I have Thomas b. 1810 Canterbury & William b. 1817 in Sheerness. Both served in the army abroad - west indies, canada, malta, east indies. lots of childen btwix the 2 - Henry J,1836, George J S 1848, Rbt James 1850, Wm H 1851, Ellen 1863, Martha 1867, Sarah Rebecca 1871.
Thomas was a 'beefeater' in 1853 and died in Croydon in after 1878. William was still living in Lewes in 1881.
Thomas is my 3x gt grandad and would love to be in contact with living relatives or be connected to someone elses tree. There is possible connection to the Devonshire Bustards - but I can't quite make the link. Can anyone help?