Hi Vince, I went to Kew the other day and looked in to the Nova Scotia records. I found William Cattgutt in the Nova Scotia Regiment of volunteers serving 25th June -24th December 1796 under command from Windsor Nova Scotia. He serves in subsequent periods but this is his first reference. A foot note scribbled says 'on board the Asia'. There are a number of hulk ships around ,that the regiment control and I will have to do further research to see if this is his arrival on the Asia or stationed on the Asia. Anyway it is a good start. Hope you are well, Regards Simon.