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2nd West Yorks Militia circa 1811
« on: Tuesday 22 April 08 19:28 BST (UK) »
I'm having difficulty tracing the baptism of an ancestor which I believe was around 1811. I've found a possible father who was in the 2nd West Yorkshire Militia. Does anyone know where I could find out where the Militia were based around this time, please, as this might give me clues as to where to find the baptism?  (I posted this on the West Riding board recently but had no takers. Can anyone help?)
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Haigh - Huddersfield, Batley
Naylor - Flockton, Drighlington, Heckmondwike
Goodall - Batley
Beaumont - Batley/Birstall
Blackburn - Clayton
Hey - Batley

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Re: 2nd West Yorks Militia circa 1811
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 22 April 08 23:13 BST (UK) »
Any surviving Muster and Pay Lists for the Militia are in WO13 in Kew.

Ken

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Re: 2nd West Yorks Militia circa 1811
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 23 April 08 09:51 BST (UK) »
Thank you, Ken. I'm hoping to go to Kew later this year so will take a look then. mjn
Haigh - Huddersfield, Batley
Naylor - Flockton, Drighlington, Heckmondwike
Goodall - Batley
Beaumont - Batley/Birstall
Blackburn - Clayton
Hey - Batley


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Re: 2nd West Yorks Militia circa 1811
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 24 April 08 17:37 BST (UK) »
Hi not sure If Its any help ,I have been researching the north york militia because my gggggrandad was born in sunderland in 1797 his father was in the north york militia  who were in newcastle and sunderland area 1797 and so were the west york militia ,also If you google 2nd west york militia and the dates there is a lot of info ,also books on the york militias,I have also recieved today from national archive documents hoping it was the person i was looking for which I ordered on line and Its not expensive ,
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Re: 2nd West Yorks Militia circa 1811
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 24 April 08 20:07 BST (UK) »
Many thanks, Lynne. I'll give your suggestions a go. Fingers crossed!
mjn
Haigh - Huddersfield, Batley
Naylor - Flockton, Drighlington, Heckmondwike
Goodall - Batley
Beaumont - Batley/Birstall
Blackburn - Clayton
Hey - Batley

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Re: 2nd West Yorks Militia circa 1811
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 10 June 12 17:10 BST (UK) »
Hi mjn

Just saw your message regarding the 2nd West York militia which you posted some time ago.  I have a similiar problem in trying to track down the baptism of an ancestor circa 1811.  Just like you I have found a possible father for him whom I know joined the 2nd West York militia at the beginning of 1812.

I had a look at the militia muster rolls at the National Archives and found that in 1812/1813, the 2nd West York militia were stationed at:-

1) Colchester Barracks
2) The Tower of London
3) Portsea Barracks

However, I didn't go back as far as 1811.  I expect you have long since visited the NA and found the information you require but thought I would post this message just in case you haven't as your problem is so similar to mine.

Incidentally, this information still didn't help me find my ancestor's baptism - I'm still searching!

Hope you had more luck than I did.   :)
Regards,


Ermin.
Langley / Longley (Ireland, Kent, Leeds, Morley, Yorkshire)

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Re: 2nd West Yorks Militia circa 1811
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 10 June 12 21:13 BST (UK) »
Hi Ermin
 
Thanks for your message. I finally tracked down the baptism a couple of years ago in Wakefield. The father was no longer in the Militia. However, the birthplace of one of her brothers is still puzzling as on one census it states it was in Chatham (all the other children were born in Yorkshire). I haven't yet managed to establish whether there is/was an area in Yorkshire called Chatham, or whether this was Chatham in Kent.

I don't know if this is of any interest to you but I did find online that the 2nd West Yorkshire Militia was at the Dover Garrison - Western Heights from May 1808 to June 1809 when they departed for Chatham.

Good luck with your search.

Regards
mjn
Haigh - Huddersfield, Batley
Naylor - Flockton, Drighlington, Heckmondwike
Goodall - Batley
Beaumont - Batley/Birstall
Blackburn - Clayton
Hey - Batley

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Re: 2nd West Yorks Militia circa 1811
« Reply #7 on: Friday 22 June 12 20:55 BST (UK) »
Hi

I have just been reading the history of the 2nd West York militia which gives the following info. for the year 1811:-

26 June 1811 - Marched by route Gosport to Chelmsford
7 August 1811 - Marched by route Chelmsford to Norman Cross

Maybe you could try looking in these areas.

I think the reference to Chatham would be Chatham in Kent.



Ermin
Langley / Longley (Ireland, Kent, Leeds, Morley, Yorkshire)

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Re: 2nd West Yorks Militia circa 1811
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 24 June 12 19:44 BST (UK) »
Hi Ermin

The brother I mentioned was born circa 1813. Does your book mention if the Militia was anywhere near Chatham at this time?

Regards
mjn
Haigh - Huddersfield, Batley
Naylor - Flockton, Drighlington, Heckmondwike
Goodall - Batley
Beaumont - Batley/Birstall
Blackburn - Clayton
Hey - Batley