The Hundred of Axminster - Axminster Parish
Robert Mudge is an able bodied archer
The Hundred of Wonford - Stokentynhed Parish
John Mudge jun. = a gonner
John Mudge snr = a pikeman
The Hundred of Wonford - Comentynhed Parish
William Mudge = billman
The Hundred of Roborough - Buckland Monacorham Parrishe
Averye Mudge = Harquebusier
The Hundred of Stanborow - Deane Pryor Parrishe
"Presentors sworen: William Giles, Robert Furse, Hugh Heile, Thomas Tolcharde
who do present as afforesaid: Robert Furse L10, Richard Hedd G7, John Mudge L10, Hugh Heale G7.
The inhabitants not particlarlie charged by the statute are acessed (assessed) to fynde 2 cavilers."
(L10 means he had a yearly income of £5 to £10 and had to provide 1 almain rivet (probably a piece of armour), 1 bow, 1 sheaf of arrows, 1 steel cap and 1 billhook. G7 were those in possession of goods to the value of £10 - £20 and had to provide 1 bow, 1 sheaf of arrows, 1 steel cap and 1 billhook.)
The Hundred of Ermington - Ugborough Parishe
John Mudge = billman
The Hundred of Haytor - Coffenswell Parrishe
Thomas Mudge = billman.
This would suggest that the rising tide of Mudges was carried on the backs of John Mudge L10 in the Deane Pryor Parish. All the Mudges except the Ermington, Roborough and Axminster Mudges are from east of Dartmoor, around Torquay and inland. This may be the seat of the family. The £10 Mudge may have held some land from which he derived his considerable income. The ages of those mustered was between late teens and 60. Zacariah's father may have been Hercules Mudge christened at