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Yeoman Warders of the Tower
« on: Wednesday 07 April 21 19:16 BST (UK) »
I am trying to find information on these men during the period of Queen Anne to Early Georgian.
In particular, I seek details of recruitment, would they have had to have been ex-servicemen.

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Re: Yeoman Warders of the Tower
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 April 21 19:34 BST (UK) »
King Henry VIII moved his official residence to the Tower of London in 1509; so the Tower was a Royal Palace.
So, the warders were always a military corps; guardsmen.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Yeoman Warders of the Tower
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 07 April 21 19:50 BST (UK) »

You could try writing to The Tower.  I did this a few years ago and found them to be very helpful. 
I did find a list by googling but it only goes back to the mid 1800ís.
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Sussex - Knapp. Nailard. Potten. Coleman. Pomfrey. Carter. Picknell
Greenwich/Woolwich. - Clowting. Davis. Kitts. Ferguson. Lowther. Carvalho. Pressman. Redknap. Argent.
Hertfordshire - Sturgeon. Bird. Rule. Claxton. Taylor. Braggins


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Re: Yeoman Warders of the Tower
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 07 April 21 19:54 BST (UK) »
A good idea sue, thank you. Considering their fame and long existence I was rather surprised at the lack of easy info.

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Re: Yeoman Warders of the Tower
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 07 April 21 21:11 BST (UK) »
Yes, have to be ex-service men and now women, they have to have a clean record and hold the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. They have to have no dependants of financial commitments. There is a strict selection process.
CHOULES All ,  COKER Harwich Essex & Rochester Kent 
COLE Gt. Oakley, & Lt. Oakley, Essex.
DUNCAN Kent
EVERITT Colchester,† Dovercourt & Harwich Essex
GULLIVER/GULLOFER Fifehead Magdalen Dorset
HORSCROFT Kent.
KING Sturminster Newton, Dorset. MONK Odiham Ham.
SCOTT Wrabness, Essex
WILKINS Stour Provost, Dorset.
WICKHAM All in North Essex.
WICKHAM Medway Towns, Kent from 1880
WICKHAM, Ipswich, Suffolk.

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Re: Yeoman Warders of the Tower
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 07 April 21 22:05 BST (UK) »
   
 
I am trying to find information on these men during the period of Queen Anne to Early Georgian.
In particular, I seek details of recruitment, would they have had to have been ex-servicemen.

The above is all I am interested in, nothing before or since.