Ancestry adds Medieval Soldier Database

Given the dates, I can almost guarantee that you won’t find anyone you can connect to in Ancestry’s new England, Medieval Soldier Database, 1368-1374. It’s before the systematic keeping of parish registers.

Ancestry lists the contents as 15,000 records taken from The Soldier in Later Medieval England. University of Southampton: Henley Business School. That source covers the period 1369 and 1453 derived from muster rolls.

In 20 generations or so from then until now there’s a good chance one or more of those named will be your ancestor, if your English heritage goes back that far.

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