Taunton, Bristol Co., MA, 1643 Military Roster
Our County & Its People
A Descriptive & Biographical Record of
The first roster that is accessible is for the year 1643, when it was sent to Plymouth as a record of "all the males able to beare arms from XVI years old to 60 yeares." The list was as follows:
Mr. John BROWNE
John GILBERT, jr.
Mr. William POOLE
Thom COOKE, jr.
The officers of this First Military Company of Taunton were William POLE, captain; James WYATT, lieutenant; Oliver PURCHASE, ensign bearer.