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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.

October 1660
A List of ye armes in Irchester
Mr Thomas JENISON 3 muscuts
2 peeases
a carbine
5 pistilles
2 swordes
gent: Thomas EKINES 2 peeases
on carbine
on sworde
gent: Edward SEGER on peease
gent: William DANBY on case of pistilles
a sworde
Hus: William LEWES on peease
gent: Richard PAGE on peease
on muscut
too swordes
yeoman: Thomas GOODWIN on muscut
on peease
on sworde
Husb: Francis BLETSOE on peease
Butcher: Richard HENSON on pistill
Mason: Thomas BAYES on peease
Husb: William BLETSOE on muscut
on sworde
gent: William PAGE on muscut
on peease
on pistill
Husb: George BLETSOE on peease
Husb: William FOX on peease
Husb: Nathanyel MAY on peease
Husb: John FOX on peease
Miller: William SANDERS on peease
yeoman: Edwarde BLETSOE on peease

on pistill
on sworde
on muscut
on peease

one pistol
one sword
one musket
one piece or sporting gun

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NRO ref: IL3980D
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