Melrose militia list 1799

Here is a list of the local men whose names went into the ballot for the militia in 1799. All should be between ages 18 and 45. The information is transcribed as recorded in the original record.

Thomas Riddell Esqr W.S. – M L D Melrose
Charles Erskine Writer – E R V Melrose
Robert Henderson Shoemaker Melrose
William Vair Merchant Melrose
Robert Hunter Servant to George Graham Melrose
Alexander Pringle Mercht Melrose
James Pringle Painter – infirm Melrose
John Pringle Weaver Melrose
Robert Weir Miller Melrose
William Mercer Shoemaker Melrose
Nicol Mercer Shoemaker – Earlston Volun[tee]rs. Melrose
John Halton Taylor Melrose
James Gill Apprentice to John Gill Wright Melrose
George Brodie Smith – Peace Officer Melrose
John Tacket Merchant Melrose
George Ronaldson Junior Mason Melrose
Francis Forbes Servt to Wm Riddell Esqr – R M V A Melrose
Thomas Fairbairn Wright Melrose
George Noble Weaver – deafish Melrose
John Winter Labourer Melrose
Robert Tait Wright Melrose
John Hall Servt to Mr Adam Ormston portioner Melrose
William Chisholm Junior Shoemaker Melrose
Walter Chisholm Stocking weaver Melrose
John Chisholm Shoemaker Melrose
George Sword Servt to Robt Tacket Farmer Melrose
John Miller Shoemaker Melrose
John Scott Merchant – infirm Melrose
John Scott Flesher Melrose
William Kyle Brewer – formerly balloted & exempted Melrose
Alexander Skirvin Servt to Wm Riddell Esqr Melrose
George Laurie Weaver Danieltoun
Robert Laurie Wright – infirm Danieltoun
John Carruthers Weaver – infirm, declared unfit from a Scorbutic lameness of his leg of some years Standing Danieltoun
Robert Milne son to Nicol Milne Portioner Langlands
Andrew White Servt to Nicol Milne Portioner Langlands
Geo: Bell son to Andr. Bell farmer – infirm Eildon
Archbald Law Labourer Eildon
Richard Milne son to Tho: Milne Portioner Newtoun
Nicol Milne son to Thos Milne Portioner Newtoun
William Laidlaw Teacher Newtoun
James Lockie Mason Newtoun
John Cochran Mason Newtoun
James Jamieson Smith – infirm Newtoun
John Bower Millwright Junior Newtoun
James Welch Labourer Newtoun
William Mein son to Jas Mein Portioner Haxlees
James Scott son to Gideon Scott farmer Holness
Robt Fairbairn Servt to Mr James Milne farmer Whitehill
John Thomson Servt to Mr Ja Milne farmer Whitehill
John Stenhouse son to Mr Nicol Stenhouse Portioner – infirm Whitelees
Jas Tait Servt to Mr Nicol Stenhouse Portioner – infirm Whitelees
Adam Inglis Weaver Greenwells
Sebastian Henderson Servt to Mr David Murray Greive Greenwells
Wm Henderson Servt to Mr David Murray Greive Greenwells
Geo: Usher son to Mr James Usher Portioner Toftfield
Thos Kennedy Servt to Mr Ja Usher Portioner Toftfield
William Leithead farmer Abbotslee
Walr. Davidson Servt to the Revd Dr Douglas Cartleehole
Thos Davidson Servt to the Revd Dr Douglas Cartleehole
John Scott Servt to John Moss Portioner Keaside
Alexr Hay son to Jas Hay farmer Sunnyside
James Mercer son to Geo: Mercer Portioner Coatgreen
William Ronaldson Wright Darnwick
Walter Ronaldson Wright Darnwick
James Smith Mason Darnwick
Will: Bryden Servt to John Smith Mason Darnwick
John Coaliart Mason – infirm Darnwick
William Scott Labourer Darnwick
Thos Vair Junr Weaver Darnwick
Jas Fisher son to Mr Fisher Portioner Darnwick
Andr. Fisher son to Mr Fisher Portioner Darnwick
John Milne Weaver Darnwick
James Oliver Servt to John Smith Baker Darnwick
James Vair Weaver Darnwick
John Mein Weaver Darnwick
George Ronaldson Mason Darnwick
Thomas Ballantyne Weaver Darnwick
George Drummond Weaver Darnwick
John Tait Mason Darnwick
James Thomson Labourer Darnwick
George Yorston Labourer – doubtful Darnwick
Nicol Bower Mason Darnwick
Andr. Stoddart Apprentice to Jo: Smith Mason Darnwick
William Hume Servt to William Hume farmer Gateside
Thos Boston Sclater Junr Gattonside
Andw Cunningham son to Henry Cunningham Por[tione]r Gattonside
William Stewart Weaver Gattonside
James Williamson Mason Gattonside
James Scott Weaver Gattonside
Andrew Ormiston Mason Gattonside
Alexander Ormiston Wright Gattonside
Thomas Bell Weaver Gattonside
George Fair Weaver Gattonside
James Thomson Baker – Constable Gattonside
Alexander Hamilton Weaver – infirm Gattonside
Andrew Little Mason Gattonside
John Lindsay Wright Gattonside
John Burnet Miller & Carter son to Geo: Burnet Newstead
George Burnet Junr son to Geo: Burnet Newstead
Peter Stevenson Miller Newstead
William Bunzie Weaver Newstead
John Cochran Weaver Newstead
William Moffat Farmer Newstead
James Pringle Millwright Newstead
Wm Mitchel Servt to David Whyte Brewer Melrose Newstead
James Lumsdean Millwright – in Langholm Militia Millmount
Andr. Lumsdean Junr Millwright Millmount
James Lockie son to Andr. Lockie farmer Old Melrose
Thos Ker wright E.V. with Thos Easton Drygrange bridge
Jas Riddell apprentice to Thos Easton wright Drygrange bridge
John Shillinglaw Servt to Mrs Nicol Innkeeper Drygrange bridge
Robt Hardie Servt to Jas Nicol Miller Drygrange bridge
William Quarry Servt to James Nicol miller Drygrange bridge
Andr. Easton Servt to James Nicol miller Drygrange bridge
Thomas Tod Junr Esqr Advocate – M L D Drygrange
John Tod Esqr W.S. – M L D Drygrange
Alexr Hogg Servt to Mr John Park farmer Drygrange
John Mercer Cloathier Wilderhaugh
Alexander Phinnie Cloathier Wilderhaugh
Theophilus or Ralph Bewlie Cloathier Wilderhaugh
Adam Knox Cloathier Wilderhaugh
John Lees Junr Cloathier Buckhamside
Alexander Mearns Cloathier Buckhamside
Joshua or Joseph Wood Cloathier – absconded Buckhamside
George Paterson Cloathier Buckhamside
Walter Ballantyne Cloathier Buckhamside
John Turnbull Skinner Buckhamside
James Litster Millwright Buckhamside
William Scott Millwright Buckhamside
John Hunter apprentice to Geo Bathgate Millwright Buckhamside
Peter Roger Wright – absconded Galabridgend
Tho: Hislop Servt to Thos Sanderson Wright Galabridgend
Alexr Voy Stocking weaver Darlingshaugh
James Scott Stocking weaver Darlingshaugh
William Haldane Carrier Darlingshaugh
John Clark Weaver Darlingshaugh
Robert Crosbie Smith – unfit, not put in to the ??? Darlingshaugh
William Biggar Weaver Darlingshaugh
Walter Blaikie Shoemaker – unfit Darlingshaugh
John Blaikie App[rentice] to Robt Dickson Skinner Darlingshaugh
Alexander Cuthel Cloathier Darlingshaugh
Andrew Redford Farmer Appletreeleaves
Wm Redford Farmer – unfit Appletreeleaves
Geo Blaikie son of Mr James Blaikie of Longhaugh
John Laidlaw Servt to Mr James Blaikie of Longhaugh
Robt Murray son of Mr John Murray farmer Buckham
James Swan Servt to Mr John Murray farmer Buckham
Wm Swanston Servt to Mr John Murray farmer Buckham
Wm Sinton Servt to Mr John Murray farmer Buckham
Andr. Bertram son of Thos Bertram E.V. farmer Sorrowlessfield
Wm Bertram son of Thos Bertram farmer E.V. Sorrowlessfield
John Walker Farmer Nether Craigsford
Robert Waker Weaver Nether Craigsford
Adam Redpath Servt to John Fisher Esqr Cleckmae
Alexr Mitchell Servt to John Fisher Esqr Cleckmae
Walter Elliot son to Robt Elliot farmer New Blainslie
Thomas Laidlaw Mason Blainslie
Archbd. Rankin Servt to Mr John Simpson Blainslie
Jas Russell Servt to Mr John Simpson Blainslie
James Robison son of Richd Robison Portioner Blainslie
John Stirling son of Ja Stirling Por[tioner] – blind of an eye Blainslie
Ralph Tait Servt to Robt Laidlaw portioner Blainslie
James Thynne Mason Blainslie
John Shillinglaw Taylor Blainslie
Thos Laidlaw Servt to Robt Laidlaw Portioner Blainslie
William Somerville Farmer Allanshaws
John Cleugh ??? or Labourer Thriepwood
Wm Stenhouse ??[servant?] to Mr John Simpson Threepwood
John Johnstone Servt to Mr Somerville Allanshaws
Thomas Pringle Servt to Mr Somerville Allanshaws
Thomas Dods Servt to Mr Lees farmer Whitlaw
James Nicol farmer Easter housebyres
Thomas Jardine Servt to Mr Jardine farmer Westerhousebyres
John Chisholm Mason Longshawmill
Robt Young Cloathier Buckhamside
John Duncan Weaver Darnwick
Robert Hislop Mason Darnwick
Chas Bill [Bell?] Servt to Robt Laidlaw Portioner Blainslie
Thomas Hardie Wright lately working as Journeyman with William Scott wright at Blainslie said to have absconded
Charles Murray Clerk to Mr Brown ? V Melrose