Fines for Delinquents – Non-Performance of Militia Duty

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    In researching one of my ancestors, I noticed he’s in a book containing a list of “Delinquents” who were fined for non-performance of militia duty. My understanding of this practice is pretty limited, but I’m hoping someone well-versed might be able to decipher what these numbers mean next to each person’s name at the bottom of this page? I’m not able to determine what the column headings should be…

    Here is the full ebook scanned from Google. It may provide some context: Pennsylvania Archives

    Thank you!


    Hello SophieSue!
    Apologies for the “delinquency” in the time of my reply, perhaps I should be fined myself 🙂

    Welcome to the forum! I am not very familiar with the area, though if I had to venture a guess, it might be the amount the soldier had to pay. Britain used to use a system to pounds, shillings, and pence. 12 pence = 1 shilling. 20 shillings = 1 pound. (thus, 240 pence = 1 pound).

    The numbers next to the names might related to that, where in the case of Joseph Younker, he paid a fine of 1 pound, 2 shillings, and 6 pence.

    Maybe someone else with more experience can confirm or wrigh in?

    Hope that helps some, it’s great you’re researching your ancestry.


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