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Sedgebrook - Lincolnshire

Militia List 1824

Kesteven Quarter Sessions Militia List for 1824 [Lincs Archives KQS/B/10/58-76] records the villagers available for active service. This same list also shows villagers who are exempt from service and the reason why. The list has been signed by William Turney the constable and parish clerk.

This list is produced with kind permission from "Sedgebrook Past & Present" by Brenda Pask.

Each parish had to provide by ballot, a regiment of men to join the militia. Many men volunteered to join, but others for their own reasons would prefer not too. For men who were required to join, and who did not wish too, it was possible to ask a substitute to take their place by paying a sum of money. This was known as "serve by substitute".

Those liable to serve are :-

Thomas Whitehead aged 23, a labourer
Robert Hutchinson aged 40, a labourer
William Barton aged 26, a labourer
John Stennitt aged 29, a labourer
Charles North aged 35, a labourer
Richard North aged 29 a gardner
Francis Harrison aged 21, a labourer
Robert Burden aged 27, a servant
William Bailey ged 20, a servant
Francis Haine aged 19, a servant
Adnal Burroughs aged 29, a gardner
Richard Lee aged 18, a farmer
Matthew Dennis aged 25, a servant
John Asher aged 18, a servant
Joseph Ward aged 36, a farmer
William Parker aged 18, a servant
William Gibson aged 18, a servant
John Towson aged 18, a servant

Persons exempt and reasons for exemption

William Pask aged 36, 7 children
Thomas Paling aged 34, 4 children
John Robottom aged 35, a pensioner
Thomas Cant aged 22, serving
John Auckland aged 37, 5 children
Joseph Ayto aged 34, 4 children
John Lawson aged 34, 7 children
John Allen 44, serve by substitute
William Fisher aged 41, serve by substitute
James Exton aged 34, 6 children
James Harrison aged 33, Nodcon the shinbone
Thomas Scrimshaw, serve by substitute
Mark Burroughs aged 27, serve by substitute
James Wing aged 35, Cavalry
John Handley aged 21, serving by substitute

Appeals against the summons to service were to be heard on 4th December 1824 at 11 am at the Angel Inn.

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