Militia 8



Kincardineshire Volunteers


Listings of those who volunteered to join the militia between the years 1798 to 1816...

No3, or Captain Burnett's Company

On the 17th September, 1803, the captain and two lieutenants received their commissions, the ensign being gazetted on 20th December, he having been raised from the ranks on that date. The company began their drilling on 1st August, the parade being as follows:-

Captain - John Burnett
Lieutenants - George Reid, James Smart
Ensign - John Brand
Sergeant on permanent pay - William Strachan
Sergeants (ordinary) - John Burnett, David Palmer
Corporals - Alexander Caird, Edward Smith
Drummer on permanent pay - Robert Dallas
Drummer, (ordinary) - William Forbes


John Aitken William Allan
David Anderson James Barclay
John Brand * Thomas Brand
William Bridgeford David Bruce
Francis Burgess Robert Caird
William Caird James Campbell
Charles Chapman James Christie
James Cowie Robert Cowie
James Crab James Craig
Thomas Craig William Cran
William Dallas William Davidson
William Donaldson George Eassen
Donald Elder Robert Farquharson
James Forbes William Fraser
Robert Gallow Alexander Gordon (1)
Alexander Gordon (2) George Hunter
John Hutcheon Robert Jack
George Kerr William Knight
Joseph Leslie David Low
George Main George Mason
William Melvil James Middleton
James Milne (1) James Milne (2)
John Milne William Milne
James Moncur Alexander Moncur
Alexander Morgan George Murray
John Murray (1) John Murray (2)
Colven Nivie James Officer
John Officer Charles Ogilvy
William Paul Alexander Pithy
David Ranken * David Reid
Alexander Robertson Alexander Roger
John Ross William Scott
Robert Simpson George Smart
James Smart James Smith
William Steel David Strachan
William Stuart James Taylor (1)
James Taylor (2) George Walker
James Walker (1) James Walker (2)
James Walker (3) William Walker
Nicolson Watt David Wood
William McDonald Charles Ingram
George Brown John Saddler

Further Notes on Above

* Discharged; went to West Indies

Interesting Fact

A number of non-commissioned officers, drummers, and private men were entitled to an allowance for "necessaries". 

These "necessaries" it should be explained, covered a peculiar arrangement. At the close of the period of training, knapsacks, stocks and clasps were purchased by the regiment from the men. The rates of purchase were in no case allowed to exceed two-thirds of the original cost of the articles.