Militia Lists and Musters 1757-1876
Jeremy Gibson and Mervyn Medlycott, Published 1989, paperback, 42 pages
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Book is in very good condition, some minor corner knocks.
From the Anglo-Saxon period, able-bodied men between the ages of 16 and 60 were liable to perform military service for local defence and occasionally further afield. Formal inspections were known as 'Musters'. As with other guides in the series, the primary aim is to provide precise information on the survival and location on comprehensive or extensive lists of personal names which may be of use in family historical research.
The records listed in this Guide, are of the reconstructed Militia from 1757 on, and various others engendered by the Napoleonic Wars between 1797 and 1815. Parishes were liable to provide a small number of men for training , but these were initially chosen from most able-bodied men. Thus lists of all those eligible had to be drawn up from which the ballot was made, and where these survive (between 1757 and 1831), they provide a quasi census.
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