Militia 9



Kincardineshire Volunteers


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

No4, or Captain Monro's Company

Captain Charles Monro and his two lieutenants and adjutant were gazetted on 17th September, 1803, although the company had been "accepted" on 20th June, and drilling had begun on the 1st August. The first members of the company, as returned in the quarterly sheet, June-December, 1803, were:- 

Captain - Charles Monro
Lieutenants - William Gordon, John Christian
Ensign - James Hall, commission dated 20th December
Adjutant - James Brown
Sergeant on permanent pay - James Troup
Sergeants (ordinary) - Andrew Craig, Robert Melvil
Corporals - David Beattie, John Lamb
Drummer on permanent pay - Alexander Gordon
Drummer, (ordinary) - John Whitburn


James Affleck George Arbuthnot
James Arkle John Balfour
Alexander Beattie David Beattie
John Beattie William Bowman
George Buchan Alexander Burnes
Robert Carnegie Alexander Catto
Robert Chapman George Charles
George Collison Andrew Croal
James Duncan John Duncan
William Fiddes Alexander Finlay
James Finlay John Finlay
James Forrest 1 Robert Glegg
John Hay George Jack
William Kenneth (1) William Kenneth (2)
John Lamb Robert Lamb
James Law James Lees
Joseph Lees Charles Loggan
John Longmuir William Martin
Alexander M'Lean James Melvil
Robert Melvil James Middleton
Peter Moir George Murray
William Nicol William Ogilvie
James Philp George Pithie
John Provan Andrew Rankine
Alexander Robertson Thomas Ross
George Simpson William Smart
David Smith James Smith
William Spalding William Stott
George Strachan William Strathdee
James Stuart William Taylor
Robert Tindall William Turner
William Turriff 2 William Walker
David Wood George Wood
Robert Wyllie William Wyllie

Interesting Fact

The inspections in the early days of volunteering were more numerous than they were in the later days. In 1804, for example, the inspection lasted for two days, on the 27th April at Stonehaven, and at Laurencekirk on the 28th. Colonel Gordon Cumming was the inspecting officer, and Lieutenant-Colonel Burnett was in command. The parade state and pay-list of all except officers were:-

21 Sergeants at 1s 6d
24 corporals at 1s 2d
5 drummers at 1s
476 privates at 1s