b'aware of the historical importance of the Invasion Scheme as documented. On the first page is written:Copy to be kept in the custody of the CHAIRMAN.On the disbandment of the Committee this copy was put in the Parish Archives.The Rev. Fawcett handed the document to Alan Hobbs in 1962 when he retired. We are thankful to both of them for preserving such a treasure.Document HandoverKate Pratt received the Invasion Scheme document from Alan Hobbs in 2003. On 15th May 2007 she is pictured here handing it over to Sarah Acton, a Senior Collections Officer at the Treasure House in Beverley. The newly built Treasure House is home to the East Riding Archives and Local Studies Service. The document has been loaned to the Archives so that it is available for general reference. It can be retrieved in the future if it is required for exhibiting in the village.As a matter of historical record, should the document need to be retrieved, the Treasure House Accession Number is 5236, and the Class Reference is DDX.The Local History Group will keep a supply of black and white copies of the Invasion Scheme available. Muster RollsBishop Wilton fighting menAndrew SeftonF rom the late Middle Ages, men were always liableBishop Wilton in 1558for call up to military service. All men, from allCommon Armour1 corselet (body armour) villages, between the ages of 15 and 60 were likely toPikemen 2be included. Lists were drawn up called Muster RollsBillmen 9of men and the weapons they had available, so thatCalevers15the monarch or local commander could assess theArchers 4total possible force at their disposal. The Muster RollTotal30cannot be viewed as a census of the male population of the village as it is estimated that at least a third ofThomas Sothabie, snr1 bow, 1 caleverthe men who were eligible were not included. WereRalfe Harrison1 bowthose not included deemed to be too important inThomas Relfe1 bill, 1 sallettheir agricultural roles? We do not know. However,William Dobbie1 bow, half sheaf of we can get an idea of social status as the poorestarrows, 1 skullindividuals may only have knives and cleavers asJohn Sanderson1 bill, 1 steel capweapons, whereas the wealthiest may provide armourRobert Hesslewood1 bow, half sheaf ofand horses.arrows, 1 skullIn 1558 a Muster Roll survives for the East Riding 1John Rossell, senior1 bill, 1 steel capwith most places mentioned. 15 LabourersA calever was a light musket, a sallet was a helmet; I presume a skull was head protection as well as the steel cap? 1Yorkshire Archaeological Society Volume 117, Page 70BULLETIN 16 299'