The Gild Merchant: A Contribution to British Municipal History, Volume 1

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Clarendon Press, 1890 - Cities and towns - 779 pages
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Page 154 - Richard by the grace of God king of England and of France, and lord of Ireland...
Page 140 - A statute-staple is a bond of record, acknowledged before the mayor of the staple in the presence of the constables of the staple, or one of them, pursuant to statute 27 Edw.
Page 116 - ... the older and larger fraternity. The greater the commercial and industrial prosperity of a town the more' rapidly did this process of subdivision into craft gilds proceed, keeping pace with the increased division of labour. In the smaller towns, in which agriculture continued a prominent element, few or no craft gilds were formed; and hence the old Gild Merchant remained intact and undiminished in power longest in this class of boroughs. The period of the three Edwards [1239-1377] constitutes...
Page 159 - And whereas in divers cities, towns, and boroughs a certain custom hath prevailed, and certain bye laws hath been made, that no person, not being free of a city, town, or borough, or of certain guilds, mysteries, or trading companies within the same, or some or one of them, shall keep any shop or place for putting to show or sale any or certain wares or merchandize by way of retail or otherwise, or use any or certain trades, occupations, mysteries, or handicrafts for hire, gain, or sale within the...
Page 280 - Quod si quis fecerit, ipse similiter erit hansa sua privatus, non recuperaturus eam, nisi marca data ; et si ipse solus emerit vinum Colonie', hoc nullus fratrum hanse potabit Trajecti; et si quis potaverit et de hoc convictus fuerit per duos aldermannos, hansa sua carebit. Actum anno Domini 1251 in die Lucic virginis*.— (Forsfhungen zur Deutschen Gesfh., ix.
Page 159 - Notwithstanding any custom or byelaw, every person in any borough may keep any shop for the sale of all lawful wares and merchandises by wholesale or retail, and use every lawful trade, occupation, mystery, and handicraft for hire, gain, sale, or otherwise within any borough.
Page 239 - Robertus et heredes sui post eum omnia predicta habeant et teneant bene et in pace, libere et quiete, integre et plenarie et honorifice, in...
Page 102 - Si quis nati vus quiete per unum annum et unum diem in aliqua villa privilegiata manserit, ita quod in eorum communam, scilicet gildam, tanquam civis, receptus fuerit, eo ipso a villenagio liberabitur ;
Page 159 - Laws have been made, that no Person, not being free of a City, Town, or Borough, or of certain Guilds, Mysteries, or Trading Companies within the same, or some or one of them, shall keep any Shop or Place for putting to Show or Sale any or certain Wares or Merchandize by way of Retail or otherwise, or use any or certain Trades, Occupations, Mysteries, or Handicrafts for Hire, Gain, or Sale within the same...
Page 43 - The gild was the department of town administration whose duty was to maintain and regulate the trade monopoly.

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