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Old 03-10-22, 07:24 PM
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Found this detecting near Fala last week would I be correct in saying that this is a Selkirk rifle volunteers button ? Or was there militia in the area that I am not aware of .Most finds that accompanied this button were of the Georgian period so I may be out on my dates for it being the rifle volunteers.
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Old 04-10-22, 06:26 PM
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Nice find. Is it complete? Is it for sale?
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Old 04-10-22, 07:33 PM
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It is Militia
Part of the 5 Counties Scottish Borders Militia commonly known as the Dumfries Militia
Consisted of
Peebles, Selkirk, Roxborough, Kirkudbright and Wigtown Shires.
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Old 05-10-22, 01:24 PM
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That's interesting I will need to have a look into that more
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Old 05-10-22, 01:37 PM
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That's interesting I will need to have a look into that more here's a pic of the back of it what date would you think for it ?
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Old 05-10-22, 03:56 PM
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Having misread the V as an M last night I thought local militia however, it is a V though curly, apologies for misleading it is an early Volunteer Movement button from 1794 for the early Volunteer company of that time, they did become the Local Militia around 1810 and it was possibly wore later by a militia man (ex Vol) who lost it in the the area you found it, the Volunteers were restricted to township defence,
Movements of the Militia can be traced on electricscotland.com in the free readable book on the site called ‘The History of the Scottish Borderers Militia’

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The date at the bottom (no.6) of 1880 is incorrect/misprint on the first image as in the description it states 1800 for plate 1 no6
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Old 07-10-22, 02:27 PM
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So to clarify Paul the date of 1874 that you mention the Selkirk volunteers they came after the militia who were raised first ? In 1795 ish
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Old 07-10-22, 03:25 PM
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It’s the early volunteers from 1794, I’ve adjusted my date err. Some formed into Local Militias once these volunteers were disbanded.
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