This database contains a collection of militia records from historic Warwickshire held by the Warwickshire County Record Office.
About the Records
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.
The documents in this database are made up primarily of certificates verifying a man’s service, account statements related to reimbursements to his family for his service, notices of commissions that were to be printed in a gazette, and documents outlining qualifications to serve as a Deputy Lieutenant.