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Description of a Royal Marine

Description of Joseph Ashby

Age, apparently 19 years

Height 5 Feet 71/2 Inches

Complexion Fresh

Eyes Blue

Hair Light Brown

Any distinctive Mark None

To wit.} I James Edward Cooch, one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace of Huntingdon do hereby certify that the above is the description of the Recruit Joseph Ashby and that in my presence all the foregoing Questions were put to the said Joseph Ashby that the Answers written opposite to them are those which he gave to me; and that the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Articles of the 2nd Section of the Articles of War against Mutiny, and the first Article of the 3rd Section of the Articles of War against Desertion, were read over to him, that he took the Oath of Allegiance and Fidelity, that he received the sum of Two Shillings & 6d. on being attested this day, and that I gave him a duplicate of this Certificate, signed with my name.

James Edward Cooch {Signature of the Magistrate.

 
 
 
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