4. Military Service

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Most of us have ancestors who served in the armed forces at some stage of their lives, whether the Army, Navy, Air Force or earlier militia.  This chapter includes a variety of records on:

  • early muster rolls
  • the militia
  • the Civil Wars and the Siege of Gloucester
  • Voluntary Infantry and Artillery Units
  • North and South Gloucestershire Regiments of Foot
  • Royal Gloucestershire Hussars
  • Gloucestershire Regiment
  • Sea Fencibles

Index to Chapter 4:

28th Regiment of Foot………………………….. 7

61st Regiment of Foot…………………………… 7

ADAMS……………………………………………….. 3

allowances…………………………………………… 5

Arlingham…………………………………………. 12

Badgeworth………………………………………… 4

ballot……………………………………………….. 2, 5

battles………………………………………………….. 6

Berkeley………………………………………….. 4, 7

BIRD………………………………………………….. 12

boatmen…………………………………………….. 12

Bristol………………………………………… 7, 8, 10

BRUGGEZ…………………………………………… 3

Cavaliers……………………………………………… 5

census…………………………………………………. 3

Cheltenham…………………………………….. 3, 8

Cirencester………………………………………. 5, 8

Civil War…………………………………………….. 5

CLIFFORD………………………………………….. 3

COCKES……………………………………………… 3

Coleford……………………………………………… 5

Commonwealth War Graves Commission          13

CURTIS……………………………………………… 10

DAVIS……………………………………………….. 10

deserters……………………………………………. 10

DUDSTONE………………………………………… 3

Dursley……………………………………………… 10

ELLIOTT……………………………………………. 13

Fairford……………………………………………….. 8

Forest of Dean…………………………………….. 5

Frampton upon Severn…………………. 8, 12

garrisons……………………………………………… 6

GIFFORD…………………………………………….. 3

GIST…………………………………………………….. 3

Gloucester……………………………………… 8, 10

Gloucestershire Regiment……………… 7, 13

HALLINGE…………………………………………. 3

HAMON……………………………………………… 3

HAMONDS…………………………………………. 3

HAWLEY………………………………………….. 10

Henbury……………………………………………… 8

Highnam…………………………………………….. 5

Hillsley……………………………………………… 10

HORWOOD………………………………………… 3

houses…………………………………………………. 5

HOWELL………………………………………….. 10

impressment……………………………………… 12

JENKIN……………………………………………… 12

KEMET……………………………………………….. 3

KINGE………………………………………………… 3

LAYMAN………………………………………….. 10

LISTER………………………………………………. 10

Littledean……………………………………………. 6

LOKKE……………………………………………….. 3

Lord Lieutenant………………………………….. 4

MAISEY………………………………………………. 4

Maiseyhampton………………………………….. 9

MASSIE……………………………………………….. 5

MERELL/MERILL……………………………… 3

militia………………………………………………….. 2

Militia Act…………………………………………… 8

militia lists………………………………………….. 2

MILLER………………………………………………. 3

Minchinhampton……………………………….. 8

MOORE…………………………………………….. 10

MORELY…………………………………………….. 3

muster list…………………………………………… 2

muster rolls……………………………………… 3, 5

Newnham…………………………………………… 6

North Gloucestershire Regiment…………. 7

North Nibley…………………………………….. 10

PAGE………………………………………………… 10

parish constable………………………………….. 2

Parliamentarians…………………………………. 5

press-gang…………………………………………. 11

PRICE………………………………………………… 10

Quarter Sessions…………………………………. 5

Redmarley………………………………………….. 6

REEVE………………………………………………… 3

regular army……………………………………….. 7

RICKETTS…………………………………………. 12

ROBERTS……………………………………………. 3

ROGERS……………………………………………… 3

Roll of Honour………………………………….. 13

Roundheads………………………………………… 5

Royalists……………………………………………… 5

RUSSELL…………………………………………… 10

St. Aldate’s Church………………………………. 5

St. Catherine’s Church…………………………. 5

St. Owen’s Church……………………………….. 5

St. Philip & Jacob……………………………… 10

SAVERY……………………………………………. 10

Sea Fencibles……………………………………… 12

SELLWIN……………………………………………. 9

Siege of Gloucester……………………………… 5

SMITH……………………………………………….. 10

SNELL…………………………………………………. 8

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum 7, 13

South Gloucestershire Regiment…………. 7

standing army……………………………………… 2

STEPHENS………………………………………….. 3

Stonehouse……………………………………….. 10

Stow on the Wold………………………… 5, 7, 8

Stroud…………………………………………………. 8

subsidy man……………………………………….. 4

substitute…………………………………………….. 5

Swindon……………………………………………… 3

TAYSUM…………………………………………… 12

Tetbury……………………………………………….. 8

Tewkesbury……………………………………….. 6

TILLEY……………………………………………… 11

TURNER……………………………………………… 4

volunteer units……………………………………. 8

WALLER…………………………………………….. 5

watermen…………………………………………… 12

WATTS……………………………………………….. 3

WELLS………………………………………………… 3

WELLYS……………………………………………… 3

Westbury…………………………………………….. 6

WICKS………………………………………………. 10

WILKS…………………………………………………. 3

WILLIAMS………………………………………… 10

WODCHESTER……………………………………. 3

Wotton under Edge…………………………….. 8