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Irish Wild Geese at The Hotel d'Invalides Paris 1673 to 1796


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Irish Wild Geese at The Hotel d'Invalides Paris 1673 to 1796
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Compiled by Clare Brennan, Tuam Family Histories
Extracted & Submitted by Annie Crenshaw - anniecrenshaw[at]centurytel.net



On her website Tuam Family Histories, Clare Brennan presents Irish Wild Geese at The Hotel d'Invalides Paris 1673 to 1796.

The Flight of the Wild Geese refers to the departure of an Irish Jacobite army under the command of Patrick Sarsfield from Ireland to France, as agreed in the Treaty of Limerick on 3 October 1691, following the end of the Williamite War in Ireland. More broadly, the term "Wild Geese" is used to refer to Irish soldiers who served as mercenaries in continental European armies in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

French volunteers translated the records of 2200 Irish soldiers who were admitted to the Hotel d'Invalides in Paris from 1673 to 1796. Some translations may not be entirely correct as the entries are being transcribed exactly as they were written. This means that not only are they are in Old French but the spellings are inconsistent, there are medical terms that are outdated and names have been written as pronounced.


The Co. Tyrone men shown to be admitted are: -

Received 1st March 1715. Died 1st June 1718.
Bernard Carerane aged 60 years of Duncannon, County Tyrone, sergeant in Carol's, Galmoy’s Irish Regiment, in which he has served 23 years, borne out by his certificates. His weak vision along with his wounds and infirmities put him out of service. Tailor by trade. Catholic.
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Received 8th March 1715. Died 15th November 1715I ATD. at Aigues Mortes.
Terence Carran aged 60 years of County Tyrone, soldier in McDermott's, Galmoy’s Irish Regiment, in which he has served 23 years, confirmed by his certificate. His wounds and troubles put him out of service. Catholic.
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Received 5 May 1702. Died 10th May 1709
Owen Cavanagh known as St Luke aged 70 of County Tyrone, soldier of Sr. Boussu, Thoy’s Regiment, in which he has served 3 and a half years as well as 27 years in the regiments of Lee, Montcassel, Greder-Alemand, Furstemberg, and Hamilton, confirmed by his certificates. His infirmities put him out of service. Married in Ireland. Catholic.
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Received 8th December 1702
Terence Cavell aged 59 years of County Tyrone, soldier of Sr. Rourk, Lee’s Regiment under Montcassel and Hamilton, in which he has served 25 years, borne out by his certificate. His weak eyesight and other troubles put him out of service. Catholic.
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Received13 June 1726

Felix Dannely of Bony Donnelly County Tyrone

[no other information given]

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Received 12th March 1706
Patrick Hagan aged 43 of County Tyrone, reformation lieutenant at the suite of Berwick’s Regiment under Galway, in which he has served 8 years in that rank, apparently 6 years as lieutenant in Charlemont’s and 4 years as lieutenant with Captain O’Neill in Ireland. His left hand is crippled from a rifle shot at Chiari which combined with several other wounds puts him out of service. He bears an order from Mr. Chamillart to be received. Married in Cremona. Catholic.
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Received 9th October 1705
Daniel Kanowanne aged 32 of County Tyrone, grenadier of Sr. Misset, Berwick’s Regiment, in which he says he has served for 3 years as well as 5 years in O’Neill’s in Ireland. His left hand is crippled from a rifle shot at Gibraltar along with which he received a pierre coup between his two shoulders during the same siege that troubles him greatly puts him out of service. Married in Arras. Catholic.
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Received 2th March 1715
Edmond McDaniel aged 58 of Enniskillen, County Tyrone, soldier of Sr. Maguenis, Berwick’s Irish Regiment in which he has served 23 years, (seems from his certificate. His wounds and troubles put him out of service, Catholic.
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Received 28/5/1744
Aneas MacDonnell of Clochtt County Tyrone
[no other information given]
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Received 27th July 1714. Died 27 January 1715
Daniel MacKadan Irish, aged 34 of Tyrone, soldier of Sr. Barnwell, O’Donnell’s Regiment, in which he says he has served 24 years. His right knee is crippled by an enchylose along with his wounds puts him out of service. Catholic.
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Received 3rd August 1703. Died 18 August 1740
Edmond Macmanesse aged 45 of County Tyrone, sergeant of Sr. Murphy, Fitzgerald’s Regiment, under Albemarle, in which he has served 12 years, confirmed by his certificate. His right hand is crippled from a sabre cut which he received 8 years ago whilst seizing an enemy’s position at Viselock. This, along with several other wounds which he received as much in Ireland as at Luzzara, puts him out of service. Married in Paris. Catholic. 15 March 1708 he was arrested in Paris for being disorderly and taken to Chastelet by order from Mr. Dargenson and then to Bicester.
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Received 19th May 1713. Died 1st February 1717 at Nantes ATD
Owen Trainer aged 57 of Duncannon County Tyrone, soldier of Sr. Mandeville, Lee’s Irish Regiment under Maine and Orrington in which he has served 26 years (confirmed by his certificate). His weak eyesight combined with painful kidneys and weak legs puts him out of service. Catholic.
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