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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/0647
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1785
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.01 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Middlesex Militia | Western Regiment


Administrative/Biographical history:

A militia force was raised from the civilian population of a county, in order to supplement the regular army in cases of emergency. In Middlesex they were called out at times of unrest. There were around 300 militiamen in Middlesex in 1802. During the Napoleonic Wars this number rose to over 2000 by 1808 and 12,000 by 1812. In 1881 the Army was organised into territorial regiments formed of regular, militia and volunteer battalions. Middlesex militia battalions came under the Middlesex Regiment (Duke of Cambridge's Own).

Lieutenant Colonel John Brettell was John Brettell, junior, Secretary of the Stamp Office. He lived in Muswell Hill. Muswell Hill, formerly Muswell Rise, was at one time known as Brettells' Hill.


Scope and content/abstract:

Appointment of John Manley, gentleman, as Clerk of the Western Regiment of the Middlesex Militia, by Lieutenant Colonel John Brettell, Commanding Officer, 26 May 1785.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

One document catalogued as ACC/0647/001.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in October 1957.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
June to August 2010.

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