William Adlington marries Ellen Williamson in England, Ireland or Ceylon
Looking for William Adlington's marriage to Ellen Williamson. All I know is it happened before they arrive in New Zealand in 1847.
William's surname is variously spelt/misspelt as ADLINGTON,ADDLINGTON,ALLINGTON,HADLINGTON,HADINGTON,ADINGTON. Adlington is the name on William's army record and the name that came down through the family.
His army record has him enlisting at 18, born Rotherham, York (so born about 1806) but the only birth I've found so far in Rotherham is one in 1808 for a child that died in infancy
William was in the 97th regiment of the foot. They were located as follows
1841 Ionian Islands: Corfu (not sure if William went there as his service record says 11 years in Ceylon and the rest at home)
In 1842 William was pensioned out of the army at Chatham, Kent with rheumatism and declining strength.
I have no idea if William and Ellen married before, during or after his army service.
They are listed as coming from South London when they joined the Minerva at Gravesend to sail to NZ.
Would also appreciate any help finding the birth of the child who came to NZ with them. Born approximately 1840.