Frederick SUMMERS + Ann PORTER

2 children
Birth: October 2, 1806 18 21 Sicily
Death: September 13, 1807Egypt
Birth: November 21, 1812 25 27 Guernsey, Channel Islands, England
Death: March 28, 1880Warrick Co., IN
Birth: November 1787 49 47 Cam near Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: 1820
Birth: May 1738 Near Cam, Gloucestershire
Death: January 12, 1817Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Birth: September 19, 1740 30 Dursley, Gloucestershire, England
Death: June 10, 1810Dursley, Gloucestershire
Birth: March 1, 1785 38 27 Frensham, Surrey County, England
Death: September 3, 1862Warrick Co., IN
Birth: about 1747
Death: February 17, 1838Frensham, Surrey, England
Birth: February 24, 1758 22 18 Frensham, Surrey County, England
Death: September 9, 1790Frensham, Surrey County, England

Facts and events

Note: DORSET MARRIAGES VOL 2, transcribed by Clifford Tatler, SOG.

DORSET MARRIAGES VOL 2, transcribed by Clifford Tatler, SOG.

Marriage of Ann Porter and Frederick Summers (soldier 35 Regt), 28 Aug 1805 - by banns. (Looks like Frederick signed name, she made X). Witnesses: William Read and Thomas Whittle.

The LDS microfiln of the Bishop's Transcripts for Broadway has a gap for records in the time frame of this document; however, the other pages from the film appear to be identical in handwriting and form to this document. Evidently, the copy held by the family is a contemporary document.

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Ann Porter Summers Remarried in 1820 to John Stinner of 13th Foot
Ann Porter Summers Remarried in 1820 to John Stinner of 13th Foot
Note: A record in Scotlands People states that John Stenna (John Stinner) of the 13th Foot in Edinburgh Castle married Ann Porter, relict of Sgt Summers of the same unit, in 1820. John Stinner does not appear in 13th Regiment musters after 1821.

Recent research has revealed more information about Frederic Summers and his wife Ann Porter. We had known that, after the Battle of Waterloo, Frederick left the 35th Regiment of Foot when they returned in 1816. We had no further information on him after that except that a family story (written in Indiana some 80 years later) said that he had died soon after. Newly discovered records from Edinburgh Scotland and from Muster Books in the British archives show that circa 1818 Frederick rejoined the British Army in the 13th Regiment, not the 35th. The 13th was stationed in the Channel Island of Guernsey and I conjecture Frederick and his wife Ann Porter wanted to return to Army life in Guernsey where they had lived in 1812 when their daughter Ann Priscilla was born. But the records show that the 13th was transferred to Scotland in 1819 to suppress an uprising of Glasgow factory workers and Frederick died sometime around October 1820. Now we have discovered that Ann immediately remarried another soldier from the 13th - John Stinner. I haven't been able to find the outcome of this marriage; the 13th Regiment was sent to Nepal in 1822 but I don't know if Stinner and Ann went with them. It's possible she did: Ann had been an army wife and followed Frederick from post to post, battles and all, for 15 years.
Added: Research has shown that Stinner must have died because Ann married for the third time to a man named Samuel Groves, in London in 1823. However Groves died by 1826 whereas Ann married her fourth and final husband Charles Colley, 24 Dec 1826, in the London borough of Southwark.

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