Frances Hallowes Esq: 2nd Derby Militia (Chatsworth Rifles)

“CAVENDO TUTUS”: Safe through Caution

The 2nd Derby Militia were raised 12th January 1855 and designated the ‘Chatsworth Rifles’ on 22nd May 1855. They became the 3rd Battalion, the Derbyshire Regiment on 1st July 1881 finally amalgamating with 5th Battalion on 1st April 1891.

Writing slope box belonging to Francis Hallowes Esq
Francis Hallowes Esq: 2nd Derby Rifles

[The images of the writing slope box were kindly sent by Luke Kreciala]

Francis was born on the 28th April 1821 in Coed. He moved to Glapwell House near Chesterfield when his father inherited the estate. He was Commissioned into the 2nd Derby Militia as a Lieutenant on the 14th December 1863; promoted to Captain on the 14th December 1867 and retired in 1872. He died unmarried in December 1883 at the Hotel Valley in Anglesey.

Valley Hotel, Anglesey, North Wales. Date: circa 1910

Officers of the 1st and 2nd Debyshire Militia

Undated list of Officers of the 1st Derby and 2nd Derbyshire (Chatsworth Rifles). Note that Francis Hallowes is not listed, but his relative Thomas Richard Francis Brabazon Hallowes is (note misspelling of his surname). TRFBH Hallows was Commissioned into the 6th Dragoon Guards in 1873.

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