Authentic records of the Guild Merchant of Preston, in the county palatine of Lancaster, in the year 1822 [electronic resource]: with an introduction, containing an historical dissertation on the origin of guilds, and a relation of all the different celebrations of the guilds mercatoria, of Preston, of which any records remain (Google eBook)

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I. Wilcockson, 1822 - Preston (Lancashire, England)
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Page 105 - LORD, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
Page 23 - Church, their drums beating, musick of al sorts playing, they from the Church style divid to the right hand, and left Mr. Mayor, the Nobility and Gentry, passing through them, and so into the Church, where after prayers performed by the Vicar of the Parish, and a learn'd Sermon preacht by the Gild Mayor's Chaplin, comonly a man of noted knowledge and eloquence, chosen upon that occasion, where, after Sermon ended, the Mayor with his great attendance is received in the streets by his guards of Souldiers...
Page 53 - Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of tho LORD.
Page 12 - They seem, on the whole, to have been friendly associations made for mutual aid and contribution, to meet the pecuniary exigencies which were perpetually arising from burials, legal exactions, penal mulcts, and other payments or compensations.
Page 105 - Council, and to all that are put in authority under her, that they may truly and indifferently minister justice, to the punishment of wickedness and vice, and to the maintenance of thy true religion, and virtue. Give grace, O heavenly Father, to all Bishops and Curates, that they may both by their life and doctrine set forth thy true and lively Word, and rightly and duly administer thy holy Sacraments...
Page 38 - ... appearance. This personage represented Vulcan ; he was followed by eight boys, with their hair powdered, without coats and waistcoats, their shirts being embossed with blue ribbands ; they carried white staves in their hands, with gilt heads.
Page 103 - Blackstone. Knight, one of the justices of His Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, with notes selected...
Page 14 - Ulnage, and all other customs. Wherefore, we will, and strictly command, for us, and our heirs, That, the free burgesses of the said town, receive all manner of SECURITY, of PEACE ; and...
Page 10 - It recites, that they have undertaken the association in mutual fraternity : the objects of their union appear to have been, that every hearth, or family, should, at Easter in every year, pay one penny ; and on the death of every member of the gild one penny, whether man or woman, for the soul's scot. The canons were to have this soul's scot, and to perform the necessary rites.
Page 22 - ... King's Arms; and after that, following in ranks, the Mayor's pensioners or guard before the Baner, with Partezans, and those after with halberts, after which followeth singly the Black Sarjeant with his halberd, and then -the two Sarjeants with their Maces, then the 2 Balives with their white Rods, and the Aldermen in their Robes, and after them the Guild Mayor with his great Staff of Authority, and attended on each side with the Nobility and Gentry of the country, as wel as with the Gentry of...

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