Bundle of Papers re Augmentation of the Militia

Scope and Content

The bundle contains papers relating to the augmentation of the county militia by means of voluntary subscriptions, in accordance with the Act for Augmenting the Militia (34 Geo III c 16, 1794). The bundle includes correspondence between George Harry Grey (1737-1819), 5th Earl of Stamford, Henry Dundas, Home Secretary, Charles Potts, deputy clerk of the peace, and members of the Cheshire gentry, relating to calls for a county meeting and the application of surplus funds. There are also accounts (EGR4/1/2/3/21, /28, /32-33), augmentation lists (/19-20), subscription lists (/23-24, /27) and copies of Parliamentary Acts (/5-7).