The Newton in Makerfield Volunteers

In 1803, when there commenced a period of twelve years of imminent danger of invasion, and a force of volunteers, stated to amount to 463,134 men, was raised for local service. At this time a corps was formed in Newton with Thomas Claughton, Esq., of Haydock Lodge, as colonel, from the Orderly Book of which corps (now in the Warrington museum) we give a few extracts:- Newton, Octr. 2nd, 1803 R.O. Mercury, 10 die Augusti, 1803 Resolved, nemine contradicente Ordered… That a copy of the resolution of the House of…

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