Muster Roll 1569


The Privy Council of Elizabeth I issued a directive to record a general muster of all able men aged between 16 - 60 years who could be called to arms.

The weapon(s) that a man had did not always agree with the type of (a) able man - an archer may have a bill, a billman may have a bow.

  • a : pikeman - John Wood - pair almain rivets, bill, 3 pikes
  • a : billman - Walter Wood - pair almain rivets, bill
  • a : archer - Henry Wood - bow, sheaf arrows
  • a : billman - John Wood
  •     harquebusier - John Poore - harquebut, almain rivets
  • a : billman - Peter Score - pair rivets furnished
  • a : archer - Thomas Skore - bill
  • a : billman - Richard Pokye - bill
  • a : archer - John Nicholl - pair rivets, sallet, bill
  • a : billman - John Fanston
  • a : billman - Thomas Cowche - jack, bill
  • a : billman - John Fanston - bill, sallet
  • a : billman - William Penhayle - jack, bill
  • a : archer - Richard Penhaile - bow, 12 arrows
  • a : archer - Richarde Bawden - bow, 12 arrows
  • a : archer - Richard Broode - bow, 12 arrows
  • a : billman - John Broode - bill
  • a : archer - (George Erasell) John Kittowe - pair rivets, bow, 12 arrows
  • a : archer - Henry Cocke
  • a : billman - John Bawden - jack, bill, sallet
  • a : archer - John Cocke - jack, bill, bow, 12 arrows
  • a : billman - Richarde Forest - bill, scull
  • a : archer - Nicholas Benet - maryner
  • a : archer - Richarde Stone - bow, 12 arrows
  • a : billman - John Terrell - jack, bill, sallet
  • a : archer - Richard Persye - bow, 12 arrows
  •     harquebusier - Richard Hardy - harquebut
  • a : billman - Edwarde Abraham - bill
  • a : archer - Henry Cooke - bow, 12 arrows
  •     harquebuser - Richarde Brytton - gun
  • a : archer - Roger Hambly - bow, 6 arrows
  • a : archer - William Davye
  • a : archer - John Barowe - bow, 6 arrows
  • a : billman - John Collyn - pair rivets, sallet, bill
  •           - Robert Corne - bow, 12 arrows
  • a : archer - Richard Helman
  • a : billman - Henry Cocke - bill
  • a : billman - William Cole - bill
  • a : billman - John Bonny - pair splints, sallet, bill
  • a : billman - Walter Thomas - bill
  • a : billman - Roberte Thomas - bill
  • a : billman - Richarde Wytte - pair rivets furnished, bill
  • a : archer - John Laxes - maryner
  • a : billman - Thomas Smyphe - jack, pair splints, bill
  • a : archer - Richarde Brooke - bow, 12 arrows
  • a : archer - John Davy - bow, 6 arrows
  • a : archer - Nicholas Davy - bow, 6 arrows
  •     harquebusier - Walter Davy - harquebut
  • a : archer - John Treveryan - bow, 6 arrows
  •          - William Clemence - jack, bow, 12 arrows
  • a : archer - John Corrant - bill
  • a : archer - Henry Fanston - bow
  • a : billman - William Byshopp - bill
  • a : billman - John Fayre - bill
  • a : billman - John Pomery - maryner
  • a : archer - John Pendall - bow, 12 arrows
  • a : archer - Richarde Pendall
  •     harquebusier - Robert Grype - harquebut
  • The parish hath in their store 4 pair of almayne ryvetts, one jacke and a bill, 2 sallets, 3 pair of splents.

    The furniture of this parish so remayninge ys one ryvet, 19 bills, one bowe.

    Archer
    wore a jack with a doublet underneath. He had a long bow, arrows and carried a short sword, also a dagger.
    Almain rivets
    light armour of overlapping plates
    Bill
    hooked blade with a spike on a long handle
    Harquebus
    heavy matchlock gun
    Jack
    leather jerkin
    Pike
    long spear
    Sallet
    helmet
    Sheaf
    24 arrows
    Splints
    armour to protect the forearm or lower leg