Transcript from the Devon Muster Roll for 1569.


Hundred Parish Surname Christian Name Category
Black Torrington Holsworthy BLIGHE John G7
BLIGHE Nicholas Pikeman
Werrington BLIGHE Walter Billman
Tavistock Tavistock & Brentor BLIGHE William Pikeman
Haytor Broadhampton BLIGHT Nicholas Billman
Shebbear Little Torrington BLIGHTE Alexander Harquebusier
Braunton Buckland East BRIGHT Richard Harquebusier
Shirwell High Bray BRIGHTE Thomas Billman
South Molton Landkey BRIGHTE William Harquebusier
Swimbridge BRIGHT Robert G7
BRIGHTE Henry Harquebusier
North Molton BRIGHTE Robert Archer
BRIGHTE Thomas Harquebusier
Witheridge King's Nympton BRIGHTE John Pikeman
Stanborough Churchstow BRIGHTE William Pikeman
Ermington Modbury BRIGHT Thomas Harquebusier


1) Goods. Those in category G7 with goods to the value of £10-12 had to provide 1 bow, 1 sheaf of arrows, 1 steel cap and 1 bill.

2) Extract from Preface: "On March 25th 1569 the Privy Council issued a directive to the counties to hold a general muster of all men over 16".

3) Extract from 'The Dictionary of Genealogy': "Muster certificates (also referred to as Muster Rolls) are valuable location records, but it must be borne in mind that they do not necessarily cover all the menfolk. Evasion was evidently easy.

Missing Parishes

Bickington, Bovey North, Bovey Tracy, Buckland-in-the-Moor, Bulkworthy, Chagford, Cornwood, Diptford, Gidleigh, Highweek, Holne, Ilsington, Lustleigh, Manaton, Moretonhampstead, Petertavy, Plymouth, Putford E, Samford Spiney, Sandford, Sheepstor, Throwleigh, Walkhampton, Widecombe-in-the-Moor.

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