The little red book of Bristol, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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W.C. Hemmons, 1900 - Bristol (England)
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Page 89 - Henry, by the grace of God, King of England and France, and Lord of Ireland, To all to whom these present Letters shall come greeting...
Page 92 - HENRICUS Dei gracia Rex Anglie et Francie et Dominus Hibernie OMNIBUS ad quos presentes littere...
Page 76 - Wherefore may it please your very wise discretions and honourable wisdom, to grant to the said suppliants that all their good ordinances of old time entered of record, and not repealed, be firmly held and kept and duly put in execution ; and that four good men of the said craft be chosen by them every year, and sworn before the Mayor loyally to present all manner of defects which hereafter shall be found touching the said craft, with power, twice a week, to oversee such defects, and, likewise to...
Page 92 - Nos autem litteras et cartas predictas ac omnia et singula in eisdem contenta rata habentes et grata ea pro nobis et heredibus nostris quantum in nobis est acceptamus...
Page 90 - In cujus rei testimonium has litteras nostras fieri fecimus patentes. Teste me ipso apud Westmonasterium xiii die Decembris, anno regni nostri quarto.
Page 220 - The forestaller is described as " a manifest oppressor of the poor and a public enemy of the whole commonalty and country, who hastens to buy before others, grain, fish, herrings, or anything vendible whatsoever, coming by land or by water . . . making gain, oppressing his poorer and despising his richer neighbours, and who designs to sell more dearly what he so unjustly acquired. Who also besets foreign merchants coming with their merchandise, offering to sell their goods for them, and suggesting...
Page 186 - The same faith is expressed by the action of the merchants and mariners of Bristol in 1445. Because "the crafte off maryners is so auenturous that dayly beyng in ther uiages ben sore vexed, trobled and deseased and distried, the which by gode menys of the prayers and gode werkes might be graciously comforted and better releced of such trebles," they wished to found a fraternity to support, within the old hospital of St.
Page 83 - Bristol, and their names presented to the Mayor of Bristol in full court of the Guildhall of the same town and there to be sworn on the Holy Gospels within the quinzaine of Michaelmas at the latest to survey well and loyally all manner of defaults which henceforth shall be committed as well in dyed cloths as in wools put in woad within the franchise of Bristol. And if any damage is done to any person through defect of dyeing by any man or woman of the 1 The Little Red Book of Bristol, ii, pp.
Page 89 - In witness whereof to these at the special prayer and request of the said masters for guarding and maintaining their ordinances aforesaid we have put the seal of the office of the Mayoralty of the town of Bristol. Given in the...
Page 240 - Yevano heredibus et assignatis suis contra omnes gentes warantizabimus et imperpetuum defendemus per presentes. In cujus rei testimonium huic presenti scripto meo sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus David ap Johan Thomas ap Johan et Jankyn Saer.

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