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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 O/032
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1813
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.7 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Tower Hamlets Militia


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 1554 a muster of men from the hamlets near the Tower of London was ordered, including Bethnal Green, Poplar and Stepney, then separate, rural villages. By 1605 East London had become an official military unit with the name Tower Hamlets, and the right to muster the militia was held by the Lieutenant of the Tower.

Information from The London Encyclopaedia, eds. Weinreb and Hibbert (LMA Library Reference 67.2 WEI).


Scope and content/abstract:

Oaths of allegiance for recruits in the Tower Hamlets Militia, with medical certificates.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Oaths in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited as a gift in 1960.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also ACC/0295 and ACC/1067 for records of the Tower Hamlets Militia.

Publication note:

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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