My 4th great grandfather Joseph Billin(g) lived from 1776 to 1839 and was a Tailor, Mercer & Draper at Helston, Cornwall, England, where he was baptised, married and buried.
Today I found in Ancestry.com's "Cornwall, England, Militia and Sea Fencibles Index, 1780 - 1831" that he also served in the military:
Name Joseph (x) Billin Birth Place Helston area Military Year 1801 Military Place Cornwall, England Unit or Occupation 1st Helston Volunteers
The record comes from "Cornwall Record Office; Truro, Cornwall, England; Cornwall Militia; Class Number: AD/1865/22".
I have not been able to find any mention of the "1st Helston Volunteers" anywhere else so far but would the record above most likely come from the set below?
Reference: WO 13/4235 Description: Cornwall Helston Date: 1799 - 1802 Held by: The National Archives, Kew Legal status: Public Record(s) Closure status: Open Document, Open Description Context of this record All departments WO - Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies Records of other administrative departments of the War Office WO 13 - War Office and predecessors: Militia and Volunteers Muster Books and Pay Lists VOLUNTEERS 1797 - 1814 WO 13/4235 - Volunteers WO 13/4235 - Cornwall Helston
Has anyone come across any records of the 1st Helston Volunteers around 1801 that I could examine to try and learn more about Joseph Billin's service in it?