I have an ancestor, John Teevan, who served in the 27th Foot for most of his life. He spent 21 years in India.
I have found not one, but two marriage records for him in Sealkote, Bombay. Both weddings - definitely to different women - were on the same day. I do have one of the records (the other is just on FamilySearch) and for some reason he gave his regiment as the 24th Foot which was wrong.
There is no doubt whatsoever that there was only one John Teevan out there and in any case, both records refer to his father as Terence Teevan (there was only one Terence of that generation anywhere).
Is it possible that there's some mistake here? Or could this actually have happened? I don't really know much about military research so wouldn't know where to find out more info (eg I can't find any death records for either woman but he did come back to the UK alone and ostensibly as a bachelor!).
Any ideas welcome!
Bengal Marriage Indexes 1857 - 1864 Presidency of MarriageBENGAL Marriage Year1855 Husband First NamesJohn Husband SurnameTeevan Wife First NamesAnne Wife SurnameMonoghan PrefixN1 Source Year1855 Volume NumberRC5 Folio94
Groom's Name John Teevan Groom's Birth Date 1835 Groom's Age 20 Bride's Name Mary Hubare Bride's Birth Date 1832 Bride's Age 23 Marriage Date 22 Oct 1855 Marriage Place Sealkote, Bengal, India Groom's Father's Name Terence Tevan Bride's Father's Name Bernard Mccabes Groom's Marital Status Single GBride's Marital Status Widowed Indexing Project (Batch) Number M01277-0 System Origin India-EASy Source Film Number 528360 Reference Number v5 p94