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Have recently been reading about the militia and ballot lists which sound a useful source for 18th century and wondered if anyone knows what, if anything, is available for Monmouthshire.
05-06-2011, 4:13 PM
Get yourself comfy and have a look here (http://www.parishchest.com/Military_Matters__LDD1786) to see if there is anything that you would find to be of help. :smile5:
05-06-2011, 7:14 PM
The oldest Militia regiment in the British Army is the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers. The headquarters of this regiment is Castle House, Monmouth. They do have a website which tells the history of the regiment.
The curator was extremely helpful the last time I visited the museum so it would be well worth contacting them to see exactly what information they still have.
The Nelson Museum in Monmouth also has copies of the Monmouthshire Beacon where the meetings and training sessions of the Militia were advertised The commanding officer in the early 19th century being Samuel Bosanquet.
OH, OH, I have just thought that I am pretty sure that Gwent Family History Society printed a transcription of a militia list in one of their journals. Now this could be any time in the last 15 years but it might be worth considering membership of the Society as you can then take advantage of this by asking for help from people who are "on the ground" so to speak.
06-06-2011, 8:36 AM
See Militia Lists and Musters 1757-1876
to Daft bat and SuperModerator
Thank you for the list of refs. in 'look here'
Taking time to check these as they sound interesting.
Thank you for your help in pointing me to Mon. Castle museum adn the Nelson Museum, Mon.
Have visited these in times pat but long before I caught up with the subject of Militia Lists.
Time for a return soon, I hope. Have some old Gwent FHS mags - shall have a closer look through.
To Peter Goodey
Thank you very much for that Google books ref.
Gives a good idea of what is available and where before I
get to visit.
Thanks to every body for your replies.
Only one question remains - how did they do the ballot, I wonder.
Names in a hat ?
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