I have always wondered how Tryphena TOZER of Devon came to marry Robert CONQUER from Scotland. I have typed an extract from A Historical Account of the Services of the 34th & 55th Regiments the Linked Line Battalions in the 2nd or Cumberland & Westmorland Sub-District Brigade by George Noakes, Quarter-Master Serjeant, 2nd Brigade Depot adding in square brackets my ancestors family history.
[Robert CONQUER was promoted to Sergeant 55th Regiment of Foot 12th May 1843] From Chichester the 55th in April, 1845, proceeded to Winchester, from whence, in August and September, it proceeded by wings to Portsmouth, where it embarked for Devonport, at which station the regiment had twelve months’ very severe duty. [Robert CONQUER was promoted to Colour Sergeant 55th Regiment of Foot 17th March 1846, Robert CONQUER b 23rd October 1814 Liberton, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland married Tryphena TOZER 7th July 1826 Totnes Devon on 15th June 1846 in the Parish Church of St Andrew, Plymouth, Devon]In September, 1846, it moved across to Ireland, and was quartered in Cork. Very troublous times for Ireland were now drawing near : the potato crop failed a caused a famine, and two years afterwards an agitation, got up by Smith O’Brien and some others for the repeal of the Union, ended in open rebellion. It is unnecessary to dwell upon these sad events: the rebellion was speedily crushed, and the country gradually subsided into tranquillity. During these years the 55th had full share of the harassing duty which fell to the lot of the troops them quartered in Ireland. In October, 1846, the regiment moved from Cork to Buttenvant, and during the next month to Limerick, sending out from both of these places a number of detachments. [Mary A CONQUER b 1847 Limerick] In September, 1847, it marched to Templemore, and in the following March it moved into Dublin, where it remained over two years. [John Robert CONQUER b 1848 Dublin, Henry CONQUER b 1850 Dublin]In April, 1850, shortly after receiving new colours, the regiment was moved into the Kilkenny district, and was quartered at Waterford, from whence, in the following December, it proceeded to Buttevant to prepare for foreign service. On the 1st February 1851, it was divided into service and depot companies, and on 25th the service companies embarked at Cork for Gibraltar, where they arrived on the 2nd March. [Robert CONQUER b 8 Jan 1852 Tralee, County Cork, Ireland, Ellen CONQUER b 1853 Templemore, Ireland].
Robert CONQUER was pensioned out of the 55th Regiment of Foot on 5th June 1855 at Templemore after 21 years 144 days being medically unfit for future service in consequence of Chronic Hepatitis. He lived until 1893.