The Camp on Lexden Heath 1741
From The Gentlemen's Magazine vol 11 May 1741 page 277
Regiments appointed to go to Flanders, to
march at an Hours Warning.
From The Gentlemen's Magazine vol 11 June 1741 page 331
On the 26th they began to clear the Ground on Lexden Heath near Colchester, for the encamping by July 8 of the Troops for Flanders.
From The Gentlemen's Magazine vol 11 July 1741 page 386
A Train of Artillery, and 100 Matrosses from Woolwich to attend it, was ordered for the Camp at Lexden Heath near Colchester.
Ipswich Journal newspaper archive 1741
Colchester. August 22nd. On Monday next a Serjeant and three soldiers belonging
to the regiment encamped on Lexden Heath are to be shot pursuant to their
sentence at a court martial for desertion and other offences.
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