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From: Mike Nason <>
Subject: [WAR] Richard Nason 1605
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 14:12:41 +0100
Can anyone suggest sources that might provide further info on 'Mr.
Purifie' and 'Richard Nason', named in the below extract.
/Sir Richard Verney, Sheriff of Warwickshire, to the Council.1605, Nov. 16.
Under the conduct of Mr. Edward Reade, nephew to Sir Fowlke Grevyle, and
one who diligently attended on him and executed his directions in this
troublesome service, Mr. Peter Burgoine, a gentleman who commanded the
company which were purposely sent to that part of the country which was
most fit for these rebels' passage into Staffordshire, and Mr. Edward
Gybbes, who was one of the principal gentlemen that commanded the
companies prepared for my assistance, by God's grace shall be safely
delivered unto your Honours the prisoners named in the schedule
enclosed, whom they have taken in charge by indenture betwixt them and
me. Mr. Purefie our Mustermaster, and Mr. Richard Nason for his
associate, I have directed to go before to the lodging these companies
shall be brought unto, to provide all things fit for them. For Mr.
Huddleston, I purpose with all expedition to bring him to you
myself.---Warwick, 16 Nov. 1605.
Signed. 1 p. (191. 73.)
Source: 'Cecil Papers: November 1605, 16-30', Calendar of the Cecil
Papers in Hatfield House, Volume 17: 1605 (1938), pp. 492-531/
It has been suggested that Purifie and Nason may have been of the local
militia. If so, perhaps there is a muster list or other index? Could
they have been volunteered as part of the Posse Commitatus? Of the
several contemporary Richard Nasons (Stratford, Wellesbourne,
Birdingbury), perhaps he of the Kingswood Nasons is the most likely
candidate - it would be nice to find some correlation to that effect.
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