William Mollard 1783-1849

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    William married 22 Sep. 1804 in Breage. I have found a reference to Cornwall, England, Militia and Sea Fencibles Index 1780-1831. He is indicated as a Private, Breage Volunteers.

    Does anyone have knowledge of this unit?
     
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    Sorry Colin, I've been trying to find something but so far no luck this end.
     
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    I have found reference to the Breage Volunteers in the London Gazette. Three entries: 10th July 1798, 15th February 1800 and 14th January 1804.

    They just mention various appointments such as:
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    but no further information. :(
     
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    I wonder if the OPC for Breage would be able to help - or point you in the right direction to find out more. He can be contacted by email - follow the link on the OPC page for Breage:
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    https://opc-cornwall.org/Par_new/a_d/breage.php
     
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    Could it be the Sea Fencibles? John Rowe #3 was appointed Ensign which is the Navy...isn’t it? Could this be a section of the Sea Fencibles comprised of volunteers residing in Breage but volunteering with another unit?
    I’m sure that I read that the Sea Fencibles were comprised of men of means, as noted in post #3, one Esquire and two Gents.
     
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    Kresen Kernow (Cornwall Archives) has the following documents:

    Copy, list of men desiring to form Rifle Corps, Breage parish.
    List of men desirous of forming a corps of riflemen to be called the Breage Volunteers under the command of John Glasson, junior of Breage, 'Lieutenant in the late Corps'.
    Reference number: RP/98
    Date: 1803

    Statement, Nicholas Tyack should command Rifle Corps for Breage
    Statement signed by the churchwardens and principal inhabitants of Breage that Nicholas Tyack was a very proper person to command a Rifle Corps of about 50 'fine young men' under the Command of the Generals of the District.
    Reference number: RP/97
    Date: 2 Aug 1803

    Letter, John Tregear, late Captain of Breage Volunteers, Breage to John Rogers, esquire, Penrose
    He has a letter from George Hall, esquire, storekeeper at Pendennis acknowledging the receipt of the arms and accoutrements belonging to the late Corps of Breage Volunteers under his command.
    Reference number: RP/145
    Date: 16 Dec 1803

    Letter, Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, Ham to J Rogers
    Has put forward names of the Gentlemen recommended for the Helston Volunteers to Mr Yorke.

    Colonel Hichens has written to say Mr Tregear's application to have the Breage Volunteers attached to his battalion was done without Colonel Hichens' knowledge or approbation. Mount Edgcumbe will therefore not submit the proposal to the Secretary of State.
    Reference number: RP/159
    Date: 3 Jan 1804
     
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    Have attempted contact and await response.
     
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