1522 Muster Roll

In Tudor times each village was responsible for maintaining the necessary arms to defend themselves – this was known as the furnishing of harness. Muster commissioners would inspect the harness and ensure each individual was also assessed with his quota of the cost. The muster roll records who owned the arms, along with value of land (valor terr et tent) or value of goods (valor bonorum) held by the other residents of the village who were liable to provide financial support if necessary.

There were two main arms used in this period. The bill had a point at one end and a blade at the side, so had a dual purpose in battle, while the bow was a long bow used for archery.

The following individuals appear in the muster rolls for Wing for 1522 – a value for land but not goods indicates an absentee landlord. Thanks to Daphne for supplying this list.

WING WITH MEMBERS Wing cum membris

WING
[¹=bills, ten in total, ²=bows, seven in total]
Valor
Terr et tent
£-s-d
Valor
bonorum
£-s-d
Rob. DORMER gent cheiffe Lord there his landes in all England is worthe by year * 160-0 –0 466-13-4
John BALDWYN gent. Stuarde ther his fee 1-0-0
The Prioresse of Praye with the parsonage 30-0-0
The Abbott of Oborne 13-10
The Fraternitye of Ailsburye 9-0
Jas. YERFORDE knighte 4-0-0
John FONTEN in all England 6-0-0 30-0-0
Hen. NICHOLAS n. 1-0-0
Jas. NICHOLAS ¹ n. n.
Thos. SHEPERDE n. 1-0-0
Edw. JAKEMAN 10-0 80-0-0
Edw. NORCOTT ¹ n. 1-0-0
John MORE gent. In all England 16-0-0 30-0-0
Hen. GREENE n. 1-0-0
Ric. HAMERTON 2-0 1-0-0
John MAPYS n. 2-0-0
John WEBBE ¹ n. n.
John HOWYN ¹ n. 2-0-0
Wm. LUCAS ² n. 3-0-0
John BATE n. 1-0-0
Thos. COLSYLL 1-0 n.
Ric. ERNDALE n. 1-0-0
Ric. DYKER 2-0 2-0-0
Wm. HOLFORD n. 2-0-0
Nic. NEWLAND 2-0 n.
Rob. KEMME 5-0 1-0-0
Thos. SYHBLINE 2-0 1-0-0
Nic. SHILBORNE n. 1-0-0
Wm. WADLOWE ¹ n. n.
John AWELDE ¹ n. n.
Eliz. SMEWYN 1-0 2-0-0
John SMEYNE ² 1-0 1-0-0
Wm. BANASTER ¹ n. n.
John TYLCOKE n. 1-0-0
John DIXSON ¹ n. n.
Thos. LUCAS 6-8 6-0-0
Elbritte CARTER ² n. 2-0-0
Wm. HOWSE ² n. n.
Rob TAYLOR ² n. n.
John TAYLOR ¹ 5-0 2-13-4
Thos. WINCHESTER ² n. n.
Nic. GIBBYS ¹ n. n.
Thos. WATTYS 2-4 1-0-0
Wm. WADDON n. 1-0-0
Nic. LUCAS n. 2-6-8
Thos NODDYS ² n. n.
John MARTYN 1-0 n.
Hen. DAWBENEY 1-4 2-0-0
Wm. WELDE 6-13-4 10-0-0
Ric. DANNEN 7-0 n.
John WIGE 13-4 n.
John GREENE 1-0 n.
John CLERKE vicar of Winge his benifice by yeare 19-0-0 20-0-0
The Churchwardens in Churche goodes 2-6-8

* Marginal note : et solvit cum societate Stapule Gallys £ 150

 

BURCOTT IN WING Borcote
[¹=bills, one in total, ²=bows, two in total]
Valor
Terr et tent
£-s-d
Valor
bonorum
£-s-d
Thos. ADAMS 2-0 6-0-0
Thos. HALIDAYE n. 1-0-0
John COWPER 5-0 4-0-0
John CHAUNDELER n. 3-0-0
Thos. COLSHILL ² 6-8 4-0-0
Rob. FONTEN in all England 4-0-0 50-0-0
Nic. FONTEN n. 2-0-0
John FONTEN n. 2-0-0
Ric. HONER ¹ n. n.
Rob. LEWES n. 2-0-0
Wm. CHAPPELL ² n. n.
Thos. BOKMAYSTER n. 2-13-4
John CHAPELL n. 1-10-0
Rob. ORCHERD n. 2-13-4
John WIGGE 10-2 n.
Rog. ESHORDE 5-4 n.
Thos. GERMAYNE 7-0 n.
Ric. DAVYE 3-4 n.

 

ASCOTT IN WING Ascote
[¹=bills, four in total, ²=bows, three in total]
Valor
Terr et tent
£-s-d
Valor
bonorum
£-s-d
Hen. DEANE ² n. n.
Tho. BROWNE ² n. n.
Edm. CHOPYN ¹ n. n.
John LUCAS ¹ n. n.
Alice BUKMAYSTER 3-0-0 2-0-0
Nic. BUCKMAYSTER ¹ 3-4 6-0-0
John NORCOTTE n. 6-13-4
Thos. MAYNE 6-8 4-0-0
Thos. ERNDALE n. 1-0-0
John DALTON n. 1-0-0
Thos. DALTON ¹ n. n.
John JEFFYS 6-8 1-0-0
Ric. BLACKNAIL ² n. n.
Thos. NORCOTTE n. 1-0-0
John POWER 2-0 n.
Thos. WIGGE 2-0 n.
John WIGGE 1-0 n.

 

CRAFTON LODGE IN WING Crofton
[¹=bills, one in total, ²=bows, one in total]
Valor
Terr et tent
£-s-d
Valor
bonorum
£-s-d
Mistres PIGOTT 6-0-0 n.
John GODDARD of Maston 1-0-0 n.
John GODDARD of Crofton n. 4-0-0
Thos. FONTEN 2-0-0 10-0-0
John POWLARD n. 2-0-0
Wm. CHAPMAN n. 4-0-0
Thos SERE 1-6-8 2-0-0
Thos. BATE n. 2-0-0
Rob. GOODYNCHE 1-6-8 n.
John MOKYS n. 1-0-0
Thos. SAUNDER 4-0-0 10-0-0
Ric. GYMELEY ² n. n.
Wal. POLLERD ¹ n. 1-0-0
Edw. SEARE 16-0 n.
Thos. ALLEYN 2-0 n.
John HOWYS 3-6 n.
Ric. WAPERLEY 3-6 n.
Hugh FITKYN 8 n.
Thos. EMERTON 4 n.
Ric. THORNEBYE 8 n.
John SEYBROKE 1-0 n.
Wm. CHAPMAN 8 n.