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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/1067
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1824
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 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:

Commission issued to John Hudson, to be Lieutenant of a Company in the Second Royal Regiment, Tower Hamlets Militia.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

One document catalogued as ACC/1067/001.

Conditions governing access:

Available for general access.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the City of London.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Records deposited in December 1969.

Allied Materials

Related material:

For another record relating to Tower Hamlets Militia, see ACC/0295.

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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