Irish in the ranks of the British Army
I was wondering if any Irishmen served in the British Army, during the American Revolution. Furthermore, I am looking for any Barretts from the Ballysakerry Parish, in County Mayo, Ireland, who possibly served with the British, 1775-1783. My third great grandfather was Patrick Barrett b. 1815, Ballysakerry, Ireland Co. Mayo d. 7-23-1870, Hawley, PA.He married another native of that town. Her name was Ann Burk b 1821-5/18/1886. So, if their parents were born around the 1750's, or earlier maybe they served. I don't know anymore on this family, in Europe.