What can these records tell me?

Following France’s declaration of war in 1793 against England, Jersey’s local militia became the prime defensive force. A muster was immediately called for following General George Don’s appointment as Jersey’s lieutenant governor in 1806. The muster registered all of Jersey’s men who were qualified for service in the militia. A muster was again conducted in 1815. Ngaire Ockwell of Otago, New Zealand, indexed the muster in 1991.

All 12 parishes are included in this set, listed as follows: Grouville, La Trinite, St Brelade, St Clement, St Helier, St John, St Lawrence, St Martin, St Mary, St Ouen, St Peter, and St Saviour.

Each result will provide you with a transcript of some or all of the following details:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Age
  • Birth year
  • Event year
  • Parish
  • Place
  • Country
  • Note – which may include military rank
  • Note as transcribed (in the original French)