Examples for Muster Certificates
PRECEDENTS of Billetts for receaving and discharginge of souldiers to be delivered by the Commisioners of Musters resident, unto the Captaines.
To Captaine: A:B: on[e] of the Captaines in her majesties paye now resident in the garrison of C:
Theis shall testifie that D.E. hath taken his oath and is this present xth day of August anno RR Elizab: xxix admitted and entered into your bande, wittnes my hand.
Theis shall testifie that D.E. your souldier beinge orderlie discharged this xth of September accordinge entred in my Muster Bookes, wittnes my hand.
Theis shall testifie that D.E. your souldier beinge dead or ronne away without licence the xth September as hath been orderlie approved, is accordinglie entered in my Muster Bookes, wittnes my hand.
Theis shall testifie that D.E. having pasporte beringe date the xth of September to returne before the xxth October next ensuinge is accordinglie entered in my Muster Rolles wittnes my hand.
Theis shall testifie that I have receaved from the commissarye resident of the garrison of Flushinge the Muster Rolle of Captain G. whose Bande is entered into this Garrison of H. this present 12th day of February, wittnes my hand.
Source: Elizabeth's Army, by C.G. Cruickshank, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1966. (Harl. MSS. 168, f. 109. Cf. S.P. Holland, Eliz. 18, f. 104b.)