Ledger of the East Yorkshire Local Militia

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Includes accounts for payment of volunteers

Administrative / Biographical History

The local militiamen in the Riding were organised into four battalions with a total strength of 3,400 men, based on Pocklington, Bridlington, Beverley and Hull. From 1808 until the end of the Napoleonic war these battalions were embodied for 28 days training each year, but in 1816 the government decided to spend no more money on a force no longer a necessity and ordered that training should cease. The local militia remained in being until 1836 when it was abolished.

Conditions Governing Access

Access will be granted to any accredited reader

Custodial History

Purchased from C H Drewry, 19 Market Place, Beverley on 16 August 1938

Bibliography

Norfolk, R W S, Militia, yeomanry and volunteer forces of the East Riding 1689-1908, East Yorkshire local history series, 19 (1965)