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Item : MUSTER ROLLS, MILITIA AND YEOMANRY LISTS FOR LONDONDERRY c.1622-1852
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In this fourth volume of the Scots-Irish series, Mr Forrest has scoured the archives of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the Linenhall Library in Belfast to source and record in one convenient volume all available muster, militia, volunteer and yeomanry lists for county Londonderry in the period 1622-1852.
The seventeenth century muster rolls are important lists of able-bodied men capable of military service and listed by estate under landlord. These fighting forces were raised from among the planted settler population to defend their farms and families. They are an early record of the Scots-Irish population in the county.
This volume also records all extant militia lists for Co Londonderry in the eighteenth century. In addition, Mr Forrest also traces the history and development of the Volunteer movement in the county from the 1770s and also the Yeomanry movement from its establishment in 1796 and records for posterity all available volunteer and yeomanry lists for the county.
Almost all of the military rolls recorded in this volume were listed by place either under an estate or a landlord therefore making it possible to identify the area of county Londonderry where these men were drawn from. Place is key to unlocking family history and origins in Scots-Irish genealogy.
This volume makes available for the first time all of the extant muster, militia, volunteer and yeomanry lists for county Londonderry in one complete volume in fully searchable PDF format.