Anglesey Militia - Quarter Sessions

Scope and Content

Includes: Miscellaneous militia records and accounts of the County Treasurer. The latter includes accounts and correspondence with treasurers of various counties re the maintenance of families of men serving in the Anglesey Militia.

Administrative / Biographical History

The militia armed forces of Britain were a vital part of homeland defences in the eighteenth century. The Militia Act of 1757 aimed to create a professional national military reserve.

To this end, each county was required to raise a fixed quota of men selected by compulsory ballot; however, if the person selected could afford to do so, he could pay to engage a substitute.

Those who were exempt varied from year to year but in general, the following were not selected: Poor men with one legitimate child, men under 5ft 2ins, members of universities, clergy, etc.

The Militia Act of 1757 required that each county pay for the militia out of the local rates.


By subject

Access Information

Dim cyfyngiadau / No Restrictions

Acquisition Information

The archive appears to have been acquired directly from the Anglesey Court of Quarter Sessions.


Os gwelwch yn dda archebwch y dogfenau gan ddefnyddio y rhif cyfeirnod amgen (lle ddarperidd) / Please order documents using the alternative reference number (where provided)

Other Finding Aids

Mae copiau clawr caled o`r catalogau ar gael yn Archifau Ynys Môn ac yn y Gofrestr Cenedlaethol Archifau. Polisi Archifau Ynys Môn yw catalogio yn iaith y ddogfen./Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives and the National Register of Archives. It is the policy of Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives to catalogue in the language of the document.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Cyflwr da/Good condition

Archivist's Note

Compiled by David Moore for the ANW project. The following sources were consulted in the compilation of this description: Archifau Ynys Môn / Anglesey Archives, Catalogue, Quarter Sessions Records.

Appraisal Information

Mae'r holl gofnodiadau sy'n cydymffurfio â pholisi casglu Swyddfa Gofnodi Cyngor Sir Ynys Môn wedi eu cadw /All records which meet the collection policy of the Anglesey Archives have been retained.

Custodial History

This collection was inherited from the County Council.


Mae croniadau yn bosibl/Accruals are possible