On the substitution of firearms for the longbow and contributions to the national armament at Chagford, in the County of Devon during the sixteenth century
Trans. Devon Assoc. vol. 17 (1885), illus. pp. 337-344.
G. Wareing Ormerod
Prepared by Michael Steer
National defence was organized on the basis of the shire or county, and was one of the responsibilities of the Lord Lieutenant. Each of the county hundreds was likewise the responsibility of a Deputy Lieutenant, who relayed orders to the justices of the peace or magistrates. Every parish furnished a quota of eligible men, whose names were recorded on muster rolls. Likewise, each household was assessed for the purpose of finding weapons, armour, horses, or their financial equivalent, according to their status. The militia was supposed to be mustered for training purposes from time to time, but this was rarely done. This paper presents Chagford's militia returns for the years 1480-1599. Google with the Archive Organization has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. The Internet Archive makes available, in its Community Texts Collection (originally known as Open Source Books), books that have been digitised by Google from a number of libraries. These are books on which copyright has expired, and are available free for educational and research use. This rare book was produced from a copy held by the University of Michigan Library, and is available from the Internet Archive.
|Brydges, Sir Egerton||340|
|Carie, Mr||340, 343|
|Dennys, Sir Robert||340, 343|
|Meyrick, Sir S R||338|
|Morris, Sir Charles||337|
|Raleigh, Mr||340, 343|
|Whiddon, Mr John armig||340-1|
|Yeldon, Thomas (also Yolden)||341, 343|