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.Hessian soldiers in the American Revolution

Ansbach Regiment
the company commanded first by Colonel von Eyb after May 1778 by Colonel von Voit


Copies of Originals Obtained by Marie Rasnick Fetzer
Stylized Transcriptions by Bob Brooks

Below are transcriptions of the semi-annual musters listing soldiers from the Ansbach Regiment in the company commanded first by Colonel von Eyb and after May 1778 by Colonel von Voit. The originals are housed at The National Archives (TNA) in Kew, England and their images remain under UK copyright law. The lists as they appear here have been transcribed by Bob Brooks with bold and small caps fonts added for ease of reading the names.

When I obtained copies of the originals through a professional researcher a few years ago, it appears that in some cases he did not deliver all the pages of each muster, therefore, some of the transcriptions will not be complete. It is my intent to order copies of the missing pages which will be added to complete the list as soon as possible.

The passe en revue lists start on 25 March 1777, (the day the troops swore their allegiance to the British king in Nijmegan, Holland) and end on 24 June 1783. In general, each muster reflects the British semi-annual pay periods ending 24 June and 24 December with the exception of an extra roll ending 19 Oct 1781 covering the troops surrendering at Yorktown. According to Bob Brooks regarding his transcriptions, "The accents on the French words are as they appear, not necessarily as they should be. I have been over each the transcripts a couple of times but doubtless there remain some typographical errors. I have attempted to copy the men's names as spelled in each original so you will find some variations in spellings. In the case of given names, different spellings will be found within a given muster."

25. March until 24 June 1777 25. June until 24 Dec 1777
25. December 1777 until 24 June 1778 25. June until 24 December 1778
25. December 1778 until 24 June 1779 25. June 1779 until 24 Dec: 1779
25. December 1779 until 24 June 1780 25. June 1780 until 12 December 1780
25 December 1780 until 24 June 1781 25 June 1781 until 19 October 1781
20 October 1781 until 24 December 1781 25 December 1781 until 24 June 1782
25 June 1782 - 24 December 1782 25 December 1782 - 24 June 1783




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