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  The Muster of 1500

 

In Davies Gilbert's history of Cornwall he says:-

    "A curious document relative to this parish has descended with the following attestation. "

    Taken from the original by me, William Rowle, 28th November, 1772.

Redruth 1500

The copy of a muster book for the said parish, made in the year aforesaid, and now in the custody of Richard Crane, Esq. Camborne, Captain, 24th light horse and six men to carry meat and them appointed victuallers; the rest where [wear] bows and arrows.

John NACOTHAN snr.

doth horse & harness

Thomas RENFRY

Richard MICHELL

doth horse & harness

Henry JENKIN

Thomas POLKINGHORN

doth horse & harness

John RAILE

John Robert LYTHO

doth horse & harness

John Robert VEAN

John TORICH

doth horse & harness

George MONHURE

Edy WEBBER

doth horse & harness

Sondry RENFRY

John WEST

doth horse & harness

Richard CLEMOWE

Reginald TREVINGY

doth horse & harness

Perkin JENKIN

John DAVIE

doth horse & harness

Henry GWIATER

John HAWES

doth horse & harness

Thomas PERRE

Thomas SONDRY

doth horse & harness

Richard VIVIAN

John ROBEN

doth horse & harness

John STEPHENS

Thomas ANDREWS

doth horse & harness

himself

Richard John RAWE

doth horse & harness

himself

Henry REFRY

doth horse & harness

himself

Thomas COCKE

doth horse & harness

himself

John Henry WOOLCOCK

doth horse & harness

himself

George BREND

doth horse & harness

himself

Nicholas ROGERS

doth horse & harness

himself

Pasco JAMES

doth horse & harness

himself

Richard ANGOVE

doth horse & harness

himself

John HACK

doth horse & harness

himself

 

in all 24 men, with horses, weapons, harness, plus victuallers for the same .

Sighed

William GEORGE

Richard ANDREW

Thomas WEBBER

Thomas OPPIE

David WARREN

Henry GWIATER

In the above extract it will be noticed there are only twenty two names of men horsed and harnessed - but I have no means of saying whether Gilbert has omitted two names or made an error in calling them twenty four.

On the same paper is the following: 

In the year 1697 there was in Cornwall a great dearth of corn. Wheat was sold at 39 or 40 shillings per bushel ( a Cornish bushel being equal to three (3) Winchester of English Bushels or 24 Gallons). Barley at 28 shillings per bushel, on Saturday the 27th of August, at Helstone, being their market day. On the next market day the barley was sold for 7 or 8 shillings per bushel.

 

This array was made three years subsequent to the Cornish insurrection when Michael Joseph (ANGOVE = ANGOFF) and Thomas FLAMMOCK (FLAMANK) led their followers to Blackheath in Kent." for more on this go Here using your back button to return to this site.

 

 

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