Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

19/6/2012

Dorset, England, Militia Lists, 1757-1860 Provided in Association with

English militias were part-time military units established at the county level for home defence. After a dormant period following the Civil War, they were reinstated by the 1757 Militia Act. When volunteers proved insufficient, a parish selected men by ballot. These men then either served or found a substitute to take their place. for more click here

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