Brinsmeads listed in the Tudor and Stuart Tax Rolls and Muster Rolls for Devon
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Devon Protestation Returns 1642 (supplied by Ian Stoyle from a transcription - with thanks)

Great Torrington

  • William Brinsmead

St. Giles in the Wood

  • Robert Brinsmead

Bampton

  • Christopher Brinsmead
  • Robert Brinsmead
  • William Brinsmead
  • William Brinsmond

Devon Subsidy Rolls 1524-7 by T.L. Stokes

page 44: 1524 Tax Roll - Hayridge Hundred - Bradnynch Parish (Bradninch) 

  • Thomas Bryndsmede Goods 3. Tax 8d.

page 50: 1524 Tax Roll - Hayridge Hundred - Halberton Parish

  •  John Bryndysmede Goods 3. Tax 8d.

page 52: 1524 Tax Roll - Bampton Hundred - Holcumbe Rogus Parish

  • William Bryndysmede Goods 2.

page 125: North Tawton Hundred - Bondlegh Parish (Bondleigh)

  • Robert Brymmysmede Goods 2.
  • Richard Brymmysmede Wages 1.

Devon Subsidy Rolls 1543-5 by T.L. Stokes

page10: 1545 Anticipation - Hayridge Parish - Halberton Hundred

  • John Bremsmede 10,
  • Laurence Bromesmede 1,
  • William Bromesmede 1,
  • William Bromesmeade 1.

page 54: 1543 Tax Roll - Vynyngton Parish (Feniton)

  • Thomas Brynsmede 2.

page 75: North Taunton Hundred - Bondlegh Parish (Bondleigh)

  • Richard Brymmesmede

The Devon Muster Roll for 1569 by A.L. Howard and T.L. Stoate.

page 48: The Hundred of Halberton

  • Agnes Brynnysmeade (Brynnyswoode DBA) 10.

page 115: The Hundred of North Tawton - Borington Parish (Burrington)

  • Pikemen: Gilbert Brodmede

page 160: The Hundred of South Moulton - Mollande Parrishe

  • Pikemen: John Brodmede

page 177-8: Hundred of Crediton - Crediton Parish with Town of Crediton

  • Simon Brodmede Goods 7.
  • Harquebusiers: Gilbert Brodemeade
  • Pikeman: Simon Brodmead
  • Pikeman: Gilbert Brodmeade

page 221: Hundred of Ermington - Ermington Parish

  • Pikemen: Richard Brodmede

Devon Taxes 1581 - 1660 T.L. Stoate

page 92: Wenford Hundred - Topsham Parish

  • Thomas Brodemeade 1.

page 98: 1581 Subsidy - Crediton Hundred - Crediton Parish

  • Katherine Brodemeade Land 2
  • Gilbert Brodemeade Goods 7

page 81: Brampton Hundred - Holcombe Rogus Parish

  • Robert Binsmeade Goods 3.

page 2: Subsidy of 1581 - Tavistock Hundred _ Tavistock Town and Parish

  • Richard Brimsdon Goods 3.

Devon Hearth Tax 1674 - T.L. Stoate

page 105: Fremington Hundred - St. Giles in the Wood Parish

  • Xpher Brimshead 3

Mr. Stoate notes that names are lost from this list due to mutilation.

page 47: Sanforde Parish

  • William Bradmead 2
  • Jnr Brimridge 3

The Devon Lay Subsidies of 1332 - Audrey M. Erskine - Devon and Cornwall Record Society New Series Vol. 14 (1969)

No obvious Brinsmead entries, but many variants that might be Brinsmead ancestors.

Tudor Exeter - Military Survey of 1522 - Devon and Cornwall Record Society New Series Vol. 22

page 13: Parish of St. Paul

  • Richard Brownemede, a bow, a half sheaf of arrows and is worth 10/-.