Seeking ca 1801 records of 1st Helston Volunteers?


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'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
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?


Posted 2016-10-29T07:47:07.280

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Just a little background about Volunteers Corps -

– Harry Vervet – 2016-10-29T15:17:24.287

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