Document referenceQDRE
TitleRecords of the recruitment of men for the Navy : North Riding Quarter Sessions
DescriptionThis sub-fonds relates to records of enrolment, registration, deposit and returns. It consists of records relating to the recruitment of men for the Navy, including:

- copy Sessions orders appointing Petty Sessions for putting the Acts of 1795 and 1796 into operation with details of the number to serve from each wapentake, and tables of houses and men in each township

- returns of Justices arranged by wapentakes (epitomes of certificates issued by them) with names of men enrolled, places for which they would serve, parishes to which they belonged, ages, physical descriptions, sums paid to the volunteers and dates of enrolment

- certificates of the Justices (for townships) giving details of name, place of abode, age, occupation, description and bounty paid

- returns of overseers and churchwardens with names, places for which they would serve, place of birth, occupation, age and bounty agreed on
Catalogue statusCatalogued
Administrative historyUnder the Acts of 1795 (35 George III cap. 5) and 1796 (37 George III cap. 4) for raising a certain number of men for service in the Army and Navy, the overseers of the poor were to make returns to the Justices in Petty Sessions of men volunteering, and the Justices were in turn to make returns to the Clerk of the Peace to be enrolled in Quarter Sessions. The North Riding was to furnish 297 men for the Navy under the Act of 1795 and 385 men under the Act of 1796.
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