Well actually I have the man bang to rights , I need help please in finding the first regiment of Foot guards archives circa 1730/ 1738 anyone know where they might be please? Also what were the penalties for desretion in London then? you see I think my man might have joined whilst drunk or some such , then i think the king of all people might have come to his aid . I just need to get the back ground story firt. he was in Col. Fullers' company and was requested to be handed into Captain Howard at the Savoy . cheers troops.