Help - Muster Rolls - 2nd Dragoon Guards upto 1794

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  1. Please can someone help me?

    I'm trying to find out if an ancestor of mine was enlisted in the 2nd Dragoon Guards upto 1794.

    If he was, then how can I find his details, especially his date and place of birth? I was hoping his details will be held on his regimental muster roll or other book.

    He enlisted in the Fife Fencibles when it was formed in 1794 by Col James Durham of Largo. I believe he may've transferred from another Army regiment and that's why I'm exploring the possibility that he came with James Durham from the 2nd Dragoon Guards when he raised the Fife Fencibles. See info below...

    Any other suggestions or assistance is very welcome as I've been searching for a years!

    Of this family was General James Durham of Largo, born January 14, 1754, who served in the army no less than seventy years, having entered as a cornet in the second dragoon guards, June 22, 1769. On the 21st of September 1794 he received the brevet of major; and, having raised the Fifeshire Fencibles, he was appointed lieutenant-colonel of that corps, October 23, 1794
     
  2. Hi,
    get onto the QDG website and get hold of Clive Morris the Museum Curator,he´s very busy at the moment though as the new museum is being opened, http://www.qdg.org.uk