Essex Regiment & Essex Militia History

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West Essex Militia Muster in 1778

The below men were the Officers of the Western Essex Milita following a mustering on 19 April 1778 during American War of Independance

Colonel Commandant Earl of Rochford
Lt Colonel Richard Hunt
Major Sir William Smythe


Captains
Phillip Sturgeon
George Pochin
Daniel Scratton
William Harvey
John Strutt


Captain Lieutenant Dagge Moore


Lieutenants
Vincent Cunningham
Edward Gepp - also acted as paymaster
Charles Smith
James Holmes
James Vernett
George Pelley
George Butericke


Ensigns
James Swallow
Charles Smith
Charles Sidney
Richard Dore
Benjamin Rutland
Thomas Harriott

Source-The Essex Militia by John William Burrows published 1929