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Bridport Muster roll

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:52 pm
by Clarenceboy
Does anyone know of a publication that contains the information from the Bridport muster? Everyone refers to it as a source but I can't seem to find an actual book or anything with the text in it. Ideally i'm looking for a translated version rather than a reproduction of the origional illegiable middle english. If anyone knows of something that fits the bill could you let me know.


Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:57 pm
by Vicky
Hi Jack,

I'm up your way the weekend after next. Can exchange a copy for a pint! :wink:

(BTW, it's not a muster roll...)

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:02 pm
by Nigel
want to pick up 2 bin liners of offcutts ?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:05 pm
by Vicky
Excellent idea! I'll PM you! :D

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:50 pm
by Clarenceboy
Ta very much!

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:35 pm
by Colin Middleton
Vicky wrote:(BTW, it's not a muster roll...)

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:58 pm
by gregory23b
Colin, the word 'muster' has been attributed to it, erroneously. Apparently there is no evidence to suggest that it was a list of people turning up for deployment for war.

I am sure Dave will chip in more info, there is an expansion on this somewhere in this section, but can't find it.

Rather a list of people and their kit, moreover possibly the houseowner or head of household, hence the presence of women and people with next to no kit.

I will give Dave a nudge to this thread as is one of his pets.

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:57 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
I thought it was like I census in which people were asked to show how ell tooled up they were rather than what they did for a job, if they were planning to adopt The Force as their religion and so on.

Could be wrong though. :?

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:14 pm
by Colin Middleton
I see what you mean, the muster is 'come on, we off', while this is more an audit 'are you redy, then proove it...'.

I thought that we were going to be told that it was all a fake or something! :oops: