Male SUMMERS, 18061807 (aged 11 months)

Name
Male /SUMMERS/
Birth
Death
September 13, 1807 (aged 11 months)
Note: Ann's baby boy Summers led a short but difficult, eventful life. He was born in Sicily after the 2nd Battalion of the 35th Foot arrived from England. In 1807 the British went to war against the Turks who controlled Egypt. The 35th Foot, with Ann and her young baby traveling along, invaded Egypt. The force was undersized and never made much headway in the country. There were several disastrous battles and the units ended up beeing bottled up in Alexandria for several months. Life must have been hard for the little baby and his mother. From the HISTORICAL MEMOIR 35TH ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT OF FOOT by Richard Trimen, page 100,

Ann's baby boy Summers led a short but difficult, eventful life. He was born in Sicily after the 2nd Battalion of the 35th Foot arrived from England. In 1807 the British went to war against the Turks who controlled Egypt. The 35th Foot, with Ann and her young baby traveling along, invaded Egypt. The force was undersized and never made much headway in the country. There were several disastrous battles and the units ended up beeing bottled up in Alexandria for several months. Life must have been hard for the little baby and his mother. From the HISTORICAL MEMOIR 35TH ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT OF FOOT by Richard Trimen, page 100,

"The army remained at Alexandria until September, when despairing of succour from England and exchange of prisoners was effected, and the troops embarked for Sicily on the 23rd [My addition: Baby Summers died only 10 days before the troops sailed from Egypt. It must have been a devastating loss to the young family. ] .... " The unit returned to Melazzo Sicily and the 2nd Battalion, with Frederick and Ann, embarked for England on the 25th of October, 1807.

The 35th Foot lost over 285 men in the short campaign. Interestingly, over 100 years later the 35th regiment was cut to pieces at the Battle of Almanza nearby in Egypt.

Family with parents
father
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17871820
Birth: November 1787 49 47 Cam near Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1820
mother
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17851862
Birth: March 1, 1785 38 27 Frensham, Surrey County, England
Death: September 3, 1862Warrick Co., IN
Marriage MarriageAugust 28, 1805Parish of Broadway, County of Dorset, England
13 months
himself
18061807
Birth: October 2, 1806 18 21 Sicily
Death: September 13, 1807Egypt
6 years
younger sister
18121880
Birth: November 21, 1812 25 27 Guernsey, Channel Islands, England
Death: March 28, 1880Warrick Co., IN
Mother’s family with Charles COLLEY
stepfather
17761849
Birth: 1776
Death: March 9, 1849
mother
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17851862
Birth: March 1, 1785 38 27 Frensham, Surrey County, England
Death: September 3, 1862Warrick Co., IN
Religious marriage Religious marriageDecember 24, 1826St George the Martyr, Southwark, South London, England
-6 years
half-sister
1820
Birth: 1820 44 34
Mother’s family with John STINNER
stepfather
1822
Death: 1822
mother
ShipPalestine.jpg
17851862
Birth: March 1, 1785 38 27 Frensham, Surrey County, England
Death: September 3, 1862Warrick Co., IN
Marriage MarriageOctober 30, 1820Edinburgh, Scotland
Mother’s family with Samuel GROVES
stepfather
17861826
Birth: 1786
Death: August 1826Bermondsey, Southwark, England
mother
ShipPalestine.jpg
17851862
Birth: March 1, 1785 38 27 Frensham, Surrey County, England
Death: September 3, 1862Warrick Co., IN
Marriage MarriageJanuary 1, 1823St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey, Surrey, England
Birth
Name
Death
Death

Ann's baby boy Summers led a short but difficult, eventful life. He was born in Sicily after the 2nd Battalion of the 35th Foot arrived from England. In 1807 the British went to war against the Turks who controlled Egypt. The 35th Foot, with Ann and her young baby traveling along, invaded Egypt. The force was undersized and never made much headway in the country. There were several disastrous battles and the units ended up beeing bottled up in Alexandria for several months. Life must have been hard for the little baby and his mother. From the HISTORICAL MEMOIR 35TH ROYAL SUSSEX REGIMENT OF FOOT by Richard Trimen, page 100,

"The army remained at Alexandria until September, when despairing of succour from England and exchange of prisoners was effected, and the troops embarked for Sicily on the 23rd [My addition: Baby Summers died only 10 days before the troops sailed from Egypt. It must have been a devastating loss to the young family. ] .... " The unit returned to Melazzo Sicily and the 2nd Battalion, with Frederick and Ann, embarked for England on the 25th of October, 1807.

The 35th Foot lost over 285 men in the short campaign. Interestingly, over 100 years later the 35th regiment was cut to pieces at the Battle of Almanza nearby in Egypt.

Shared note

IN letters from Sibley GADDIS and Dora COOKSEY Roberts it is stated that this baby was buried along the banks of the Nile, which fits with the 35th Regiment being stationed in Alexandria, Egypt in 1807.