Muster Books and Pay Lists (WO 12/4493): 29th (Worcestershire) Regiment of Foot: 1765-1783
|Call Number:||HIL-MICL FC LMR .G7W3M8W6|
|Creator:||Great Britain. War Office.|
|Description:||1 microfilm textual records () ; 35 mm|
War Office 12, generated by the Commissary General of Musters Office, comprises the Household troops, the cavalry, Guards and regular infantry regiments of the line; as well as, special regiments or corps, colonial troops and various foreign legions and troops.
The muster rolls are organised chronologically and cover the pay periods for 16 July 1765 to 24 Dec. 1778; 25 June 1780 to 24 June 1783. They include proof tables indicating the number of effectives that were present, absent and casuals. There are gaps in the holdings for the following pay periods:
The muster signed 14 April 1778 indicates Captain Archibald Campbell is “under Convention.”
The senior officers listed on the musters include: Lieutenant General George (Forbes), 4th Earl of Granard, and Lt. Gen. William Evelyn; Lieutenant Colonels Maurice Carr, Patrick Gordon, and Thomas Carleton; Majors Pierce Butler, Jeremiah French, and Christopher Carleton. The musters for the period 25 June 1776 to 24 Dec 1776 include the following Captains: Nicholas Vigors, Archibald Campbell, John Crozier, James Basset, William Monsell, Paul Minchin, and Charles (Stanhope) Lord Petersham. Captain David St. Clair appears on the muster for the last half of 1777; Hugh Dickson, the last half of 1780.
The places assigned to each signature are: America - Boston, Perth Amboy, ElizabethTown New Jersey, Brunswick, St. Augustine Florida; England - Dover Castle, Chatham Barracks; Canada - Fort Alibie, Montreal, Verchere, Isle Aux Noix, Belail, St. Charles, St. Dennis, St. Antoine, Terrebonne, Mascouche Lachenaye, St. Johns, and Worcester.
|Originals:||The original records are held by The National Archives, Public Record Office, Kew.|
|Archival Ref. No.:||TNA: PRO WO 12/4493|
|Electronic Finding Aid Record:||
WO 12-4493 Muster Books and Pay Lists.pdf