Militia Officers in the Massachusetts Bay, 1702

December 1702

The Boston Regiment – 810 men

Col. Charles Hobby
Lt.-Col. Thomas Savage
Major Benjamin Davis

First Regiment of Suffolk County – 650 men

Col. Nicholas Paige
Major William Tailer

Second Suffolk Regiment – 540 men

Lt.-Col. Ephraim Hunt
Major Samuel Eelles

Lower Middlesex Regiment – 1,060 men

Col. John Phillips
Lt.-Col. Francis Foxcroft
Major James Converse

Upper Middlesex Regiment – 871 men

Lt.-Col. Jonathan Tyng
Major Thomas Brown

South Essex Regiment – 700 men

Col. John Hathorne
Lt.-Col. John Legg
Major Samuel Browne

Middle Essex Regiment – 638 men

Col. John Wainwright
Lt.-Col. John Appleton
Major Francis Wainwright

North Essex Regiment – 750 men

Col. Daniel Peirie
Lt.-Col. Dudley Bradstreet
Major Thomas Noyes

Hampshire Regiment – 836 men

Col. John Pynchon
Lt.-Col. Samuel partridge

York Regiment – 280 men

Major Joseph Hammond

Plymouth County Regiment – 720 men

Col. Nathaniel Thomas
Lt.-Col. Isaac Winslow
Major John Bradford

Barnstable County Regiment – 700 men

Col. John Thacher
Lt.-Col. John Goreham
Major William Bassett

Bristol County Regiment – 915 men

Col. Nathaniel Byfield
Lt.-Col. Benjamin Church
Major Ebenezer Brenton

Duke’s County Regiment – 120 men

Major Benjamin Shiffe

Island of Nantucket – 52 men

Total: 9,642

Headlam, Cecil, ed., Calendar of State Papers, Colonial Series (Volume 21), America and West Indies, Dec. 1, 1702-1703, Preserved in the Public Record Office (Vaduz: Kraus Reprint Ltd., 1964) First Published London: HMSO, 1913. pp. 38-39.

More information about early Massachusetts can be found in the books:

A People’s Army: Massachusett Soldiers and Society in the Seven Years’ War


Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, from 1623-1636

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