Bundle of Papers re Knutsford Armed Association

Scope and Content

The bundle contains papers relating to the formation of a local armed association or volunteer corps of cavalry and infantry in Knutsford under the provisions of the Act... for the Defence and Security of the Realm (38 Geo III c 27). The papers consist of correspondence between George Leycester, the initiator of the armed association, George Harry Grey (1737-1819), 5th Earl of Stamford, and Government ministers.