DEVON MUSTER ROLLS
those early days, every man was obliged to bear arms. At the time of the MUSTER
ROLLS it meant little more than a display and inspection of men and equipment.
The need became greater later on with the threat from the Spanish. A Harquebus
was an early type of portable gun, supported on a tripod by a hook, or a forked
All the men called COLLIER aged between 16 and 60 who were "Habel bodied" should be on this list, but of course some parish lists have been lost or the entries are unreadable.
|Collier||Philip||Presenters sworn included Philip Collier. This meant he was one of the most important parishioners||Wydworthie|