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    1. [Dev]Cornish Militia
    2. Susan Hancock
    3. I have an ancestor, William HAY, whose marriage record of 4 August 1760 in Stoke Damerel. He is listed as being in the Cornish Militia. I cannot find any record of him prior to that date in either Devon or Cornwall. The National Archives have no information on the Cornish Militia in the 1700s, but did say that being in the Cornish Militia does not necessarily mean he was from Cornwall. The next record listed after William's marriage is of a second person from the Cornish Militia married the same day, same place - presumably the Militia was posted to Devonport at the time. Does anyone know if there is any information anywhere on the Militia from the 1700s? William spent the rest of his working life in Devonport as a perukier, being listed in the Plymouth General Directory of 1814, but vanishes from the records after that. Regards Susan This email has been scanned by BullGuard antivirus protection. For more info visit www.bullguard.com <http://www.bullguard.com/tracking.aspx?affiliate=bullguard&buyaffiliate=smt p&url=/>

    02/27/2020 01:11:30
    1. [Dev]Re: Cornish Militia
    2. Paul Hockie
    3. Susan, Firstly Rootsweb is about to be turned-off apart from the archives. Most of the users have moved to google groups [email protected] . You may want to contact Cornwall's Regimental museum https://bodminkeep.org/ There is not much on the website but they should include the militia. At the time the militia were a reserve force rather than a Dad's Army. They could act as police, man garrisons where the regular regiment where posted elsewhere and even go overseas to reinforce a regiment that had suffered heavy losses. 1760 was in the middle of the 7 Years' War. I did read somewhere that Devon, being part of the Duchy of Cornwall at that time, may have been part of the Cornish militia. I have seen in other parts of the country 2 or 3 militiamen being married on the same day. Cheers Paul -----Original Message----- From: Susan Hancock via [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: 27 February 2020 20:12 To: [email protected] Cc: Susan Hancock Subject: [Dev]Cornish Militia I have an ancestor, William HAY, whose marriage record of 4 August 1760 in Stoke Damerel. He is listed as being in the Cornish Militia. I cannot find any record of him prior to that date in either Devon or Cornwall. The National Archives have no information on the Cornish Militia in the 1700s, but did say that being in the Cornish Militia does not necessarily mean he was from Cornwall. The next record listed after William's marriage is of a second person from the Cornish Militia married the same day, same place - presumably the Militia was posted to Devonport at the time. Does anyone know if there is any information anywhere on the Militia from the 1700s? William spent the rest of his working life in Devonport as a perukier, being listed in the Plymouth General Directory of 1814, but vanishes from the records after that. Regards Susan This email has been scanned by BullGuard antivirus protection. For more info visit www.bullguard.com <http://www.bullguard.com/tracking.aspx?affiliate=bullguard&buyaffiliate=smt p&url=/> _______________________________________________ ------------------------------------------ The DEVON-L mailing list is co-sponsored by GENUKI/Devon http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/ and Devon FHS (http://www.devonfhs.org.uk/ ) _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/27/2020 01:49:16
    1. [Dev]Re: Cornish Militia
    2. Hi Susan, Do you know the names of their children? I am guessing that the Arthur HAY who named a daughter Ann Rescordel Hay might be one of them because Rescorla was the surname of William's wife, Elizabeth. Arthur and his wife also gave children middle names Vivien (his wife Dorothy's surname) and Symons (Louisa Symons Hay which FMP have mistranscribed as Hag). If you can look for marriages, baptisms relating to other children they may include clues in marriage witness names and children's middle names. I have found a baptism for Mary Rescorl HEE 1765 at Stoke Damerel, parents William and Elizabeth but I can't find Arthur's baptism or other children's baptisms. The name Arthur Hay/Hey/Hea appears down the years in the Lifton registers and a William Hay was baptised at Lifton in 1728. parents Arthur and Margaret. Joy ------ Original Message ------ From: "Susan Hancock via" <[email protected]> To: [email protected] Cc: "Susan Hancock" <[email protected]> Sent: Thursday, 27 Feb, 2020 At 20:11 Subject: [Dev]Cornish Militia I have an ancestor, William HAY,

    02/27/2020 03:43:57
    1. [Dev]Re: Cornish Militia
    2. ELIZABETH HOWARD
    3. Hi , this snippet I found on Wikipedia and it also says that the DCLI are the descendants of the Cornish and other local militia .    I think as someone else on the list has said, they were  a local force available for emergencies like this threat to Plymouth , but had little or no formal set up .    . In 1779, when the combined French and Spanish fleets threatened Plymouth, Sir Francis Basset marched into that town a large body of the Cornish miners' militia, and, with their aid, rapidly threw up additional earthwork batteries for the defence of the port; he also constructed about the same time some defences for the little harbour of Portreath on the north coast of Cornwall. On Thursday, 27 February 2020, 20:12:04 GMT, Susan Hancock via <[email protected]> wrote: I have an ancestor, William HAY, whose marriage record of 4 August 1760 in Stoke Damerel.  He is listed as being in the Cornish Militia.  I cannot find any record of him prior to that date in either Devon or Cornwall.  The National Archives have no information on the Cornish Militia in the 1700s, but did say that being in the Cornish Militia does not necessarily mean he was from Cornwall. The next record listed after William's marriage is of a second person from the Cornish Militia married the same day, same place - presumably the Militia was posted to Devonport at the time.  Does anyone know if there is any information anywhere on the Militia from the 1700s?  William spent the rest of his working life in Devonport as a perukier, being listed in the Plymouth General Directory of 1814, but vanishes from the records after that. Regards Susan This email has been scanned by BullGuard antivirus protection. For more info visit www.bullguard.com <http://www.bullguard.com/tracking.aspx?affiliate=bullguard&buyaffiliate=smt p&url=/> _______________________________________________ ------------------------------------------ The DEVON-L mailing list is co-sponsored by GENUKI/Devon http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/   and  Devon FHS (http://www.devonfhs.org.uk/ ) _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/28/2020 09:44:46
    1. [Dev]Re: Cornish Militia
    2. Devon FHS has a book scanned onto CD and in PDF Format:- HISTORICAL RECORDS OF THE FIRST DEVON MILITIA BY COLONEL H WALROND 1897     CD035     CD Rom     £5.00 plus P&P Terry On 28/02/2020 16:44, ELIZABETH HOWARD via wrote: > Hi , this snippet I found on Wikipedia and it also says that the DCLI are the descendants of the Cornish and other local militia .    I think as someone else on the list has said, they were  a local force available for emergencies like this threat to Plymouth , but had little or no formal set up . > > . In 1779, when the combined French and Spanish fleets threatened Plymouth, Sir Francis Basset marched into that town a large body of the Cornish miners' militia, and, with their aid, rapidly threw up additional earthwork batteries for the defence of the port; he also constructed about the same time some defences for the little harbour of Portreath on the north coast of Cornwall. > On Thursday, 27 February 2020, 20:12:04 GMT, Susan Hancock via <[email protected]> wrote: > > I have an ancestor, William HAY, whose marriage record of 4 August 1760 in > Stoke Damerel.  He is listed as being in the Cornish Militia.  I cannot find > any record of him prior to that date in either Devon or Cornwall.  The > National Archives have no information on the Cornish Militia in the 1700s, > but did say that being in the Cornish Militia does not necessarily mean he > was from Cornwall. > > > > The next record listed after William's marriage is of a second person from > the Cornish Militia married the same day, same place - presumably the > Militia was posted to Devonport at the time.  Does anyone know if there is > any information anywhere on the Militia from the 1700s?  William spent the > rest of his working life in Devonport as a perukier, being listed in the > Plymouth General Directory of 1814, but vanishes from the records after > that. > > > > Regards > > > > Susan > > > This email has been scanned by BullGuard antivirus protection. > For more info visit www.bullguard.com > <http://www.bullguard.com/tracking.aspx?affiliate=bullguard&buyaffiliate=smt > p&url=/> > > _______________________________________________ > ------------------------------------------ > The DEVON-L mailing list is co-sponsored by GENUKI/Devon > http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/   and  Devon FHS (http://www.devonfhs.org.uk/ ) > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community > > > _______________________________________________ > ------------------------------------------ > The DEVON-L mailing list is co-sponsored by GENUKI/Devon > http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/ and Devon FHS (http://www.devonfhs.org.uk/ ) > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community -- Chairman - Devon Family History Society Registered Charity No. 282490 Mayflower International Genealogical Conference 2020 <http://www.devonfhs.org.uk/mayflower_conference.pdf> Web site: http://www.devonfhs.org.uk <http://www.devonfhs.org.uk/> Email address: [email protected] Join from just £12 a year

    02/28/2020 10:28:26
    1. [Dev]Re: Cornish Militia
    2. JOHN SLY
    3. I have to tell the list that the Cornish Militia was not the progenitor of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. This regiment, the 32nd Regiment of Foot, was raised in 1702 originally as Marines. In 1782 the 32nd Foot was given the title of the Cornwall Regiment, becoming Light Infantry in 1858. In 1881 the 32nd Foot was amalgamated with the 46th Regiment of Foot (South Devonshire from 1782) to form respectively the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry The regular Army recruited extensively from the Militia in the 19th century, making the Militia a way for young men who were attracted to the regular Army to get experience of military life before committing themselves to the regulars John Sly On Friday, 28 February 2020, 16:45:45 GMT, ELIZABETH HOWARD via <[email protected]> wrote: Hi , this snippet I found on Wikipedia and it also says that the DCLI are the descendants of the Cornish and other local militia .    I think as someone else on the list has said, they were  a local force available for emergencies like this threat to Plymouth , but had little or no formal set up .    . In 1779, when the combined French and Spanish fleets threatened Plymouth, Sir Francis Basset marched into that town a large body of the Cornish miners' militia, and, with their aid, rapidly threw up additional earthwork batteries for the defence of the port; he also constructed about the same time some defences for the little harbour of Portreath on the north coast of Cornwall.     On Thursday, 27 February 2020, 20:12:04 GMT, Susan Hancock via <[email protected]> wrote:  I have an ancestor, William HAY, whose marriage record of 4 August 1760 in Stoke Damerel.  He is listed as being in the Cornish Militia.  I cannot find any record of him prior to that date in either Devon or Cornwall.  The National Archives have no information on the Cornish Militia in the 1700s, but did say that being in the Cornish Militia does not necessarily mean he was from Cornwall. The next record listed after William's marriage is of a second person from the Cornish Militia married the same day, same place - presumably the Militia was posted to Devonport at the time.  Does anyone know if there is any information anywhere on the Militia from the 1700s?  William spent the rest of his working life in Devonport as a perukier, being listed in the Plymouth General Directory of 1814, but vanishes from the records after that. Regards Susan This email has been scanned by BullGuard antivirus protection. For more info visit www.bullguard.com <http://www.bullguard.com/tracking.aspx?affiliate=bullguard&buyaffiliate=smt p&url=/> _______________________________________________ ------------------------------------------ The DEVON-L mailing list is co-sponsored by GENUKI/Devon http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/   and  Devon FHS (http://www.devonfhs.org.uk/ ) _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community   _______________________________________________ ------------------------------------------ The DEVON-L mailing list is co-sponsored by GENUKI/Devon http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/   and  Devon FHS (http://www.devonfhs.org.uk/ ) _______________________________________________ Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    02/28/2020 10:43:11