Listings of those who volunteered to join the militia between the
years 1798 to 1816...
The First (or Commandant's) Company
The first pay sheet being for the period 25 July to 24 August 1798.
Major - R W Duff
Captain - James Thomson
Lieutenant - G Milne
Second Lieutenant or Ensign - J Low
Sergeant on permanent pay - J Firrie
Sergeants not on permanent pay - James Troup, David Troup
Corporals - Robert Bridgeford, William Carnegie, Robert Murray
Drummers - James Nicol, William Forbes
||David Beattie, sen
|David Beattie, jun
Further Notes on Above
Lieutenant G Milne was killed by a fall from his horse.
Major Duff drew 14s 1d per day's exercise. Captain Thomson 9s 5d, Lieutenant
Milne 4s 4d, Ensign Low 3s 5d, Sergeant Pirie 1s 6¾d for each day of the month,
the sergeants not on permanent pay, drummers, and privates 1s per day's
exercise, and that the total pay of the company for the month was £33 17s 1d.
Before a man could become an officer he had to have a yearly income
of not less than £50 from land within the county or rents of land worth
Sons of such as had those worldly possessions, and those who had had
previous military experience, were exempted from this qualification