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Militia List 1803, Parish of St David's, Exeter

Trewmans, Printers, High Street, Exeter

Devon Record Office, Miscellaneous Papers Box 5

The document is the property of Exeter City Council, and its transcript is provided here with their kind permission.

Transcribed by Iris Sutton

Abbreviations to names are as in the original document. The headings were written in full at the top of every column, these have been replaced by letters to save space. The entries are handwritten in what appears to be three different hands. There are also variations in the way children are recorded.


SCHEDULE B

Constable's List (Militia List) of the Parish of St David's, Exon

Column Headings, originally written in full at top of each column.
A    1st Class, 17 to 30 unmarried and no children under 10 years
B 2nd Class, 30 to 50 unmarried, and no children under 10 years
C 3rd Class, 17 to 30 married, or two children under 10 years.
D 4th Class, Remainder between 17 and 55.


NAMES Description A            B            C            D            REMARKS
Willm. Ford Nurseryman 28       willing to serve
Wm. Skinner Gardener       30, 1 child Do.
Edwd. Bowden Vintner       41, 2 do. under 10 serving in the Cavalry
James Wood Ostler       53  
John Quick Boots 19        
Wm. Cullum Printer     23, 1 ch.   enrolled to serve in the Rifle Corps.
Richd. Osborne Gardener     26   in the Volunteers
Geo Webb Depty. Receivr. General       31, 3 childn.  
John Pierce Taylor       32, 1 do. willing to serve as a Volunteer
James Deane Surveyor       32 Do.
John Smeath   24       Volunteer
Thos. Bidgood Labourer       39 willing to serve as a Volunteer
John Kemp Husbandman       45, 2 chn. Do.
Wm. Taylor Waiter       30, 2 do. Do.
Wm. Cutcliff Surgeon       51, 3 do. willing to serve in a Medical Capacity
John Tapley   21       in the Volunteers
Thos. Street Surgeon     25    
John Avent Sawyer   42     willing to serve
John Kemp Taylor 18       Apprentice
Richd. Moxhay Musician 20       willing to serve
Geo. Gale Snelling         55, 8 childn. Do.
Francis Parsons Silver Smith       38, 2 do. Volunteer
Chas. Stoneman Carpenter       55, 4 do. Infirm
John Morris Mail Guard       30  
John Mountstephen Do.       31, 3 do.  
Wm. Adams Vintner       39, 2 do. under 10 willing to serve
John Easterway Labourer       39 Do.
Elisha Bonner Carpenter       31, 3 chn. under 10 Do.
Willm. Norris   20     47, 2 do.  
Thos. Walters     33      
Chs. Kekewich Clergyman   34      
John Sayrs Servant   45     willing to serve
Rich. Viner Mail Guard     27, 2 chn. under 10    
John Frost Apprentice 17        
Saml. Flewellen Wool sorter       45, 2 childn. Incapable of serving
Wm. Gregory Shopman       35, 4 do. willing to serve
Isaac Madge Joiner       32, 2 do. do.
Wm. Stephens         45, 3 do.  
Francis South Gent         Captn. lieut. in the Exeter regiment of Volunteers
Wm. Tapley Brushmaker       31, 3 childn. Constable
[End of 1st page.] ------------------------- 7 4 4 24 Vol : 6 Infirm 3
Thomas Woodman Baker     30 2 Chn. willing to serve
Azel Savery Do. 18       Do. Do.
Geo Winsborrow Taylor       52 2 Childn unwell
John Hooper Printer 18        
John Thompson Apothecary   31     willing to serve in a Medical Capacity
Willm. Taylor Thatcher       37, 4 Childn under 10  
John Kent       25, 2 Childn under 4    
Robt. Bartholomew Clerk       46 2 do.  
Hugh Rowcliff Servant   32     willing to serve
Daniel Miller Lieu in the Navy     24 2 Childn.    
George Holman Vintner       55, 5 Childn.  
Thos. Brussett Servant       55...(2 Children under 10)  
John Cornall Labourer       36 2 do. willing, but incapable
John Leats Bookkeeper 30        
Robt. Hare Chaise driver 30        
John Phillips Porter       35  
Wm Moody Horsekeeper 19        
Wm Silley Do. 28        
John Smale Boots 28        
John Clarke Horsekeeper 28        
John Watts Waiter 28, 1child        
John Coleman Labourer       33 4 Childn willing to serve
John Turner Gardener       42 6 do Do.
Wm Osborne Do.       42 3 do unfit for duty
James Ham Druggist       22 1 do engaged to serve as a Volunteer
John Keen Schoolmaster       37 3 do Corporal in the Volunteers
Willm. Goss     42     Lame
Ben Goss     43     in the Volunteers
Thos Reynolds Mason       44 7 Childn willing to serve
John Rapjohns Coachman       45  
Thos. Rodd Qr. Mastr on _ pay       42 I Child  
James Hegan Servant       46 4 do  
Edw. Chave Clergyman       33 1 do  
James Brown Keeper of the Goal       48 willing to serve
John Williams First Turnkey 26       Do
Henry Gardiner 2nd do       40 3 Childn Do
Wm Wood Traveller       32 2do Do
John Cooke Labourer       55 1 do  
J. Kendall Stone Mason       34 3 do  
[End of 2nd page]   17 8 7 47 Vol. 8 Infirm 7v
John Lethbridge Printer       46 2 children willing to serve as a Volunteer
Richard Pierce Do.       35 4 do Do. Do.
Robert French Taylor     25 2 Children   in the Exeter Volunteers
John Gale Snelling Apothecary 23       willing to become a Volunteer
Henry Minchington Fuller       40 Exeter Volunteer
James Hamilton Silver Smith 20       Apprentice
Andrew Pridham Baker 17       Do.
Willm. Brown Vintner       42 Infirm
Rich. Bond officer of Excise       44 willing to serve
William Isswell Simple 30       Infirm
Robert Hole Clergyman         not resident
John Coles Servant          
James Colmer Do.         serving in the Volunteers
William Harding Inn Keeper     26 2 Children   willing to serve
Wm. Summers Servant   48     do. do.
Roger Lewsmore Do. 23       Exeter Volunteers
Henry Hobbs Labourer       55 willing to serve
James Please Do.       45 2 Children Do.
Wm. Woodward Do       44 I Chd. Do.
Wm Hooper Do       45 I do. Do.
Chs.Westcomb Bricklayer       33 1 do. Has been at Plymh. for 7 weeks past
John Pitts Staymaker       49 6 Childn Infirm
Richard Darke Butcher       55 7 do  
George Lake do 19       Apprentice
John Garman do 19       do.
Thos. Fouracres Wheelwright       43 3 chn under 9 willing to serve
Chs. Harward Waiter       41 4 Childn. serving in the Cavalry
John Jennings Brushmaker       46 2 do. willing to serve
James Jennings Do. 19       Apprentice
John Brey Chaise driver       35 willing to serve
Elias Salter Cordwainer       46 3 Chn. Afflicted with the gout, but willing
Abraham Polock Traveller       48 4 do. willing to serve
Ezekiel Polock do. 23       Do.
Saml. Polock   21       in the volunteers
Wm. Luxton Coachman       36 2 Childn. Honiton Volunteer
Robt. Trewman House Keeper       36 7 do. in the Devon Cavalry
Joseph Chowne Servant 22        
Joseph Arscott Supervisor       45 3 Chn willing to serve
Robt. Lock Labourer       33 3 do. unfit for service
[End of 3rd page]   28 9 9 70 Vol 15 Infirm 14
Willm. Paddon Brushmaker       39 2 Children in the Exeter Volunteers
Daniel Toby Coach maker       32 2 do under 10 willing to serve
Thos. Wheeler Clerk       32  
Richd. Aysh Labourer   40     willing to serve
John Boynes Stone mason 20       Do.
W. H. Tonkin housekeeper       49 2 Childn.  
W.H.Tonkin Junr.   20       serving in the army
L. Bolt Footman       30 2 Childn. Willing to serve
Nathl. Finch         38 3 do. do.
John Escott Labourer       43 1 do. do.
[End of 4th page]   30 10 9 77 Vol 17, Infirm 14.
        Age Children Age Children  
John Brinnacombe Gardener       43 1  
Robert Osborne Senr         51 2 Absent from home
Robert Osborne Junr   21       Volunteer
Edward Royle Brass founder     28 1   Volunteer
Wm Seward ropemaker       42 1 willing to serve in his class
Wm. Casely Cordwainer       32 1 Exeter Regiment
Charles Tozer Brushmaker 18       serve with the Firelock
Alexr. Burr Gardener   46     Willing to serve
John Jacobs Victualler       30 1 Exeter Regt.
Wm Jennings         38 4 willing to serve
James Ashford         32 2 willing to serve
Richard Taylor         30 3 Volunteer
Joseph Philips Victualler       51 2 Carry Arms
John Dodd Hostler 27       Carry arms
Silas Weeks Hellier       39 4 Exeter Regt.
Edward Weeks do. 20       Exeter Regt.
John Weeks   23       Unfit
Elias Weeks         37 4 Sick
Benjamin Barratt       28 1   Volunteer
Robert Clark         55 2 Invalid
Thomas Ellicot   18       Carry arms
John Pitts         51 Willing to support King & Constitution
Edward Shooter Turner       35 4 do. do.
Willm. Ellis Mason       46 3 Incapable
John Hawsey   21       Volunteer
Joseph Roberts   20       for artillery
Timothy Rian         54 Incapable
Thomas Bell Carpenter       40 4 Musquet
Wm. Caryl Smith       42 4 Yeomanry
Robert Count Labourer       31 3 Infirm
Wm Pedrick   26       Able
Henry Pedrick   27       Infirm
Wm Head         46 2 Disabled, but willing to assist
Benjn Mills         24 3 Exeter Regt.
Wm Loram Cordwainer 21       Exeter Regt.
Wm Moxhay Cordwainer       39 4 Musquet
Wm Marks Woolsorter       38 4 Musquet
Saml Partridge Hellier       38 1 Musquet
Saml Abrahams   20       Exeter Regt.
Willm. Clampitt   25       Exeter Regt.
John Way         31 Exeter Regt.
Edward Doney Carpenter       35 4 Incapable
Wm. Scoins Mason       32 3 Incapable
Wm Taylor Soapboiler       54 2 Bad Leg
George Baker Joyner       33 5 ready to fight if the French come
Robert Sparke Ironmonger       29 4 Exeter Regt.
Thomas Warren         38 4 Lame
Edward Batten papermaker       37 2 Volunteer
Benjamin Fulford weaver       49 4  
Willm. Fulford weaver 17       Infirm, not fit for Service
Thomas Tothill       23   Exeter Regt.
James Sanders   19       Volunteer
Joseph Carter Fuller       45 4 Cannoneer
John Mitchell Joyner       30 4 Serve in case of Invasion
Francis Vallance Cork cutter 27       willing to serve if required
George Trooke Cork cutter 19       ditto
William Curry Weaver 28        
Wm. Cox Sergemaker       47 4 Driver of Cattle
Wm. Gibbons Baker 29       Volunteer
Thomas Eyres Bricklayer       54 Infirm in the feet
[End of 5th page]   49 11 13 113 Vol. 37 Infirm 26
John Collins   27       Volunteer
Richard Chace         53 1 driver of Cattle
Egbert Moon   24       Volunteer
Saml. Wollcot       25 1   Volunteer
Arthur Soper         43 4  
Bartholomew Coombe         33 2 Volunteer
John Ford         54 2 Cattle Driver
Richard Hamlyn       24    
Thomas Coker weaver       54 1  
Wm Coker Apprentice 17        
John Smale weaver       40 4 driver of Cattle
Thomas Dilling Labourer       35 4 ready to assist the Drill
John Ford Joiner     24   willing and able
John Towill Labourer       35 3 pioneer
John Roach Senr.         44 3 Exeter Regt.
John Roach Junr.   17       Exeter Regt.
James Turner Gardener       32 2 willing to take a Gun
Wm. Cobley Wheelwright     27 1   attendant on Waggons
Thomas Toby Joiner     30   Pioneer
Philip Mounce Accomptant       47 1 Infirm, will do his best
Willm. Peters Weaver     28   Exeter Volunteer
Richard Cruse Smith       32 2 Yeomanry Corps.
John Scott Joiner       38 2 Yeomanry Corps
Robert Hemer Attorney       40 6 Ready and willing to carry Arms in defence of his Country
Thomas Dingle Baker 21        
James Allen apprentice 20        
Wm. Horwood Shopkeeper       46 Incapable, sore leg
John Horwood   18       Incapable
Hugh Bolt Joiner       28 3 Exeter Regt.
John Tremlett Brushmaker       46 4 willing to serve
Wm. Marsh Cabinetmaker 22       Exeter Regt.
Edward Back Clergyman       32 1  
John Shute Gent       53 Constable
John Coleridge House keeper     26 2   ready to serve in his class
James Elder Gent       41 ready for his Class
Jonas Dennis Clergyman 28        
John Dennis Clergyman 26        
Saml. Tremlett Merchant       51  
Rd. Henry Tremlett Apprentice 17        
John Tremlett Draper     27 1    
John Good weaver       40 1 Volunteer
George Box Cordwainer   50     Volunteer
Wm. Tomkins Gent       54 Lame and infirm
Robert Sheapherd Servant 2       willing
Hugh Bowden Gardener       52 4 Rheumatic, but willing to serve
Wm. Roe Labourer       49 5 Pioneer
Willm. Matthews weaver       40 Musquet
Anthony Gibbs Merchant       48 2 Infirm
Henry George Gibbs do. 17       leaves England soon
Willlm. Mortimer Servant     26 2    
Joseph Terwood Gardener       33 4 Exeter Regt.
Mark Knight         40 2 Exeter Regt.
John Evans       21   Exeter Regt.
Isaac Warren       29   Exeter Regt.
Thomas White Labourer       47 2  
Nathl. Gregory Pewterer     26 1   willing to serve
Wm. Seymour       25 1   Exeter Regt.
Thos Allen Senr. Cork cutter       48 3 Serjeant in Exeter Regt.
Thos. Allen Junr.   17       to serve as a Volunteer
John Gubb       28   willing to serve
[End of 6th page.] ---------------------- 63 12 27 144 Vol 56 Infirm 33
Sampson Reynolds Gardener 26        
William Evans Footman 19        
R.T.Cross Gentn.         At present Extremely ill
I.T.Cross Do. 25       Willing to serve in case of Invasion
C.Cross Do. 24       Do.
I Dewdney Servant 19       Do.
Simon Ford Apprentice 19       Volunteer
William Long Tinman 22       Do.
Thomas Pitts Milkman 18       Willing to serve
John Daw Cordwainer 20       Volunteer
John Richards Do. 22       Infirm
John Horrell Servant 17       Lame
William Richards Do. 23       Willing to serve
I. Hermn Merivale Esqr. 24       A visitor from Lincoln's Inn
Bn. Heath Drury Do. 21       A visitor from King's College
Wm. Parker Butler 29       Willing to serve
Wm. Lucas Groom 23       Do. Do.
John Clarke Servant   45     Do. Do.
Thomas Wood Cordwainer   35     Serving as constable
Samuel Thomas Lieut. In the Navy   33      
Samuel Roberts Turnpike Gate keeper       45 Volunteer
John Ellicombe Labourer       28 3 children
William Tucker Woolstapler       42 4 do. Willing to serve
John Merrivale Esquire       51 3 Do. Do.
James Bovett Victualer       45 1 Do. Volunteer
William Reed Officer of Excise       46 2 Willing to serve
William Hill Woolstapler       40 2 Do.
Abraham Hill Papermaker       47 2 Willing to carry a Pick
John Chilcott Tea Dealer       52 Infirm
James Knightly Esquire       53  
James Yeend Labourer       45 3 Children Willing to serve
Isaac Land Cork Cutter       55 4 Do. Infirm
Wm. Ford Labourer       53 6 Do. A Driver
John Hutchings Do.       50 3Do. Do. Lame [same?]
Edward Southward Do.       46 6 Do. Willing to serve
Richard Tremlett Merchant       50 _  
Thomas Carter Carter       40 1 Do. Willing to serve
Nathaniel Finch Harness Maker       44 4 Do. Do.
Richard Langworthy Brewer       34 5 Do. Do.
George Martin Waggoner       32 2Do. Do.
John Arcott Labourer       45 Do.
Wm Paget Medicine Doctor       60 4 Do.
Phillip Wellington Husbandman       55 2 Do. Serve
John Lecky ,,       37 1 Do. Do
Robt. Fish ,,       58 Infirm
John East Taylor       50 5 Children Do.
Thomas Upright Labourer       30 3 Do. Do
[End of 7th page]   79 15 27 171 Vol 61 Infirm 41
August 11th 1803            
        Age Children Age Children  
Willm. Crofts       29 2   Able man
John Vargur Cabinet maker       47 2 Willing to serve
Philip Vargur Brushmaker 19       Willing to serve
John Smeath Taylor 24       Exeter Regt.
John Hopkins         50 3 absent
Wm Grear   22       Volunteer
John Chilcot Shopkeeper       52 Infirm
Robert Gover Smith       35 Driver of Cattle
James Webber       28   Exeter Volunteer
James Pullman   18        
George Thomas   18       Musquet
Robert Bryant         31 3 Musquet
Wm. Bath   17       Exeter Volunteer
John Towill         38 3 Pioneer
John Bidgood         34 1 Musquet
Thomas Pulman   18       Exeter Volunteer
Ridhd. Risdon         46  
Geo. Sillifant         43 2 Musquet
Rd. Bancroft         53 Musquet
Joseph Eyres         51 Driver of Cattle
James Stokes pensioner       39 Infirm
Charles Squire         39 4 Musquet
Thomas Wood Cordwainer       35 2 Constable
John Richards Do. 22       Infirm
John Dawe Do. 20       Exeter Volunteers
John Hookway Hostler       45 3 Infirm
Israel Stone Pedlar       35 1 Infirm
[End of 8th page]   88 15 29 187 Vol. 67 Infirm 47
Wm. Tapley Constable