Swansea Royal Volunteers

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Blank letter of engagement for an officer of the Volunteers 1801; declaration of engagements by newly enrolled men of the Swansea Royal Volunteers (Captain William Jones' Company) 1801; monthly pay lists and returns of Captain William Jones' Company 1801-1802; 'Private Roll of Captain William Jones' Company' with parade attendance register 1801-1802; miscellaneous nominal rolls, rough pay-lists etc. 1801-1802; correspondence between Colonel J. Landeg and Captain William Jones 1801; letters from the war office 1802-1808.

Administrative / Biographical History

Swansea Royal Volunteers were raised in 1796, with the specific responsibility to defend Swansea. It was at this date commanded by Captain John Beavan and other officers in the Corps included Captain William Jones and Captain John Landeg. By 1797 William Jones had been promoted to Major and John Landeg had succeeded Beavan as Lt Colonel Commandant, Beavan having been made Lt Colonel. The Corps was probably made up of three or four companies and most of the records in this archive relate to the company of Captain William Jones.

The Corps was disbanded in 1802.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Custodial History

This collection forms part of the Royal Institution of South Wales Collection and was transferred from the Archives at University of Wales Swansea to West Glamorgan Archive Service in April 2004.

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