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PostSubject: Lt. Porteous A Coy 1/24th    Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:24 pm

Hi all just a quick question.
Do we know were he was actually born?
Ive checked Shadbolt & McKinnon and the Noble 24th with no results.
He was educated in Cornwall, Devon and on Jersey so perhaps a connection
to the south west of England?
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PostSubject: Re: Lt. Porteous A Coy 1/24th    Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:54 pm

Born in Jamaica, West Indies 26/3/1847.
Parents James Byam Porteous of Jamaica and Emily Kemble daughter of G. S. Kemble Esq.
Francis was educated by the Rev. A. Jessop at Helston, Cornwall. The Mount Radford School (Dr. Roper’s) of Exeter, Devonshire. Dr. Carter’s School, Jersey, Channel Islands. Royal Military College Sandhurst.

His father, James Byam Porteous, was born in Falmouth on 8 Sep 1807. and died at Grove Road, Clapham Park, London 5 Nov 1861.
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PostSubject: Re: Lt. Porteous A Coy 1/24th    Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:34 pm

Thats brilliant thanks for your reply.
Where did you get your info from?
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PostSubject: Re: Lt. Porteous A Coy 1/24th    Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:49 pm

This is where the family money came from. Grandfather James Porteous owner of 50 slaves in Jamaica in 1817. Puts a slightly different perspective on later events perhaps.
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PostSubject: Re: Lt. Porteous A Coy 1/24th    Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:03 pm

Wow so the family it seems derived an income directly from slavery.
Do we know where the family property in Jamaica was?
The fact that His Father was born in Falmouth may explain why He was educated
more or less in the South West of England.
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