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Bedfordshire Militia Lists and Musters 1757-1876

Publications

Bedfordshire Muster Lists 1539-1831
by Nigerl Lutt, Bedfordshire Historical Society 71, 1992. Includes most of the rolls listed below [Bedfordshire Muster Lists].

"Size Roll of Major Richard Orlebar's Company, Bedford, 29 May 1767", in
Regimental Records of the Bedfordshire Militia 1759-1884
by Sir John M Burgoyne, 1884, page 123.

Levee en Masse List
1803 Oakley parish [Bedfordshire County Record Office HA 15], in 'The 1803 Volunteers', A.J. Weston, Bedfordshire FHS Journal 6, 7 (1988).

Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service, Bedford

Militia Ballot Lists

1757
. Great BArford (72) [FN 1253 pages 118-9] published by Bedfordshire Muster Lists.

1761
. Unamed parish (30) [R box 771]

1775
. Husborne Crawley (37) [P.49/13/3/1] Published Bedfordshire Muster Lists.

Posse Comitatus

1798
. Leighton Buzzard people supplying carts and teams for the Wariwcks Militia (21) [QSR 1799/111]

Levee en Masse Lists

1803
. Barford, Stodden, Willey Hundreds: (North Beds) (men, 17-55, misc) (6,080) [HA 15/1-4 and AD 1975] Published Bedfordshire Muster Lists.

Miltia Enrolment Lists

1760
. Barford, Stodden, Willey Hundreds. (90) [OR.1871] Published Bedfordshire Muster Lists

1760-64
. Harrold and district.. Men chosen by ballot and substitutes (246) [OR.2071/214, OR.1873, OR.1000]. Published Bedfordshire Muster Lists

1760-92
. County. Officers, sergeants and corporals. Chronological list (300) [R box 771. Book of orders, ppage 621]. No references to private soldiers or parishes of origin.

1763
. County. Muster lists arranged by hundred., parish and also by company. (1,000+) [R box 771]. Published Bedfordshire Muster Lists

1778-83
and
1809-12
. Bedford St. Paul's. Service details, all over county (270) [P.1/12/11 and P.1/17] Published Bedfordshire Muster Lists

1779-1811
. Potton. Service records, mostly local men (58) [P.64/17/1-4]

1798-
1812
. Eaton Socon militia papers (c.25) [P 5/17/1-18]

1800-1806
. Service certificates, Bedford and county (45) [LC/Mil 2/1] Published Bedfordshire Muster Lists pages 136-139

c. 1803
. Caddington. Subscribers for hiring of substitutes for army reserve (c.80) [P35/17 uncat.]

1807
. 2nd Bedfordshire Militia list of debtors. Names only (c.90). [GA 2478 uncat.]

c. 1807
. Biggleswade, Clifton, Wixamtree Hundreds. Men chosen by lot (230) [PM 2688] Published Bedfordshire Muster Lists

1816-31
. Barford, Stodden, Willey Hundreds. (400) [GA 2391-94] Published Bedfordshire Muster Lists

1821-22
. Biggleswade, Clifton, Wixhamtree hundreds. (40) [ST 1099] Published Bedfordshire Muster Lists

1824-31
. Enrolment lists. Bedford and County. (c65) [LC/Cor 1/1]

1831
. "Captain. Higgins' Company". Many different parishes across the county (50). [HI.185] Published Bedfordshire Muster Lists

1852-72
. County. 18th regiment Light Infantry Militia. Arranged by hundred.; alphabetical order by parish (5,000)

Volunteer Enrolment Lists

1803-4
. Potton and district. Captain Matthew Rugeley's company lists and muster rolls (300) [X.202/88, 95, 106, 120-2, 129, 142-3]

1803-9
. Northill and district. Bedfordshire Volunteer Horse Artillery. Muster roll (200) [HY 832] Published Bedfordshire Muster Lists

1860-92
. County. Bedfordshire Rifle Volunteers Annual rolls, including parish (15,000+) [LC/Vol 3/1-7]

1860-1901
. Bedford town (2000+) [Bedfordshire R.V. Muster Rolls X 550/6/1-2]

Public Records Office

Militia Muster Roll

1809
. Bedfordshire Local Militia [WO 68/565].

County Regimental Returns (
names listed without location in county
)

Militia
1780-1876
. [WO 13/99-126].

Supplementary Militia
1803-15
. [WO 13/2475].

Local Militia
: 1st, 2nd Bedfordshire:
1808-16
. [WO 13/3408-9].


Bedfordshire Tudor and Stuart Muster Rolls

Public Record Office

Muster Rolls

1535
. Manshead, Flitt, Biggleswade Hundreds. (1,500+) [E 101/58/15]. 4m 5 or 6 columns per page. Closely written, faded and difficult.

1539
. Hundreds of Barford (174), Stodden (156), Willey (246); Bedford town (1720 [E 101/59/6]. 4m

Temp Henry VIII (c. 1539)
. Flitt hundred (300) [E 36/47].

1597-1600
. Eight indenture rolls by name and parish (from 16 to 200 per roll) [E 101/65/13].

1624
. Count Mansfeld's expedition. Five lists; names only (200; 100; 100 (poor); 100; 100) [SP 14/179]

1639
. Indenture roll, names only, no parishes/hundreds. (80) [SP 16/419]

Bedfordshire Archives & Records Service

There is an unpublished TS Guide to
Army Lists and Muster Rolls at Bedfordshire County Record Office
, compiled by N.K. Lutt.

Muster Lists

c. 1685
. Entire county (466) [CH 1].

1699
. Barford Stodden and Willey Hundreds. (North Beds)."Major Harvey's company mustered at Bedford" (90) [OR 995]..


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