For the last several months I have been on a quest to find information about Paul Doughty. The motivation for finding information about Paul Doughty begins with my 4th great-grandmother Charlotte Doughty. I don't know where she was born or the names of her parents. The search for Charlotte Doughty began in the 1940s and 50s with my grandmother, Helen Hale Winward. My Uncle Leland Winward continued the search without success.
Charlotte married Francis Treseder on 11 March 1810 in Stoke Damerel, Devon, England. They were married by license so I requested a copy of their marriage bond and allegation from the Devon Record Office. Paul Doughty is listed on the bond with Francis Treseder. Since our family has been at a dead end in finding Charlotte, I decided to search for information about Paul Doughty. He could be Charlotte's father, brother, grandfather, or even an uncle. My thought was that if I could find his place of birth, it could lead me to Charlotte's location of birth
I began searching all types of records that could lead me to information about Paul Doughty. The name is very uncommon. A search of army lists at the Family History Library was sucessful in finding Paul Doughty listed as an officer.