would be greatly appreciated.
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