Posted By:April Smart
Subject:John Scott of Horton, Buckinghamshire
Post Date:August 14, 2010 at 13:12:47
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My ancestor John Scott is thought to have fought and been wounded during the Crimean War. He used to say that Florence Nightingale had squeezed a bullet out of him and saved his life. He was born around 1824-30 in either North America or Canada and married Sophia Scott (a cousin) in Farnham, Surrey in 1856. The couple had their first known surviving child in 1859, followed by 6 others, all born in or near Horton, Bucks, and I have traced them in the area for all census since until they died. John was described as a private in the Rifle Brigade.

I have found a John Scott in the Medal rolls at Kew, but have no other evidence linking him to this, so not sure if this is really him. Can anyone suggest how I can get more information about him? Also does anyone have any information about Farnham. Was it a military barracks at the time, and was it usual for men returning from the war to marry there?