Musters in Northumberland February 1558

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“ The true muster and view taken by these Commissioners ensuing, the last day of February 1558, of all the inhabitants, as well horsemen as footmen, within the county of Northumberland,” viz.,


Norham and Islandshires

  • mustered by Sir Henry Percy
  • 313 horsemen, 283 footmen.

Bamburgh Ward

  • mustered by Sir John Forster and Thomas Forster of Edderston, Esquire.[1]
  • 162 horsemen, 384 footmen.

Glendale Ward

  • mustered by Sir Ralph Gray, Richard Lilburn, Robert Collingwood of Itell,[2] and Richard Carre,[3] gentlemen,
  • 65 horsemen, 177 footmen.

Castle Ward

  • mustered by Sir John Delaval,[4] John Mitford of Seghill,[5] Robert Lawson of Cramlington, and Thomas Harbottle of Horton,[6] gentlemen,
  • 171 horsemen, 273 footmen.

Morpeth Ward

  • mustered by the Lord Ogle's Deputy, Sir John Widdrington, the Constable of Morpeth,[7] Roger Thornton, and Anthony Fenwick,[8] gentlemen
  • 480 horsemen, 88 footmen.

Glendale Ward

Coketdale Ward

  • mustered by Mr. Rokbie, Thomas Collingwood of Ryle,[10] Robert Clavering,[11] Thomas Swinborne,[12] and George Fenwick
  • 197 horsemen, 363 footmen; amounting to 1,830 horsemen, 2,988 footmen.

N O T E S . . .
  1. There were two men (father & son) named Thomas Forster of Adderstone living at this time. One was the older brother (d. aft. Apr 1589) of Sir John Forster of Bamburg, and the other was his nephew (dvp).
  2. see Space: Collingwood pedigrees
  3. see Space: Carr Name Study for pedigrees
  4. Sir John Delaval of Seaton Delaval ... could be father (1498 - 1562) or son (1522-72)
  5. see Space: Mitford pedigrees
  6. see Space: Harbottle pedigrees
  7. see Space: Widdrington pedigrees
  8. see Space: Fenwick Name Study for pedigrees.
  9. see Space: Errington pedigrees
  10. Thos. Collingwood of Ryle was the brother of Robert Collingwood of Eslington, Northumberland.
  11. see Space: Clavering pedigrees
  12. see Space: Swinburne pedigrees
S O U R C E:
  • Stevenson, J. (1853). "365. Musters in Northumberland," in Calendar of State Papers, Foreign Series, of the Reign of Elizabeth 1558-1559, 1, p. 152. GB: Public Record Office. Google Books.

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