No. 64 Farringdon Without Volunteers
Club Arms (4th Motion) (see original 1799 description below)
Farringdon Without is the most westerly Ward of the City of London, (see maps – click to expand) its suffix Without reflects its origin as lying beyond the City’s former defensive walls. It was first established in 1394 to administer the suburbs west of Ludgate and Newgate, and also around West Smithfield. This was achieved by splitting the very large, pre-existing Farringdon Ward into two parts, Farringdon Within and Farringdon Without. The large and prosperous extramural suburb of Farringdon Without has been described as having been London’s first West End.
The largest of the City’s 25 Wards, it was reduced in size considerably after a boundary review in 2003, and no longer corresponds very closely to its historic extent.
Farringdon Without and Farringdon Within are unconnected to the Farringdon area to the north, outside the City, in Clerkenwell. Southern Clerkenwell is sometimes referred to as Farringdon due to the presence of Farringdon Station, which was named after Farringdon Street and originally named Farringdon Street Station.
Original Description of the unit from 1799:
FARRINGDON WITHOUT VOLUNTEERS.
MAJOR COMMANDANT, CHARLES PRICE.
THE above Association was instituted May 1793, under Alderman Charles Price; when it was resolved that they should provide their own Clothing, and serve gratuitously within the City of London, and not elsewhere, unless with their own consent; and the Committee was originally chosen by the Ward, and was composed of forty Inhabitants, but a Military Committee has since been chosen out of the former one. This Corps consists of two Companies of 60 each, and it is expected will soon join several other Associations. Their Colours were presented them by Major Price’s Lady, at Canonbury House, in October 1798.
Major Commandant, Charles Price. First Company.—- Captain, John Eykyn; Lieutenant, Charles Price, Jun.; Ensign, —– Jones. Second Company.-Captain, -—-— Hodgkinson; Lieutenant, -—- Boylstone; Ensign, — Davidson.
Helmet; red Feather tipped white.
Breastplate, oval, with F. W‘. V. in cypher.
Round Buttons; F. W‘. V. in ditto.
|Dimensions||25.5 × 32.5 cm|
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