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Kay Collins, 2008
Able Bodied Men 1638

Chelveston - cum - Caldecott

The listing of men aged between 16 and 60 was made so that in times of need they could be called upon to serve in a military capacity.

A Militia Act in 1662 charged owners of property to supply men, horses and arms.

Later lists in the 1700s are titled Muster Rolls or Militia Lists and by the 1770s the age qualification was 18 to 45.

Name Surname Occupation
Thomas Infeild husbandman
John Chettle husbandman
Edward Clarke carpenter
William Austin tailor
Henry Laste bricklayer

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