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SC47Forfar Sheriff Court1568-1984
Country code GB
Repository code 234
Repository National Records of Scotland
Reference SC47/72
Title Forfarshire Lieutenancy and Militia Records
Dates 1799-1823
Access status Open
Location Off site
Description The Lieutenancy was established by Royal warrant in 1794 to encourage the development of local volunteer forces. It was the duty of the Lords Lieutenant and their deputies to provide protection for their areas against uprising or invasion. Under the Militia Acts of 1797 and 1802 (37 Geo.III C.103 and 42 Geo.III c.91) Lords Lieutenant were responsible for raising local militia and since the sheriff clerk usually acted as clerk to the lieutenancy, sheriff court records frequently contain militia papers.
Level Series
Extent 13 files

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