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Notes for Dorothy PETTENGER
The Pettengers were from Nottinghamshire. It is important to realise how people moved around
the country. Many a soldier sought discharge on the peregrinations of the army as it went about
its exercises, marching the length of the country. As with the Boltons, also from the North
of England, so a Mr Pettenger might have met a local girl, and found a way of quitting the
army and settling locally.|
Some people moved with the families they served. Some wealthy people had several houses and would take their servants with them when they migrated back and forth. Getting released or fired might have been a way of settling locally.
The name 'Dorothy Pettenger' or variants of the surname is peculiar to Nottingham.
This girl was a 'one off' in Berkshire, before, then and later.