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Norfolk Record Society Est.1930

Patron: His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO

Edited By: H. L. Bradfer-Lawrence, F.S.A.,

with Introductions by B. Cozens-Hardy, F.S.A., and Miss P. M. Williams.

1931, 103pp

The Frere MSS form part of the huge collection of Norfolk documents made by the antiquary and herald Peter Le Neve (1661-1729) and used by the County historian Francis Blomefield. The calendar covers only Holt Hundred but gives the flavour of the whole.

The muster roll, of about 1523, again covers one Hundred only. It lists men selected to serve in the local militia and their equipment and assesses those rich enough in land and goods to be taxed for this purpose.

he 'voluntary' gift of 1662 was a device of Charles II's ministers to avoid going to parliament for money and the list is of well-to-do Norfolk men approached.

Calendar of Frere MSS.: Hundred of Holt. Muster Roll, Hundred of North Greenhoe, circa 1523. Norwich Subscriptions to the Voluntary Gift of 1662.