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George Fulton, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone, Army Deserter, 1780

Extracted from the Hibernian Journal or Chronicle of Liberty, January 1, 1781
Transcribed, Compiled and Submitted by
Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com

D E S E R T E D

From his Majesty’s 3d Regiment of Horse (or Carabineers) commanded by the Right Hon. Lieutenant-General Sir JOHN IRWINE, K. B.

GEORGE FULTON

about 27 Years of Age, 5 Feet 11 inches high without Shoes, born in Newtown Stewart, in the County of Tyrone, fresh Complexion, grey Eyes, brown Hair inclined to curl, well-looking, strait and well-made.

He took with him his Regimental Clothing, white Jacket with scarlet Collar, and laced Hat, the Buttons marked Carabineers. He deserted the 24th December 1780, and supposed to have gone near Omagh in the County of Tyrone, where he has some Relations.

Whoever secures said Deserter in any of his Majesty’s Gaols or Guard-houses shall receive Five Guineas Reward over and above what is allowed by Act of Parliament, for apprehendeing Deserters, by applying to Sir William Montgomery, Bart. in Dublin, to Lieutenant Tisdall recruiting in Londonderry, or the the Commanding Officer of the Regiment in Dublin Barracks.