Presentment submitted to the Judge of Assizes in 1681

The presentment (a complaint or request) was submitted by the Grand Jury of Dorset to the Judge of Assizes in 1681, complaining about the rector of St. James' Church, Poole, Rev. Samuel Hardy. Hardy had been a controversial choice because of his dissenting views and theology - St James Church being Church of England. Hardy was ejected on 3 August 1682, following a further complaint.

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