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Re: Lanarkshire Militia 1807 - 1810 in East Lothian
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 08 October 17 14:34 BST (UK) »
Regorian, Yes I already found it - see my second post - but it was 1999, and although he had 2 different email addresses then, they don't seem to be in use now. Someone else who had already done it would be very useful ...
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Re: Lanarkshire Militia 1807 - 1810 in East Lothian
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 08 October 17 15:10 BST (UK) »
The threat to the British state didn't only come from France but from the working class inspired by French Revolutionary principles, the militia regiments might be reluctant to fire on their own people. A bit like the HLI being locked in Maryhill Barracks when Churchill sent the tanks into George Square, Glasgow in 1919.  The government feared they would side with the strikers!

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Re: Lanarkshire Militia 1807 - 1810 in East Lothian
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 08 October 17 15:27 BST (UK) »
Yes Skoosh, and no ones mentioned Ireland.

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Re: Lanarkshire Militia 1807 - 1810 in East Lothian
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 08 October 17 15:27 BST (UK) »
Very useful links, Rena. My Robert Forrest had 3 children baptised at Inveresk-w-Musselburgh during the period covered by the dates in the Newspaper clippings. Ch 3 p 20 makes it clear that militia were confined to barracks only during General Elections, thus allowing them at other times to procreate!
Skoosh -you are correct about insurrection amongst the native population; the Lancashire Yeomanry were called out when the crowd in Manchester failed to disperse after the reading of the Riot Act in 1819. Maybe after the end of the Napoleonic Wars there was some general disbandment going on and Militia from other parts returned home. There must have been a considerable cost to the government of having so many men in the armed forces, needing to be paid, and there was a post-war depression.

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Re: Lanarkshire Militia 1807 - 1810 in East Lothian
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 08 October 17 15:40 BST (UK) »
Jacqueline, I have not seen a list of infantry at Peterloo. They appear to have been detachments from several regiments. They may have been all regulars, I don't know. There were plenty of them, but are not said in any narrative to have been in action. There were also two guns of the Royal Artillery. Britains equivalent to Napoleon's 'whiff of grapeshot'. The cavalry were Manchester and Salford Yeomanry and the 15th Hussars. There is a recent thread on here re new Peterloo film and I posted a couple of images of the cavalry. 

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Re: Lanarkshire Militia 1807 - 1810 in East Lothian
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 08 October 17 15:50 BST (UK) »
Yes, Skoosh, and Regorian, I just idly wondered why local regiments or detachments would be used on local people; but since I just live here, but don't have Manchester, Lancs or Ches ancestors, I'll leave them to it.
I have a whole new country to find them in. (I did know already that I  have a 2x great grandmother from Melrose - I'd better get to grips with Roxb and Selkirk next).
Bill, Shropshire
Cox, Nottingham, Maidenhead, West London
Donne, Carmarthen London & Kent
Holloway Medway, Kent
Hepple, Northumberland
Hurrian, North Kent, SE London
Lutman, Sussex
Newcomb, Corby, Lincs, Southwark, Clerkenwell
Orange Normandy East London
Proudlock, Northumberland
Shipley, Northumberland
Staples, City of London, Holborn
Sweeting, Suffolk, London, Surrey
Wilson, Marylebone, Fulham, London