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Extracted from the Isham of Lamport Collection by Kay Collins 2003
Owners of Arms 1660

Originally, lists were made of men aged between 16 and 60 so that in times of need they
could be called upon to serve in a military capacity. They would supply their own weapons.

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.

Higham Feris
October 1660
Mr FREEMAN 2 guns 1 sword
Mr PEMERTUN 1 gun 1 sword a case of pistells
Mr SMITH 1 gun 1 sword
Mr AGUTTER 1 sword
Mr HARRIS 1 sword
Mr Thomas RUD 1 gun
Thomas MICHELL 1 sword
John PULLY 1 sword
John STREMES 2 swordes 1 gun
John SMITH 1 gun 1 sword Tradesmen & Innkeepers
Mathew SMITH 1 sword
Patrick DRUE 1 gun
John ECKLES 1 sword
Wido LOUTHER 1 sword
Wido BARIFF 1 sword
Robert TOD 1 sword
John FREEMAN 1 sword
Henry LARIT 1 sword

NRO ref: IL3980E
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