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Hunting, sporting and gaming: Guns and Bows 1660-1702

Pages 221-223

Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.

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Guns and Bows 16601702

Under Charles II, two gentlemen of the guns made 12d per diem. The Establishment of 1689 reduced their number to one at 140 plus 20 in livery money. Under Charles II, the gentleman of the bows made 85 5s. There were two yeomen of the guns and bows until 1675. The yeoman of the guns made 18 5s plus 15 6s 8d in livery money under William III. Under Charles II the crossbow maker made 4d per diem and (?)12s per annum. By 1720 the gentleman and yeoman of the guns were unpaid. (fn. 1)

The yeoman of the leash made 3 6s 8d plus 52 per annum in livery under William III. The child of the leash made 2 plus 12 0s 8d for livery per annum. (fn. 2)

Gentlemen of the Guns and Bows 1660?1685

1660 June Carlisle, L. (joint)
1660 23 June Minors, F. (joint)
1675 3 Aug. Price, G.

Gentleman of the Guns 16891702

1689 7 May de Beaubuisson, P.

Yeomen of the Guns and Bows 16601702

1660 5 May Price, G.
1660 27 Sept. Johnson, G.
1672 13 Nov. Fordham, T.
1686 11 May De Latre, J. (and Keeper of the Private Armoury)
1694 12 July Colinge, C.

Crossbow Maker 1660?

1660 12 June Emps, L.

Fletcher 1661?

1661 7 May Powell, D.

Yeoman of the Leash 1660?1685; 16891702

1660 8 July Nash. J.
1689 25 Mar. Platt, J.

Child of the Leash ?16891702

By 1689 Harrison, E.

Footnotes

  • 1. LC 3/24, f. 18; LC 3/3, f. 21; Chamberlayne [1692], 132; LC 3/3, p. 21; PSBC, p. 30.
  • 2. CTB XVII, 102223, 1044. Cf. also ibid., p. 1042.