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THE HABEL-BODIED MEN OF KENN  IN 1569

 

If the King required their services, these men had to drop everything and muster immediately under the leadership of the leading nobleman of the area. No elderly or unfit men were listed here and those who could fight had to provide their own weapon to fight with, as listed,  out of their own pockets.

 

ARCHERS

(Yew trees were grown in churchyards to provide the raw materials)

John Thatcher Robert Beryman Robert Dier
Anthony Berymer Thomas Pope Charles Jule
David Buttiford |John Cock John Dier
John Paddon jun. John Paddon Thomas Milford

 

GONNERS

(Individual flintlock pistols)

William Wood Robert Perryman Henry Collyns
John Mitchell John Samford  

 

PIKEMEN

( A long wooden stick with a heavy, ponted metal tip welded on.

Their task was to defend the musketeers while they reloaded)

William Brook Richard Corbyn Richard Sowdon
Robert Searell John Torr John Geale
George Coffyn John Andros (alias Ford) Vincent Williams
Geworge Smith Robert Coffyn William Dennaford
Charles Sowden William Haydon Michael Lamacraft
John Cuttyford jun. John Toborrow Nicholas Terrent
Richard Tyckfild Robert Batten Gregory Legg
Paul Comyng William Lang Charles Colen

 

BILLMEN

(A sharp billhook as used to cut hay or corn in the fields.  The men were trained to hack away at any oncomers and disable them if possible)

Richard Tooker jun
John Lightfoot John Selman
Emanuel Geale
John Lyell John Paddon sen.
Thomas Byndford ----- -----

 

 

 

 
 
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