Ive gotten sucked into tracing the life of a C17th soldier something that takes me well outside my WW1 comfort zone so I would be grateful for some help. Ive done pretty well on his regular infantry service: enlists 1804 and promoted to Sgt the next day, Sgt Maj by 1810 and QM in 1812. Remains QM until 1839 when he is appointed paymaster of the Cape Mounted Rifles/Riflemen and holds that post until he dies, aged 63, in 1846. From the point he is appointed paymaster he is styled Captain. Is this normal for paymasters in this era? Also does the audience include any deep experts on the 78[SUP]th[/SUP] Highlanders who might be able to answer a few additional queries?