Charter of Charles II 1666

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Charter of Charles II 1666, held at Dorset History Centre (DC-PL/A/1/14). Confirmation of the 1568 charter with additional privileges including the election of four constables; the election of Anthony Ettricke [of Holt Lodge, Wimborne] as recorder for life; the major, recorder and 4 burgesses to elect JPs; the right to hold the court of Quarter Sessions; the sheriff and water-bailiff to be elected from the in-burgesses; fish caught in the liberty to be sold at the Fish Shambles;
rates to be levied to support bridges, walls and banks; all offices to take the oath of allegiance and supremacy; and the recorder and town clerk to be appointed by the King. Associated documents: Letters patent (DC-PL/A/1/14/1); Copy translation of the charter of Charles II, with several gaps in the text (DC-PL/A/1/14/2).

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