b'Table 1: Wilton Beacon Muster Roll for the East Riding in 1558Place CommonPikemen Billmen Calevers Archers TotalArmourBishop Wilton 1 2 9 15 4 30Pocklington ? 3 55 19 30 107Yapham 1 0 5 0 1 6Great Givendale ? 0 4 2 1 7Meltonby 1 0 7 0 1 8E. Stamford Bridge ? 0 4 3 2 9Kilnwicke Percie 1 2 6 3 1 12Barnbie super more 1 3 24 2 9 38Gremthrorpe 1 2 0 1 3 6Sutton super Darwen 4 2 13 2 3 20Wilberfoss ? 3 8 2 5 18Burnbie 2 1 8 4 6 19Millington 1 1 10 1 4 16Newton super Darwen ? 3 5 5 8 21Huggate 2 4 11 2 8 25Allerthorpe 2 1 16 1 9 27Fanckefosse cum Spittell 1 1 6 1 3 11The table shows the importance of the village ofBishop Wilton in 1636Bishop Wilton in providing armed forces for the localCommonmilitia. It was only just behind Pocklington & BarmbyJohn BossCorseletMoor in terms of the total number of men, and nearlyEdward ToppinCorseletmatched Pocklington in numbers of calevers, withJohn CobbCorseletfifteen, although it couldnt provide as many archersAlex BurtonMusketas some other villages. Ralph BankesMusketA Muster Roll also exists for 1636 2 which dividesPrivatethe muster into private and common arms for eachGeorge DalterieCorselettownship. Larger townships were expected to provideThomas HebdenCorseletarms for the poor population and these were classifiedAlex BernardCorseletas common arms, whereas private indicatesWilliam Bernard Musketprivately-owned weapons. The only two pieces ofRalph FosterMusketequipment mentioned in this roll are muskets andRichard ThompsonMusketcorselets. Information was provided for two knightsThos. SandersonMusketwho were Commissioners of the Array. The first wasWilliam Bernard &Sir John Hotham, who was Sheriff of Yorkshire inWilliam MitchellMusket1635, Governor of Hull until 1639 and was executed in 1645. The other knight was Sir Henry Griffith whoWe do not know what part any of the above-had his seat at Burton Agnes. mentioned individuals played in any of the wars or skirmishes, but there is little doubt that the men of the village would have been unable to avoid the wider politics of the country.2A Muster Roll of the East Riding of Yorkshire (1636) transcribed by Christopher J. Watson300 BULLETIN 16'