Seeking ancestors for William Henry Horricks
born 18 Dec 1789, probably somewhere in the Manchester area of Lancashire.
In 1807 joined the Sixth (1st Warwickshire) Regiment of Foot. Served
in both Penninsular Campaigns and the Walcheran Expedition against
the French. Sent to Canada in 1814, saw action against American
Army at Fort Eirie. Demobilized from Sixth Foot 1815 and joined
Glengarry Light Infantry. Demobilized from the Glengarrys
in 1816 and granted land in Drummond Township, Lanark County, Ontario.
Married Christina Esther Forsythe in 1823 and fathered 14 children.
Died near Perth, Ontario Canada, 02 March 1880. (Names is variously
spelled Horricks, Horrocks, Horrax, Horrox, etc.).