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Source Information

Ancestry.com. Warwickshire, England, Militia, 1776-1825 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Warwickshire Militia Records. Warwickshire Quarter Sessions Militia Papers 18-19th Century, QS.102. Warwick, England: Warwickshire County Record Office.

About Warwickshire, England, Militia, 1776-1825

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.