Reference code(s): GB 0074 F/WHI
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: WHITE FAMILY
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres (2 documents).
Name of creator(s): Corps of River Fencibles of the City of London | volunteer force
Thames watermen and other groups of river tradesmen had voluntarily formed associations of River Fencibles in 1798, the same year that the Corps of Sea Fencibles was established as a coastal home guard. Fencibles were service personnel liable only for defensive service, an early version of the Home Guard.
The River Fencibles were officially established in 1803, and by 1804 had uniformed commissioned officers. Members of the London Corps in small boats escorted the barge carrying the body of Nelson along the Thames during his state funeral in 1806. The force was disbanded in 1813.
Scope and content/abstract:
Certificates of Thomas White's service in the Corps of River Fencibles of the City of London, 1809-1812.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
2 items in chronological order.
Conditions governing access:
Available for general access.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to this collection rests with the City of London.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Gifted to the Archive in December 1975.
For other records of the Corps, see CLC/057.
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Records prepared May to September 2011.